Tag Archives: Paul Ludden

Christensen to serve as interim Engineering Dean as of July 1, 2012

Marc Christensen has agreed to serve as dean ad interim of SMU’s Lyle School of Engineering effective July 1, 2012. He will serve an initial appointment that ends in August 2013. Christensen is the school’s Bobby B. Lyle Professor in … Continue reading

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Jeffrey Engel named SMU’s Director of Presidential History Projects

Jeffrey A. Engel, an award-winning American history scholar, has been selected as SMU’s new director of Presidential History Projects and associate professor of presidential studies in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. Engel will join SMU on July 1, 2012, … Continue reading

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Dean Geoff Orsak named president of the University of Tulsa

Geoffrey Orsak, dean of SMU’s Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering for the past 8 years, will become president of the University of Tulsa on July 1, 2012. The University of Tulsa Board of Trustees announced that Orsak will be their university’s … Continue reading

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SACS reaffirms SMU’s accreditation at 2011 meeting

SMU received full reaffirmation of its accreditation at the annual meeting of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Dec. 5, 2011, in Orlando. Provost Paul Ludden made the announcement to faculty and staff members in an e-mail message dated … Continue reading

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Dedman Law’s Beth Thornburg named next CTE director

Elizabeth Thornburg, professor in SMU’s Dedman School of Law, will serve as director of the University’s Center for Teaching Excellence effective June 1, 2012. During Spring Term 2012, she will begin work with current CTE Director Ron Wetherington to become familiar … Continue reading

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How the SMU community can cope and help with holiday stress

The holiday season traditionally brings warm memories, shared friendship and a significant amount of stress for members of a university community. The pressures of exams, travel plans and preparations for family gatherings can overwhelm faculty, staff and students alike – especially … Continue reading

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SMU names Wes K. Waggoner Dean of Undergraduate Admission

Wes K. Waggoner, whose university admissions experience spans 20 years, is SMU’s new dean of undergraduate admission and executive director of enrollment services. Waggoner will begin his duties at SMU Oct. 17, 2011. He was chosen after a national search. … Continue reading

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SMU raises safety awareness during 2011 National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month, and SMU is planning several events to raise awareness of proper emergency procedures. The University will focus on three major preparedness themes throughout the month: Lockdown Awareness Week, Sept. 6-9 Shelter Awareness Week, Sept. 12-16 … Continue reading

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2011 Fall General Faculty Meeting scheduled for Aug. 24

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Linda Eads becomes SMU Associate Provost July 1, 2011

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