Declaring a Major: It’s No Minor Decision

Jan 5, 2015|Academics|

By Blake Ann Seeker Declaring your college major is a big step in your academic life. Many students, myself among them, remain “undecided” for some time. It’s a good idea to take a variety of classes, weigh options with the help of advisors and professors, or even reach out to the Hegi Family Career Development [...]

Academic Spotlight: Wellness at SMU

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 [...]

Put On Your Creative Hat

Apr 28, 2014|Academics|

By Katie Maiers As an advertising student, I often forget that research papers, minimum word requirements, and the typical academic fears that loom over many college students continue to exist. Don’t get me wrong: I still write an occasional paper now and then, but for the most part, my assigned work tends to feel more [...]

Class Spotlight: Honors Marketing Practicum

Apr 18, 2014|Academics|

By Lauren Lyngstad This semester, I have had the opportunity to be a student in the Cox School of Business Honors Marketing Practicum. This course takes place every fall for a select group of graduating Marketing majors, and it has easily been one of my favorite courses that I have taken during my time at [...]

Class Spotlight: Negotiations

Nov 15, 2013|Academics|

By Laura Spitler One of my favorite classes I am taking this semester is Negotiations, taught by Steve Denson.  For me, it counts as a business elective to round out my marketing degree.  I initially signed up for the course, because I know that being good at negotiating is a very important skill to have [...]

Dancing in the Fall

Nov 6, 2013|Academics|

By Shauna Davis I think I speak for the whole student body when I say that we are excited to have passed the halfway mark in the semester.  Sure, late nights of cramming for midterms are over, but for Meadows Dance majors, our biggest production is right around the corner.   This semester’s Fall Dance Concert [...]

A Weekend in Taos

Sep 25, 2013|Academics, General|

By Katelyn Hall The typical weekend at SMU in the fall involves going to the football game, chatting by the tanning pool, and some time in the library. But this weekend, I swapped out the heat of Texas for the mountains and cool air of New Mexico. SMU has a campus in Taos, New Mexico, [...]

Chemistry, Biology, and… Scuba Diving?

Aug 26, 2013|Academics|

By Faith Michael One of the greatest opportunities college offers is the ability to take a class that allows the student to expand their horizons about the world. Called an adventurous spirit, I love exploring the world in ways that most people are unable to. For that reason, when SMU offered a beginning scuba diving [...]

Spring Break 2013: Italia

Mar 18, 2013|Academics|

By Mehdi Hami While my friends were under the sun or on a boat during Spring Break, I was learning. It may seem weird to “learn” during Spring Break, but it was the best Spring Break I’ve ever had. I’m in a class this semester that covers the Italian Renaissance in Florence and Venice. To [...]

Shaq Attack

Mar 9, 2013|Academics, General|

By Brie Strickland I still remember the day the Miami Heat signed Shaquille O’Neal. It was one of the greatest days because my parents jumped at the opportunity to get season tickets. Fast forward eight years and I’m get a late afternoon phone call from a friend asking if I’d like to go to lecture [...]

Engineering Opportunities

Jan 25, 2013|Academics|

By Will Slack SMU’s Lyle School of Engineering is unique. One of the many ways the Lyle School distinguishes itself is the Innovation Gymnasium. Located in Caruth Hall, the Innovation Gym is a place for students to work as consultants for companies throughout the Dallas metroplex. Corporations bring their challenges and problems to Lyle’s engineering [...]

Taking Advantage of Winter Break

Jan 23, 2013|Academics|

By Laura Spitler "One of the perks of being a college student is getting 5-6 weeks off for winter break.  It’s substantially longer than any time off you had in high school, in fact, it’s long enough to take a whole class!  SMU has a program called J Term where you can get credit for [...]

Forging Relationships with Professors

Jan 22, 2013|Academics|

By Daniel Brock I will never forget my first summer school accounting class that I took as a freshman. Never had I imagined that I would actually want to take summer school, but it was a great way to get into the business school early, so it seemed like a no brainer. As soon as [...]

Powerful Resources: Utilizing Office Hours

Jan 18, 2013|Academics|

I believe office hours are the most underutilized resource on campus. Office hours not only help a student’s understanding of course material, they provide students with the opportunity to build relationships with their professors. I make an effort to visit each of my professors in office hours at least once during the semester. My most [...]

Teach Me How to Study

Nov 15, 2012|Academics|

By Lauren Lyngstad The first round of exams in each of my classes is over, and I am proud to say that I successfully survived! Over the past seven days, I had three tests and three quizzes, in addition to balancing my SMU Ambassador duties and my obligations to the numerous other clubs on campus. [...]

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