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Tom Barry announces his retirement as SMU vice president for executive affairs

Thomas E. Barry, who has served as SMU’s vice president for executive affairs since 1995, has announced his retirement from that position effective Dec. 31, 2015. He also has been a member of the marketing faculty in SMU’s Cox School … Continue reading

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Guildhall administrator, Navy reservist Steven Cole celebrates Veterans Day after returning from deployment in Afghanistan

Navy veteran Steven Cole is back at SMU as both a staff member and a student after a one-year deployment with the NATO coalition in Afghanistan. A deputy director with the SMU Guildhall and an officer in the United States Navy Reserve, Capt. Cole returned to the … Continue reading

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Research: SMU study shows intensive (and immediate) intervention is crucial in helping struggling readers succeed

Instructors who give struggling readers intensive and immediate help will enjoy “significantly” improved learning outcomes over those who adhere to the traditional “fail first” model, according to a new study by SMU researchers. The study found that reading skills improve very little when … Continue reading

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OE2C: Faculty, staff suggestions for continuous improvement needed to sustain savings, efficiencies

SMU has begun the next phase in its Operational Excellence for the Second Century (OE2C) project. A new post on the OE2C website describes its mission: As it charts its own course for the future, SMU will continue to implement initiatives … Continue reading

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Maguire Center, Residence Life honor military vets with ‘Red, White and Blues’ Nov. 11, 2015

SMU honors military vets everywhere – especially those who are part of the University community – with music, food and festivities on Veterans Day 2015, Wednesday, Nov. 11. The Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility and Residence Life and Student … Continue reading

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Here’s what’s cooking: Order Thanksgiving baked goods from SMU Catering by Friday, Nov. 20, 2015

SMU Catering can help with your holiday feast, offering a selection of pies, cakes, cookies and breads at favorable prices to make your Thanksgiving easier to enjoy. Treats for 2015 include pumpkin, buttermilk and Jack Daniels pecan pies. Also available are Mexican chocolate cake, white chocolate … Continue reading

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SMU’s Tower Center hosts prominent experts to discuss ‘The Rise of ISIS’ at a public event Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015

ISIS conquered vast stretches of territory in Iraq and Syria during the past year. The Iraqi Army dissolved in its path, despite years of training and billions of dollars of U.S. aid, raising a series of questions: Why did ISIS succeed … Continue reading

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SMU Prof. George Holden to speak at congressional briefing on corporal punishment in public schools Nov. 18, 2015

SMU Professor and Psychology Department Chair George Holden will speak before a congressional briefing titled “Spare the Rod: Protect the Child” from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18 in Washington D.C. Holden, a leading expert on parenting, … Continue reading

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SMU JanTerm moves to main campus in 2016

SMU JanTerm is moving from SMU-in-Plano to the University’s main campus in January 2016 – a move designed to make it even more convenient for undergraduates to add three credit hours during Winter Break. The 2016 JanTerm is scheduled for Jan. 4-13, and enrollment … Continue reading

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Student Foundation hosts ‘Haunted on the Hilltop’ Family Weekend Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2015

SMU family members from across the country will join their students in celebrating 2015 Family Weekend Oct. 30-Nov. 1. The annual tradition is coordinated by the Student Foundation‘s Family Weekend Committee. For the third year, Student Foundation is partnering with Genesis Women’s Shelter, a Dallas organization … Continue reading

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