Tuesday, April 2

Today is Tuesday of WEEK 11 of the class, and I've re-arranged the quiz area in Desire2Learn so Week 11 is on top. For those of you in Indian Epics, that means starting Buck's version of the Mahabharata, while it's more fairy tales in Myth-Folklore, this time from Denmark and Estonia. If you have not turned in your Week 10 Storybook assignment yet, you may still do that for partial credit.

Final Grades. If you did not read the information about final grades in the Monday announcements, please take a minute to do that now.

Storybook stack.
As often on Tuesday, there is still a huge bunch of assignments in the Storybook stack. If you turned in a Storybook assignment on Saturday, you should have comments back from me and points recorded in the Gradebook. If you turned something in on Sunday or on Monday, it is probably still in the stack. You can 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.

Tuesday Events on Campus. The OU Symphony Orchestra Concerto Winners Gala will take place at 8PM in the Sharp Concert Hall  (time-location-details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

Passover 2013. Today is the last day of the week-long Passover holiday celebration this year. You can read more about this holiday which commemorates the exodus from Egypt under the leadership of Moses, in this Wikipedia article. The image below shows illustrations from the Golden Haggadah with people getting ready for Passover; click here for a full-sized image. The Haggadah, or "narration," is the special book of prayers and stories used for Passover and the "Golden Haggadah" is a beautifully illustrated example of a Haggadah from medieval Spain, dating to the 14th century.