Dedman College Student Has Heart for Kids Battling Heart Defects

NBC 5 Originally Posted: November 25, 2017 Jeffrey Kelley is a healthy SMU English and sociology major. He plays symbols in the SMU Mustang band. But, he was born with a congenital heart defect and had his first surgery at six weeks old. He was homeschooled and had limited physical activity until he had another surgery at age 16. Jeffrey’s dad sent three e-mails to friends suggesting they send cards to his son after his surgery. To Jeffrey’s surprise, and embarrassment, he received more than 1,000 cards. Jeffrey is a person who would much rather be the card-sender than the card-receiver, so he turned this avalanche of support into a foundation to help other kids with congenital heart defects, Jeffrey has Heart.  In just two [...]

By | 2017-11-27T11:45:18+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, English, Sociology, Sociology (Student), Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Dedman College Student Has Heart for Kids Battling Heart Defects

Our Writers Choose the BEST Courses at SMU

Her Campus Originally Posted:November 6, 2017 Signing up for classes is a fun but stressful time. You have an idea of the classes you want to take, and you might be overwhelmed by the amount of pillars you still have to satisfy, all while hoping the classes you want have not filled up by the time you sign up. Even if you do not get every class you hoped for this semester, make sure to fill your shopping cart with some of our writer's favorite classes, or use these classes to fill in your schedule when you don't know what to take next. PHIL 1317- Business Ethics Professor: Egerstrom "I'm in this class right now and I really like it because of how the class is [...]

By | 2017-11-17T07:56:04+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, English, Philosophy, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Our Writers Choose the BEST Courses at SMU

Tune in: Nov. 10 at 7pm, SMU English Prof. Greg Brownderville featured on Arts and Letters Radio

Arts and Letters Radio Originally Posted: November 10, 2017 The Dark Lyricism of Arkansas poet Greg Brownderville  Listen to the program On this episode of Arts & Letters, we talk with poet Greg Alan Brownderville, who discusses his latest collection, A Horse With Holes in It, published by LSU Press. This collection is interwoven with humor, compelling imagery and dark lyricism. "I wrote it in a blur, in a psychic state resembling trance, which is appropriate, given that spirit possession is at the heart of the collection. I accepted that it would fail or succeed on its own terms, as a ragged, jagged thing, not as a precious gemstone. If something felt right, even though I couldn’t explain why, I went with it. It is hard for me to remember anything about [...]

By | 2017-11-10T10:35:25+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, English, Faculty News|Comments Off on Tune in: Nov. 10 at 7pm, SMU English Prof. Greg Brownderville featured on Arts and Letters Radio

Kimbilio Welcomes Jesmyn Ward to Dallas September 14

BARNES & NOBLE BOOKFAIR! The Jesmyn Ward reading is an official Barnes & Noble Bookfair event. Kimbilio/SMU English receives a percentage of all purchases made on our behalf during this special promotion. To ensure Kimbilio gets credit for your purchase, click on the vouchers (below), print them, and use them at B&N any time between September 5th and 14th. Coupons are also available in the English Department office in Room 5, Dallas Hall. LEARN MORE Can’t make it to the reading: From 09/5/17 to 09/14/17  visit BN.COM/bookfairs and support Kimbilio online by entering bookfair ID 12202354 at checkout. Here are the dates you can help us raise money. 9/5 – 9/14 at the Dallas Northwest Highway Store: Mention you are supporting Kimbilio and a portion of the sales of all books, CDs, DVDs and [...]

By | 2017-09-05T20:00:57+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, English, Events|Comments Off on Kimbilio Welcomes Jesmyn Ward to Dallas September 14

Meet Hope Hicks, Dedman College alumna, now one of Trump’s youngest advisers

Business Insider Originally Posted: July 6, 2017 Hope Hicks, 28, was born in Greenwich, a town of 60,000 on the southwest tip of Connecticut that's a favorite spot for hedge fund headquarters. She was a model, actress, and lacrosse player as a child, before getting her English degree at Southern Methodist University. Hicks didn't intend on playing such a large role in a presidential campaign, instead falling into the gig through a job at the Trump Organization. But she now finds herself as one of President Donald Trump's youngest advisers, serving as assistant to the president and director of strategic communications in the White House. Hicks has been with Trump — to use his words — "from the beginning." She stuck on his campaign through [...]

By | 2017-07-07T08:05:12+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, English|Comments Off on Meet Hope Hicks, Dedman College alumna, now one of Trump’s youngest advisers

Professor Herma Hill Kay, an SMU english major and pioneer in legal teaching

Wall Street Journal Originally Posted: June 23, 2017 Professor Herma Hill Kay was an SMU english major and a pioneer in legal teaching. She became the first woman to lead an elite law school, serving as the dean of UC Berkeley School of Law from 1992 to 2000. Ms. Kay was particularly focused on making marriage and divorce safer for women. Her expertise helped influenced a wide range of legislation. MORE As a sixth-grader in South Carolina in the 1940s, Herma Hill Kay won a classroom debate in which she was the only student willing to argue that the South shouldn’t have won the Civil War. Her civics teacher told her afterward, “If you were my daughter, I’d send you to law school.” Ms. Kay’s [...]

By | 2017-06-28T09:17:28+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, English|Comments Off on Professor Herma Hill Kay, an SMU english major and pioneer in legal teaching
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