A little bit rock and roll: 2012 President’s Picnic is May 23

President’s Picnic

A little bit rock and roll: 2012 President’s Picnic is May 23

SMU Staff Association 2012 President's Picnic postcardFood, fun, tug-of-war…it’s that time of year again. The Staff Association and President R. Gerald Turner invite all SMU staff members to the 2012 Staff Appreciation Day and President’s Picnic.

The traditional post-Commencement celebration takes place 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, on the south lawn of Clements Hall.

In keeping with this year’s theme, “Country Rock and Roll,” staff members and departmental teams are encouraged to dress as their favorite music stars for the annual Spirit Contest. New attractions will include a photo booth and a bingo contest (first-come first-served and limited to 50 players per game).

The 2012 menu includes hamburgers and hot dogs, as well as veggie burgers, Frito pie, corn on the cob, watermelon and other treats. Food will be served 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Team competitions include the Mummy Wrap and the hotly contested Tug-of-War. RSVP online to register your 3-person team for the Mummy Wrap (log in with your 8-digit ID and e-mail password and click the “Respond to this survey” link).

Pick-up volleyball, horseshoes and frisbee golf will be played throughout the picnic. No team registration is required for these games. The Candy Count is back as well, with three prizes available for those who most nearly guess the number of candies in the jar.

Visit the SMU Staff Association online

May 21, 2012|Calendar Highlights, News, Save the Date|

Calendar Highlights: Commencement countdown 2012

Photo by Guy Rogers of SMU seniors in McFarlin Auditorium during the 2011 Baccalaureate serviceThe entire SMU community is preparing for Commencement 2012. Some major events at a glance:

Learn more at the Registrar’s Commencement 2012 website
RSVP online for the Faculty Breakfast and Processional
More about former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, the 2012 Commencement speaker

(Right, SMU seniors file into McFarlin Auditorium for the Baccalaureate service. Photo from Commencement 2011 by Guy Rogers.)

Picnic time: Save the date now for the 2012 Staff Appreciation Day and President’s Picnic. The annual celebration takes place Wednesday, May 23, rain or shine. Stay up-to-date on picnic plans at the Staff Association website.

May 2, 2012|Calendar Highlights, Save the Date|

2011 President’s Picnic celebrates the centennial May 25

2011 Staff Appreciation Day and President's Picnic graphicThe Staff Association and President R. Gerald Turner invite all SMU staff members to the 2011 Staff Appreciation Day and President’s Picnic. The traditional post-Commencement celebration takes place 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. May 25 on the south lawn of Clements Hall.

This year’s menu includes BBQ beef and chicken, as well as veggie burgers, potato salad, fresh fruit, peach cobbler and other treats.

The 2011 Spirit Contest celebrates the SMU centennial as departmental teams dress to represent their favorite University decade. Other team competitions include the Mummy Wrap and Tug-of-War. RSVP online to register your department’s team for a competition and find a list of this year’s games.

Pick-up volleyball, horseshoes and frisbee golf will be played throughout the picnic. No team registration is required for these games.

> Visit the SMU Staff Association online

May 24, 2011|Calendar Highlights, News, Save the Date|

Calendar Highlights: May 17, 2011

1930 cover of 'The Dallasite' from SMU's McCord/Renshaw Collection, Hamon Arts LibrarySave the date: Make plans to attend the 2011 Staff Appreciation Day and President’s Picnic. The annual celebration takes place 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, on the south lawn of Clements Hall. Stay up-to-date on picnic plans at the Staff Association website.

More time for “Treasures”: By popular demand, the Hamon Arts Library exhibit “Hidden Treasures From the McCord/Renshaw Collection” has been held over through July 1, 2011 in the Mildred Hawn Gallery, Hamon Arts Library. (Right, cover of The Dallasite, 1930, from the McCord/Renshaw Collection.)

May 17, 2011|Calendar Highlights|

Calendar Highlights: Commencement Week, May 10, 2011

Commencement 2010 assembly photo by Hillsman S. JacksonSave the date: Make plans to attend the 2011 Staff Appreciation Day and President’s Picnic. The annual celebration takes place 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, rain or shine. Stay up-to-date on picnic plans at the Staff Association website.

Catch them while you can: Make plans to visit these SMU exhibitions before they close:

Commencement Countdown 2011:

> Learn more at the Registrar’s Commencement 2011 website
> RSVP online for the Faculty Breakfast and Processional
> Read more about U.S. Senator John Cornyn of Texas, the 2011 Commencement speaker

(Right, participants assemble for Commencement 2010. Photo by Hillsman S. Jackson.)

May 10, 2011|Calendar Highlights|
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