Category Archives: Community News

SMU student launches ESL class for custodial workers

SMU’s Jaime Sisson has launched ESL class for custodial workers. Sisson teaches the class through the Engaged Learning and Caswell Leadership programs, two SMU programs that fund independent student projects. She said she had to alter her initial teaching plans

Bush Institute and SMU bridge research gap to take on thorny economic issues

A novel fellowship program named for SMU Cox Dean Al Niemi will allow undergraduate and graduate students to do research in partnership with the George W. Bush Institute. First on the program’s list is helping the Institute tackle issues being

SMU’s Canstruction raises 7,464 pounds of food for the hungry

Canstruction, sponsored by the Student Foundation, raised a total of 7,464 pounds of food that will provide meals for 6,220 hungry children, families and seniors. All participating organizations collected canned, non-perishable goods and had two hours to build them into

Go see ‘The Trains at NorthPark’ through Jan. 4

SMU is participating in The Trains at NorthPark, on display on the shopping center’s Level One between Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom through Jan. 4, 2015. The display is the most elaborate toy holiday train exhibit in Texas, with scale-model locomotives

Exploring neutrinos with SMU Physicist Thomas E. Coan

SMU Physicist Thomas E. Coan talks about neutrinos with Fox 4 News. Neutrinos are one of the smallest particles in existence – more than 100,000 billion of them pass through us each second. During the interview, Coan described his current

SMU Meadows presents ‘Look Homeward, Angel’

The Meadows Theatre Division presents this classic play based on the Thomas Wolfe novel of the same title through Dec. 7.  The coming-of-age story is set in Altamont, North Carolina, where Eugene Gant’s mother runs the Dixieland boarding house.

Delta Gamma sorority and Meadows Museum launch partnership for sight-impaired visitors

The Delta Gamma Foundation of Dallas and the Meadows Museum at SMU have partnered to implement the Delta Gamma Student Docent Program. Members of the Alpha Upsilon chapter of the Delta Gamma sorority at SMU will work with Meadows Museum

Dallas News, Al Día, and SMU launch initiative to help Hispanic families navigate early education

Prof. Doris Baker is working with Al Día and The Dallas Morning News to implement a child literacy program. The program was launched Nov. 22 during a carnival at Walnut Hill Recreation Center in Dallas. There, children sat on the

Church brings hope to Ebola-infected families

The Rev. Anna Kaydor Labala — an alumna of SMU Perkins School of Theology (C.M.M., ’05) and associate pastor of Miller McAllister United Methodist Church in Ganta, Liberia — is working on the front lines of the Ebola epidemic in West

Student Film Association Fall Film Festival

The Student Filmmakers Association hosts its annual fall film festival on Dec. 9, showcasing the best recent short works created by SMU students. The event will be held in the Angelika Film Center in Mockingbird Station.

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