Category Archives: For the Record

SMU hails outstanding achievement at 2013-14 Awards Extravaganza, Honors Convocation

SMU faculty, staff, administrators and students were recognized with teaching awards, service honors and the University’s highest commendation, the “M” Award, at the 2014 Awards Extravaganza Monday, April 21. > See images from Honors Convocation 2014 at SMU News On the same day, the University … Continue reading

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Junior Rahfin Faruk receives 2014 Truman Scholarship

SMU junior Rahfin Faruk has been named a 2014 Truman Scholar. The prestigious and highly competitive national scholarship recognizes college students who are “change agents,” with outstanding leadership potential and a commitment to public service careers. Faruk was one of 59 students, … Continue reading

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SMU Relay for Life 2014 exceeds fund-raising goal

SMU held its 11th annual Relay For Life Saturday, April 5 from noon-midnight. The theme of this year’s event, “Fight Back on the Boulevard,” played off the University’s renowned Boulevard parties before football games. The SMU RFL board wanted the … Continue reading

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Three SMU history scholars receive 2013-14 book prizes

Three SMU history scholars recently won prestigious awards for books honed during their time at the University. “These recognitions confirm that the Clements Department of History – through its graduate program and research institute ­– continues to lead the way in … Continue reading

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Law Professor Chris Jenks receives 2014-15 Fulbright Grant

Chris Jenks, an assistant professor in SMU’s Dedman School of Law, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholars Grant to spend six months in Australia researching how emerging technologies impact accountability in armed conflict. Jenks, who joined the Dedman Law faculty in 2012, … Continue reading

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SMU Relay For Life team wins top place for cancer fund-raising, event returns to campus April 5, 2014

SMU’s Relay For Life team won first place among the top 25 collegiate relay teams by raising more than $29,000 in pledges in a 72-hour fundraising event to benefit the American Cancer Society. Following up on the pledges, SMU will … Continue reading

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Division of Music Director Sam Holland named interim dean of Meadows School of the Arts

Sam Holland, professor and director in the Meadows School of the Arts’ Division of Music, has been named the School’s interim dean effective Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Meadows Dean José Antonio Bowen was named president of Goucher College in early March. … Continue reading

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Theatre Professor Blake Hackler receives Fulbright Scholars Grant

Blake Hackler, assistant professor of theatre in SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholars Grant to conduct teaching and research in Bulgaria. Hackler will be in residence at New Bulgarian University in Sofia from January … Continue reading

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SMU Dean José Bowen named president of Goucher College

José Antonio Bowen, dean of SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts for the past eight years, will become president of Goucher College in the Baltimore suburb of Towson, Maryland, on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Following a nationwide search, the trustees … Continue reading

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Seven SMU students to attend 2014 Clinton Global Initiative University annual meeting March 21-23

Seven SMU students will share their research, goals and commitment to global issues during the 7th annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) at Arizona State University in Phoenix March 21-23, 2014. Former President Bill Clinton and his daughter, Chelsea Clinton, vice chair of … Continue reading

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