Category Archives: Community News

Tower Center conference to explore the Rise of China

The SMU John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies will host its seventh annual National Security Conference, Nov. 5-6, 2014. This year’s theme is the rise of China and the U.S. response.  The conference is free and open to the

Stampede of Service Nov. 7 & 8 makes a difference

SMU’s annual ‘Stampede of Service’ brings students, alumni, faculty and staff together on national service day in different cities across the country. Previously known as Community Service Day, which began in the 1960s, SMU Stampede of Service offers teams the opportunity

Vocal teachers grow choir program at DISD’s Carter High

Carter High School Choral Director Demetrius Ethley and SMU Voice Professor Virginia Dupuy have brought the high school’s choral program back to life. Five years ago, the school didn’t have a choir program. Now there are more than 100 students, including private

Community partners program connects SMU locally and globally

Community partners work with the University to host faculty research, service-learning courses and volunteer initiatives, as well as helping students engage with the world beyond the classroom.

H. O. Robertson exhibit opens at Meadows Museum Nov. 9

This fall, the Meadows Museum, along with the Bywaters Special Collections at the Hamon Arts Library, will celebrate a generous gift containing over two-dozen works by the artist H. O. Robertson. Given by members of the artist’s family, the works include

Family Weekend at SMU Oct. 24-26

Family members from across the nation will “follow the clues to SMU” for Family Weekend 2014, Oct. 24-26. Sponsored by the Student Foundation and organized by the Family Weekend committee, the three-day event is devoted to SMU students and their

Rajasthani Gypsy Caravan at SMU on Oct. 29

The Meadows School hosts the acclaimed Rajasthani Gypsy Caravan as part of its fall 2014 U.S. tour. The group performs traditional music and dance from Rajasthan in northwest India, known as the beginning of The Romany Trail, where the Gypsy

‘Defined By Light’ opens at DeGolyer

Images and objects from the collection of Jack and Beverly Wilgus in celebration of the 175th anniversary of the announcement of photography opens at SMU’s DeGolyer Library.

SMU TollTag available from North Texas Tollway Authority

SMU fans can now display Mustang spirit wherever they go with an SMU-branded TollTag from the North Texas Tollway Authority. Emblazoned with the University’s spirited pony mascot, Peruna, and traditional SMU red and blue colors, the limited edition TollTag can

SMU study will teach algebra with student-authored stories

Can students learn algebra from Instagram and video games? SMU teaching researcher Candace Walkington thinks so. Walkington’s new study, funded by the National Academy of Education, will test that idea. The new study asks pre-algebra students to author their own algebra stories

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