CUL NEWSLETTER

MARCH 2006

CENTRAL UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES, SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY

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CALENDAR

LIBRARY HOURS: January 17-May 3, 2006

Fondren:

  • Monday-Thursday 8:00am-2:00am
  • Friday 8:00am-12midnight
  • Saturday 9:00am-12midnight
  • Sunday1:00pm-2:00am

Hamon

  • Monday-Thursday 8:00am-12midnight
  • Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Sunday1:00pm-12midnight

CMIT

  • Monday-Thursday 8:30am-10:00pm
  • Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday 2:00pm-8:00pm

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

SPRING BREAK HOURS:

March 10 to March 20, 2006

 

 

Fondren Library Center

FLC Computer

Lab

Hamon Arts Library

DeGolyer Library

CMIT (Media)

ISEM Reading Room

 

Friday March 10

 

8am –

5pm

 

8 am –

5 pm

 

8am –

5pm

 

8:30am –

5pm

 

8:30am –

5pm

 

8:30am –

5pm

 

Saturday March 11

 

9am –

5 pm

 

Noon-5pm

 

Closed

 

Closed

 

Closed

 

Closed

 

Sunday March 12

 

1pm-

10pm

 

1pm-10pm

 

Closed

 

Closed

 

Closed

 

Closed

 

Monday March 13

Through Thursday March 16

 

8am –10pm

 

8 am –

5 pm

 

8am –

5pm

 

8:30am –

5pm

 

8:30am –

5pm

 

8:30am –

5pm

 

Friday March 17

 

8am –5pm

 

8 am –

5 pm

 

8am –

5pm

 

8:30am –

5pm

 

8:30am –

5pm

 

8:30am –

5pm

 

Saturday March 18

 

9am –5 pm

 

Noon –

5 pm

 

9am –

5 pm

 

Closed

 

Closed

 

Closed

 

Sunday March 19

 

1pm-2am

 

1pm-Midnight

 

1pm-

Midnight

 

Closed

 

Closed

 

1pm-5pm

 

Monday March 20

 

8am-2am

 

1pm-Midnight

 

8am-Midnight

 

8:30am –

5pm

 

8:30am –

10pm

 

8:30am -9pm

 

OPPORTUNITIES

LEAD PRESENTATION

LEAD SPRING TOUR OF THE…

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 28TH from 2-3pm

Led by Dr. Sam Ratcliffe & Ellen Buie Niewyk

2nd floor, Hamon Arts Library

 More information: http://www.smu.edu/cul/hamon/collections/bywaters.htm

FUTURE LEAD PRESENTATIONS

Watch your e-mail for details!

April- Panel discussion on Collection Development-Tentatively set for April 20th at 2:00pm
May-EndUser Brown Bag
June 14th 2:00pm-Ice Cream Social
July-ALA Brown Bag

STAFF RECOGNITION AWARDS

Mark your calendars for Friday March 31st.  Location:  Hamon Arts Library, Bonelli Commons at 10:00 a.m.  More information to follow.

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY EVENTS

March 9th

  “A New Life for Old Red,” tracing the restoration of the Old Red Courthouse, which will find new life as the Museum of Dallas County History and Culture.  Ms. Jackie McElhaney and Dr. Hazel served as charter members of the historical research team for the project.

6:00 p.m., Reception

6:30 p.m., Lecture.

DeGolyer Library, Texana Room

April 8th

   Tables of Content, an evening of dinner and conversation, is the annual fundraiser for the Friends of the SMU Libraries.  The hosts for this year’s event are Don and Dian Malouf, honorary chairs; Hugh Aynesworth; Jon Bauman; Carole Brandt; James E. Brooks; Gary Cogill; Michael Collins; Robert “Bob” Hinkle; Joyce King; Thomas Wm. Mayo; Pamela A. Patton & Eric Marshall White; Reid Slaughter; John Slocum; and Jocelyn White.  The table hosts will facilitate the dinner discussions at each of the fifteen tables.  Guests indicate where they wish to sit when making reservations.  RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.  Cost - $125.00 per person. 

6:00 p.m., Reception

7:00 p.m., Dinner

DeGolyer Library

For further information, call the office of the Friends at 214-768-3225.

