Staff Development Day 2013 takes place Thursday, March 21

SMU staff members can learn more about everything from PhotoShop to the Fondren Library media collection at the 2013 Staff Development Day Thursday, March 21 in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center.

With a theme of “Celebrating SMU,” the event will feature a keynote overview of the ceremonies and commemorations surrounding the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in April.

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Martín Rico y Ortega (Spanish, 1833-1908), Rio San Trovaso, Venice, c. 1903.
Rio San Trovaso, Venice (ca. 1903) by Martín Rico y Ortega.

The 16 planned sessions include a workshop on tuition benefits, a look at SMU’s sustainability programs, and a docent-guided tour of the Meadows Museum’s latest major exhibition, Impressions of Europe: Nineteenth-Century Vistas by Martin Rico.

Dress code is casual, and SMU spirit attire is encouraged. For more information, visit the SMU Staff Association website.

Save the date: 2009 Staff Development Day is March 11

SMU staff members can explore how to keep things in balance when finances are tight at the 2009 Staff Development Day March 11. This year’s topic, “Maintaining a Balance in Today’s Economy,” will focus on planning for (and dealing with) retirement, vacation, tuition expenses, investments and stress. For more information, watch the SMU Staff Association website.

Calendar Highlights: Mar. 6, 2008

John Sullivan-Dates to learn: The 2008 Staff Development Day, sponsored by the SMU Staff Association, is scheduled for Mar. 13. This year’s Risk Assist Fair takes place Mar. 14. Register online now for the Risk Assist Fair, and watch the SMU Forum for additional information on both events.

Judaica Lecture: Nils Roemer, professor of Jewish studies at the University of Texas at Dallas, discusses “Jewish Messianism on Trial: German and Jewish Debates on Redemption” at 2 p.m. Mar. 9 in the Bridwell Library.

Future forward: Provost Paul Ludden will discuss “The Future as SMU’s New Provost” in a Faculty Club Distinguished Luncheon at noon Mar. 19 in the SMU Faculty Club. The cost is $12 for Faculty Club members, $15 for nonmembers. RSVP by Mar. 14 to Dee Powell, 8-3012.

Clements Center Brown Bag Lecture: Clements Center Fellow Joaquín Rivaya-Martínez discusses “Captivity, Slavery and Adoption Among the Comanche Indians, 1700-1875” at noon Mar. 19 in the Texana Room, DeGolyer Library. Bring your lunch.

Scott-Hawkins Lecture: John Sullivan (right, at left in photo), professor in the Graduate Program in Colonial History at the Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas, will speak on “Reviving the Historic Nahuatl (Aztec) Language of MexicoMar. 19 in DeGolyer Library. A reception begins at 6:30 p.m., with the lecture to follow at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Sharron Pierson, 8-2984.