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NEW SECTION: CLASSIFIEDS
Fall (August 19, 2004 - December 11, 2004)
Fondren Library Center
For other library hours see web page at www.smu.edu/libraries/hours
Fall 24-Hour Study Hall (December 5, 2004 - December 11, 2004)
24-Hour Study Hall begins 9:00am Sunday, December 5, 2004 and ends
5:00pm Saturday, December 11, 2004
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY BREAK - SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2004 THROUGH SUNDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2004
Friday - December 31, 2004
Saturday - January 1, 2005
Sunday - January 2, 2005
Come join your colleagues for food, fun and festivities! An ornament exchange will take place at 1:00pm so don't forget your ornaments. Be on the lookout for sign up sheets. They should be circulating in your area now. Sign up sheets are due back to your LEAD representative by Thursday, December 9th!
Dean McCombs would like to invite everyone to her Holiday Tea. She hopes to see everyone there and advises you to come ready to eat drink and be merry!
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARIES PROGRAM
January 29, 2005 - Day Trippin' to Fort Worth,
Stop #1: Amon Carter Museum. On the opening day of the exhibit
Stamped with a National Character: Nineteenth-Century American Color-Plate Books, WILLIAM S. REECE, guest curator, gives a special
guided tour to the Friends.
Stop #3: Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT.) BARNEY LIPSCOMB, the Leonhardt Chair of Texas Botany at the BRIT, gives members a private tour of the herbarium and the botanical library. Dr. Lipscomb also presents a talk,
Art and Science: A Botanist's Eye: RedoutÚ and the Art of Floral Illustration, a look at the history and evolution of art and botanical science from the first century AD through the life of Pierre-Joseph RedoutÚ, one of the greatest botanical illustrators and flower painters of all time.
Bus leaves Moody parking lot at 9:00 am. Lunch included.
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Contact Alycen x83225 for more information.
JC PENNEY ARCHIVES
Documenting A Retail Legacy: SMU Introduces the JC Penney Archives
The CUL Staff
is cordially invited to
celebrating the generous donation of the JC Penney Archives
December 9, 2004
RSVP to Lee Batson at ext. 84222 or email email@example.com . Indicate that you are CUL staff.
SPECIAL CARE MASSAGES
Chris Giddens, RMT
Treat yourself !
Tuesday December 7th & Wednesday December 8th
10:00am to 1:00pm
LEAD has arranged for Chris Giddens (same guy as last year!), a registered massage therapist to provide chair massages for CUL staff at a wonderful rate of only $10.00 per 15 minute session. Massages will be in Fondren Rm 322 (next to the Systems office) Checks accepted, made payable to Chris Giddens.
Contact Angela Laack (8-3591) or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time. You can view the available times on the V-drive V:\ShareSpace\LEAD\Massages sign-up2004.doc Click "Read-Only" to view the document.
Please schedule your time as soon as possible!
CIP CANDIDATES ON CAMPUS
CUL's Cataloger Search Committee has scheduled three interviews:
Monday, December 6, 2004
Wednesday, December 8, 2004
Monday, December 13, 2004
As stated in the CIP Mission Statement "We share our expertise to facilitate access to information, provide solutions, and encourage innovation." Therefore, we are asking each candidate to prepare a 15 minute presentation to demonstrate how they would share their expertise in an area of cataloging of their choice to an audience defined by the candidates. There will be a short period after the presentation for questions from the audience. All presentations will be held in the Center for Information Processing (CIP) Conference Room. CUL staff are invited to attend.
Monday December 6th 11:00-11:30 am
Wednesday December 8th 11:00-11:30 am
Monday December 13th 11:00-11:30 am
FOOD FOR FINES
Food for Fines - this annual fine forgiveness program will take place from Monday, November 29 through Friday, December 10. Boxes will be placed at each circulation point in CUL.
This is a new section in which a 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 (email@example.com) so that we can introduce them to the rest of CUL. If you have a staff member in your area that you would like to nominate (new or old) please contact me. (You can even volunteer yourself :) )
EXHIBITS & PROGRAMS
FONDREN LIBRARY CENTER EXHIBITS
EXHIBITS FOR 2004/2005
First Part of Fall: ARCHAEOLOGY AND IDENTITY AT CHAVES/HUMMINGBIRD PUEBLO, NEW MEXICO.
[A seminar will be held in association with this exhibit.]
Second Part of Fall: MARSH TERRY: A Man for All Seasons.
First Part of Spring: PERIODICALS: An SMU Treasure--Old and New
Second Part of Spring: SCHOLARS OF SCIENCE: Claude Albritton and Harold Jeskey
Late April: Faculty Recognition Exhibit
WHAT HAPPENED THIS MONTH IN HISTORY:
1 Sherlock Holmes appeared for the first time in print in "A Study in Scarlet." (1887)
1 In Montgomery, Rosa Parks is arrested for refusing to give up her her seat in the front section of a bus. (1955)
2 Barney B. Clark receives the world's first artificial heart transplant. (1982)
7 Martin Van Buren becomes the eighth President of the United States, and the first president to be born in this country.
