Category Archives: For the Record

Meadow’s 2016 Spring Dance Concert showcases another world premiere

The Meadows Dance Ensemble in SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts presents its 2016 Spring Dance Concert March 31-April 3 in the Bob Hope Theatre, Owen Arts Center. The ensemble will perform one world premiere and two enchanting ballets, creating an awe-inspiring evening for the … Continue reading

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Simmons Dean David Chard named president of Wheelock College

David J. Chard, the inaugural dean of SMU’s Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, will become president of Wheelock College in Boston, Massachusetts, on July 1, 2016. Following a nationwide search, Wheelock’s board of trustees announced today … Continue reading

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President Turner honored with 2016 Robert S. Folsom Leadership Award by Methodist Health System Foundation

SMU President R. Gerald Turner has won the 2016 Robert S. Folsom Leadership Award, an annual recognition offered by the Methodist Health System’s philanthropic arm. Turner is being honored for his work in launching a $1 billion gift campaign for … Continue reading

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SMU NCAR meets challenge grant, announces $1 million in gifts for arts research

SMU’s National Center for Arts Research (NCAR) announced that it has successfully met a $500,000 challenge grant from Dallas philanthropist and civic leader Donna Wilhelm, raising a total of $1 million in 2015 for research, programs and services. The purpose of … Continue reading

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SMU Guildhall rises to #2 in The Princeton Review’s 2016 graduate game-design program rankings

The SMU Guildhall has risen to the second spot among the world’s top graduate game-design programs in The Princeton Review’s seventh annual report, published Tuesday, March 15, 2016. UCF’s Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy ranked #1 on the graduate school list in the Review’s 2016 report. At #2, the Guildhall ranks … Continue reading

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Guildhall administrator Steven Cole celebrates Navy Reserve retirement ceremony on main campus

SMU administrator Steven Cole will retire from U.S. Navy Reserve service in an on-campus ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 29, 2016 in Crum Auditorium, Collins Executive Education Center. The entire SMU community is invited to the ceremony. A deputy director with the SMU Guildhall, Capt. Cole returned to … Continue reading

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Meadows Theatre showcases Brecht’s St. Joan of the Stockyards Feb. 24-28, 2016

This article was originally published Feb. 17, 2016. For its first play of 2016, Meadows Theatre will perform Bertolt Brecht’s St. Joan of the Stockyards. The play will run from Feb. 24-28 in the Margo Jones Theatre, Owen Arts Center. Tickets are $7 … Continue reading

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Meadows Community Series presents J.S. Bach’s monumental St. Matthew Passion Sunday, March 6, 2016

The Meadows Chorale of SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts is partnering with Conservatory Orchestra of the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) to present J.S. Bach’s monumental work St. Matthew Passion. The performance is part of the Meadows Community Series, a series established to bring Meadows performances to the … Continue reading

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Tune In: SMU students take on CNN

Rita Kirk, SMU communications professor and director of the Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility, recently took three students to New Hampshire to visit presidential headquarters and organize focus groups for CNN during the Iowa Caucus. As a CNN … Continue reading

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Willard Spiegelman poem featured in new collection inspired by Thomas Jefferson

SMU’s campus centerpiece, Dallas Hall, has inspired a poem published alongside the works of Pulitzer Prize winners in the poetry anthology Monticello in Mind: Fifty Contemporary Poets on Jefferson (University of Virginia Press). That’s Jefferson as in Thomas Jefferson, third … Continue reading

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