Awards Extravaganza

Nominations open for SMU’s 2012-13 All-University Awards

Stock photo of laurel wreath, signifying high honorsSMU community members are invited to nominate students, faculty and staff members for some of the University’s highest honors in the 2012-13 All-University awards. The deadline for nomination is noon Wednesday, Feb. 27.

Criteria and nomination forms are available online for the following honors:

Individuals may be nominated or may nominate themselves for one or more awards. Recipients will be announced during the Spring 2013 Awards Extravaganza at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 15 in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Ballroom.

For more information, including past “M” Award winners and contact information for each award, visit the Dean of Student Life awards homepage.

SMU honors outstanding achievement at 2011-12 Extravaganza

2011 laurelsSMU faculty, staff, administrators and students were recognized with teaching awards, service honors and the University’s highest commendation, the “M” Award, at the 2012 Awards Extravaganza Monday, April 16.

On the same day, the University honored its best students at the 15th annual Honors Day Convocation. The address was delivered by Jodi Cooley, assistant professor of experimental particle physics in SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences and recipient of a 2012 National Science Foundation CAREER Award of more than $1 million for her research toward detecting the particles that are believed to make up dark matter.

> Find a list of University, school and departmental awards from Honors Convocation 2012

Find the the Awards Extravaganza 2012 winners list after the jump.

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SMU honors high achievement during 2012 spring ceremonies

As the 2011-12 academic year draws to a close, SMU celebrates with two ceremonies honoring some of its most distinguished faculty, staff and students. This year’s Honors Day Convocation and Awards Extravaganza take place on the afternoon and evening of Monday, April 16, 2012.

Jodi Cooley, assistant professor of experimental particle physics in SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, will deliver the address during the 15th Honors Day Convocation at 5:30 p.m. in McFarlin Auditorium. The ceremony celebrates academic achievement at the University and department levels. Cooley, a member of the team collaborating on the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS II) experiment, has received a 2012 National Science Foundation CAREER Award of more than $1 million for her research toward detecting the particles that are believed to make up dark matter.

Read the list of 2012 Honors Day Convocation award recipients

Retired and current faculty will assemble for Honors Day Convocation in academic dress no later than 5:10 p.m. in the Perkins Administration Building lobby and will process together to McFarlin Auditorium. A reception follows the Convocation in the Dallas Hall Quadrangle.

Participating faculty members may RSVP online. Faculty members with questions regarding the procession can send an e-mail to ceremonies@smu.edu or call 214-768-3417.

Later, the University presents several awards for excellence – including its highest honor, the “M” Award – during the 2012 Awards Extravaganza at 7:30 p.m. in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Ballrooms. Awards Extravaganza honorees will be listed in SMU Forum the day after the ceremony.

Photo from Honors Day Convocation 2011 by Hillsman S. Jackson

Find more information on Honors Day Convocation at the Registrar’s website
Learn more about the Awards Extravaganza from SMU Student Life

Nominations now open for SMU’s 2011-12 All-University Awards

Stock photo of laurel wreath, signifying high honorsSMU community members are invited to nominate students, faculty and staff members for some of the University’s highest honors in the 2011-12 All-University awards. The deadline for nomination is noon Monday, Feb. 27.

Criteria and nomination forms are available online for the following honors:

Individuals may be nominated or may nominate themselves for one or more awards. Recipients will be announced during the Spring 2012 Awards Extravaganza at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 16 in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Ballroom.

For more information, including past “M” Award winners and contact information for each award, visit the Dean of Student Life website.

Extra: SMU honors outstanding achievement in 2010-11 awards ceremonies

2011 laurelsSMU faculty, staff, administrators and students were recognized with teaching awards, service honors and the University’s highest commendation, the “M” Award, at the 2011 Awards Extravaganza April 11.

On the same day, the University honored its best students at the 14th annual Honors Day Convocation. The address was delivered by Peter Raad, founding director of the Linda and Mitch Hart eCenter at SMU and executive director of The Guildhall at SMU.

> Find a list of University, school and departmental awards from Honors Convocation 2011

Find the the Awards Extravaganza 2011 winners list after the jump.

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SMU spring ceremonies honor outstanding achievement

Honors Day Convocation 2010SMU celebrates the approaching end of the 2010-11 academic year with two traditional ceremonies honoring some of its most distinguished faculty, staff and students. The 2011 Honors Day Convocation and Awards Extravaganza take place on the afternoon and evening of April 11.

