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Mustang Band’s Jazzy New Home Dedicated September 19

Mustang Band’s Jazzy New Home Dedicated September 19

With a blast of horns and a rolling drumbeat, the new Mustang Band Hall was dedicated Friday, Sept. 19. More than 1,250 band alumni, supporters and friends contributed funds to build the $3 million, 11,000-square-foot Mustang Band Hall, located at the Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports on the southeast edge of campus near Gerald J. Ford Stadium, Moody Coliseum and the new Residential Commons complex. The new band hall features enhanced practice rooms and an outdoor performance plaza designed to showcase SMU’s traditional hub of campus spirit, the Mustang Band.

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What is the CUBE? ‘Think tank. Idea lab. Start-up generator.’

What is the CUBE? ‘Think tank. Idea lab. Start-up generator.’

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Mustang Minute: NoViolet Bulawayo ’07 Returns To Hilltop As Common Reading Author

Mustang Minute: NoViolet Bulawayo ’07 Returns To Hilltop As Common Reading Author

Acclaimed author NoViolet Bulawayo ’07 returned to the Hilltop to discuss “We Need New Names” – her award-winning first novel and the University’s 2014 Common Reading – September 15, 2014. The semi-autobiographical first novel has received several prestigious awards and recognitions, including the 2014 PEN/Hemingway Prize for Debut Fiction, the 2014 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction, and the inaugural Etisalat Prize for Literature in 2013.

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SMU Breaks Ground For New Harold Clark Simmons Hall

SMU Breaks Ground For New Harold Clark Simmons Hall

SMU broke ground Sept. 12 for Harold Clark Simmons Hall, the second building for the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development. The ceremony followed a gift of $25 million from Annette Caldwell Simmons and Harold C. Simmons in February 2013 to fund the new building and support three new endowed academic positions. The new facility will be named in honor of Mr. Simmons, at Mrs. Simmons’ request.

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Dedman College Dean Thomas DiPiero On Liberal Arts Education

Dedman College Dean Thomas DiPiero On Liberal Arts Education

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Mary and Richard Templeton Centennial Chair of Electrical Engineering Announced

Mary and Richard Templeton Centennial Chair of Electrical Engineering Announced

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SMU Names Leah Young Fullinwider Endowed Centennial Chair In Music Performance

SMU Names Leah Young Fullinwider Endowed Centennial Chair In Music Performance

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SMU Tower Center Welcomes Nuclear Strategist Paul Avey

SMU Tower Center Welcomes Nuclear Strategist Paul Avey

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New Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Chapter Housed At SMU’s Dedman College

New Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Chapter Housed At SMU’s Dedman College

The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF) announced the launch of a program chapter in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The site will be housed at SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences and is supported by a consortium of area universities.

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James Pratt Collection Finds Home At SMU’s Hunt Institute for Engineering & Humanity

James Pratt Collection Finds Home At SMU’s Hunt Institute for Engineering & Humanity

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