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SMU Alumni Entrepreneurs Unwrap Their CauseCakes Movement Sept. 5

SMU Alumni Entrepreneurs Unwrap Their CauseCakes Movement Sept. 5

As an SMU junior, Daniel Poku enlisted friends Paul Curry, Marc Feldman, Tyler Hayes, Stephen Nelson, Tyler Scott and Kyle Spencer to start CauseCakes, a cupcake business with a philanthropic twist. They raised funds through a social media blitz, earned their University degrees in 2014 and are “unwrapping the movement” September

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SMU Alumni Amber Venz Box ’08 And Baxter Box ’11 And The Rewards Of Style

Amber Venz Box ’08, who earned a bachelor’s degree in corporate communications from SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts, and husband Baxter Box, who earned an MBA from the Cox School of Business, have built a successful fashion empire . And, it all started with her blog.

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Fekri Hassan ’71, ’73 Lecture Launches Anthropology’s Golden Jubilee Sept. 6

Fekri Hassan ’71, ’73 Lecture Launches Anthropology’s Golden Jubilee Sept. 6

Fekri Hassan ’71, ’73, whose research brings an archaeological perspective to the contemporary challenges of global climate change and food security, has been named the 2014 Wendorf Distinguished Scholar by the Department of Anthropology in SMU’s Dedman College. His lecture on September 6 will launch the department’s Golden Jubilee celebration.

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Friday Night Stampede Sept. 19: Block Party, Pep Rally, Band Concert

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NOLA Alumni Celebrate SMU With Send-off Party For Students

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SMU Alumna Kathy Bates ’69 Wins Second Emmy

SMU Alumna Kathy Bates ’69 Wins Second Emmy

Actress Kathy Bates won the 2014 Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for her role in FX’s American Horror Story: Coven. Bates, a winner of numerous awards for her skills as an actress, graduated from SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts in 1969. For her exemplary contribution to the art and craft of acting, SMU conferred upon Kathy Bates the degree of Doctor of Arts, honoris causa, in 2002.

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SMU Alumni Taking Theatre Company To The Next Level At The Wyly

SMU Alumni Taking Theatre Company To The Next Level At The Wyly

The Elevator Project, a collaboration initiated by the AT&T Performing Arts Center (ATTPAC) to bring local productions to the smaller performance spaces of the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, has been called a game changer for Dallas-area arts groups. Upstart Productions, a company with several SMU alumni ties, will launch

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Save The Date: Young Alumni Fry The Frogs Kickoff September 10

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Peruna’s Pals Launches New Season September 6

Peruna’s Pals Launches New Season September 6

Peruna’s Pals, the official kids club of SMU Athletics, will kick off its 2014-2015 season with a family-focused event Saturday, September 6, at 7 p.m. at Moody Coliseum. SMU alumni, as well as all Mustang fans, are invited to bring their youngsters for a fun-filled night at the SMU vs.

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Kit Carson ’04, ’13: Tennis Star Turned Tech Entrepreneur

Kit Carson ’04, ’13: Tennis Star Turned Tech Entrepreneur

What do SMU, tennis and a cloud-based mobile platform have in common? Alumna Kit Carson ’04, ’13. Setting out to “disrupt the way payments are made,” Carson co-founded Tantrum Street in 2011 with Park Cities native William Cervin. The company offers apps that provide a streamlined purchase process for consumers

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