Tune In: The SMU year in review, 2010-11

Eva Parks

Tune In: The SMU year in review, 2010-11

SMU’s 2010-11 centennial year featured epic moments from beginning to end, from groundbreaking for the Bush Presidential Library to fireworks at the inaugural Founders’ Day celebration.

Eva Parks of SMU News has packed the excitement into a video year in review – from the Class of 2014’s Move-in Day in August to 2011 Commencement in May. Click the YouTube screen to start viewing, or watch the HD SMU Year in Review in a new window. video

June 1, 2011|Tune In|

Tune In: Dallas Hall light show celebrates SMU centennial

SMU’s landmark building was a key player in the University’s inaugural Founders’ Day Weekend celebrations in April 2011. For 10 evenings, representing SMU’s 10 decades, Dallas Hall was illuminated in honor of the citizens of Dallas who generously provided the funds for the University’s first building.

Celebrate the kickoff of the SMU centennial all over again with this video of the Lighting of the Dome from Eva Parks of SMU News. Click the YouTube screen to continue, or visit this link to open the high-def Dallas Hall dome lighting video in a new window. video

May 11, 2011|Tune In|

Tune In: Getting connected with ‘Unbridled Learning’

SMU is answering students’ calls for learning opportunities outside the classroom with a new program that will provide both structure and funding for their endeavors.

The University’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) – “Unbridled Learning: Engaged Learning Beyond the Classroom” – will allow all SMU undergraduate students to participate in at least one extensive experiential learning activity prior to graduation. The program will allow undergraduates to build on their formal education through participation in structured experiential learning beyond the classroom.

Click the YouTube screen to learn more, or watch the Unbridled Learning video in a new window. video

> Visit SMU’s Unbridled Learning homepage

March 22, 2011|Tune In|

For the Record: March 3, 2011

Anna Membrino's winning paintingAnna Membrino, a first-year M.F.A. student in Meadows School of the Arts, has been named one of three national winners of the 2010 Canvas Artist Series Contest sponsored by Hyatt Hotels & Resorts and Folio Fine Wine Partners. She won for her design of the merlot label (pictured right) for the Canvas wine brand. The three contest winners were selected by public online voting and a panel of judges comprised of Folio and Hyatt executives, as well as other wine industry professionals. In addition to having their artwork displayed on the Canvas bottle, the winners each receive a $5,000 scholarship from Hyatt. Read more from SMU News.

Carla Mendiola, a Ph.D. candidate in history in Dedman College, has been selected for a Government of Canada Doctoral Student Research Award, which “promotes research that contributes to a better knowledge and understanding of Canada, its relationship with the United States, and its international affairs.” The grant will allow her to conduct dissertation research in Canada.

The SMU Office of Public Affairs won five awards in the 2011 Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District IV competition. The Content Group received two prizes in the Blog category: a Gold Award for SMU Adventures and a Silver Award for the SMU Forum. The SMU Research news site received a Silver Award in the World Wide Web Sub Site or Section category. Kim Cobb received a Silver Award in the Medical/Scientific News Writing category for “SMU-led Research Center Aims to Connect Brain Signals to Robotic Limbs,” and Eva Parks received a Bronze Award in the Film or Video-Feature category for “The World’s Oldest Christmas Card.” The winners were announced Feb. 22 at the CASE Fusion annual conference in New Orleans.

March 3, 2011|For the Record|

Tune In: Discovering the lost Sistine Chapel manuscripts

The only remaining codices from the Sacristy of the Sistine Chapel are making their first and only U.S. appearance at SMU’s Meadows Museum. The Lost Manuscripts from the Sistine Chapel: An Epic Journey from Rome to Toledo will be on exhibit through April 23, 2011.

Featuring 40 codices that range in date from the 11th to the 18th century, the collection represents some of the finest illuminations ever discovered, and follows the trajectory of an exciting and significant time at the Vatican and Sistine Chapel. Learn more through this SMU News video by Eva Parks, featuring Meadows Museum Director Mark Roglán.

Click the YouTube screen to start the presentation, or visit this link to watch the Sistine Chapel manuscripts video in a new window. video

February 16, 2011|Tune In|
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