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FEBRUARY LEAD PRESENTATION:
EAD Presentation: Details forthcoming.
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
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.
Friends of the SMU Libraries
Bywaters Special Collections Wing of the Hamon Arts Library
invite you to
the opening of the exhibit
“The Art of Conserving A Legacy
Greer Garson’s 'Auntie Mame' Scrapbook”
Friday, January 23, 2004
Meadows School of the Arts
"Greer Garson to Those Who Knew Her"
Dr. Ronald Davis
SMU professor emeritus of history, author
and founder of the SMU Oral History Archives
O’Donnell Lecture Hall
Meadows School of the Arts
DIRECTOR'S TEAS: (these dates are tentative;
location and times will be announced later; watch your e-mail for more
INFORMATION COMMONS @ FONDREN LIBRARY CENTER
Fondren Library Center Information Commons Inauguration Party
WHEN: Thursday, January 29 TIME: 2:00 PM
WHERE: First Floor Fondren Library East
DETAILS: Celebrate the new Information Commons with food, music, and giveaways. Co-sponsored by the SMU Student Senate and Central University Libraries.
MORE INFO: Carol Baker, firstname.lastname@example.org, 214-768-2323
Maria Bellavance was selected as "Woman of the Year for 2003" by her parish of All Saints Catholic Church Women's Organization and treated along with about twenty other ladies from other parishes to a luncheon and gifts given by the National Council of Catholic Women. It was fun, especially when she got there and found her own Bank Relationship Manager as one of the other honorees. They had a great time. Here is what the All Saints Women's Organization had to say about her:
"Maria has been honored this year because she is a woman possessed of deep faith and rock solid commitment to the Parish, as well as her numerous Ministries. Her positive attitude, humble willingness to serve, and sincere devotion to our Lord significantly impacts and enhances the lives of all with whom she comes in contact. She is truly an inspiration and an invaluable asset to the All Saints Parish. Maria's long-term, on-going Parish involvement favorably reflects credit upon herself, the Parish and the Diocese of Dallas."
"Qualities to describe Maria: Silent, but strong leadership; Sincere devotion to service to others; Deep knowledge and understanding of our faith; True concern for all irrespective of her own burdens; and the ability to instill self confidence and cheerful diligence in all her co-workers are undoubtedly Maria's strongest attributes."
"One amazing thing about her: Although she wears many hats, participates in innumerable ministries and serves others in a truly humble manner, Maria continually seeks additional ways in which to carry out the Lord's work. We Library Volunteers and the Parish have been blessed to have Maria walking among us."
WAY TO GO!
On December 13, Carrie Esch walked across stage and became the third generation of her family to graduate from SMU. Carrie will finish her work on her Master's in Business Administration on Feb. 26. Her grandfather Dr. S. Duane Bruce graduated from Perkins in 1945 and her father Dan Bruce graduate from Perkins in 1969. While her grandparents were unable to attend, her parents, sisters, brothers-in-law and husband, Tim, were able to hoot and holler for her! Go Mustangs!
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 (email@example.com) 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 at: firstname.lastname@example.org
EXHIBITS & PROGRAMS
FONDREN LIBRARY CENTER EXHIBITS
International Studies: A World Learning Experience, October28, 2003-January 10, 2004.
Damaged Books, January 19, 2004- March 5, 2004
Stanley Marcus Mineral Collection: a View From Geology, March 9, 2004- April 23, 2004
Faculty Recognition Exhibit, April 27, 2004- May 15, 2004
African American History Month (Black History Month)
DID YOU KNOW?
Did You Know?
How many days in a millennium? The calendar system that was in use during a particular millennium determines the actual number of days that elapse during that time span.
LEAP YEAR FACTS
Leap year comes every four years. Every 28 years, February 1st comes on Sunday, and there are 5 Sundays in the month, ending on Sunday, February 29th. The last year this happened was in 1976. This year, being 2004, is 28 years since that month in 1976 that had 28 days. This year is leap year, not only with 29 days in February, but 5 Sundays, as well.
FUN VALENTINE'S DAY LINKS
President Lincoln's Power Point
Presentation at Gettysburg
For those of you who have seen too many power point presentations, here is one you may enjoy: http://www.norvig.com/Gettysburg/index.htm
It does make you think about which is more powerful a power point presentation or just a good speech???
Submitted by Dawn Youngblood
Page author: Theresa Van Goethem Meyers