CUL NEWSLETTER

NOVEMBER 2003

CENTRAL UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES, SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY

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NEW SECTION: STAFF SPOTLIGHT

 

CALENDAR

FALL SEMESTER 2003

Thursday August 21, 2003 - December 12, 2003

  • Monday through Thursday . . . . . 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.

  • Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 a.m. to midnight

  • Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:00 a.m. to midnight

  • Sunday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

DIRECTOR'S TEA/NOVEMBER 17, 10:30am Texana Room, DeGolyer Library
 

OPPORTUNITIES

The DeGolyer Library, 

the Friends of the SMU Libraries 

and the Clements Center for Southwest Studies

co-sponsor:

The Louisiana Purchase, 1803-2003

A Bicentennial Exhibition & Lecture Series

DeGolyer Library, S.M.U.

October 2003-February 2004

 

Oct. 16, The Tornado and the Treasure: Thomas Jefferson

and the Louisiana Purchase, James Ronda, University of Tulsa

 

Nov. 20, “In Territories So Extensive and Fertile”: Spanish and

English-Speaking Peoples in Louisiana Before the Purchase,

Light Cummins, Austin College

 

Jan. 29, How the French Quarter Became Spanish Before

Becoming American in 1803, James Early, S.M.U.

 

Feb. 17, Multicultural New Orleans, Jeremy Adams, S.M.U.

The exhibition, curated by Ben Huseman, features books, maps,

and prints from DeGolyer’s permanent collections,

telling the story of the clash of empires and cultures in the Trans-Mississippi region.

 

All lectures are at DeGolyer Library (McFarlin & Hilltop.)

Free and open to the public.

 Receptions begin at 6:00 pm., lectures at 7 pm.

 For additional information, call 214-768-3231.

DIRECTOR'S TEAS:
  • October 14, 3pm at ISEM
  •  November 17, 10:30am in the Texana
  •  December 15, 10:30am in the Dean's Suite
MEADOWS MUSEUM TOUR/ Wednesday, November 5th, 10:00am.

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.

WWII Propaganda

Film Festival

November 7 & 8

Dallas Hall 306

McCord Auditorium

Co-Sponsored by

The Norwick Center for Media & Instructional Technology and

The Friends of the SMU Libraries

 

Friday, Nov. 7th
7pm - 10pm

Introduction - Lisa Wall - CMIT
*
Speaker - Sean Griffin - SMU Div. of Cinema/TV
*
Japoteurs
– 9 minutes
Russian Rhapsody
– 11 minutes
Snafu Spies – 3 minutes
Snafu Rumors – 3 minutes
Snafuperman – 3 minutes
Cartoons Go To War – 50 minutes
*
Break -
10 minutes
*
Speaker - Jim Hopkins - SMU History Dept
*.
White Cliffs of Dover
– 3 minutes
London Can Take It – 9 minutes
Listen to Britain – 19 minutes
Battle of Britain – 54 minutes

 

Please join us for an informative, insightful event that will showcase
some of the best propaganda films
of the World War II era.
*
Admission is Free
*
For additional information or questions,
please contact Lisa Wall
at 214-768-4397   or  lwall@smu.edu

 

Saturday, Nov. 8th
10am - 5pm

Introduction - Lisa Wall - CMIT
*
Speaker - Rick Worland - SMU Div. of Cinema/TV
*
Day of Freedom
– 17 minutes
Excerpts from Olympia

80 minutes
*
Lunch - 12pm - 1pm
*
Speaker - Rick Worland - SMU Div. of Cinema/TV
*
Battle of Midway
– 16 minutes
The Battle of San Pietro

37 minutes
The Memphis Belle – 40 minutes
*
Break
- 10 minutes
*
Speaker - Kevin Heffernan - SMU Div. of Cinema/TV
*
Let There Be Light
– 58 minutes
My Japan – 17 minutes
Japanese Relocation - 10minutes
Our Job in Japan – 18 minutes

DIVISION NEWS

 

  STAFF NEWS

NOVEMBER BIRTHDAYS

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

SOME PHOTOS FROM JAN BUFORD'S GOING AWAY PARTY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STAFF ONSTAGE:

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 tjenson@mail.smu.edu by November 6th to make reservations.

STAFF SPOTLIGHT

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 (tvangoet@mail.smu.edu) so that we can introduce them to the rest of CUL.

 

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.

HAMON EXHIBIT

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

this is my knife (picture of bowie knife)

Take my map

and I'll take your life!

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:

 

 

 

 

LIGHTER SIDE

According to the 2003 Chase's Calendar of Events November is:

 

DID YOU KNOW?
  • October Astrological Signs:
    • Libra: September 23-October 22
    • Scorpio: October 23-November 21
  • October Birthstones: 
    • opal
    • tourmaline
  • October Flower
    • Calendula
 
 

 

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