DIVISION NEWS

PICTURES OF CHINESE NEW YEAR TEA

Dean’s Chinese New Year Tea

     The Year of the Dog was brought in with the help of CUL's Electronic Periodicals Librarian, Violet Le.  CUL staff members sampled traditional Chinese treats and looked up their Chinese Zodiac charts using their birth year. 

LIBRARY EXECUTIVE BOARD

    The CUL Executive Board, past and present members,  enjoyed a successful trip to Washington DC where they toured the Library of Congress Map division and a personal tour of the White House by the White House Curator.  To see photos of the tour, log on to:   http://www.smu.edu/cul/washington-slideshow-feb2006.

  STAFF NEWS

MARCH BIRTHDAYS

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

9-March - Bird, Sherilyn CIP
10-March - Babatunde, Sola CIP
25-March - Friedrich, Betty DeGolyer
28-March - Nickel, Lois FLC Gov.
29-March - Ratcliffe, Sam Hamon
31-March - Ruppi, Cindi CUL Office
 

STAFF ABOUT TOWN:

Dave Schmidt is currently directing the musical Nunsense for ICT Mainstage, which will be performing at the Irving Arts Center. Dave has the pleasure of working with an exceptionally talented cast.

What happens when convent cook Sister Julia (Child of God) accidentally poisons several of the Little Sisters of Hoboken? The remaining Sisters put on a show to raise money to bury the departed, but not without hilarious vicissitudes that will bring back memories to those who remember their parochial school days, and bring laughs to everyone. “You don’t have to be Catholic to love Nunsense” - Entertainment Tonight

The show will perform at:
 Dupree Theater
Irving Arts Center
3333 N. MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062
 

Performance dates are:
Fridays & Saturdays
, March 17, 18, 24, 25, 31, April 1 , 2006 at 8pm
Thursday
, March 30, 2006 at 8pm
Sundays
, March 19 & 26, 2006 at 2:30pm
 

If you are interested in seeing this fun show, call (972) 252 2787 or get tickets online at https://bulldog.ci.irving.tx.us/scripts/max/10.1.1.13-2000/maxweb.exe

CONGRATULATIONS

 

Sandra B. Setnick married Howard M. Zucker February 22, 2006.  Attendants were Howard's son Barry Zucker and his stepson Scott Ulick, son of the late Anita Zucker, and  Sandra's son and daughter Benjamin and Jessica Setnick. R. Jeffrey Leynor officiated and the 11:30 am ceremony was held at the Royal Oaks Country Club with lunch following immediately after.  A honeymoon in Europe is planned for next year.  However, Howard and Sandra will be visiting family and friends on the east coast and continuing the celebration though out the spring and summer.

 

   Although they met through “Match.com” just under a year ago, Sandra and Howard believe their paths may have crossed more than once. They were each at Brooklyn Dodgers games in Ebbetts Field in the 40’s and 50’s; Broadway theatres and Greenwich Village folk clubs in the 50’s and 60’s; and in the 1970's Howard owned a Kosher Deli in Huntington, Long Island and Sandra was often at her aunt’s health food store less than 5 blocks away.  For the past 18 years they have been living less than 8 miles from each other.

 

   Howard has sold his home in Carrollton and Sandra and Howard will be renovating and living in Sandra's North Dallas home.

STAFF IN PRINT

Dawn Youngblood has an article in pre-publication at Hawthorne Press called " Map Use Across the Disciplines".   https://www.haworthpress.com/store/TOC.asp?sku=J230.  See Volume 2, Issue 2. 

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 EXHIBITS

Spring 2006
Faculty Recognition Exhibit-April 25th, 3:00pm in the CUL Link.

