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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
THANKSGIVING BREAK HOURS
Wednesday, November 26 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 27 closed
Friday, November 28 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 29 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Otis Dozier sketchbooks exhibition November 11th,
10:30am, Hawn Gallery (Hamon Library)
A reception will follow in the Bonelli Commons. Watch your e-mail for further deatils.
DEAN'S TEA Wednesday,
November 10th 10:00am, Texana Room.
The Dean's Tea will be at 10 am on November 10 in the Texana Room. This event will honor Marsh Terry, the E. A. Lilly professor of English at SMU. The exhibit "Marsh Terry: A Man for All Seasons" opened October 25 and runs through January 10, 2005. It's located in the lobby of Fondren Library Center. Please make a special effort to come to congratulate Marsh on fifty years at SMU.
|FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARIES PROGRAM|
SMUSA TALENT SHOW
Date of Show: Wednesday, November 17
Time of Show: 11:30am-1pm
Location of Show: Hughes-Trigg Ballroom and Prefunction Area
CUL participants: Theresa Van Goethem Meyers and Janet Allmon
MEADOWS CHORAL UNION CONCERT Sunday, November
7th, 3:00pm; Cartuh Auditorium
The Meadows Choral Union, under the direction of Dr. Alfred Calabrese, will be performing old favorites from 40 years of SMU choir tours. CUL participants: Theresa Van Goethem Meyers. Cost: $12 adult, $9 senior, $6 student/SMU
THIS SPACE FOR RENT!
Hamon Library's Sam Ratcliff
and Ellen Niewyk are featured in the Fall '04 issue of
Legacies magazine. Ellen's article A Lady Blacksmith: The Jewelry and
Metalwork of Velma Davis Dozier chronicles the life and work of Velma
Dozier. Sam's profile of Velma's husband Otis also appears is this issue:
Otis Dozier: A Centennial Celebration. Both articles coincide with the Hawn
Gallery's latest exhibition of the same name. Otis Dozier: A Centennial
Celebration, which will run October 15 - December 5th in the Hamon Art's
Library. Please join me in congratulating your
Hamon Library's Sam Ratcliff and Ellen Niewyk are featured in the Fall '04 issue of Legacies magazine. Ellen's article A Lady Blacksmith: The Jewelry and Metalwork of Velma Davis Dozier chronicles the life and work of Velma Dozier. Sam's profile of Velma's husband Otis also appears is this issue: Otis Dozier: A Centennial Celebration. Both articles coincide with the Hawn Gallery's latest exhibition of the same name. Otis Dozier: A Centennial Celebration, which will run October 15 - December 5th in the Hamon Art's Library.
Please join me in congratulating your colleagues!
Here are some photos from Brandon Pope's going away party. He will be missed!
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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:
2 Peter the Great becomes Emperor of Russia (1721)
3 First Opium War between China and Britain begins. (1839)
3 Clarence Birdseye marketed frozen peas (1952)
4. Abraham Lincoln married Mary Todd (1842)
6 Abraham Lincoln elected President of the United States (1860)
7 Cartoonist Thomas Nast depicts Republican party as an elephant in a cartoon in Harper's Weekly. (1874)
8 Montana became the 41st State (1889)
8 President Franklin D. Roosevelt forms the Civil Works Administration to help create jobs for millions of workers unemployed during the Great Depression. (1933)
9 Giant Pandas are discovered in China (1927)
10 Direct dial telephone service is first available coast to coast. (1951)
10 Sesame Street premiered on PBS television (1969)
10 The Edmund Fitzgerald and it's entire crew is lost during a storm on Lake Superior. (1975)
11 Forty one Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower sign a compact calling for a "body Politick" just off the Massachusetts coast. (1620)
12 The space shuttle Columbia was launched for the 2nd time. This was the first time a space vehicle was used more than once. (1981)
13 The Holland Tunnel under the Hudson River opens to the public, connecting New York City and New Jersey. (1927)
13 The minimum draft age was lowered from 21 to 18 (1942)
14 The first streetcar went into operation (1832)
14 Yale University goes Co-ed. (1968)
15 The Continental Congress approves the Articles of Confederation. (1777)
19 Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address. (1863)
20 Ford quit making the unpopular Edsel (1959)
22 President John F. Kennedy, the youngest person to become a U.S. president, is assassinated in Dallas, Texas as his motorcade traveled through the city. (1963)
23 A patent is issued for the horseshoe manufacturing machine. (1835)
24 Charles Darwin publishes his theory on evolution "On the Origin of the Species", sparking great controversy. (1859)
26 The first lion was exhibited in America (1716)
28 The "Grande Ole Opry "debuts on radio. (1925)
30 The United Stated and Great Britain sign a peace treaty in Paris, formally ending the Revolutionary War. (1782)
The first Thanksgiving was celebrated between the Pilgrims and the Indians in 1621.That first feast was a three day affair. Life for the early settlers was difficult. The fall harvest was time for celebration. It was also a time of prayer, thanking God for a good crop. The Pilgrims and the Indians created a huge feast including a wide variety of animals and fowl, as well as fruits and vegetables from the fall harvest. This early celebration was the start of today's holiday celebration. Like then, we celebrate with a huge feast.
