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 

OPPORTUNITIES

 

DIVISION NEWS

 NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF A GOOD CATALOG RECORD!

The following e-mail was sent to the DeGolyer Library (followed by the response from Russell Martin):

Hi,

 I live in San Jose, CA, and would like to find out how  I can obtain a copy of a book you recently acquired.
 The book is:
 "[Cookbooks] Graf, Belle de (Ed.). Spark Cook Book for Spark Lid-Top Gas Stoves. Oakland, CA., Hammer-Bray  Co., 1926, 123p., plus ind., illus., wrps. Shows illustrations of stoves"

 I would like to get either a photocopy via mail or a digital scan file via email. Can you tell me how I can request this, what the cost would be, and what forms of payment you accept?

Thank you,

Eric Thacker

__________________________________________________________________________________________

 This fellow restores old stoves in San Jose, CA; found our  listing on the internet (he'd been searching high and low for  illustrations of early Spark stoves) and thanks to  Katherine's catalogue record, he's now able to complete his  project. This is the kind of thing that makes my day.

 RLM

 P.S. We're copying only the illustrations, not the entire  book, by the way.

NEWS FROM CMIT!

Rob Walker's short film “The Dancing Possum” has been selected to play at the Women in Film “Chickflicks” screening.

The Dancing Possum is a mockumentary that chronicles Patricia Noble’s transformation from corporate CEO to poet. The film was written and edited by Rob Walker and received an honorable mention in the Eight Day video race.

  STAFF NEWS

SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAYS

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

6-Sep Allmon, Janet CIP
7-Sep Milazzo, John CIP
8-Sep Turner, Amy FLC Ref
15-Sep Pulte, Claudia FLC ILL
15-Sep Heydari, Terre CIP
28-Sep Kull, Angela CIP

 

WAY TO GO!

Gillian McCombs was elected President of the SLIS Board for the coming year.

WELCOME!

Here is little Naomi Danling Norton.  She was adopted by Andy and Dana Norton from Wuhan, China on July 19th, 2004.  Naomi will celebrate her 1st birthday on September 8th.

 

 

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

Summer Exhibits:

Frist Part of Summer Exhibit: DRAGONS (The collection of Ruth Ann Swanson)

Second Part of Summer: RAMBLIN: A Century of African American Music from East Texas (Collection of Joe Milazzo)

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 "Mary Had a Little Lamb" was published. (1830)

1 Germany invades Poland, starting World War II (1939)

2 The Great Fire of London is started (1666)

2 V-J Day (1945)

3 TV soap opera Search for Tomorrow premieres on CBS. (1951)

4 George Eastman received a patent for roll film and trademarked the name "Kodak".

5 Russian Czar Peter the Great imposes a tax on beards. (1698)

5 The First Continental Congress assembled in Philadelphia (1774)

6 Cal Ripken Jr. broke Lou Gehrig's baseball iron man record by playing in his 2,131st game.(1995)

7 The first Miss America beauty Pageant is held in Atlantic City N.J. (1921)

8 Star Trek premiered on television (1966)

8 President Ford give unconditional pardon to Richard Nixon for any crimes. (1974)

9 California became the 3st state (1850)

9 Elvis Presley first appears on the Ed Sullivan Show. (1956)

11 The Beatles recorded their 1st single "Love Me Do". (1962)

12 Future President John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Bouvier. (1953)

13 New York City becomes the capitol of the United States. I bet you didn't know that! (1788)

13 Chiang Kai-Shek became the president of China (1943)

14 Francis Scott-Key composed the lyrics to "The Star Spangled Banner". (1814)

20 Billie Jean King defeats Bobby Riggs in a battle of the sexes tennis match. (1973)

21 Henry Ford retires from Ford Motor Company. (1945)

22 The record for drinking Ketchup belongs to Dustin Phillips (USA). On this day, he drank a 14 oz. bottle of Ketchup through a 1/4" straw in 33 seconds. (1999)

