Join SMU for a weekend of enriching activities with faculty, alumni and students, including Inside SMU Powered by TEDxSMU, Community Day and special events celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Meadows Museum.
Experience Spain through flamenco dancing, music and hands-on art Saturday, April 18, at SMU's Meadows Museum's Passport to Spain, a free day of activities for the community. Passport to Spain will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus. A free shuttle will transport visitors to the museum from the DART Mockingbird Station, 5465 E. Mockingbird Lane.
Check out your 2015 SMU Mustang Football team and Head Football Coach Chad Morris and his new coaching staff as well as current and former players in this special SMU Community Day event. Gates open at noon, with inflatables, photos with Peruna, food trucks and much more.
The Daily Campus reports on four student teams that won SMU’s annual Big iDeas Business Plan Competition on January 30, earning $5,000 start-up grants for their innovative projects. Three of the teams are creating smartphone applications, while one is developing a unique clothing line.
When SMU alumna Ashlee Hunt Kleinert noticed suspicious activity in the office park where she has a business, she alerted police. Her proactive response enabled law enforcement to shut down a human trafficking operation. Kleinert is active in New Friends New Life, which provides support for victims of sex trafficking.
SMU alumnus Loy Williams ’63, ’66 talks about the 22 never-published images he took as a participant in the historic Selma-to-Montgomery march for civil rights on March 25, 1965.
Choreographer Joshua Peugh ’06 talks with Art & Seek about his new work, The Hi Betty Cha-Cha, which he created for SMU’s Spring Dance Concert at Meadows School of the Arts. Peugh was selected as one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” in 2015.
Celebrating the announcement of the $45 million gift from The Meadows Foundation are (from left) Mark Roglán, the Linda P. and William A. Custard Director of the Meadows Museum and Centennial Chair in SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts; SMU President R. Gerald Turner; Michael M. Boone, chair, SMU Board of Trustees; Linda P. Evans, president and CEO, The Meadows Foundation; Sam Holland, Algur H. Meadows Dean of the Meadows School of the Arts; and Brad E. Cheves, vice president, SMU Development and External Affairs. The Meadows Foundation, Inc. has pledged $45 million to SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts and the Meadows Museum, the largest single gift in SMU history. With this commitment, The Meadows Foundation has provided more than $100 million to the University since 1995. “SMU has enjoyed a long and productive partnership with The Meadows Foundation, one initiated by Algur H. Meadows himself through the endowment of the Meadows School and the creation of the Meadows Museum,” says SMU President R. Gerald Turner. “The resulting collaboration has enhanced the lives of thousands of students, faculty and members of the local, regional and international communities. This year, as we celebrate both the 50th anniversary of the Meadows Museum and the centennial of SMU’s opening, we are honored to accept a gift that will continue this extraordinary partnership.” The $45 million gift, the largest in The Meadows Foundation’s history, [...]
A gift of $2 million from Linda and Ken Morris will support a faculty directorship in SMU’s Cox School of Business, raising the University to 103 endowed faculty positions and closer to the Second Century Campaign goal of 110. Their gift will endow the Linda A. and Kenneth R. Morris Endowed Director of the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship in the Cox School of Business in honor of Jerry F. White, who has served as director since 1988.