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SMU ready to Relay for Life Friday, April 8, 2016

relayforlife-bigSMU will celebrate its 13th year of Relay for Life on Friday, April 8 from 6 p.m. to midnight.  SMU students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate to honor those who have battled cancer and make progress toward finding a cure. Currently, 1,332 participants have signed up for the event and SMU Relay has already raised more than $119,000.

The event kicks off at 6 p.m., Friday, April 8 on Bishop Boulevard, with an opening ceremony followed by a survivors and caregivers lap at 6:10 p.m. Lanterns will be lit at 9 p.m. to remember loved ones lost to cancer, to support people who currently have cancer, and to honor people who fought cancer in the past.

Luminarias can be purchased prior to the event for $10 by contacting Lauren Brandt. Closing ceremonies will take place at 11:45 p.m.

SMU Relay has always exceeded expectations. Last year, they set a goal to raise $158,000 last year and surpassed it by almost $20,000. They also placed first in the Number One Relay Challenge last year. We are excited to see what the final numbers for this year are!

smu-relay-for-life-300“I am so passionate about Relay for Life because too many of my loved ones have been affected by this disease. I am also passionate about Relay because I truly believe that one day the world will be cancer-free. Every dollar that is raised for Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society gets us one step and one day closer to that world,” said Katie Meier, Relay co-chair.

Visit SMU’s Relay for Life page for more information, as well as to see lists of all the registered participants, teams, money raised and events.

SMU celebrates Relay for Life on April 10-11, 2015

relayforlife-bigThe 2015 Relay For Life of SMU will take place Friday-Saturday, April 10-11, from 6:30 p.m.-11:30 a.m. All events and activities will take place on Bishop Boulevard. SMU students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate to make progress toward a world without cancer.

As part of the American Cancer Society, the Relay for Life movement symbolizes hope and a shared goal to end a life-threatening disease. As a way to take action and help finish the fight against cancer during an overnight community fundraising walk, the event serves as an opportunity to honor cancer survivors, remember those lost and raise funds and awareness to help end cancer forever.

2015 Relay for Life Schedule: 

  • Opening Ceremony: Bringing everyone together for a lively event kickoff, Relay for Life starts at 6 p.m. with an Opening Ceremony.
  • Survivors Lap: Next, at 6:15 p.m., all cancer survivors are invited to celebrate their victory over cancer by taking the first lap on the Boulevard.
  • Caregivers Lap: Following the Survivors Lap, anyone who ever cared for someone with cancer is invited to walk a lap at 6:30 p.m.
  • Luminaria Ceremony: As a time to remember people we have lost to cancer, the Luminaria Ceremony will begin at 10 p.m.
  • Closing Ceremony: The event will come to an end at 11:30 a.m. during the Closing Ceremony.

The Boulevard will be closed to traffic at 4 p.m. Parking is free and available in the Binkley garage. For more information regarding Relay for Life, email Rebecca Wood or visit the event webpage.

Walking the walk: 2010 Relay for Life takes place April 9-10

SMU Relay for Life in front of Dallas HallMore than 850 SMU community members will walk all night to raise money and awareness for cancer research.

The 2010 Relay For Life of SMU takes place from 4 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. Saturday, April 9-10, on the University’s Bishop Boulevard. Funds raised will benefit the American Cancer Society. The event is sponsored on campus by SMU Panhellenic.

The 12-hour walk – open to all SMU faculty, staff and students – symbolizes that cancer never sleeps and the need to move forward in the fight against it. Relay For Life of SMU’s goal is to raise $100,000 during the 2009-10 school year.

An opening ceremony on Friday will honor survivors who have battled cancer. Following the ceremony, events such as soccer tournaments, live bands and movie showings will keep supporters entertained until the walk ends at 4 a.m. Saturday.

It’s not too late to donate or to take part. Visit www.relayforlife.org/smutx for more information, as well as to see lists of all the registered participants, survivors, money raised and events.

For more information, contact RFL Event Chairs Liz Sullivan and Lindsay Johnston at relay@smu.edu.

> Visit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life homepage

For the Record: May 1, 2008

Paige Ware, Education, has been selected to receive a 2008 Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship from the National Academy of Education (NAE). The fellowship, underwritten by the Spencer Foundation, is the largest and most prestigious in postdoctoral educational research and supports outstanding researchers in the pursuit of critical education research projects that are expected to make significant scholarly contributions to the field. Read more.

Anthony Cortese, Sociology, presented a paper, “Racial Profiling and Ethnic Stereotyping: Muslim Terrorists and Illegal Aliens,” at the Racial Profiling at Borders Conference hosted by Kwantlen University College in Surrey, British Columbia, April 25, 2008.

Kamal Saggi, Economics, presented his research on the relative merits of bilateralism and multilateralism as alternative routes to global trade liberalization in an invited lecture at the University of Missouri in Columbia April 25, 2008. His research shows that the relationship between the two types of trade liberalization might be more complementary than is generally recognized.

SMU Panhellenic raised more than $113,000 for cancer research with its 2008 Relay For Life in April.

Calendar Highlights: April 10, 2008

Art for a cause: SMU will help raise money for refugees of ethnic and political violence as it hosts Art For Darfur 6-9 p.m. April 12 in the Taubman Atrium, Owen Arts Center. The event features a silent art auction with live music and a “Tents of Hope” community art project. Tickets are $5 for students, $10 general admission, $10 to participate in the tent painting. All proceeds benefit the International Rescue Committee‘s humanitarian work in Darfur and Eastern Chad.

Relay For Life logoA walk to remember: SMU Panhellenic holds its 2008 Relay For Life April 11-12 on Bishop Boulevard. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. April 11. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

Ready for some football? NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks in the Guaranty Bank SMU Athletic Forum noon-1:30 p.m. April 16 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel. Individual tickets are $60 and can be ordered online.

