Friday, April 12 - Sunday, April 14

HAPPY WEEKEND! You have reached the end of Week 12! The Week 12 Read and Respond assignment (blog commenting) is available now, and the remaining Week 12 assignments are due on Friday or on Saturday or Sunday - please make sure you get started on those assignments soon. Friday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you forgot to do any of the assignments that were due on Thursday. 

Week 12 Responding: Check your groups. The groups for Blog Responding are basically the same as last week, but there have been some adjustments, based on the folks who are finished with the class (the blog responding will get a bit chaotic in the last weeks of the semester as people finish up, mix-and-match their points, etc). So, before you do the blog responding assignment, double-check on your group to make sure you are responding to the right people. 

Storybook Stack. There are still some Storybook assignments in the stack (late Week 12 Storybooks plus early Week 13-14-15 Storybooks), and I am making my way through them in the order that they were turned in. If you want to check and make sure your assignment is in the stack, you can see the contents of the stack here. If you want comments by the weekend, make sure you get your assignment turned in by Friday at 8AM. 

Gradebook Declarations. (repeat announcement) Some of you are under a lot of pressure at the end of the semester with projects and tests in your other classes. So please, if you do not have time to fully complete one of the assignments for this class, just skip it and make up the points later. Read each Declaration carefully and do NOT make the Declaration if you have not completed the work. You need to check your word count and other requirements before you do the Declaration.  

Friday Events on Campus. The 43rd Annual Eve of Nations: Colors of the World extravaganza will take place at 8:30PM in Lloyd Noble - dinner, fashion, and a dance competition also (time-location-details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online. 

April 12: Camerarius. Friday, April 12, is the birthday of the great Renaissance scholar Ioachim Camerarius, who was born in the year 1500. You can read about his life and works in Wikipedia (which is also the source for the portrait below). Among his many other accomplishments, Camerarius was famous as a scholar of Aesop's fables!