Category Archives: News

Tune In: ‘Mustang Minute’ captures magic moments at SMU

A new series by SMU Video Communications Manager Myles Taylor captures the excitement of the academic year in 60 seconds or less. The Mustang Minute will explore every corner of the campus to offer Taylor’s unique view of University events, … Continue reading

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Anthony Herrera named executive director of Cox School’s Latino Leadership Initiative

SMU Cox Executive Education has announced the selection of Anthony Herrera as executive director for its Latino Leadership Initiative (LLI). Herrera will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for the SMU Cox Latino Leadership Initiative, which works with the university and the … Continue reading

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OE2C project aims to streamline contract administration process

SMU’s OE2C project has identified its next initiative: to update and streamline the University’s contracting processes. To meet this goal, an SMU team “will seek to update risk policies to streamline the contracting process and to create a prioritization system … Continue reading

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A health and safety message from President Turner

SMU President R. Gerald Turner sent the following message to students, faculty and staff on August 25, 2014: Dear Students, Faculty and Staff, Welcome to the start of what promises to be a memorable Centennial year on the Hilltop. I … Continue reading

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SMU OE2C announces first initiative: travel and entertainment policy and tools

A 10-member SMU team representing various campus constituents has scheduled a demonstration of new tools to improve the way the University plans for and reimburses travel and entertainment expenses. The vendors will visit campus to present their capabilities on Thursday and Friday, Sept. … Continue reading

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Simmons School’s Michael Harris named director of SMU’s Center for Teaching Excellence

Michael Harris, associate professor in the Department of Education Policy and Leadership of SMU’s Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, has been named director of the University’s Center for Teaching Excellence. He began his new duties on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. … Continue reading

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Save the date: SMU’s Fall 2014 General Faculty Meeting will take place Wednesday, Aug. 27

SMU President R. Gerald Turner will address the University faculty at the Fall General Faculty Meeting Wednesday, Aug. 27 in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center. The meeting will begin at 3:45 p.m. in the Hughes-Trigg Theater, following a reception beginning at 3 p.m. in the Theater foyer. … Continue reading

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SMU’s 2014 Engaged Learning Expo connects students with opportunities on Wednesday, Aug. 27

Community agencies and campus organizations are looking for highly motivated SMU students who want to learn outside the classroom, tackle real world issues and explore potential careers. They’ll have an ideal opportunity to get to know each other at the 2014 Engaged Learning Expo. This … Continue reading

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SMU revises University Policy Manual regarding sick leave, bereavement; changes are the first wave of a comprehensive update

SMU’s Department of Human Resources is undertaking an overall review of its policies in Chapter 9 of the University Policy Manual. The first major changes will allow newer employees to make immediate use of accrued sick leave and create a formal procedure for … Continue reading

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SMU recognized by U.S. Department of Homeland Security for antiterrorism preparedness, effectiveness under the SAFETY Act

The SMU Police Department & Emergency Management Program has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for antiterrorism preparedness and effectiveness. In the process, SMU has become the first university in the United States to receive the SAFETY Act … Continue reading

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