Dallas Metropolitan Ballet

Calendar Highlights: Dec. 4, 2012

SMU J Term 2013 graphicWinter Break is nearly here – the end of 2012 (and beginning of 2013) at a glance:

  • Dec. 3: Last day of instruction
  • Dec. 4-5: Reading days
  • Dec. 6-12: Examinations (no exams scheduled for Sunday)
  • Dec. 14The Guildhall at SMU Winter Exhibition, Cohort 16, SMU-in-Plano
  • Dec. 15: Last day of term and official date for conferral of degrees
  • Dec. 15December Graduation Ceremony, 10 a.m., Moody Coliseum
  • Dec. 24, 2012-Jan. 1, 2013: University holidays
  • Jan. 7-16J Term 2013 at SMU-in-Plano – registration deadline extended through Monday, Dec. 10

Celebration station: President and Mrs. R. Gerald Turner host the 2012 All-University Holiday Party 3:30-5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, in the Martha Proctor Mack Grand Ballroom, Umphrey Lee Center.

Food for Fines continues: The Central University Libraries 2012 Food for Fines drive is on through Friday, Dec. 14. Every donation of a can or package of nonperishable food for the North Texas Food Bank equals a $2 credit toward outstanding library fine assessed from November 1, 2012 forward. The waiver applies to materials from Fondren Library CenterHamon Arts Library and the ISEM Reading Room and for all SMU faculty, staff and students. Drop off food donations at any of the listed libraries.

In McFarlin Auditorium:

Dallas Metropolitan Ballet - 'The Night Before Christmas'Dec. 15-16: The Dallas Metropolitan Ballet presents The Night Before Christmas with guest artists Stephen Hanna and Margaret Severin-Hansen at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10 to $40 – buy them online at Ticketmaster.com.

Calendar Highlights: Dec. 5, 2011

SMU J Term 2012 logoThe end of 2011 (and beginning of 2012) at a glance:

  • Dec. 5: Last day of instruction
  • Dec. 6: Reading day
  • Dec. 7-14: Examinations (no exams scheduled for Saturday or Sunday)
  • Dec. 16: The Guildhall at SMU Cohort 14 Exhibition and Graduation, SMU-in-Plano
  • Dec. 17: Last day of term and official date for conferral of degrees
  • Dec. 17: December Graduation Ceremony, 10 a.m., Moody Coliseum
  • Dec. 26, 2011-Jan. 2, 2012: University holidays
  • Jan. 3-12: J Term 2012 at SMU-in-Plano – registration deadline extended through Friday, Dec. 9

Food for Fines continues: The Central University Libraries 2011 Food for Fines drive is on through Friday, Dec. 16. Every donation of a can or package of nonperishable food for the North Texas Food Bank equals a $2 credit toward outstanding library fine assessed from November 2011 onward. The waiver applies to materials from Fondren Library Center, Hamon Arts Library and the ISEM Reading Room and for all SMU faculty, staff and students. Drop off food donations at any of the listed libraries.

Celebration station: President and Mrs. R. Gerald Turner host the 2011 All-University Holiday Party 3:30-5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19, in the Martha Proctor Mack Grand Ballroom, Umphrey Lee Center.

In McFarlin Auditorium:

Dallas Metropolitan Ballet presents 'The Night Before Christmas'Dec. 10-11: The Dallas Metropolitan Ballet presents The Night Before Christmas with guest artists Stephen Hanna and Margaret Severin-Hansen at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Tickets are $10-40 – find them online at Ticketmaster.com.

Calendar Highlights: Dec. 6, 2010

The end of 2010 (and beginning of 2011) at a glance:

Dec. 6: Last day of instruction
Dec. 7: Reading day
Dec. 8-15: Examinations (no exams scheduled for Saturday or Sunday)
Dec. 17: Guildhall Fall 2010 Exhibition, SMU-in-Plano
Dec. 18: Last day of term and official date for conferral of degrees
Dec. 18: December Graduation Ceremony, 10 a.m., Moody Coliseum
Dec. 24-31: University holidays
Jan. 4-13: J Term 2011 at SMU-in-Plano

Dallas Metropolitan BalletA fine time to give: SMU’s Central University Libraries continue the 2010 Food for Fines drive through Dec. 17. Every donation of a can or package of nonperishable food for the North Texas Food Bank equals a $2 credit toward outstanding library fines for SMU faculty, staff and students. The waiver applies to materials from Fondren Library Center, Hamon Arts Library and the ISEM Reading Room – drop off food donations at any of these libraries.

Everyone celebrate: SMU President R. Gerald Turner hosts the 2010 All-University Holiday Party at 3:30-5 p.m. Dec. 16 in the Martha Proctor Mack Grand Ballroom, Umphrey Lee Center.

In McFarlin Auditorium:

Dec. 11-12: The Dallas Metropolitan Ballet (right) presents The Night Before Christmas at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Find tickets online at the Ticketmaster website.

Calendar Highlights: Dec. 8, 2009

The end of 2009 (and beginning of 2010) at a glance:

SMU J-Term 2010 logoDec. 9: Last day of instruction
Dec. 10: Reading day
Dec. 11-17: Examinations (no exams scheduled for Sunday)
Dec. 18: Guildhall at SMU Winter 2009 Exhibition
Dec. 19: Last day of term and official date for conferral of degrees
Dec. 19: December Graduation Ceremony, 10 a.m., Moody Coliseum
Dec. 21-25: University holidays
Jan. 1: University holiday
Jan 5-14: J Term 2010 at SMU-in-Plano

Fine fare: SMU’s Central University Libraries continue the 2009 Food for Fines drive through Dec. 18. Every donation of a can or package of nonperishable food for the North Texas Food Bank equals a $2 credit toward outstanding library fines for SMU faculty, staff and students. The waiver applies to materials from Fondren Library Center, Hamon Arts Library, and the ISEM Reading Room – drop off food donations at any of these libraries.

Dallas Metropolitan Ballet Christmas productionEveryone celebrate: SMU President R. Gerald Turner hosts the 2009 All-University Holiday Party at 3:30-5 p.m. Dec. 16 in the Umphrey Lee Center Ballroom.

In McFarlin Auditorium:

Dec. 12-13: The Dallas Metropolitan Ballet presents The Night Before Christmas at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Buy tickets online, or call 214-631-ARTS (2787) or 817-467-ARTS (2787).

Calendar Highlights: April 14, 2009

artshow.jpgMaster of Fine Arts Qualifying Exhibition: With spring comes the annual exhibition of the Division of Art’s graduate students works, featuring art in a wide-ranging variety of styles and media. The event is open daily from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. until April 18 in the Pollock Gallery, Hughes-Trigg Student Center. For more information, contact Victoria Winkelman, 214-768-4439.

Documentaries at their best: SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts and Division of Cinema-Television welcome Fred Wiseman, regarded as one of the world’s greatest living documentary filmmakers, at 6 p.m. April 14, Hughes-Trigg Student Center Theater. Wiseman’s body of work includes Titicut Follies and High School and Domestic Violence, which won numerous honors including a Peabody Award for Significant and Meritorious Achievement. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. For more information and to make a reservation, call 214-768-2787.

sexandsoulbook.jpgLet’s talk about sex: Boston University professor Donna Freitas will be on campus April 15 to discuss her research and her book “Sex and the Soul”, which focuses on juggling sexuality, spirituality, romance and religion on America’s college campuses. There will be a faculty and staff light lunch and lecture at 11:30 a.m. in the Umphrey Lee Ballroom. RSVP to Edilson Volfe. In addition, Freitas will hold a student forum at 5 p.m. in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center. For more information, call 214-768-4502.

T.BoonePickens.jpgFinding a better way: SMU’s Maguire Energy Institute hosts a town hall meeting with T. Boone Pickens at 2 p.m. April 16 in McFarlin Auditorium. Pickens is the author of The First Billion is the Hardest, and the first 200 SMU students at the event will receive a free autographed copy of his book. The lecture will focus on The Pickens Plan: Ending Our Dependence on Foreign Oil. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required.

Gilbert Lecture Series: SMU’s Dedman College and Department of English present Alan Liu and “Digital Humanities and Academic Change” at 6:30 p.m. April 16 in the Stanley Marcus Reading Room, DeGolyer Library. Professor Liu argues that the digital humanities are catalyzing fundamental changes in humanities practices and organization. The event opens with a 6 p.m. reception in the Texana Room. Free and open to the public. For more information contact Leslie Reid 214-768-2946.

smurealy.jpgUp all night to make a difference: SMU and Panhellenic sponsor the 6th annual Relay for Life April 17 on Bishop Boulevard. The event celebrates cancer survivorship and raises money for research and programs for the American Cancer Society. Students participating in the evening-long team relay will walk non-stop around the Boulevard to symbolize that cancer never sleeps and the need to move forward in the fight against it. Free and open to the public; visit the website to join a team or donate to the cause.

David SedarisIn McFarlin Auditorium:

April 19: The Dallas Metropolitan Ballet presents the classic ballet comedy Coppelia at 2 p.m. For tickets, call 214-631-2787.

April 19: The Dallas Museum of Art presents author, humorist and commentator David Sedaris at 7:30 p.m., benefiting the Kay Cattarulla Endowment for the Literary and Performing Arts. Sold out. For more information, visit the DMA website.

Calendar Highlights: Dec. 12, 2008

The end of 2008 (and beginning of 2009) at a glance:

Dec. 13: Last day of term and official date for conferral of degrees
Dec. 13: December Graduation Ceremony, 7 p.m., Moody Coliseum
Dec. 13: Guildhall Cohort 9 Graduation with commencement speaker Ken Levine (creator of BioShock), 2:30 p.m., Crum Auditorium, Collins Executive Education Center
Dec. 22-26: University holidays
Jan. 1-2: University holidays

Pay it forward: SMU’s Central University Libraries continue the 2008 Food for Fines drive through Dec. 15. Every donation of a can or package of non-perishable food for the North Texas Food Bank equals a $2 credit toward outstanding library fines for SMU faculty, staff and students. The waiver applies to materials from Fondren Library Center, Hamon Arts Library, and the ISEM Reading Room – drop off food donations at any of these libraries.

Dallas Metropolitan BalletCelebrate the season: SMU President R. Gerald Turner hosts the 2008 All-University Holiday Party at 3:30-5 p.m. Dec. 18 in the Umphrey Lee Ballroom.

In McFarlin Auditorium:

Dec. 13-14: Dallas Metropolitan Ballet presents The Night Before Christmas at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Buy tickets online, or call 214-631-ARTS (2787) or 817-467-ARTS (2787).

Calendar Highlights: Dec. 5, 2008

December Graduation 2007Fall 2008 finals and the holiday break are almost here – important end-of-term dates at a glance:

Dec. 5: Last day of instruction, last exam day for December graduate degree candidates
Dec. 8-13: Fall 2008 finals
Dec. 13: Last day of term and official date for conferral of degrees
Dec. 13: December Graduation Ceremony, 7 p.m., Moody Coliseum
Dec. 13: Guildhall Cohort 9 Graduation with commencement speaker Ken Levine (BioShock), 2:30 p.m., Crum Auditorium, Collins Executive Education Center

Honoring Will Finnin: Vice President of Student Affairs Lori White hosts a reception honoring retiring SMU Chaplain Will Finnin 4-6 p.m. Dec. 8 in the Taubman Atrium, Owen Arts Center. Remarks at 4:15.

Holiday happening: The SMU Staff Association presents its 2008 Holiday Luncheon beginning at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 11 in Taubman Atrium, Owen Arts Center. The event will include a canned food drive to benefit the North Texas Food Bank. Lunch is $13 per person; RSVP to the Staff Association by Dec. 8.

Contemporary Ballet DallasIn McFarlin Auditorium:

Dec. 6: Contemporary Ballet Dallas (bottom right) presents Boogie Woogie Christmas Carol at 7:30 p.m. Buy tickets online or call 214-821-2066.

Dec. 13-14: Dallas Metropolitan Ballet presents The Night Before Christmas at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Buy tickets online, or call 214-631-ARTS (2787) or 817-467-ARTS (2787).

Calendar Highlights: Dec. 6, 2007

The giving season: SMU’s United Way fund-raising effort continues through Dec. 31. This year, you can make your tax-deductible contribution online: Visit the United Way website and enter Campaign Code smu2007, with your 8-digit SMU ID as user name, and the password smuuw2007. If you prefer to give the old-fashioned way (with a paper form), send your campus mailing address to Ellen Pryor or Bill Dworaczyk.

Family fun: Meadows Museum celebrates the openings of three major exhibitions on Texas and American art with a Super Saturday Family Day, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 8. Coming of Age: American Art, 1850s to 1950s and two Jerry Bywaters exhibits provide the inspiration for hands-on artistic experimentation, films and special performances. Free and open to the public, all ages welcome. For more information, contact Carmen Smith, 8-2516.

Staff celebration: The SMU Staff Association holds its annual Holiday Luncheon noon-1:30 p.m. in the Taubman Atrium, Owen Arts Center. The festivities include music, prizes and a toy drive benefiting Children’s Medical Center. Cost is $11 per person; reservations must be made by Dec. 7. For more information, contact Cchea Nugent, 8-4319.

diana-and-hench-200.jpgIn McFarlin Auditorium:

Dec. 15-16: The Dallas Metropolitan Ballet presents The Night Before Christmas, featuring guest artists Julie Diana and Zachary Hench (left), principals with the Pennsylvania Ballet. Performances take place at 2 p.m. each day, with a 7:30 p.m. performance Dec. 15. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.