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All-University Holiday Party takes place Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015

Save the date: President and Mrs. R. Gerald Turner host their annual All-University Holiday Party from 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, in the Martha Proctor Mack Ballroom, Umphrey Lee Center. The SMU community will gather after finals (and before December Commencement) … Continue reading

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Harold Stanley named SMU vice president for executive affairs

Academic leader and political science scholar Harold W. Stanley has been named SMU’s vice president for executive affairs, effective Feb. 1, 2016. Stanley has been serving as vice president for academic affairs and provost ad interim since June. Dr. Stanley previously … Continue reading

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Pamela D. Anthony named SMU vice president for student affairs

Pamela D. Anthony, dean of students at Iowa State University, has been named SMU’s vice president for student affairs effective February 1, 2016. “As SMU’s new vice president for student affairs, Pamela Anthony brings varied experience in all aspects of … Continue reading

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Steven C. Currall named SMU provost and vice president for academic affairs

Steven C. Currall, whose record of academic leadership includes achievements at Rice University, University College London and the University of California-Davis, has been named vice president for academic affairs and provost at SMU, effective Jan. 1, 2016. Currall, a psychological … Continue reading

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A message from President Turner regarding campus carry

SMU President R. Gerald Turner released the following statement to the campus community on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015: As many of you know, Texas lawmakers passed Senate Bill 11 in the last legislative session, and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed … Continue reading

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Tom Barry announces his retirement as SMU vice president for executive affairs

Thomas E. Barry, who has served as SMU’s vice president for executive affairs since 1995, has announced his retirement from that position effective Dec. 31, 2015. He also has been a member of the marketing faculty in SMU’s Cox School … Continue reading

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Highland Park UMC establishes Umphrey Lee Professorship in Methodist History to honor SMU’s centennial

One of SMU’s oldest neighbors has given the University a lasting 100th birthday present. A $1.5 million gift from Highland Park United Methodist Church (HPUMC) will endow the Umphrey Lee Professorship in Methodist History, as well as support the HPUMC Future Church … Continue reading

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Centennial gift from Sarah and Ross Perot Jr. endows Dedman Law scholarships in honor of Thomas W. Luce III ’62, ’66

A new Centennial gift from Sarah Fullinwider Perot ’83 and Ross Perot, Jr., will fund new scholarships in SMU’s Dedman School of Law in honor of one of its most distinguished graduates. Their $1.75 million gift creates the Thomas W. Luce … Continue reading

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SMU reaches $1 billion Second Century Campaign goal; announcement made during Centennial Convocation

SMU President R. Gerald Turner has announced that SMU Unbridled: The Second Century Campaign has reached its $1 billion goal ahead of schedule. He delivered the news on Thursday, Sept. 24, at the University’s Centennial Convocation in McFarlin Auditorium. > Read the full text of … 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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