Saturday, March 26

Today is Saturday of Week 9. I hope you are having a nice weekend!

Class Procedures and Reminders

Project Stack. It is exciting to see people working ahead now as we get towards the end of the semester! I managed to get through all the projects turned in by noon on Thursday. If you turned something in later on Thursday or on Friday, it is still in the stack, and I'll be getting to those first thing on Monday. You can check the stack to make sure I received your assignment.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Taco Cat. I love palindromes and I love cats, so of course I cannot resist... Taco Cat!

Mythology Words in English: Today's mythology word in English is SATURDAY, which also comes from the name of the Roman god Saturn. For details, see this blog post.

Featured Storybook: Shadows of the Ishvara: A Search for the Truth. Where are the gods in the modern world? In this Storybook a young man in possession of a sword inscribed with the word "TRUTH" goes on a quest for the gods, meeting Brahma, Vishnu, Yama and, finally, Shiva.

Free Book Online: Eskimo Folk-Tales by Knud Rasmussen. This blog post provides additional information about the stories in this book, along with illustrations by Inuit artists. It's a reading option in the Myth-Folklore class!

India Featured Book: Jagannatha of Puri: Dreamt by a King, Sculpted by the Gods. This blog post provides additional information about this reading option for Indian Epics which tells the legend of the Jannath Temple.

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is As you make your bed, so you must lie on it (a French proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. This applies to people, too, of course!

Today's Video: Oldest Native American Drumming Video. This video contains the brief bits of film footage that are the oldest recorded films of Native American dancers and musicians dating back to the late 19th century.

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is exploring: Learning requires initial experimentation. Details at the blog.

Event on Campus: There will be a performance of Persian Classical Music at 8PM in Catlett Music Center (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.