Hear best-selling author Anne Lamott, seminary president Rev. Dr. Marvin McMickle and noted biblical scholar Rev. Dr. N.T. Wright at The Power of the Story: 2017 Fall Convocation on Creative Communication, November 13–14, at Perkins School of Theology.
The impact of the nation’s evolving demographics will be explored by Henry Cisneros, former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and a host of urban planning and economics experts at SMU on October 26. Register for the program.
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Find out how Principal Nancy Bernardino ’01, ’04, ’05 and her leadership team of SMU alumnae are shaping an all-girls “super school” in Dallas that has gained national attention for its economic diversity and innovative curriculum.
Luisa del Rosal ’08, executive director of the Tower Center and Mission Foods Texas-Mexico Center at SMU, received the Latino Up-And-Comer Award as part of D CEO’s 2017 Latino Business Awards. The awards are designed to honor the top Latino “visionary thinkers and industry pioneers” in North Texas.
SMU Meadows theatre faculty, alumni and students were part of productions that won 2017 Dallas-Fort Worth Theater Critics Forum Awards on September 12. In addition, Dallas Theater Center earned a special citation for launching Public Works Dallas, in partnership with SMU Meadows and Ignite/Arts Dallas, which staged its inaugural show, The Tempest, in March.
As the Class of 2021 settles in, the Residential Commons become the heart of campus life. Chemistry Professor David Son offers a glimpse inside the world of a Faculty in Residence as he and his family shared food, fun and fellowship with students in Boaz Commons last year. As Son says, there’s never a dull moment at SMU.
Expectations were high, and the Mustangs came through in the 58-14 blowout against Stephen F. Austin University on September 2. The “Salute To Our Heroes” season opener paid tribute to all active military service members and veterans.
As new students settled into their on-campus homes, Matthew Desmond’s Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City inspired poetry, research and soul-searching about the meaning of home and the impact of its loss in programs presented by SMU Reads.
Families from across the country will join their SMU students in celebrating Family Weekend, September 22–24, when the Student Foundation presents “Wild About SMU.” The family luncheon, annual student talent show and Boulevard barbecue before the SMU vs. Arkansas State football game are just a few of the can’t-miss events planned.