The Smoo Smoo Figurine Display & Competition aimed to celebrate the achievements of the 57 participating student clubs & offices. With a total of 50 figurines in the competition, 3 winners emerged.

Winners

Congratulations to the 3 winners, FIDES for being the top-voted club, Ardiente for being the first runner up in terms of votes, and Citi-SMU Financial Literacy Club for emerging as the Dean of Students’ choice.

Top Voted

FIDES

FIDES is SMU’s Catholic society that seeks to journey together in faith as we navigate through university! We meet weekly for Wednesday sessions & cell groups, supporting each other in our walk of faith as we learn and grow together.

“We love because he first loved us.” – 1 John 4:19 We are extremely encouraged by this initiative that helps contribute to the SMU bursaries, ensuring that every student in the SMU family has fair access to education. In line with ASMU’s vision to “Live, Love, Share”, we chose to participate in this initiative as an opportunity to share the love of God with others through creating something beautiful that encapsulates what a faith community means to us.

We believe that faith, even the size of a small mustard seed, has the potential to grow into a big and strong tree. FIDES hopes to be the place where people allow their faith to be planted, and eventually act as a sturdy shelter for others to seek refuge, like the birds on our figurine. Through this initiative, our message is for anyone with even the tiniest desire for God in their hearts: take the first step to plant this seed, so that it can take root and grow beyond what you could ever imagine.

Second Top Voted

Ardiente

Ardiente: that’s FIERY in Spanish and it exemplifies our passion for Latin Ballroom Dance.

Ardiente is an active member of the SMU Arts scene and is known for its fiery style of Latin Ballroom. For SMU’s 20th anniversary, we want to bring the beauty of Latin Ballroom to everyone as part of our broader engagement with the community. This initiative also gives us a chance to showcase what’s so special about our club and reach out to YOU. Ultimately, we want more people to discover this unique form of ballroom dance and share in our passion and joy; We are not just about dance, but about the people.

The fiery mane, based on our club logo, proudly displays our passion for Latin Ballroom Dance. The sparkly embellishments at the neckline and waist draw attention to the elegant costumes that are essential to any performance. The serious black V-neck of the male provides a sharp contrast to the flashy and eye-catching red dress of the female, both of which merge into a whirlwind of artistic expression. The dual costumes highlight the mainstay of Latin Ballroom – partnerwork, coordination and skill where dancers come together as one to execute immaculate performances and bring out the beauty of this artform.

Dean of Student's Choice

Citi-SMU

Citi-SMU Financial Literacy Programme for Young Adults was launched in 2012 by Citi Singapore and SMU with the support of the Citi Foundation. We aim to equip young adults with essential personal finance knowledge and skills relevant to their life stage.

Citi-SMU is happy to do its part in supporting this meaningful and interesting initiative to celebrate SMU’s 20th anniversary where funds raised will be used for SMU bursaries to support students financially.

Our figurine represents Citi-SMU’s mascot: SmooLah. SmooLah is an AR Mobile Game App that aims to spread financial literacy to young adults in a fun and interactive way. The phone case carried by our SmooLah shows the need to stay relevant in today’s increasingly digitalised economy – and how else than through the SmooLah App? P.S. Download SmooLah in the Google Play Store and Apple App Store Today!

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Citi-SMU Financial Literacy Club

Citi-SMU Financial Literacy Programme for Young Adults was launched in 2012 by Citi Singapore and SMU with the support of the Citi Foundation. We aim to equip young adults with essential personal finance knowledge and skills relevant to their life stage.

Citi-SMU is happy to do its part in supporting this meaningful and interesting initiative to celebrate SMU’s 20th anniversary where funds raised will be used for SMU bursaries to support students financially.

Our figurine represents Citi-SMU’s mascot: SmooLah. SmooLah is an AR Mobile Game App that aims to spread financial literacy to young adults in a fun and interactive way. The phone case carried by our SmooLah shows the need to stay relevant in today’s increasingly digitalised economy – and how else than through the SmooLah App? P.S. Download SmooLah in the Google Play Store and Apple App Store Today!

Conjunct Consulting

Conjunct Consulting is Southeast Asia’s first social change consultancy. We work with Social Good Organisations to help them to do good, better. SMU Conjunct Consulting is one of the University chapters who engage with real-life clients in 6 key types of consulting projects. Our training applicants get to develop their problem-solving skills and learn how to apply management consulting frameworks through a 9-week course designed by professionals in the consulting industry.

A core part of our club’s mission is to help maximise impact for our social sector partners, by training and developing young talent to reach their potential in problem-solving and solution-generation. Hence, we believe that education is a critical pillar in developing our future social-change leaders, and we would love to enable more students of all backgrounds gain access to life-changing education through SMU Assess.

Our club’s motto is “strategy with a heart”, embodied in the heart around the lion’s eye. We also chose the main colours red and blue for the figurine, as they Conjunct Consulting’s brand colours. The colour purple, which is derived from blue and red, represents an integration of our our student consultants and working professionals, who work together to create social impact for our partners.

Marketing Society

SMU Marketing Society (SMARKETING) is the go-to platform for students to navigate the marketing industry. We offer various networking events, workshops, mentorship programmes and company visits for students. We help to empowe rand guide our members through the multi-faceted nature of the marketing industry.

Our club wants to play a part to give back to the school and this is a small means that we can, apart from providing our usual events for members. When we heard of such an initiative, we felt that it was meaningful, especially during a time like COVID-19 where some may start to have financial difficulty.

The figurine is wearing our SMarketing shirt and what is unique about it is that we only recently started selling it to give our members a sense of belonging. The very special gradient hair that was given shows the passion and drive from our members to constantly up skill themselves in the marketing industry.

Operations Management Society (OMS)

OMS was officially launched in October 2011, with the combined effort of the full OM faculty as well as the pioneering executive committee of the society. The OMS was set up with the aim of improving the visibility of OM in SMU. We organise events such as: 1. Networking Sessions with Industry Experts 2. Sharing Sessions by Alumni & Seniors 3. Company Visits 4. Guest Lectures 5. Welfare Drive 6. Internship Opportunities We aim to be the go-to platform for ALL students interested in Operations Management and gain valuable insights in the Operations industry.

