J Term program adds SMU-in-Taos for 2014

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J Term program adds SMU-in-Taos for 2014

After the unprecedented success of the 2013 J Term at SMU-in-Plano, the program is expanding to SMU-in-Taos for 2014. Set for Jan. 6-15, J Term offers more than 50 courses at a reduced tuition rate.

Students can complete one three-credit-hour course in eight concentrated days at SMU-in-Plano or SMU-in-Taos. The initial deadline for J Term applications is Friday, Nov. 22.

The J Term (short for January Term) allows students to complete one three-credit-hour course at a discounted tuition rate before the start of the spring semester. For J Term 2014, regular undergraduate students will pay a reduced tuition rate of $1,154 per credit hour ($3,462 per course). Payment is due by Thursday, Dec. 19. Parking is free on the SMU-in-Plano campus, and no decal is required.

Watch a new video about J Term from SMU News’ Myles Taylor

J Term Director Kate Livingston says the program allows students to use the time between the fall and spring terms to focus on a course of interest or stay on track for graduation. Students also can fulfill General Education or University Curriculum requirements.

This year’s offerings include courses from the Cox School of Business, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Lyle School of Engineering, Meadows School of the Arts and Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development.

J Term courses are not initially available for registration through Access.SMU. To enroll, students should meet with an adviser to select appropriate courses and then submit the online J Term application form before the deadline. After the Thanksgiving holiday, students will be notified of their final J Term course selection and given permission to officially enroll in Access.SMU.

Students participating in J Term at SMU-in-Plano will be responsible for their own housing; discounted hotel rooms are available at the Marriott TownPlace Suites, about a mile from the SMU-in-Plano campus. Shuttle service is also available. Information about housing at SMU-in-Taos during J Term is available here.

For more information, e-mail jterm@smu.edu or call 214-768-3657.

> Learn more from the J Term homepage at smu.edu/jterm

November 14, 2013|News|

SMU’s Fall 2013 flu shot clinics begin Sept. 25

Stock photo of man receiving shotSMU’s Memorial Health Center has scheduled several Fall 2013 flu shot clinics for September and October, beginning Wednesday, Sept. 25 in Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports.

Clinics will take place at various places around the main campus, as well as at the East Campus and SMU-in-Plano. All clinics are open to faculty, staff and students, as well as to SMU retirees and retiree spouses.

Update your vaccination during the following days and times at these locations:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 25 – 2-6 p.m., Dedman Center Lobby
  • Thursday, Sept. 26 – 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3-6 p.m., Dedman Center Lobby
  • Monday, Sept. 30 – 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-7 p.m., Underwood Law Library Pit
  • Wednesday, Oct. 2 – 2-6 p.m., Memorial Health Center
  • Tuesday, Oct. 15 (HR Fair) – 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Hughes-Trigg Student Center
  • Wednesday, Oct. 23 – 1:30-4 p.m., Expressway Tower, East Campus
  • Thursday, Oct. 24 – 4-6 p.m., SMU-in-Plano

The University offers free flu shots for all SMU students and benefit-eligible faculty, staff, retirees and retiree spouses. Retirees and retiree spouses may get their shots at any SMU flu clinic.

To keep your clinic visit as short as possible, take these steps:

> Keep up with the latest flu information at smu.edu/flu
> Dallas County influenza resources and updates available at dallascounty.org

September 19, 2013|News, Save the Date|

SMU welcomes kids and teens to 2013 summer programs

Lyle Engineering Innovation CampThroughout June and July 2013, SMU will host children and teens from throughout the area for summer camps and programs on the main campus and at SMU-in-Plano. Offerings range from fashion design to application development to LEGOS to sports camps.

During Summer 2013, SMU Soccer is offering faculty and staff members discounts on all soccer day and half-day camps and residential programs. The camps are taught by Mustang coaches and are available for boys and girls of all ages and skill levels.

In addition, SMU Women’s Basketball and Men’s Basketball are offering a 50% faculty-staff discount for its summer camp programs. Contact Shawna Lavender, 214-768-4933, for the girls’ camp discount. For boys’ program discounts, call the Basketball Office at 214-768-4629 or e-mail SMU Basketball School.

