Saturday, April 25

Today is Saturday of Week 14. I hope you are having a nice weekend! If you did not finish up the end-of-week assignments on Friday, you can do that this weekend — and if you missed them, here's a link to Friday's announcements.

Class Procedures and Reminders

LAST WEEKEND. This is the last weekend of class, which means those of you who do your schoolwork mostly on the weekend should try to finish up the class now if you can! All the assignments are available (including both the Week 14 and Week 15 blog commenting assignments), so hopefully you can get everything, or almost everything, wrapped up this weekend.

Week 15 Schedule. For those of you who will still be doing classwork during Week 15, please be aware that it is on a different schedule. The final deadline for Week 15 assignments is Friday, May 1, at noon. There is no weekend time for Week 15 because that would run into final exams. As a result, your Week 14 Project assignment must be turned in by Monday noon, at the latest — I cannot accept late Projects for Week 14 because that would not give me time to get comments back to you for your Week 15 assignment. So, please take note: there can be no late Week 14 Project assignments. If you have any questions about that, please let me know!

Project stack. I cleared out the Project stack on Friday, including all the assignments that were turned in before Friday; if you turned something in on Friday, it is still in the stack and I'll have comments for you first thing on Monday. I'll update the contents of the stack over the weekend, and if you are turning in a Week 14 Project assignment, make sure you do that this weekend (see schedule note above).

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Writing Resource: Write Without Fear. You won't be surprised to learn that I am in total agreement with the philosophy of writing expressed in this graphic: writing AND editing, both done boldly!

Indian Words in English: Today's Indian word in English is JUNGLE which comes to English from Hindi. For details, see this blog post.

Featured Storybook: The Mermaid Diaries: Tales of the Sea. This mysterious collection of mermaid diaries contains some of the most dramatic and even tragic mermaid stories you could ever read.

FREE eBook: Tales from the Hindu Dramatists by Rama Nath Dutt. This blog post provides additional information about the plays which are summarized in this book, including the famous story of Shakuntala.

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is Paddle your own canoe (an English proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. It's good advice ... because nobody else is going to paddle your canoe for you!

Mahabharata Image: Today's Mahabharata image is Kamadhenu, the wish-giving cow.

Saturday Event on Campus: India Night 2015 is tonight at 7PM, and the theme for the show is weddings and wedding customs! There will be Indian food for dinner after the show, too, a raffle and other fun events (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.