1) As an academic club, OMS wish to be represented in this university wide event and to be supportive of the school’s initiative. 2) We want to play our part in giving back to the SMU society by donating to the bursary. 3) Given that events have been virtual, the club’s outreach to students might have been limited. We hope to be part of more publicity efforts to maximise the visibility of our club.

Our figurine features our club colours of black and orange which signifies strength and passion in the field of Operations Management. Fun fact: we have added strikes of yellow and orange to the ends of our figurine’s hair to resemble flames – showing how we have a little cheeky side of us. Our figurine is donning on a beautiful SMU blue to signify how OMS is proudly part of the SMU community. Finally, the “O” in our logo is a cycle which is something that all Operations Management students will be familiar with: continuous improvement within and beyond our community.

Re-X

Re-X is the pioneer retail club that aims to empower members with the expertise to reinvent retail.

Re-X always believes in giving back to the community, and we felt that the smoo challenge would be a great way for us to kickstart our efforts. Aside from being able to help out in this charity event, we wanted to share the Re-X experience and values with the school through our artistic interpretation of the lion design. The smoo challenge also gave our Re-X members an opportunity to bond and have fun!

Our inspiration mainly comes from Re-X’s tagline: “Revive the experience”. We wanted to showcase the various retail elements through the lion’s structure and colours. The use of bold colours and glitters (e.g. the lion’s purple hair) represents the novelty, excitement and unpredictability of the future of retail. The casual attire of the lion is nicely juxtaposed with a diamond necklace and earrings; this contrast symbolises the evolution of retail as it transverse across different times (i.e. new vs. traditional, online vs. offline channels). Ultimately, we would like to emphasize how retail has many aspects to it besides the stereotypical definition.

Social Impact Catalyst

SMU SIC is a chapter of Singapore’s largest youth-centric non-profit organisation focused on social entrepreneurship & innovation. We are a community of passionate, like-minded individuals who aim to create a positive social impact on our society. As a club, we provide our driven members with the necessary mentorship and guidance from leading industry professionals from across various fields to work towards building sustainable solutions for a better future. Our focus is on developing these young leaders to address the gaps within their specific chosen social groups in the best way possible.

This initiative aligns very nicely with our values as a club. As we aim to create a positive social impact on our society, the best place to begin with would be our own SMU community. Hence, we wanted to show our support to our less advantaged friends by playing our part in raising funds for their opportunity at a brighter future that they deserve.

Our figurine is a visual representation of how we view SMU and what we stand for. The clothes encompass our club’s colours and represent our own values of initiating social change, catalysing socially driven projects, and building a pipeline of young leaders. The rainbow mane is representative of the inclusive and accepting culture among our community in SMU. It embodies the many unique and diverse individuals that come together to make up SMU and how we become stronger together, shining brighter than we ever could.

Whitehat Society

We are a cybersecurity interest group that advocates cybersecurity education to the SMU community and beyond.

We believe that it is vital to support the school community.

Arts & Cultural Fratenity (ACF)

ACF

SMU ACF supports our arts and cultural clubs in the promotion and pursuit of their artistic endeavours.

We wanted to be a part of the initiative as we felt that it’s doubly meaningful to be able to create something lasting that represents our fraternity, whilst also being able to give back to the community and an important cause. The process of designing the figurine was also an amazing opportunity for our Management Committee to bond and take some time off our daily hustle to have fun and paint together!

As SMU ACF is home to 23 different arts and cultural clubs, we hope that our figurine will be able to express the diversity of our artistes by bringing a variety of colours together to form something refreshing, fun and vibrant. As an MC, we also had each department to design different parts of the figurine, representative of our culture of collaborating and supporting one another. Topping it off with the ACF logo on the t-shirt, we hope to create a common identity that brings us together as one fraternity and one family! #onefratonefam

Ardiente

Ardiente: that’s FIERY in Spanish and it exemplifies our passion for Latin Ballroom Dance.

Ardiente is an active member of the SMU Arts scene and is known for its fiery style of Latin Ballroom. For SMU’s 20th anniversary, we want to bring the beauty of Latin Ballroom to everyone as part of our broader engagement with the community. This initiative also gives us a chance to showcase what’s so special about our club and reach out to YOU. Ultimately, we want more people to discover this unique form of ballroom dance and share in our passion and joy; We are not just about dance, but about the people.

The fiery mane, based on our club logo, proudly displays our passion for Latin Ballroom Dance. The sparkly embellishments at the neckline and waist draw attention to the elegant costumes that are essential to any performance. The serious black V-neck of the male provides a sharp contrast to the flashy and eye-catching red dress of the female, both of which merge into a whirlwind of artistic expression. The dual costumes highlight the mainstay of Latin Ballroom – partnerwork, coordination and skill where dancers come together as one to execute immaculate performances and bring out the beauty of this artform.

Artdicted

Established in 2004, SMU Artdicted organizes various workshops of differing art mediums that cater to the interest and learning of our members. The club aims to provide a platform for students to achieve holistic development both as an artist and as a leader in initiating and managing art-related events in SMU. Our club is a family where students can form camaraderie and express themselves through our art programs regardless of their art skills and background.

We hope to be able to contribute to SMU Bursary and help the underprivileged students.

Our figurine represent the bright and passionate spirit of Artidcted which we hope can bring positivity to the students.

Ballare

SMU Ballare, established in 2008, is a standard ballroom club in SMU. We dance the Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Quickstep and Foxtrot. Ballare means ‘to dance’ in Latin and in Ballare we believe everyone can dance.

In Ballare we believe in the ballare family spirit and being part of the SMU community, Ballare hopes to do our part to give back to the community. Given this opportunity we decided to take it to be part of the greater SMU community.

Our smoosmoo represents our dancers. The front of smoosmoo is wearing an elegant ball gown for the ladies while the back is a tailcoat for the gents. As our ladies are blossoming Roses on the dance they will be wearing eye-catching gowns represented by front of our smoosmoo. Our gentleman are frames to bring out the best of our ladies always providing a firm backbone of support.

