Current Adventures

  • Alice, Maguire Fellow in Italy. (Summer 2014) Alice is a graduate student in the Meadows School of the Arts’ Ph.D. program in art history, RASC/a (Rhetorics of Art, Space, and Culture). She was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2014 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU to conduct research in Italy.
  • Alternative Breaks Fall 2014. SMU Alternative Breaks took students, faculty and staff to seven communities during fall break 2014 to serve community organizations while also learning about issues such as poverty, hunger and homelessness.
  • Alternative Breaks Spring 2015. SMU Alternative Breaks took students, faculty and staff to 10 cities during spring break 2015 to serve community organizations.
  • Alternative Breaks Winter 2014-15SMU Alternative Breaks is taking students, faculty and staff to Quito, Ecuador; to Puerto Rico; and to Austin.
  • American West Human Rights (Summer 2015) Thirteen SMU students and faculty and staff members will travel the American West June 2–12 to visit Native American reservations and historic sites.
  • Arvind, Maguire Fellow in Dallas. (Summer 2014) Arvind is a junior majoring in finance with a specialization in alternative asset management at the Cox School of Business. He was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2014 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU. He is working with Apollo Tutors and the Budd Center: Involving Communities in Education at SMU’s Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development to set up a process to connect volunteers with tutoring opportunities at schools in West Dallas.
  • Christopher in Central Africa. (Summer 2015) Christopher Kiahtipes is a Ph.D. candidate in anthropology at SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences working on reconstructing past environments in tropical Central Africa to better understanding the links between culture, ecology and climate.
  • Civil Rights Pilgrimage 2015. (Spring 2015) SMU students, faculty and staff visited the American South’s civil rights landmarks and met people who participated in and witnessed the movement.
  • Contemporary Issues in Education Policy, Simmons School of Education and Human Development. (Fall 2014) This course allows students to follow prominent education issues, evaluate them in a real-time manner and write about them incisively.
  • Cox Global Leadership Program. (Summer 2014) In May 2014, four groups of students are traveling to Europe (London, Bratislava), Asia A (Tokyo, Shanghai), Asia B (Seoul, Shanghai) and Latin America (Santiago, Sao Paulo) with the Global Leadership Program at the Cox School of Business.
  • Erica, Maguire Fellow in North Texas. (Summer 2014) Erica is a senior majoring in psychology and sociology in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. She was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2014 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU to intern at ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship in McKinney, Texas.
  • Eva, SMU-in-Moscow. (Summer 2014) Eva is a senior double majoring in theatre and world languages. She spent Summer 2014 in Moscow with the SMU-in-Moscow program to continue her Russian studies and to do international theatre research for an Engaged Learning Project and a Robert Mayor Interdisciplinary Research Project.
  • Gopika, Maguire Fellow in Austin and London. (Summer 2014) Gopika is a senior majoring in economics and political science in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. She was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2014 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU. She has internships with Refugee Services of Texas in Austin and Stop the Traffik in London.
  • The Guildhall at SMU at Comic Con. (Fall 2014) The Guildhall at SMU will travel to Comic Con in San Antonio, Chicago, Austin and New Orleans from August 2014 to January 2015. The popular conventions reach a large and enthusiastic gaming audience. René Archambault, manager of admissions and alumni affairs, will blog about Guildhall activities at the San Antonio gathering.
  • Hilltop on the Hill. (Fall 2014) Students traveled to Washington, D.C., in October 2014 as part of SMU’s Hilltop on the Hill program. The students visited media and government sites, and met with political communicators, journalists and SMU alumni.
  • Human Rights, Budapest. (Winter 2015) SMU students, faculty and staff are visiting Budapest, Hungary, with SMU’s Embrey Human Rights Program.
  • Human Rights, Poland. (Winter 2014) Twenty members of the SMU community are on a study tour of Holocaust sites in Poland Dec. 18-30. Led by SMU Embrey Human Rights Program Director Rick Halperin, the group will visit cities and death camps throughout Poland, where, during World War II, some 4,375,000 people were murdered during the Nazi, Germany, occupation.
  • Jack, Maguire Fellow in Los Angeles. (Summer 2014) Jack is a graduate student in the MA/MBA dual-degree program in the Meadows School of the Arts and Cox School of Business. He was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2014 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU. He is interning at the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the arts agency serving the largest county in the country.
  • Jade, Maguire Fellow in Dallas. (Summer 2014) Jade is a Juris Doctor candidate at Dedman School of Law. She was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2014 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU to intern at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas.
  • Katelyn in Jordan. (Fall 2014) Katelyn is a senior majoring in political science in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences and journalism and theatre in Meadows School of the Arts. During fall 2014, she is studying abroad with the CIEE program at the University of Jordan through SMU Abroad. In addition, as part of an Engaged Learning project, she is conducting research on the Syrian refugee crisis within the context of Jordanian security and international affairs.
