Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

2015-01-07T06:25:11+00:00 Dec 25, 2014|General|

By Ryan Herrscher I think I speak for all of the ambassadors here in the Office of Admission at SMU when I say that we are looking forward to the break and time off from our normal responsibilities. No matter how you celebrate, enjoy the time with family and friends and have a fantastic holiday season. [...]

Giving Back through Service

2015-01-07T06:28:19+00:00 Dec 22, 2014|General|

By Julius Henderson One beautiful aspect of college is having the opportunity engage many interests at one time. This fall, I’ve been able to expand my college experience and find new ways to learn through peers and within the Dallas community. Just before Thanksgiving Break this year, I was asked to sit on a success [...]

On the Way Out: A Senior’s Perspective

2015-01-07T06:14:04+00:00 Dec 15, 2014|General|

By John Morrow It’s a bittersweet place in which I find myself—two days away from my last undergraduate final exam. Although I won’t participate in graduation ceremonies until May due to a full-time internship next semester, my undergraduate education at SMU will effectively come to an end when I turn that last test on Wednesday [...]

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 [...]

Mustang for the Win

2014-10-01T12:36:12+00:00 Oct 3, 2014|General|

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 and track background to. While looking for a club last semester, I took a PRW [...]

Comfort Zones: People Watching on Campus

2014-10-01T12:13:27+00:00 Sep 26, 2014|General|

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. On cloudy days, you can see where the ground ends and the sky begins. On [...]

Songs From (and for…) the Heart

2014-10-01T12:37:13+00:00 Sep 19, 2014|General|

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, and we have had so many opportunities to sing at some incredible events, like the [...]

Mustang Corral 2014: Who Will Win the Commons Cup?

2014-09-12T10:44:14+00:00 Sep 5, 2014|General|

By Carlyle Reid This year I got to re-live my experience at Mustang Corral as a leader. Mustang Corral is a summer orientation camp for all incoming First-Years to SMU. I was a leader for incoming students to my Residential Commons, Loyd Commons. The entire three days were spent competing for points towards the Commons [...]

An Open Letter: My SMU Experience

2014-05-05T14:39:42+00:00 May 28, 2014|General|

By Michael Saunders Hey guys my name is Michael Saunders and I am a senior double majoring in Philosophy and Spanish!  I am a Resident Assistant in the Hilltop Scholars Community and an active member on the Cheer team and Hip Hop Club.  This semester has absolutely flown by, partly because every semester seems to, [...]

Approaching the Semester’s End

2014-05-05T14:37:28+00:00 May 2, 2014|General|

By Adam Melson As the spring semester winds to an end, one obstacle lies in the way of students returning home, starting internships, and even graduating: final exam week. During this week, students will spend hours visiting with their professors and studying in SMU’s various libraries in order to prepare for the semester’s end. After [...]

May 1: Decision Day

2014-04-28T14:03:51+00:00 May 1, 2014|General|

By Ryan Herrscher Today is the day! If you were recently accepted into SMU, we hope that by now you have made the decision to join us here on our beautiful campus in Dallas, Texas. SMU is a wonderful school with abundant opportunities, and we think you are going to love it. You have a lot to look forward [...]

Spring Break en Panamá

2015-02-13T13:24:11+00:00 Apr 25, 2014|General|

By Shauna Davis This past Spring Break I had the opportunity to travel internationally with several SMU dance majors (and one engineer!).  The location was Panama and what brought us there was dance.  We worked with a group called Movement Exchange that has developed partnerships with orphanages in Panama, Brazil and the States.  Over the [...]

A Day in the Life…

2014-04-07T13:45:03+00:00 Apr 14, 2014|General|

By Laura Spitler A question we get fairly often as SMU Ambassadors is “what does a typical day look like for you?”  So I thought it might be fun to spell that out on here since it incorporates info about classes, homework, holding a job, and being involved on campus… My alarm goes off at [...]

A Look Back on Spring Break

2015-02-13T13:24:46+00:00 Apr 11, 2014|General|

By Elishah Ramos For this past Spring Break I was fortunate enough to serve the Memphis community by working on the Mississippi River in river cleanup. Here at SMU, we have the option to participate in an Alternative Breaks program for our fall, winter, and spring breaks. Last year, I participated in a spring break [...]

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