Caderas Latinas

As SMU’s premier Salsa performance team, we pride ourselves on show-stopping performances and high flying acrobatic tricks! Bringing the sultry rhythms of Cuba to our own sunny shores, Salsa is a partnerwork dance characterised by speed, passion, and flair. Follow us @smucaderaslatinas to see more!

Part of our club goals is to contribute to our community. SMU has been our home for the last 17 years, providing a fun and nurturing environment for us to pursue our passion for salsa. It’s only right that we give back to it in a way that celebrates this heritage!

Our figurine, Smootina, is painted wearing one of our senior costumes – representing the vibrant and expressive dancer that all of us strive to be! Bedecked in shimmering diamante and with a cheeky expression, she showcases the best of our love for dance and the stage!

Ivory Keys

SMU Ivory Keys is SMU’s very own piano ensemble club that unites students from diverse backgrounds who share a passion for piano music. We play solos, accompaniment, 4-hand duets, trios, concertos and many more! Our Club also values community service in spite of Covid-19, such as our upcoming fundraising concert which seeks to raise funds for SMU’s Resilience Fund, as well as sharing our performance videos through our very own series, Popular Tunes, where we reach out to hospitals, old folks homes and children’s homes.

SMU Ivory Keys has always strongly believed in giving back to our society and reaching out to those in need. This core belief led us to organising a fundraising concert to be released in December 2020, which raises funds for SMU’s Resilience Fund. When SMU IK got invited to participate in this initiative, we spontaneously agreed, as we wanted to give back to SMU and help the less fortunate. We believe that together with other Clubs supporting this initiative, we can help and provide support to SMU students going through rough patches whilst pursuing their studies at SMU.

Our figurine represents our club, SMU Ivory Keys, a piano ensemble club, the Lion’s mane and feet reflecting piano keyboards. We have painted the Lion with dashes of colours in the rainbow scheme, representing diversity in our club, where students from diverse backgrounds and walks of life come together and share their passion for music, and playing the piano. The rainbow scheme gives off a vibrant atmosphere and seeks to lighten the mood of viewers of our figurine, with the hope of brightening their day, and invoking hope, especially during Covid-19, where some of us are going through tough times.

Literati

Logophiles, poets and typists… None other than the literature lovers. Poetry at our fingertips, where the typewriter goes “Click Click Click” Writers, we are, hence the worded papers. Learned, intellectual, all of us, embracing Literature with typewriters, We make art! Not a ruckus… Read, write and speak! For that’s what we seek. Our figurine stands tall and proud. A poet! Daring to recite out loud. Such is the showcase of literary art. Through the painting of SMOO on every part. Hope you enjoyed this. You can even read this bottom-up!

Contributing to its initiatives, systemic,
we give SMU a brave shoutout!
Resilient amidst this pandemic,
coz’ that’s what we are all about!
Not just through artistic ends,
we wish to help out where we can.
For SMU Bursaries’ financial support,
the school’s built an emergency fort.
With slowing, threatened education,
due to COVID19’s escalation.
We partake and give our best.
Tis SMOO SMOO design, nonetheless…
There’s other things where we play parts
while we’re a club of literary arts…
Now read this poem back for a different nuance that encapsulates the tumultuous experiences SMU went through during the COVID19 times!

A symbol of passion! The bright, red mane… The fires of wonder, ever so arcane. The big black eyes, glistening like paradise, looking forward as the flames of our heart rise. Decked and clad in literally, literary clothing, #Literatially The lexical arts within our very being… The brave lion stands confident on none other than the ancient writing device; the typewriter! Our bedrock and signature, a wonder at which we marvel… But it’s standing tall on the front… That speaks volumes of our speaking! We read, write and speak! And that is the power we seek…

Malay Langugage & Cultural Club

SMU Malay Language & Cultural Club (MLCC) is a student life club that conducts various activities to create greater awareness and appreciation of the Malay language and culture within the school. The club’s biennial theatrical production – Persadamu, promotes the use of the Malay language and literature. MLCC also keeps the Malay culture alive through its latest formation of a percussion ensemble – Rentak.

We want to contribute while we still can. This initiative is one with a meaningful cause, all the more in a time of a pandemic where there’s even more underprivileged individuals, this is a good platform for us to contribute something even through the smallest form of support. It’s also a good opportunity for the Exco to come together and spend some time painting amidst the busy school semester.

We incorporated aspects of the Malay traditional attire for our figurine – like the white Kain Samping tied around the waist with a flower feature. Apart from that, the Baju Melayu has batik details on it’s sleeves and pocket. To top it off, we also added a brooch button.

StageIT

SMU StageIT is a platform for like-minded and passionate students to hone their theatre-making craft.

We wanted to be a part of the initiative as we felt that it’s doubly meaningful to be able to create something lasting that represents our fraternity, whilst also being able to give back to the community and an important cause. The process of designing the figurine was also an amazing opportunity for our Management Committee to bond and take some time off our daily hustle to have fun and paint together!

Our figurine takes on the costume of an actor in a Shakespearean play, as Shakespeare is widely regarded as the world’s greatest dramatist and we hope to walk in his shoes as the beacon of inspiration that SMU students can look to for comedic yet thought-provoking works. Shakespeare also transformed the landscape of English literature, and likewise, with our plays and activities, the club hopes to add vibrancy to and spice up the life of each SMU student too!

Symphonia

SMU Symphonia is SMU’s resident wind and strings symphony. We are involved in various concerts and performances, to emulate the values of music, friends, and fun.

Months ago, a group of our members were involved in the celebration of SMU’s 20th birthday. Our wind and strings ensemble put up a vibrant performance fuelled by pop music. While the event successfully ended on a high note, we thought that SM20THING THE WAY FOR CHANGE is a meaningful initiative to conclude SMU’s 20th Anniversary. SMU Symphonia hope that this little effort can contribute to the spread of hope and inclusivity.

