Sunday, April 27

Today is Sunday of Week 14. The Read and Respond assignment, along with the Internet assignment and Storybook assignment, are due today. So, if you have not finished those up already, now is the time.

Class Procedures and Reminders:

Week 14 ends today. Today, Sunday, is the end of Week 14, so any remaining Week 14 assignments (Storybook, Internet, Blog Responding) are due today, with the usual grace period on Monday, April 28. If you are turning in a Week 14 Storybook you MUST do that today, Sunday, or during the grace period on Monday; there are no late Storybook assignments for Week 14 because of the special Week 15 schedule (see next announcement). To check to see that I received your Storybook assignment here is a link to the Storybook stack.

Week 15 schedule. The schedule for Week 15 is compressed because of finals. Instead of lasting over the weekend, Week 15 will end at NOON on FRIDAY, May 2. So, please make sure you get your assignments all turned in by that time. All the Week 15 assignments are available at this time, with the exception of the Responding assignment (it will be available all day on Thursday and on Friday morning).

Finishing the class. For those of you who are not done with the class yet, I hope you have a specific plan in place for the assignments that you will complete in order to get the points you need, and I would urge you not to put any of those assignments off until the last minute. As you reach the points you need for your final grade in this class — 410 points for an A, 360 points for a B, 320 points for a C — let me know, and I'll record the letter grade for you there in the Desire2Learn Gradebook.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Education Resource: 6 Things You Learned in School that Don’t Apply in the Real World. I thought this might be a good article to look at and a good poster for you to ponder at the end of the semester:

Mythology Words in English: Today's mythology word in English is CHIMERA, which is the name of a fantastical beast in Greek mythology. For details, see this blog post.

Featured Storybook: Women in White: Legends of the Haunted Hitchhikers. Chris shares with you the case files of Dr. Daniel Christopher Augustus Anthony Brendan, a ghost hunter with a doctoral degree in parapsychology.

FREE Kindle eBook: Stories From Livy by Alfred Church. Here is a link to the book at Amazon, and this blog post provides additional information about the contents of the book which retells legends of Roman history starting with Romulus, the founder of Rome.

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is Every man has in his heart a lion that sleeps (an Armenian proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. So, when you need an extra dose of courage or strength, wake that lion!

Mahabharata Image: Today's Mahabharata image is Kamadhenu, the wish-granting cow.

Sunday Event on Campus: Wagner Hall is beginning its 24/7 Finals Success hours so that you can work and study in a safe, comfortable place (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

April 27 - April 28: Yom Ha-Shoah. Today at sundown the Yom Ha-Shoah begins, the "Day of the Holocaust," in which the Jewish victims of the Nazis are remembered and honored. You can read more about this memorial holiday in Wikipedia, and also learn about the term Shoah. This holiday is observed throughout the state of Israel, with special ceremonies taking place at Yad Vashem, which is the official Holocaust memorial in Israel. This image below is the Hall of Names from Yad Vashem:

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