Peter Raad, founding director of the Linda and Mitch Hart eCenter at SMU and executive director of The Guildhall at SMU, will deliver the address at the 14th annual Honors Day Convocation at 5:30 p.m. in McFarlin Auditorium. The ceremony celebrates academic achievement at the University and department levels. Retired and current faculty will assemble in academic dress no later than 5:10 p.m. in the Perkins Administration Building lobby and will process together to McFarlin Auditorium. A reception follows the Convocation in the Dallas Hall Quadrangle.

> Read the list of 2011 Honors Convocation award recipients

Participating faculty members may RSVP online. Faculty members with questions regarding the faculty procession can send an e-mail to ceremonies@smu.edu or call 214-768-3417.

Later, the University presents several awards for excellence – including its highest honor, the “M” Award – during the 2011 Awards Extravaganza at 7:30 p.m. in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Ballrooms. Awards Extravaganza honorees will be listed in SMU Forum the day after the ceremony.

Photo from Honors Day Convocation 2010 by Hillsman S. Jackson

> Find more information on Honors Day Convocation at the Registrar’s website
> Learn more about the Awards Extravaganza from SMU Student Life

Nominations open for 2010-11 All-University Awards

Stock photo of laurel wreath, signifying high honorsSMU community members are invited to nominate students, faculty and staff members for some of the University’s highest honors in the 2010-11 All-University awards. The deadline for nomination is noon Friday, Feb. 25.

Criteria and nomination forms are available online for the following honors:

Individuals may be nominated or may nominate themselves for one or more awards. Recipients will be announced during the Spring 2011 Awards Extravaganza at 7:30 p.m. April 18 in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Ballroom.

For more information, including past “M” Award winners and contact information for each award, visit the Dean of Student Life website.

Deadline extended for 2011 Rotunda Outstanding Professor nominations

Due to the week of inclement weather, SMU’s Rotunda yearbook staff is extending the deadline for 2011 Rotunda Outstanding Professor Award nominations to Friday, Feb. 11.

The annual honor recognizes faculty members whose commitment to teaching excellence is reflected in their classroom instruction and in their interaction with students. All students, faculty and staff may submit nominations.

To nominate a member of the faculty, complete a nomination form (PDF format) and return it via campus mail to SMU Box 750456 or to the Rotunda office in 314 Hughes-Trigg Student Center. Forms also may be e-mailed to Rotunda Editor-in-Chief Whitney Van Way.

Copies of the form also are available in 314 Hughes-Trigg and can be found in The Daily Campus on select days.

When submitting the form, please include information demonstrating the quality and excellence of the nominee’s performance inside and outside the classroom.

All nominations will be reviewed by a faculty committee, which may request additional supporting information from the head of the nominee’s academic department, academic colleagues, Student Affairs, staff members and others.

Winners will be announced at the 2011 SMU Awards Extravaganza on April 18 and will be featured in Rotunda 2011.

Awards extra: SMU honors outstanding achievement in 2009-10

2010 laurelsSMU faculty, staff, administrators and students were recognized with teaching awards, service honors and the University’s highest commendation, the “M” Award, at the 2010 Awards Extravaganza April 19.

On the same day, the University honored its best students at the 13th annual Honors Day Convocation. The address was delivered by David Meltzer, Henderson-Morrison Professor of Prehistory in SMU’s Dedman College, director of the QUEST Archaeological Research Program and a 2009 inductee to the National Academy of Sciences.

See the Awards Extravaganza 2010 winners list
Find a list of University, school and departmental awards from Honors Convocation 2010

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Two ceremonies honor outstanding achievement

Honors Day Convocation

SMU celebrates the culmination of the 2009-10 academic year by honoring some of its most distinguished faculty, staff and students. The 2010 Honors Day Convocation and Awards Extravaganza take place on the afternoon and evening of April 19.

David Meltzer – Henderson-Morrison Professor of Prehistory in SMU’s Dedman College, director of the QUEST Archaeological Research Program and a 2009 inductee to the National Academy of Sciences – will deliver the address at the 13th annual Honors Day Convocation at 5:30 p.m. in McFarlin Auditorium. The ceremony celebrates academic achievement at the University and department levels. Retired and current faculty will assemble in academic dress no later than 5:10 p.m. in the Perkins Administration Building lobby and will process together to McFarlin Auditorium. A reception follows the Convocation in the Dallas Hall Quadrangle.

Participating faculty members may RSVP online. SMU Forum will link to a complete list of award winners after the ceremony.

Later, the University presents several awards for excellence – including its highest honor, the “M” Award – during the 2010 Awards Extravaganza at 7:30 p.m. in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Theater. Winners will be listed in SMU Forum the day after the ceremony.

(Photo from Honors Convocation 2008 by Kim Ritzenthaler.)

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