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Mark Calendars for Fall 2011 Football

kyle-padron-passes.ashx.jpgOn the heels of its second consecutive bowl berth and Conference USA Western Division Co-Championship, SMU announces its 2011 football schedule.

SMU opens the season at former Southwest Conference rival Texas A&M on Sept. 3 before opening the home slate with a big C-USA Western Division match-up with UTEP on Sept. 10. The SMU alum Bradley Dale Peveto-coached Northwestern State Demons then come to Dallas for a meeting with SMU on Sept. 17, when SMU will celebrate Family Weekend.

The Mustangs then enter a tough stretch with four of five games on the road, playing at Memphis (Sept. 24), at TCU (Oct. 1), at Southern Miss (Oct. 22) and at Tulsa (Oct. 29), with only an Oct. 15th home rematch of the 2010 Conference USA Championship Game against UCF breaking up the road run.

The November slate features three of four games at Gerald J. Ford Stadium. SMU plays host to Tulane (Nov. 5) on Homecoming, as well as Navy (Nov. 12) and Rice (Nov. 26). SMU’s final road contest comes on Nov. 19 when the Mustangs play at Houston, with the two squads having shared the C-USA Western Division Championship in back-to-back seasons.

The C-USA Championship game will be played Dec. 3. SMU opens Spring Practice on Monday, April 4.

• See the complete schedule at SMU News.
• Learn how you can support student athletes and the National Mustang Club.

2011-10-13T18:43:42+00:00 February 18, 2011|News|

SMU Meadows Students Dominate 2011 Dallas ADDY Awards

1E81A04EC4754F2E8F7EC6A402C685F9.ashx Students in the Temerlin Advertising Institute at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts
took top honors in the Student category of the annual American Advertising Federation ADDY Awards local competition, hosted by the Dallas Ad League on Friday, February 17, at Edison’s in Dallas.

The ADDY Award program is the world’s largest advertising competition, with more than 40,000 entries annually in student and professional categories. The contest is unique among advertising creative competitions in that it includes three levels of judging: local, regional and national. Winning an ADDY at each level qualifies the work to progress to the next higher level.

SMU students won 10 awards in six categories, including six bronze, two silver and two gold. Learn more from SMU News.

2011-10-13T18:43:42+00:00 February 18, 2011|News|

SMU Guildhall Team a Big Winner at Indie Game Challenge

inertia-screenshot-02.ashx.jpg The Indie Game Challenge announced February 11 that Playdead’s LIMBO and Team Hermes’ Inertia are the big winners of the second annual Indie Game Challenge. The top teams were named on the closing night of the annual D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Summit at the Red Rock Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

Team Hermes’ members are the first SMU students to make the finals in the international competition. All eight are part of The Guildhall at SMU Master’s degree program in video game design. (In photo: Inertia.)

A total of 90 individuals selected by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) served as judges for the competition. The team won $130,000 in cash and prizes for their efforts.

“We’re so excited for Team Hermes,” said Peter Raad, The Guildhall at SMU founder and executive director. “Our graduate program is extremely challenging and our students are very busy on class projects. When we decided to become one of the founding members of the Indie Game Challenge, we realized that our own Master’s degree candidates would have very little chance to create a winning entry.

“The total production time for Inertia was 12 weeks while some of the other professional and non-professional finalists worked on their entries for two years or more,” Raad explained. “This winning game is a tremendous accomplishment that our students essentially did in a six-week class project and then six weeks on their own during a break in the summer. We could not be prouder of them.”

Read more from SMU News.

2011-10-13T18:43:42+00:00 February 11, 2011|News|