On April 3, SMU President R. Gerald Turner announced new measures designed to strengthen SMU’s financial position for the beginning of the 2009-10 academic year. The full text of his e-mail to the University community is under the link.
Divine inspiration: Just two more days to see “Christian Writers and Their Readers” in Bridwell Library’s Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Galleries – the exhibit, featuring a selection of Bridwell’s rare book holdings, closes Dec. 14. (Left, portrait of St. Augustine by Johann Amerbach from a 1489 edition of City of God.)
Giving season: SMU’s United Way campaign 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.
Dec. 15-16: The Dallas Metropolitan Ballet presents The Night Before Christmas, featuring guest artists Julie Diana and Zachary Hench, 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.