Thursday, March 12

Today is Thursday of WEEK 9. If you have not turned in your Week 8 Project assignment yet, you have until noon today to turn that in for partial credit. 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 11PM you should have comments back from me. I hope to finish the rest of the assignments turned in on Sunday today, and then I'll start working on the assignments that were turned in during the Monday grace period and later this week. You can check the stack to make sure I have 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 then I will update these announcements when the groups are ready to go — the blog groups should be ready by 6PM at the latest.
Update: The blog groups are ready to go, with extra credit this week also. :-)

Spring Break(repeat announcement) For Spring Break, you have March 16-20 off as you can see on the Semester Calendar. That means you will have your regular Week 9 assignments due today. Then, I would encourage everybody to finish up the Week 9 assignments tomorrow — but if you want to wait and do those final Week 9 assignments on the weekend after Spring Break (March 21-22), that will work too. The grace period for wrapping up Week 9 will be on Monday morning, March 23, after Spring Break.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Book Humor: Reading is Dangerous. This is one of my favorite Grant Snider cartoons.

Mythology Words in English: Today's mythology word in English is CHAOS, which is a Greek word borrowed into English. For details, see this blog post.

Featured Storybook: The Last of the Seapeople: The Weight of the World. This Storybook contains the tales of Shameil, last of the seapeople. The seapeople once thrived in the great waters of the world until humanity destroyed their habitat, and in the stories of the seapeople and their lost civilization is a warning for us all.

FREE eBook: Blackfeet Indian Stories by George Bird Grinnell. This blog post provides additional information about the book which is the source for the Blackfoot stories unit in Myth-Folklore this week.

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is Be encouraged, O pilgrim, though your destination is far off (a proverb from India). Details at the Proverb Lab. This proverb comes from Kashmir, and the image shows a pilgrim on Mount Kailash.

Mahabharata Image: Today's Mahabharata image is Kunti and Pandu. The Pandavas are the sons of Pandu and Kunti, and also of Pandu and his other wife Madri.

Thursday Event on Campus. (repeat announcement) Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, will speak about non-violence in Gaylord Auditorium at 7PM tonight (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.