Our SMOO SMOO figurine is donned in a professional black and white suit with a splash of colours on the upper half of the body and its back. While pursuing musical excellence, the burst of colours represents the club’s open-mindedness towards creativity. As much as SMU Symphonia stand by our professionalism and pursuance of musical excellence; we equally value spontaneity and creativity. This was exemplified during the creation of our design; allowing each individual Exco members to paint and add on to the figurine with no limitations.

Functional Student Bodies (FSB)

ASMU

The SMU Ambassadorial Corps (ASMU) was established in August 2003 to offer exemplary SMU undergraduates the opportunity to hone their skills as external relations representatives of the university.

ASMU believes that opportunities can be provided even through the smallest form of support and that would go a long way in helping all promising students achieve their aspirations. By supporting this cause, we can ensure that the potential of these students is translated into a lasting impact on the world.

Our figurine represents an Ambassador wearing ASMU’s polo shirt, ready to share a glimpse into the vibrancy and diversity of SMU’s student body to visitors and stakeholders. The polo shirt features SMU’s colours, where blue represents confidence and dignity, while the gold complements it as a combination of richness and lightness, all in which SMU Ambassadors take pride in.

SMUSA

Singapore Management University Students’ Association (SMUSA) is a student-run organisation founded in 2000. As a student government body, we are the highest office of student leadership in SMU. We represent the voices of all SMU undergraduates and act as the bridge between students and the School Offices.

We believe in supporting students’ finances.

It represents SMUSA, and we used deep blue and gold mainly as it symbolises what we strive towards. Deep blue – reliability, responsibility and honesty Gold – Warmth, knowledge and achievement.

International Connections (ICON)

Al Khaleej

Al Khaleej’s vision is to be a student-led choice platform that helps to promote greater learning, understanding and friendship among students and the general public about Middle Eastern culture. We aim to raise awareness and be the bridge between the different cultures that exist within our student body. The club holds multiple events a year, including Henna workshop, Middle-Eastern pastry-making workshop, belly-dancing workshop and our flagship event, the Arab Food Trail, where we bring students from SMU on an Arab food adventure! Additionally, we also participate actively in ICON held events, such as ICON Camp, ICONFEST and Diverse-city.

In the rapidly globalising world that we live in today, we will be meeting people from all walks of life from far-flung corners of the world. The Middle East or the Gulf Region is a rapidly emerging region of the world that calls for more understanding and awareness and it would definitely serve to benefit everyone to learn more about this extremely interesting and dynamic region. Through our participation in this initiative, we hope to give back to the SMU community while promoting awareness of the Middle Eastern culture among the students!

Our figurines represent a Kurdish couple from the mountainous areas in northern Iraq. Kurds belong to an Iranian ethnic group, residing in a mountainous region of Western Asia known as Kurdistan. The Kurdistan region spans across southeastern Turkey, northwestern Iran, northern Iraq, and northern Syria. The clothes on smoo smoo is the tradition Kurdish festive clothes The Middle East is a region with many wonders and through smoo smoo, we hope to increase understanding and pique interest of people in SMU to know more about the Middle East.

Apsara Cambodia

Apsara Cambodia was first founded in 2015 with the goal to learn and share the culture of one of Singapore’s regional neighbours – Cambodia. The club conducts numerous activities and events every year, each highlighting one or more of Cambodia’s cultural aspects, ranging from learning the country’s native tongue to exploring its rich culture by engaging in its cultural games.

Our club wants to join this initiative to celebrate SMU’s 20 years anniversary as well as showcasing our culture to the SMU community.

Apsara Cambodia’s figurine is wearing the traditional cambodian clothes that are worn by Cambodians on special occasions. Though it may seem simple, the accessories, such as belt, are highly intricate and unique. In our culture, there is an attire colour for every day of the week, and purple is for Tuesday. It is usually associated as the colour for the royal family who is highly respected by the people of Cambodia.

Barkada

Barkada is Singapore Management University’s official Filipino Cultural Club, which aims to share Filipino culture and promote cultural integration at SMU.

SMU Barkada decided to join this initiative as a means to show our culture through the value of our design. Our design is inspired by the movie ‘Toy Story’ as we ‘give life’ to our figurine.

SMU Barkada decided to join this initiative as a means to show our culture through the value of our design. Our design was inspired by the abundance of the agriculture in our country. Additionally, the mane of the lion represents the sun in our Philippine flag.

Connect China

The land of Confucius and tea. 5000 year old China is within finger touch through Connect China.

Our club feels that is a good way to promote Chinese culture in an artistic way.

Francophiles

We are a Cultural Club under ICON, spreading love and appreciation for the French through our events.

This figurine is a representation of our University and we wanted to showcase Francophiles in light of the University’s emblem.

It represents France and it’s culture. For example, the body of the lion is inspired by the shape of the Eiffel Tower. The lion’s main has alternating colours of the French flag (red and blue). It’s arms are painted in black and white stripes inspired by the French mime artist clothing. The nose is painted as a croissant and it has a French moustache.

ICON

SMU International Connections (ICON) spearheads initiatives aiming to build friendships between international and local students.

SMU International Connections is the embodiment of inclusivity. We champion integration efforts on campus in the hope that both local and international students are well connected. Hence we felt a strong drive to be part of this initiative and want to contribute to the funds raised for the SMU bursaries.

Our figurine represents the burning passion of the ICON ExCo to serve the ICON Community. Our Smoo Smoo is dressed in our signature ICON polo t-shirt. The fiery hairstyle symbolizes our enthusiasm for championing integration efforts as well as celebrating cultural diversity. The sky blue colored pants represent our trustworthiness and reliability.

Myanmar Community

The Burmese community under ICON.

Because it is for a good cause.

Truly Malaysia

SMU Truly Malaysia is a cultural club, under ICON, that focuses on spreading the cultural spirit of our home country, Malaysia. It also connects all Malaysians in SMU as a club specifically dedicated for Malaysian culture in SMU.

Our club hopes that through this initiative, we can promote our club and allow the greater SMU student population to know about us and the activities that we do.

