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Actor Brian Baumgartner ’95 To Lead Homecoming Parade Saturday

Actor Brian Baumgartner ’95 To Lead Homecoming Parade Saturday

Well-known for his character “Kevin” on the Emmy-winning television series The Office, actor Brian Baumgartner ’95 is making the trip back to SMU for Homecoming weekend. > Read The Daily Campus interview Baumgartner will lead SMU’s Homecoming parade as grand marshal Saturday, Nov. 15, with its theme of “Dynamic Duos”

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SMU Connection: Alumni volunteers ‘talk shop’ with students

SMU Connection: Alumni volunteers ‘talk shop’ with students

Joseph E. Ackels ’82 and Kristin Larimore ’89, ’91 will offer inside perspectives on their careers to students participating in the SMU Connection Winter Externship program. They join 290 alumni across the country in providing one-day job-shadowing opportunities to current SMU undergraduates over winter break. The SMU Office of Alumni

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News From Meadows: Michelle Merrill ’06, ’12 Named Assistant Conductor Of Detroit Symphony

Michelle Merrill (B.M. in Music Education and B.M. in Saxophone Performance, ’06, and M.M. in Music Education and M.M. in Orchestral Conducting, ’12), has been named assistant conductor of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra following a nationwide search.

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SMU Alumnus Tim Seibles To Receive Prestigious Poetry Award November 11

SMU Alumnus Tim Seibles To Receive Prestigious Poetry Award November 11

Lauded for his bold, thought-provoking writing, SMU alumnus Tim Seibles will receive the Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize November 11 at Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan. Previous winners of the prestigious award include past U.S. Poets Laureate Robert Penn Warren (1971) and Robert Pinksy (2008). The award recognizes his

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Remembering Civic Leader James H. ‘Blackie’ Holmes III ’57, ’59

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Night Vision: SMU Alumnus Stuart Palley Captures The Beauty Of Wildfires

Night Vision: SMU Alumnus Stuart Palley Captures The Beauty Of Wildfires

On location, there is absolute calm and stillness in the burn area of a wildfire. In May I stood atop a mountain overlooking San Marcos and Escondido in San Diego County, alone and under the moonlight, with the distant roar of flame and fire engine siren lights in the valley

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Tune In: SMU Alumni Among Fall TV’s Up-and-Coming New Stars

Tune In: SMU Alumni Among Fall TV’s Up-and-Coming New Stars

EXCERPT: Virginia Kull ’04 and Candice Patton ’07, who earned bachelor’s degrees  in theatre at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts, are featured in two new television shows this fall. Kull can be seen in Fox’s Gracepoint, beginning October 2, while Patton appears in The CW’s The Flash, beginning October

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Alumni educators invited to reconnect at Simmons School open house Oct. 10

Alumni educators invited to reconnect at Simmons School open house Oct. 10

The Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development invites SMU alumni educators to a “Welcome Back” reception and open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, October 10, at Annette Caldwell Simmons Hall.

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21 SMU Alumni Work With Teach For America In High-need Classrooms

21 SMU Alumni Work With Teach For America In High-need Classrooms

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SMU Alumnus Kevin Lavelle ’08 Named Men’s Fitness Game Changer

SMU Alumnus Kevin Lavelle ’08 Named Men’s Fitness Game Changer

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