Congratulations Dedman College Graduates!

SMU’s 102nd annual Commencement Weekend, May 19 and 20, 2017

 Baccalaureate Service :  8:00 p.m. Friday, May 19th Commencement: 9:00 a.m. Saturday, May 20th Watch Online @ smu.edu/live MORE INFO: http://www.smu.edu/EnrollmentServices/Registrar/AcademicCeremonies/MayCommencement  Message from the President and Provost On behalf of the Southern Methodist University community, we invite you to attend SMU's 102nd annual Commencement Weekend, May 19 and 20, 2017. The activities that make up Commencement Weekend showcase some of the University's best traditions and are designed to recognize the pride we all feel in our students' accomplishments. The Baccalaureate Service on Friday evening enables graduating seniors and their guests to worship together. Later, as these seniors march through the Rotunda of Dallas Hall for the tradition known as Rotunda Recessional, they mark the end of their undergraduate years and the beginning of their lifelong association [...]

Dedman College graduate receives Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Awards

SMU News Originally Posted: May 8, 2017 *This is an excerpt of an SMU news press release. To read the full release click here. JENNIE LEE DALLAS (SMU) – SMU bachelor of music and world languages graduate Jennie Lee has accepted a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Award to spend 10 months teaching English in Germany. But she won’t be your typical English teacher. Building on the interests and activities she discovered at SMU before graduating in 2016, she’ll teach English through extra-curricular activities like after-school yoga classes and singing lessons. “I studied opera in college and got a degree in vocal performance and world languages,” says Lee, who came to SMU from a traditional conservatory prep school background and earned a place in Pi Kappa [...]

By | 2017-05-09T08:31:29+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, World Languages and Literatures|Comments Off on Dedman College graduate receives Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Awards

Dedman College Senior Olivia Nguyen Turned Her Parents’ Immigrant Challenges Into Passion For Helping First-Generation College Students

SMU News Originally Posted: May 4, 2017 As a child, Olivia Nguyen saw her immigrant Vietnamese parents struggle with adjusting to a country where they didn’t know the language or culture. Because both wanted higher education, they also had to deal with the unfamiliar vernacular and customs of college. Nguyen, a senior in SMU’s Dedman College majoring in biology and world languages (French and Chinese), has taken knowledge of her parents’ challenges to help others facing the same sorts of hardships — specifically, high school students who’ll be first-generation college students. She’s a student leader in SMU’s College Bound program, which prepares high schoolers for the admissions process and gives them tools for campus success. Nguyen’s parents escaped their home country in the 1970s during [...]

By | 2017-05-04T09:04:39+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Biology, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, World Languages and Literatures|Comments Off on Dedman College Senior Olivia Nguyen Turned Her Parents’ Immigrant Challenges Into Passion For Helping First-Generation College Students

Dedman College alumnus José Manuel Santoyo on DACA, how it impacts his life and what happens if it’s eliminated

D Magazine Originally Posted: March 21, 2017 This is an excerpt from a DMagazine article posted on March 21. You can read the full article here: https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2017/03/what-will-happen-to-dallas-dreamers-daca-trump-dream-act/ What Will Happen to North Texas’ Dreamers? Five undocumented Dallasites share how former President Obama's immigration order, DACA, impacted their lives, what's wrong with it, and what they'll do if it's eliminated. JOSÉ MANUEL SANTOYO, 25 Violence brought José Manuel Santoyo to the United States. His mother fled the state of Michoacán with Jose and his three siblings in 2001. This was about five years before Mexican President Felipe Calderon formally declared war on the cartels, sending nearly 7,000 soldiers to battle them in Santoyo’s home region. “People all around me were getting killed,” he says. “My mother didn’t want us to [...]

By | 2017-03-21T11:34:05+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Embrey Human Rights Events, Events, History, World Languages and Literatures|Comments Off on Dedman College alumnus José Manuel Santoyo on DACA, how it impacts his life and what happens if it’s eliminated

SMU Alumnus and Co-Owner of CommonWealth Coffee Announces Expansion Plans

Rivard Report Originally Posted: March 21, 2017 If the City of Love ever inspired a café for coffee lovers, this could be it. So when you can’t make it to Paris for your café au lait or pain au chocolat, CommonWealth Coffeehouse & Bakery has you covered, especially since owners José Ramon Campos and Jorge Herrero are about to expand the 2-year-old concept to seven more locations in San Antonio. One of the first spots will be at Hemisfair, as announced last fall at the one-year anniversary celebration of Yanaguana Garden, phase one of the Hemisfair Park Area Redevelopment Corporation’s plan for the former world’s fair site. Another will open July 1 at the Weston Centre at 112 E. Pecan St. The charming CommonWealth is an independent coffeehouse and bakery with [...]

By | 2017-03-21T09:25:49+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Economics, Political Science, World Languages and Literatures|Comments Off on SMU Alumnus and Co-Owner of CommonWealth Coffee Announces Expansion Plans

#MustangsGiveBack is TODAY! Support Dedman College!

What will you support at SMU? Make a gift on March 7, 2017, and be a part of Mustangs Give Back, our annual one-day giving challenge. Here are some of the Dedman College projects on the #MustangsGiveBack list: Bring International Film Festival to Campus: SMU's spring international film festival brings the best of foreign cinema to campus. Films from the Arab world, Africa, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Spain, and many other countries and regions are screened at no cost to students or the general public. This helps bring international cinema to a city, whose existing film venues and festivals tend to exclude such films. Dollar Goal:  $5,000 Integrating History and Technology through training on 3D scanner and printer: Students interact with 3D scanned models in real time, deepening their [...]

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