Our figurine is painted in the main colours of Malaysia flag, namely blue, yellow and red. These colours represent the Malaysia spirit and we have SMU Truly Malaysia written in the middle of SMOO figurine suggests that the cub encompasses everything you would need to know or we would like to share about Malaysia.

Yim Siam

Sawaddee kub, I am from Yim Siam, the community of smiles in SMU which aims to promote Thai culture!

In the 21st century, education is undeniably deemed as important as one of the primary needs: a prerequisite for self-discovery, self-realization, and self-enrichment. Therefore, as a club, we hope to contribute to this positive change and initiatives, which provide the less privileged with a brighter and more promising future. We also hope to raise awareness regarding the severity of the less privileged’s deprivation to garner more support from everyone – a step closer to a more inclusive society we aspire to achieve.

Yim Siam’s figurine in his typical secondary school uniform embodies the spirit of all Thai students. The representation aims to highlight the collective support from all Thai students towards this initiative as we hope to ensure the accessibility to education for all. Just like Singapore, wearing school uniform is still mandatory for all Thai students; thus, this typical school uniform reminds Thai students of our common experiences during secondary school years. This symbolism therefore perfectly reflects our aspiration to build a society where education will no longer be seen as a privilege, but rather something common and accessible to all.

School Constituent Bodies (CBds)

ASOC

Accounting Society (ASoc) strives to establish an integrative culture for their students and promote an environment for holistic development through academics, events, professional development and student life.

ASoc joined this initiative as it aligns with our vision of creating an integrative culture for all students. We believe that all students should be provided an equal opportunity to receive a holistic education in SMU, unrestricted by their financial circumstances. It was also a way for the 16th ASoc MC to bond and have fun when designing SMOO SMOO amidst the hustle and bustle of school life.

ASoc’s SMOO SMOO figurine represents the professional and smart image that all accountants will portray when they step into the workforce. SMOO SMOO’s hair and tie are painted in ASoc’s iconic colour, red.

BONDUE

SMU Business Society, affectionately known as BONDUE, is the student representative body of Lee Kong Chian School of Business (LKCSB). Founded in 2005, we are the largest student body amongst the six faculties in SMU. Our mission is to unify SMU business students, while serving their welfare, social, academic and professional interests. Some of our signature events include Alumni Networking Night, Bondue Business Forum, Bondue Camp, Slightly Scarlet and welfare drives. With these events, we aim to cultivate a dynamic and fulfilling university experience for SMU business students.

BONDUE strongly believes in giving back to the community in anyway possible. With the proceeds raised from this initiative going towards SMU bursaries to support financially challenged students in their pursuit of a holistic SMU education, this was a cause that resonated with us. As such, Bondue decided to adopt a SMOO SMOO figurine to do our part in helping to create more opportunities for the students.

We wanted to create a SMOO SMOO that best represents BONDUE. Blue was used to represent the business school and is also a symbol of professionalism, reliability and trust. This is in line with the image that BONDUE portrays to its student body. Gold was used to represent generosity and giving back, which is what we wanted to convey in our pledge with this challenge.

Ellipsis

Ellipsis is the core student body of the School of Information Systems (SIS) in SMU, and we represent all the undergraduates in SIS. The student body’s mission remains to serve and care for our students and draw them closer by organising school events and provide them with the necessary growth opportunities for a holistic enhancement. Our goal is to build a familial bond between all students to motivate and inspire them to have a fulfilling student life, while providing opportunities for holistic growth. Ultimately, we want to build a close-knit community that can adapt to the rapidly changing economy and technologies, and turn them into opportunities by changing the way we live, learn, play and work.

We wanted to increase the publicity and outreach of Ellipsis. At the same, we want to create opportunities for our batch to create something that best represents us and forge great memories together in the process of doing so.

It represents the SIS community. We go through a rigorous but extremely fulfilling cycle of eating, sleeping and coding. This is who we are and we strive to be better at what we do through determination and grit.

OIKOS

OIKOS is the student representative body of all SMU undergraduates in the School of Economics. The society aims to further the interests and welfare of all Economics students. In the aspects of academic and career development, the society strives to empower students with information, resources and opportunities that enable them to make informed choices regarding their education and careers. Apart from providing practical help, OIKOS organises student life activities to encourage a balanced student life here at SMU. The society aims to foster a strong sense of community spirit and for students to take away strong and lasting friendships.

We want to join this initiative as we feel that it is a very unique way to celebrate SMU’s 20th anniversary and this joint effort by all the student clubs shows the collectiveness and spirit of the whole school. We also feel that the contributions we make are going towards a good cause and strongly believe in the notion that every student deserves education and should be in no way undermined by the situation they are in. This initiative has allowed us to bond more as a club and created a lasting shared memory for all of us.

We created our figurine with the image of the average OIKOS student in mind and it represents how each individual contributes to the OIKOS spirit and the bonds that tie us together. At OIKOS, we strongly believe that we are a family, and this figurine highlights how even though we may all be different individuals from different walks of life, we are always one #OIKOSFamBam, supporting each other through this university journey.

SOSCIETY

SOSCIETY advances the interests and welfare of SOSS students. We aim to achieve this by creating unique social, professional, and academic events.

In line with our mission to advance the welfare of students, we felt that we could extend our reach past the sphere of SOSS and impact the lives of our fellow SMU students through this initiative.

• The green shirt on SMOO-SMOO is the colour of SOSCIETY that sets us apart and makes us unique. • The embroidered patch on SMOO-SMOO is SOSCIETY’s insignia. Like the chilli padi, we are tiny but we pack a punch. • The fiery red hair represents the passion of SOSCIETY’s students in bettering society at large through our greater understanding of society and its people. It also represents the passion of SOSCIETY’s 17th MC to serve our student community.

The Bar

With a vision to build an empowered student community, The Bar aims to enable students to make informed decisions in both their professional and academic pursuits. In serving the school community, The Bar seeks to increase the visibility of student-interest groups and enhance the vibrancy of student life in SMU Law. The Bar holds events (both social and professional-academic), and welfare drives for the student body. The Bar also serves as a voice for the student body in its ongoing engagement with the School of Law administration.

