Friday, October 30

HAPPY FRIDAY! You have reached the end of Week 10! Friday morning, until noon, is the grace period for Myth-Folklore if you did not finish the Thursday assignment, and the blog commenting assignment for this week is available in both classes now!

Class Procedures and Reminders

Project StackI've read and replied to all the projects turned in on Sunday, but I still have a lot of projects in the stack that were turned in during the week. By the end of the day on Friday I hope to reply to everything turned in before Friday. You can check to make sure I have received your assignment here: project stack.

Blog Responding. The blog responding groups are ready to go! I hope you will enjoy reading the stories. Even if you did not do a storytelling post yourself, you are still in a blog group, and I hope you will want to read and comment.

Spring Enrollment. Both Myth-Folklore and Indian Epics are full for Spring, but I do still have permissions available for both classes if people who want to enroll. So, if you know someone who would be interested in taking either class, have them get in touch with me and I will give them an enrollment permission. There's information about enrollment for both classes on this page: Online Courses -Myth-Folklore and Indian Epics.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Beware the Zombie Nouns. Find out more at this blog post.

Mythology Words in English: Today's mythology word in English is DRACONIAN, from Draco, the notorious lawgiver of Athens in the 7th century B.C.E. For details, see this blog post.

Featured Storybook: Tracking the Werewolf. Our hero, John Abbott, is tracking the werewolf, getting closer and closer . . . until we do indeed see the werewolves through his eyes.

Free Book Online: Indian Ghost Stories by S. Mukerji. This blog post provides additional information about the ghost stories that you will find in this book.

India Featured Book: Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata by Devdutt Pattanaik. This blog post provides additional information about this reading option for Indian Epics. If I had to pick just one version of the Mahabharata to read, it would be this one — and there is also a wonderful audiobook version available in Bizzell Library!

Today's Video: Jaya. This video provides a glimpse into Pattanaik's Jaya. Those of you in Indian Epics will be able to recognize what many of the illustrations show!

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is Different strokes for different folks (a proverb from the USA). Details at the Proverb Lab. It's a rhyming English version of the old Latin proverb: cuique suum, to each his own.

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is ready for Halloween: Creative thoughts got us to the Moon. Details at the blog.

Event on Campus: Jeff Provine, OU Ghost Tours Host, will be sharing stories of hauntings in Ellison Hall at 8PM in Ellison Plaza (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

Note: You can page back through the 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.