Renaissance musicians: SMU’s Brown Bag World Music Series presents Renaissance and Celtic music by Cantiga at noon April 16 in the Bob Hope Lobby, Owen Arts Center. Bring your lunch.

The romance of France: The Faculty Club presents a special dinner featuring Professor Emeritus Maurice Elton speaking on “My Love Affair With France.” The event begins at 6 p.m. April 17 in the SMU Faculty Club. Cost is $25 for members; $30 for non-members. RSVP by April 14 to Dee Powell, 8-3012

Greek tragedy: The Meadows Opera Theatre presents Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas – including the rarely performed original Prologue and Epilogue – at 8 p.m. April 18 in the Margo Jones Theatre, Owen Arts Center. Admission is free.

Aspen Santa Fe Dance CompanyIn McFarlin Auditorium:

  • April 18-19: TITAS presents the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet (bottom right) at 8 p.m. both nights. For ticket information, call 214-528-5576.

For the Record (Summer Edition): Aug. 17, 2007

Michael Adler, Anthropology, discussed the SMU-in-Taos program as a featured guest on KTAO 101.9 FM Radio July 24, 2007.

Al Armendariz, Environmental and Civil Engineering, wrote an op-ed, “We Can’t Wish Our Smog Away,” published in The Dallas Morning News July 25, 2007.

simpsons-cover-125.jpgAlan Brown and Chris Logan, Psychology, have edited The Psychology of the Simpsons: D’oh!, a collection of essays by professional psychologists exploring “the functions and dysfunctions of the show’s characters.” The book was published in July 2007 by Independent Publishers Group.

Steve DePaul, International Center, was featured in a Robert Miller article on SMU’s Education Abroad program in The Dallas Morning News Aug. 5, 2007.

Shubha Ghosh, Law, spoke with CBS-11 TV about the impact on consumers of a June 2007 Supreme Court ruling that struck down a nearly 100-year-old Texas ban on price fixing.

Rick Halperin, History, guided SMU students, faculty and local community members on a tour of the landmarks of apartheid in South Africa Aug. 2-12. Halperin, director of the SMU Human Rights Education Program and chair of the Amnesty International USA Board, took the group to Soweto, scene of widespread rioting in 1976; Cape Town’s District Six neighborhood, where residents were forced out of their homes to create a “whites only” zone in 1965; and the Robben Island Prison, where Nelson Mandela was held as a political prisoner for 27 years.

Kathy Hargrove, Education and Human Development, discussed how children can be taught to think like geniuses with WFAA-TV Channel 8 Aug. 14, 2007.

James Hollifield, Political Science, was a featured guest along with former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich on the KERA-TV talk show “McCuistion” in a July 29, 2007 episode on “Ideology, Politics and Partisanship.”

Daniel Howard, Marketing, discussed the origins and usefulness of the “personal branding” trend with The Dallas Morning News July 15, 2007.

evan-almighty-160.jpgRobert Hunt, Theology, discussed the film “Evan Almighty” and the enduring appeal of the Noah story in the June 16, 2007 edition of The Dallas Morning News.

Jeffrey Kahn, Law, discussed with KERA 90.1 and National Public Radio the Dallas-based federal trial involving the Holy Land Foundation, a Muslim charity accused of ties to terrorism, for which jury selection began July 16, 2007.

Glenn Linden, History, has cowritten Disunion, War, Defeat and Recovery in Alabama: The Journal of Augustus Benners, 1850-1885 with his wife, Virginia Linden. The book, a chronicle of more than three decades in the life of a plantation owner in ante- and postbellum Alabama, was published in July 2007 by Mercer University Press.

Bridge supportsGeoffrey Orsak, School of Engineering, talked with CBS-11 TV and CBS News’ “The Early Show” Aug. 3, 2007, about the United States’ crisis-level backlog of structurally deficient bridges.

Tony Pederson, Journalism, discussed the ramifications of media mogul Rupert Murdoch’s recent purchase of The Wall Street Journal with SMU News Aug. 5, 2007.

Anne Peterson, DeGolyer Library, spoke with U.S. News & World Report about controversies surrounding the work of Civil War photographer Mathew Brady for the magazine’s July 2, 2007 cover story, “Secrets of the Civil War.” In addition, she gave a presentation on “Alexander Gardner and the Photographically Illustrated Book” to the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP) at its annual conference in Minneapolis July 11-14, 2007.

Kamal Saggi, Economics, has been named Dedman Distinguished Collegiate Professor of Economics.

SMU Panhellenic has been awarded the National Panhellenic Conference Progress award for campuses with 6-10 chapters for the 2005-2007 biennium. The honor is presented to one college Panhellenic that “has shown significant strides related to member education, new member programming, recruitment, and scholarship.”

Dallas immigration rallyHarold Stanley, Political Science, spoke with Mercedes Olivera of The Dallas Morning News about immigration issues and Latino voters for the July 8, 2007 edition.

Rev. Page A. Thomas, Bridwell Library, was the subject of an article in The Dallas Morning News July 21, 2007, recognizing his 46 years with Bridwell — the longest term of service in a single posting for any Methodist minister.

Gregory Warden, Art History, and his work at an ancient Etruscan settlement in Poggia Colla, Italy, were the subjects of a Robert Miller column in the Aug. 12, 2007 edition of The Dallas Morning News.

Jerry White, Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship, discussed how the credit crunch is affecting small businesses with The Dallas Morning News Aug. 11, 2007.

Matthew Wilson, Political Science, spoke with Reuters in June 2007 about the Religious Right and Jerry Falwell’s legacy, and with The Dallas Morning News about Tom Leppert’s mayoral victory in the June 17, 2007 edition.