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Calendar Highlights: Dec. 13, 2011

As the days dwindle down to a precious few, here are some notable dates for the end of 2011 and the beginning of 2012: Dec. 16: The Guildhall at SMU Cohort 14 Exhibition and Graduation, SMU-in-Plano. Paul Barnett, senior creative director of BioWare … Continue reading

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2011 United Way campaign ends Dec. 31, but awareness continues

SMU’s 2011 United Way campaign enters its final weeks with $61,000 raised toward a goal of $70,000. The official deadline is Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011 – but this year’s Campaign Committee plans to extend faculty and staff involvement with United … Continue reading

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Share your holiday recipes with SMU Forum

It’s that time of year again…and for the 7th holiday season in a row, SMU Forum will feature festive recipes from all over the University community, and the world. Make sure your favorite is among them! We’re looking for side … Continue reading

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Guildhall students, alumni name 2011’s top 10 video games

Ten cutting-edge games – ranging from the 3D exploits of Super Mario to the gritty combat of the Call of Duty series to a massive multiplayer experience set in a galaxy far, far away – have made The Guildhall at SMU‘s 2011 list of top video games … Continue reading

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Staff Association announces 2011 holiday party & service project

(Originally published Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 – updated Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011.) The SMU Staff Association (SMUSA) has chosen Thursday, Dec. 8 as the date for its 2011 Holiday Luncheon. The festivities take place 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Ballroom. The cost … Continue reading

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SMUSA, Park ’N Pony create ‘Toys for Tickets’ holiday program

Campus community members with unpaid SMU parking tickets can save a fine and help make a child’s holiday season brighter, thanks to a partnership between the SMU Staff Association and the SMU Parking and ID Card Services Office (Park ’N Pony). … Continue reading

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Calendar Highlights: Dec. 5, 2011

The 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 … Continue reading

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December 2011 brings the festive season at SMU

December 2011 brings a flurry of festivity to the Hilltop, including some of SMU’s most beloved annual traditions. Save the dates for these events: • On Thursday, Dec. 1, SMU’s Perkins School of Theology celebrates its Advent/Christmas Worship Service in Perkins Chapel with readings … Continue reading

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CUL’s 2011 Food for Fines program runs through Dec. 16

SMU’s Central University Libraries (CUL) has kicked off its 2011 Food for Fines program and will accept food donations for the North Texas Food Bank in return for waiving library fines. For every donation of a can or package of nonperishable food, SMU faculty, staff … Continue reading

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How the SMU community can cope and help with holiday stress

The holiday season traditionally brings warm memories, shared friendship and a significant amount of stress for members of a university community. The pressures of exams, travel plans and preparations for family gatherings can overwhelm faculty, staff and students alike – especially … Continue reading

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