Sunday, September 11

Today is Sunday of Week 3. Make sure you finish the end-of-week assignments today, and you might want to do some extra credit assignments also. Hopefully you can get started on next week too! You can find all the assignments at the Class Calendar.

Class Procedures and Reminders

Review. If you are looking for an extra credit option to try, I'd really recommend the Review option. It's a chance for you to catch up on any announcements you missed last week, and you can also double-check on your Canvas Declarations.

Assignment Stack. You can check the stack to make sure I received your Project assignment; I'll be updating the stack periodically over the weekend, and on Monday I'll start responding to the assignments in the order they were turned in. If you want comments back sooner rather than later, turn your assignment in on Sunday morning or afternoon. If you wait until Sunday evening, it will probably take me until Thursday or Friday to get comments back to you.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Creativity. As you can probably guess from this class, I am a fan of living the creative life.

Writing. One way to live the creative life would be to... write a book.

Words from Mythology. Today's Greek word in English is CHIMERA.

Featured Storybook. This project is from the Indian Epics class: Tales of Kailasa. In this Storybook, you get to meet the mountain Kailasa and listen to him as he shares his stories with Shiva, the mountain's most famous resident.

Free Book Online: The Myth of the Birth of the Hero by Otto Rank. See the Freebookapalooza blog for links and the table of contents. You will find Classical heroes in this book like Perseus and Romulus, plus the Biblical heroes Moses and Jesus, along with heroes from other world cultures, including Karna from India (one of the heroes you will meet in the Mahabharata).

Words of Wisdom: Today's saying is Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience (the words come from Ralph Waldo Emerson). Find out more at the Proverb Lab. I thought this would be a good thought to share now, with so much of the semester still ahead.

Today's Video: King Tut ("Walking on the Sun" by Smash Mouth). This is another one of Amy Burvall's wonderful mash-ups. I'm sharing it today for those of you in Myth-Folklore who might be starting the Egyptian reading (for Week 4).

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is living the creative life too: Creativity requires thoughtful observation. You can find out more at the Growth Mindset blog.

Event on Campus: It's Science in Action and Object I.D. Day at the Sam Noble Museum with complimentary admission from 1PM till 5PM (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

September 11. The image below shows the "Tribute in Light" on the tenth anniversary of 9-11.

Check out the Twitter stream for information and fun stuff during the day.