Songs From (and for…) the Heart

Songs From (and for…) the Heart

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?

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

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

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

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

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…

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

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 [...]

SMU Pom Squad: Bringing the Spirit

Apr 3, 2014|General|

By Blake Ann Seeker It has been an honor and privilege to support SMU athletics this past year, as a member of the SMU Pom Squad.  What began with tryouts last May has lead the ‘pommies’ to march in parades, boulevard with fellow mustangs, cheer on our teams to victory, watch the Larry Brown Era [...]

The Artsy Side of Life at SMU

Mar 17, 2014|General|

By Shannon Conboy My favorite part about being at SMU as a Vocal Performance major is the balance I am able to maintain between focusing wholeheartedly on my training and being social and involved on campus. I’ve heard people speak of Meadows School of the Arts as being a conservatory-style school as far as training [...]

Let’s Go To Taos!

Mar 14, 2014|General|

By Taylor Corrigan With all of the endless opportunities SMU has to offer during the school year, the possibilities don’t end with the arrival of summer – the adventures are just beginning! For me, they are in Taos, New Mexico, where I will take a business course and a physical fitness class for the month [...]

Barney Was Created by a Pony!

Feb 5, 2014|General|

By Billy Hightower One of the many things that drew my eye about coming to SMU was the number of notable people that have attended SMU. There are accomplished former SMU in all types of different industries. In regards to politics SMU has had ten Congressmen, seven U.S. Ambassadors and two Senators. Laura Bush is [...]

Hunt Scholars Give Graffiti the Brush

Nov 18, 2013|General|

By Carissa Laughlin I have had the amazing privilege to be a part of the Hunt Leadership Scholarship program here at SMU. Ever since my first week of school freshman year, this program has provided me with amazing opportunities to grow and develop as a leader at SMU as well as in the greater Dallas [...]

There’s a lot of Heart in Hartshorne

Nov 8, 2013|General|

By Liz Crowell How I spent fall break of my junior year is not what people would typically imagine a college student doing.  This year I was privileged enough to travel to Hartshorne, Oklahoma with SMU Alternative Breaks and work to rebuild a home that the organization Rebuilding Together had sponsored. Before I delve into [...]

InterSECTIONS Diversity Retreat

Oct 21, 2013|General|

By Ashley Garner Fall break is the best time of year. SMU students have the option to go on an alternative break trip, visit with family, take a road trip with some buddies, or simply relax and enjoy their vacation. I decided to go on SMU’s first ever InterSECTIONS Diversity Retreat. I along with nearly [...]

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