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NEW SECTION: STAFF SPOTLIGHT
Thursday August 21, 2003 - December 12, 2003
DIRECTOR'S TEA/DECEMBER 15, 10:30am Dean's Suite
Gillian McCombs and the EC invite everyone to the Dean's Suite to share in some Holiday Cheer!
24 HOUR STUDY HOUR
Winter Interterm 2003
Friday, December 12 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 13-Sunday, January 11
Monday through Friday . . . . . . 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m
Saturday and Sunday . . . . . . . . CLOSED
New Year’s Day
The DeGolyer Library,
the Friends of the SMU Libraries
and the Clements Center for Southwest Studies
The Louisiana Purchase, 1803-2003
A Bicentennial Exhibition & Lecture Series
DeGolyer Library, S.M.U.
October 2003-February 2004
Oct. 16, The Tornado and the Treasure: Thomas Jefferson
and the Louisiana Purchase, James Ronda, University of Tulsa
Nov. 20, “In Territories So Extensive and Fertile”: Spanish and
English-Speaking Peoples in Louisiana Before the Purchase,
Light Cummins, Austin College
Jan. 29, How the French Quarter Became Spanish Before
Becoming American in 1803, James Early, S.M.U.
Feb. 17, Multicultural New Orleans, Jeremy Adams, S.M.U.
The exhibition, curated by Ben Huseman, features books, maps,
and prints from DeGolyer’s permanent collections,
telling the story of the clash of empires and cultures in the Trans-Mississippi region.
All lectures are at DeGolyer Library (McFarlin & Hilltop.)
Free and open to the public.
Receptions begin at 6:00 pm., lectures at 7 pm.
For additional information, call 214-768-3231.
President R. Gerald Turner
and Dean Gillian M. McCombs
requests the pleasure of your company
Dedication of the
Stanley Marcus Reading Room
for her generous gift of
The Stanley Marcus Library
Southern Methodist University
Tuesday, December 9, 2003
If accepting, reply to ext. 81741 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SPECIAL CARE MASSAGES
Chris Giddens, RMT
Treat yourself !
Tuesday December 9th & Wednesday December 10th
LEAD has arranged for Chris Giddens (same guy as last year!), a registered massage therapist to provide chair massages for CUL staff at a wonderful rate of only $10.00 per 15 minute session. Massages will be in Fondren Rm 322 (next to the Systems office) Checks accepted, made payable to Chris Giddens.
Contact Angela Laack (8-3591) or email@example.com to schedule a time. You can view the available times on the V-drive V:\ShareSpace\LEAD\Massages sign-up.doc Click "Read-Only" to view the document.
Please schedule your time by Friday, December 5th.
HOLIDAY GIVING--UPCOMING PROJECT
Please join Central University Libraries
SMU Staff Association
in collecting gifts for
the residents of the
Community Care Center
Sample items needed for Community Care Center:
Details of When and Where to come. Please be on the lookout for the announcement to CUL News. This page will be updated when the information is available.
ALL UNIVERSITY HOLIDAY PARTY
President and Mrs. R. Gerald Turner
Request the pleasure of your company
An all-University Holiday Party
Thursday, December 18th 3:30-5:00pm
Grand Ballroom; Umphrey Lee Center
CUL HOLIDAY PARTY
Central University Libraries invites you to attend
The Annual Holiday Party
Tuesday, December 16, 2003
Texana Room, DeGolyer Library.
An ornament exchange will be held at 1:00pm
Watch for the sign up sheets to be distributed this week.
INFORMATION COMMONS @ FONDREN LIBRARY CENTER
On Thursday, January 29th from 2:00 to 5:00 there will be a Fondren Library Center Information Commons Inauguration Party. More information will be announced as plans are made.
This is a new section in which a new 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.
Fondren Library East 100
Jennifer was born and raised in Pittsburg, KS, and lived there all her life until coming to Texas in April. After graduating from high school, she attended Pittsburg State University for 2 years, and then quit to work full time at the Public Library. Jennifer worked at the Pittsburg Public Library from Aug. 1992-July 1999 as an assistant to the head of circulation. She also did all Interlibrary Loans, and filled in some in Reference and the Children's Library. In July of 1999, Jennifer went to work for Axe Library at Pittsburg State University working on the Lending part on Interlibrary Loan there. She worked there until moving to Keller, Texas in April. After working at PSU for a year, she started taking classes again, and plans on finishing her degree here at SMU. Jennifer plans to get a bachelor in Humanities with emphasis in Religious Studies and Music. When she finishes her degree here she plans on going to library school, and wants someday to become a children's librarian!
Jennifer's favorite hobby would have to be reading. She also loves to do scrapbooking, sing, play the piano, listen to music, and play games. Most importantly she loves to shop! Jennifer is very active in her church, and is really involved in the Children's and Youth Ministries there. She teaches the Teen Sunday School class and Children's church. Right now she is working on the Christmas Program. Jennifer has recently starting doing volunteer work for the Union Gospel Mission in Fort Worth.
Jennifer's parents still live in Kansas, along with her niece, (a dog named Holly) and older brother and sister in law. Hopefully by the end of the year she will have a new nephew. Currently her brother and sister in law are in the process of adopting a 7 year old boy!
When asked to tell us one or two things about herself that not too many people knew, she said: "Most people do not know that I am an avid football fan! Growing up with mostly boys in my neighborhood, I couldn't help but to learn to like it! My favorite teams would be the KC Chiefs with the Dallas Cowboys coming in second. I also like basketball, but I mainly only follow the Kansas Jayhawks."
EXHIBITS & PROGRAMS
FONDREN LIBRARY CENTER EXHIBITS
International Studies: A World Learning Experience, October28, 2003-January 10, 2004.
JFK: Forty Years--A Time to Remember, November 15, 2003- December 5, 2003.
Geologists’ Maps of a Changing World:
Works from the Collection of Dr. C. Reid Ferring
An exhibit sponsored by the Edwin J. Foscue Map Library
Hawn Gallery, Southern Methodist University
Exhibit open October 23 through December 30, 2003Many thanks to Ellen Buie Niewyk for painstakingly framing most of the pieces in the exhibit; to Sam Ratcliffe for pounding nails in the wall with 1/8-inch precision and fine-tuning our installation plan; to Ganesh Devappa for help with measuring this all out; to Hannah Watson for formatting and cutting out the labels; and to Nayera Sadek for watching over the Map Library while all of this was going on. It was truly a team effort, and the Hawn Gallery, under the care of Tim Silcox and Sam Ratcliffe, is truly a state of the art facility. We are grateful to have its use to promote the importance of maps both historically and geologically. The change in ideas and understanding that these maps represent truly does impact us all.
According to the 2003 Chase's Calendar of Events December is:
National Stress-Free Family Holidays Month
1st-7th Cookie Cutter Week
1st Day Without Art
National Tie Month
1st-7th Tolerance Week
8th-16th Recipe Greetings For The Holidays
10th Human Rights Day
13th Day Of The Horse
15th-21st International Language Week
19th One Day
21st Humbug Day
25th A'phabet Day (or No-L Day)
25th-31st It's About Time Week
29th Tick-Tock Day
31st Make Up Your Mind Day
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