Wednesday, November 12

Today is Wednesday of WEEK 13. If you have not turned in your Week 12 Storybook/Portfolio assignment yet, you may still do that for partial credit, and Wednesday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you did not finish the Reading Diary that was due on Tuesday — and if you missed them yesterday, here's a link to Tuesday's announcements.

Class Procedures and Reminders

Portfolio/Storybook stack. If you turned in an assignment before 6PM on Sunday, you should have comments back from me and points recorded in the Gradebook. If you turned something in later on Sunday, or on Monday or Tuesday, it is probably still in the stack. You can check the contents of the stack to make sure I received your assignment.

Week 15 available(repeat announcement) As you reach the end of the class, I hope you will include doing the Week 15 assignments as part of your "finishing up" plan. Like in Week 8, Week 15 is a review week with no new reading, and for the blog posts I'm looking for feedback and suggestions to improve the reading and writing activities in these classes next semester. Any ideas you have would be very welcome! So, as you get close to the end, you can do those Week 15 assignments; there's a link to the Week 15 assignments on the regular assignments page now. Thanks in advance for your input!

Special Honor! I want to extend congratulations to Jake Morgan in Myth-Folklore: he has been named Outstanding Senior for the College of Arts and Sciences! You can find out more in Jake's blog, and here's a TEDxOU video that Jake made about empathic storying telling and mental illness:

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Punctuation Humor: Help a thief! Here is further proof that punctuation can save the world:
Words to Watch: Today's words to watch out for are CLICK and CLIQUE. For details, see this blog post.

Featured Storybook: Animal Tales From India to Oklahoma: 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: 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. If you are looking for more European fairy tales beyond the options in Myth-Folklore this week, this book is for you!

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is You buy land, you buy stones; you buy meat, you buy bones (an English proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. In other words: you take the good with the bad!

Mahabharata Image: Today's Mahabharata image is Krishna and the Pandavas as they consult with Sanjaya, Dhritarashtra's charioteer.

Wednesday Event on Campus: It's the Seventh Annual Chili Bowl Fundraiser from 11:30AM to 1:30PM in the Lightwell Gallery - chili to eat, and bowls to buy (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, and you can check out the Twitter stream for information and fun stuff during the day.