Category Archives: Calendar Highlights

Students show their work during Family Weekend at 2015 Engaged Learning Symposium, Oct. 30

Thirty students in research, service, creative and internship programs from across campus will talk about their work during Family Weekend at SMU’s Fall 2015 Engaged Learning Symposium. The event takes place 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30 in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Forum. > Find a complete … Continue reading

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Calendar Highlights: Mustang Must-do’s for Oct. 16, 2015

TEDxSMU takes on the Unexpected:  Saturday, Oct. 17 is the 7th annual TEDxSMU conference that challenges assumptions and expectations through compelling stories and performances that communicate “ideas worth spreading.” The all-day event is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Dallas City … Continue reading

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Center for Presidential History hosts Nixon biographer Evan Thomas Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 at SMU

One of the chief architects of the “Southern strategy,” whose name became synonymous with political dirty tricks, was also the man who worked to desegregate schools, create the Environmental Protection Agency and end the draft. The complicated and often contradictory character and legacy … Continue reading

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Your health and benefits take the spotlight at the 2015 HR Fair, Wednesday, Oct. 14

Learn more about your SMU benefits, healthcare and retirement options at the University’s 2015 Human Resources Fair Wednesday, Oct. 14. Representatives for SMU’s 2016 health and savings plans will be on site from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center lower level. This year’s HR Fair … Continue reading

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SMU dance students and Dallas Chamber Symphony perform live to silent classic Metropolis at Dallas VideoFest Oct. 13, 2015

Fourteen SMU dancers, all first-year students, will perform with the Dallas Chamber Symphony during a very special presentation of director Fritz Lang’s 1927 dystopian masterpiece, Metropolis. During a screening of the 82-minute silent film classic, the students will provide an interactive dance performance choreographed by Associate Professor … Continue reading

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Premiums and plan options remain stable as SMU prepares for 2016 Open Enrollment, Oct. 12-31, 2015

Premiums for medical, dental and vision coverage will remain unchanged as SMU kicks off its 2016 Open Enrollment period. University faculty and staff members will be able to make benefits changes for 2016 from Monday, Oct. 12 to Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015. The open enrollment period is … Continue reading

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2015 Kimbilio Litfest will introduce African-American fiction writers’ organization to SMU Thursday, Oct. 15

Literature fans and aspiring authors in SMU’s Dallas neighborhood have an opportunity to get acquainted with an African-American fiction writer’s group, founded by a University faculty member, that hosts an annual retreat at SMU-in-Taos. The inaugural Kimbilio Litfest tour stops on the main campus … Continue reading

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2015 SMU Stanton Sharp Lecture explores Texas’ hidden Civil War history, Wednesday, Oct. 14

When Texans study the history of the Civil War in grade school, they learn it ended when General Lee surrendered to General Grant at Appomattox on April 8, 1865, and that Texas played a relatively small role in the conflict. … Continue reading

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Calendar Highlights: Mustang Must-do’s for Oct. 2, 2015

The Train to Crystal City: FDR’s Secret Prisoner Exchange Program: Jan Jarboe Russell will recount the dramatic and never-before-told story of a secret FDR-approved American internment camp in Texas during World War II, where thousands of families — many of … Continue reading

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SMUSA sends out call for talent for 2015 Staff Variety Show

The SMU Staff Association is looking for a few good acts (and artists, and photographers, and other talented hobbyists) for the 16th annual SMUSA Staff Variety Show. This year’s program and luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 21 in the Hughes-Trigg Student … Continue reading

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