May 7, 2010

A scene from The Tender Land.

SMU students are winning national competitions. Among them: The Meadows Opera Theatre’s 2009 production of Aaron Copland’s The Tender Landreceived second prize for Best Production in the National Opera Association’s
annual competition.

Hunt Leadership Scholar Leela Harpur, a junior majoring in corporate communications and public affairs and Spanish with an Italian minor, has been selected by the U.S. Department of State to serve as a summer intern at the American Embassy in Rome.

The Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress in Washington, D.C., named Charlie McCaslin as a 2010-11 Presidential Fellow. The junior history and political science major is SMU’s seventh Fellow.

Jessica Maxey, sophomore electrical engineering and mathematics major, was named a Barry M. Goldwater Scholar, SMU’s 20th.