Thursday, April 27

Today is Thursday of WEEK 14. Thursday morning until noon is the grace period if you did not finish the Reading Diary that was due on Wednesday... the last Reading Diary of the semester! Here is a link to this week's assignments.

Class Procedures and Reminders

Project Stack. On Wednesday, I read through all the assignments turned in by 10PM on Sunday. I'll finish the Sunday assignments today and move on to the assignments turned in during the week! You can check the stack to make sure I received your assignment.

Finishing the class. So many people are finishing up the class now, which is just great! As soon as you have the points you need for the grade you want (410 for an A, 360 for a B, 320 for a C), just let me know and I will mark the final grade for you in D2L so you will know that you are all done. If you have questions about any of that, please ask.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

The Dog Ate My Homework. Yes, your dog feels your pain at this crunch-time of the semester!

Indian Words in English: Today's word from India in English is JACKAL, which comes to English from Turkish çakal via Persian shaghal and ultimately Sanskrit srgalas. For details, see this blog post.

Featured Storybook: CSI: Indian Epics. The crime scene is the battlefield of Kurukshetra itself, with the deaths of Drona, Karna, and Bhishma demanding a thorough investigation.

Free Book Online: Heroes of Asgard by Annie Keary and E. Keary. This blog post provides additional information about the Norse myths in this book, which include the dramatic stories of Baldur and Loki, climaxing in Ragnarok, or the Twilight of the Gods.

India Featured Book: Bhagawat: The Krishna Avatar. This blog post provides additional information about this reading option for Indian Epics. It includes the entire Krishna legend, starting with his miraculous birth and the many demons he defeated in his youth.

Words of Wisdom: Today's proverb poster is Not my monkeys, not my circus (a Polish proverb). Details at the Proverb Lab. Here's the Polish: Nie moje małpy, nie mój cyrk.

Today's Video: The Divine Comedy ("Rapture" by Blondie). Yes, it's another video from the amazing Amy Burvall!

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is one I found on Google+ today: If you only focus on the problem, you might miss the easy solution. Details here blog.

Event on Campus: You can meet Simon Ortiz at the Native Languages Celebration at 3:30PM at Jacobson House, followed by a dinner at 5PM and a reading by Ortiz from 7PM-8PM (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online. Here is a video with Simon Ortiz from 2013:

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.