Category Archives: News

Save the date: Celebration of Lights on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014

SMU kicks off the 2014 holiday season with the post-Thanksgiving observance of one of the University’s most beloved annual traditions. Celebration of Lights 2014 is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 1, on the Main Quad. The celebration features than 100,000 decorative lights, luminarias lining the sidewalks, musicians … Continue reading

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SMU announces two new gifts for endowed faculty positions

Two new gifts to SMU totaling $3.5 million will create two new endowed faculty positions in two schools. A gift of $2.5 million, made through the Texas Methodist Foundation, will establish the Susanna Wesley Centennial Chair in Practical Theology in Perkins School … Continue reading

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OE2C: Travel Initiative seeks faculty-staff input on travel management companies

As part of Project SMU: Organizational Excellence for the 2nd Century, the Travel initiative is examining savings and efficiency measures in the travel booking process. The University’s new travel software solution, Concur, requires integration with a travel management company (TMC). According to the OE2C … Continue reading

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Calendar Highlights: Nov. 19, 2014

Tower Center Forum Event: As part of the Tower Center Forum, SMU Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences presents Ambassadors Unplugged: Antonio Garza and Mark Langdale. Moderated by Tower Center Senior Fellow Lee Cullum, the forum discussion will take place Wednesday, Nov. … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving treats from SMU Catering: Order by Nov. 21, 2014

Too rushed for holiday baking? SMU Catering has a selection of pies, cakes, cookies and breads to make your Thanksgiving feast easier to prepare. Treats for 2014 include pumpkin, pecan and buttermilk pies. Also available are Mexican chocolate cake, white chocolate pumpkin cheesecake, … Continue reading

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How to help students with stress during 2014 holidays, exams

As SMU enters both the holiday and exam seasons, SMU Provost Paul Ludden is asking that all University community members watch for signs of stress in themselves and in students. Ludden asked that each faculty and staff member “be aware of signs of stress … Continue reading

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OE2C: Procurement Initiative begins cost-saving work

Project SMU: Operational Excellence for the Second Century (OE2C) has assembled a Procurement Initiative team tasked with saving the University millions of dollars each year. The team, chaired by Cox Dean Al Niemi and Vice President of Student Affairs Lori White, began work on Nov. 6, … Continue reading

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SMU ISSS hosts International Education Week Nov. 18-20, 2014

Promoting cross-cultural understanding and furthering international education, SMU International Student and Scholar Services hosts International Education Week, Nov. 18-20. International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.  For SMU students, faculty and staff, the … Continue reading

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Tune In: SMU takes the ‘It’s On Us’ pledge

The SMU community shows its support for It’s On Us, a nationwide campaign to end sexual assault and violence, in the latest video from Myles Taylor of SMU News. Learn more from President R. Gerald Turner, basketball coaches Larry Brown and … Continue reading

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Online training for SMU faculty and staff on recognizing, reporting and preventing discrimination, sexual violence

SMU has arranged for all faculty and staff members to participate in two online tutorials on recognizing and reporting discrimination and sexual violence. The two self-paced courses, offered through training vendor LawRoom, take about one hour to complete. All faculty and staff members will receive an e-mail from … Continue reading

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