Saturday, November 12

Today is Saturday of Week 12. I hope you are enjoying the weekend, and if you want to take advantage of this time to work ahead and finish early, Weeks 12, 13, 14, and 15 are all available in the Class Calendar.

Class Procedures and Reminders

Project Stack. Yesterday, I read and replied to all the Week 11 assignments in the stack, and most of the Week 12 assignments too. You can check the stack to make sure I received your assignment; I'll update the stack periodically over the weekend.

My schedule next week. Because I'll be out of town next Friday, that means I won't have as many days next week for responding to projects. That means you need to turn in your project either today or on Sunday if you want to get comments back from me before Friday. You can still turn in a project during the Monday morning grace period, but you might not get comments back until the next week (November 22).

Thanksgiving. Yes, Thanksgiving is on its way! In this class you get a whole week off for Thanksgiving; you can find out more about how that works on the Week 13 page.

Michaela's survey. (repeat announcement) Here is another Capstone survey; this one comes from Michaela in Indian Epics, and it is for past study abroad participants (Michaela is studying the relationship between language study and study abroad satisfaction): Study Abroad Survey. If you have done Study Abroad, please share your thoughts!

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Punctuation. Here's another example of how punctuation saves lives, including pet lives: it's Rachel Ray cooking her family and her dog.

Writing. If you are font-aware, perhaps you will like John Atkinson's Elefonts.

Words from India. This is an animal name that comes to English via India: CHEETAH.

Featured Storybook. This project is from the Indian Epics class: Kamaveda, Love Therapist. Humans and gods alike can have troubled love lives — and what better therapist to consult for help than Kamadeva, the Hindu god of love?

Free Book Online: The Norwegian Fairy Book by Clara Stroebe. See the Freebookapalooza blog for links and the table of contents. Those of you in Myth-Folklore will be starting on the European reading units next week, and there are so many European books at the Freebookapalooza also!

Words of Wisdom: Today's saying is Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad. . Find out more at the Proverb Lab. This is a contemporary saying, one that I see floating around on the Internet:

Today's Video: Karma. I thought you might all be interested in this animation of karma from Epified TV:

Growth Mindset: Nothing is going to stop today's growth mindset cat: Break through the barriers. You can find out more at the Growth Mindset blog.

Event on Campus: The School of Music will present a Violin and Piano Recital, featuring guest artist Penny Kruse, at 8PM in Pitman Recital Hall (details). Here is a Soundcloud recording from Penny Kruse: Chinese Folk Dance Suite.

November 12: Bahaullah. Today, November 12, marks the birthday in the year 1817 of the great religious leader named Bahaullah ("Glory of God") who founded the Bahai faith. Estimates place the number of Bahai faithful at between five and six million ... including a Bahai community in Norman. The life of Bahaullah is filled with many dramatic events, as you can read in this Wikipedia article; below is a photo of Bahaullah from 1868:

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