Thursday, April 4

Today is Thursday of WEEK 11 of the class. If you have not turned in your Week 10 Storybook assignment yet, you may turn that in BY NOON TODAY for partial credit. For those of you in Myth-Folklore, Thursday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you forgot to do any of the assignments that were due on Wednesday.

Storybook Stack
. There are still quite a few Storybook assignments in the stack and I am making my way through them in the order that they were turned in. If you turned something in by 8AM on Monday, you should have comments back from me already. If you turned something in later on Monday, or on Tuesday or Wednesday, it may still be in the stack. If you want to check to make sure your assignment is in the stack, you can see the contents of the stack here.

Finishing the class early. 
Another person has already finished up the class early: exciting! When you finish up with the class, I record a "FINAL GRADE" in the D2L Gradebook so you can be sure you are done. So, just let me know when you have completed the number of points you need: 410 for an A, 360 for a B, 320 for a C. It's entirely up to you what grade you want to finish with in the class. There is no need to apologize for stopping out with a grade of B or C (many people are taking this class just for Gen. Ed. credit, and I know it is often not a top priority). Whatever grade you decide to stop with is fine with me. The whole idea behind this points grading system is to let you know exactly where you stand and to allow you to choose to be finished with the class when you have the points you need.

Thursday Events on Campus
. There will be a Middle Eastern Food Fair at 7:30PM in the Henderson-Tolson Cultural Center with Palestinian, Lebanese, Syrian, Iranian, Iraqi, Pakistani, Jordanian and Arabic foods (time-location-details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

April 4: Muddy Waters. Today marks the birthday in 1913 of McKinley Morganfield - better known as Muddy Waters! He is famous as the "father of the Chicago blues" although he was born in Missisippi; he moved to Chicago in 1940. You can read more about his life and career in this Wikipedia article; he died in 1983. The YouTube video below shows Muddy Waters and his band performing Got My Mojo Workin' in 1966.