Thursday, May 1

Today is Thursday of WEEK 15. Thursday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you did not finish the assignments that were due on Wednesday. This is the LAST FULL DAY of class for the semester; see schedule notes below.

Class Procedures and Reminders:

Week 15 schedule. Week 15 is different from other weeks. Instead of lasting over the weekend, Week 15 ends tomorrow, Friday, May 2AT NOON. So, if you will be doing some Week 15 assignments to finish up the class, please be aware that all Week 15 assignments — including the Storybook assignment, Internet assignment, and the Blog Responding assignment — must be done by Friday at noon. I would urge you to finish up on Thursday instead of putting things off until Friday morning. ALL the assignments are available now, including the Blog Responding assignment, so there is no reason to wait until Friday!

Storybook stack. If you turned in a Storybook assignment by Wednesday at 5PM, you should have comments back from me and points recorded in the Gradebook. If you turned something in later than that, it may still in the stack. As always, you can check the contents of the stack to make sure I have received your assignment!

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Life Resource: Beginnings and Endings. I thought this was a good inspiration graphic both for school, and for life too! Best wishes to all of you who are graduating this semester!

Indian Words in English: Today's Indian words in English are LEMON and LIME, which both derive ultimately from Persian limu and Sanskrit nimbu. For details, see this blog post.

Featured Storybook: Constellation Stories: Facts or Myths?. Amber's Storybook from this semester provides a mysterious interplanetary dimension to the ancient Greek stories of the constellations!

FREE Kindle eBook: The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang. Here is a link to the book at Amazon, and this blog post provides additional information about the contents of the book. The twelve "fairy books" of Andrew Lang are one of the most marvelous story resources you can find online, and they are all available as free Kindle ebooks.

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is Different strokes for different folks (an English proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. I'm not quite sure how you can walk around in that unicorn suit, but it sure looks cool!

Mahabharata Image: Today's Mahabharata image is Arjuna and Krishna. Krishna is manifesting his cosmic form to Arjuna while he sings to him the words of the Bhagavad-Gita.

Thursday Event on Campus: You can still catch a performance of Contemporary Dance Oklahoma at 8PM in the Rupel Jones Theater (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

May 1: May Day. May Day is a traditional spring holiday in many different countries. One of the many different May Day celebrations is the famous "May Pole" (read more at Wikipedia) - and below you can see students at Bryn Mawr College celebrating the holiday with May Poles!

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