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National Community Service Day: Atlanta

SMU alumni assisted the United Methodist Children’s Home (UMCH) with landscaping. The mission of UMCH is to provide redemptive, healing services that bring meaningful change to children and families. The Children’s Home has been a safe haven for abused children and youth since 1871. Services are aimed at preventing the

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The Second Century Of Powerful Partnership Begins

As a student in 1991, Chris Lake ’92, ’95 began tutoring a 9-year-old boy living in the crime-riddled East Dallas neighborhood where he rented a house. Despite Lake’s best efforts, his student usually dozed off during their sessions. Unable to sleep one night as he puzzled over the problem, the

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Election Preview: Unraveling The Rhetoric

SMU experts to drown out the political noise and amplify the salient issues as the 2012 presidential election draws closer.

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Perkins’ Master Of Sacred Music Program

The Master of Sacred Music program in Perkins School of Theology educates students to meet spiritual needs while making beautiful music.

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Engaged Learning: Connecting The Classroom With The World

SMU has initiated a new program, Engaged Learning, which encourages undergraduates to apply their knowledge in one of four categories – research, the arts, the community and the professions – to real-life situations in the Dallas community and the world.

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100 Years Through The Pages Of SMU’s Alumni Magazine: 1930s

As the Second Century Celebration unfolds, SMU Magazine will remember the past through the reproduction of content from various issues through the decades. Visit the 1930s in this second installment.

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A Conversation With Dean William Tsutsui

  William Tsutsui has been dean of Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences since July 2010 but already he has made news. Tsutsui was blogging about his experiences with the Japanese American Leadership Delegation that was visiting Tokyo when the earthquake and tsunami hit Japan March 11. His interviews and

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GIs Transition From Military Service To College Classroom

Four years ago in volatile southern Baghdad, Captain Troy Vaughn ’11 was in charge of a 32-member scout platoon for the Army, leading more than 250 high-risk counter-insurgency and reconnaissance missions over 15 months. In addition to ensuring the success of the missions and the safety of his troops while

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Sustainability U

Throughout red-and-blue SMU, green practices have become a way of life as the University community rallies to cut waste and conserve precious resources. In Cockrell-McIntosh Hall, Pamela Varela’s small refrigerator used to be stocked with single-use plastic water bottles. Now Varela, a resident assistant, relies on reusable bottles. “I used

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Programs, Professors Cultivate Next-Generation Entrepreneurs

  A thread of entrepreneurship weaves through the history of SMU from the beginning. In asking “What is our duty to all the coming generations of Texans until the end of time? … ,” members of the Commission of Education, Methodist Episcopal Church, South of Texas demonstrated game-changing foresight in

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