LIBRARY HOURS: January 17-May 3, 2006


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


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


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

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In conjunction with the exhibition “On Location: Sketches of the Movie Giant by Ed Bearden,”  a panel discussion with Ron Davis, professor emeritus of History; Rick Worland, professor of film studies and Bob Hinkle, who served as “Texas accent” coach for the film and taught James Dean rope tricks.  Fran Bearden, widow of Ed Bearden, will also be in attendance. 

Date:  January 26th, 6:00 pm -8:00 pm; Location, Hawn Gallery in the Hamon Arts Library

Exhibition: January 27 – April 28th


       Start the New Year off by joining your co-workers while enjoying some traditional Chinese goodies.   Don’t miss it! 

Date:  January 30th, 3:30 pm; Location: Texana Room, DeGolyer Library 



Please welcome Ada Negraru CIP's newest member of the Continuations team.  Ada’s responsibilities include checking-in, claiming, maintaining holdings, and general oversight and supervision of CUL periodicals.   



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

10-Jan Queyrouze, Mary FLC Systems
22-Jan Holleman, Curt FLC Collection Dev


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

7-Feb Baker, Carol FLC Public Svc
8-Feb Reed, Kris CIP
20-Feb Swanson, Ruthann CIP

Violet Le and her husband spent some time in Ruidoso, New Mexico skiing with friends over the holidays.


It's a girl for Angela and Chris Laack!! Isabella Rose was born on 12/12/2005 at 10:30am, weighing in at 7 pounds and 9 ounces. Mother, daughter, and Dad are all doing fine!



I have been working on this newsletter for over 3 years now and have happily announced births, weddings, retirements etc.. for all of my colleagues.  I am finally able to make an announcement of my own.  My husband Ryan, and I are very excited to announce that we are expecting our first child at the end of May.  --Theresa Meyers


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 ( 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 :) )




Spring 2005
Periodicals: An SMU Treasure - Old and New
Scholars of Science: Claude Albritton and Harold Jeskey
Faculty Recognition Exhibit


Colonial Encounters: Europeans and Native Americans, Nov. 3-Feb. 24.


1 Paul Revere was born (1735)

1 The ball was first dropped at Times Square in New York City. (1908)

3 Construction began on the Brooklyn Bridge (1870)

6 Samuel Morse demonstrates the telegraph (1838)

7 Astronomer Galileo Galilei discovers four of Jupiter's moons. (1610)

9 The United Nations opens it's headquarters in New York City.

10 The world's first underground passenger railway system opens in London, England (1863)

11 American League baseball adopts the "Designated Hitter" rule (1973)

12 Batman debuts on television (1966)

14 The United States of America ratifies a treaty with England ending the Revolutionary war. (1784)

14 The Miami Dolphins defeat the Washington Redskins in Superbowl VII , and become the first undefeated team in NFL history. (1973)

14 The Simpsons debut on television. Will TV ever be the same again!?! (1990)

15 The Pentagon opens (1943)

15 Happy Days premieres on television (1974)

16 Operation Desert Storm begins to oust Saddam Hussein's' Iraqi forces from Kuwait. (1991)

17 The U.S. Supreme court rules that taping on home VCRs does not violate copyright laws. (1984)

20 The Beatles release "Meet the the Beatles", their first album to the U.S., sparking a new "English invasion". (1964)

20 At 69 years, 349 days old, Ronald Reagan becomes the oldest person to become U.S. president. (1981)

21 Edward Jenner introduces the smallpox vaccine, which eventually leads to wiping out this deadly disease.(1799)

21 The first Kiwanis club is formed in Detroit. (1915)

21 Science fiction writer George Orwell dies. (1950)

22 A historic Supreme Court decision in Roe vs. Wade legalizes abortion. (1973)

23 The deadliest earthquake in history strikes Shansi, China, killing 830,000 people. (1556)

24 WWII Yalta agreement signed by the U.S., England, and Russia. The agreement defined how Germany would be divided and administered after the war's end.(1945)

25 The first Winter Olympic games begin in Chamonix, France. (1924)

25 The first Emmy awards were given out. (1949)

27 The Russians liberate Auschwitz in WWII (1945)

27 Tragedy strikes the Apollo space program as a fire in the command module kills astronauts Lt. Col. Virgil “Gus” Grissom, Lt. Col. Edward H. White, and Lt. Cdr. Roger Chafee . (1967)

28 U.S. space shuttle Challenger explodes 72 seconds after liftoff, killing the seven crew members. Among the crew was school teacher Christa McAuliffe. (1986)

29 Baseball's American League is founded (1900)

30 Tet New Year offensive launched by Viet Cong guerillas in Vietnam. (1968)

31 Confederates appoint Robert E. Lee their Commander in Chief.


3 Rock singers Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper died in a plane crash. (1959)

6 The board game Monopoly first went on sale.(1935)

6 Astronaut Alan Shepard hits three golf balls on the moon. (1971)

7. The Beatles come to the U.S. for the fist time. (1964)

8 The Boy Scouts were founded. (1910)

9 The Beatles appear on the Ed Sullivan show. (1964)

9 An act of Congress is passed authorizing the US Weather Bureau

10 Glenn Miller receives the first ever gold record for selling a million copies of a song. And the song....."The Chattanooga Choo Choo"

