Black Alumni Of SMU Honor History Makers, Outstanding Students

Accomplished alumni and students were honored at the fourth annual Black Excellence Ball held this spring as part of SMU’s observance of Black History Month. Black Alumni of SMU joined the Association of Black Students (ABS) to present the celebratory evening that included recognition of the 2015 Black History Makers and Black Alumni Scholarship recipients.

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News From Meadows: Connecting Cultural Roots In ‘Little Mexico’

News From Meadows: Connecting Cultural Roots In ‘Little Mexico’

In a story for the Meadows School of the Arts website, writer Mary Guthrie introduces the Pike Park Summer Program, an educational collaborative involving Janis Bergman-Carton, SMU Meadows associate professor of art history, two SMU students and several civic groups. The new summer day camp will reintroduce the rich ethnic past of Dallas’ “Little Mexico” to the neighborhood’s children through a series of arts-related activities. The program for kids ages 6-12 runs from mid-June through the end of July. Photo of Raizes Hispanas, a commissioned mural in the Pike Park Field House by artist Juan Manuel Campos, 1988.

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James K. Hopkins Named Inaugural Recipient of SMU’s Second Century Faculty Career Achievement Award

James K. Hopkins Named Inaugural Recipient of SMU’s Second Century Faculty Career Achievement Award

James K. Hopkins, professor of history and Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor in SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, has been named the inaugural recipient of SMU’s Second Century Faculty Career Achievement Award, announced by the Office of the Provost Friday, April 17, 2015. In his honor, the James K. Hopkins SMU Second Century Faculty Career Achievement Scholarship has been created and will be awarded to a student in SMU’s fall 2015 entering class.

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Michael M. Boone ’63, ’67 Re-elected Chair Of SMU Board Of Trustees

Michael M. Boone ’63, ’67 Re-elected Chair Of SMU Board Of Trustees

Civic leader Michael M. Boone ’63, ’67, co-founder of the distinguished law firm of Haynes and Boone, has been re-elected

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George W. Bush, 43rd President Of The United States, Delivers Commencement Address

George W. Bush, 43rd President Of The United States, Delivers Commencement Address

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Advice For Indie Film Success From SMU Alum Thane Economou ’10

Advice For Indie Film Success From SMU Alum Thane Economou ’10

Meadows School of the Arts alumnus Thane Economou ’10 is known for indie comedies such a Quentin and Lisa at the Grocery Store, a rom-com short that has earned plenty of positive buzz on the film festival circuit. In an interview with Dreamfly Productions, he encourages students to take any internships they can get in the industry – preferably in LA – to start building their résumés and networks.

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To Our Readers: SMU Prepares For An Unprecedented Celebration

“Our anniversary events are providing opportunities to honor our past, but most of all, they represent optimistic signposts to our future,” says SMU President R. Gerald Turner

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What Do Students Like About SMU? Friends, Faculty & Much More

To celebrate the University’s centennial year, we asked students to tell us what they liked most about SMU. Here is the highly subjective, not-at-all comprehensive and totally fun list, in no particular order, of the people, places and more that earn a thumbs-up.

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Congratulations To The Class Of 2015!

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