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Coming Up: Commencement, May 14

SMU will celebrate the academic accomplishments of more than 2,500 students at its 101st annual Commencement ceremony at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 14, in Moody Coliseum. Watch the ceremony live online at www.smu.edu/live.

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Celebrating Historic Generosity

Founders’ Day 2016 marked another milestone in the history of SMU Unbridled: The Second Century Campaign. In addition to the campus campaign finale celebrating $1.15 billion raised in gifts and pledges, Founders’ Day April 15 honored more than 65,000 donors to the campaign.

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Founders’ Day Weekend: Something For Every Mustang

Hundreds of SMU family members returned to the Hilltop April 15 to participate in Founders’ Day festivities, from marking the milestone of $1.15 billion raised during The Second Century Campaign to dedicating the new Crain Family Centennial Promenade. Individuals and families enjoyed finding the engraved brick pavers that are among the 10,000 that were bought to help create the Promenade. Students celebrated Peruna’s annual birthday at Perunapalooza held on the main quad. On Saturday, participants attended Inside SMU sessions presented by faculty on topics ranging from the overuse of antibiotics to global economic challenges. SMU Athletics held its spring football game and the Meadows Museum opened its doors for Community Day.

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Watch: Sophomore Diana Cates’ Inspirational SMU Story

Sophomore Diana Cates ’18 delivered an eloquent tribute to all those who supported The Second Century Campaign at the campaign finale April 22. “… With their help, I’m pursuing a dream I wasn’t sure I would realize,” she said. After high school, Cates served in the U.S. Marine Corps for eight years, attaining the rank of sergeant. When she returned home, she had decided on a career in world affairs, but wasn’t sure how to attain that goal. “One day I saw a billboard that changed my life. It said, ‘World Changers Shaped Here’, and within a week, I was talking to an admission counselor,” she recalled. She is now a Tower Scholar majoring in international studies and world languages, with an eye toward a future in national security and foreign policy.

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Scenes From SMU’s Fondren Library Celebration

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Find Your #SMUbrick: Crain Family Centennial Promenade

Join us April 15–16, 2016 for Founders’ Day Weekend, an opportunity to reconnect with professors, classmates and current students. The weekend offers a wide range of activities on the Hilltop, including the dedication of renovated Fondren Library, the Second Century Campaign finale – featuring the dedication of the Crain Family Centennial Promenade – and the traditions of Sing Song. Saturday’s Community Day will include Inside SMU, featuring presentations by esteemed faculty, a spring SMU Football game, and exhibitions and activities at SMU’s outstanding museums.

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Watch SMU Welcome Travis Mays, New Head Coach Of Women’s Basketball

Travis Mays has been named the head women’s basketball coach at SMU. Mays arrives on the Hilltop after 14 years as an assistant coach, where he served under three Hall of Fame coaches, and 11 years playing professionally. Mays comes to SMU following four seasons as associate head coach at The University of Texas at Austin, his alma mater.

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Watch Now: SMU Interdisciplinary Foosball Fun

SMU Lyle Engineering students teamed up with students from Dedman College and the Cox School of Business to build a regulation foosball table, learning valuable real-world collaborative, interdisciplinary skills along the way.

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Remembering MLK At SMU: March 17, 1966

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Highlights Of Research Day 2016

SMU graduate and undergraduate students presented results of ongoing and completed SMU-based research. Check out the winners at http://www.smu.edu/researchday.

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