CUL NEWSLETTER

SEPTEMBER 2004

CENTRAL UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES, SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY

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NEW SECTION: CLASSIFIEDS 

 

CALENDAR

LIBRARY HOURS:

 Fall (August 19, 2004 - December 11, 2004)

Fondren Library Center

  • Monday-Thursday: 8:00am-2:00am
  • Friday: 8:00am-midnight
  • Saturday: 9:00am-midnight
  • Sunday: 1:00pm-2:00am

Hamon Library

  • Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am- 12:00 am
  • Friday:8:00 a.m.-  6:00 pm
  • Saturday:9:00 a.m.-  5:00 pm
  • Sunday:1:00 p.m.- 12:00 am

For other library hours see web page at www.smu.edu/libraries/hours 

LEAD EVENT Tuesday October 12th, 12noo-1:00pm; Science basement

Snacks and drinks will be provided.

The Security Team will give a presentation on the recommendations that they have made for the Fondren Library Center. 

Team members: Sandra Setnick, Cyndi Ruppi, Brad Wehring, Cindy Olson, Dev Bickston

What they will cover:

  • Introduction and how committee formed
  • Security policy/procedures approved by DPG (i.e. what to do if patrons are found in building before or after hours.)
  • Computer equipment and security
  • Card Reader Access, FLC door ajar problems, Student ID badges. Exit interview Forms
  • Demo of emergency equipment and their locations
  • Question/Answer period at end of the presentation

OPPORTUNITIES

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARIES PROGRAM

Friends of the SMU Libraries/Colophon
invite you to a panel discussion

“Writing and Reading Dallas:
Distinguished Authors Analyze Dallas
Past and Present”

Wednesday, 27 October 2004

Moderator
Michael V. Hazel
Dallas historian

Panelists:

Jay Brakefield
writer
Darwin Payne
SMU professor emeritus of communications
Ruth Morgan
SMU professor emeritus of political science and provost emeritus
Robert Hastings
University of Texas at Arlington professor of history

7:00 pm Reception
7:30 pm Discussion followed by book signings
Books available for sale at the event
The Forum, Hughes-Trigg Student Center
3140 Dyer

For further information, call 214-768-3225
Parking available in the Visitors’ Lot at University and Airline
 

A GREAT MEMORIAL

Dear Fellow Library Colleagues,

As many of you know, Lee Milazzo died on Thursday, September 10. Lee had a long history with SMU and the libraries. He served as the university archivist, worked with the Friends of the SMU Libraries, and taught history. Many of the family members are connected to SMU as well. His wife Jeanne works in the Cox School of Business, sons Joe and John are both members of the CUL staff, and Chris works for Information Technology.

Gillian McCombs has received quite a number of phone calls and emails inquiring how to honor Lee. We decided to set up a book fund here at CUL as a way to memorialize him and his many contributions to the world of books. In addition, we will place a brick in the Friends plaza as a remembrance.

The family is very pleased with this way of remembering Lee. After contributions are received, the Milazzos will have the opportunity to help decide on the books for the libraries. John Milazzo is designing a special bookplate to adhere to the books purchased with the donations.

You may send your donation to Amy Carver, CUL Development Officer, Box 135. Checks should be made payable to the SMU Libraries. We would like to receive contributions by November 1 so that we can give a complete list of donors to the family.

We hope that you feel, as we do, that this is a fitting way to honor Lee.

DIVISION NEWS

THIS SPACE FOR RENT!

 

  STAFF NEWS

OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

7-Oct             

Searles, Judy

CUL

18-Oct            

McCombs, Gillian

CUL Director

20-Oct            

Dworaczyk, Bill

CMIT

 

CONGRATS!

On September 18th,  Tim Silcox's son Michael married Melinda Taylor at a ceremony at the Trois Estate in Austin. After a honeymoon in Hawaii, they will live here in Dallas.

 

 

WAY TO GO!

Who remembers Arthiss Kliever, who worked at CIP?
There is a very nice article in PEOPLE magazine, October 4th issue, about her private library which she opened in her house for the neighborhood children.

STAFF SPOTLIGHT

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 (tvangoet@mail.smu.edu) 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

Fall Exhibits:

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.

