Wednesday, March 11

Today is Wednesday of WEEK 9. 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.

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!

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 this week on Wednesday and Thursday (March 11-12). Then, I would encourage everybody to finish up the Week 9 assignments this Friday, March 13 (yes, I know: Friday the 13th! eeek!) — 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:

OU Libraries Top Ten. I thought this video about the OU Libraries was so charming! You can see the video at YouTube:

Mythology Words in English: Today's mythology word in English is WEDNESDAY, from the name of the Norse god Woden, also known as Odin. For details, see this blog post.

Featured Storybook: Every Lover a Soldier: Tales of Epic Love. Sita and Savitri know full well the power of love, and together with Damayanti they share the stories of their lives' adventures in love.

FREE eBook: The Great Indian Epics by John Campbell Oman. This blog post provides additional information about the contents of the book, which covers both the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. This is one of the books I am thinking about using for the Indian Epics UnTextbook!

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is Big oaks from little acorns grow (an English proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. This is one of my favorite proverbs!

Mahabharata Image: Today's Mahabharata image shows King Pandu, who is about to go on a hunt that will change his life forever.

Wednesday AND Thursday Events on Campus. There are two India-related events I wanted to announce: today, Wednesday, Jacqulin Jothi, a minister from the Church of South India, will speak about the women's movement in India at 4:30PM in Pitman Hall (in Catlett), and then on Thursday at 7PM Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, will speak about non-violence in Gaylord Auditorium (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.