Monday, November 4

Today is Monday. Week 11 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. I'll update the stack on Monday morning around 9AM, and you can then 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.

Gradebook Declarations. Some of you are under a lot of pressure at the end of the semester with projects and tests in your other classes. So please, if you do not have time to fully complete one of the assignments for this class, just skip it and make up the points later - that is not a problem at all! To be sure you work is complete, read each Declaration carefully. There are penalties for making false Gradebook Declarations; if you are not clear about this, check the Honor Code for this class. Your Gradebook Declarations need to be accurate and honest; the whole grading system in this class depends on it.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Featured Resource: Grammarly Blog. Although I think Grammarly software is really bad (and I mean really really really bad: unreliable, misleading, etc.), I have to confess that they run a pretty funny blog which often features some great writing humor and memes, like this one:

Featured Storybook: Creatures of Irish Lore. Nicole's marvelous Storybook from this semester now has all four stories for your reading pleasure!

FREE Kindle eBook: English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs. Here is a link to the book at Amazon, and this blog post provides additional information about the contents of the book. Yes, this is the source for the English fairy tales unit in Myth-Folklore this coming week!

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is A clever bird builds its nest with other birds’ feathers (a proverb from Zimbabwe). Details at the Proverb Lab. You could say this is what you are all doing as you re-use old stories to make your own new ones!

Mahabharata Image: Today's Mahabharata image is Shakuni as depicted in a Kathakali dance-drama.

Upcoming Event on Campus: Tickets go on sale today for the India Student Association's Diwali Night that will take place on Saturday, November 9, with the show at 7 PM in the Reynolds Performing Arts Center and dinner at 9PM in the Jim Thorpe Multicultural Center at 9 PM. Tickets for the show/dinner are $6 in advance and $8 at the door, and you can buy tickets at the booth in the Union all this week from 11AM-1PM. Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online. Here is a video preview:

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