HillTopics Originally Posted: February 21, 2018 I’m a Junior in Dedman College, so people are already asking me those pesky, stereotypical end-of-college questions like “Where do you see yourself in ten years?” and “What are you going to do with an English degree?” and, essentially, “How are you going to get a job and support yourself and not be homeless and starving in 3 months?” Often, if my questioner is older I get, “Aren’t you afraid the robots are going to take all the jobs?” I’ve started responding “God, I hope so.” I should explain: I truly love my work. Law is a beautiful thing to me, and I would be perfectly happy to work in it until the day I die. Additionally, my wish [...]
Calling all SMU Science faculty, staff and graduate students! Do you remember competing in Science Fair when you were at school? Now is your chance to sign up to judge at the 2018 Beal Bank Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair, Saturday February 24, 2018 at Fair Park in Dallas. SMU is organizing this event for middle and high school students in Collin, Dallas, Ellis, Fannin, Grayson, Hunt, Kaufman, and Rockwall counties. The eligibility requirements for judging are a Bachelor’s degree or beyond in the category you judge. Family members, teachers and mentors of participating students are not eligible to judge. Sign up to judge at www.drsef.org. Questions? Email DRSEFJudge@smu.edu.
FOX 4 Originally Posted: Feb. 15, 2018 The Lewisville ISD superintendent got a slap on the hand this week from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton for his message to teachers urging them to show up and vote. The district says it was just a "get out the vote" campaign, but Paxton calls it "unlawful electioneering." Lewisville Schools superintendent Kevin Rogers, in a video posted to the district's website, encouraged teachers to vote in the March primary. “It is time to send a clear message to those who oppose public schools, to those who want to take away the core of our communities, who want to divert precious funds from public schools and give it to for profit organizations,” Rogers said in the video. The [...]
Meadows News Originally Posted: Feb. 6, 2018 Congrats to the SMU debate team and specifically to Dedman College team members: Maggie Cook-Allen (B.A. Political Science, B.A. Philosophy ’21), Mark “Chip” Myers (B.A. History ’21), and Darcy Wyatt (B.S. Biochemistry ’21). Below is an excerpt from Meadows School of the Arts news: The team may have been small, but their awards were many. Over the February 3-4 weekend, four members of the SMU Debate team traveled to Bryan, Texas, for the Texas Intercollegiate Forensics Association (TIFA) state championships at Blinn College. Competing against 13 other Texas universities and colleges, they took home top speaker, top scoring school, top novice debater and more in the International Public Debate Association (IPDA) division. The accolades continue a long winning streak for [...]
CBS11 Originally Posted: February 1, 2018 Associate Political Science Professor Matthew Wilson talks about the current polls on President Trump and his pluses and minuses. WATCH
The 3rd annual Dedman College/DCII Book Fest, a celebration of all the books published by SMU faculty members in 2017, will be held on May 8. An invitation with an RSVP will be sent at a later date. If you are an author of a book published in 2017, please send the title and the publisher to firstname.lastname@example.org. Link for more information: https://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Programs/Godbey
Join Dedman's “I ❤️ SMU” Challenge with a gift of any size today. Your donation will fuel important initiatives this spring and help SMU reach its goal of 1,000 alumni donors by February 13. The SMU Fund for Dedman College is important because it provides a strong foundation for discovery, research and achievement. Please watch the video below to learn about our priorities, and how your gifts make a real impact. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xw--9_cNJk0&feature=youtu.be Your gift to Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences enables us to continue important research and provide scholarships and fellowships to students. In essence, your support helps Dedman College shape world changers every day. Please make your gift to Dedman today.
CBS11 Originally Posted: January 23, 2018 President Trump marked his first anniversary in office over the weekend, and as he begins his second year in office, there’s a lot more at stake because of the all-important mid-term elections this fall. The Real Clear Politics average of polls this month shows the president has a 40 percent approval rating, 56 percent disapprove. SMU Political Science Professor Matthew Wilson says while many people are pleased with the economy, many are also put off by the president’s style. “They think he’s unduly combative. They think he picks fights. They think he spends way too much time on twitter. At the same time, substantively, Americans are fairly happy now with a lot of things, The economy is going exceptionally [...]
FOX 4 Originally Posted: January 23, 2018 Professor Jeffrey Engel, director of SMU’s Center for Presidential History, discusses the current temporary end of the federal government shutdown and President Trump’s tactics in helping bring that about by Congress. WATCH