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Historic Donor Gathering Celebrates A Century Of Progress

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of SMU’s master plan, and the laying of the cornerstone of Dallas Hall in 1912, donors of SMU’s more than 100 buildings gathered for a luncheon in October as part of the Second Century Celebration.

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Endowed Chair In Meadows School To Honor Classical Scholar

A $1.5 million gift from the estate of Karl Kilinski II will establish SMU’s 84th endowed faculty position. In addition, Kilinski’s personal library of classical materials in the arts and humanities, as well as his research papers, have been donated to Central University Libraries. The Karl Kilinski II Endowed Chair

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Crain Foundation Gift Paves Way For New Centennial Promenade

A new gift from The Crain Foundation will enhance the SMU campus with a pedestrian walkway linking the Hughes-Trigg Student Center on the north with the new Residential Commons complex to be built on the southern end of the campus. The Crain Family Centennial Promenade will add a highly visible and

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Smith Gift Provides Health Center With New Lease On Life

With a $5 million gift from the Dr. Bob and Jean Smith Foundation, SMU will transform the aging Memorial Health Center into an updated health care resource to accommodate the needs of the growing campus community. As the 52-year-old facility begins a fresh chapter, it will be renamed the Dr.

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A State-Of-The-Art Investment In The Future

The Kitt Investing and Trading Center, which opened in the fall in the lower level atrium of the Cox School of Business, integrates curriculum with practical investment and trading applications.

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Expanding The Campus Experience

With the new Residential Commons as its centerpiece, the southeastern section of campus will be transformed as SMU continues “Building for a Second Century.”

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Marking A Milestone In History And SMU Leadership

A permanent reminder of SMU’s milestone anniversary and a lasting tribute to University leadership was dedicated September 9. The 1.5-acre R. Gerald Turner Centennial Quadrangle, located in the eastern quadrant of the campus, includes the Cooper Centennial Fountain, funded by Susan Smith Cooper ’62 and William R. Cooper ’58. Also

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Gift Supports New Living-Learning Residential Commons

Alumni Elisabeth Martin Armstrong ’82 and William D. Armstrong ’82, of Denver, have committed a $5 million gift toward the construction of SMU’s new Residential Commons. The Residential Commons model represents a new direction in SMU student housing. The five Residential Commons will enable SMU to accommodate a sophomore residency

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Grand Reading Room And Great Coffee

A major renovation planned for Fondren Library Center will restore the Grand Reading Room (shown in rendering) for use by all, while also creating a Special Collections Reading Room and a gallery space for public programming. These rooms will be signature spaces for scholarly pursuit and will honor the architectural

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Millers Commit $10 Million To Coliseum Project

David B. Miller ’72, ’73, a member of the SMU Board of Trustees, and his wife, Carolyn Lacy Miller committed $10 million toward the expansion and renovation of Moody Coliseum April 28. “As a former Mustang basketball player, David has enjoyed the excitement of athletic success in this facility, and

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