Thursday, November 7

Today is Thursday of WEEK 12. If you have not turned in your Week 11 Storybook assignment yet, you have until noon today to turn that in for partial credit. Thursday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you forgot to do any of the assignments that were due on Wednesday.

Class Procedures and Reminders:

Storybook stack. There are still quite a few assignments in the Storybook stack. If you turned in your assignment by 10PM on Sunday, you should have comments back from me now. Assignments turned in later on Sunday or on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday are probably still in the stack. You can check the contents of the stack to make sure I have received your assignment. As always, it is my hope to read and reply on Friday at the latest to anything turned in before Friday!

Mix and match points. (repeat announcement) Now that there are less than four weeks of the semester left (rest of Week 12, plus Weeks 13-14-15), you might want to plan to do some "mix and match" in terms of just which assignments you want to complete this semester to get the points you need for the grade you want to get (you need 410 points for an A, 360 points for a B and 320 points for a C). So, based on the assignments you enjoy most/least in the class, you can certainly skip some assignments, provided that you end up with the points you need at the end. My only recommendation is that you do this cautiously. You don't want to skip so many assignments that you end up not getting the points you need for your desired grade. If you have any questions, just let me know! 

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Featured Tech Tip: Bart Simpson Chalkboard. There are lots of meme generator out there, and this Bart Simpson Chalkboard is one of my favorites!

Featured Storybook: Stories of an Elephant-headed God. This Storybook from last year contains poems about Ganesha written in the style of Shel Silverstein!

FREE Kindle eBook: Nala and Damayanti and Other Poems by Henry Hart Milman. Here is a link to the book at Amazon, and this blog post provides additional information about the contents of the book, which also contains a poem about the famous legend of the descent of the goddess Ganga to earth.

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones (an English proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. This is one of those old proverbs which is still very much alive today!

Mahabharata Image: Today's Mahabharata image is Arjuna. This is a statue in Ubud on the island of Bali in Indonesia. (The story of the Mahabharata is famous throughout south Asia.)

Thursday Event on Campus: Linda Terrell, an OU alumna who started Take Back the Night in 1982, will lead this year's Take Back the Night starting at 7:30 PM on the South Oval (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

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