Tag Archives: Second Century Campaign

$2.5 million gift will help fund SMU-in-Taos campus center

A $2.5 million gift from Carolyn and David Miller will help fund a $4 million campus center at SMU-in-Taos in New Mexico. The Carolyn and David Miller Campus Center will include academic spaces, a media room and a gathering space … Continue reading

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Michael McLendon named Centennial Chair in Simmons

Michael McLendon, associate dean of SMU’s Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, has been named the Annette and Harold Simmons Centennial Chair. McLendon, a noted higher education policy and leadership scholar, is the Simmons School’s first Centennial Chair – one … Continue reading

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Gerald J. Ford gives $15 million for new SMU research center

Business leader and banker Gerald J. Ford has committed a $15 million lead gift for a campus research center that will help expand advanced computing and interdisciplinary research throughout the University. The new state-of-the-art building will support research facilitated by … Continue reading

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Meadows Symphony Orchestra kicks off 2013-14 season

The 2013-14 season of the Meadows Symphony Orchestra kicks off this weekend. MSO will perform Friday, Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. in Caruth Auditorium, Owen Arts Center and Sunday, Sept. 29 at 3 p.m. at Dallas City Performance Hall. The … Continue reading

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DMN editorial praises SMU’s academic rise, increasing diversity

SMU received high praise for its increasing diversity and academic excellence in an editorial published in The Dallas Morning News’ Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 edition. The paper describes the entering-class average SAT score of 1302 as “part of SMU’s sometimes-overlooked academic rise. … Continue reading

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SMU Athletics reveals new Moody Coliseum court design

With the $47 million renovation and expansion of Moody Coliseum moving closer to completion, SMU Athletics has revealed the new floor design for the historic facility. > Watch this PonyUpTV video in a new window  The court will have a … Continue reading

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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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