  • Katherine, Maguire Fellow in San Francisco. (Summer 2015) She was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2015 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU for her research on struggles for LGBTQ immigrants in the San Francisco Bay area.
  • Lisa, Maguire Fellow in Israel. (Summer 2014) Lisa is a senior majoring in markets and culture in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, with a minor in education in the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development. She is working on an Engaged Learning project during summer 2014 and also was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU. She is volunteering with the Ethiopian National Project (ENP), whose purpose is to help Ethiopian immigrants and their families succeed in Israel.
  • Namita, Maguire Fellow in Nepal. (Summer 2015) Namita is a senior majoring in accounting in the Cox School of Business. During summer 2015 she is volunteering with the Bo M. Karlsson Foundation in Nepal to provide emergency assistance after the devastating earthquake there in April. For her work, she was awarded a Public Service Fellowship from SMU’s Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility, with financial assistance from the Irby Family Foundation.
  • Nayelly, Maguire Fellow in Indonesia (Summer 2015) Nayelly is a senior studying engineering, management, information and systems (EMIS), economics and French. She was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2015 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU for her work pertaining to international citizen diplomacy with American and international high school students.
  • Nazia, Maguire Fellow in Dallas. (Summer 2014) Nazia is a graduate student in medical anthropology in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. She was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2014 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU. She is conducting research with Nexus Recovery in Dallas.
  • Perkins School of Theology Palestine-Israel Immersion Trip. (Winter 2015) The Palestine-Israel Immersion Trip for alumni/ae and students of Perkins School of Theology-SMU — sponsored by the school’s Global Theological Education Program — includes 17 participants. Each day, participants will experience Palestine and Israel through a different theme.
  • Perkins School of Theology South Africa. (Summer 2015) Eleven students from SMU’s Perkins School of Theology with faculty leader Dr. Evelyn L. Parker, associate dean for Academic Affairs and professor of Practical Theology, are participating in a May 17-31 South Africa immersion course through the Perkins Global Theological Education Program (GTE).
  • Political Science in Washington. (Spring 2015) Students in the University Honors Program political science class “The Supreme Court Seminar” spent six days in Washington, D.C., doing original research in the papers of former Supreme Court Justices housed in the Library of Congress.
  • Residential Commons Leadership Corps. The Residential Commons Leadership Corps (RCLC) is made up of students who are shaping and promoting the Residential Commons experience at SMU. The RCLC works with Faculty in Residence, Resident Community Directors and resident assistants to develop unique traditions for each commons that will foster community and long-term bonds among residents.
  • Residential Commons in Oxford. (Summer 2014) Eight SMU undergraduates and four faculty and staff members are exploring the birthplace of residential colleges: Oxford, England. The students, faculty and staff hope to bring back ideas and traditions to enhance SMU’s new Residential Commons system.
  • Sha’ron, Maguire Fellow in Dallas. (Summer 2015) Sha’ron is a senior majoring in English and minoring in international studies. She was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2015 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU for her work in literacy intervention with children attending summer camp at the Wesley-Rankin Community Center in Dallas.
  • SMU-in-London: Arts. (Summer 2014) Students in the SMU-in-London: Arts spend five weeks in the city, becoming 21st-century explorers while taking two courses.
  • SMU-in-London: Arts and Culture. (Summer 2015) Students in SMU-in-London: Arts and Culture spend five weeks in the city, becoming 21st-century explorers while taking two courses.
  • SMU Faculty in Residence. As live-in faculty members in SMU’s Residential Commons, Faculty in Residence (FiRs) serve as the intellectual leaders of their commons. The FiR program creates opportunities for students to know faculty members outside of the classroom and emphasizes a culture of mentorship, intellectual discourse and community.
  • SMU Outdoor Adventures. SMU Outdoor Adventures offers recreational trips and outdoor skills workshops from its “base camp” at the Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports.
  • SMU Service House. SMUSH is a residence hall for 28 students dedicated to service and social change. The Office of Residence Life & Student Housing and the Community Engagement and Leadership Center jointly sponsor the Service House and its programs.
  • Student Leadership Initiative, Costa Rica. (Summer 2014) The Embrey Human Rights Program’s Student Leadership Initiative is traveling to Costa Rica in May 2014 to investigate specific human rights issues.
  • Student Leadership Initiative (SLI), Costa Rica. (Winter 2015) 12 students in SLI, sponsored by the Embrey Human Rights Program, participated in a service-learning trip to Costa Rica Jan. 2-12, 2015.
  • T.I., Maguire Fellow in Panama. (Summer 2014) T.I. is a junior majoring in international studies, religious studies, human rights and Spanish in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. He was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2014 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU to intern with the non-governmental organization Hope for the Silent Voices.
  • Yusun, Maguire Fellow in Dallas. (Summer 2014) Yusun is a graduate student in statistics in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. He was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2014 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU to conduct research with the League of Women Voters.
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