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Sun 12/10 Finals
Week Hours Begin (FLC open 24 hours through 5 pm Sat. Dec 16)
Tue. 12/12 Friends of the Libraries Holiday Luncheon, 12 noon, Hughes-Trigg Ballroom West. Reservations Required.
Tue. 12/12 LEAD Program: Gillian McCombs on the Art of Leadership and Henry V,2:00 pm, Texana Rm.
Thu. 12/14 FLC Public Services Holiday Party, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, FLE 402
Fri. 12/15 Director's Holiday Party, 10:00 am, FLE 324
Sun. 12/17 CUL Libraries Closed
Mon 12/18 Winter Break Hours Begin (closed M-F at 5 pm, Closed Sat & Sun, through Fri. Dec. 22)
Tue. 12/19 All CUL Holiday Party, 12 noon - 2:00 pm, Texana Room, DeGolyer Library
Tue. 12/19 President's Holiday Party, 3:30 - 5:00 pm, Grand Ballroom, Umphrey Lee Center
Sat. 12/23 All CUL Libraries Closed through Mon. Jan. 1
Tue. 1/2/01 Winter Break Hours Resume (closed M-F at 5 pm, Closed Sat & Sun, through Sun. Jan 15)
Mon. 1/15 CUL Libraries Closed
LEAD Program: Gillian McCombs on the Art of
Leadership in "Henry V"
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2:00 pm. Gillian McCombs will expound on the art of leadership with examples from Shakespeare's play Henry V. If you haven't seen the movie yet (or at least not recently), come see it in preparation for Gillian's lecture. There will be two showings in CMIT 100D, in two parts each.
Monday, Dec. 4th: Part I of Henry V (beginning at 12:00)
Tuesday, Dec. 5th: Part II of Henry V (beginning at 12:00)
Wednesday, Dec. 6th: Part I of Henry V (beginning at 1:00 p.m.)
Thursday, Dec. 7th: Part II of Henry V (beginning at 1:00 p.m.)
Friends' Holiday Luncheon
Friends of the SMU Libraries/Colophon cordially invites you to a Holiday Luncheon, December 12, 2000, 12:00 noon, Hughes-Trigg Ballroom West. Dr. Ronald L. Davi SMU Professor emeritus of History and founder, SMU's Ronald L. Davis Oral History Program on the Performing Arts gives a multi-media presentation on "Interviewing the Stars." Reservations are required and must be received by December 6. Cost is $18 per person. Send checks, made payable to SMU, to: Friends of the SMU Libraries, SMU Box 750153 Dallas TX 75275-0153. For additional information, call 214-768-3225 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
CUL Holiday Party
Tuesday Dec. 19, 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm, DeGolyer Library, Texana Room
The annual holiday party is coming up, and LEAD is looking for volunteers to help decorate, set up the buffet table, replenish food and drinks throughout the party, and cleanup afterward. Please volunteer to help and/or bring food when the sign-up sheets come around in the next two weeks. We will also have an optional ornament exchange.
CUL Charity Drive
This year, the LEAD committee is sponsoring a charity drive for two local non-profits, the Denton State School and the North Texas Food Bank. Look for donation boxes in public service areas of all CUL libraries. North Texas Food Bank will accept any non-perishable food items. The Denton State School, a home for mentally impaired children and adults, needs clothing, personal care items and gifts. Click here for a complete list of suggested donations.
Winter can actually be a pleasant time to visit Texas State Parks. The Edwin J. Foscue Map Library now has a file box of recent Texas State Park maps available to help you plan your trip.
Upcoming Workshop: MS Outlook Exchange
Friday, January 5, 9:00-11:30 am, FLW G4
Wednesday, January 17, 1:30-4:00 pm, FLW G4
Cynthia Standfield will teach a workshop on using Outlook Exchange. Outlook Exchange enables users to read and send email
from SMU email accounts using WebMail, to view and share Outlook Calendars, and to coordinate meetings and
appointments. This workshop will be most useful for those who are already familiar with MS Outlook and who have an active
account on the new NT Exchange Server. Registration is required; please email email@example.com to register for one of
The Hamon Arts Library will be celebrating
its 10th anniversary during the month of December. This occasion
will be honored with a unique exhibit displayed outside of the library
and a reception for donors featuring special speakers and tours of the
01-Dec. Cammie Vitale Shuman, DeGolyer
16-Dec. Jorge Cruz, FLC Systems
16-Dec. David Farmer, DeGolyer
19-Dec. Sandra Setnick, FLC Ref
21-Dec. Brandon Pope, Hamon
Curt Holleman's article, "Electronic
Resources: Are Basic Criteria for the Selection of Materials Changing?"
has just been
published in the current issue (Spring 2000) of Library Trends. For readers not interested in the details of electronic publishing, Curt recommends cutting to the second part of the article covering such subjects as capitalism, marxism and postmodernism, and their relationship to library purchasing. Finally, Curt wants to condemn the Library Trends proofreader who introduced two subject-verb agreement errors to the article. It's not just the embarrassment of having the errors go out over his name; it's that he must discontinue his life-long habit of feeling superior to people who allow his least favorite grammatical error to slip into their publications.
Clayton Crenshaw (Hamon) has been awarded the 2001 Kevin Freeman Travel Scholarship, which will cover most of his expenses to attend the national Music Library association meeting, February 21-25, 2001, in New York City.
On October 12th, Jessica Setnick, Sandra Setnick's (FLC Reference)daughter, was presented with the 2000 Elisa Project Awareness Award in recognition of her work increasing awareness of eating disorders in the Dallas community. Jessica has a private practice as a dietitian, counseling individuals with eating disorders and speaking to community and professional groups. The Elisa Project is a non-profit organization with a mission of educating health professionals and the public about eating disorders.
Dwight Browne (CIP) is leaving CUL and Dallas, returning to New Jersey to operate his own business. Dwight’s last day is December 1st. We will miss him.
During the Benefits Fair, CIP staff won some of the prizes: Geailya Armour, a CD boom box, Sonia Graff, a legal portfolio with pad and Kris Reed, a DTCU shirt.
Maria Bellavance (CIP) has been reinstated by her church, All Saints Catholic Church in North Dallas, as its official Librarian.
One of Troy Sherrod's (FLC Periodicals) short stories has been selected for publication. The story, entitled "Divinity When It Rains," will appear in volume 24 of Primavera-- described as "the longest-running feminist literary magazine in the U.S."
Eileen Lemons (CUL
Public Services) last day is December 15.
Works by Linda Finnell are displayed in the Mildred Hawn Gallery in the exhibit entitled "Diaries, Handmade Books, and Other Ephemera". The exhibit runs from through December 8, 2000 and features many of Ms. Finnell's personal journals and diaries.
The display case directly outside of the Hamon Arts Library in the Owen
Arts Center will feature a special tribute commemorating the 10th anniversary
of the library. This exhibit will feature items such as the original model
of the library as well as several photographs of the library's construction
and ribbon-cutting ceremony.
If the holidays have you stressed out, take a joke break at the
Laffatorium. (Read at your own risk.)
Page author: Michelle
Last updated: 2-28-2001
Page URL: http://www.smu.edu/cul/news/dec2000.html