Homecoming Exhibit

Spring Exhibits:

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

LIGHTER SIDE

WHAT HAPPENED THIS MONTH IN HISTORY:

 1 Walt Disney World opened in Orlando, Florida (1971)

2 Peanuts comic strip by Charles Schultz first appeared in newspapers (1950)

3 Frank Robinson becomes major leagues baseball's first black manager for the Cleveland Indians. (1974)

5 The World Series was broadcast on radio for the first time (1921)

6 Thomas Edison showed the 1st motion picture (1889)

9 The general public was first admitted into the Washington Monument.

11 Space Shuttle Challenger astronaut Kathryn Sullivan became the first American woman to walk in space. (1984)

14 Martin Luther King Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize (1964)

15 "I Love Lucy" premiered on television. (1951)

U.S. Department of Transportation was created (1966)

16 Marie Antoinette was guillotined for treason. (1793)

16 Cuban Missile crisis begins. (1962)

17 Mobster Al Capone was convicted of income tax evasion. (1931)

19 The Senate passed a bill making Martin Luther King's Birthday a national holiday. (1983)

19 The Revolutionary War ended. (1781)

21 Thomas Edison invented the incandescent electric lamp. (1879)

23 25,000 women marched gin New York City demanding the right to vote. (1915)

24 The United Nations came into existence. (1945)

24 Anna Edison Taylor is the first person to survive going over Niagara Falls in a barrel. (1901)

26 The Erie Canal opened. (1825)

27 President Theodore Roosevelt's birthday. (1858) The "Teddy bear" was named after him.

28 France presented the U.S. with the statute of Liberty. (1886)

28 The Gateway Arch in St. Louis is completed. (1965)

29 The New York Stock Exchange crashed on what came to be known as "Black Tuesday", starting the Great Depression (1929)

31 Magician Harry Houdini dies from complications of a ruptured appendix. (1926)

31 Indian Prime Minister Indira Ghandi was assassinated. (1984)

OCTOBER IS:

Adopt A Dog Month
Auto Battery Safety Month
Book Month (National)
Brain Injury Month (National)
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Car Care Month
Caramel Month
Cookie Month
Dessert Month (National US)
Pasta Month
Pickled Pepper Month
Pizza Month
Popcorn Poppin' Month (National)
Pretzel Month
Sarcastic Awareness Month
Seafood Month
Vegetarian Month

FONDREN LIBRARY CENTER TRIVIA

Congratulations to the winners of the Fondren Library Center Trivia Contest.  Theresa Van Goethem Meyers and John Phinney each got 3 questions right.  They will each receive a gift certificate to Barnes and Noble/SMU Bookstore.

ANSWERS:

1. How many volumes (books, bound periodicals and government documents) are in the Fondren Library Center? This does not include AV materials, microfilm and maps. Over 1,900,000 volumes

2. Identify the faces on the front of DeGolyer Library. John and Charles Wesley

3. Approximately how many square feet are involved in the renovation project? 268,000 sq ft

4. What year did the Science and Engineering Library open?  1961

5. What building had the first SMU library? Dallas Hall

6. Who carved the bas-reliefs wood plaques that are displayed on the walls around the Texana room?  Harry Gibson

7. What famous architect designed the Science Information Center? O'Neill Ford

8. Where was the McCord-Renshaw collection housed before it was moved to the Hamon Arts Library? 3rd floor of FLW

9. Where was the rare book collection, that is now DeGolyer Library, originally housed? The Science and Engineering Library or DeGolyer House on White Rock Lake

10. What SMU library has housed a collection that was rated in the top 10 nationally?  What was the collection?  The Science and Engineering Library/ The Herbarium

OPTICAL ILLUSIONS

Click here for some fun optical illusions.  Submitted by Hannah Watson

FUN STUFF

Have you ever wondered what your computer does while you are sleeping?

Well last night, I set up the camcorder, left the computer monitor on, turned
out the lights and went to bed. When I awoke this morning, I reviewed the
tape and boy was I surprised...............

Icon Story
http://www.rio.com.br/animation/iconstory.htm

COMICS

CLASSIFIEDS

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) tvangoet@mail.smu.edu 

Central University Libraries, Southern Methodist University

Page author: Theresa Van Goethem Meyers