News From Perkins: New Partnerships Expand Houston-Galveston Extension Program

News From Perkins: New Partnerships Expand Houston-Galveston Extension Program

SMU Perkins School of Theology’s Houston-Galveston Extension Program has relocated to Houston’s Medical Center district. The move heralds a new partnership with three United Methodist institutions that will expand opportunities for enhanced theological education in settings embracing new frontiers in ministry. A public launch reception will be held in Houston August 5.

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Remembering ‘Father Of Modern Cheerleading’ SMU Alumnus Lawrence Herkimer ’48

Lawrence Herkimer ’48, the irrepressible icon and model entrepreneur known as “the father of modern cheerleading,” is being remembered as the originator of the pompom, the spirit stick, the Herkie jump, and the National Cheerleaders Association. Herkimer, who began his spirit-squad revolution during his time as an SMU cheerleader, died in Miami, Florida, on July 1, 2015. He was 89 years old.

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Must-See Video Of The Dalai Lama At SMU

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Wes Waggoner Named Interim SMU AVP For Enrollment Management

Wes Waggoner Named Interim SMU AVP For Enrollment Management

SMU Dean of Undergraduate Admission Wes Waggoner has been named the University’s interim associate vice president for enrollment management in the Office of the Provost, effective July 1, 2015.

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‘Holy Grail’ Of Baseball Cards On Display At Bush Center

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Start Station Eleven Now And Join SMU Reads

Book lovers throughout the Dallas community are invited for the first time to participate in an annual SMU tradition, Common Reading, during summer 2015, and plan to attend a program by author Emily St. John Mandel on campus September 9.

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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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The Liberty Project: SMU Alumni Reboot Storied Magazine

The Liberty Project: SMU Alumni Reboot Storied Magazine

The Liberty Project, the modern revival of Liberty magazine, launched June 24 with three SMU graduates at the helm. Editorial director Christina Geyer ’10, editor Courtney Spalten ’14 and marketing manager Patrick Kobler ’10 have reimagined and reinvented the iconic lifestyle publication as a multimedia site tailored to the 21st-century reader.

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Taking The Initiative For Human Rights: SMU Alumni Bill Holston ’81 And Melissa Weaver ’04

The Dallas Observer counts SMU Dedman School of Law graduates Bill Holston ’81, executive director of the Human Rights Initiative of North Texas, and Melissa Weaver ’04, the attorney for HRI’s Women and Children’s Program, among the 20 most interesting people in the Dallas area for their heroic work on child immigrant cases.

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New Study Co-authored By SMU Archaeologist Shows Kennewick Man Related To Modern Native Americans

New Study Co-authored By SMU Archaeologist Shows Kennewick Man Related To Modern Native Americans

SMU archaeologist David Meltzer is co-author of a new study that shows the genome sequence of the 8,500-year-old male skeleton known as Kennewick Man is closely related to modern Native Americans. The new research may help resolve a bitter dispute between Native Americans and scientists who believed that the skeleton – found along the banks of the Columbia River in Kennewick, Washington, in 1996 – was not of Native American ancestry.

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