Provost Paul Ludden and President R. Gerald Turner at the 2007 AARO Ice Cream Social

New Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Paul Ludden (left, with President R. Gerald Turner) scooped frozen treats and mingled with the SMU community at the AARO Ice Cream Social June 28. “I lived in Wisconsin for 20 years, so dairy products make me feel right at home,” Ludden joked to the crowd of faculty, staff and students who turned out to meet him (and to enjoy the make-your-own sundae bar). Ludden will give the University’s 93rd Convocation address Aug. 22.

SMU’s class of 2011 will kick off the fall term Aug. 19-21 with Mustang Corral — find a rundown of welcome activities for the entire academic year at the Encore home page.