Wednesday, February 18

Today is Wednesday of WEEK 6. If you have not turned in your Week 5 Project 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

Project Stack. I'm still working my way through the enormous stack of Project assignments that people have turned in. If you turned in an assignment on Sunday before 6PM, you should have comments back from me now. If you turned something in later on Sunday or on Monday or Tuesday, it is probably still in the stack, waiting for me to get to it. To check to make sure your assignment is in the stack, you can see the contents of the stack here. Please wait to get my comments before you go on to the next Project assignment — although you can certainly keep working ahead on other assignments in the class! The Project assignment is the only item each week where you need to wait for my comments back to you.

Week 6 Internet assignment. If you did not read yesterday's announcement about the Week 6 Project Commenting assignment, please make sure to take a look at that — and yes, the assignment is available now. I hope you will enjoy it!

Your announcements(repeat announcement) If you are involved in any campus or local event that you would like me to include in the announcements, please let me know — I will be glad to do that! Send an email with details, along with a link to additional information online and/or a publicity poster. There is so much going on that does not show up in the OU Calendar, so I'm glad to know about any good events coming up that might be of interest to people in these classes!

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Maati Baani with Joy Shanti. Those of you in Indian Epics already know that I am a fan of Maati Baani from India; here is a song they recorded at Amritapuri in Kerala; more about the song here.

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

Featured Storybook: Louisiana Animal Folk Tales. It's Mardi Gras and you've arrived just in time for the party at the home of Henry the Alligator, who has plenty of stories to tell you about his animal friends like Compair Lapin the rabbit and Mr. Turkey. Let the good times roll!

FREE eBook: The Song Celestial, or, The Bhagavad-Gita translated by Edwin Arnold. This blog post provides additional information about the contents of the book. This is the first version of the Bhagavad-Gita that Gandhi read!

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is Man is more fragile than a flower, and yet harder than a stone (a proverb from India). Details at the Proverb Lab. This is a proverb of the Kashmiri people.

Ramayana Image: Today's Ramayana image is The Bridge to Lanka. You can see Rama and Lakshmana presiding over the enterprise!

Wednesday Event on Campus: It's Waffles for Writers from 9AM-11AM in the Writing Center in Wagner Hall - drop by for a bite and write! (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.