Faculty In Residence

Our arrival in London

Eight SMU undergraduates and four faculty and staff members are exploring the birthplace of residential colleges: Oxford, England. With stops in London, Cambridge, and Bath, this group of residential leaders are searching to answer the question, “What is the culture of a true residential college system?” The students, faculty and staff hope to bring back ideas and traditions to enhance SMU’s new Residential Commons system. Continue reading

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Getting Ready to Move “Stuff” (Yow!)

An update from Dr. Tom Tunks, Faculty in Residence (FiR) for the Ware Commons: For the past several years I have spent most SMU spring break weeks on Alternative Break trips with students. Great trips have included Taos, NM; the … Continue reading

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Dinner Conversation

An update from Jamie, a member of the Residential Commons Leadership Corps and a second-year student majoring in accounting in the Cox School of Business.  I type in the code and step into a warm room amongst the cold outside. The smell … Continue reading

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It’s a Team Effort

An update from Dr. Robert Krout, Faculty in Residence (FiR) for the Mary Hay/Peyton Residential Community: Going into this year as a FiR in Mary Hay-Peyton Halls/Fine Arts Community, I knew that I would be working with RLSH staff, RAs, … Continue reading

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The Weekly Update: The Perot Museum

An update from Dr. Robert Krout, Faculty in Residence (FiR) for the Mary Hay/Peyton Residential Community: As a FiR, I have the pleasure of planning outings for our community that combine intellectual and leisure aspects for our residents. A recent … Continue reading

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Diary of an FiR: What do you DO with them? Part 2

An update from Ann Batenburg, Faculty in Residence (FiR) for the Virginia-Snider Residential Commons: November 25, 2013 As I reported in a previous post, whenever I tell someone about what I am doing here in the residence hall, the first question … Continue reading

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Diary of an FiR: What do you DO with them?

An update from Ann Batenburg, Faculty in Residence (FiR) for the Virginia-Snider Residential Commons: November 18, 2013 As I reported in the previous post, whenever I tell someone about what I am doing here in the residence hall, the first question … Continue reading

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Snacks and good conversations

An update from Dr. Robert Krout, Faculty in Residence (FiR) for the Mary Hay/Peyton Residential Community: As a FiR, my number one priority is getting to know and interacting with our residents in a variety of ways that allow each … Continue reading

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Diary of an FiR: What’s it like?

An update from Ann Batenburg, Faculty in Residence (FiR) for the Virginia-Snider Residential Commons: November 11, 2013 Whenever I tell someone about what I am doing here in the residence hall, the first question they ask is, “What’s it like living … Continue reading

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Diary of an FiR: Living on campus

An update from Ann Batenburg, Faculty in Residence (FiR) for the Virginia-Snider Residential Commons: September 1, 2013 I feel like I live here tonight. It always takes me a few weeks to get comfortable in a new place, and I am … Continue reading

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