Wednesday, March 16

Today is Wednesday of WEEK 1 of class. Wednesday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you forgot to do any of the assignments that were due on Tuesday. Please make sure you finish all the Tuesday assignments during the grace period. The Orientation Week assignments are REQUIRED if you want to remain in the class.

Class announcements. You should be reading the class announcements every day. If you did not read the Tuesday announcements, please make sure you do that now: Tuesday announcements. It's also possible to subscribe to the announcements by email if you want to do that. So, if you want to subscribe, you'll see a subscription email form to fill out in Desire2Learn - fill out the form, complete the captcha, and then reply to the verification email you'll receive (check your spam folder if you don't see the verification email show up promptly; OU email has a tendency to route the verification email into the spam folder).

Wednesday assignments. You have assignments due today, Wednesday, that will get you ready for the creative kinds of story re-telling you will be doing in this class. Please make sure you complete Wednesday's assignments today - and start on Thursday's assignments now if you can!  

Ning posts.  I'm still replying to the Introduction posts that people have shared at the Ning; if you did an Introduction post on Tuesday and didn't get a reply from me yet, I'll be sure to reply on Wednesday. My goal this first week is to reply to everyone's Introduction posts, along with other posts at random, based on how much time I have (since I'm also replying to the proofreading and Storybook assignments too). Then, at the end of the week, I'll assign everyone to "blog groups" so that you can start getting to know each other, reading and responding to each other's blog posts.

Your announcements for the class. If you are involved in campus activities that you want me to publicize, please let me know. I'll be glad to include them here in the class announcements! Send me specific information about day-time-location, and also a link to a webpage or any additional online information you have about the group or activity.

Wednesday Events on Campus. Today in the Union it's BINGO, from 11:30AM - 12:30PM in the Crossroads Lounge (time/location/details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

January 16: Bernard Lee. Today marks the anniversary of the death of the British actor Bernard Lee in 1981 (he was born in 1908). He is best remembered for his portrayal of "M" in the first series of James Bond movies (I am a big Bond fan!), playing opposite Sean Connery, George Lazenby, and Roger Moore (the films were Dr. No, From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Diamonds Are Forever, Live and Let Die, The Man with the Golden Gun, The Spy Who Loved Me, and Moonraker). You can read more about Lee's long movie-making career at Wikipedia; the image below is from Goldfinger. And for those of you who are also Bond fans, here's something to ponder: nobody has ever done a Bond-style Storybook for either of these classes! :-)