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Wes Waggoner Named Dean Of Undergraduate Admissions

Wes K. Waggoner, whose university admissions experience spans 20 years, has been named SMU’s new dean of undergraduate admission and executive director of enrollment services. Chosen after a national search, Waggoner reports to Stephanie Dupaul, associate vice president for enrollment management. Waggoner previously served as associate dean and director of

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Engineers To Help Improve Refugee Camp Conditions

The Lyle School of Engineering is partnering with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to improve water quality in African and Asian refugee camps housing tens of thousands of people. Supported by a $270,000 grant from UNHCR and additional SMU funds, Civil and Environmental Engineering faculty member Andrew Quicksall

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DeGolyer Library To House Komen Archives

SMU’s DeGolyer Library and Susan G. Komen for the Cure® have formed a partnership to preserve and chronicle the history of the international organization dedicated to fighting breast cancer. DeGolyer’s Archives of Women of the Southwest now houses correspondence, advertisements and news articles chronicling Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s

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The 4-1-1 on the Class of ’15

Total: 1,382 Demographics: 51% female, 49% male; 55% from outside Texas; 26.6% diversity Top states: Texas, California, Florida, Illinois, Missouri, Louisiana, Colorado, Connecticut, Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia Average SAT: 1268, up from 1243 last year Average ACT: 28.4, up from 27.6 last year Average GPA: 3.44, up from 3.37 last year President’s Scholars: 45 Hunt Leadership Scholars:

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Faith Of Our Children

An exhibition, “Four Centuries of Religious Books for Children,” will be featured January 20-May 12, 2012, in The Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Galleries at Bridwell Library. The exhibition explores religious books specifically written for children that were printed in Europe and America from the 16th to the 19th centuries. Intended to

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Sophomore To Serve As Composer-In-Residence

ENVISO (formerly the Irving Symphony) and SMU’s Division of Music have launched a partnership in which a music composition student will serve each year as a composer-in-residence with the area’s only boutique professional symphony orchestra. The initiative is named the William H. Lively SMU Student Composer-in-Residence Program in honor of alumnus Bill

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Carnegie Raises SMU Research Classification

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has raised SMU’s classification among institutions of higher education, reflecting dramatic growth in the University’s research activity since it was last measured in 2005. SMU is now categorized with 96 other institutions as a research university with “high research activity,” a significant step

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Flags, Fireworks And Festivities Herald SMU’s Second Century

More than 1,200 alumni from around the globe and members of the campus community gathered April 15 for tributes, fireworks and a giant birthday card as SMU celebrated the 100th anniversary of its founding. The event kicked off a series of events for SMU’s Founders’ Day Weekend. The kickoff also

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Alumna To Lead Enrollment Management

Stephanie Dupaul has been named SMU’s associate vice president for Enrollment Management. In this new position in the Office of the Provost, she will provide strategy for the University’s goal of increasing the number and quality of applicants.

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Engineering Students Build Living Village

During Engineering & Humanity Week in April, Lyle School of Engineering students built and lived in shelters designed to house the poor or those displaced by war and natural disasters. The Hunter & Stephanie Hunt Institute for Engineering & Humanity sponsored the Living Village.  

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