Camps and workshops include the following selections – check their links to find more information on dates, costs and target age groups:

Find more information on SMU summer camps at SMU News

June 3, 2013|Calendar Highlights, News|

Calendar Highlights: Dec. 4, 2012

SMU J Term 2013 graphicWinter Break is nearly here – the end of 2012 (and beginning of 2013) at a glance:

  • Dec. 3: Last day of instruction
  • Dec. 4-5: Reading days
  • Dec. 6-12: Examinations (no exams scheduled for Sunday)
  • Dec. 14The Guildhall at SMU Winter Exhibition, Cohort 16, SMU-in-Plano
  • Dec. 15: Last day of term and official date for conferral of degrees
  • Dec. 15December Graduation Ceremony, 10 a.m., Moody Coliseum
  • Dec. 24, 2012-Jan. 1, 2013: University holidays
  • Jan. 7-16J Term 2013 at SMU-in-Plano – registration deadline extended through Monday, Dec. 10

Celebration station: President and Mrs. R. Gerald Turner host the 2012 All-University Holiday Party 3:30-5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, in the Martha Proctor Mack Grand Ballroom, Umphrey Lee Center.

Food for Fines continues: The Central University Libraries 2012 Food for Fines drive is on through Friday, Dec. 14. Every donation of a can or package of nonperishable food for the North Texas Food Bank equals a $2 credit toward outstanding library fine assessed from November 1, 2012 forward. The waiver applies to materials from Fondren Library CenterHamon Arts Library and the ISEM Reading Room and for all SMU faculty, staff and students. Drop off food donations at any of the listed libraries.

In McFarlin Auditorium:

Dallas Metropolitan Ballet - 'The Night Before Christmas'Dec. 15-16: The Dallas Metropolitan Ballet presents The Night Before Christmas with guest artists Stephen Hanna and Margaret Severin-Hansen at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10 to $40 – buy them online at Ticketmaster.com.

December 4, 2012|Calendar Highlights|

Initial deadline for SMU J Term 2013 is Wednesday, Nov. 21

SMU J Term 2013 logoApplication deadlines for SMU’s 2013 J Term are coming up fast. The initial course selection deadline for J Term courses is 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, the day before Thanksgiving.

Late applications will be considered after the initial deadline but are subject to availability of class space. Forty different courses have been scheduled for the 2013 session, which takes place Jan. 7-16 at the SMU-in-Plano campus.

> Visit the SMU J Term course registration page

The courses qualify under the SMU Tuition Benefits Program for eligible University faculty, staff and dependents. Submit a tuition benefits application through Access.SMU’s Benefits > Tuition Benefits link as soon as a successful J Term course enrollment is complete.

Learn more about SMU’s Tuition Benefits Program

A limited number of tuition assistance scholarships are available to full-time SMU undergraduate students attending an SMU J Term course. The J Term Scholars Award can be combined with other J Term financial aid, not to exceed the cost of tuition. Interested students must send applications for the J Term Scholars Award to the SMU Financial Aid Office, 119 Blanton, by Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012.

Download the SMU J Term Scholars Award 2012-13 application (PDF format)

Assistance is awarded at the discretion of the SMU J Term Tuition Scholarship Committee, and the scholarship can only be applied towards the cost of tuition. Those receiving staff or dependent benefits through SMU are not eligible for the J Term Scholars award. The scholarship is not applicable to the Meadows New York Colloquium.

The J Term (short for January Term) allows students to complete one three-credit-hour course at a discounted tuition rate before the start of the spring semester. For J Term 2013, regular undergraduate students will pay a reduced tuition rate of $1,100 per credit hour ($3,300 per course), the same rate offered during the SMU 2012 Summer School program. Parking is free on the SMU-in-Plano campus, and no decal is required.

This year’s offerings include courses from the Cox School of Business, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Lyle School of Engineering, Meadows School of the Arts, and Simmons School of Education and Human Development.

Find a complete list of 2013 J Term courses

J Term courses are not available for registration through Access.SMU. To enroll, students should meet with an adviser to select appropriate courses and to apply online or complete a J Term application form (PDF format).

Application forms may be submitted to the University Registrar Service Center on the first floor of the Blanton Student Services Building, or to the Taos/J Term office in 338 Blanton. They may also be faxed to 972-473-3433 or sent by e-mail to jterm@smu.edu.

Visit smu.edu/jterm online

November 12, 2012|News, Save the Date|
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