Faculty Senate honors five with 2014 Outstanding Staff Awards

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Faculty Senate honors five with 2014 Outstanding Staff Awards

SMU’s Faculty Senate honored five outstanding staff members with 2014 Faculty Senate Outstanding Staff Awards during its last meeting of the academic year on Wednesday, April 30.

In addition to the award, each honoree received a tote bag containing items ranging from gift certificates to performance passes to SMU Basketball T-shirts. The gifts were donated by SMU Athletics, the SMU Bookstore, SMU Dining Services, Meadows Museum and Meadows Theatre.

This year’s winners:

  • Sandra Blackstone, Finance, Cox School of Business
  • Amy Dahmann, Temerlin Advertising Institute, Meadows School of the Arts
  • Judy Gibbons, Intern Program, Perkins School of Theology
  • Cliff Gould, Parking Services, Parking and ID Card Services
  • Pam Henderson, Financial Aid and Scholarships, Meadows School of the Arts

Photos of each winner with Faculty Senate President Santanu Roy have been posted to the Faculty Senate website’s Awards and Recognitions Archive.

May 22, 2014|For the Record, News|

SMU Temerlin executive-in-residence wins 2013 AIGA Fellow Award

The DFW chapter of AIGA, the nation’s largest professional design organization, has chosen an SMU professor to receive its most important commendation.

Willie Baronet, visiting executive-in-residence in the University’s Temerlin Advertising Institute, Meadows School of the Arts, will receive the 2013 AIGA Fellow Award, the highest honor bestowed by an AIGA chapter upon one of its members.

> Watch Willie Baronet at TEDxSMU Salon 2012 in a new window video

Baronet will accept the award Saturday, Oct. 5 in a ceremony at the Charles and Dee Wyly Theater in the Dallas Arts District. The ceremony caps off AIGA DFW’s 3rd annual Design Week, a celebration of design and design advocacy. Also receiving the award will be Jimmy Squires, founder of Dallas-based communications and design firm Squires & Company.

The award honors senior-level members who have made “a significant contribution to raising the standards of excellence in practice and conduct within their local or regional design community,” and takes into account their work in education, writing, leadership and reputation, as well as their practice of design.

“Our chapter is honored to present the Fellow Award to not just one, but two members who have helped build the foundation for great design in Dallas-Fort Worth,” says Gus Granger, chair of the 2013 Fellow Award Celebration, AIGA DFW president and principal and founder of 70kft. “They have not only built a great name for themselves and their companies, but they have greatly influenced many of the design leaders of our community today, and continue to do so. They’re a major part of our community’s footprint in design, both regionally and nationally.”

During Design Week, Baronet and Temerlin adjunct lecturer Suzanne Larkin will each give a presentation on helping professionals grow as designers and problem solvers. The talks will be presented on Tuesday, Sept. 24 beginning at 7:15 p.m. at 2625 Main Street in Dallas. Both are open to the public. For tickets and more information, visit aigadfwdw.org.

> Read the full story from SMU News
Visit the AIGA DFW Design Week website

September 16, 2013|For the Record, News|

For the Record: Aug. 28, 2013

Alice Kendrick, Temerlin Advertising Institute, Meadows School of the Arts, has received an Outstanding Service Award from the Advertising Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), one of the largest communication associations in the United States. Kendrick received the honor along with her research partner Jami Fullerton, an advertising professor at Oklahoma State University, at the association’s annual conference in Washington, D.C., in early August. The award is presented annually to a member of the AEJMC Advertising Division for dedication to the arts and sciences of advertising teaching, research and service. Kendrick and Fullerton were honored for their work as co-editors of the AEJMC’s Journal of Advertising Education and their “high-visibility research projects that benefit educators and students,” according to an AEJMC announcement.

