Monday, September 23

Today is Monday. Week 5 is now over. Monday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you forgot to do any of the assignments that were due on Friday or over the weekend. The next week of class will begin tomorrow - and those assignments are available now if you want to get started!

Class Procedures and Reminders:

Storybook stack. As always on Monday, I will have a huge bunch of assignments in the Storybook stack that were turned in over the weekend or on Monday morning. The first thing I will do on Monday morning when I get to work is to update the list of items in the Storybook stack. So, after 9AM or so on Monday, you will be able to 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, beginning with the assignments turned in on Friday afternoon or on Saturday.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Suggestion Box. You might have noticed the link in the right-hand sidebar of these announcements to the anonymous Suggestion Box. This is a way for you to share feedback with me about the class - what's going well, what I could improve, etc. Thanks in advance for any suggestions you can offer!

Featured Storybook: Hanuman and the Naked Philosophers: The Story of an Ancient Manuscript. In this Storybook from last year, Mark and his friends have discovered a mysterious Greek manuscript which leads them to chase Hanuman all over India.

FREE Kindle eBook: The Arabian Nights by Andrew Lang. Here is a link to the book at Amazon, and this blog post provides additional information about the contents of the book. This is the source of the voyages of Sindbad in the Myth-Folklore reading this coming week.

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is The smaller the lizard, the greater its hope of becoming a crocodile (an Ethiopian proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. I am glad that the lizards who live around our house are not crocodile-sized.

Ramayana Image: Today's Ramayana image is the death of Vali. As you can see, Vali is attended by his son Angada and by Hanuman, as well as his wife Tara, with Rama, his brother Lakshmana and Vali's brother Sugriva standing by.

Monday Event on Campus: Today is the opening of the new IT store in the Union. As part of the "One University" initiative, you can get a new OU app for your Apple mobile device, and there's also a web-based version of the "Imagine OU" feature of the app that you can access without an Apple mobile (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online. Here is a YouTube video about the "Imagine OU" initiative:

Note: You can page back through older blog posts to see any announcements you might have missed.