SMU Health Center schedules Fall 2012 flu shot clinics

Stock photo of inoculation syringeThe SMU Health Center has scheduled 9 flu shot clinics for Fall 2012 on the University’s main campus and East Campus, and at SMU-in-Plano.

The University offers free flu shots for all SMU students and benefit-eligible faculty, staff, retirees and retiree spouses. Other faculty and staff members, as well as spouses, may purchase shots for $25.

Faculty, staff and students can update their inoculations during the following days and times at these locations:

Tuesday, Sept. 25 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Dedman Center Students
Tuesday, Sept. 25 3-6 p.m. Dedman Center Students/Faculty/Staff
Thursday, Sept. 27 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Health Center Students/Faculty/Staff
Thursday, Sept. 27 2-4 p.m. Health Center Students
Friday, Oct. 5 1:30-4:30 p.m. Expressway Tower Faculty/Staff
Monday, Oct. 8 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Law School Quad Students/Faculty/Staff
Monday, Oct. 8 4-7 p.m. Law School Quad Students/Faculty/Staff
Tuesday, Oct. 23 10 a.m.-2 p.m. HR Fair/Hughes-Trigg Student Center Faculty/Staff
Mon. Oct. 29 3-6 p.m. Plano Campus, Building 2 Students/Faculty/Staff

SMU 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, including upcoming clinic schedules, at

Dallas County influenza resources and updates are available at

September 18, 2012|News, Save the Date|

SMU J Term 2013 now accepting course proposals

SMU J Term logoSMU’s popular J Term program based at SMU-in-Plano is now accepting course proposals for its January 2013 session. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012.

J Term instruction is done on an off-load basis and in addition to normal teaching loads for the fall and spring terms. Deans and department chairs must sign course proposal forms and confirm the amount of extra compensation, as stated in an e-mail from SMU Provost Paul Ludden sent Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012.

Established in 2010, 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. In January 2012, the program served 200 students with 34 course offerings from the Cox School of Business, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Lyle School of Engineering and Meadows School of the Arts.

For more information about J Term, contact Kate Livingston, executive director of Extended Learning, 972-473-3401.

> Learn more from the J Term website at
Complete a J Term 2013 course proposal form (PDF format)
> Visit SMU-in-Plano online at


August 29, 2012|News, Save the Date|

SMU rolls out 2012 summer camps for kids and teens

Kids at SMU LEGO campAre you ready for the summer? Throughout June and July 2012, SMU will welcome children and teens from throughout the area to its summer camps and programs. Offerings range from fashion design to application development to LEGOS to sports camps.

During Summer 2012, SMU Soccer is offering faculty and staff members a $25 discount on all soccer day camps and a $50 discount on residential programs. The camps are taught by Mustang coaches and are available for boys and girls of all ages and skill levels.

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 7, 2012|Calendar Highlights, News|

Livingston, Rutigliano take new Extended Learning responsibilities

Kate Livington, SMU-in-Plano

Kate Livingston

Kate Livingston, campus director of SMU-in-Plano, has accepted a position as SMU’s Executive Director of Extended Learning. She begins her new responsibilities June 1, 2012.

In addition to her roles as director of the Plano campus and of the J-Term Program, Livingston will oversee SMU Continuing and Professional Education (CAPE) at both the Plano and main campuses.

Livingston’s experience includes previous roles as associate dean for executive education and community outreach at the University of New Mexico’s Anderson School of Management; as assistant dean for marketing and strategic planning at the University of Miami’s School of Continuing Studies; and as assistant dean and director of professional and continuing education at the University of New Orleans’ Metropolitan College.

Working with Dean David Chard, Livingston has begun the administrative transition of CAPE from the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development to the Provost’s Office, according to an e-mail announcement by SMU Provost Paul Ludden.

Kim Rutigliano, SMU CAPE

Kimberly Rutigliano

The Master of Liberal Studies degree program will remain with the Simmons School, and several existing noncredit programs will remain in Cox School of Business, Lyle School of Engineering and Perkins School of Theology.

Kimberly Rutigliano has taken the position of director of the CAPE Program. She has served as director at Bright Horizons Family Solutions-Plano and as program manager of Avance-Dallas. She also served as Assistant Area Coordinator of Student Development at Texas Tech University.

An SMU alumna, Rutigliano has a B.A. degree with departmental distinction as a double major in psychology and Spanish with minors in history and Latin American studies. As a student, she served as an R.A. and Learning Enhancement Assistant in the Altshuler Learning Enhancement Center. She also holds a dual M.B.A. from Texas Tech University and Universidad Anáhuac in Mexico City.

> Visit SMU-in-Plano online
> More about SMU Continuing and Professional Education

June 1, 2012|For the Record, News|

Renowned couples therapists to conduct workshop at SMU

Drs. Julie Schwartz Gottman and John Gottman, founders of the Relationship Research InstituteWorld-renowned researchers Drs. John and Julie Gottman will share their expertise on successful couple relationships in “Bridging the Couple Chasm” – a workshop presented by the Department of Dispute Resolution and Counseling in SMU’s Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development.

The workshop is scheduled for 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 and Wednesday, April 18, 2012 in the Great Room, Building 3, at SMU-in-Plano, 5228 Tennyson Boulevard.

John and Julie Schwartz Gottman are Ph.D. psychologists and founders of The Gottman Relationship Institute in Seattle, Washington. Based on their long-term observation and research into how and why marriages fail, they developed Gottman Method Couples Therapy, which combines therapeutic intervention with scientifically developed exercises. The Gottman Method is designed to help couples bond with each other, develop effective communication skills and create positive and permanent changes in their relationship.

John Gottman is author of The Marriage Clinic: A Scientifically Based Marital Therapy (Norton Professional Books, 1999), and Julie Schwartz Gottman is editor of The Marriage Clinic Casebook (W.W. Norton, 2004). The Gottmans have co-written And Baby Makes Three: The Six-Step Plan for Preserving Marital Intimacy and Rekindling Romance After Baby Arrives (Crown Publishing, 2007) and Ten Lessons to Transform Your Marriage (Three Rivers Press, 2006).

Registration is $450 per attendee. The workshop is open to the public as well as to mental health and human service professionals and students. Licensed professionals are eligible to receive 16 Continuing Education (CE) credits for attending. Box lunches will be provided on both days.

Registration for the Gottmans’ workshop is available online. For more information, contact Lecturer in Counseling Maggie Keeling, 972-473-2458.

February 2, 2012|Calendar Highlights, News|
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