Update: The Week 7 Project Feedback groups are available now. :-)
Class Procedures and Reminders
Project stack. As always on Monday, I will have a huge bunch of assignments in the Project stack that were turned in over the weekend or on Monday morning. The first thing I will do on Monday morning when I get to work is to update the list of items in the stack. Then, you will be able to check the stack to make sure I received your assignment.
Week 8 Review. This week (Week 7) is a week on the regular schedule, but Week 8 (next week) will be a review week: instead of new reading and a new story in your blog, you will be looking back at how the semester has gone so far. For those of you who have been working ahead and were waiting on those Week 8 assignments, they are available now!
Spring enrollment. Enrollment will be starting soon for Spring classes, and the online classes fill up really quickly. If any of you would like to enroll in MLLL-3043 Myth-Folklore or MLLL-4993 Indian Epics for this Spring, please let me know either this week or next week, and I will save you a place. Likewise, if you have a friend who would like to take the class, have them contact me now. I can always save a place if someone contacts me before enrollment actually starts.
The following items are for fun and exploration:
Spelling. A space makes all the difference: KID NAPPING versus KIDNAPPING.
Reading. I definitely feel this way about reading: Reading is dreaming with open eyes.
Words from India. A "shawl" is woven from the wool of the Kashmiri shawl-goat; compare also the word cashmere. Find out more here: SHAWL.
Featured Storybook. This project is from the Myth-Folklore class: Three Voyages to Utopia. In this Renaissance adventure, our bold travelers visits the land of Cockaigne, the lost city of Langarrow (now lost), and finally the remotest Utopia of all: Shangri-La in China.
Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat seeks out challenges: I don't do what's easy; I do what's hard. You can find out more at the Growth Mindset blog.
Event on Campus: There will be a Middle East Social Hour from 9:30AM-10:30AM in the Boren Lounge in Farzaneh Hall; it's a chance to meet Jack Tannous, a professor from Princeton who specializes in the history of Syriac Christianity and the Arabic Bible; he is one of the founders of the syri.ac website (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.