 

LIGHTER SIDE

WHAT HAPPENED THIS MONTH IN HISTORY: MARCH
1 Yellowstone becomes the U.S.'s first national park. (1872)

2 Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors scores 100 points in a basketball game. (1962)

3 The Star Spangled Banner becomes the National Anthem (1931)

4 The Constitution of the United States of America goes into effect. (1789)

4 Mrs. Charles Fahning of Buffalo N.Y. is recognized as the first woman to bowl a perfect 300 game. (1930)

5 The Boston Massacre occurred. (1770)

6 Silly putty is invented. (1950)

6 Well known and loved Walter Cronkite signs off as anchorman off the CBS Evening News (1981)

7 Alexander Graham Bell patents the Telephone. (1876)

7 Monopoly board game is invented (1933)

8 President Ronald Reagan calls the USSR an "Evil Empire" (1983)

8 Baseball great Joe DiMaggio dies (1999)

9 Ironclad ships the Monitor and the Merrimack battle in the Civil war.

10 The U.S. government issues paper money for the first time. (1862)

10 Alexander Graham Bell places the world's first telephone call, to his assistant in the next room. (1876)

11 The most famous storm in American history, the Blizzard of 1888, begins.(1888)

12 Girl Scouts were founded. (1912)

12 Baseball great Joe Dimaggio agrees to a new contract with the NY Yankees, and gets a $6,250 raise. My, how times have changed! (1942)

13 Senate begins impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson. (1868)

13 Harvard University is named after clergyman John Harvard. (1639)

14 Eli Whitney patents the Cotten Gin (1794)

14 George Eastman, founder of Eastman Kodak Company, commits suicide rather than facing the ravages of Cancer. (1932)

15 "The Ides of March" Julius Caesar is stabbed to death by Marcus Junius Brutus. (44 B.C.)

16 Professor Robert Goddard launches the first liquid fuel rocket. (1926)

16 The Mai Lai Massacre takes place in Vietnam. (1968)

17 On this day everyone is a little bit Irish- It's Saint Patrick's Day!

17 The rubber band was invented. Can you imagine life without them!?! (1845)

18 Soviet Union cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov becomes the first person to take a space walk. (1965)

19 Congress approves Daylight Savings Time. (1918)

20 Harriet Beacher Stowe publishes the book Uncle Tom's Cabin . (1852)

21 The infamous Alcatraz prison is closed. (1963)

23 Patrick Henry declares "Give me liberty, or give me death!" (1775)

24 German scientist Robert Koch announces he has discovered the bacillus that causes Tuberculosis. (1882)

24 Elvis Presley joins the U.S. Army. (1958)

25 The European Economic Community (ECC) is established by the Treaty of Rome. (1957)

26 Ludwig von Beethoven dies in Vienna, Austria. (1827)

26 Dr. Jonas Salk invents a vaccine to fight polio.

26 The Eastman Dry Plate and Chemical Company manufactures the first motion picture film. (1885)

27 The biggest earthquake ever recorded strikes Anchorage, Alaska.  It measured 8.3 on the Richter scale. (1964)

28 Nathaniel Briggs patents the washing machine. (1797)

28 The city of Madrid falls to the forces of Francisco Franco, ending the Spanish Civil War. (1939)

28 Three Mile Island nuclear power plant accident occurs in Middletown, Pa. (1979)

28 Sally Ride becomes the first woman in space. (1983)

29 Ice jams stop the flow of water over Niagara Falls. (1848)

29 Coca Cola is invented. (1886)

30 The 15th amendment goes into effect, giving black men the right to vote. (1870)

30 Jeopardy debuts on television. (1964)

31  The Eiffel Tower opens in Paris, France (1889)

MARCH IS

Irish American Month

Music in Our Schools Month

National Craft Month

National Frozen Food Month

National Nutrition Month

National Peanut Month

National Women's History Month

Poetry Month

Red Cross Month

Social Workers Month

1st National Pig Day

1st Peanut Butter Lovers' Day

2nd Old Stuff Day

3rd If Pets Had Thumbs Day

4th Hug a GI Day

5th Multiple Personality Day

6th National Frozen Food Day

7th National Crown Roast of Pork Day

8th Be Nasty Day

9th Employee Appreciation Day

9th Panic Day

12th Plant a Flower Day

13th Ear Muff Day

14th National Potato Chip Day

15th Everything You Think is Wrong Day

16th Everything You Do is Right Day

18th Supreme Sacrifice Day

19th Poultry Day

20th International Earth Day

20th Proposal Day

22nd National Goof Off Day

23rd National Chip and Dip Day

24th National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day

25th Pecan Day

26th Make Up Your Own Holiday Day

27th National "Joe" Day

28th Something on a Stick Day

30th I am in Control Day

31st National Clam on the Half Shell Day

http://holidayinsights.com/

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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