Tag Archives: R. Gerald Turner

SMU, partners announce plans for golf facility in Southern Dallas

Calling it  “a game-changing investment for the GrowSouth initiative generating enormous economic impact,” Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings has announced plans for a public private effort between the City of Dallas, AT&T and SMU to develop a 400-acre former landfill site … Continue reading

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Calendar Highlights: Dec. 4, 2012

Winter Break is nearly here – the end of 2012 (and beginning of 2013) at a glance: Dec. 3: Last day of instruction Dec. 4-5: Reading days Dec. 6-12: Examinations (no exams scheduled for Sunday) Dec. 14: The Guildhall at SMU Winter … Continue reading

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$12.1 million gift creates endowed fund for Dedman Law scholarships

This story originally appeared in Robert Miller’s column in The Dallas Morning News Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. The Dedman School of Law has announced that W. Yandell “Tog” Rogers Jr. of Houston is giving $12.1 million to provide scholarships. The gift to … Continue reading

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Turner joins Dallas Historical Society higher-ed panel Oct. 28, 2012

SMU President R. Gerald Turner joins John E. Price, founding president of the University of North Texas at Dallas, for a panel discussion exploring the history of higher education in Dallas at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28 in the Hall of … Continue reading

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Homecoming 2012 celebrates Centennial milestones and memories

SMU celebrates Homecoming 2012 with milestones and memories from its hundred-year history. The festivities take place Oct. 25-28 in locations all over campus. The celebration begins with the 2012 DAA Awards Thursday, Oct. 25 and continues through a weekend of picnics, … Continue reading

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James A. Baker III to receive 2012 Tower Center Medal of Freedom

Former U.S. Secretary of State James A. Baker III, will receive the Medal of Freedom from SMU’s John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies during formal ceremonies at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 in McFarlin Auditorium. The Tower Center Medal of … Continue reading

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SMU graduates honor Jeremy Adams with endowed professorship

Two SMU graduates are showing appreciation for a professor who made a lasting impact on their lives by establishing an endowed professorship in his honor. The $1.25 million gift from Stephen L. and Kathryn Hedges Arata of Dallas will create … Continue reading

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SMU rises in U.S. News 2013 ‘Best Colleges’ rankings

SMU rose in the ranks of the nation’s top universities in the 2013 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges, which was published online Wednesday, Sept. 12. Among 280 institutions classified as national universities, SMU ranks 58, an increase of 4 … Continue reading

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SMU joins North Texas Food Bank to ‘Stampede Against Hunger’

SMU students, faculty and staff will have a unique opportunity to fight regional hunger this fall through a new partnership with the North Texas Food Bank. The “Stampede Against Hunger” will build on SMU’s strong support for NTFB, connecting campus groups … Continue reading

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2012-13 Faculty-Staff Campaign goes for gold in Sept. 5 kickoff

SMU’s 2012-13 Faculty-Staff Campaign kicks off with an Olympic-sized celebration 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, in the Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports. “Giving For the Gold” will feature food, beverages, Olympic-themed games and prizes. SMU President R. Gerald Turner will give his remarks at … Continue reading

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