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Happy Thanksgiving

November 2006

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Lead November event - Welcome to CIP Fall Festival Tour, Tuesday Nov. 14th 10:00 a.m.



LEAD's October event Suicide Prevention:CUL staff had an informative QPR ( Question - Persuade - Refer) Suicide Prevention Training session by Dr. Karen Settle and Dr. Cathey Soutter of the Counseling and Testing Center. Here are some important phone numbers for your reference:

  • Dallas Suicide & Crises Center, free 24-hour crisis line serving Dallas/Fort Worth area: 214-828-1000
  • CONTACT crisis line, Dallas: 972-233-2233
  • SMU counseling: *8221, after hours *82860
  • SMU counseling in case of sexual assault: * 84795

Please join the Friends of the SMU Libraries for our Annual Holiday Luncheon                            Tuesday, December 5                                                                                                                      Royal Oaks Country Club, 12 noon                                                                                                   Guest Speaker, Dr. Alessandra Comini                                                                                        University Distinguished Professor of Art History Emerita                                                                       Will discuss, with slides, her recent autobiography

In Passionate Pursuit                                                                                                                  

Cost:  $25 per person.                                                                                                           Reservations required by November 28                                                                                             Please call 8-3225 to register.

Please join the Friends of the SMU Libraries for the final two discussions in the Let’s Talk About It! series                                                                                                    

Wednesday, Nov. 15 – American Pastoral by Phillip Roth                                                                   Wednesday, Dec. 6 – Bee Season by Myla Goldberg                                                            

Discussions begin at 7:00 pm in the Texana Room.                                                                           Please call Carol Baker at 8-2942 to register.



CUL Holiday party - Save the date!


We celebrated Halloween:

... and a princess...

      was visiting us.



New part-time Reference Librarian

Pam Wren has joined the CUL staff as a part-time temporary Reference Librarian.  Pam has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Houston, and an MLS from Texas Women’s University.  She will be working mornings on the FLC Reference Desk.  Please drop by and welcome Pam to SMU and CUL!

CUL hosted a Wedding Shower  for Christine Asberry & John Milazzo in Texana room on the 8th of November. Lets all wish Christina and John, Love and Happiness for their future together!    





Happy Birthday!!!

Heather Barrett - November 1st

Robert Eason - November 3rd

Joel Eatmon - November 5th

Jason Walker - November 5th

Nancy Rubenstein - November 10th

Geailya Armour - November 12th

Clare Lattimore - November 14th

Bill Jenkins - November 15th

Eva Cernosek - November 26th

Stacey Beach - November 29th

Joan Gosnell - November 30th






Fall 2006

HAMON ARTS LIBRARY - HAWN GALLERY: Evans Pond - A Long term study of a single place by Deborah Garwood, October 2nd - November 19th

Hours: Monday - Saturday 9 - 5 pm; Sunday 1 - 5 pm
For more information, call: 214-768-1853

Deborah Garwood is an interdisciplinary artist based in New York. Her work explores the interdependence of nature and culture. Garwood has exhibited sculpture, installation, photography, video, drawing, intaglio prints, and artist’s books in New York and internationally since 1980.  In 1997, Garwood initiated a project entitled “Evans Pond: A Long-Term Study of a Single Place.”  Bringing a variety of cameras and films to the same site in New Jersey, she has been documenting and interpreting the forest, pond, and an adjacent abandoned orchard for almost 10 years. The archive is a personal reflection on the duration of this forest at the edge of suburbia, and it is also a study of changing photographic tastes and technologies - from early 20th-century box cameras to digital imagery.


Overland Narratives: The Plains & the Rockies Revisited -
Oct 5, 2006 - January 26, 2007


The Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Bible Collection, 1996 - 2006 -
September 7 - November 18, 2006



 Bonner Allen, CUL's Director of Development

Professional/Educational background:

Bonner graduated from Davidson College, Davidson and has BA in history with Spanish minor. Her professional background is in fundraising, both political and non-profit.

Hobbies and interests:

Yoga, live music and live theater, Antiques, spending time with friends and family and political discussions!

Interesting facts about you:

I love to tap dance!

Book or website you would like to recommend:


Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell.

Website:, of course!




Fall Semester 2006 - August 17 - November 30 (last day of classes)

Mark the special hours for Thanksgiving!


Fall Semester 2006

24/7 Study Hall begins Thursday, 9/14 and Friday 9/15 ;SMU ID only after 10:00 pm

Closed for Thanksgiving ; Friday after and the following weekend 9:00-5:00


Fall Semester 2006

  • Monday-Thursday 8:00 am - 12:00 midnight
  • Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday 1:00 pm - 12:00 midnight

Day before Thanksgiving 8:00-5:00 ; closed for Thanksgiving and the following day


Fall Semester 2006

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

For other library hours see web page at 


13820 Wooded Creek Ct.                                                                                                      Dallas, Texas 75244                                                                                                            Mapsco #13R                                                                                                             972.243.2679

Please join us for a show and sale of ceramics, jewelry, collage, and works on paper at the address above.

Friday, December 1, 2006        6-9pm                                                                            Saturday, December 2, 2006    10am-5pm


If you have comments, suggestions, or requests about the content of the newsletter, please contact Marja Pietilainen-Rom at x83700 or