Monday, April 27

Today is Monday. Week 14 is now over... and Week 15 has begun. Monday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you did not finish the final Week 14 assignments. It's a review week, and it is "dead week" too. You can finish up the class now just as soon as you want!

Class Procedures and Reminders

WEEK 14 PROJECT: If you are turning in a Week 14 Project assignment, you need to do that on time or during the grace period — that is, by noon today, Monday. If you do not get your Storybook turned in by noon on Monday, you can turn it in instead as your Week 15 assignment, but if you want to turn in BOTH a Week 14 AND a Week 15 assignment, make sure you turn in the Week 14 assignment by noon today at the latest. You can see the Projects assignments that I have in the stack here.

Week 15 schedule. (repeat announcement) The schedule for Week 15 is compressed because of finals. Instead of lasting for the whole week and the weekend, Week 15 will end at NOON on FRIDAY, May 1. All the Week 15 assignments are available at this time, so there's no reason to wait.

Finishing the class. (repeat announcement) For those of you have not finished the class yet, you should have a plan in place for the assignments that you will complete in order to get the points you need, and I would urge you not to put any of those assignments off until the last minute. As you reach the points you need for your final grade in this class - 410 points for an A, 360 points for a B, 320 points for a C - let me know, and I'll record the letter grade for you there in the Desire2Learn Gradebook.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Beginnings and Endings. I thought this was a good inspiration graphic for both school, and for life too!

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

Featured Storybook: The Search for Bo Peep's Sheep. Bo Peep has lost her sheep, but she has a whole world of nursery rhyme friends who can help her to find them.

FREE eBook: Mahabharata translated into English by K.M. Ganguli. This blog post provides additional information about where to find this monumental English translation of the Indian epic online.

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is Every man has in his heart a lion that sleeps (an Armenian proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. And you need to be careful when you wake that inner lion!

Mahabharata Image: Today's Mahabharata image is Kunti and Pandu. This is the happy moment of their wedding... but Pandu is cursed!

Monday Event on Campus: There will be a Spanish performance of ¿Cu├ínto vale una heladera? at 5:30PM in the Lab Theater of Old Science Hall (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

April 27: Mary Wollstonecraft. A great advocate for women's rights, Mary Wollstonecraft was born on this day in 1759. She is best known for her 1792 treatise, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. Her daughter, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, was also a writer and is still famous today for her novel Frankenstein. You can read more about Mary Wollstonecraft in this Wikipedia article, which is also the source for this portrait of Wollstonecraft by John Opie.

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.