We want to give back to the wider SMU Community.

We chose blue because blue represents calmness, tranquillity and stability. We hope that our students have been able to find some semblance of calm and tranquillity in their daily lives despite the COVID-19 outbreak. We painted the lion’s mane red because it symbolises strength and determination, which are necessary ingredients for finding a sense of calm in today’s world. It also serves to reassure everyone that they have the strength and determination in them to keep going. Overall, the lion represents our school community’s resilience in the face of adversity, and our collective effort in overcoming these challenge.

Registered Societies (ROS)

FIDES

FIDES is SMU’s Catholic society that seeks to journey together in faith as we navigate through university! We meet weekly for Wednesday sessions & cell groups, supporting each other in our walk of faith as we learn and grow together.

“We love because he first loved us.” – 1 John 4:19 We are extremely encouraged by this initiative that helps contribute to the SMU bursaries, ensuring that every student in the SMU family has fair access to education. In line with ASMU’s vision to “Live, Love, Share”, we chose to participate in this initiative as an opportunity to share the love of God with others through creating something beautiful that encapsulates what a faith community means to us.

We believe that faith, even the size of a small mustard seed, has the potential to grow into a big and strong tree. FIDES hopes to be the place where people allow their faith to be planted, and eventually act as a sturdy shelter for others to seek refuge, like the birds on our figurine. Through this initiative, our message is for anyone with even the tiniest desire for God in their hearts: take the first step to plant this seed, so that it can take root and grow beyond what you could ever imagine.

Special Interest and Community Service Sodality (SICS)

Barworks

At Barworks, we don’t just drink alcohol. We provide a rare opportunity for students to learn more about the common concoctions in the world of alcohol – from the classic margarita to the elegant martini, their histories and even experience how to make them from scratch.

To give back to the community at SMU!

Our figurine represents the typical SMU student that knows how to study hard and play hard! He’s clad in a basic blue tee and khaki pants, implying that he’s a stereotypical student in SMU.

BP Mentoring

SMU BP Mentoring aims to aid underprivileged primary and secondary students in their personal and academic development, through weekly tutoring and mentoring sessions.

BP Mentoring has been consistently making a positive difference for the underprivileged students in the primary and secondary school level. Through this initiatives BP mentoring hope to extend its outreach to the underprivileged student within the SMU Community.

The figurine represents our club selfless act to help the under privileged community. The heart on the SMOO doll represents our heart to heart to serve.

I-Sports

SMU I-sports is the social table intellectual gaming club in SMU. We specialize in games such as Japanese Mahjong, Texas Hold’em Poker, memory sports and Scrabble snatch. These games are a true test of one’s critical thinking, strategy and decision-making skills. We seek to foster a community of individuals who can think strategically and apply tenets of that strategic, sharp thinking into daily decision-making. The lessons that the games taught us are multi-disciplinary and are domain-neutral, meaning that they can be applied into non-gaming contexts as well. Some of our activities include regular gaming sessions and also, competitions.

As a student club, our interests lie with the SMU Community. While we cater to the social gaming needs of the school, we empathize with the difficulties that some students face, especially with the COVID19 pandemic at large. While our contributions to SMU mainly include the vibrancy of student life and social cohesion, we want to extend a helping hand to those in need by making this contribution to SMU Bursaries while at the same time, celebrating unity in diversity in SMU thanks to SMU Ambassadorial Corps.

The lion’s green mane represents sharpness and criticality of thought, a sustainable way of thinking is highly essential in making strategic decisions throughout our games, as well as in life. Its face, flushed red, symbolizes the passion and fire that we have as we play our games and learn from them at the same time. The white body represents purity of intent and the fostering of a safe, welcoming and wholesome environment in our conduct of games; some of them may well be misconstrued as “gambling games”, but nothing can be further from the truth. We strongly adopt an anti-gambling approach.

Recreational Fishing

We at SMU Recreational Fishing believe that education, like fishing, should be an open opportunity for anyone and everyone. Hence, we find great pride to participate in this event and hope through this, we would be able to give something back to the SMU community and also, provide an outlet for our club to express ourselves.

We at SMU Recreational Fishing believe that education, like fishing, should be an open opportunity for anyone and everyone. Hence, we find great pride to participate in this event and hope through this, we would be able to give something back to the SMU community and also, provide an outlet for our club to express ourselves.

Our figurine represents the inclusive and exciting environment that everyone gets to enjoy at our club. Smoo Smoo’s “wave-y” hair (pun-intended) signals the fun and exciting events that we regularly offer to everyone, while the calming seas on the shorts depict the safe and comfortable environment at SMURF where any and everyone can feel free to just chill and let loose together. (Psst! Yes, we do sometimes catch fishes too :P)

Red Cross youth Chapter

Our club aims at alleviating human suffering and help members of the society that have fallen through the cracks of society. We organise annual blood donation drives (IBD) to give young adults the opportunity to donate blood. In addition, we conduct 2 main projects annually – Project AC/DC to help impart useful first-aid knowledge to the elderly and children respectively with the help of volunteers.

My club and I want to join this initiative to help raise proceeds that will go towards SMU bursaries to support financially challenged students in their pursuits of a holistic SMU education. We believe that it is extremely important for students to have a holistic SMU education to be able to be workforce-ready once they graduate from SMU.

Our figurine represents a member of the Red Cross organisation, hence explaining why we have painted the Red Cross logo on the shirt. This shirt is usually worn by Red Cross members during events so that they are easily recognisable if members of the public want to approach them if they have any queries.

SICS

SICS is the Constituent Student Body that represents the diverse interest groups and long-term community service groups in SMU. We have five clusters to suit different interests. The Lifestyle Cluster provides members indulgence in lifestyle options ranging from Fine Dining to Wine Appreciation. The Professional Development Cluster provides opportunities to enhance soft skills and Social Gaming Cluster aims to improve skills of any gaming enthusiast. The Community Service Cluster hopes to ignite members’ passion to serve the community from mentoring youths to connecting with elderlies and Social Causes Cluster supports members in championing causes from animal welfare to environmental conservation.

