Archive for May, 2016

Library catalog downtime

May 31, 2016

The library catalog will be unavailable on Wednesday, June 1, between 1:00 a.m. – 3:00 a.m. MT due to a system upgrade.

Remote access restored

May 27, 2016

Remote access has been restored!


We’ve had reports from remote students that they are getting an error message when trying to connect to library databases (“the web page is not working”) or that the page never loads when trying to connect to a database. The problem is related to a firewall upgrade yesterday and ITS is working on the issue.

This problem is affecting only remote connections. Librarians at the Research Help desk will help retrieve articles for students who contact us (; 303-458-4031). There is no estimated time the issue will be resolved.

Memorial Day closure

May 25, 2016

The Dayton Memorial Library will be closed on Monday, May 30th, in observance of Memorial Day. We’ll reopen at 8:00 a.m. on May 31st.

Computer & printer downtime in DML this Friday

May 24, 2016

On Friday, a system upgrade will take place on all computers and printers in the library. The project is staged floor by floor, access to any floor will be blocked until the computers and printers on that floor have been upgraded – this includes study rooms and materials.

If you need materials within the building, please go to the Circulation Desk for assistance. Our goal is to have the 2nd floor open by 8:00 a.m. We apologize for the inconvenience!

Printing and photocopy alternatives during our downtime are:
Carroll Hall lab
Copy Center, located in the mail room

Lois Beebe Hayna honored again by the Colorado Authors League

May 23, 2016

In 2014, Lois Beebe Hayna received the Colorado Author’s League Lifetime Achievement Award. Her poetry is both an expressive achievement and it represents a lifetime, as Lois Hayna was then 101 years old. In 2015, the Colorado Author’s League gave her it highest poetry award for her book Lagniappe. In 2016, she won the Colorado Author’s League Poetry Award for the second year in a row for her book Moon-Hung Midnights. She is now 103.

Regis University is proud of its own relationship with Lois Hayna. In May 2009, she was awarded an Honorary Degree by the university and in 2010 the Lois Beebe Hayna Creative Writing Center opened in the Dayton Memorial Library.

On the 4th floor of the Library, a collection of her writings are available in the Lois B. Hayna Papers in Archives and Special Collections. Her papers document her creative work from the 1930s – 2016. The collection includes poems and their revisions, short stories as well as recollections of her childhood in Wisconsin during the 1920s and 1930s, living in the South of the 1940s, and her return to writing after moving to Colorado.

Lois B. Hayna in the Archives and Special Collections, 2015

Rooted – Ella Maria Ray’s ceramic exhibit on display through the end of May

May 16, 2016

Rooted is Ella Maria Ray’s ceramic exhibit that merges West African adinkra symbols, akua’ma figures with clay quilts, bottles, “text-tiles” and masks inspired by women writers to offer viewer a rich sensory opportunity and a moment to bear witness to African visual, oral and literary tradition. Through her work Ray explores creativity, intellectuality and Africanity’s interconnection, and fired-clay, storytelling and anthropology are at the foundation of her work. She challenges viewers to “read” in each piece a narrative rooted in Africana aesthetics, and to dismantle any boundary that segregates imagination from rigorous analysis.

As an artist/anthropologist, her work entices viewers to celebrate and embrace their own inherent magnificence, while listening to stories that insist on being told. Rooted is on display in the fireplace lounge and Hartman Gallery through the end of May.


Archives closed May 9 – 16

May 6, 2016

Archives and Special Collections will be closed from Monday, May 9th – Monday, May 16th. The department will reopen on Tuesday, May 17th, 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Printing temporarily unavailable on 2nd floor

May 3, 2016

Printing services are unavailable on the 2nd floor of the library. Printing *is* available on the 1st, 3rd, and 4th floors. Color printing is available in Carroll Hall. We apologize for the inconvenience – please expect noise and dust as improvements are made to this space over the summer.