Category Archives: Community News

SMU student chooses volunteering over partying for spring break

Instead of hitting the beach for parties over Spring Break 2015, SMU’s Carson James, a pre-med major, is headed for Ghana to provide medical assistance in underserved communities.

ESPN College GameDay makes first visit to SMU

Come join the fun. ESPN’s College GameDay Covered by State Farm will make its first visit to SMU’s Moody Coliseum on Saturday, Feb. 14, prior to SMU’s home game against defending national champion Connecticut. GameDay is a Saturday morning and evening roadshow that discusses the top story

SMU’s MacArthur Fellow Rick Lowe uses art to build up neighborhood

Art and Social Practice class helps Vickery Meadow express experiences of immigration, isolation and the unexpected arrival of America’s first case of Ebola. Vickery Meadow is a high-density patchwork quilt of low-income families from diverse backgrounds. It is home to people

To My Valentine: From Mr. J.C. Penney

Legendary retailer J. C. Penney was called “Jimmy” by only one person, his third wife, Caroline. To everyone else he was Mr. Penney. Her endearing words can be found at SMU in a collection of Valentines the couple exchanged from 1935

SMU analysis of recent earthquakes reveals geologic fault

Initial results from SMU’s seismology team reveal that the recent series of earthquakes occurring near the site of the old Texas Stadium were relatively shallow and concentrated along a narrow two mile line that indicates a fault extending from Irving

Music at the Meadows presents the Orchestra of New Spain

On Feb. 7 at SMU, members of the Orchestra of New Spain explore the music of Goya’s Madrid, including a tour of what was happening in the little-known chamber music circles of the late 18th century. The concert previews the

SMU McFarlin Auditorium restoration showcases new architectural details

SMU’s McFarlin Memorial Auditorium, a prime venue for many of the world’s leading artists, has a gleaming new look thanks to a multi-million dollar restoration project that took a coterie of craftspeople more than a year to complete. Elegant paint in

Dallas Theater Center stages new musical ‘Stagger Lee’

The Dallas Theater Center is producing the world premiere of the new musical Stagger Lee, book and lyrics by Meadows Prize recipient Will Power of SMU. Stagger Lee, which takes its title from the century-old folk song, is directed by Patricia

National Football Signing Day at SMU

The SMU Mustangs football program and Head Coach Chad Morris announce the signing of 21 student-athletes from across Texas. They will suit up this fall. On the Hilltop, the excitement around the 2015 football season is running high following the hiring of Morris

‘George W. Cook Texas/Dallas Images’ opens at DeGolyer

The George W. Cook Dallas/Texas Image Collection is an important addition to the DeGolyer Library and is a wonderful resource for research in Dallas and Texas history. A native Dallasite, George W. Cook (1949-2012) was a life-long collector, with a

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