Archive for July, 2013

Archives closed until August 13th

July 26, 2013

The Archives and Special Collections department will be closed Monday, July 29th – through Monday, August 12th. The department reopens at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 13th.

ScienceDirect downtime 7/20

July 19, 2013

ScienceDirect will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance from 5:00 PM MST until 5:30 PM MST on Saturday, July 20th. It is also possible that you may experience service disruptions such as slower response times and unexpected outages throughout the day.

Books24x7 technical issues – resolved

July 19, 2013

Books24x7 is back up. The vendor has resolved the issues.


Books24x7 is experiencing technical issues and is currently unavailable. The vendor is working to resolve the problem; we do not have an estimate as to when the issues will be resolved. Please try again later. We will post an update when we have more information from the vendor.

Library closing at 7:00 p.m. on August 8th

July 11, 2013

The Dayton Memorial Library will close early on Thursday evening, August 8th at 7:00 p.m. to accommodate employee schedules for a staff development day.

Prospector downtime 7/8

July 3, 2013

Prospector will be down briefly from about 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. on Monday July, 8th for scheduled hardware maintenance.

Creativity – art exhibit by James Dixon

July 1, 2013

Creativity – art exhibit by James Dixon

The exhibit is on display through July 27th. A reception will be held in the Fireplace Lounge on Thursday, July 25th, from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Artist Statement
What is creativity? Is it a peculiar mental process? Is it an indigenous feeling or emotion. Can it be taught or learned in a classroom? Or is it personal choice, an acquired taste? Even though I am unable to ultimately categorize it, I am rather certain of what creativity is not as it pertains to the arts. Creativity does not dwell in paintings, sculptures, sketches, computers, video games, cell phones, automobiles, etc, as I once thought. I now believe that all inanimate objects are derivatives of our creative nature. Creativity cannot be contained, captured or managed within the confining parameters of physical forms and institutional protocols. God‘s grace has given creativity to us to be used to express our Love for one another. God’s purpose for creativity is to not reflect the carnal ambitions and temporal policies of this current physical world, but to reflect the eternal communion with God. This art exhibit is the result of my personal expedition towards creativity. I dedicate this particular exhibit to Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Jay Abbott of Colorado Springs, Colorado.