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 Spring 2014. SMU Alternative Breaks took students, faculty and staff to 10 cities during spring break 2014 to serve community organizations.
  • 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 Winter 2014-15. SMU Alternative Breaks is taking students, faculty and staff to Quito, Ecuador; to Puerto Rico; and to Austin.
  • 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.
  • Caroline in Madrid. (Spring 2014) Caroline is a junior majoring in journalism in Meadows School of the Arts and minoring in Spanish and fashion media. During spring 2014, she is studying in Madrid with SMU-in-Spain.
  • Civil Rights Pilgrimage. (Spring 2014) 2014 marks the 10th Anniversary of the SMU Civil Rights Pilgrimage. The eight-day bus journey takes students, faculty and staff to visit the American South’s civil rights landmarks and leaders in 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.
  • 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.
  • The Guildhall at SMU at GDC. (Spring 2014) René Archambault, manager of admissions and alumni affairs, and Tricia Skinner, manager of career development, are representing The Guildhall at SMU at the 2014 Game Developers Conference (GDC) March 19-21.
  • 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 Jan. 7-13, 2015.
  • Human Rights, France. (Spring 2014) Eighteen students, faculty and staff from SMU and Dallas are traveling to France during spring break 2014 to study the role that country played in the Holocaust, when Nazi-occupied France deported 76,000 Jews to be murdered in or en route to extermination camps.
  • 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.
  • Lisa, Denmark. (Spring 2014) Lisa is a junior 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. During spring 2014, she is studying at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad with SMU-in-Copenhagen.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sara, Colonial Virginia. (Spring 2014) During spring break 2014, Sara and her Honors history class “The Founding Fathers and Slavery” traveled to Virginia.
  • 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 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.
  • Temerlin Advertising Institute in New York. (Spring 2014) As part of May Term 2014, students from Temerlin Advertising Institute at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts are on an industry immersion course in New York City. The course involves nine days of visits to advertising agencies, client companies and media organizations.
  • Theology in Cuba. (Spring 2014) Dr. Carlos F. Cardoza-Orlandi, Professor of Global Christianities and Mission Studies at Perkins School of Theology, is leading the Spring 2014 faculty immersion trip to Cuba March 7-16. Nine participants will examine the history of Cuba, its religious and cultural sources, and will visit Christian communities including the Seminario Evangélico de Teología de Matanzas.
  • Theology in El Salvador. (Spring 2014) Dr. Harold J. Recinos, Professor of Church and Society at Perkins School of Theology, is leading his class of 14 students to El Salvador during spring break 2014. The group is examining Christian mission in cultural context as part of Perkins’ Global Theological Education program.
  • 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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