SMU Hosts UFC Knights in 70s Themed Game

On Saturday, January 31st at 7:00pm, the men’s basketball team will be hosting a conference game against the UFC Knights in Moody Coliseum. It’s going to be a special night, as the team will be dressing out in 70’s themed uniforms. The SMU Mustang Band has prepared several 70’s tunes for the occasion, and the announcers will be attempting to honor the past in this throwback game.

If you were lucky enough to get tickets, plan to have a blast! For those of you who don’t, try to get out in the lounge and support your Mustangs from afar!!

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MHPS NFL Year in Review

Whether you’re looking to quickly refresh yourself on this past NFL season in preparation for Super Bowl Sunday, or just relive some great sports memories, look no further than this awesome “Year in Review” put together by ESPN!

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Volunteer Opportunities

Check out these opportunities if you are looking to get connected with your community!

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Academic Hall Volunteers
Non-Profit Organization: Uplift Education
For individuals
Uplift Education is looking for volunteers to supervise and assist middle school students with homework help, provide organization support and practice positive study skills with the students.
Location: Uplift Williams Middle School, 1750 Viceroy Drive (west of Dallas Love Field Airport)
Date: January 21 through March 6
Time(s): 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Every Wednesday)
Contact: Cassie Hubbert @ CHubbert@uplifteducation.org

GoodGuides® Mentor
Non-Profit Organization: Goodwill Industries of Dallas
For individuals
Goodwill’s youth mentoring program, GoodGuides® serves youth, ages 14 – 17, who want to learn about careers and prepares for success. Volunteers have the opportunity to learn about community outreach & organizing, program recruitment & marketing and program administration by working as a youth mentor and program intern.
Location: 3020 N. Westmoreland Road (West Dallas)
Date: Ongoing
Contact: pedwards@goodwilldallas.org

After-School Program Volunteers
Non-Profit Organization: Dolphin Heights Neighborhood Association, Inc.
For individuals
The Dolphin Heights After School Program is looking for volunteers to keep this program running by offering their time to help elementary school kids finish their homework, practice reading and spelling, and play soccer. We welcome any enthusiastic and friendly volunteers who can commit to coming at least 1 afternoon per week!
Location: Dolphin Heights Neighborhood (south of I-30 and east of Fair Park)
Date: Ongoing during the school year
Time(s): 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Monday through Thursday)
Contact: Anna Hill @ annah2724@gmail.com or 214-681-4390

English Literacy and Life Skills Volunteer
Non-Profit Organization: SMU Student’s Caswell Leadership Fellows Project
For individuals
Assist with adult ESL (English literacy) classes for SMU Aramark Facility Services employees on the SMU campus. Volunteers are only expected to volunteer once a week and either be native or advanced speakers of English. No prior experience required!
Location: Campus
Date: Ongoing
Time(s): Flexible
Contact: Jaime Sisson @ jsisson@smu.edu or 214-500-3166

Volunteer Instructors, Videographers & Actors
Non-Profit Organization: My Footsteps, Inc.
For individuals
Looking for volunteers who have an interest in social service, theatre arts and video/film production. These volunteers will assist with the implementation of our programs which are designed to create an avenue where the arts serve as a therapeutic tool for self-rediscovery and healing as well as being trained with the potential of being hired as future instructors and production specialists.
Location: My Footsteps, Inc., 7522 Campbell Road, Suite 113 #161
Date: Ongoing
Contact: Myra Campbell @ info@myfootstepsinc.com or 972-661-2002

Spanish Translator
Non-Profit Organization: Mosaic Family Services
For individuals
Spanish translator needed to translate written and verbal legal documents and witness testimony.
Location: Mosaic Family Services, 4144 N Central Expressway
Date: Ongoing
Contact: nakibaw@mosaicservices.org

GED Assistants
Non-Profit Organization: Dallas Public Library
For individuals
GED Assistants work with small groups to prepare students for GED subject tests at a library “guided instruction” center or manage GED class material, including sign-in process, book and calculator check-out, and personal instruction forms for GED guided instruction classes. Special training provided. Must be able to attend mandatory training/orientation on January 29th at 5:30 p.m.
Location: Various Dallas Public Library Locations
Date: Ongoing during spring 2015 semester
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesdays
Contact: angela.bartula@dallascityhall.com

Children’s Program Assistants
Non-Profit Organization: Dallas Public Library
For individuals
Children’s Program Assistants will conduct story times, craft activities and other library and literacy-related activities with children 3 to 12 years old while the children’s parents attend an adult literacy class. Special training provided. Must attend mandatory training/orientation on January 17th .
Location: Various Dallas Public Library Locations
Date: Ongoing during spring 2015 semester
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays
Contact: angela.bartula@dallascityhall.com

English as a Second Language Volunteers
Non-Profit Organization: Dallas Public Library
For individuals
English as a Second Language Volunteers lead or assist with 12-week ESL instruction classes on Saturdays in the spring semester. Special training provided. Must attend a mandatory training/orientation on January 17th.
Location: Various Dallas Public Library Locations
Date: Ongoing during spring 2015 semester
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays
Contact: angela.bartula@dallascityhall.com

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New Year New Me

Hey Mary Peyttles!

We hope you had a fantastic break. It’s time to gear back up for the semester. Even though most of us could use a few more days to sleep in, the new semester is here! Here are some tips to ensure success during the Spring semester:

Academic

  • Reach out to professors during first two weeks of classes
  • Attend office hours at least once before every test or major assignment
  • Start studying for tests one week before (at the latest)
  • Find a study group that keeps you on task and focused
  • Have each paper proofread by a trusty friend or writing specialist at the ALEC
  • Spread out your homework so you are not cramming on Sundays
  • Take breaks during long study sessions

Personal

  • Eat healthier–try to get more veggies and fruits in your diet
  • Cut down on coffee, alcohol, and sugary drinks. Water does wonders for healthy skin and hair!
  • Commit to getting exercise at least 2-3 times a week. You will have more energy and sleep better at night.
  • Aim for 7-8 hour of sleep a night
  • Have FUN! Don’t let the pressure of school keep you for enjoying a personal hobby and time with friends
  • Make personal development a goal–whether spiritual, emotional, physical, or mental, make your personal well being a priority!

Always remember that taking care of yourself is extremely important! The Mary Peyttles team wants to see you grow and excel in all your goals. Feel free to reach out to a RA or your Hall Director if you ever need advice or a listening ear.

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Happy New year!

Ashley Garner
Assistant Residential Community Director

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Mary Hay Comedy Night

Come join us on December 10th for a good ‘ol fashioned study break!

Comedy

They say laughter is the best medicine! Come cure your study woes with us!

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Honoring Our Professors of Excellence

Do you have an awesome professor that has made a challenging class fun? Have you ever wished you could say “thank you” in a cool way? Nominate your professors for the HOPE Banquet! It’s a great way for students to recognize our excellent faculty members! For more information, please head to the nomination form at bit.ly/HOPE2015.

HOPE Print Flyer

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Second MH/P/S RC Dinner

We are so excited to be preparing for the Second RC Dinner! More details are to follow but this event will certainly not disappoint. Getting 300+ residents together is no easy feat but who wouldn’t show up for a great meal and time to catch up with neighbors before heading into finals? We hope to see you there!5aa466536b64c9c524801f0bef1d7ad3

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Toys For Tots

Start collecting things now to donate for the holiday season!

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Thanksgiving is Around the Corner

9 days to Thanksgiving Break! Hang in there, everybody! And don’t forget about our MHPS Thanksgiving Dinner this Thursday at 6:30pm. Enjoy some home cooking from our Commons Council

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