7 Thomas Edison exhibited the phonograph in 1877
7 Pearl Harbor was bombed in a surprise Japanese attack. It marked the U.S. entry into WWII.(1941)
10 Wyoming, a territory of the U.S., allowed women to vote and hold office (1869).
10 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize. (1964)
15 Sioux Chief Sitting Bull was killed by Indian police.(1890)
15 Gone With the Wind premiered in where else but Atlanta, Georgia. (1939)
15 Infamous band leader Glenn Miller died in a plane crash over the English Channel.(1944)
16 Boston residents protesting British taxation threw tea overboard on a British ship . The Boston Tea Party was the beginning of the American fight for independence.
16 The famous World War II "Battle of the Bulge" began. (1944)
17 The Wright Brothers made their first airplane flight at Kitty Hawk, N.C. (1903)
19 Charles Dickens published "A Christmas Carol". (1843)
21 The Pilgrims landed at Plymouth, Massachusetts. (1620)
19 Charles Dickens publishes A Christmas Carol. (1843)
21 "Snow White" premiered at theaters. (1937)
23 The transistor was invented by U.S. physicists John Bardeen, Walter H. Brittain, and William Shockley. (1947)
24 Franz Joseph Gruber composed "Silent Night". (1818)
25 Jesus Christ is born in a little town in Bethlehem (0)
25 William the Conqueror is crowned the King of England. (1066)
26 James Mason invents the coffee percolator. (1865)
27 Radio City Music Hall in New York City opens. (1932)
28 William F. Semple patented chewing gum. (1869)
30 Edwin Hubble announces the existence of other galactic systems. (1924) Yes, the Hubble telescope was laster named after him.
Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month
GERD Awareness Week (Gastroesophageal Reflux disease)
Hi Neighbor Month
Safe Toys and Gifts Month
Stress Free Family Holiday Month (US National)
Read A New Book Month
Write a Friend Month
1st Aids Awareness Day
2nd Eat a Red Apple Day
3rd National Fritters Day
4th Wear Brown Shoes Day
7th Chanukah lasts 8 days
9th National Pastry Day
11th National Noodle Ring Day
12th National Ding-a-Ling Day
12th Poinsettia Day
14th National Bouillabaisse Day
15th National Lemon Cupcake Day
16th National Chocolate covered Anything Day
17th National Maple Syrup Day
21st Hamburger Day
21st Winter Solstice (shortest day of the year)
24th National Eggnog Day
26th or 27th Boxing Day
27th Make Cut Out Snowflakes Day
28th National Chocolate Day
30th Bicarbonate of Soda Day
A LIBRARY'S WORST NIGHTMARE
Here are photos (during and after) of the flood that hit the University of Hawaii:
Can you decipher the REAL titles of these
exaggerated titles of very familiar Christmas tunes?
'Twas the night before Christmas and Santa's a
How to live in a world that's politically correct?
His workers no longer would answer to Elves,
Vertically Challenged they were calling themselves.
And labor conditions at the north pole
Were alleged by the union to stifle the soul.
Four reindeer had vanished, without much propriety,
Released to the wilds by the Humane Society.
And equal employment had made it quite clear
That Santa had better not use just reindeer.
So Dancer and Donner, Comet and Cupid,
Were replaced with 4 pigs, and you know that looked stupid!
The runners had been removed from his sleigh;
The ruts were termed dangerous by the E.P.A.
And people had started to call for the cops
When they heard sled noises on their roof-tops.
Second-hand smoke from his pipe had his workers quite frightened.
His fur trimmed red suit was called Unenlightened.
And to show you the strangeness of life's ebbs and flows,
Rudolf was suing over unauthorized use of his nose
And had gone on Geraldo, in front of the nation,
Demanding millions in over-due compensation.
So, half of the reindeer were gone; and his wife,
Who suddenly said she'd enough of this life,
Joined a self-help group, packed, and left in a whiz,
Demanding from now on her title was Ms.
And as for the gifts, why, he'd ne'er had a notion
That making a choice could cause so much commotion.
Nothing of leather, nothing of fur,
Which meant nothing for him. And nothing for her.
Nothing that might be construed to pollute.
Nothing to aim. Nothing to shoot.
Nothing that clamored or made lots of noise.
Nothing for just girls. Or just for the boys.
Nothing that claimed to be gender specific.
Nothing that's warlike or non-pacific.
No candy or sweets, they were bad for the tooth.
Nothing that seemed to embellish a truth.
And fairy tales, while not yet forbidden,
Were like Ken and Barbie, better off hidden.
For they raised the hackles of those psychological
Who claimed the only good gift was one ecological.
No baseball, no football; someone could get hurt;
Besides, playing sports exposed kids to dirt.
Dolls were said to be sexist, and should be passÚ;
And Nintendo would rot your entire brain away.
So Santa just stood there, disheveled, perplexed;
He just could not figure out what to do next.
He tried to be merry, tried to be gay,
But you've got to be careful with that word today.
His sack was quite empty, limp to the ground;
Nothing fully acceptable was to be found.
Something special was needed, a gift that he might
Give to all without angering the left or the right.
A gift that would satisfy, with no indecision,
Each group of people, every religion;
Every ethnicity, every hue,
Everyone, everywhere, even you.
So here is that gift, it's priced beyond worth.
May you and your loved ones enjoy peace on earth.
This is a new section where staff can list things that they are selling or giving away. Send items to ( well, not the actual item just a picture or brief description) firstname.lastname@example.org
Page author: Theresa Van Goethem Meyers