10 France cedes Canada to England, ending the French and Indian War. (1763)

11 Robert Fulton patents the steamboat. (1809)

11 The Yalta agreement is signed by Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin. (1945)

12 Women in the Utah Territory win the right to vote. (1870)

14 The Saint Valentine's Day Massacre occurred. Mobsters, dressed as policemen, gunned down seven members of a rival gang. (1929)

15 The Post Office uses adhesive postage stamps for the first time. (1842)

16 Nylon is patented. But it won't become popular for a few more decades. (1937)

16 NBC TV begins it's first nightly newscast. (1948)

18 Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is published.(1885)

18 A ninth planet is discovered in the solar system and is named Pluto. The discover is Clyde Tombaugh. (1930)

19 A prize is inserted into a Crackerjacks box for the first time (1913)

20 John Glenn become the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the earth.(1962)

21 Richard Nixon becomes the first U.S. President not visit China. (1972)

22 Frank Woolworth opens the first "Five Cent Store in Utica, N.Y. (1879)

23 The Tootsie Roll rolls into stores in America.

23 U.S. marines raise the America flag in Iwo Jima (1945)

25 Samuel Colt patents the revolver.

26 A bomb explodes at the World Trade Center killing 6 people (1993)

28 The Salem Witch Hunts begin. (1692)

28 The final episode of M.A.S.H. is aired. (1983)

29 Yellowstone becomes the first National Park (1872)


National Blood Donor Month

National Hobby Month

Hot Tea Month

National Oatmeal Month

National Soup Month

18 Thesaurus Day

19 National Popcorn Day

20 National Buttercrunch Day

20 Penguin Awareness Day

21 National Hugging Day

21 Squirrel Appreciation Day

22 National Blonde Brownie Day

23 National Pie Day

23 National Handwriting Day

23 Measure Your Feet Day

24 Beer Can Appreciation Day

24 Compliment Day

25 Opposite Day

26 Spouse's Day

27 Punch the Clock Day

28 National Kazoo Day

29 National Puzzle Day

29 National Cornchip Day

30 Escape Day

30 National Inane Answering Message Day

31 Child Labor Day


American Heart Month

Black History Month

Canned Food Month

Creative Romance Month

Great American Pie Month

National Cherry Month

National Grapefruit Month

National Weddings Month

1 Freedom Day

1 Serpent Day

4 Create a Vacuum Day

4 Thank a Mailman Day

5 Disaster Day

5 National Weatherman's Day

6 Compliments Day

6 Lame Duck Day

7 Wave All you Fingers at Your Neighbor Day

7 Send a Card to a Friend day

8 Kite Flying Day

9 Clean out your Computer Day

9 Toothache Day

10 Umbrella Day

11 Don't Cry over Spilled Milk Day

11 Make a Friend Day

12 Freedom to Marry Day

12 Plum Pudding Day

13 Get a Different Name Day

14 Ferris Wheel Day

15 National Gum Drop Day

16 Do a Grouch a Favor Day

17 Random Acts of Kindness Day

18 National Battery Day

19 National Chocolate Mint Day

20 Cherry Pie Day

20 Love Your Pet Day

21 Card Reading Day

21 Love Your Pet Day

22 Be Humble Day

22 Walking the Dog Day

23 International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day

23 Tennis Day

24 National Tortilla Chip Day

26 Carnival Day

26 National Pistachio Day

26 Tell a Fairy Tale Day

27 International Polar Bear Day

27 No Brainer Day

28 Public Sleeping Day

29 Leap Day (once every four years)



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) 


ÎVoyage Magnifique Î
Highlights of FRANCE, BELGIUM, and HOLLAND

June 19-30, 2006



 We are pleased to invite you to join this summer’s European excursion.  Voyage Magnifique -  Highlights of FRANCE, BELGIUM, and HOLLAND will explore many fascinating sights.  Beginning in Amsterdam, passing through Brussels and Bruges and terminating in Paris, the tour highlights the contemporary vitality, the provocative history, and the charming antiquity of  these regions.

Stroll the enchanting canals of Amsterdam, indulge in the decadently delicious chocolates in Belgium, and savor the charm and elegance of France. The French experience will include the Normandy Coast, Mont St. Michel and a Loire Valley chateaux country excursion before concluding with three days in Paris.

If you or anyone you know might be interested in obtaining a brochure, please contact Janet Allmon in the Center for Information Processing at x82239 – or online at

Steve and Janet Allmon are hosts of these European tours, which are run by Eskin Tours International  out of Northbrook, IL. Previous travels have included Germany, Austria and Switzerland (2000), Great Britain (2001), Italy (2003) and the Rhine River area (2004). All travelers are welcome!



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