Dream Week 2017

SMU Dream Week 2017, honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., includes the traditional Unity Walk on the Hilltop on Thursday, January 26 and the annual MLK Service Day on January 28 during which SMU volunteers will work with community nonprofits on a variety of projects. Past projects have included organizing food and clothes pantries, cleaning outdoor recreation areas, painting and restoring shelters, building accessibility ramps for homes, and helping teachers organize their classrooms.

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SMU Tops Tulane, 80–64

Semi Ojeleye scored 21 points and Jarrey Foster added 19 more to lead SMU to an 80–64 win over Tulane on January 15. SMU returns home to host Connecticut on January 19.

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Chris Wilson ’12 and Meghan Poage Wilson ’13

Chris Wilson and Meghan Poage started dating as SMU students after meeting at a Sigma Chi-Delta Gamma mixer in 2010. They got married on October 22, 2016.

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SMU Alumna Lauren Graham ’92 Returns As Lorelai Gilmore

Here’s a fact that will interest those who have been binging on “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life”: Lauren Graham, who plays fast-talking, caffeine-fueled, hip mom Lorelai Gilmore, is an SMU theatre graduate who earned her MFA from Meadows School of Arts in 1992. Grab a cup of coffee and read more about the multitalented Mustang, including a 2008 interview with Graham from the SMU Magazine archives.

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Jack W. Lunsford ’72

Jack W. Lunsford has been named president and CEO of the Arizona Small Business Association.

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Merry And Bright: SMU’s Celebration Of Lights

SMU Student Foundation presents “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” the annual Celebration of Lights program on Monday, November 28, in front of Dallas Hall on the Main Quad. From the Student Foundation site: “Our program begins with hot cocoa and cider accompanied by warm cookies to comfort everyone amidst the cold December of Dallas. People proceed to gather on Dallas Hall Lawn and listen to carols performed by SMU students. SMU’s President, R. Gerald Turner, reads the Christmas Story from his own family Bible! Upon the conclusion of the Christmas Story, ‘Silent Night’ ends the program with the lighting of SMU’s stunning Dallas Hall and its surrounding trees.”

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Modern Spanish Art At The Meadows Museum

On view at the Meadows Museum through Janunary 29, 2017, Modern Spanish Art from the Asociación Colección Arte Contemporáneo presents the most comprehensive survey of Spanish modern art to be shown in the United States in 50 years. The exhibition, which features more than 90 works of art dated from 1915-1960 by approximately 50 artists, is drawn predominantly from the Asociación Colección Arte Contemporáneo (ACAC),one of the most significant repositories of Spanish modern art in the world, with select masterpieces from the renowned collection of the Meadows Museum.

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Carter Hopkins ’04

Carter Hopkins ’04

Carter Hopkins recently published The Lincoln Prophecy, a thriller that features a fictional SMU law professor as the protagonist with much of the action taking place on the Hilltop and around Dallas.

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Patrick Yack ’74

Patrick Yack has been named executive director of the Florida Public Broadcasting Service.

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Jonathan Childers ’02, ’05

Jonathan Childers ’02, ’05

Jonathan Childers, partner, Lynn Pinker Cox Hurst, LLP, has been named a “2016 Lawyer on the Rise” by Texas Lawyer.

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