Saturday, April 9

Today is Saturday of Week 11. I hope you are enjoying the weekend!

Class Procedures and Reminders

Project Stack. It was pretty late on Friday, but I actually got through the stack of all the assignments turned in before noon on Thursday. If you turned in something on Thursday afternoon or Friday, it's in the stack, and you can check the stack to make sure I received your email. Given how weird the OU email has been acting lately, it's a good idea to check!

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Pony-Bologna. When it comes to English spelling, we need all the humor we can get. :-)

Indian Words in English: Today's word from India in English is CANDY, via Arabic qandi, from Sanskrit khanda. For details, see this blog post.

Featured Storybook: What It Is To Love Oisín. Oisín (Ossian) is one of the great national heroes of Ireland, and here you meet Oisín through the eyes of those who love him: his mother, his father, his lover Níamh Chinn Óir, and the land of Ireland itself.

Free Book Online: Stories of Beowulf by Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall. This blog post provides additional information about the contents of the book... for those of you who just can't get enough Beowulf (and Grendel).

India Featured Book: Indra and Shachi: The Lord of Heaven and his Devoted Wife. This blog post provides additional information about this reading option for Indian Epics which is full of Indra adventures. It's one of the comic books on Reserve in Bizzell.

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is Without people even paradise gets boring (a Polish proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. So, seek out some people to spend the weekend with!

Today's Video: Hell's Club. A lot of you have been doing mash-up storytelling styles, and this video is one of the most amazing video mash-ups I have ever seen!

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat believes in colearning: My peers can be my teachers. Details at the blog.

Event on Campus: You can see Thoroughly Modern Millie at 8PM in OU's Brackett Theatre on Elm Avenue (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

April 9: Tom Lehrer. Today, April 9, is the birthday of Tom Lehrer, born in 1928, an American mathematician and composer of some very funny satirical songs. If you have never experienced the joy of Tom Lehrer's incredible sense of humor, I recommend checking out the many Tom Lehrer songs and videos at YouTube. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TOM LEHRER! Here's one of his science songs: The Elements.

Here's one of his mythological songs: Oedipus Rex.

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.