Saturday, September 21

Today is Saturday of Week 5. I hope you are having a nice weekend! If you did not finish up the end-of-week assignments on Friday, you need to do that today or tomorrow, Sunday.

Class Procedures and Reminders:

Storybook Stack. Much to my own surprise, I managed to get through the Storybook stack on Friday, so everybody who turned in a Storybook assignment last week should have gotten comments back from me before the weekend. Thanks for all your good work on the Introductions, and I hope you enjoy looking at each other's coverpages for the Week 5 Internet assignment!

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Featured Tech Tip: Google Security. Google offers a very handy security checklist program that will walk you through securing your Google account step by step. I would especially urge everyone to set up an alternate email address and/or SMS in case you accidentally lock yourself out of your Google account.

Featured Storybook: Post Secret Sanskrit: The Panchakanya Blog. Now that people have started publishing their Storybooks and Introductions, I can start featuring this semester's Storybooks here in the announcements, along with past Storybooks. So, today's Storybook is Victoria's project in Indian Epics, done in the style of Post Secret, as you can see in the image below.

FREE Kindle eBook: The Golden Fleece and the Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles by Padraic Colum. Here is a link to the book at Amazon, and this blog post provides additional information about the contents of the book which covers the quest of Jason and the Argonauts for the Golden Fleece, along with the stories of Theseus and Hercules.

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is Bacchus has drowned more people than Neptune (an English proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. The idea is that more men have killed themselves with wine and drinking (Bacchus is the Roman god of wine) than have drowned at sea (Neptune is the Roman god of the sea).

Ramayana Image: Today's Ramayana image shows Rama and Lakshmana with Sugriva and the monkeys. The painting is from around the year 1700.

Saturday Event on Campus: The Oklahoma Festival Ballet will be performing a mixed ballet repertoire at 8PM on Saturday in the Rupel Jones Theater, and there is also a matinee performance at 3PM on Sunday (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

September 21: Milk miracle. In 1995, on September 21, there was what many people regard as a modern miracle: statues of the Hindu god Ganesha, as well as the statues of other gods and goddesses, appeared to be imbibing milk which was offered to them. You can read about the event in this Wikipedia article. The image below is from a British newspaper, the Sun, and you can find other newspaper headlines archived at the website which documents the event.

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