Jerry Bywaters' 'Dallas County Courthouse'Lone Star finale: The Meadows Museum’ dual exhibitions “Jerry Bywaters: Interpreter of the Southwest” and “Jerry Bywaters: Lone Star Printmaker” close Mar. 2. Make plans to visit now; hours and additional information are available at the Meadows Museum website. (Top right, a section of Jerry Bywaters’ Dallas County Courthouse, 1936.)

Dates to learn: The 2008 Staff Development Day, sponsored by the SMU Staff Association, is scheduled for Mar. 13. This year’s Risk Assist Fair takes place Mar. 14. Register online now for the Risk Assist Fair, and watch the SMU Forum for additional information on both events.

White House honors: SMU has become a Certifying Organization for the President’s Volunteer Service Award, a national program recognizing Americans who have shown a sustained commitment to volunteer service. Nominate an SMU student, faculty or staff member by Mar. 6; for more information, visit the Leadership and Community Involvement awards page.

Voices carry: SMU’s Meadows Chorale will perform great works of the choral repertoire at 3 p.m. Mar. 2 in Caruth Auditorium, Owen Arts Center. Tickets are $7 for SMU faculty, staff and students; contact the Meadows Ticket Office, 8-2787 (8-ARTS).

Access and equity: SMU’s 2008 Spring Higher Education Symposium, “Prisms of Diversity: Affirmative Action, Access, Inclusion and Equity,” takes place Mar. 4-6 at the Radisson Hotel Central, 6060 N. Central Expy. For more information, call SMU Institutional Access and Equity, 8-3601.

Interdisciplinary Dialogue: SMU’s Perkins School of Theology hosts “Latinos, Religion and Politics” 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mar. 4 in 207 Kirby Hall. The event will be moderated by Tony Cortese, professor of sociology in Dedman College. For more information, contact Tony Cortese, 8-2917.

moussa-diabate-150.jpgWorld rhythms: West African dancer, drummer and musician Moussa Diabate (bottom right) performs with his group Jelykunda at noon Mar. 5 in the Bob Hope Theatre lobby, Owen Arts Center. The free concert is part of SMU’s Brown Bag World Music Series.

Broadway showcase: The Meadows Opera Theatre and Division of Theatre present 14 Meadows singing actors performing Broadway selections in “A Musical Theatre Showcase with Kimberly Grigsby” at 1 p.m. Mar. 7 in the Taubman Atrium, Owen Arts Center. The performance is the culmination of a two-week workshop with acclaimed Broadway music director/conductor Kimberly Grigsby (’91), currently music director for Spring Awakening, the 2007 Tony Award winner for Best Musical. The performance is free; bring your lunch.