Thursday, March 13

Today is Thursday of WEEK 9. If you have not turned in your Week 8 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 did not finish the assignments that were due on Wednesday.

Class Procedures and Reminders:

Storybook Stack. I've still got quite a few items left in the Storybook stack. If you turned in an assignment before 11PM on Sunday, you should have comments back from me now. If you turned something in later on Sunday or on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, your assignment is probably still in the stack, waiting for me to get to it. If you want to check to make sure your assignment is in the stack, you can see the contents of the stack here. Also, if you want comments back from me before the Spring Break, please make sure you turn in your Storybook today, Thursday.

Spring Break information. If you did not read the Monday announcements, make sure you do that now; there is important information there about Spring Break and the schedule for this class. 

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Learning Resource: This poster provides a nice representation of Howard Gardner's multiple intelligences. So many ways to use our brains!
Writing Resource: Don't Hedge Your Bets. When you write, write with confidence — and don't pull the rug out from under your own feet with words like "somewhat," "sort of," "slightly," etc. Here's a list of those hesitant words to watch out for.

Mythology Words in English: Today's mythology word in English is Aurora, the Roman goddess of the dawn, as in the Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights. For details, see this blog post.

Featured Storybook: Indian Tales as Told by Squirrel. You've all seen those squirrels on the OU campus, but there is one special squirrel in particular, a talking squirrel, with an Indian accent, who is eager to tell you the tales of ancient days in India.

FREE Kindle eBook: The Loves of Krishna by W. G. Archer. Here is a link to the book at Amazon, and this blog post provides additional information about the contents of the book. The Kindle book does not contain the book's photographic plates, but you can find those at Project Gutenberg.

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is The one who is not strong enough to lift the stone must roll it (an Estonian proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. The image is one of the famous "krasnoludki" (dwarves) of the city of Wrocław in Poland.

Mahabharata Image: Today's Mahabharata image is King Pandu and Kunti, husband and wife.

Thursday Event on Campus: United World Cultural Night, a celebration of OU's international culture, will take place at 8PM in Meacham Auditorium (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.