Wednesday, February 13

Today is Wednesday of WEEK 5 of the class. If you have not turned in your Week 4 Storybook assignment yet, you may still do that for partial credit. Wednesday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you forgot to do any of the assignments that were due on Tuesday.

Week 5 Internet assignment.
If you did not read yesterday's announcements, make sure you take a look at them now, especially the information about the Week 5 Internet assignment. I hope you will have fun looking at other people's coverpages. Plus, you might get some ideas for things to try with your own coverpage since you can keep modifying your coverpage all semester long!

Storybook Stack
. I'm still working my way through the large stack of Storybook assignments that people have turned in. If you turned in an assignment by Sunday at 3PM, you should have comments back from me now. If you turned something in later on Sunday or on Monday or Tuesday, it is probably still in the stack, waiting for me to get to it. If you want to check and make sure your assignment is in the stack, you can see the contents of the stack here.

The OU Writing Center
. The Writing Center is an incredibly valuable resource both for this class and for any class where you have important writing assignments. For your Storybook assignments in this class, you are expected to turn in a formal piece of writing, with correct English usage, spelling, and punctuation. So, if you would like some extra help with that, make a visit to the Writing Center. Whether you need a refresher course on English punctuation or just some help in learning how to proofread your own work, the Writing Center is the place to go! For hours, locations, and services - including online services, visit the Writing Center website.

Wednesday Events on Campus
. There will be BINGO in the first floor lobby of the Union 11:30AM-12:30PM - with prizes! (time/location/details) Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

February 13-15: Lupercalia
. Today is the Ides of February in the Roman calendar, which means it is the first day of the festival of the Lupercalia. Lupercus was the god of shepherds and his festival was intended to insure fertility in the coming spring. At the beginning of the festival, there was an animal sacrifice, and thongs were then made out of the hides of the animals. The Luperci priests would then run through the streets, dressed in goatskins, and lash the women of the city with the thongs, a ritual which was meant both to promote fertility among the women, as well as an easy childbirth. William Shakespeare famously included the Lupercalia in his play Julius Caesar; you can see that reference here, and you can read more about Lupercalia in this Wikipedia article.