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Top 22: The Best Things About Winter

2014-12-05T12:02:55+00:00 Dec 1, 2014|General|

By Laura Spitler It’s that time of year again! The temperature is dropping, the year is drawing to a close, and the holidays are upon us. Here is my list of 22 of the Best Things about Winter in Dallas: 1.  Cozy SMU Apparel 2.  We get to see snow! …but it doesn’t last long [...]

Happy Thanksgiving from the Hilltop!

2014-11-19T17:29:16+00:00 Nov 24, 2014|General|

By Ryan Herrscher Finals are just over the horizon with winter break and December graduation on the other side. All of those things bring stress, happiness, joy, and a general sense of excitement to our campus. This week though, we pause our hectic schedules and push aside the busyness of our daily routines. Thanksgiving provides a much needed [...]

Homecoming 2014: Crown the King and Queen

2014-11-19T17:00:19+00:00 Nov 21, 2014|Campus Life|

By Adam Melson As the fall semester ends and the temperature drops, its a telltale sign that Homecoming is near. This past Homecoming weekend was again one of the best weekends of the fall semester. (Pictured: 2014 Homecoming King Kyle Cantrell representing Beta Upsilon Chi and 2014 Homecoming Queen Taylor Goerke representing Chi Omega) Alumni [...]

Homecoming 2014: Winter is Coming

2015-02-13T13:21:20+00:00 Nov 19, 2014|Campus Life|

By Katie Maiers This past weekend, I experienced two special occasions here at SMU; it was a weekend of welcoming alumni, but it was also a weekend of welcoming some the coldest temperatures this season. Sun or snow, the weekend was full of excitement and energy as campus welcomed alumni, families, and friends to campus [...]

Homecoming 2014: Pomping and Parading

2014-11-19T17:30:01+00:00 Nov 17, 2014|Campus Life|

By Kathleen Batman Homecoming is one of the best times to be on campus. So many alumni come back to celebrate SMU and it’s a lot of fun to participate in all of the events during the week leading up to the football game. The biggest event is always the homecoming parade where organizations present [...]

Opportunities Abound at Tate Lectures

2014-12-11T19:21:23+00:00 Nov 10, 2014|Campus Life|

By Mehdi Hami As a student at Garland High School, I first learned about SMU through the Tate Lecture Series. I would attend as many Student Forums as I could as a high school student. Tate Student Forums are interactive (and free) sessions with world changers, and also got me extra credit in my high [...]

SMU Abroad: Bonjour from Paris

2015-02-13T13:21:47+00:00 Nov 7, 2014|SMU Abroad|

By Shauna Davis To be honest, it wasn't until seeing the Eiffel Tower and the city of Paris from thousands of feet in the air that it hit me: I would be living, breathing and eating in France for three and a half months. At that moment I freaked out.   Surely I must have [...]

Family Weekend on the Hilltop

2014-10-29T12:28:02+00:00 Oct 31, 2014|Campus Life|

By Liz Dubret This past weekend at SMU was Family Weekend and one of my favorite weekends in the fall!  We are more than half way through the semester and everyone is missing a tiny bit of home.  So it is nice to have friends and family come spend a weekend seeing all that SMU [...]

Friends, Fun, and Fried Food!

2014-11-13T18:48:02+00:00 Oct 27, 2014|Life Around Dallas|

By Taylor Corrigan Every year the great state of Texas looks forward to the State Fair of Texas: fun rides, games, and every kind of fried food you can imagine. Since its first year, back in 1886, the State Fair serves not only as an annual event celebrated with friends and family here in Texas, but [...]

SMU Abroad: Bali, Indonesia

2014-10-21T16:24:27+00:00 Oct 24, 2014|SMU Abroad|

By Sarah Woodruff Last summer (2013) I decided to do something out of my comfort zone and out of the United States. I went and studied in Bali, Indonesia for three weeks with 12 other students. I had an experience of a lifetime and ended up catching the travel bug, which ended in me to [...]

Enjoying the Music at Meadows

2014-10-21T16:26:51+00:00 Oct 20, 2014|Uncategorized|

By Shannon Conboy SMU is a fantastic place to be for a number of reasons, but my favorite aspect of the school is probably the accessibility given to all students for enjoying beautiful art, music, and shows, while at the same time offering students in these areas of study experience in sharing their talents. As [...]

Academic Spotlight: Wellness at SMU

2014-10-01T12:30:36+00:00 Oct 10, 2014|Academics|

By Whit Rasmussen For the UC curriculum, every student is required to complete a physical wellness course. Walking, fencing, ping-pong, triathlon and basketball are just a few of the many classes to choose from. For my wellness credit, I decided to check off a bucket list item and signed up for marathon training. I couldn’t [...]

What are FiRs for?

2014-10-01T12:36:32+00:00 Oct 6, 2014|Residence Life and Student Housing|

By Quincy Schurr This year marks the first year that each residential commons has a Faculty in Residence (FiR) living in the building. While it might seem a bit strange to have a SMU faculty member and their family live in your building, our FiRs are going above and beyond to provide an experience to [...]

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