CUL NEWSLETTER

April 2005

CENTRAL UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES, SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY

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CALENDAR

LIBRARY HOURS:

Spring 2005 Regular Hours (January 12, 2005 - May 7, 2005)

 Fondren Library

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

Hamon Library

 
Monday 8:00am-midnight
Tuesday 8:00am-midnight
Wednesday 8:00am-midnight
Thursday 8:00am-midnight
Friday 8:00am-6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday 1:00pm-midnight

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

OPPORTUNITIES

FACULTY RECOGNITION DAY

The SMU Faculty Senate, Central University Libraries and Friends of the SMU Libraries

announce

The Sixth Annual Recognition Day for Faculty Authorship, Editorship, and Artistic Works

Thursday, April 21 at 3:00 p.m.

Fondren Library Center

Provost Ross Murfin will offer his remarks and congratulations to the Faculty for its achievements and contributions to the University through written and creative works. Materials published or performed by the faculty in 2004 will be on exhibit in the Fondren Library Center from the week of the event through graduation.

TABLES OF CONTENT Saturday, April 2

This evening of dinner and conversation is a fundraiser for the Friends of the SMU Libraries. Fourteen tables are hosted by notable SMU and Dallas leaders facilitating the dinner discussions at each table. Guests indicate where they wish to sit when making reservations. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.   Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd.

FILM FESTIVAL Thursday, April 14 and Friday, April 15

The Norwick Center for Media and Instructional Technology and the Friends of the SMU Libraries co-sponsor the spring film festival. Showings begin at 7:00 pm each evening.  McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall, 3225 University Blvd.

"Early Impact of Rock-n-Roll on America 1954-1964".

April 14th - Speaker Kevin Hanlon From Meadows

April 15th - Speaker Rick Halperin from History Dept.

DIVISION NEWS

NEW EMPLOYEES

DeGolyer Library is happy to announce that Cynthia Franco has joined the staff, filling one of our open positions. Cynthia will focus on cataloging, and, like her predecessor, Cammie Vitale Shuman, she will also be able to handle reference, exhibits, EAD, digitization, and all sorts of other duties as needed.  Please join us in welcoming Cynthia Franco to the SMU libraries.

Carolyn Keenon has joined the staff as an administrative assistant for CMIT and CUL personnel. She has worked in the corporate sector for the past nine years in various administrative support positions. Prior to that, Carolyn worked in the Registrar's Office for ten years at Oklahoma Baptist University. She has a bachelor's degree in English from Baylor University. Carolyn enjoys reading, movies and gardening and is active in her church. She is very glad to be back in higher education and, in fact, says it is like coming home.

  STAFF NEWS

APRIL BIRTHDAYS

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3-Apr Phinney, John ISEM
28-Apr Collins, Amy CIP
CONGRATS!!!

Lisa Wall of CMIT is proud to announce the arrival of her grandson, Andrew Gabriel Wall, born 2/11/05.

WAY TO GO

Gillian McCombs, Dean and Director of the Central University Libraries at Southern Methodist University, was nominated by the American Library Association to serve on the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA.) Ms. McCombs will serve as a member of the Standing Committee for the University Libraries and Other General Research Libraries Section for the 2005-2009 term. Her tenure begins at the World Library and Information Congress 71st conference in August 2005 at Oslo, Norway.

MUSIC EVENTS

FLC Reference's own Theresa Meyers will be performing with the SMU Choral Union in two concerts this Month.

Meadows Concert Choir and SMU Choral Union: “Rule, Brittania!”

Friday, April 1st  at 8 PM in Caruth Auditorium.

The ensembles join forces to present the glorious sounds of the English cathedral. Works for great occasions and great spaces by Handel, Bainton, Stanford and Harris are only the beginning, as Anglophiles everywhere are sure to be swept away, as Blake says, to “England’s green and pleasant Land.”

 

The 2005 Grand Event: Meadows at the Meyerson
Meadows Symphony Orchestra
Paul Phillips, conductor

with

Meadows Chorale
Meadows Concert Choir
SMU Choral Union
Alfred Calabrese, director

The annual concert benefiting the Meadows School of the Arts will present an unusual opportunity for you to hear two of the greatest symphonies and two of the greatest concertos side by side. Come listen to the brilliance of Stravinsky and Bartók, and the sublime beauty of Mozart and Bach. The combined choirs of SMU will perform Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms with the Meadows Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Paul Phillips.

Thursday, April 21st at the Meyerson Symphony Center at 8:00pm.

