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Watch the SMU year in review

Campaign progress felt throughout the Hilltop

The Second Century Campaign is accelerating progress throughout the University and laying a foundation for the future. In this issue of Campaign Update, you will read stories describing the extraordinary impact and growth of the campaign in recent months. The

Campaign Expands to St. Louis and San Francisco

Previous issues of Campaign Update featured the list of Second Century Campaign volunteers, hardworking alumni, families and friends of the University committed to ensuring that SMU meets its ambitious campaign goals. In this issue we’re proud to feature the names

Providing an Environment for Art: New Meadows Museum Entry Plaza

Visitors to the Meadows Museum will now be greeted by a new entry plaza, replete with green spaces and a new sculpture, thanks to the generosity of many donors. The renovated plaza also features pathways and display areas for its

2008-09 Campaign Highlights

The first year of The Second Century Campaign’s public phase was filled with celebrations and events marking campaign progress. Here is a timeline recapping some of the year’s most significant developments. 2008 September 11–12 Campaign kickoff The University launches The

Hamilton Scholars Gain Research Experience as Undergraduates

A new Dedman College program provides a range of undergraduate research opportunities to encourage students to pursue graduate school. The approach is working. “All I have learned about the application of chemistry to the real world, as well as the

Exploring the Global Economy: William J. O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom

Studying the international marketplace is the mission of SMU’s William J. O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom in Cox School of Business. The center was established at SMU in 2008 through a gift from William J. O’Neil ’55 and

SMU Students Win National Fellowships

As student quality continues to rise at SMU, increasing numbers of young scholars are winning prestigious national fellowships. In 2008–09, SMU’s fellowship winners included two Fulbright scholars, a Truman scholar, two Rotary Ambassadorial scholars and a Jack Kent Cooke Graduate

An Important Milestone: Campaign Exceeds the Halfway Mark Toward $750 Million Goal

On September 12, SMU launched the public phase of The Second Century Campaign, the largest fundraising initiative in the University’s history. A year later, the results are encouraging. Thanks to the inspiring support of alumni, family and friends, we have

Special Celebration in San Francisco

The special celebration in San Francisco on November 11, 2009, proved to be an exciting evening for SMU. Along with more than 100 SMU alumni, parents and friends, we celebrated the new campaign that will launch SMU into its second