Thursday, January 29

Today is Thursday of WEEK 3. If you have not turned in your Week 2 Project assignment yet, you have until noon today to turn that in for partial credit, and Thursday morning until noon is also the grace period if you did not finish the Storytelling that was due on Wednesday — and if you missed them, here's a link to Wednesday's announcements.

Class Procedures and Reminders

Project Stack Update. I'm still working on the Project assignments turned in on Sunday; if you turned in your Project assignment by Sunday at 7PM you should have comments back from me. I hope to finish the rest of the assignments turned in on Sunday today, and then on Friday I'll get to the assignments turned in during the Monday grace period and later this week. You can check the stack to make sure I received your assignment!

Blog commenting. After the grace period ends at noon today, I'll start putting together the new random blog groups for the blog commenting. I'll get that done this afternoon and will update these announcements when the groups are ready to go — the blog groups should be ready by 6PM at the latest.
Update: The Week 3 blog commenting groups are ready to go!

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Writing Humor: Claws and Clauses. We need all the writing humor we can get!

Indian Words in English: Today's Indian word in English is SHAMPOO which comes to English from Hindi champo. For details, see this blog post.

Featured Storybook: Desperate Goddesses: Life on Mythological Lane. Iz o-Mikoto, the Japanese goddess of creature, has left the world of the living long behind, but she still watches over the desperate goddesses of Mythological Lane — Aphrodite, Pele, Ishtar, and Devi — and shares their stories with you.

FREE eBook: The First Book of Adam and Eve by Rutherford Platt. This blog post provides additional information about the contents of the book which is one of the sources for the "Adam and Eve" unit in the Myth-Folklore UnTextbook this week.

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is Without people even paradise gets boring (a Polish proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. The Polish proverb rhymes: Bez ludzi i raj siÄ™ znudzi.

Ramayana Image: Today's Ramayana image is Vali and Sugriva Fighting. This is a sculpture from Cambodia.

Thursday Event on Campus: On both Thursday and Friday you can take advantage of the Passport Day for OU students, 8AM-11:30AM and 1PM-3PM in the Union Heritage Room (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.