FOR TICKETS CALL 214-768-ARTS

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 2005

Spring Exhibits:

Second Part of Spring: SCHOLARS OF SCIENCE: Claude Albritton and Harold Jeskey

Late April: Faculty Recognition Exhibit

HAMON LIBRARY EXHIBIT

"Dis-Reality of the Southwest," January 28-April 28. The photographer, MFA student Jeff Junkin, describes the show as "digital photo collages dealing with Native American sites in the southwest United States." It will include seven or eight images, 42"H x 56"W, printed by inkjet on watercolor paper.

DEGOLYER LIBRARY EXHIBIT

The Southern Pacific Railroad: the 'Road of a Thousand Wonders.' will open March 31 with a lecture and book signing by Richard Orsi in conjunction with the Clements Center. He will also give a seminar April 1.  It will have photographs, manuscripts, ephemera, and books.

BOOK EXHIBIT

The Art of the Book: A Centennial Tribute to Stanley Marcus, Bibliophile, April 19, 2005

Selected books from the library of Stanley Marcus now housed at DeGolyer Library.  Exhibit at the Meadows Museum from April 20 through July 31, 2005

LIGHTER SIDE

WHAT HAPPENED THIS MONTH IN HISTORY:

1 Oliver Pollack invents the dollar sign $ (1778)

1 Daytime soap opera General Hospital first airs on ABC (1963)

2 Congress passes the Coinage Act and the U.S. Mint is born. (1792)

3 The Pony Express begins delivering the mail. (1860)

4 Susanna Medora Salter is the first woman to be elected mayor in the nation in Argonia, Kansas. (1887)

4 Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated. (1968)

4 The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is signed. (1949)

5 General Douglas MacArthur died in Washington, D.C. at the age of 84. (1964)

6 Explorers Matthew A. Henson and Robert E. Perry are the first to reach the North Pole. (1909)

6 The first modern Olympic games opens in Athens, Greece (1896)

6 Twinkies hit the market. The first twinkies were banana-filled.(1930)

7 The musical South Pacific, by Rodgers and Hammerstein, opens on Broadway. (1949)

7 The World Health Organization (WHO) is founded. (1948)

8 Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hits his 715th home run to surpass Babe Ruth's 714 home run record. (1974)

9 Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrenders  to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse, ending the Civil War. (1865)

9 French explorer LaSalle reaches the Mississippi river (1691)

10  The "unsinkable" RMS Titanic departs on it's maiden voyage from Southampton, England. (1912)

10 Do you love animals? The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was established on this date in 1866.

12 By an Act of Congress, Puerto Rico becomes a U.S, territory. (1900)

12 Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes the first person in space. (1961).

14 President Abraham Lincoln is shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. He died the next day. (1865)

15 The Titanic hits an iceberg in the Northern Atlantic ocean as sinks. (1912)

18 Paul Revere makes his famous ride from Charlestown to Lexington, Ma., shouting "the Red Coats are coming" as the American Revolutionary War begins. (1775)

18 The Great San Fransisco earthquake hits, killing 700 people. (1906)

19 The Revolutionary War begins. (1775)

19 After a 51 day siege in Waco, Texas, the Branch Dividian compound goes up in flames, killing the cult members (1993)

20 Two teenage boys go on a shooting rampage in Columbine High school in Littleton, Colorado. One teacher and 12 students are killed. (1999)

25 Delegates from 45 countries meet in San Fransisco to organize the United Nations. (1945)

27 Senior citizens take note, the first Social Security checks were distributed on this day in 1937.

29 Gideon Sundback of Hoboken, N.J. patents the zipper. (1913)

APRIL IS:

National Humor Month
International Guitar Month
Keep America Beautiful Month
Lawn and Garden Month
Poetry Month
National Welding Month
Stress Awareness Month
Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Week 1 Library Week
Week 2 Garden Week
Week 3 Organize Your Files Week
Week 4 Administrative Assistants Week
Week 4 National Karaoke Week
2nd National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
2nd National Walk to Work Day
3rd Don't Go to Work unless it's Fun Day - we know your decision
5th Fun at Work Day
7th Caramel Popcorn Day
10th National Siblings Day
13th Blame Somebody Else Day
14th National Pecan Day
16th National Librarian Day
17th National Cheeseball Day 
19th National Garlic Day
22nd National Jelly Bean Day
24th Pig in a Blanket Day
26th National Pretzel Day
27th Executive Admin's Day (Secretary's Day)
30th National Honesty Day

FUN STUFF:

http://www.cs.toronto.edu/~moraes/illusion.html

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