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New Visions, New Voices 2016 showcases student work, alumni involvement March 30-April 3

Now in its 22nd season, the New Visions, New Voices play writing festival brings the raw stories, language and characters of graduating SMU Meadows theatre students to the stage. The full-length plays written by students are presented as staged readings, … 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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Escher String Quartet showcases work of student Michael van der Sloot

The internationally acclaimed Escher String Quartet is set to perform two free concerts, open to the public, at SMU. This will be the second program of their 2015-2016 Meadows residency. This group has previously performed at New York’s Lincoln Center, London’s … 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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Spring forward Sunday, March 13 as 2016 Daylight Saving Time begins

Longer days ahead: U.S. Daylight Saving Time for 2016 begins this Sunday, March 13, at 2 a.m. Don’t forget to set your clocks forward one hour, and check your computer to be sure it’s displaying the correct time. > Computer behind the … Continue reading

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Another generation of SMU Civil Rights Pilgrims set out on March 4, 2016

This years travelers with the SMU Civil Rights Pilgrimage will experience a different kind of spring break. They’ll join 50 others on an eight-day bus journey (March 4-12) to experience the history of the civil rights movement firsthand. I will … Continue reading

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Carol Moseley Braun, first woman African-American U.S. senator, speaks at SMU’s 51st Women’s Symposium March 2, 2016

Carol Moseley Braun, the first female African-American U.S. Senator, will give the Emmie V. Baine Lecture during the noon luncheon at SMU’s 51st annual Women’s Symposium Wednesday, March 2, 2016. This year’s theme, “Breaking Through,” focuses on women smashing stereotypes, conquering industry … 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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