Hats Off To SMU’s December Grads!

Hats Off To SMU’s December Grads!

More than 600 students from SMU’s seven schools graduated Saturday, Dec. 19, at the December Commencement Ceremony in Moody Coliseum. Distinguished lawyer Michael M. Boone ’63, ’67, chair of the SMU Board of Trustees, delivered the commencement address.

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SMU Polo Teams Riding High In Club Sports

SMU Polo Teams Riding High In Club Sports

Polo has existed at SMU sporadically throughout the University’s 100-year history. However, it wasn’t until 2009 that the men’s and women’s teams formally registered as club sports with the University, a process that was approved in 2011. In the years since, both teams have combined for three national tournament appearances: The men’s team came within a point of reaching the national finals last year and both are primed for further postseason runs this spring.

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Merry & Bright: Celebration Of Lights 2015

Merry & Bright: Celebration Of Lights 2015

The SMU Student Foundation will present SMU’s premier holiday event, Celebration of Lights, at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 30. If you can’t make it to campus, be sure to catch the magic as it happens via live stream at smu.edu/livestream.

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Cement Your Legacy By December 31

When you make a $100 special gift to the Crain Family Centennial Promenade, you will be recognized with an etched paver and make your permanent mark on the Hilltop. The Centennial Promenade will be dedicated on April 15, 2016, during Founders’ Day Weekend.

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<em>Treasures From The House Of Alba</em> Through January 3

Treasures From The House Of Alba Through January 3

As its 50th anniversary year continues, the Meadows Museum will present Treasures from the House of Alba: 500 Years of Art and Collecting, September 11– January 3, 2016. The Alba family is graciously allowing more than 130 works from their private collection to leave Spain for the very first time, including Charles V and the Empress Isabella, c. 1628, by Peter Paul Rubens.

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Jaime DeWees ’15

Jaime DeWees has joined the Dallas-based law firm Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC.

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Christina Sharp ’95

Christina Sharp has joined the sales team of Upper End Properties in Clayton, Missouri, serving the greater St. Louis area.

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Melissa Eastman ’84

Melissa Eastman has been featured in the inaugural edition of D CEO magazine’s The Dallas 500, which recognizes the most influential leaders in North Texas.

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News From Meadows: Joshua Peugh ’06 Wins National Choreography Festival Grand Prize

Meadows dance alum Joshua L. Peugh ’06 and his Dark Circles Contemporary Dance company keep accumulating accolades, the latest of which is the grand prize at the 18th annual McCallum Theatre Choreography Festival, held in Palm Desert, California, November 7-8. Peugh competed in the festival’s Division I group for choreographers working with professional dancers of seasoned artistry and mature technique. A total of 114 entrants participated in this year’s festival.

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Congratulations! Kerri Brown Awarded Prestigious Fulbright-Hays Grant

SMU anthropology Ph.D. candidate Kerri Brown recently received a Fulbright-Hays international education fellowship to support 18 months of research in Brazil. Brown leaves for Rio de Janeiro in January to continue work on her dissertation about public policy related to traditional medicinal plants in Brazil.

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