Sunday, April 10

Today is Sunday of Week 11. Make sure you finish the end-of-week assignments today, and you might want to do some extra credit assignments also; they are a great way to finish up the class early! Here is a link to this week's assignments.

Class Procedures and Reminders

Project Stack. You can check the stack to make sure I received your assignment, and I'll update it a couple of times today. Given the weird things that have been happening with OU email, it's a good idea to check! And the sooner you get your project turned in, the sooner you will get comments back from me.

Extra credit options. The extra credit blog and project comment options will be coming to an end soon: this week (Week 11) and next week (Week 12) are the last weeks when those extra credit options are available; the other extra credit options will continue to be available, but not the extra commenting. So, especially if you are making up for missing work earlier in the semester and need lots of extra credit now, make sure to do those while you have the chance.

Finishing the class. As soon as you have the points you need for the grade you want in the class, you are done, and there are eleven students already done with the class! So, make a plan based on what grade you want to go for, and you can then mix-and-match, choosing the assignments you want to do and deciding when you want to finish. If you have any questions about that, let me know.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Creativity and Touch Typing. Learn about how typing can help your creativity, and you can improve your typing with the Ninja Cat game!

Indian Words in English: Today's word from India in English is TANK, from the Gujarati word tankh. For details, see this blog post.

Featured Storybook: The Goddess's Safe Haven. Durga is your hostess at this haven, a safe place for women to explore their lives and find inspiration for their next incarnation. Join one of the support groups and hear the stories that Draupadi, Amba, and Ahalya choose to share.

Free Book Online: Myths and Legends of the Celtic Race by T. W. Rolleston. This blog post provides additional information about the Irish mythological stories in this cook, including legends from the Ulster and Ossian tale cycles.

India Featured Book: The Iliad of the East: The Ramayana by Frederika Richardson Macdonald. This blog post provides additional information about this reading option for Indian Epics, which includes some beautiful episodes from the Ramayana.

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is First lay the egg, then cackle (an Estonian proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. In other words: don't boast until the deed is done.

Today's Video: Atma Bhakti. Here is a video from Manish Vyas about a recent music project:

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is Mrs. Bean, a cat who belongs to a friend of mine: Look boldly ahead. Details at the blog.

Event on Campus: There will be a free recital by the School of Music's Harp Ensemble at 6PM in Pitman Recital Hall (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

April 10: Lew Wallace. Today is the birthday of Lew Wallace, born in 1827, who was a Union general in the Civil War and later the governor of the New Mexico Territory — but who is most famous today for being the author of the novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, which was published in 1880. Below is an image from the 1959 film adaptation of the book starring Charlton Heston:

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.