Wednesday, February 17

Today is Wednesday of WEEK 5. Wednesday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you did not finish the Reading Diary that was due on Tuesday.

Class Procedures and Reminders

Project Stack. I've read and replied to assignments turned in before noon on Sunday; today I'll be working on the assignments turned in on Sunday afternoon. You can check the stack to make sure I received your assignment. Please wait until you get comments back from me on your current Project assignment before moving on to the next part of your Project; I'll be sure to get through the whole stack before the weekend.

You really can call me Laura! (repeat announcement) As I mentioned before, you really can call me Laura. No need to be formal and call me Dr. Gibbs, and since I'm not a professor, that title is actually not correct. In any case, since I'm on a first-name basis with all of you, please do the same and just call me Laura. Really!

Storytelling Style. It's Wednesday, so I'm sharing another possible storytelling style if you're looking for a new idea: Screenwriting Style — which is great for all kinds of interview formats, including television talk shows, and you can find more Storytelling ideas if you want to explore other possibilities for your storytelling post this week.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Mr. William Shakespeare's Insult Generator. I've seen a lot of these Shakespearean insult generators, but this one is the most fun I think! Give it a try: Insult Generator.

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

Featured Storybook: Changeling of the Seasons. In stories about spring, summer, autumn, and winter, you will learn the strange history of the fairies and the human race itself.

Free Book Online: Tales of the Punjab by Flora Annie Steel. This blog post provides additional information about the contents of the book. You will find animal stories in here, along with the adventures of Raja Rasalu.

India Featured Book: Karna: Brave, Generous, Ill-Fated Prince. This blog post provides additional information about this reading option for Indian Epics. Karna is one of my favorite characters in the Mahabharata!

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is The birth of a golden deer is impossible; nevertheless, Rama longed for the chase (a proverb from India). Details at the Proverb Lab. Those of you who are in Indian Epics will recognize this allusion to the Ramayana!

Today's Video: Rang Rangiya. Of all of Maati Baani's videos, I think this one is my favorite. Here is what Nirali and Kartik say about the video: "The song speaks of how our generation can change the world through the language and colors of love for our fellow human beings, irrespective of their caste, creed, religion and country. In response to all the violence that is unfolding across the world, we humbly present this offering of a joy-filled collaboration between several Indian and Pakistani musicians."

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is ready to get going: Just keep going: action overcomes fear. Details at the blog.

Event on Campus: Here is an announcement from Jasmine in Myth-Folklore — MISSA, the Management Information Systems Student Association, is offering a Lunch-and-Learn with Phillips 66 at 12:30-1:30 in Price 2065. This is a great opportunity to meet firms, have lunch, and meet people (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

And . . . it's WAFFLES FOR WRITERS. On the third Wednesday of each month you can enjoy waffles and work on your writing at the Writing Center from 9AM to 11AM in Wagner 280. Find out more at the Writing Center website.

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.