SMU honored the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. the week of Jan. 17-22 with community service, a unity walk, participation in the City of Dallas Martin Luther King Day parade and opportunities for discussion. Watch this and other Mustang Minute videos here.
Also, watch SMU alumnus Charles Cox remember his involvement in the day Dr. King spoke at SMU in this video from SMU News’ Myles Taylor.
At send-off parties across the country this summer, incoming SMU students and their parents can connect with fellow SMU families who live in or near their hometowns.
Update: See photos from the 2014 Dallas and Phoenix send-off parties.
Here is a schedule of party locations and dates; more will be announced in coming weeks. If you would like more information about any of the parties, please contact Kate Moreland in the Office of Parent Giving at 214-768-4737 or email@example.com.
Atlanta area: Hosted by Lisa and Tom Noonan, 3-5 p.m. August 10
Austin area: Hosted by Barbara and Tim Klitch, July 20 (time TBD)
Chicago area: Hosted by Susan and Bert Getz Jr. ’89, 5:30-7:30 p.m. August 14
Dallas area: Hosted by Steve and Lisa Provost, 6:30-8:30 p.m. August 5
Denver area: Hosted by John and Melissa Eliot ’83, 6 p.m. August 7
Greenwich, Connecticut, area: Hosted by James and Lisa Skinner, 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 12
Houston area: Hosted by Michael and Krista Dumas, August 13 (time TBD)
Kansas City area: Hosted by Ann Marie and Gordon Hamilton ’84, 6-8 p.m. August 13
Los Angeles area: Hosted by Tammy and Tim Haldeman, 7-8:30 p.m. July 29
Miami area: Hosted by Chino and Zady Cosculluela, 7 p.m. July 13
New Orleans area: Hosted by Jeff and Kathryn Scurlock, August 14 (time TBD)
Orange County: Hosted by Susan and John Cox, 6-8 p.m. July 27
Portland, Oregon, area: Hosted by Brooke and Lane Webster, 7-8:30 p.m. May 29
Phoenix/Scottsdale area: Hosted by Lee Ann and Rich Fennessy, 6-8 p.m. August 10
San Diego area: Hosted by Ginny and Marshall Merrifield and Carla and Trey Nolan ’87, 4-6 p.m. August 3
San Francisco area: Hosted by Julie and Don Wallunas, 4 p.m. August 10
St. Louis area: Hosted by Bryan and Ann Cook, 6-8 p.m. June 19
Washington, D.C., area: Hosted by Debbie Dunn, August 3 (time TBD)
SMU’s Founders’ Day Weekend, April 10-13, shined a spotlight on the University’s faculty as the centennial celebration of the Year of the Faculty gains momentum on the Hilltop.
SMU President R. Gerald Turner honored the University’s faculty during a special event April 11 at Moody Coliseum. President Turner’s Faculty Salute spotlighted the contributions and impact of the University’s distinguished scholars and included a video tribute and the taking of a group faculty photo. The faculty celebration was part of President Turner’s annual Founders’ Day Weekend Presidential Briefing, which highlighted the University’s accomplishments during the past year and provided a look ahead for the coming year. See the video.
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This year Founders’ Day Weekend added a new performance program, Inside SMU Powered by TEDxSMU, highlighting faculty, students, staff and alumni. The program featured compelling stories and demonstrations from 16 SMU faculty, staff, alumni and student speakers on topics ranging from NSA wiretapping, to civil rights, to a whimsical exercise in giant origami. See the slide show.
Founders’ Day Weekend expanded its annual Community Day activities this year, including family events at the Bush Presidential Library and Museum as well as at the Meadows Museum.
Health and Safety: Learn about substance abuse prevention and sexual misconduct policies and procedures, and find important campus resources to support students, including the SMU Health Center.
SMU Aware: Learn about campus emergency preparedness efforts. In the event of an emergency, call the SMU Parent Info Line at 214-SMU-PARENTS (214-768-7273 or toll free 1-888-768-7273) for updated campus alerts. Contact SMU Police at 214-768-3333.