Friday, April 24

HAPPY FRIDAY! You have reached the end of Week 14! Friday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you did not finish Thursday's work, and the blog commenting assignment for this week is available now — and if you missed them, here's a link to Thursday's announcements.

Class Procedures and Reminders

Project Stack. I'm still working on the projects turned in on Monday and later. I should be able to get through the stack today, replying to anything turned in before Friday. You can check the stack to make sure I received your assignment. If I have time, I'll try to get to anything people turn in today!

Blog Commenting. The blog commenting groups for both Week 14 and Week 15 are available now, so there's no need to wait. The sooner you can complete the assignments you need to finish up the class, the better. You can make next week a dead week in this class by finishing everything this weekend! 

Week 15. The Week 15 schedule is compressed because of finals week, with all assignments due by Friday, May 1, at noon. That means this weekend is the last weekend to do work for this class, and if you are turning in a Week 14 Project assignment, make sure you do that this weekend or during the Monday morning grace period. There is no time for any late Week 14 Project assignments; in order to turn in the Week 15 Project assignment, you need to get Week 14 turned in on time so that I can get comments back to you promptly. I hope that makes sense; if you have questions about any of that, let me know!

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Writing Humor: Bologna and Pony. I am not a fan of Grammarly software, but they do share some fun writing and spelling humor, as here:

Mythology Words in English: Today's mythology word in English is CEREAL, from the name of the Roman goddess Ceres (Greek: Demeter). For details, see this blog post.

Featured Storybook: CI: The Goddess Files. Detective Sara Rivers works for the Point Pleasant Police Department, but she is struggling to understand some very unpleasant crimes — crimes which strangely echo the events of the Indian epics.

FREE eBook: Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling. This blog post provides additional information about the stories in the book and links to online editions, including a free audiobook!

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is Heroism consists in hanging on one minute longer (a Norwegian proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. I thought this would be a good proverb for the end of the semester!

Mahabharata Image: Today's Mahabharata image is Ganesha. You can see his vahana, a mouse, off to the left.

Friday Event on Campus: The Sooner Dance Company Spring Show will taken place at 7PM in the Reynolds Performing Arts Center (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

Project Ballot Results! Thanks to all of you who took the time to cast your ballot and congratulations to the winners (in alphabetical order below), to all the nominees, and to EVERYBODY who learned how to share your writing online by using a blog or a website: I hope that these skills will turn out to be useful to you in the future! Here are the results:


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.