Calendar Highlights: Dec. 8, 2009

The end of 2009 (and beginning of 2010) at a glance:

SMU J-Term 2010 logoDec. 9: Last day of instruction
Dec. 10: Reading day
Dec. 11-17: Examinations (no exams scheduled for Sunday)
Dec. 18: Guildhall at SMU Winter 2009 Exhibition
Dec. 19: Last day of term and official date for conferral of degrees
Dec. 19: December Graduation Ceremony, 10 a.m., Moody Coliseum
Dec. 21-25: University holidays
Jan. 1: University holiday
Jan 5-14: J Term 2010 at SMU-in-Plano

Fine fare: SMU’s Central University Libraries continue the 2009 Food for Fines drive through Dec. 18. Every donation of a can or package of nonperishable food for the North Texas Food Bank equals a $2 credit toward outstanding library fines for SMU faculty, staff and students. The waiver applies to materials from Fondren Library Center, Hamon Arts Library, and the ISEM Reading Room – drop off food donations at any of these libraries.

Dallas Metropolitan Ballet Christmas productionEveryone celebrate: SMU President R. Gerald Turner hosts the 2009 All-University Holiday Party at 3:30-5 p.m. Dec. 16 in the Umphrey Lee Center Ballroom.

In McFarlin Auditorium:

Dec. 12-13: The Dallas Metropolitan Ballet presents The Night Before Christmas at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Buy tickets online, or call 214-631-ARTS (2787) or 817-467-ARTS (2787).