SICS takes pride in being the student body in bringing out the unique interests and the heart to serve the community in SMU students. We support ASMU effort in raising funds for SMU bursaries as it enables students not to be denied an education as a result of financial barriers. We hope to empower the SMU community to make a positive difference in society.

The blue and green of our figurine represent SICS as the blue represents our aim to create a nurturing environment for SMU students to develop their unique interests outside of the more popular Arts and Sports arena and the green represents community which allows our members to forge friendships with like-minded individuals with the heart to serve.

Toastmasters Club

SMU Toastmasters Club is the official public speaking CCA of SMU. We are a branch of Toastmasters International, a nonprofit educational organization which teaches public speaking and leadership skills worldwide. With us, you can expect to develop your confidence and skills in public speaking and leadership through a curriculum which includes prepared speeches, impromptu speeches and taking on roles such as a Speech Evaluator. You can also expect to engage in educational workshops, club visits and speech competitions across our network of 16,800 clubs across 143 countries. We strive to live up to our slogan – “where leaders are made”.

Here at SMU Toastmasters we strongly believe in helping our members and the greater SMU community to grow in their abilities as leaders of tomorrow. We have also benefitted immensely from the kind support of the university throughout our 16-year history as a club. ‘SM20THING the way for change’ is hence a beautiful way for us to give back to the same community which nurtured us all these years. Through this initiative, we hope to continue to support and celebrate change for good, encouraging more members of our community to transform the world with their words and deeds.

Our figurine has maroon and navy hair (the club’s colours) and is all dressed-up and ready to speak on behalf of our club. In their right hand, the figurine holds a golden gavel, a symbol of our club and our organisation’s most prestigious award, representing excellence in communication and leadership. Our figurine captures the essence of an SMU Toastmaster, one that isn’t afraid to use their voice for good and strives to support the people around them. Most importantly, our figurine exemplifies our core values of integrity, excellence, service, and respect, eager to make our world a better place.

Women's Connection

SMU Women’s Connection strives to bring like-minded, aspiring people together for networking and enriching social interactions, to positively impact the community and spread awareness regarding women empowerment.

SWC believes that this initiative has a meaningful cause, hence we would like to support this initiative and give back to the SMU community.

The colours on the figurine include blue and gold which are SMU colours, as well as purple which is a colour for symbolising women. Additionally, we incorporated some elements of our club’s logo at the back of the figurine. This combination of colours as well as our fusion of our club’s logo into the figurine shows the blend between SWC and the SMU community.

SMU Sports Union (SSU)

Aikido

Aikido focuses on blending with an attacker’s movements so as to redirect their energy back to them.

Our club joined this activity because we found this fund-raising initiative particularly meaningful and wish to be part of it. In addition, coming forth as a club also shows the strength and unity of the clubs in SMU. We believe that apart from our club’s functions and operations, we also have a role to play in giving back to the SMU community.

Our figurine represents 诗暮 (SMoo), a fifth dan Aikido martial artist who is currently wearing his Gi. The cherry blossoms at the front of the Gi is a metaphor for both Aikido and our lives, describing something that is beautiful yet fleeting. Due to their short bloom time, it serves as a reminder of the continual passing of time and the importance of being in the present moment. The ‘sun-setting’ background at the back of the figurine symbolizes the Zen like nature of Aikido, where the primary goal is to overcome oneself instead of cultivating violence and aggressiveness.

Aquatic Sharks

We are a swimming and water polo club, welcoming any water sport enthusiasts to join us competitively or recreationally.

As a club, we wanted to join this amazing initiative to give back to the SMU community to enable deserving students to receive an education here at SMU. While the contribution may seem little, we believe that every single support count and we wanted to be contribute in this capacity.

The figurine we painted represents our club, Aquatic Sharks. The Smoo lion is dressed in swimming costume, ready to participate in our club activities. As our club is inclusive of both the water polo and swimming team, we included a water polo ball and swimming goggles as elements representing each team.

Athletics

SMU Athletics is a running club in SMU. Whether you want to explore the different disciplines of track and field, or just want some recreational road running, we welcome competitive and recreational athletes alike. A place to Exceed Yourself.

We thought it was a good idea to contribute back to the society by supporting this initiative to help the students in need.

It represents us striving for excellence just like our slogan “Exceed Yourself”.

Badminton

SMU Badminton is a club that provides a safe environment for its members to develop holistically. Off the court, there are countless opportunities for members to step out of their comfort zones and take on leadership positions. On court, the high standards set by its members ensure that the club is always competing for silverware on all fronts.

We found that it was an interesting initiative and a way for us to give back to SMU and the students in need. As a CCA, we believe in giving back to the school by hosting competitions open to public to raise awareness of SMU and also by giving our all to achieve good results in competitions to bring glory to SMU. Thus, this is one of the ways we would like to give back to the SMU population to thank the school for all the resources they have given us.

We have painted the figurine to represent the badminton club. We chose to paint our jersey on the figurine and a shuttlecock as it is something that uniquely identifies SMU badminton as a club. It is also what we wear when we represent SMU in competition and hence it is something that signifies the hard work, perseverance and effort our club members have put in to achieve the best results we can.

Golf

SMU Golf provides a platform for golfers of all proficiencies to mingle and forge friendships through our weekly range sessions and events. We also have beginner lessons at subsidised rates to help those interested pick up golf as a sport :))

We thought it was a cool fun way that we can give back to the community and lend a helping hand to those who need it.

We painted Smoo Smoo as a tiger instead of a lion to represent tiger woods!! Hence the red shirt and all.

Judo

SMU Judo is a family of fun-loving judokas aiming to promote the art, discipline and kinship of judo to the community.

SMU Judo prides itself on inclusivity – we believe everyone is entitled to join our family and learn judo regardless of their background, so long as they come with the willingness and zest to learn and improve themselves. This ASMU initiative resonates strongly with our core belief that education ought to be accessible to all and no one should be left behind because of circumstances they cannot control. Contributing to the SMU bursaries is but a small way for us to chip in and show our strong support for this pursuit of equality!

