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New SMU safety policy restricts items allowed into Ford Stadium

As faculty, staff members and students prepare for the 2015 Mustang football season, SMU is sharing information about a new safety policy that will restrict items that may be carried into Ford Stadium. The only bags permitted will be those made of clear plastic, vinyl or PVC … Continue reading

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SMU faculty to help lead immigration history conference at Dallas’ Old Red Museum Sept. 19, 2015

The challenging task of teaching a controversial subject to middle- and high-school students will be the focus of an upcoming immigration conference featuring several University faculty members. SMU and the Old Red Museum of Dallas County History & Culture are partnering with Humanities Texas … Continue reading

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Perkins dean search committee named; open faculty-staff forums scheduled for Sept. 14, 2015

SMU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs ad interim Harold W. Stanley has named the members of the search committee for the next dean of Perkins School of Theology. Dean William B. Lawrence has announced that he will retire from the position on May 16, 2016 and take … Continue reading

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2015 Common Reading author Emily St. John Mandel to speak at SMU Wednesday, Sept. 9

Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven, the 2015 SMU Common Reading selection, will present a free lecture at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, at McFarlin Auditorium. The entire community is invited to attend. Station Eleven is set 20 years … Continue reading

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SMU shares parking, relocation info for 2015 football home games

In anticipation of a capacity crowd for SMU Football’s home opener against Baylor, the University is asking students, faculty, and staff members to temporarily give up their parking spaces near Ford Stadium to accommodate visitors on game day and the evening before. Several … Continue reading

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SMU earns an “A” for financial health in 2015 Forbes ranking

SMU has received an “A” for financial stability in the latest Forbes ranking of America’s Top Colleges issued Wednesday, July 29, 2015. The magazine issued its 2015 Forbes Financial Grades to more than 900 institutions as a measure of their fiscal health. The analysis averages data … Continue reading

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Changes in SMU employee parking rates take effect for payroll-deduction plans beginning in August 2015

SMU faculty and staff members enrolled in the University’s Pre-tax Parking Deduction Plan will see an increase in their payroll deductions for parking after their permits are renewed in August 2015. Payroll deductions for employees paid biweekly will increase from $12 to … Continue reading

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SMU to join Park Cities Independence Day celebrations July 4, 2015

SMU will join in the Independence Day celebration and parade hosted by the Rotary Club of Park Cities Saturday, July 4, 2015. The parade begins at 9 a.m., ending at Goar Park in University Park. The SMU float will feature members of the Mustang Band, … Continue reading

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Wes Waggoner named interim SMU AVP for enrollment management effective July 1, 2015

SMU Dean of Undergraduate Admission Wes Waggoner has been named the University’s interim associate vice president for enrollment management in the Office of the Provost, effective July 1, 2015. “Wes has provided leadership in the SMU Admission Office during a … Continue reading

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Pres. Turner confirms SMU will opt out of Texas campus-carry law

As the state of Texas prepares to enact its “campus carry” law, SMU President R. Gerald Turner has confirmed that the University will remain a weapons-free campus by policy. Senate Bill 11 was signed by Governor Greg Abbott on Saturday, … Continue reading

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