Mustang Minute: Basketball Seasons Begin

SMU ushered in new basketball seasons Nov. 11 with victories at Moody Coliseum in the head coaching debuts of Tim Jankovich and Travis Mays. The Women’s Basketball team defeated Texas State 64-56 and the Men’s Basketball team outscored Gardner-Webb 72-44.

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Mustang Minute: SMU Reads welcomes Dallas students

Area high school students had the chance to tour the SMU campus and hear author and social justice advocate Bryan Stevenson speak as part of SMU Reads. He is a lawyer, social justice activist, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative. He also is author of the 2016 SMU Common Reading selection Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. The book is about Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit.

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Mustang Minute: The Great Crumpkin

Each year at Halloween, SMU’s Crum Residential Commons hosts The Great Crumpkin, a campus wide celebration filled with pumpkins, food, music, fellowship, fright and fun.

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Mustang Minute: Crum Commons residents say “Thank You!”

Gary Crum, benefactor of Crum Residential Commons, personally welcomes new residents to campus each year.

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Mustang Minute: Meadows Museum presents Spanish modern art exhibit

The Meadows Museum at SMU is presenting the most comprehensive survey of Spanish modern art to be shown in the United States in 50 years.

The exhibition, which features more than 90 works of art dated from 1915-1957 by approximately 50 artists, is drawn predominantly from the Asociación Colección Arte Contemporáneo (ACAC), one of the most significant repositories of Spanish modern art in the world, with select masterpieces from the renowned collection of the Meadows Museum.

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Mustang Minute: National Night Out 2016

An active shooter drill, a dorm burn simulation, and a visit from CareFlight highlighted National Night Out 2016 at SMU on Oct. 4. Read more.

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Mustang Minute: Fondren Library Mini Golf

SMU’s Fondren Library Center mixed fun with study, hosting the first Mini Golf event inside the library.

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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.

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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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