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Thursday August 21, 2003 - December 12, 2003
|DIRECTOR'S TEA/NOVEMBER 17, 10:30am Texana Room, DeGolyer Library|
Fondren Library Center Schedule:
The DeGolyer Library,
the Friends of the SMU Libraries
and the Clements Center
for Southwest Studies
Louisiana Purchase, 1803-2003
Louisiana Purchase, 1803-2003
Bicentennial Exhibition & Lecture Series
16, The Tornado and the Treasure: Thomas Jefferson
the Louisiana Purchase, James Ronda, University of Tulsa
20, “In Territories So Extensive and Fertile”: Spanish and
Peoples in Louisiana Before the Purchase,
Cummins, Austin College
29, How the French Quarter Became Spanish Before
American in 1803, James Early, S.M.U.
17, Multicultural New Orleans, Jeremy Adams,
exhibition, curated by Ben Huseman, features books, maps,
prints from DeGolyer’s permanent collections,
the story of the clash of empires and cultures in the Trans-Mississippi
are at DeGolyer Library (McFarlin & Hilltop.)
open to the public.
begin at 6:00 pm., lectures at 7 pm.
additional information, call 214-768-3231.
MEADOWS MUSEUM TOUR/ Wednesday, November 5th,
Please join LEAD for this once in a lifetime event! We will gather at 9:50 am in the main foyer of the Meadows Museum. The tour will begin at 10:00am.
WORLD WAR II PROPAGANDA FILM FESTIVAL
Come one, come all to the World War II Propaganda Film Festival on Friday evening, November 7 and all day Saturday, November 8. Sponsored by the Friends of the SMU Libraries and NCMIT. For details, see below.
THIS SPACE FOR RENT
SOME PHOTOS FROM JAN BUFORD'S GOING AWAY PARTY
Dave Schmidt will be once again appearing on the DuPree Theater stage at the Irving Arts Center. This time he will be playing Felix Unger (Yes, that’s the tidy one.) in Neil Simon’s classic comedy The Odd Couple. Dave reports that it looks like it’s going to be a very strong production. Opening night is Friday, Nov. 7 and the show will run for three weekends, closing on Nov. 22. If you are interested in seeing Dave stretch his acting abilities by playing a character who is obsessive and anal-retentive, tickets can be reserved by calling the box office at 972-252-2787.
4TH ANNUAL SMUSA TALENT SHOW:
Theresa Van Goethem Meyers will be performing a song from the Broadway Musical Beauty and the Beast, Wednesday, November 12th at 11:00am in the Hughes-Trigg Ballroom. She will be accompanied by Janet Allmon. Lunch is $9.00, but the show id free. Reservations are required for both lunch and the show. Call Tiffany Jenson 8-3488 or e-mail her at email@example.com by November 6th to make reservations.
Lisa Wall is proud to announce the birth of her grandson Joseph Nathaniel Wall.
This is a new section in which a new CUL staff member will be featured each month. The purpose is to get to know each other a little better. Please feel free to send me the profiles of your newest staff members (firstname.lastname@example.org) so that we can introduce them to the rest of CUL.
Andrew (Andy) Norton
Andy has a BBA from UNT. He spent many years in the insurance and investment profession prior to returning to the academic field in 2001. Andy also worked in Access Services at the UTA library prior to his present position as a Library Specialist IV Periodicals Assistant at SMU. Presently Andy is working towards a Master's degree in History (Texas & southern US) at UTA. He began his thesis work this semester. Andy's future plans are to enroll in UNT's MLS program.
Andy enjoys vegetable gardening in his spare time and is also interested in genealogy having traced his family back seven generations. He loves to barbeque and enjoys volunteering for Habitat from time to time. Andy is an avid reader of history and enjoys a good poem from Keats or Frost. He is also an avid opera lover. Andy and his wife enjoy camping trips to east Texas. He also works with the youth at church and the Boy Scouts.
Andy's wife's name is Dana. She is currently serving a local church while pursuing ordination as a clergy woman in the United Methodist Church. They are in the process of adopting a baby from China and will be traveling to that country sometime in the next 12 months to get her. They also have a dog and a cat.
When asked to tell us one or two things about himself that not many people know, he replied: " I am distantly related to Patrick Swazye and Robert E. Lee. I love my Ford pick up truck."
EXHIBITS & PROGRAMS
FONDREN LIBRARY CENTER EXHIBITS
International Studies: A World Learning Experience, October28, 2003-January 10, 2004.
Homecoming: It's in the Cards, October 27th, 2003 - November 14, 2003.
JFK: Forty Years--A Time to Remember, November 15, 2003- December 5, 2003.
Dawn Youngblood of the Edwin J. Foscue Map Library generally does not like it when people write on maps, but sometimes a personal note on a historic map gives us a feeling for those who have gone before; their personality and tribulations -- and sometimes, a feeling of just how important maps were to them. A wonderful example of this came up at the last meeting of the Texas Map Society last month. A historian reported he had discovered the following note hand written on the back of an 1832 map of Texas purchased in Indiana:
My name is Tom Johnson
Certainly Mr. Johnson must have fit in very well with Texans of his day.
The next meeting of the Texas Map Society is in Abilene the first week-end of April. E-mail Dawn if you would like further details.
And don't forget to drop in to see our map exhibit at the Hawn Gallery in Hamon Arts:
Geologists’ Maps of a Changing World:
Works from the Collection of Dr. C. Reid Ferring
An exhibit sponsored by the Edwin J. Foscue Map Library
Hawn Gallery, Southern Methodist University
Exhibit open October 23 through December 30, 2003Many thanks to Ellen Buie Niewyk for painstakingly framing most of the pieces in the exhibit; to Sam Ratcliffe for pounding nails in the wall with 1/8-inch precision and fine-tuning our installation plan; to Ganesh Devappa for help with meausring this all out; to Hannah Watson for formatting and cutting out the labels; and to Nayera Sadek for watching over the Map Library while all of this was going on. It was truly a team effort, and the Hawn Gallery, under the care of Tim Silcox and Sam Ratcliffe, is truly a state of the art facility. We are grateful to have its use to promote the importance of maps both historically and geologically. The change in ideas and understanding that these maps represent truly does impact us all.
PHOTOS OF THE EXHIBIT OPENING:
According to the 2003 Chase's Calendar of Events November is:
Aviation History Month
I am So Thankful Month
National Adoption Month
1st-7th National Fig Week
Peanut Butter Lovers' Month
3rd Cliché Day
8th-14th Pursuit of Happiness Week
13th World Kindness Day
14th Loosen Up, Lighten Up Day
17th-23rd Children's Book Week
19th Have a Bad Day Day
20th Name Your PC Day
24th-30th Better Conversation Week
28th Sinkie Day
30th Stay Home Because You're Well Day
DID YOU KNOW?
Page author: Theresa Van Goethem Meyers