Calendar Highlights

Save the date to celebrate: SMU’s 2017 President’s Picnic is Wednesday, May 24

President's Picnic 2017The SMU Staff Association (SMUSA) and President R. Gerald Turner invite all University staff members to the 2017 Staff Appreciation Day and President’s Picnic. The post-Commencement celebration takes place 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, May 24 on the Clements Hall South Lawn.

This year’s edition of the annual event features food, games, popcorn, and a photo booth.

All SMU staff members with 25 years or more of service are asked to stop by the Staff Association table.

> Visit the SMU Staff Association online: smu.edu/smusa

SMU Guildhall’s 2017 Spring Exhibition takes place Friday, May 19

SMU Guildhall hosts its annual showcase of video games developed by graduating students on Friday, May 19, 2017. The 2017 Spring Exhibition honors Cohort 25 – 36 master’s degree candidates who specialize in art creation, level design, production and programming – and will take place in Building 2 of the SMU-in-Plano campus at 5232 Tennyson Parkway.

Tanya WatsonThe Exhibition includes two Capstone games that are now shipped titles. The 3D platformer Dawn and VR puzzle game Mouse Playhouse both won approval through the Steam Greenlight process for free distribution through the popular Steam gaming platform.

The invitation-only Graduate Reception takes place 6-9 p.m. on Friday evening, following the exhibition. This year’s keynote speaker is Tanya Watson, co-founder of Squanchtendo. The speech and graduation ceremony can be seen live on the SMU Guildhall Twitch channel starting at 6:45 p.m.

These events are open to the public:

  • 2:30-4 p.m.: Exhibition of student games
  • 4-5 p.m.: Capstone Team games presentations
  • 5-5:30 p.m.: Honors Awards

> Learn more about the 2017 Spring Exhibition at the SMU Guildhall website

SMU’s 2017 Commencement: Events at a glance

Commencement graduate shot

SMU celebrates its 102nd May Commencement Convocation May 19-20, 2017, with events for the entire SMU community. Mark this post for major Commencement Week event links at a glance:

Reminder: Moody Coliseum clear-bag policy in effect

Watch the Baccalaureate and Commencement ceremonies live at smu.edu/live

Meadows shares spectacular ‘Photos We Love’ from Spring 2017

Promo shot for Meadows Senior Dance Concert 2017

SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts chooses the photos that sum up Spring 2017 – including spectacular shots from the Meadows Chamber Music Recital, the Meadows Opera production of The Elixir of Love, Regina Taylor’s Magnolia, the Temerlin Advertising Institute and Division of Journalism “Collaboration Room,” and the August Wilson Monologue Competition.

They also include the photo above – a stunning shot by Ace Anderson from the promotional video shoot for the Meadows 2017 Senior Dance Concert, running May 4-7 in the Bob Hope Theatre, Owen Arts Center.

Inner Life: SMU Senior Dance Concert 2017 from Ace Anderson on Vimeo.

> Find more “Photos We Love” at the Meadows School of the Arts website camera, slide show icon

SMU gets creative at the 2017 Dallas Festival of Ideas Saturday, April 29

Dallas Festival of Ideas 2017Build a cardboard city, design your own labyrinth, make something new – SMU faculty, staff, students and alumni will be part of the fun at the 2017 Dallas Festival of Ideas Saturday, April 29. The festival takes place at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in downtown Dallas, 650 S Griffin Street.

With this year’s theme of “The Equitable City,” the Festival is guided by a mission “to help shape the city of the future by igniting, uniting, and energizing the people of Dallas through the power of ideas.”

The SMU exhibit space will also feature the campus WalkSTEM Tour, a work in development that provides a guided walking tour through the lens of mathematics. ThePerkins School of Theology’s Habito Labyrinth will be a stop on the tour, and participants can learn how to design their own labyrinth at the exhibit.

> Find a full list of festival activities, including a concert by Dallas-based musical group The Polyphonic Spree

The booth will also connect to the SMU Maker Truck, a custom-renovated panel van carrying tools, supplies and instructors to help spark hands-on creativity in K-12 students. The Maker Truck is the brainchild of Katie Krummeck, director of the Deason Innovation Gym in Lyle School of Engineering.

> Find more information at the Dallas Festival of Ideas website: thedallasfestival.com

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