Eileen Baland ’87, ’97

Eileen Baland was awarded a Master of Fine Arts in Writing degree with a specialization in poetry from Spalding University

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SMU Junior Bryson DeChambeau Qualifies For U.S. Open

SMU Junior Bryson DeChambeau Qualifies For U.S. Open

Fresh from winning the NCAA Individual Championship on June 1, SMU junior Bryson DeChambeau qualified for the 2015 U.S. Open by tying for third in the sectional qualifier in Columbus, Ohio, on June 8, SMU Athletics reports. DeChambeau is the first Mustang in the history of SMU Men’s Golf to earn the NCAA individual title.

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SMU Alumnus Trevor Weichmann ’06 Brings Pony Pride To Saudi Arabia

SMU Alumnus Trevor Weichmann ’06 Brings Pony Pride To Saudi Arabia

Trevor Weichmann ’06 works about 8,000 miles from the SMU campus, serving as the Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare (JHAH) Epic ASAP Application coordinator in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. However, his heart is never far from the Hilltop. One of the first things he did when he moved into his new workspace was spruce it up with an SMU pennant and a miniature Mustang football helmet.

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Meet Oyster Farm Entrepreneur Greg Martino ’08

Greg Martino earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from SMU’s Cox School of Business in 2008 and is now oyster farming in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts, on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. With his brother, Dan, he owns Martino Seafood, which produces Cottage City Oysters. Over the next three years, they expect to sell more than 200,000 oysters for the half shell (raw bar) market.

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Black Alumni Of SMU Honor History Makers, Outstanding Students

Black Alumni Of SMU Honor History Makers, Outstanding Students

Accomplished alumni and students were honored at the fourth annual Black Excellence Ball held this spring as part of SMU’s observance of Black History Month. Black Alumni of SMU joined the Association of Black Students (ABS) to present the celebratory evening that included recognition of the 2015 Black History Makers and Black Alumni Scholarship recipients.

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News From Meadows: Connecting Cultural Roots In ‘Little Mexico’

News From Meadows: Connecting Cultural Roots In ‘Little Mexico’

In a story for the Meadows School of the Arts website, writer Mary Guthrie introduces the Pike Park Summer Program, an educational collaborative involving Janis Bergman-Carton, SMU Meadows associate professor of art history, two SMU students and several civic groups. The new summer day camp will reintroduce the rich ethnic past of Dallas’ “Little Mexico” to the neighborhood’s children through a series of arts-related activities. The program for kids ages 6-12 runs from mid-June through the end of July. Photo of Raizes Hispanas, a commissioned mural in the Pike Park Field House by artist Juan Manuel Campos, 1988.

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Quake Team Helps Shed Light On North Texas Tremors

Quake Team Helps Shed Light On North Texas Tremors

With earthquakes continuing to rattle North Texas – and the nerves of its residents – the search is on for the source of the activity. That’s been the focus since 2008 for a team of SMU earth scientists who have become the go-to experts on North Texas earthquakes. Even though the largest quake in the Dallas-Fort Worth area (Jan. 6, 2015) measured only 3.7, and was a relatively small-magnitude quake that caused no major damage, the tremors do provoke concern.

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James K. Hopkins Named Inaugural Recipient of SMU’s Second Century Faculty Career Achievement Award

James K. Hopkins Named Inaugural Recipient of SMU’s Second Century Faculty Career Achievement Award

James K. Hopkins, professor of history and Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor in SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, has been named the inaugural recipient of SMU’s Second Century Faculty Career Achievement Award, announced by the Office of the Provost Friday, April 17, 2015. In his honor, the James K. Hopkins SMU Second Century Faculty Career Achievement Scholarship has been created and will be awarded to a student in SMU’s fall 2015 entering class.

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Michael M. Boone ’63, ’67 Re-elected Chair Of SMU Board Of Trustees

Michael M. Boone ’63, ’67 Re-elected Chair Of SMU Board Of Trustees

Civic leader Michael M. Boone ’63, ’67, co-founder of the distinguished law firm of Haynes and Boone, has been re-elected

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George W. Bush, 43rd President Of The United States, Delivers Commencement Address

George W. Bush, 43rd President Of The United States, Delivers Commencement Address

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