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Answering The Billion-Dollar Question

As you read in this magazine about our new campaign goal of $1 billion, you may well ask, “Why”? Since we exceeded our original goal of $750 million in summer 2013, ahead of our 2015 target date, why not stop now, thank our donors for their generosity and celebrate the achievement?

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From George To George: Presidential Resources Make History At SMU

As we note SMU milestones of the past 100 years, this year we also mark a new highpoint in our timeline of progress. In a rare and remarkable moment in the history of higher education and our nation, SMU hosted five U.S. presidents April 25 for the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center.

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2013: From Celebrating To Making History

In 2013 we will celebrate the third year of our Second Century Celebration. We started the commemoration in 2011, the centennial of our founding, and will culminate the festivities in 2015, the 100th anniversary of our opening. Every commemorative year has been filled with progress that would make our founders proud.

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Marking Milestones, Celebrating Impact

President R. Gerald Turner says SMU is continuing the tradition of stately and state-of-the-art facilities as the campus is further developed.

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Memories, Milestones And Momentum

Preserving A Legacy While Pursuing Aspirations It has been a year for cherishing memories and celebrating milestones. In the centennial year of SMU’s founding, 2011, we honored our heritage. We gathered as a community to celebrate Founders’ Day in April. We transformed the first floor of Hughes-Trigg Student Center into

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Reaching 100, Staying Young

“Universities do not grow old; but yearly they renew their strength and live from age to age in immortal youth.” With that statement in 1913, SMU’s first president, Robert Stewart Hyer, made a commitment for SMU in his time, but affirmed that we would be a university for all time. Reflecting

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Approaching 100, Celebrating A New SMU Century

President R. Gerald Turner looks back on a year of “remarkable progress” while looking forward to the commemorative Centennial activities that will begin in 2011.

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Ongoing Momentum In The Midst Of Challenges

President R. Gerald Turner reports that “SMU is enjoying unbridled progress” as a result of the University’s generous supporters.

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After A Challenging Year, Facing Forward

SMU President R. Gerald Turner reflects on the University’s accomplishments in a year of economic challenges.

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Students Travel Far And Wide To Serve And Learn

SMU students are proving that service and civic involvement are essential to learning, whether across town or around the globe.

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