Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Cookie Monster Invades Library


Check out Cookie Monster from Sesame Street visit the library! (click on the title above to view)

The Librarians and Student Assistants at the UNT Dallas Campus Library are much more patient and helpful than the librarian viewed in this video from youtube. We may not have cookies either, but we will definitely tell you where you can find them!

Also, we prefer that you bring cookies to us!

Enjoy the Holidays!

New Materials

A new volume for the journal Young Children has arrived!

Young Children. Journal of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Vol. 63, No. 6. November 2008. Contains articles and useful resources relating to topics on learning and children. (journal) 11/26/2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008

November 22 marks the 45th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy

November 22 marks the 45th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy, the thirty-fifth President of the United States was killed by an assassin’s bullet on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas. Graduating from Harvard in 1940 Kennedy joined the Navy. In 1945 the PT boat he was serving on was sunk by the Japanese. Despite serious injury Kennedy led survivors through treacherous water to safety. After World War II Kennedy served as a Congressman, as a Senator, and eventually went on to be elected President, serving from 1961 to1963. Kennedy laid plans for an assault on poverty and was a champion for civil and human rights.

At 12:30 p.m. on November 22, 1963 on Elm Street in Dallas, Texas President Kennedy’s motorcade approached a triple underpass. Lee Harvey Oswald fired 3 shots, two hitting President Kennedy. A bullet entered the presidents back, exiting his throat. The same bullet entered Governor John Connally, who survived. A final shot hit President Kennedy in the head. The limousine sped to Parkland Hospital where a team of doctors attempted to save him. President Kennedy was pronounced dead at 1 p.m., at 2:38 p.m., Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as the 36th President.

Source: http://www.historyplace.com/specials/calendar/november.htm, http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/jk35.html

For more information about Preside John F. Kennedy:

JFK Presidential Library- http://www.jfklibrary.org/

White House Presidential Biography- http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/jk35.html

Library of Congress Today in History- http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/today/nov22.html

Monday, November 17, 2008

New Library Materials!

The UNT Dallas Library has new Career Resource materials available. They are located on the bookshelf near the group study rooms in the library. These resources will help you create incredible cover-letters, learn how to match your personality type to the job of your dreams, learn about America's top jobs, and much more. Come check them out!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Faculty Interview - Doug Shouse

Doug Shouse, Education Administration professor, believes that students should have a goal, understand what it takes to reach that goal, persistently pursue it, acquire the necessary skills, and reinforce those skills with education. That is the Shouse recipe for success. The better the education, the more prepared the student will be for the future. Spoken like a true education administrator.

Originally from Cleburne, Shouse received both his Master’s and PhD degrees from UNT. He brings 35 years of experience in public education to the classroom. Outside of the classroom, he enjoys hunting, fishing, golfing, and watching his grandson play football.

Veterans Day - November 11


Veterans Day Proclamation

October 31, 2008
A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America
On Veterans Day, we pay tribute to the service and sacrifice of the men and women who in defense of our freedom have bravely worn the uniform of the United States.

From the fields and forests of war-torn Europe to the jungles of Southeast Asia, from the deserts of Iraq to the mountains of Afghanistan, brave patriots have protected our Nation's ideals, rescued millions from tyranny, and helped spread freedom around the globe. America's veterans answered the call when asked to protect our Nation from some of the most brutal and ruthless tyrants, terrorists, and militaries the world has ever known. They stood tall in the face of grave danger and enabled our Nation to become the greatest force for freedom in human history. Members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard have answered a high calling to serve and have helped secure America at every turn. Our country is forever indebted to our veterans for their quiet courage and exemplary service. We also remember and honor those who laid down their lives in freedom's defense. These brave men and women made the ultimate sacrifice for our benefit. On Veterans Day, we remember these heroes for their valor, their loyalty, and their dedication. Their selfless sacrifices continue to inspire us today as we work to advance peace and extend freedom around the world.

With respect for and in recognition of the contributions our service members have made to the cause of peace and freedom around the world, the Congress has provided (5 U.S.C. 6103(a)) that November 11 of each year shall be set aside as a legal public holiday to honor America's veterans.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim November 11, 2008, as Veterans Day and urge all Americans to observe November 9 through November 15, 2008, as National Veterans Awareness Week. I encourage all Americans to recognize the bravery and sacrifice of our veterans through ceremonies and prayers. I call upon Federal, State, and local officials to display the flag of the United States and to support and participate in patriotic activities in their communities. I invite civic and fraternal organizations, places of worship, schools, businesses, unions, and the media to support this national observance with commemorative expressions and programs.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand eight, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.

GEORGE W. BUSH

Thursday, November 6, 2008

National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month

Dr. Arthur C. Parker, the Director of the Museum of Arts and Science in Rochester, New York and a Seneca Indian petitioned the Boy Scouts of America to set aside a day in honor of Native Americans. Through the early 20th Century Native Americans petitioned for an official day of recognition. On December 14, 1915 Red Fox James, A Blackfeet Indian presented the White House with a petition that contained the endorsement of 24 states. By 1919 several states had enacted days of celebration in recognition of Native Americans. To date there is no national holiday in recognition of Native Americans, however several states recognize Columbus Day as Native American Day.

Under President George H.W. Bush November 1990 was proclaimed “National American Indian Heritage Month”, and has continued similarly since 1994. According to the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, “National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month is celebrated to recognize the intertribal cultures and to educate the public about the heritage, history, art, and traditions of the American Indian and Alaska Native people.”

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Indian Health Service. http://www.ihs.gov/PublicAffairs/Heritage/Heritage_History.cfm

Sites of Interest:

National American Indian Heritage Month, 2008: A Proclamation by the President of the

United States of America - http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2008/10/20081030-3.html

The Library of Congress - http://www.loc.gov/topics/nativeamericans/index.html

Native Literature Directory-
http://www.indians.org/Resource/natlit/natlit.html

Alaskan Native Knowledge Network-
http://www.ankn.uaf.edu/

Surrounded by Beauty: Arts of Native America-
http://www.artsmia.org/surrounded-by-beauty/index.html

Native American Nations
http://www.nativeculture.com/lisamitten/nations.html

The National Register of Historic Places - http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/feature/indian/

The National Endowment for the Humanities - http://edsitement.neh.gov/monthly_feature.asp

The Smithsonian Institute - http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/educators/resource_library/american_indian_resources.html

The Texas Historical Commission - http://www.thc.state.tx.us/news/whatsnewstories/wnnamnth.shtml

Bureau of Indian Affairs - http://www.doi.gov/bia/index.html

Monday, November 3, 2008