23 The planet Neptune is first discovered by German astronomer Johann Gottfried Golle. (1846)

25 Sandra Day O'Connor became the first female Supreme Court Justice. (1981)

26 The Federal Trade Commission was established.

26 The U.S. Postal Service was founded. (1789)

30 Rayon is patented. (1902)

SEPTEMBER IS:

Classical Music Month
Hispanic Heritage Month
Fall Hat Month
International Square Dancing Month
National Courtesy Month
National Piano Month
Chicken Month
Honey Month
Self Improvement Month
Better Breakfast Month
National Pet Week 23rd - 29th
National Blueberry Popsicle Month
5th Be Late for Something Day
5th Cheese Pizza Day
6th Fight Procrastination Day
6th Read a Book Day
8 International Literacy Day
10th Swap Ideas Day
11th  Make Your Bed Day
12th Chocolate Milk Shake Day
13th National Peanut Day
13th Defy Superstition Day
14th National Cream-Filled Donut Day
16th Women's Friendship Day
17th Apple Dumpling Day
19th International Talk Like A Pirate Day
19th  National Butterscotch Pudding Day
19th National Play Doh Day
22nd Elephant Appreciation Day
26th National Pancake Day
28 Ask a stupid question Day

What A Southerner Knows:

Only a Southerner knows the difference between a hissie fit and a
conniption fit, and that you don't "HAVE" them, you "PITCH" them.


Only a Southerner knows how many fish, collard greens, turnip greens,
peas, beans, etc., make up "a mess."


Only a Southerner can show or point out to you the general direction
of "yonder."


Only a Southerner knows exactly how long "directly" is -- as in:
"Going to town, be back directly."


Even Southern babies know that "Gimme some sugar" is not a request for the white, granular sweet substance that sits in a
pretty little bowl in the middle of the table.


All Southerners know exactly when "by and by" is. They might not use the term, but they know the concept well.

Only a Southerner knows instinctively that the best gesture of solace
for a neighbor who's got trouble is a plate of hot fried chicken
and a big bowl of cold potato salad. If the neighbor's trouble
is a real crisis, they also know to add a large banana puddin!


Only Southerners grow up knowing the difference between "right near"
and "a right far piece." They also know that "just down the road"
can be 1 mile or 20.


Only a Southerner, both knows and understands, the difference between a redneck, a good ol' boy, and po' white trash.

No true Southerner would ever assume that the car with the
flashing turn signal is actually going to make a turn.


A Southerner knows that "fixin" can be used as a noun, a verb, or an adverb.

Only Southerners make friends while standing in lines.   We don't do "queues," we do "lines"; and when we're "in line," we talk to everybody!
Put 100 Southerners in a room and half of them will discover
they're related, even if only by marriage.


Southerners never refer to one person as "ya'll."

Southerners know grits come from corn and how to eat them.   Every Southerner knows tomatoes with eggs, bacon, grits, and coffee are perfectly wonderful; that red eye gravy is also a breakfast food;
and that fried green tomatoes are not a breakfast food.


When you hear someone say, "Well, I caught myself lookin,'"
you know you are in the presence of a genuine Southerner!


Only true Southerners say "sweet tea" and "sweet milk."
Sweet tea indicates the need for sugar and lots of it --
we do not like our tea unsweetened.
"Sweet milk" means you don't want buttermilk.


And a true Southerner knows you don't scream obscenities
at little old ladies who drive 30 MPH on the freeway.
You just say, "Bless her heart" and go your own way.


To those of you who're still a little embarrassed by your Southerness:
Take two tent revivals and a dose of sausage gravy and call me in the morning. Bless your heart!


And to those of you who are still having a hard time understanding all this Southern stuff, bless your hearts, I hear they are fixin' to have classes on Southernness as a second language!

And for those that are not from the South but have lived here for a long time, ya'll need a sign to hang on ya'lls front porch that reads
"I ain't from the South but I got here as fast as I could."

 

Submitted by Dawn Youngblood.

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 

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