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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Preparing for the Black Tie and Boots Ball

i-mollie-sm.jpgAn update from Mollie, a junior CCPA major:

Excitement begins as we prepare to volunteer at the Black Tie and Boots Inaugural Ball that will take place tomorrow evening.

We drove out in a squished taxi cab to the Gaylord Resort in Maryland. The beautiful grounds and event center were packed with people checking in and busy employees trying to prepare for the ball. The convention center is enormous, overlooking the beautiful water.

Our volunteer introduction gave us directions and specifics about tomorrow night. We are required to work two-hour shifts and then will have time to enjoy the ball ourselves. We will be working in the Texas Fair and will be in charge of assisting Texas Fair staff, and answering questions from any guests and vendors. We will do whatever we can to make their night enjoyable.

The dress is formal, and long dresses and men in handsome tuxedos and suits are a must. It will be a night to remember, and we are all very excited.

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