Friday, April 26 - Sunday, April 28

HAPPY WEEKEND! You have reached the end of Week 14! The Week 14 Read and Respond assignment (blog commenting) is available now, and the remaining Week 14 assignments are due on Friday or on Saturday or Sunday - please make sure you get started on those assignments soon. I would also strongly - STRONGLY - encourage you to finish your Week 15 assignments this weekend, since it is the LAST WEEKEND you will have available to do work for this class (see below).

Storybook stack. As of Friday morning, there were a few Storybooks still in the stack; you can see here the contents of the stack. If you turned in a Week 13 Storybook on time, you should have comments back from me; if you turned in a late Week 13 assignment or an early Week 14 or Week 15 assignment, it is probably still in the stack but I promise to get the stack cleared out before the weekend!

IMPORTANT Week 14-15 Schedule Note. For those of you who will still be doing classwork during Week 15 (dead week), please be aware that it is on a different schedule: the final deadline for Week 15 assignments is Friday, May 3, at noon. There is no weekend time for Week 15 since that would run into final exams. As a result, your Week 14 Storybook assignment must be turned in by Monday noon, April 29, at the latest - I cannot accept late Storybooks for Week 14 because that would not give me time to get comments back to you for your Week 15 assignment. So, please take note: there can be no late Week 14 Storybook assignments.

Course evaluation at (repeat announcement) The course evaluations for this course and your other courses are available now at the website. I hope you will take a few minutes to complete the evaluation - your feedback is incredibly helpful to me in making improvements to these courses, and it is also a big help to the College in general as they continue to develop the online course program. Plus, you might win a free iPad just for participating!

Final Grades. (repeat announcement) As you reach the points you need for your final grade in this class - 410 points for an A, 360 points for a B, 320 points for a C - let me know, and I'll record the letter grade for you there in the Desire2Learn Gradebook. You can mix and match whatever assignments you prefer to get the final points you need but be careful as you make your choices so that you don't accidentally come up short of the points you will need.

Friday Events on Campus. The Chiara String Quartet will be performing three string quartets by Beethoven in the Sharp Concert Hall at 8PM as part of a Presidential Dream Course (time-location-details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

Storybook ballot results! Thanks to all of you who took the time to cast your ballot, and congratulations to the winners, to all the nominees, and to EVERYBODY who learned how to make your own website this semester: I hope that is a skill that will turn out to be useful to you in the future! :-)

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