Sunday, February 19

Today is Sunday of Week 5. It's time to finish the end-of-week assignments, and you might also want to do some extra credit assignments, especially if you missed some assignments last week because of midterms. You can find all the assignments at the Class Calendar.

Class Procedures and Reminders

Assignment Stack. I'll update the stack periodically over the weekend, and on Monday I'll start responding to the assignments in the order they were turned in, starting with the ones from Friday, then Saturday, and so on. The sooner you turn in your Project, the sooner I'll reply. Meanwhile, you can always check the stack to make sure I received your assignment.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Technology. Some metaphorical computing advice: Control-Alt-Delete. CTRL yourself... look for ALT solutions, and DEL situations that give you tension and negative energy. :-)

Punctuation. Because you can never have too much punctuation humor: Let's eat boys.

Words from India. This ancient Sanskrit word has taken on a new life in the digital world: AVATAR. The image shows the ten avatars of the god Vishnu:

Featured Storybook. This project is from the Myth-Folklore class: Norse Giant Perspectives. The giants are often the foes of the Norse gods such as Odin and Thor; in this Storybook you get to hear the stories told from the giants' point of view, with the giants as heroes of course.

Free Book Online: Today's free book is Nala and Damayanti: A Love-Tale of East India by Adelaide Rudolph. See the Freebookapalooza blog for links. This is one of the most famous love stories found in the Mahabharata:

Words of Wisdom: Today's saying is Be encouraged, O pilgrim, though your destination is far off (a Kashmiri proverb). Find out more at the Proverb Lab. The image shows a pilgrim to Mount Kailash.

Video: The video for today is OU Libraries Top 10. And remember: Bizzell Library is open until 2AM on Sundays: Bizzell Library Hours.

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is not giving up: You must persist despite setbacks. You can find out more at the Growth Mindset blog.

Event on Campus: This is not an event exactly, but an important date coming up: if you have not changed your OU password in the past year, you need to do that now. This Wednesday, February 22, anyone with an old password will be locked out of OU email, Canvas, etc., so make sure you change your password now! (details)

February 19: Ohíyesa. Today is the birthday of Charles Eastman, known also by his Dakota name, Ohíyesa; he was born in 1858. Eastman was the first Native American to receive a medical degree, and in his work as a doctor he treated the victims of the Wounded Knee Massacre in 1890; he was played by Adam Beach in the film Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (trailer below). You can find out more about Eastman's remarkable life at Wikipedia, and you might enjoy taking a look at his book Wigwam Evenings - Sioux Folk Tales (free to read online). This photograph shows Eastman in 1897:

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