To commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11, SMU is hosting a range of public events September 7-11 to help the community find peace and meaning after that devastating day.
Community members are invited to add their thoughts and memories to the Maguire Center’s online journal, 911remembered.org, where they can also scroll through entries from SMU’s original set of remembrance journals created on Sept. 11, 2001.
As a new school year begins at SMU, it is a particularly exciting time to be here – the University is commemorating the 100th anniversary of its founding with The Second Century Celebration. Read more from SMU News.
First-generation college students and their families can learn more about resources at SMU in this video from SMU News, in partnership with the SMU Mothers’ and Dads’ Clubs. Parents and family members will learn about the challenges students face their first year in college and will become familiar with key offices that can serve as important partners for student success.
The 2010-11 academic year was a busy one for the SMU community.
In August, SMU advanced to its highest ranking ever among national universities in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges. In September, SMU dedicated the new home of the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development.
In November, the George W. Bush Presidential Center broke ground. And in April, the University community celebrated Founders’ Day and the launch of the multi-year Second Century Celebration.
The Dalai Lama, renowned spiritual leader of Tibet and Nobel laureate, delivered a special lecture and received an honorary degree at SMU’s 10th Hart Global Leaders Forum Monday, May 9, 2011. Read more from SMU News.
The campus community, along with parents and alumni from around the globe, gathered at Dallas Hall for fireworks and a giant birthday card as SMU celebrated the 100th anniversary of its founding on April 15 on the University’s Main Quadrangle.
SMU is answering students’ calls for learning opportunities outside the classroom with a new program that will provide both structure and funding for their endeavors.
The University’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) – “Unbridled Learning: Engaged Learning Beyond the Classroom” – will allow all SMU undergraduate students to participate in at least one extensive experiential learning activity prior to graduation. The program will allow undergraduates to build on their formal education through participation in structured experiential learning beyond the classroom.
The only remaining set of codices from the Sacristy of the Sistine Chapel are on display at The Lost Manuscripts from the Sistine Chapel: An Epic Journey from Rome to Toledo, an exhibit at SMU’s Meadows Museum and continues through April 23.
Featuring 40 codices that range in date from the 11th to the 18th century, the collection represents some of the finest illuminations ever discovered, and follows the trajectory of an exciting and significant time at the Vatican and Sistine Chapel. Read more from SMU News.
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.