Category Archives: Community News

SMU a top contributor to Teach for America classrooms

SMU has been named a top contributor to Teach For America for the third year, with 17 of the University’s graduates working in high-need classrooms across the country. SMU alumni who joined the Teach For America corps this year are Sana

Texas churches to mark SMU Centennial with celebratory pealing of bells

Church bells at United Methodist churches across Texas will ring at noon, Thursday, Sept. 24, in honor of Southern Methodist University’s Centennial Commemoration. The bells will ring 10 times, once for each decade of SMU’s existence, followed by celebratory peals.

SMU’s new ‘Hilltop Courses’ cookbook

Savor more than 400 of SMU’s smartest recipes from the University’s top foodies in the new cookbook Hilltop Courses: Then and Now, a delicious compendium of recipes collected by the SMU Woman’s Club to benefit the group’s scholarship fund –

‘Southwest Review’ literary journal turns 100

The Southwest Review, SMU’s nationally renowned literary journal, is turning 100 and launching a fundraiser to support its future. “One-hundred years, for any magazine, is remarkable,” says Willard Spiegelman, editor-in-chief of the Southwest Review and SMU Hughes professor of English. “Over

SMU Tower Center and the Latino Center for Leadership Development create strategic policy institute

On the first day of National Hispanic Heritage Month, SMU’s John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies announced it has formed a strategic academic partnership with the Latino Center for Leadership Development  (Latino CLD). The new Latino CLD-SMU Tower Center Policy

SMU faculty to help history teachers tackle immigration

SMU and the Old Red Museum of Dallas County History & Culture are partnering with Humanities Texas and the Texas Historical Commission to present a conference at the museum on the history of U.S. immigration Sept. 19 to help area teachers

Pulitzer-winning columnist Charles Krauthammer at SMU on Oct. 7

Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist and FOX News commentator Charles Krauthammer will give the sixteenth annual Rosine Smith Sammons Lecture in Media Ethics at SMU at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 7. Krauthammer writes a syndicated column for The Washington Post, which

SMU celebrates 100th birthday homecoming weekend Sept. 23-27

SMU’s opening in September 1915, was proclaimed a “day of jubilation.” This year’s Centennial and Homecoming celebration, Sept. 23-27, also will draw a jubilant crowd to “Pony Up!” and party down at history-making events.

Ben & Jerry’s co-founder to speak at SMU Sept. 15

Jerry Greenfield is most famous for knowing a thing or two about making a darn good scoop of ice cream, but to hear the Ben & Jerry’s cofounder tell it, his true passion is giving back to his community. He will

Largest cohort of potential Hispanic corporate leaders graduates

The largest-ever cohort of the Corporate Executive Development Program (CEDP), leadership training that grooms Hispanic managers to ascend into corporate leadership roles, graduated in Dallas on Sept. 3.  CEDP is the only national program specifically designed to increase the Hispanic executive

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