Monday, March 25

WELCOME BACK, everybody - and I hope you had a wonderful Spring Break! Today is Monday and Week 9 of the class is now over. Monday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you forgot to do any of the assignments that were due at the end of Week 9. Week 10 will begin tomorrow - and those assignments are available now if you want to get a head start!

Storybook stack.
As always on Monday, I will have a huge bunch of assignments in the Storybook stack that were turned in over the break. The first thing I will do on Monday morning when I get to work is to update the list of items in the Storybook stack. So, after 9AM or so on Monday, you will be able to check the contents of the stack to make sure I received your assignment. I will be reading and replying to the assignments in the order they were turned in; please check to make sure that I received your assignment!

Writing Center.
In addition to the writing you are doing for this class, you are probably now working on end-of-semester writing projects in your other classes, too. Whether you are struggling with the overall organization of your writing or whether you have questions about writing mechanics (especially punctuation), or even if you just need some tips on how to proofread your work, the tutors at the Writing Center can help. For hours and services, visit the Writing Center website. Everyone can benefit from an extra pair of eyes, and the writing tutors are there to help you improve your writing, at any level and for any class you are taking. They won't do your proofreading for you, but they will help you learn to do a better job with that on your own.

Monday Events on Campus
. Today the Campus Calendar was empty of events! That's pretty rare - so remember, if you are part of a group or organization that wants to publicize an event (even just a group meeting), use the Campus Calendar as a way to get the word out!

March 25: Annunciation
. March 25 marks the Christian festival of the Annunciation, when the Angel Gabriel announced the birth of Jesus to Mary. The festival of Jesus's birth, Christmas, is celebrated nine months later, on December 25. You can read more about the festival of the Annunciation in this Wikipedia article. The image below is a painting of the Annunciation scene from the late 14th century (Web Gallery of Art); notice that Mary is shown reading when the angel arrives - this is a detail you will find in many depictions of the Annunciation scene although it is not mentioned in the Biblical narrative: