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Provost gives ‘cautiously optimistic’ budget outlook at faculty meeting

(Originally published Jan. 27, 2009.)

SMU Provost Paul Ludden presented a “cautiously optimistic” budget picture for the 2009-10 academic year at the 2009 Spring General Faculty Meeting Jan. 21. Faculty and staff pay increases will occur, he added. Assistant Professor Maria Dixon received a special award during the meeting. Read a recap under the link.

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Brian Stump receives teaching award at General Faculty Meeting

Brian Stump, Albritton Professor in the Huffington Department of Earth Sciences in Dedman College, was honored as the 2007-08 United Methodist Church University Scholar/Teacher of the Year at SMU’s Fall General Faculty Meeting Aug. 28.

President R. Gerald Turner updated the faculty on the upcoming Second Century Campaign and other issues surrounding campus life.

>> Newly tenured faculty and more under the link

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Fall General Faculty Meeting takes place Aug. 27

SMU President R. Gerald Turner will address the University faculty at the Fall General Faculty Meeting Aug. 27 in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center. The 4 p.m. meeting in the Hughes-Trigg Theater will be preceded by a reception beginning at 3 p.m. in the Theater foyer.

Newly tenured faculty will receive their regalia, and Provost Paul Ludden will announce the recipient of the 2007-08 University Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award.

Research takes center stage at Spring Faculty Meeting

The key to SMU’s future is its investment in research today, said Provost Paul Ludden at the 2008 Spring General Faculty Meeting Jan. 16. “The real business of a university is the creation of new knowledge,” he said. “When our students graduate, what they will remember is the opportunities they had to participate in that creation.” Three outstanding professors were honored with special awards during the meeting.

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Save the date for the Spring General Faculty Meeting

Mark your calendars now: The next General Faculty Meeting is scheduled for Jan. 16, 2008, in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center (the day after Spring 2008 classes begin). A reception will take place at 3 p.m. in the lower level; the meeting begins at 4 p.m. in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Theater.

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Calendar Highlights: Aug. 23, 2007

Power up – The SMU Wellpower program for 2007-08 begins Aug. 27. Most fitness classes begin Sept. 4; try any Group X class free during August and pay only $35 each for the rest of the term ($50 each for spinning classes, $70 for a Group X semester pass). Log in to the Wellpower links with your 8-digit SMU ID.

How to Be GoodWhat would you do? – The 2007 Common Reading Experience continues with a panel discussion of Nick Hornby’s How to Be Good featuring faculty and community members, at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 30 in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Theater.

Risky business – Mark your post-Labor Day calendar for the 2007 Risk Assist Fair from 9-11:30 a.m. Sept. 4 in the lower level of the Hughes-Trigg Student Center. The Office of Risk Management offers presentations on everything from emergency notification procedures to safe lifting and moving techniques for the office. Refreshments will be served, and prizes will be offered. Register online.

Senate in session – The first meeting of the 2007-08 Faculty Senate will begin at 3:10 p.m. Sept. 5 in the Hughes-Trigg Ballroom West.

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