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Dedman School of Law Honors Distinguished Alumni

Dedman School of Law honored seven highly accomplished legal and business professionals at its annual Distinguished Alumni Awards dinner February 27.

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Dressing The Part: Exhibition Celebrates Alumnus’ Artistry

For three decades, Barry Sellers ’81 has brought costume designers’ sketches to life. As the Hartford Stage’s draper, he has created more than 1,000 costumes for almost 200 productions. Now the Connecticut theater shines the spotlight on Sellers’ theatrical artistry with an exhibition that will continue through April 29. Costumes,

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The Man Behind The camBLOCK

As the inventor of the camBLOCK modular motion control system, Stewart Mayer ’97 helped fellow SMU alumnus William Joyce ’81 and Joyce’s co-director, Brandon Oldenburg, achieve the hybrid animation of their Academy Award-nominated short film, “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.” “Having the film nominated for an Oscar

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Mustang Memories: Alumnus Recalls Grandfather’s Leap of Faith

Charlie Wilkinson had only a sixth-grade education, but the East Texas farmer shared the vision for a great new center of higher learning with academics Robert Stewart Hyer and Hiram Boaz. Wilkinson, who observed his 29th birthday April 15, 1911, was among those who provided financial support to help The United

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GALLOP, Military Group Organize

Two new affinity groups for SMU alumni with close connections beyond their alma mater became active this fall: SMU GALLOP (Gay and Lesbian League of Persons) GALLOP exists to encourage and foster an academic environment that supports the role of Mustangs – past, present and future – who identify themselves

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A Memoir From A Master Storyteller

Marshall Terry ’53, ’54 offers “an affectionate and clear-eyed narrative” of his more than 50-year relationship with SMU in his new memoir, Loving U.

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Savoring Centennial Hall Exhibits

Members of the Dallas Hall Society toured the Centennial Hall exhibits, which include a historical timeline, interactive features and videos.

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Service With A Smile

Judith Banes ’69, ’78 retired as director of Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports in September, but she may be best known as Peruna’s unofficial godmother.

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Red (And Blue) Letter Weekend

More than 400 former athletes, their families and other supporters of Mustang sports attended the SMU Lettermen’s Annual Reunion September 9-10.

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Warming Up For The Iron Skillet

Alumni gathered for pre-game festivities before the SMU-TCU Battle for the Iron Skillet. The Mustangs won the 76th Iron Skillet in a 40-33 overtime victory.

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