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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

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