Tuesday, September 24

Today is Tuesday of WEEK 6, and I've re-arranged the Quiz area in Desire2Learn so the new week is on top. This week's topic in Myth-Folklore is either the Sufi poetry of Rumi or the voyages of Sindbad, and in Indian Epics you will start the week by traveling to Lanka with Hanuman. I hope you will enjoy the readings! If you have not turned in your Week 5 Storybook assignment yet, you may still do that for partial credit.

Class Procedures and Reminders:

Week 6 Internet assignment available NOW. Now that Week 6 has begun, the Week 6 Internet assignment is also available. You will be reading and commenting on four different Storybook Introductions this week. You'll find detailed instructions at the Internet assignment page - that assignment is ready to go now, and it will be available all week.

Storybook Stack
. As usual at the beginning of the week there are still LOTS of Storybook assignments in the stack. If you turned something in on Saturday before noon, you should have comments back from me already. If you turned something in later on Saturday or on Sunday or Monday, it is probably still in the stack. If you want to check and make sure your assignment is in the stack, you can see the contents of the stack here.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Featured Google Sites Tip: Page Layouts. I've added a new item to the Google Sites tips. This information about different page layout options could be useful for those of you experimenting with ways to align text and images on your pages.

Featured Storybook: The Demon-Slayer Named Sun. In Myth-Folklore this semester, Zac is working a topic no one has chosen before: the great Chinese legend of Sun Wukong, the Monkey King!

FREE Kindle eBook: Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam as translated by Edward FitzGerald. Here is a link to the book at Amazon, and this blog post provides additional information about the book, which might be of special interest to those of you reading Rumi this week in Myth-Folklore.

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is First lay the egg, then cackle (an Estonian proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. Of course, as soon as you really have accomplished something, you should definitely take credit for it!

Ramayana Image: Today's Ramayana image shows Rama giving his ring to Hanuman so that he can take the ring as a token to Sita in Lanka.

Tuesday Event on Campus: There will be a Time Management workshop from 3:30PM - 4:30PM in 245 Wagner Hall (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

September 24: Dr. Seuss. Today marks the anniversary of the death in 1991 of Theodore Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. You are probably familiar with Dr. Seuss's marvelous books - my own favorite is Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose. If you want to find out more about his life, his goals as a writer - even detailed information about the poetic meters he used! - take a look  at this long and detailed Wikipedia article. Dr. Seuss's books have been translated into many languages of the world, even Latin. Below is the book cover for The Cat in the Hat in Latin, Cattus Petasatus.

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