Sunday, March 5

Today is Sunday of Week 7. That means you need to finish the end-of-week assignments for Week 7, and you might want to do some extra credit assignments too! You can find all the assignments at the Class Calendar.

Class Procedures and Reminders

Project Stack. I don't update the Project stack as often on the weekends, but I'll update it at least once or twice today. If you want comments back on your assignment sooner rather than later, turn in your work earlier on Sunday rather than waiting until later. The sooner you are able to turn that in, the sooner you'll get comments back!

Week 8 Assignments. (repeat announcement) Because Week 8 is a Review Week, there is no new reading in Week 8. Instead, there are just some review activities, and I hope you will have fun with this change of pace for the middle of the semester!

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Punctuation. Let's eat, Grandma! Proof that punctuation saves lives.

Writing. Click here for the full-sized view: How Does the Act of Writing Affect Your Brain?

Words from Mythology. From the name of the Greek nymph Syrinx, we get the English word SYRINGE.

Featured Storybook. This project is from the Myth-Folklore class: Young Jamie and the Tasks of Titania. The children of the village are disappearing, and brave Jamie decides that he will rescue them, even if it means entering into a terrifying bargain with Titania, queen of the faeries.

Free Book Online: Today's free book is Mahabharata: The Greatest Spiritual Epic of All Time by Krishna Dharma. See the Freebookapalooza blog for links and the table of contents. This is a recent novelization of the Mahabharata, available free online thanks to the generosity of the author:

Words of Wisdom: Today's saying is The fuller the cup, the sooner the spill (a Chinese proverb). Find out more at the Proverb Lab. This is true of cups of coffee, and it is true of the "cup of life" too!

Video: I am so excited to share this TEDxOU video by Rijutha from Indian Epics: Bollywood’s impact on the patriarchal society in India. Find out more at The TEDxOU Videos.

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is ready to revise: Feedback is your cue to rethink and revise. You can find out more at the Growth Mindset blog.

Event on Campus: The University Chorale will perform at 3PM in Sharp Concert Hall (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

March 5: Howard Pyle. Today, March 5, marks the birthday in the year 1853 of the American illustrator and author, Howard Pyle. You can read about Howard Pyle's life and career in this Wikipedia article, and you can find a listing of his books at the Freebookapalooza. The image below shows one of Howard Pyle's paintings, The Mermaid:

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