Inauguration Trip 2009

A group of SMU communications and journalism students led by Rita Kirk, professor in the Division of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs in Meadows School of the Arts, is headed to Washington, D.C., in January 2009 for Barack Obama’s inauguration.

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Celebration, D.C. style

i-jamie-sm.jpg An update from Jamie, a senior CCPA and history major:

What ball are you attending? Where are you going Tuesday night?

After the swearing-in ceremony, the massive crowd will disperse to get ready for the second part of the night: the parties! There are numerous “official” Inaugural balls; the Hawaii and Illinois State balls are, obviously, this year’s most popular parties. Tickets are selling for over $1200!!!

The SMU students are lucky enough to have tickets to the Black Tie and Boots Ball on January 19, hosted by the Texas State Society. This is one of the most popular and prestigious “unofficial” balls.

As for Tuesday night, what could be more Washington than spending the night in Georgetown?! A bunch of us are planning to get dressed up and have our own Inaugural ball at a classic DC restaurant. We’ll eat and dance and celebrate!

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