Category Archives: Calendar Highlights

SMU celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month 2014

From mid-September through mid-October, SMU joins the nation in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by recognizing the contributions, culture and heritage of Hispanic Americans. Hispanic Heritage Month was first approved in 1968 by President Lyndon B. Johnson as a 7-day observation. In … Continue reading

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Calendar Highlights: Sept. 17, 2014

Ronald Reagan and the Struggle Over Apartheid: As part of the Presidential Forum lecture series, the SMU Center for Presidential History presents “Ronald Reagan and the Struggle Over Apartheid.” Co-sponsored by the Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute’s Seminar “Global Africa: Between Intervention and … Continue reading

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SMU celebrates 2014 Constitution Day Wednesday, Sept. 17

SMU celebrates good citizenship with food, fun and prizes at the 2014 Constitution Day observance 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Commons. The event is cosponsored by the Office of the Provost, Central University Libraries, Hughes-Trigg Student Center and the Office of Student Affairs. … Continue reading

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Award-winning author NoViolet Bulaweyo ’07 returns to SMU for 2014 Common Reading discussion Monday, Sept. 15

Acclaimed author NoViolet Bulawayo ’07 returns to the Hilltop to discuss We Need New Names – her award-winning first novel and the University’s 2014 Common Reading – with the Dallas community. Her talk will begin at 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, … Continue reading

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Sports: Highlights, Sept. 12, 2014

Men’s Football: Citing personal issues, June Jones resigned as head coach of the SMU football program effective Monday, Sept. 8. Associate head coach and defensive coordinator Tom Mason will serve as head coach for the remainder of the season. SMU has … Continue reading

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SMU DCII asks ‘What is happiness?’ in 2014 IMPACT Symposia

SMU’s Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute kicks off its 2014-15 programming with a long look at the science of happiness. The two-month series on “Happiness: What Makes You Smile?” begins Thursday, Sept. 11 with Professor Dan Haybron of Saint Louis University speaking on “The Happiness that … Continue reading

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SMU’s Center for Presidential History presents ‘Ronald Reagan and the Struggle Over Apartheid’ Sept. 17, 2014

In 1986, anti-apartheid leader Archbishop Desmond Tutu announced that Ronald Reagan would be “judged harshly by history” for vetoing economic sanctions against the apartheid regime in South Africa. Despite significant pressure from American citizens to act strongly against the racist … Continue reading

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Calendar Highlights: Sept. 10, 2014

Pike Park Exhibit Opening: With help from members of the Meadows School of the Arts, three local organizations are presenting “Uptown’s Pike Park: Little Jerusalem to Little Mexico, 100 Years of Settlement,” an exhibit that traces the roots of Jewish and Mexican immigrants … Continue reading

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SMU community joins the 2014 Dallas Heart Walk Sept. 13

SMU students, faculty, staff members and alumni are pounding the pavement of downtown Dallas to raise awareness about heart health and wellness. Teams of walkers representing several areas of the University community will take part in the 20th annual Heart Walk Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. The … Continue reading

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SMU Basketball Coaching Clinic scheduled for Sept. 7, 2014

SMU basketball coach Larry Brown will host a coaching clinic at Moody Coliseum on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. In addition to Brown, the SMU Basketball Coaching Clinic will feature head coaches Bill Self of Kansas, Shaka Smart of Virginia Commonwealth University, Wes Miller … Continue reading

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