- Globe-Trotting Tenor Returns To His Meadows Roots
- Alumni Create New Possibilities For Special Needs Adults
- Entrepreneurial Alumna Shaping Local Food Truck History
- SMU Alumnus Played Key Role In ‘Two-Buck Chuck’ Creation
- Karen Hughes Honored As Dedman College Distinguished Graduate
- London-Based Alumna Launches Organization To Fight Poverty
- SMU-in-Spain Experience Reunites Alumni During Homecoming
- Meet Clint Carmichael ’10: Chicago Alumni Chapter President
- SMU Alumnus Helps Improve Economic Opportunities In Costa Rica
- Carl Pankratz: Rising Star In Business And Public Service
- Bruce W. Halliday on Class Notes 1960-1969
- Jon Charles Fortman on Residential Commons: Transforming The On-Campus Living Experience
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Category Archives: hilltop history
SMU was truly fortunate in its first librarian, Dorothy Amann, a remarkable woman who almost single-handedly oversaw the transformation of the library from a miscellaneous assortment of books to a useful working collection with some claims to distinction. Continue reading
Willis McDonald Tate was born in the year of the founding of SMU, 1911. As student, faculty member, dean and president, his life was at one with the University. His tenure as president was remarkable not only for its record … Continue reading
By Chris Dell ’11 As the University community anticipates the makeover that Moody Coliseum will receive over the next year, a little reflection is called for on the storied history of the arena’s place among sports and public events in Dallas. … Continue reading
Conventional wisdom holds that Southern Methodist University opened the doors of Dallas Hall to its first students on September 22, 1915, welcoming 456 young men and women to their first classes in the College of Liberal Arts, the School of … Continue reading
In 1910 Dallas, a growing, chest-thumping city of commerce in northeast Texas, was earmarked as the best unoccupied site in the nation for a new college. Such was the stated opinion of the executive secretary of the General Education Board … Continue reading
Although most of SMU’s founders were men, women students, faculty and donors played a vital role in the beginning of Southern Methodist University. During the first school year in 1915-16, women made up 21 percent of the student body. Of the 37 professors and instructors, five were women.
To help celebrate the 2011 centennial of SMU’s founding, SMU Magazine introduces a series of articles that chronicle the University’s past. In the beginning … Robert Stewart Hyer and the founding of SMU.
A 1941 photo captures four young people who would play major roles in SMU’s future.
SMU’ tradition of drawing area residents to campus for cultural events began with the Community Course series in 1939.
Meet the hub of SMU spirit – the Mustang band, making music since 1917.