Our lion figurine represents the SMU judoka. The lion is wearing a judo uniform (‘gi’) with the Chinese characters 新大 (‘SMU’) painted on its left lapel over the heart. All the belt colours are represented on the figurine to show the diversity of our club, with the six junior belt colours in the lion’s mane and with the figurine itself wearing a black belt. The lion has its tongue sticking out to show the fun-loving and cheeky side of our members, and he sports a cool scar over his right eye to show our fighting spirit and resilience!

Muay Thai

SMU Muay Thai is the oldest martial arts CCA in SMU. We are dedicated to promoting the true art of Muay Thai within the school community. Being one of Thailand’s national treasures, Muay Thai is an effective and brutal martial art that involves the extensive use of punches, elbows, kicks, and knees. Hence Muay Thai is widely known as The Art of Eight Limbs.

Being apart of the SMU community, my club and I feel the need to contribute to SMU Bursaries as it ensures that all students in SMU will have the opportunity to pursue their education without having to worry about their financial circumstances. This cause will empower the SMU students in need to reach their fullest potential and create positive change.

Our figurine is named SMOO SMUAY Thai. Its top is a replica of our club’s t-shirt which was designed by our marketing director. SMOO SMUAY Thai dons a pair of blue Muay Thai shorts with golden swirls on its edges. It also has yellow hand wraps with red details. Lastly, it has a red headband with our club’s name.

Squash

SMU Squash started 17 years ago, our mission is to promote the sport & generate buzz in the local squash community.

Knowing that this event would contribute to helping students who needed this money, we just couldn’t say no.

Our figurine was created out of jest and fun! There was no sophisticated meaning. Although one might say that it represents the collective lack of artistic talent in the squash team!

SMU Offices (Non-Participating)

OCC

The Office of Core Curriculum (OCC) oversees the delivery of the Core Curriculum that all undergraduates undertake as part of their journey at SMU. It consists of a wide range of disciplines and perspectives that is defined by three learning paths that future-proof our graduates, namely: Capabilities, Communities and Civilisations. Students who complete the courses under the three pillars of SMU’s Core Curriculum will become competent, adaptable, and responsible decision-makers who can apply themselves to anything, anywhere, for the good of all.

As we celebrate SMU’s 20th anniversary, it is also timely to give back to the SMU community through the SMU Bursary Fund. Furthermore, we felt it was important to join this initiative and be part of the One SMU narration as OCC, as part of SMU, serves to nurture a generation of adaptive and adroit graduates through the Core Curriculum.

The three main colours blue, orange and purple on the Smoo figurine represent the three Core pillars that underpins the Core Curriculum – Capabilities, Communities and Civilisations. Some of the Core courses offered by OCC are also stated on Smoo’s shirt to further illustrate the Core Curriculum. Just as the lion’s mane is a signal of the lion’s fitness, the paper on the Smoo’s mane represent the driving force of the OCC – the OCC faculty and administration team.

LKCSB UG

The team takes care of all matters relating to the BBM programme, including course planning and student academic advisement.

The BBM programme was the very first programme offered by SMU, which means we’re 20 this year too! Adopting the figurine and contributing to the bursary fund is our way of celebrating what SMU has achieved in the short span of 20 years. We’re looking forward to many more years of breaking the mould.

LKCSB’s golden Smoo represents our constant strive for excellence. Clad in a recycled LKCSB t-shirt, we believe in walking the talk when it comes to sustainability. So we’re rolling up our sleeves and getting down to it. It’s adorned with super big sunglasses because, as our Dean always tells us, we’re superstars! 😃

MSA (PGPP)

The Office of Postgraduate Professional Programmes (PGPP) is in-charge of the overall outreach and development of the SMU Masters programmes and students.

To support the students’ meaningful initiatives.

Our SMOO is about love, passion and diversity. MSA program is like a big family. We have students from various background, the different colors represent different individuals, cultures, countries and ideas. The colors all combined and blended well just as we have distinct thoughts but can work well with the classmates, becoming the strongest support of each other. We care about what we learned and also the people we met over the past one year. (From MSA students: Shun Min, Cassandra, En-Yu)

PGRP

Our office promotes the SMU PhD track as an enhancement to one’s academic and professional aspirations.

In the spirit of community and giving, our team wants to help alleviate students from their financial difficulties and allow them to pursue their aspirations regardless of their socio-economic backgrounds.

With the primary colors of red, blue and green, the figurine embodies the necessity of higher education, if not postgrad education in the world today. The splash of colors such as silver and yellow symbolizes how SMU PhD has a unique educational value proposition as compared to the other educational institutions.

ROSA

The Centre for Research on Successful Ageing (ROSA) is a multidisciplinary research centre that aims to advance the holistic well-being of older adults in Singapore

We joined the initiative to support the important cause that ASMU is championing- to ensure that no student is denied the opportunity of a SM20TH education. Financial constrain is an unfortunate burden which should not be a factor undermining the well-being of students during their time at SMU, and can feasibly be alleviated. We hope that our participation has made a small contribution towards that direction.

We joined the initiative to support the important cause that ASMU is championing- to ensure that no student is denied the opportunity of a SM20TH education. Financial constrain is an unfortunate burden which should not be a factor undermining the well-being of students during their time at SMU, and can feasibly be alleviated. We hope that our participation has made a small contribution towards that direction.

SOSS

At the School of Social Sciences (SOSS), our students are challenged to explore different
perspectives and think critically so as to achieve personal growth and professional
versatility. Taught and mentored by a dedicated team of professors who are experts in their fields, SOSS is where students become the new leaders, thinkers, and doers of tomorrow!

Our primary objective was to have fun and bond while painting the adopted Smoo Smoo!

We wanted to create a uniquely SocSc Smoo Smoo mascot. This is represented by the green shirt (our school colour) that it is wearing. To illustrate the dynamic culture of SOSS, we decided to give Smoo Smoo a multi-coloured mane. Hopefully, students, staff and instructors will be motivated by Smoo Smoo’s energetic, vivacious, and unique traits.