Thursday, March 27

Today is Thursday of WEEK 10. If you have not turned in your Week 9 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. There are still quite a few items in the Storybook stack. If you turned something in by 8PM on Sunday, you should have comments back from me; if you turned something in later on Sunday or on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, it is probably still in the stack. You can check to make sure your assignment is in the stack here.

Friday drop deadline. 
(repeat announcement) This Friday, March 28, is the last day to drop the class with an automatic grade of W on your transcript. For more details, see the Wednesday announcements.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Inspiration: Knowledge is (Super)Power. This poster has been making the rounds in my social networking world, and I wanted to share it here: inspiring and fun!

Words to Watch: Today's words to watch out for are SUIT and SUITE. For details, see this blog post.

Featured Storybook: Diaries of Old: Discovered. In Ashwin's Storybook for this semester, you can read the diaries of both Grendel and Beowulf, thanks to the discovery made by Alkor, a traveling scholar on his own journey of enlightenment!

FREE Kindle eBook: Tales from the Lands of Nuts and Grapes - Spanish and Portuguese Folklore by Charles Sellers. Here is a link to the book at Amazon, and this blog post provides additional information about the contents of the book. You can also check out Ally's Storybook for this semester: Spanish Fairy Tales.

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is Behind the cloud is the sun still shining (the words are by Longfellow). Details at the Proverb Lab. This is a comforting thought for both real clouds and metaphorical ones.

Mahabharata Image: Today's Mahabharata image is Bhishma, who has fallen in battle and is now lying on the bed of arrows, attended by Krishna and the Pandavas.

Thursday Event on Campus: As part of WikiWomen's History Month, there will be a "Women in Science" Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon in the main floor reference area of Bizzell Library all day, from 10AM-6PM (details).  I'll be participating remotely by updating the Martha Warren Beckwith article in Wikipedia; those of you who did the Jamaica unit in Myth-Folklore learned something about Beckwith a few weeks ago; she was the first person, man or woman, to hold a chair in Folklore in the United States!

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