Class Procedures and Reminders
Project Stack. I've read and replied to projects turned in on Sunday by 6PM, and I'll be working today on the projects turned in on Sunday evening. You can check the stack to make sure I received your assignment.
My schedule today. They may be doing work on the Internet service in my neighborhood, so I am not sure if I will be online as usual or not. I may be slow to respond, but I should be able to get back to any email inquiries by the end of the day.
OU BIT. As part of the enrollment/advising preparation that goes on every semester, I just learned about an OU service that I did not know about before: OU BIT. It's a way that you can access help for someone at OU (student, staff, faculty) that you think could be in trouble because of drugs, alcohol, untreated depression, or some other serious distress. Their phones are staffed 24/7, and you can find out more at the BIT website. I wanted to make sure to let everybody know about this service; perhaps you all know about it already, but it was new to me!
Punctuation. I am a fan of the semicolon, so of course I was curious to read this Interview with a Semicolon. An unhappy Semicolon, as you can see:
GrammarCatz. These guilty cats are having the usual LOLCat trouble with the English language. Find out more at the GrammarCatz blog, and there is more about the linguistics of LOLSpeak below too.
Words of Wisdom: Today's saying is Fall down seven times, get up eight (a Japanese proverb). Find out more at the Proverb Lab. You never know how many times you will fall, but just call that "x" and then make sure you get up "x+1" times:
Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is following some great advice from Neil Gaiman: Make glorious, amazing mistakes. You can find out more at the Growth Mindset blog.
Event on Campus: There will be a lecture by Prof. Shervin Malekzadeh at 3PM today in 145 Farzaneh Hall on the topic of women, schooling, and politics in post-revolutionary Iran (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.