Thursday, March 30

Today is Thursday of WEEK 10. There is nothing due today, which makes it a good time to work ahead and do some extra credit if you can. Doing extra credit is one way you can finish the class early and have more time for the end-of-semester crunch in your other classes. Here is a link to this week's assignments.

Update: The Week 10 blog groups are ready to go! :-)

Class Procedures and Reminders

Project Stack. Yesterday, I read and replied to the assignments turned in by 10PM on Sunday, and I should be able to finish up the Sunday assignments today, and then move on to the assignments turned in during the week. Meanwhile, you can check the stack to make sure I received your email.

The following items are for fun and exploration:

Life. This is some good life advice here: Embrace change.

Writing. Another example of how punctuation saves lives: Cooking her family and her dog.

Words from Mythology. From the Greek legend of "Narcissus," we get the English word NARCISSIST.

Featured Storybook. This project is from the Indian Epics class: The House to a Wife of Many. A mysterious old house right next to the graveyard, a woman widowed more than once: what secrets does that old house hold? Open the journal... and read the horror written there.

Free Book Online: Today's free book is Tales of the Cochiti Indians by Ruth Benedict.. See the Freebookapalooza blog for links and the table of contents, and you can learn more about the Cochiti people and about Ruth Benedict at Wikipedia.

Words of Wisdom: Today's saying is A running horse has no need of spurs (a Latin proverb). Find out more at the Proverb Lab. Here's the Latin version for those of you who are Latin students: Equo currenti non opus calcaribus.

Video: The video for today is a Smithsonian video about Native American Ledger Art. Find out more about Ledger Art at Wikipedia.

Growth Mindset: Today's growth mindset cat is not giving up: Obstacles teach you to leap higher. You can find out more at the Growth Mindset blog.

Event on Campus: The Muslim Students' Association has Cultural Food Night this evening at 6:30PM at the Community Inclusion Center (details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

March 30: Maxfield Parrish. Today marks the anniversary of the death of the marvelous American illustrator, Maxfield Parrish, who was born in 1870 and lived a very long life indeed; he died in 1966. You can read about Parrish's life and career in this Wikipedia article, and the Art Passions website has an extensive gallery of his work; the image below is an illustration for Puss in Boots:

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