Mustang Minute: New at Fondren Library – Starbucks !

SMU students, faculty, staff and visitors are enjoying the Starbucks coffee shop that opened in Fondren Library on SMU’s main campus on Aug. 8. Watch sporting events, news or entertainment on the four big-screen TVs in the adjacent Collaborative Commons area. Or bring your laptop and do a little work while you sip on a refreshing beverage.

Learn more about changes at Fondren and other Library news at

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Mustang Minute: Garland students tour campus

Hall of Fame football running back Reggie Dupard ’86 recently gave students from Garland a tour of the SMU campus to help them gain a sense of University life and what they want to do with their futures. The tour included presentations by world-renowned paleontologist Louis Jacobs and Head Football Coach Chad Morris. Dupard was an All-American selection at running back while at SMU in the 1980’s. He is the only player in school history to rush for over 1,000 yards in three consecutive seasons and is still the school’s second-leading rusher.

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Mustang Minute: “Bards Dispense Profanity”

(From the May 19, 2016, edition of Mental Floss):

If you’re a recovering English major with a debauched mind, then bawdy, literary-inspired word prompt games are likely more your speed than Apples to Apples. That’s why there’s Bards Dispense Profanity.

The Shakespeare-themed group party activity contains 100 “mock-serious” prompts and 375 answers copied word-for-word from Shakespeare’s works. Each player receives seven quote cards, which they use to anonymously finish an open-ended prompt. A “Profanity Judge” chooses the best (read: the dirtiest and/or most hilarious) one. Then the next player serves as arbitrator and the process begins anew.

Bards Dispense Profanity is the successor to Dick, another literary card game, inspired by Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. Both are the creations of a team headed by Tim Cassedy, an assistant literature professor at Southern Methodist University. Cassedy’s new creation will contain 20 of players’ favorite prompt cards from Dick—and likely all of its ribald humor.

Bards Dispense Profanity works best with four or more players. You can purchase it online for $19.99.

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Mustang Minute: AARO Scavenger Hunt

First-Year SMU students engage in a friendly and frenetic scavenger hunt at SMU’s Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports, one of the highlights of AARO.

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Mustang Minute: July 4th Parade

SMU joins the fun at the Park Cities July 4th Parade.

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Mustang Minute: The Guildhall at SMU

SMU’s Guildhall continues to rise through the ranks and now sits at #2 nationwide with its Masters Degree program in game design.

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Mustang Minute: SMU Co-Sponsor’s Summer Reading Program

SMU is a co-sponsor of the Dallas Mayor’s Summer Reading Club, an eight-week program designed to keep kids’ reading skills sharp over the summer and encourage a love of reading for all ages.

You and your child/children can sign up for the program at any one of the 29 Dallas Public Library locations, the Dallas Public Library’s Bookmobile or online. The program runs June 4 – Aug. 6, 2016.

Learn more at the program site or check out the program’s event calendar.

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Mustang Minute: Meet Pamela Anthony

Pamela Anthony, the new vice president for Student Affairs, talks about working with students and what attracted her to SMU.


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Mustang Minute: New Women’s Basketball Head Coach

Travis Mays has been named the Head Women’s Basketball Coach at SMU, Director of Athletics Rick Hart announced Thursday. Mays arrives on the Hilltop after 14 years as an assistant coach, where he served under three Hall of Fame coaches, and 11 years playing professionally. Read more.

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Mustang Minute: Reading for a Reason

SMU students give back to the Dallas community, reading to hundreds of elementary students during the annual Reading for a Reason event on the Main Quad.

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