Anthony Cortese, Sociology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, has published “The Tucson Massacre: Deconstructing Competing Claims,” Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology, Volume 40, Number 2, Summer 2012, pp. 72-86. He also addressed the International Social Theory Association in Copenhagen, Denmark in June 2013 with a presentation entitled Domestic and International Trafficking of Women: Social Pathologies in Contemporary Civilization.

Sheri Kunovich, Sociology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, has received the 2012-13 Margareta Deschner Teaching Award from SMU’s Women’s and Gender Studies Council. The honor recognizes excellence in teaching about women, gender and/or sexuality.

SMU Assistant Chief of Police Jim Walters, a liaison for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Southern Border Initiative, led a child abduction and trafficking training seminar July 9-10, 2013, at Texas A&M International University in Laredo, Texas. More than 70 national, regional and local law enforcement leaders participated in the event, which used exercises and discussions to improve investigation collaborations between Mexican and U.S. authorities.

August 28, 2013|For the Record|

Three named 2012-14 Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professors

SMU 2012-14 Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professors James Sullivan and Carrie La Ferle with University trustee Ruth Altshuler - fellow recipient Tom Mayo is not pictured

SMU 2012-14 Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professors James Sullivan, Art, and Carrie La Ferle, Advertising, celebrate with University Trustee Ruth Altshuler during the May 2012 board meeting. Not pictured: Tom Mayo, Law.

Three of SMU’s best teachers have been named 2012-14 Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professors, as announced by the University’s Center for Teaching Excellence. This year’s honorees are Carrie La Ferle, Advertising, Meadows School of the Arts; Tom Mayo, Law, Dedman School of Law; and James Sullivan, Art, Meadows School of the Arts.

The new members of SMU’s Academy of Distinguished Teachers will join returning members Marc Christensen, Electrical Engineering, Lyle School of Engineering; Alyce McKenzie, Homiletics, Perkins School of Theology; and David Son, Chemistry, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. Fellow 2011 honoree Greg Warden, Art History, Meadows School of the Arts, will become president of Franklin College in Lugano, Switzerland, on July 1.

Each year since 2001, the Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor Awards recognize four SMU faculty members for their commitment to and achievements in fostering student learning. “These are faculty whose concerns for higher education go beyond classroom boundaries and often the boundaries of their own discipline,” according to the CTE website. “They represent the highest achievement in reaching the goals of higher education.” The professorships are named for SMU Trustee Ruth Altshuler.

Each recipient receives a $10,000 award and membership in SMU’s Academy of Distinguished Teachers for the two years of their appointment as Altshuler Professors. Members participate actively with other members of the Academy to address issues in classroom teaching.

More about this year’s honored professors under the link.

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May 18, 2012|For the Record, News|

SMU’s Alice Kendrick named to Brand USA tourism advisory council

SMU Professor of Advertising Alice KendrickAlice Kendrick, professor in the Temerlin Advertising Institute of SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts, has been named to the Global Insights Advisory Council for Brand USA (formerly the Corporation for Tourism Promotion).

She is one of three professors nationwide chosen to join the council. The corporation is a public/private marketing entity formed in 2010 to encourage international travel to the United States. Brand USA, working closely with the travel industry, will launch its inaugural global marketing campaign in April 2012.

The Advisory Council, which is composed of travel industry professionals, research specialists, global entrepreneurs and academics, will evaluate the results of the campaign.

“I’ve been doing research about nation branding for about 10 years now, and it’s like a dream come true to be able to serve on the research advisory council for the first U.S. international travel advertising effort,” Kendrick says.

Kendrick was selected to join the council based on her record of academic publishing, especially in the area of advertising and nation branding. She is co-author of a book titled Successful Advertising Research Methods and another titled Advertising’s War on Terrorism: The Story of the U.S. State Department’s Shared Values Initiative, for which she was awarded the Great Minds Research Innovation Award by the Advertising Research Foundation in 2007.

> Learn more about the Brand USA initiative at thebrandusa.com
> Visit SMU’s Temerlin Advertising Institute online at smu.edu/temerlin

February 28, 2012|For the Record, News|
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