For the Record: Feb. 12, 2009

Tony Picchioni, Center for Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management, Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, has cowritten (with Laurence Boulle and Michael T. Colatrella Jr.) Mediation: Skills and Techniques, published by LexisNexis Matthew Bender (2008). The book is the #1 seller of its kind according to tracking by LexisNexis and Barnes & Noble.

John Chávez, Clements Department of History, Dedman College, was keynote speaker for the 6th annual Mexican American Studies Conference Feb. 5-6, 2009 at Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio.

SMU Bakery Team winners from the 2009 Ben E. Keith Food ShowThree members of the SMU Dining Services bakery team won awards for their cakes at the Ben E. Keith Annual Food Show Jan. 14, 2009 in Houston. The competition, the state’s largest, was sponsored by the American Culinary Federation. The SMU team competed against almost 90 other entries.

The winning team members include (left to right in photo): LaCracha Holley, who won a silver medal for a novelty cake and another silver for a wedding cake; Maria Perez, who won bronze for her celebration cake; and Tim Whiteside, who won bronze medals for a novelty cake and a wedding cake.

Calendar Highlights: Nov. 29, 2007

Pear-adise: SMU Chef Tim Whiteside will present his award-winning Champagne Poached Orange Pears while pianist Bill Greene plays seasonal selections at the SMU Faculty Club‘s “Champagne Holiday” party, 4-6 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Faculty Club. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and champagne also will be served. RSVP by Nov. 30 to Dee Powell, 8-3012. Please bring two canned items to donate to the North Texas Food Bank.

Picture this: M.F.A. student Susan Barnett leads an evening of casual instruction with “Sketching in the Galleries” at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 5 in Meadows Museum. The event is free, but space is limited; RSVP to M. Carmen Smith, 8-4993.

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