Author Archives: Ryan Herrscher

Leading the Charge on Commons Development

By Kaleb Lee This summer I did some research abroad with the Residential Commons Leadership Corps. In July of 2014, SMU flew me and six other members of the RCLC out to Oxford and Cambridge to conduct res earch on behalf … Continue reading

Posted in Residence Life and Student Housing | Leave a comment

Discovering Dallas: Fair Friendly Friday

By Kelsey Buttrell This past week, I put on my favorite pair of red cowboy boots and walked over to the DART station to make my way to the Texas State Fair. This was my second time attending the fair … Continue reading

Posted in Life Around Dallas | Leave a comment

Academic Spotlight: Wellness at SMU

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 … Continue reading

Posted in Academics | Leave a comment

What are FiRs for?

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 … Continue reading

Posted in Residence Life and Student Housing | Leave a comment

Mustang for the Win

By Alex Porter In between classes and social life here at SMU, there are many opportunities to become involved in clubs sports and other intramurals. I was looking around for a club to join that I could apply my swimming … Continue reading

Posted in General | Leave a comment

SMU & TCU: The Battle for the Iron Skillet

By Nikki Carenza It’s no secret there is an epic rivalry between SMU in TCU. Therefore whenever we meet in sports everyone comes out to show support for their team. This year SMU hosted TCU for the annual football game … Continue reading

Posted in Athletics | Leave a comment

Comfort Zones: People Watching on Campus

By Tien Dang This is my favorite place on campus to people watch. From here, you can see couples coming together, friends leaving in different directions, that dude who’s always long boarding everywhere, the cliques that students separate themselves into. … Continue reading

Posted in General | Leave a comment

SMU Abroad: The Oxford Experience

By Caroline Gurley This past summer I had the opportunity to study abroad in Oxford, England.  This was one of my greatest memories of college thus far.  I studied in Oxford with around eighty other SMU students and we had … Continue reading

Posted in SMU Abroad | Leave a comment

Songs From (and for…) the Heart

By Nadine Kakish One of the first groups I got involved in at SMU was the female a cappella group on campus, the SMU Belle Tones. I have had the time of my life singing alongside 15 amazingly talented ladies, … Continue reading

Posted in General | Leave a comment

Planning Park N’ Party

By James Jang I had found out a few months ago that I had been given the position of Programming Chair for Program Council, a student organization at SMU that focuses on fun campus-wide events, and I was in charge … Continue reading

Posted in Campus Life | Leave a comment