SMU’s Fall 2013 flu shot clinics begin Sept. 25

Stock photo of man receiving shotSMU’s Memorial Health Center has scheduled several Fall 2013 flu shot clinics for September and October, beginning Wednesday, Sept. 25 in Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports.

Clinics will take place at various places around the main campus, as well as at the East Campus and SMU-in-Plano. All clinics are open to faculty, staff and students, as well as to SMU retirees and retiree spouses.

Update your vaccination during the following days and times at these locations:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 25 – 2-6 p.m., Dedman Center Lobby
  • Thursday, Sept. 26 – 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3-6 p.m., Dedman Center Lobby
  • Monday, Sept. 30 – 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-7 p.m., Underwood Law Library Pit
  • Wednesday, Oct. 2 – 2-6 p.m., Memorial Health Center
  • Tuesday, Oct. 15 (HR Fair) – 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Hughes-Trigg Student Center
  • Wednesday, Oct. 23 – 1:30-4 p.m., Expressway Tower, East Campus
  • Thursday, Oct. 24 – 4-6 p.m., SMU-in-Plano

The University offers free flu shots for all SMU students and benefit-eligible faculty, staff, retirees and retiree spouses. Retirees and retiree spouses may get their shots at any SMU flu clinic.

To keep your clinic visit as short as possible, take these steps:

> Keep up with the latest flu information at
> Dallas County influenza resources and updates available at

Tune In: SMU dedicates the Val and Frank Late Fountain

Val and Frank Late Fountain dedicationA fountain provided by a gift from Valeria Late of Dallas was dedicated March 5, 2009 on the SMU campus. The Val and Frank Late Fountain, located in front of Dedman Life Sciences Building, bears the name of the donor and her late husband. Constructed of granite, the 42-by-64-foot oval fountain has a wide rim for seating and additional benches placed around it.

“The Val and Frank Late Fountain will provide a gathering place for students and a beautiful arrival point on SMU’s east campus,” said SMU President R. Gerald Turner. “The beauty of the SMU campus is one of its greatest attractions to prospective students. We are grateful to Val Late for enhancing the beauty of the rapidly developing east campus.”

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Eastward ho! Key administrative offices move across Central

More room, more parking and better public access are among the reasons why several key SMU offices have made the move to Expressway Tower. Several functions formerly located in the Perkins Administration Building moved to 6116 North Central Expressway over the summer break, including Human Resources, Payroll, Tax Compliance, Purchasing and Accounts Payable.

The new offices sit at the intersection of North Central and SMU Boulevard — and, as the Human Resources Web site points out, are as close to the Blanton Student Services Building as they were when they were in Perkins. For those who prefer to ride, the new Mustang Express route stops directly in front of Expressway Tower. If a delivery is all you need, drop boxes for all East Campus offices can be found near the post office in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center; daily pickups are scheduled at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Learn more at the Human Resources Web site.