Tower Center Originally Posted: October 27, 2016 The Tower Center sat down with Tower Scholar A.J. Jeffries to discuss his experience with the Tower Scholars Program and the SMU men’s soccer team. Jeffries is majoring in economics, history and public policy with minors in philosophy and public policy and international affairs. His directed research project is with Hunt Mexico looking at the cross-border electricity trade between the U.S. and Mexico. READ MORE
Event Date: October 26, 2016 Location: Hughes Trigg, Suite 200 Time: 5 to 6:30 pm Please join us for a casual get together to gain exposure to different career paths and learn how to leverage your academic experience into the world of work. For more information contact: Chelsi McLain or visit https://www.smu.edu/StudentAffairs/Career/Contact.
NBC DFW Originally Posted: October 12, 2016 Every Monday and Wednesday afternoon, students fill the seats at SMU's Presidential Elections in American Politics class. "This year is probably the most unique election," said Political Science Professor Dennis Simon. The class is offered every few years. Students study past presidential elections, and the current one. There is an emphasis on women; from the top of the ticket to the voters who will elect the next President of the United States. "Clinton ran ads about Trump and women early on," Simon explained. "Women's turnout now exceeds men's. There are now women of voting age in the U.S. and they give the Democrats an advantage." On Wednesday night, the last part of the class focused on women. Specifically [...]
SMU News Originally Posted: September 21, 2016 September 21, 2016 DALLAS (SMU) – Many SMU students come to the Hilltop for their education because they want to change the world. Some come because they already have. The latest class of 19 Dedman Scholars, who share a passion for academic excellence and extra-curricular achievement, includes a student who researched genetics and shadowed a breast cancer doctor, another who earned more than $1 million in scholarship offers from universities across the country, and one who founded a charitythat raised $20,000 to build an elementary school in the Dominican Republican. All of these achievements were accomplished by the scholars before any of them graduated from high school. “Dedman Scholars provide Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences with strong intellectual leadership,” says Dean Thomas [...]
Tower Center Blog Originally Posted: August 30, 2016 The Tower Center sat down with Tower Scholar Thomas Schmedding, class of 2017, to talk about his time studying abroad and interning in Kampala, Uganda. Describe your life in Uganda. Life in a developing country is both fascinating and physically/mentally demanding every day. My time in Uganda was full of unexpected opportunities and some of the most memorable experiences of my life. Throughout my four months in Uganda, I saw circumstances I couldn’t have possibly imagined: extreme poverty, inequitable government healthcare and education institutions, and broken social contracts, among others. Despite these challenges though, a sense of hope and optimism always filled the air. The Ugandans I ran into every day couldn’t have been more grateful for their [...]
Daily Campus Originally Posted: August 30, 2016 Stepping out of the cozy, warm environment of your comfort zone to go serve in a foreign country full of poverty and danger can be an overwhelming experience. But for some SMU students, the thrill is what keeps them going back every summer. Katherine Nelson, a senior biology major, is a member of the SMU Global Brigades club that works throughout the year to raise money for the stimulating summer trip. Every year volunteers travel to different settlements in the Panama area to help the less fortunate get the care they need. Katherine Nelson volunteering in Panama. Photo credit: Katherine Nelson Nelson said that some days more than 200 people would come in to be treated. She and 13 other [...]
Daily Campus Originally Posted: August 25, 2016 SMU’s Engaged Learning Fellowship (ELF) presented by the Engaged Learning Center announces its Sept. 15 deadline for fellowship applications. The Engaged Learning Fellowship, a student-driven program, is aimed at mentoring students so that they can create a project that both fulfills the students’ learning goals and impacts the greater community and world. The Engaged Learning Fellowship lasts until the semester of graduation and includes four phases: a proposal, the project, the presentation of the project and the final product. The ELF allows students to be involved in scholarly research, civic engineering, professional internships or other creative opportunities in its aim to link classroom experience with the greater world. ELF projects begin in a student’s sophomore or junior year [...]
SMU New Student Orientation Originally Posted: August 23, 2016 Jaden Amilibia, one of our Orientation Leaders from Flower Mound, Texas, is a sophomore pre-med biology major in the Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. Jaden is here to wish you a fantastic first week of school AND share with you a few things she learned during her first year in college! You WILL feel homesick, at one point or another. It’s a natural feeling. You convinced yourself that after you graduated high school, you would NEVER come back or miss home and that you couldn’t wait to leave the nest. But like all of us, one day you’ll be talking to your parents or even a best friend, and you’ll want that sense of comfort in [...]