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Engaged Learning: Lindsay Sockwell in Zambia

Senior Lindsay Sockwell, one of the first Engaged Learning grant recipients, experienced her own “journey of discovery” this past summer while working with orphans in Zambia. She used her skills as a dance performance major with a psychology minor to inspire the children, most of whom lost their parents to the AIDS epidemic

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Engaged Learning: Michael McCarthy, Veterans Affairs in Dallas

Senior and grant recipient Michael McCarthy, a double major in statistics and mathematics, is using his knowledge to analyze data for Veterans Affairs in Dallas while covering school expenses. Receiving the Engaged Learning grant enabled him to participate in the program by replacing the salary he otherwise would earn working

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Engaged Learning: Matt Gayer, Health Literacy Dallas

The new program will build on elements of the new University Curriculum, which will debut in fall 2012. Starting then, students will be required to engage with local and global communities around issues of civic responsibility and cultural understanding either through coursework, volunteer opportunities, or study abroad. The Engaged Learning

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Engaged Learning: Jaywin Malhi, Congressional internship

Grant recipient and sophomore Jaywin Malhi also praises the Engaged Learning program. Malhi is a political science and business management major who plans to attend law school and is considering a career in public service. Because he wants to learn firsthand how government works, he proposed and received a Congressional

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Engaged Learning: Colby Kruger, Girls Incorporated

Senior Colby Kruger wanted to expand her previous volunteer services for Girls Incorporated of Metropolitan Dallas. With her Engaged Learning grant, she is teaching photography to teens from low-income neighborhoods while encouraging them to develop a realistic understanding of beauty. The business marketing major, who has a double minor in

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Experiencing A New Day

Perkins School of Theology programs put faith into practice in the community through experiences that integrate classroom learning with hands-on ministry. One example – available to students taking “Theory and Practice of Evangelism” – is a four-week immersion opportunity with New Day, a network of missional micro-communities. Developed in large

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SMU And Dallas: Work In Progress

SMU’s Human And Intellectual Capital Read more about SMU programs that have a major impact on the greater Dallas community. Cox School of Business: Executive education programs Dedman College: “Latino/Latina Religions” Dedman School of Law: Legal Advocacy for the Underserved Lyle School of Engineering: The Hunter and Stephanie Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity

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In Harmony: Perkins’ Master Of Sacred Music Program

SMU’s sacred music program emphasizes musical training as much as theological education – potential students must audition to be accepted into the Meadows School, in addition to being admitted into the Perkins School. Meadows provides a major portion of the music education aspect of the Perkins degree, including applied instruction

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National Community Service Day: Dallas

Black Alumni of SMU launched the project with a bread drive and were joined by other Mustangs at eXcuses eXtreme Café in Deep Ellum to make sandwiches. The food was distributed to the homeless through Random Acts of Kindness’ SoupMobile.  

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National Community Service Day: Houston

In Houston alumni distributed books donated by Half Price Books and discussed the importance of reading with youngsters involved in the Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) at Sharpstown College Prep School. Kipp Sharpstown’s goal is to help students become lifelong learners capable of excelling in college by fostering self-reliance, honor, achievement, responsibility

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