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SMU Board of Trustees raises campaign goal to $1 billion

Bolstered by the success to date of SMU’s Second Century Campaign, the University’s Board of Trustees has raised the goal from $750 million to $1 billion. At its quarterly meeting Friday, Sept. 13, the board voted unanimously to accept the … Continue reading

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National expert to lead broad cybersecurity initiative at SMU

Frederick R. Chang, a recognized national expert in cyber security, has joined SMU to develop a multidisciplinary program aimed at tackling the most pressing cyber challenges facing individuals, business and government today. Chang, whose career includes leadership positions in academia, … Continue reading

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$5 million gift will help build new Residential Commons dining center

Anita and Truman Arnold have given $5 million toward construction of the Anita and Truman Arnold Dining Commons in SMU’s new Residential Commons complex. Now under construction, this facility joins five residence halls and a parking garage, all of which … Continue reading

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$1 million gift endows Meadows Museum directorship

A $1 million gift from Linda and William Custard of Dallas will establish and endow the position of Linda P. and William A. Custard Director of the Meadows Museum and Centennial Chair in the Meadows School of the Arts at … Continue reading

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SMU announces new $25 million gift to the Simmons School

Harold C. and Annette Caldwell Simmons have committed a new gift of $25 million to SMU’s Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development. Their gift will fund a new building for the expanding programs of the school and … Continue reading

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$1.5 million gift to fund new endowed chair in Art History

A $1.5 million gift from the Kleinheinz Family Endowment for the Arts and Education will establish an endowed chair in the Division of Art History in SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts. “We are deeply grateful to the Kleinheinz Family … 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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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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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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Marriott gift creates Meadows endowed professorship fund

A new gift of $1 million will create the Marriott Family Endowed Professor Fund in SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts. SMU parents John W. Marriott III and his wife, Angela C. Marriott, as well as John’s father, J. Willard … Continue reading

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