Today, most of us enjoy Turkey with "all the trimming". The "trimming" include a wide variety of foods that are a tradition for your family. Those traditional foods often replicate the foods at the first Thanksgiving feast. While others, are traditional ethnic or religious groups recipe, or a special food item that your family always serves at Thanksgiving dinner. Then, to top it off, pumpkin pies, apple pies, an even mince meat pies are bountiful around the table.
The American traditions of Thanksgiving revolve around a huge and lavish meal, usually with Turkey as the centerpiece. For those who do not like Turkey, a Roast or Prime Rib is common. As tradition has it in most families, a special prayer of thanks precedes the meal. In many homes, family members will each mention something they are very thankful for.
Did you know? Potatoes were not part of the first Thanksgiving. Irish immigrants had not yet brought them to North America.
After the first Thanksgiving, the observance was sporadic and almost forgotten until the early 1800's. It was usually celebrated in late September or October. In 1941, Congress made it a national holiday and set the date as the fourth Thursday in November.
The First Thanksgiving
On June 20, 1676, the governing council of Charlestown, Massachusetts, held a meeting to determine how best to express thanks for the good fortune that had seen their community securely established. By unanimous vote they instructed Edward Rawson, the clerk, to proclaim June 29 as a day of thanksgiving, our first. That proclamation is reproduced here in the same language and spelling as the original:
"The Holy God having by a long
and Continual Series of his Afflictive dispensations in and by the present
War with the Heathen Natives of this land, written and brought to pass
bitter things against his own Covenant people in this wilderness, yet so
that we evidently discern that in the midst of his judgments he hath
remembered mercy, having remembered his Footstool in the day of his sore
displeasure against us for our sins, with many singular Intimations of his
Fatherly Compassion, and regard; reserving many of our Towns from Desolation
Threatened, and attempted by the Enemy, and giving us especially of late
with many of our Confederates many signal Advantages against them, without
such Disadvantage to ourselves as formerly we have been sensible of, if it
be the Lord's mercy that we are not consumed, It certainly bespeaks our
positive Thankfulness, when our Enemies are in any measure disappointed or
destroyed; and fearing the Lord should take notice under so many Intimations
of his returning mercy, we should be found an Insensible people, as not
standing before Him with Thanksgiving, as well as lading him with our
Complaints in the time of pressing Afflictions:
Thanksgiving, 1864, was proclaimed by
President Abraham Lincoln in these words:
"It has pleased Almighty God to prolong our national life another year...to favor as well our citizens in their homes as our soldiers in their camps, and our sailors on the rivers and seas, with unusual health.
"He has largely augmented our free population by emancipation and by immigration, while He has opened to us new sources of wealth, and has crowned the labor of our working men in every department of industry with abundant rewards.
"Moreover, He has been pleased to animate and inspire our minds and hearts with fortitude, courage and resolution sufficient for the great trial ... into which we have been brought by cause of freedom and humanity ...
"Now, therefore, I .... do hereby appoint and set apart the last Thursday in November next as a day which I desire to be observed by all my fellow-citizens, wherever they may e then, as a day of thanksgiving and praise to Almighty God, the beneficent Creator and Ruler of the universe.
"And I do further recommend to my fellow-citizens aforesaid, that on that occasion they do reverently humble themselves in the dust, and from thence offer up penitent and fervent prayers and supplications to the great Disposer of events for a return of the inestimable blessings of peace, union and harmony throughout the land which it has pleased Him to assign as a dwelling-place for ourselves and for our posterity throughout all generations."
Did You Know?
Thanksgiving is not just a US
The average American eats 18 lbs. of turkey a year.
The average person consumes 4500 calories on Thanksgiving Day.
'Twas the night of
Turkey Roasting Guide:
(Thanks to Toni Nolen for this submission)
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