Can’t-Miss Homecoming In September! Register Now

Read more
News From Meadows: Five SMU Alumni Reap Rewards Of Art History Education

News From Meadows: Five SMU Alumni Reap Rewards Of Art History Education

Spending nine months as a paid intern at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Digging for antiquities in Galilee. Working at Christie’s Auction House in New York City. Presenting a paper in Armenia. Studying Mediterranean archaeology in the Netherlands as a Fulbright scholar. These are the paths taken by five recent art history graduates from SMU Meadows School of the Arts.

Read more
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.

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

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.

Read more
Video: The Dalai Lama Visits SMU

Video: The Dalai Lama Visits SMU

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama spoke to a sold-out crowd at SMU’s Moody Coliseum on July 1. At the beginning of the program, the Dalai Lama accepted a prayer flag made by students at Dallas’ Booker T. Washington High School. The Nobel laureate stressed the need for tolerance, compassion and forgiveness to attain peace in the world.

Read more
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.

Read more

Join SMU Reads And See Emily St. John Mandel September 9

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.

Read more

Ends Sunday: The Abelló Collection At The Meadows Museum

Read more

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.

Read more
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.

Read more