Campus Events

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Welcome Alumni!

It’s Reunion Weekend and the Library invites alumni to visit the Mudd. We’re open Friday the 20th, 8am to 4pm and Saturday the 21st, noon to 4pm.

While you’re here (and even while you’re not), you can search the library catalog for books by alumni authors or visit the Lawrence Archives Digital Collections to view photos and documents that document Lawrence’s past.

Stop by and say hello. We look forward to seeing you again.


Marian the Librarian

marianWho is more multi-faceted than singer/actress Shirley Jones? She went from Academy Award-winner, playing a prostitute in Elmer Gantry, to the most wholesome of TV mothers on The Partridge Family. In between she portrayed Rodgers and Hammerstein heroines, solidified every stereotype of librarians in The Music Man and married both the suave Jack Cassidy and the goofy Marty Ingles. Had she stayed in Western Pennsylvania where she was born 74 years ago today, she might have ended up working in the family business, the Jones Brewery.

We’ve got her on video in Carousel, The Music Man and Oklahoma!

Paul Hawken Visits LU

Paul Hawkin

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

11:10 a.m.

Lawrence Memorial Chapel

Since the age of 20, Paul Hawken has dedicated his life to sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment. He has written extensively about the impact of commerce on living systems, served as a consultant to governments and corporations on economic development, industrial ecology, and environmental policy, and has founded and run several ecological businesses.

The library has several books by Mr. Hawken as well as access to many of his journal articles.

TV For Old People

kangarooReturn with us again to the 1950’s and a most momentous day: on this day in 1955 both Captain Kangaroo AND The Mickey Mouse Club premiered on TV, the first on CBS, the second on ABC. This must have presented quite a problem for children with no DVR or TiVo®.

Those of you of a certain age will certainly remember:

Monday – Fun With Music Day

Tuesday – Guest Star Day

Wednesday – Anything Can Happen Day

Thursday – Circus Day

Friday – Talent Round-Up Day

And we must revisit SCTV for “Captain Combat”

Also premiering on Oct. 3:

“Father Knows Best” (1954, CBS)

“The Andy Griffith Show” (1960, CBS)

“The Dick Van Dyke Show” (1961, CBS)