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Calendar Highlights: Mar. 6, 2008

John Sullivan-Dates to learn: The 2008 Staff Development Day, sponsored by the SMU Staff Association, is scheduled for Mar. 13. This year’s Risk Assist Fair takes place Mar. 14. Register online now for the Risk Assist Fair, and watch the SMU Forum for additional information on both events.

Judaica Lecture: Nils Roemer, professor of Jewish studies at the University of Texas at Dallas, discusses “Jewish Messianism on Trial: German and Jewish Debates on Redemption” at 2 p.m. Mar. 9 in the Bridwell Library.

Future forward: Provost Paul Ludden will discuss “The Future as SMU’s New Provost” in a Faculty Club Distinguished Luncheon at noon Mar. 19 in the SMU Faculty Club. The cost is $12 for Faculty Club members, $15 for nonmembers. RSVP by Mar. 14 to Dee Powell, 8-3012.

Clements Center Brown Bag Lecture: Clements Center Fellow Joaquín Rivaya-Martínez discusses “Captivity, Slavery and Adoption Among the Comanche Indians, 1700-1875” at noon Mar. 19 in the Texana Room, DeGolyer Library. Bring your lunch.

Scott-Hawkins Lecture: John Sullivan (right, at left in photo), professor in the Graduate Program in Colonial History at the Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas, will speak on “Reviving the Historic Nahuatl (Aztec) Language of MexicoMar. 19 in DeGolyer Library. A reception begins at 6:30 p.m., with the lecture to follow at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Sharron Pierson, 8-2984.

Calendar Highlights: Feb. 29, 2008

Jerry Bywaters' 'Dallas County Courthouse'Lone Star finale: The Meadows Museum’ dual exhibitions “Jerry Bywaters: Interpreter of the Southwest” and “Jerry Bywaters: Lone Star Printmaker” close Mar. 2. Make plans to visit now; hours and additional information are available at the Meadows Museum website. (Top right, a section of Jerry Bywaters’ Dallas County Courthouse, 1936.)

Dates to learn: The 2008 Staff Development Day, sponsored by the SMU Staff Association, is scheduled for Mar. 13. This year’s Risk Assist Fair takes place Mar. 14. Register online now for the Risk Assist Fair, and watch the SMU Forum for additional information on both events.

White House honors: SMU has become a Certifying Organization for the President’s Volunteer Service Award, a national program recognizing Americans who have shown a sustained commitment to volunteer service. Nominate an SMU student, faculty or staff member by Mar. 6; for more information, visit the Leadership and Community Involvement awards page.

Voices carry: SMU’s Meadows Chorale will perform great works of the choral repertoire at 3 p.m. Mar. 2 in Caruth Auditorium, Owen Arts Center. Tickets are $7 for SMU faculty, staff and students; contact the Meadows Ticket Office, 8-2787 (8-ARTS).

Access and equity: SMU’s 2008 Spring Higher Education Symposium, “Prisms of Diversity: Affirmative Action, Access, Inclusion and Equity,” takes place Mar. 4-6 at the Radisson Hotel Central, 6060 N. Central Expy. For more information, call SMU Institutional Access and Equity, 8-3601.

Interdisciplinary Dialogue: SMU’s Perkins School of Theology hosts “Latinos, Religion and Politics” 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mar. 4 in 207 Kirby Hall. The event will be moderated by Tony Cortese, professor of sociology in Dedman College. For more information, contact Tony Cortese, 8-2917.

moussa-diabate-150.jpgWorld rhythms: West African dancer, drummer and musician Moussa Diabate (bottom right) performs with his group Jelykunda at noon Mar. 5 in the Bob Hope Theatre lobby, Owen Arts Center. The free concert is part of SMU’s Brown Bag World Music Series.

Broadway showcase: The Meadows Opera Theatre and Division of Theatre present 14 Meadows singing actors performing Broadway selections in “A Musical Theatre Showcase with Kimberly Grigsby” at 1 p.m. Mar. 7 in the Taubman Atrium, Owen Arts Center. The performance is the culmination of a two-week workshop with acclaimed Broadway music director/conductor Kimberly Grigsby (’91), currently music director for Spring Awakening, the 2007 Tony Award winner for Best Musical. The performance is free; bring your lunch.

Calendar Highlights: Aug. 30, 2007

St. Augustine's 'City of God' illustrated by Johann Amerbach, 1489Artful dining – The Gates, Meadows Museum‘s in-house restaurant, is now open for lunch with a new menu (and returning favorites). Hours are 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. For reservations, call 8-3928.

Holiday weekend – Just a reminder that SMU offices are closed for Labor Day, Sept. 3, and no classes will be held. The Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports also will be closed for the SMU-Texas Tech football game.

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.

Divine inspiration – Bridwell Library delves into its rare book holdings to present “Christian Writers and Their Readers,” opening Sept. 6 in Bridwell’s Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Galleries. (Left, portrait of St. Augustine by Johann Amerbach from a 1489 edition of City of God.)

Award-winning history – Author and historian Ned Blackhawk of the University of Wisconsin-Madison will accept the 2007 William P. Clements Prize for the Best Non-Fiction Book on Southwestern America for Violence over the Land: Indians and Empires in the Early American West (2006), a history of the violence and its consequences experienced by the Ute, Paiute and Shoshone residing in what is now Utah, Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado and California. Blackhawk will receive the award during formal ceremonies at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 7 in DeGolyer Library. The presentation will be preceded by a reception at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Read more.

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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