Jay Dewald ’94

Jay Dewald ’94

Jay Dewald has joined Andrew Kurth, LLP, as partner in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice. Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Dewald has

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Get The Scoop On Special Mustang Mini Reunions, September 25-26

SMU will welcome alumni and friends from the classes of 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005 and 2010 for Reunion Weekend 2015, September 23-26.

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Meet SMU Alum Scott Moses ’07, Production Designer For “Ellen”

Meet SMU Alum Scott Moses ’07, Production Designer For “Ellen”

SMU alumnus Scott Moses ’07 always sweats the details. The production designer has created environments for a host of television programs, and beginning in August, he’ll be working on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Moses, who earned an M.F.A. in theatre from SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts, recently talked to Meadows alumna Rachel Wilson ’14 for the Dreamfly Productions blog about his work. He says designing for reality TV “is more like theatre than you think.”

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SMU Swimming And Diving Alumni Compete In Pan American Games

SMU Swimming And Diving Alumni Compete In Pan American Games

UPDATE: Rachel Nicol ’15 helped lead host country Canada to a second-place finish in swimming at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto July 14-16. She earned silver and bronze medals at the games. Two other alumni of SMU Swimming and Diving teams represented their countries in events: Isabella Arcila ’15, swimming for Colombia, advanced to the Consolation Final in each of her three individual events, while Julian Fletcher ’13, representing Bermuda, placed fifth in the Consolation Final of the 100-meter breaststroke.

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Miller Campus Center: New Community Gathering Place At SMU-in-Taos

Miller Campus Center: New Community Gathering Place At SMU-in-Taos

The Carolyn and David Miller Campus Center will be dedicated at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 17, at SMU-in-Taos. The Center is named for lead donors David B. Miller ’72, ’73 and Carolyn L. Miller. The newest facility at SMU-in-Taos will create a comfortable gathering place for campus and community groups, ranging from 100 guests attending a lecture to a handful of students relaxing before a huge stone fireplace.

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Homecoming Countdown: It’s Just A Few Weeks Away, September 23-26

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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.

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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

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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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.

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