October 2011

FYI. If markers are reported dead, please discharge the set. Dead markers can be thrown away. If spare markers are available in the cabinet, you can replace the markers. If not, just put the box back in the cabinet without pens and notify Ross that more markers are needed.

Paul will be going through all of the markers tonight, so we should be in good shape tomorrow!


From Jennifer Jacobs, Interlibrary Loan Librarian:

Patrons have experienced problems requesting materials from WCL, both from our own collections and through ILLiad. After they click the request button in WCL, their logins have failed in Pegasus, and first-time ILLiad users have been unable to register.

It seems that the problems are only happening on our public computers and only in IE. There are a few things that might be causing it, but until we get it figured out, please advise patrons to use Firefox. Do let me know if that doesn’t work or if you have reports of people having problems on their home computers. That will help us figure out if the problem is IE9, Windows 7, or the public security settings.

Hi — Statistical Advisors cannot stay in room 229 when in use for assistive technology needs. As an alternative, Leslie has scheduled either 226 on Tuesday/Thursdays from 10:30 – 4:30 and 228 on M/W/F from 1-5, and Saturdays from 10:30 – 4:30. The spaces will only be used when 229 is not available.


A student’s backpack was stolen on the first floor of the IC today. He left his backpack unattended while we walked to the other side of the floor to print. Please remind students that they should never, ever leave their things unattended.

Loyola Community,

The Department of Campus Safety emergency phone line, 773.508.6039, will be temporarily unavailable on Tuesday, October 25, starting at 5 a.m., for repairs. Work on the line is expected to take approximately 30 minutes.

During this time, anyone who needs to reach Campus Safety at that number should call 44-911 from an on-campus phone or 773.508.7048 from an off-campus phone.


Robert Fine
Director of Campus Safety

Campus Safety came through on Friday the 21st and cleared out our lost and found boxes. A significant number of computer chargers and other electronic accessories were sent over. In case someone stops by asking for items such as these please direct them to campus safety.

Thank you,
Faith Bennett

A technician is coming tomorrow to see if they can get the copier in the reference offices hooked up to allow for e-mail. Ursula wanted to make sure we are aware of it so that we can let them into the office when they arrive.


The Loyola University Chicago community mourns the death of Joseph J. Gentile, an alum, an avid supporter of Rambler athletics, and the namesake of the Joseph J. Gentile Arena. Mr. Gentile passed away on October 10.

Known as the “Baron of Barrington,” Mr. Gentile made a name for himself as a Chrysler Plymouth automobile dealer in the Chicago suburb of Barrington. A 1948 graduate of Loyola, he helped make Gentile Arena a reality by graciously committing $3.5 million to cover nearly half of the cost of the facility. Mr. Gentile was a life-long supporter and fan of the Rambler programs, and for many years he sponsored the television and radio broadcasts of Loyola basketball games.

Mr. Gentile was named the National Italian-American Sports Hall of Fame Man of the Year in 1990 and earned the Founders Award one year later. In 1995, he was nominated by the Illinois Automobile Dealers Association for the Time magazine Quality Dealer Award. In addition to his car dealership, he also owned WJJG-AM radio, where he hosted a weekday show from 7–9 a.m.

With ties to Loyola University Chicago, Mr. Gentile was a firm believer in the Jesuit mission of being a person for others. His philanthropic endeavors also included a sizable donation to his high school alma mater, Saint Ignatius College Prep in Chicago.

Friday, October 14
2 to 9 p.m.
Salerno Rosedale Chapel (450 W. Lake St., Roselle, Illinois)

Funeral Mass:
Saturday, October 15
10 a.m.
St. Vincent Ferrer Parish (1530 Jackson Ave., River Forest, Illinois)

Please remember this family in your prayers.

Patrons can only download the program, Solero, necessary to see and print sheet music scores from Naxos Sheet Music Library on the PC’s.

When a student downloads Solero it will ask them for an administrator username and password.  When a student is on a PC their normal Loyola username and password will work as the administrative username and password.  It will not work if they are on a Mac and they will need to relocate to a PC.

We are canceling the Blackboard Drop-in on Thursday, Oct 13, because we are all at the Slate Conference. Can you please let the 2nd floor staff know that we won’t be in 204 on that day? We will have a sign on the door noting that and also listing the day and time for the next Drop-in.

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