Report From Ecuador: SMU Alumna Lisa Walters ’14 Grateful For Post-earthquake Support

Report From Ecuador: SMU Alumna Lisa Walters ’14 Grateful For Post-earthquake Support

Everything Lisa Walters ’14 learned from earning SMU degrees in human rights and Spanish is being put to the ultimate test in Ecuador. She was about to board a plane back to her home Ecuador Saturday, April 16, when she learned the South American country had been struck by a devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake. She’s now back at her home in Imbabura province and has joined relief efforts. Read more and find out how you can help relief efforts in Ecuador.

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Joshua Sepkowitz ’02

Joshua Sepkowitz ’02

Joshua Sepkowitz and wife Jessica welcomed their daughter, Catherine Rose, on November 12, 2015.

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Clayton Oliphint ’88, ’96 And Mary Brooke Casad ’77

Clayton Oliphint ’88, ’96 And Mary Brooke Casad ’77

Alumni siblings Clayton Oliphint ’88, ’96 and Mary Brooke Casad ’77 are co-authors of The Basics, a new Bible study series that focuses on Christian identity, practice and service.

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SMU Alum Christopher Godfrey’s Bloodbuy Wins First  Health Acceleration Challenge At Harvard

SMU Alum Christopher Godfrey’s Bloodbuy Wins First Health Acceleration Challenge At Harvard

Bloodbuy, the Dallas-based company founded by SMU alumnus Christopher Godfrey ’05, has been named the winner of the first Harvard Business School-Harvard Medical School Health Acceleration Challenge. Bloodbuy’s technology connects hospitals and blood centers nationwide to ensure the efficient flow of lifesaving blood products to patients in need.

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Scenes From SMU’s Fondren Library Celebration

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Find Your #SMUbrick: Crain Family Centennial Promenade

Join us April 15–16, 2016 for Founders’ Day Weekend, an opportunity to reconnect with professors, classmates and current students. The weekend offers a wide range of activities on the Hilltop, including the dedication of renovated Fondren Library, the Second Century Campaign finale – featuring the dedication of the Crain Family Centennial Promenade – and the traditions of Sing Song. Saturday’s Community Day will include Inside SMU, featuring presentations by esteemed faculty, a spring SMU Football game, and exhibitions and activities at SMU’s outstanding museums.

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Susan Cancelosi ’88

Susan Cancelosi ’88

Susan Cancelosi ’88, an associate professor at Wayne State University Law School, will receive the Donald H. Gordon Award for Excellence in Teaching at the 2016 Treasure of Detroit April 21.

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‘Game of Silence’ From SMU Alum David Hudgins ’91 Debuts April 12

‘Game of Silence’ From SMU Alum David Hudgins ’91 Debuts April 12

Writer/producer David Hudgins ’91, known for such soulful, family-centered dramas as Friday Night Lights and Parenthood, switches gears for his new NBC series, Game of Silence, a dark drama revolving around a group of childhood friends and a secret from their past. The network describes it as “a gripping new drama about friendship, love, revenge and the moral dilemma of how far one will go in the pursuit of justice.”

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Artist Lionel Maunz ’01 ‘Taps Into Dark Corners Of The Mind’

Interview magazine profiles SMU alumnus Lionel Maunz ’01, whose fourth solo art show, “Fealty”, opened recently at New York’s Bureau gallery. Rachel Small writes, “… the subtle emotional impact of Lionel Maunz’s art, mostly iron sculptures and pencil drawings, is one of a raw, profound pain expressed in such a delicate and measured manner so as to avoid staid aspirations of idealism or cynicism.” Maunz earned a BA in 2001 and an MFA in 2004 from SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts.

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Watch SMU Welcome Travis Mays, New Head Coach Of Women’s Basketball

Travis Mays has been named the head women’s basketball coach at SMU. Mays arrives on the Hilltop after 14 years as an assistant coach, where he served under three Hall of Fame coaches, and 11 years playing professionally. Mays comes to SMU following four seasons as associate head coach at The University of Texas at Austin, his alma mater.

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