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Meadows Museum Unveils New Plaza

The Meadows Museum reopened its redesigned plaza and sculpture garden – including its iconic Wave installation – with a dedication ceremony Oct. 7. The celebration included the unveiling of a major new acquisition, Sho, a monumental sculpture by Catalán artist Jaume Plensa. The

Belo Corp. Donates Historical Papers to SMU

DALLAS (SMU) — Belo Corp., owner of WFAA-TV and former parent company of The Dallas Morning News, is donating the Belo Corporate Archives to Southern Methodist University’s DeGolyer Library. The thousands of documents in the archives also include materials from A.

Special Celebration in St. Louis

The special celebration in St. Louis on September 29, 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

SMU Passes Halfway Point in Second Century Campaign

Southern Methodist University has passed the halfway point in the largest fundraising effort in its history. The $750 million campaign is called “SMU Unbridled: The Second Century.” President R. Gerald Turner says that more than $385 million, or 51 percent

Campaign Milestones: 2008-09 Timeline

The first year of The Second Century Campaign’s public phase was filled with events and celebrations marking campaign progress in Dallas, around the U.S. and internationally. Here is a timeline featuring some of the year’s most significant developments. July 18

Campaign Makes History: Momentum Propels Campaign into Year Two

On September 12, 2008, SMU launched The Second Century Campaign, the largest fundraising initiative in the University’s history. A year later, the results are clear. Thanks to the hard work of campaign volunteers and others committed to ensuring a bright

Campaign Endowments at Work

Endowments created in The Second Century Campaign by alumni, parents and friends provide permanent funding for scholarships, faculty positions, research opportunities and academic programs. SMU aims to increase dramatically these vital, longterm supports across the University. Here are three examples

Horsepower End-of-Year Challenge

Thanks to your support, SMU’s momentum keeps going. This spring, the University announced an increase in the number of donations over the same period last year, despite the economic downturn. The gifts contributed to a strong finish for the fiscal

Annual Giving Strengthens Campaign, Scholarships

Building on three years of record contributions to The Second Century Campaign, SMU unveiled a new focus on annual giving designed to encourage the broadest possible participation by the University’s alumni, parents and friends. “It has been truly gratifying to

SMU Dedicates the Val and Frank Late Fountain

DALLAS (SMU) — A fountain provided by a gift from Valeria Late of Dallas was dedicated on March 5 on the SMU campus. The Val and Frank Late Fountain bears the name of the donor and her late husband. Constructed of granite,