Tuesday, April 30

Today is Tuesday of WEEK 15 of the class.... YES: it is the last week of the class! For those of you doing the assignments for class this week, it is Alice in Wonderland or the Wizard of Oz in Myth-Folklore, while it's the Mahabharata review week in Indian Epics. 

Storybook stack. I'm doing my best to keep up with all the Storybooks being turned in so that I can get those points recorded for you in the Gradebook; there are still a few Storybooks in there from Monday. You can check the contents of the stack to make sure I have received your assignment. Please try to get those turned in soon rather than waiting for the last minute.  

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT WEEK 15: (repeat announcement) Week 15 is different from other weeks, because it ENDS ON FRIDAY, May 3, AT NOON. So, if you will be doing some Week 15 assignments to finish up the class, please be aware of this special schedule: all the final Week 15 assignments are due by NOON ON FRIDAY at the latest. No late Week 15 Storybook assignment can be turned in for partial credit. All Week 15 assignments - including the Storybook assignment, Internet assignment, blog responding assignment, along with any extra credit you want to complete - must be completed by Friday, May 3, at noon. All the assignments are available now with the exception of the blog responding assignment (that will be available on Thursday). 

Grading and points. (repeat announcement) As you now know from previous announcements, you need 410 points to get an A, 360 points to get a B, and 320 points to get a C. When you get the number of points you need, you are done! If you can let me know when you are done with the class, I will record the letter grade for you in the Gradebook so that you can be sure you are finished with everything for the class.  

Tuesday Events on Campus. Get a free lemon chill in the first floor lobby of the Union, 11:30AM - 12:30PM (time-location-details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online. 

April 30: Walpurgis Night. The night of April 30 is celebrated as Walpurgis Night in many countries of northern and central Europe, often with bonfires late into the night. Also known as "May Day's Eve," the holiday has many carnival-like aspects, and it is also associated with magic and witchcraft (it even shows up in the Harry Potter books, where the Death-Eaters are referred to as the "Knights of Walpurgis," which is a play on words with "Walpurgis Night"). You can read about the ways in which Walpurgis Night is celebrated in Germany, Finland, and other countries in this Wikipedia article, which is also the source for this image of a Walpurgis Night bonfire in Sweden: