Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Women in Law Enforcement

Interested in information on women in law enforcement? That was today's topic on Think, KERA 90.1's topic-driven interview radio show.

CDs of the show are available for $10. More information is available at

On Friday night, July 20th, the PBS television version of Think will feature Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez, who in November 2004, "was elected Sheriff in Dallas County in a race that many expected her to lose. Sheriff Valdez will join us this evening to talk about the future of Dallas County law enforcement, her 30+ year career, and how she faces the day-to-day challenges of her job."

If you have a chance, check out the show. It might provide some insight on a future assignments for Professor Senderson.

Library of Laughs -- Part II

Have you ever experienced this situation when learning new technology? Rest assured your "problems" are nothing new!

Friday, July 13, 2007

Library of Laughs - Part I

The director of our library, Leora Kemp, wants to show our users that the library staff can take a joke just as easily as find an elusive article on Adlerian therapy. She suggested sharing some YouTube videos on a library theme with our readers.

So here is the first of several videos we'll be sharing. It from a band called Haunted Love. It's a little scary but don't worry. We won't do this to you...
as long as you're good!

Monday, July 9, 2007

New Materials

The Dallas Campus library has added a new book to its shelves. Come in today and check out our ever-expanding collection!

Grantseeker’s Toolkit: A comprehensive guide to finding funding. Cheryl Carter New and James Aaron Quick. New York: John Wiley and Sons. Inc., 1998. A comprehensive reference document for grantseekers and proposal writers, detailing the steps towards creating a successful letter of solicitation for funding. Also includes a disk that contains forms and exercises tht help develop the skills needed to design customized grant proposals. (Call #: HV 41.2 .N48 1998 c.4)

Thursday, July 5, 2007

APA Writing CD Available

Did you know that the Student Development office at the Dallas Campus provides a free Writing Tutorials CD with information on APA Style, Basic Skills, Composition, and Research?

It's available in Suite 115. Stop by Student Development for more information.

Monday, July 2, 2007

New Materials Available

The Dallas Campus Library has three new print items on the shelves. Come in today and take a look at our ever-expanding collection!
Pickard, Alison Jane. Research Methods in Information. London, 2007. Pickard’s handbook focuses on the research needs of the information and communications community, provides a reference guide to the research process in the fields of information studies, communications, records management, knowledge management and related disciplines, and explores the full range of research options including internet communications research, all with practical approach. (Call # Z669.7 .P53 2007 c.2)

GRE Exam 2007-2008 Edition. Kaplan, Inc. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, Publishers, Inc. Provides an in-depth verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing practice and review for Graduate Record Exam.
(Call# LB 2367.4 .G726 2007-2008)

The Oxford Companion to World War II. I.C.B. Dear, editor. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995. Written by more than 140 specialist contributors from Italy, Germany, and Japan, as well as the Allied nations, the Companion provides unique world-wide coverage of the subject. Every aspect of the war is covered including, detailed surveys of major countries; politics and grand strategy; domestic and economic issues; resistance and intelligence services; campaigns, battles, and military operations; warfare and weapons; wartime leaders and influential people; and slogans and phrases. (Call #: D740 .O94 1995 c.3)

Dr. Dennis Elam -- Associate Professor of Accounting

Dr. Dennis Elam grew up around the oil business with is family and has lived all over Texas eventually graduating from Andrews High School, a highly regarded high school in the 1960’s for its academic program and nice facilities. He was an active member of the debate team and traveled to many different tournaments eventually becoming quite comfortable with public speaking.

After high school Dr. Elam pursued a business degree at the University of Texas but while taking a finance class discovered his true calling and switched majors. When he graduated, the finance industry hit a low point with the Watergate scandal and he decided to get his CPA certification and calls himself an “accidental CPA.” After graduating from the University of Texas with an MBA he taught at the University of Texas Permian Basin until the oil economy in that area hit hard times and then he moved to the Texas State University at San Marcos where he won an award from his peers for student mentoring.

When he decided to get his Ph.D. he was “too old” to get one in Accounting so he went ahead and got his Ph.D. in Education Administration with an emphasis in community colleges. Upon moving to the UNT Dallas Campus last summer he was able to put the community college emphasis of his degree into good use by coordinating meetings with area community college leaders and the UNT Dallas Campus leaders to discuss their mutual needs and foster successful students.

Dr. Elam appreciates how the UNT Dallas Campus encourages new ideas and staff participation in the community. He also enjoys the diversity of the student body here and said that non-traditional students make the most interesting comments in class.

When asked what he liked about the UNT Dallas Campus Library Dr. Elam said that he appreciated the level of expertise that the librarians have in relation to the size and age of the campus. He always enjoys talking to the library staff about the digitization of information and its impact on the future of education.