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‘An Excellent Beginning Has Been Made’

SMU was truly fortunate in its first librarian, Dorothy Amann, a remarkable woman who almost single-handedly oversaw the transformation of the library from a miscellaneous assortment of books to a useful working collection with some claims to distinction.

2017-04-04T10:20:23+00:00 July 3, 2013|

From George To George: Presidential Resources Make History At SMU

As we note SMU milestones of the past 100 years, this year we also mark a new highpoint in our timeline of progress. In a rare and remarkable moment in the history of higher education and our nation, SMU hosted five U.S. presidents April 25 for the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center.

2017-04-04T10:25:28+00:00 July 3, 2013|

Founders’ Day: Writing A New Chapter In SMU History

The 43rd president of the United States was the surprise guest of honor at a colorful, music-filled, ceremony welcoming the George W. Bush Presidential Center to campus on Founders’ Day April 19. More than 3,000 SMU alumni, students, faculty and staff applauded as Bush walked down the steps of Dallas Hall to the speaker’s platform.

2014-03-04T11:42:38+00:00 July 2, 2013|

George W. Bush Presidential Center Dedication Attracts World Attention

History marched onto the SMU state April 25, 2013. It came in the form of five presidents, including President Barack Obama. It was the first gathering of the so-called President’s Club in several years, bringing together Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, the center of their attention and expressed admiration on this day. They came to help dedicate the George W. Bush Presidential Center, housing the first presidential library and museum of the 21st century, the first such facility of the social media age, and the third to be located in Texas.

2014-03-04T11:49:48+00:00 July 2, 2013|

Calling All Mustangs! Tele-Pony Students Want To Talk With You

On any given night, the student “voices” of Tele-Pony gather in a call center on campus for an experience that allows alumni to share personal stories and offer advice to today’s students, while helping their alma mater thrive in its second century.

2013-07-02T10:06:09+00:00 July 2, 2013|

SMU Alumnus Plays Endearing Deputy On Longmire

Adam Bartley, who earned a bachelor's degree in theatre from SMU's Meadows School of the Arts in 2001, plays the endearing Deputy Ferguson, known as "The Ferg," on the A&E series Longmire.

2013-07-01T16:06:27+00:00 July 1, 2013|

George W. Bush Presidential Center: SMU Alumni

SMU's quest for the George W. Bush Presidential Center began in December 2000, when the Board of Trustees appointed a steering committee including Turner, trustees Ray L. Hunt ’65 and Jeanne L. Phillips ’76, and the late Fred Meyer, former chair of the Texas Republican Party. Trustee and attorney Mike Boone ’63, ’67 later joined the steering committee to help guide legal negotiations once SMU was selected.

2014-03-04T11:56:50+00:00 June 30, 2013|
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