Kendell Miller-Roberts, EHRP Post-Baccalaureate Fellow 2018-19

Dedman College News Originally Posted: September 5, 2018 By: Ryan Garrett Kendell graduated from SMU with a B.A. in Human Rights, a B.F.A. in Dance Performance, and a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies in May 2018. This fall, she will be returning to campus to work as a Post-Baccalaureate Fellow with SMU’s Embrey Human Rights Program. Originally, she had planned to minor in human rights. However, when Kendell participated in the EHRP Poland trip during her first year, she was so moved both emotionally and academically by the work and the information she was learning, that after fall semester of her sophomore year, she declared human rights as her second major. "The Embrey Human Rights Program has not only changed the way I see [...]

By | 2018-09-05T10:20:13+00:00 September 5th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Embrey Human Rights Events, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Kendell Miller-Roberts, EHRP Post-Baccalaureate Fellow 2018-19

A new survey reveals that not only do business executives value college, they want students with skills associated with the liberal arts.

Inside Higher Ed Originally Posted: August 28, 2018 Public May Not Trust Higher Ed, but Employers Do  A new survey reveals that not only do business executives value college, they want students with skills associated with the liberal arts. Though public support for higher education seems to be waning, this skepticism doesn’t appear to extend to potential employers, who say they still have faith in colleges and universities, according to a new survey conducted on behalf of the Association of American Colleges & Universities. But while executives and hiring managers believe that institutions are teaching graduates the skills needed for entry-level jobs, they reported that students usually aren’t ready to be promoted. AAC&U commissioned the Washington, D.C.-based Hart Research Associates to survey two groups: 500 or so business [...]

By | 2018-08-28T10:01:16+00:00 August 28th, 2018|Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Earth Sciences, Economics, English, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Statistical Science, Undergraduate News, World Languages and Literatures|Comments Off on A new survey reveals that not only do business executives value college, they want students with skills associated with the liberal arts.

Navigating the intersection of commerce and compassion

SMU Magazine Originally Posted: August 2018 Neha Husein ’19 gripped the steering wheel as her car jolted forward, hit from behind on one of Dallas’ busiest and most dangerous freeways. Shaken, but not injured, the high school senior surveyed the significant damage to her car. The cause of the crash? The driver behind her was texting while driving.  The SMU senior admits to being “a little paranoid” on the road since that 2014 collision. That unease eventually inspired her to develop Just Drive, a mobile app that awards points to drivers who lock their phones while driving. Users redeem points for coupons and gift cards for food, drinks and merchandise. In less than a year, Husein piloted Just Drive from a class assignment into a [...]

By | 2018-08-23T09:51:00+00:00 August 23rd, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Embrey Human Rights Events, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Navigating the intersection of commerce and compassion

What I Did Last Summer: Ben Prengler ’19

Ben Prengler spent his summer in Washington D.C. as a Space Policy Intern at the White House. About Ben Prengler: I am triple majoring in political science, economics and public policy, and double minoring in public policy and international affairs and philosophy. I am from Fairview, Texas, which is between Allen and McKinney. At SMU, I am the Speaker of the Student Senate, an undergraduate fellow with the Medders Fellowship through the Tower Center doing research in multiculturalism, an HCM Tower Scholar, and a member of Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science Honor Society) and Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics Honor Society). Outside of SMU, I’ve worked on three political campaigns: two for the U.S. Congress, and one for the Texas House of Representatives. In one Congressional [...]

By | 2018-08-22T11:42:14+00:00 August 22nd, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Economics, Philosophy, Political Science, Tower Center, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on What I Did Last Summer: Ben Prengler ’19

Watch: Big on Business – W. Holt Garner

SMU Video Originally Posted: July 10, 2018 “SMU makes my passion for accounting and biology easy to maneuver. SMU’s approach to interdisciplinary study has shaped me into a more critical thinker who can approach a problem from both business and scientific perspectives. And as I prepare for medical school, my dual degree plan gives me a competitive edge. I am able to pursue diverse internship opportunities, including those that focus on the business and clinical aspects of health care.” — W. Holt Garner, Accounting and Biology double major and Chemistry minor. https://youtu.be/eqww8B51c0E  

By | 2018-08-07T18:37:18+00:00 August 7th, 2018|Biology, Chemistry, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Watch: Big on Business – W. Holt Garner

Watch: Big on Research – Roxana Farokhnia

YouTube Originally Posted: July 10, 2018 “SMU was the school for me because I wanted a personalized experience in college, where my professors would know me and care about where I want to go in life. My work in the Vogel-Wise Lab allows me as a pre-health student to not only participate in cutting-edge research on finding ways to help cancer patients who don’t respond to chemotherapy, but also develop my own project and create meaningful connections with professors.” — Roxana Farokhnia, Biology and Health and Society double major on the Pre-Health track. WATCH https://youtu.be/zas3BGb3Uu0  

By | 2018-08-06T10:23:39+00:00 August 6th, 2018|Biology, Chemistry, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Watch: Big on Research – Roxana Farokhnia

SMU Hilltopics Editor and Dedman College Scholar Pens Farewell Letter

SMU Hilltopics Originally Posted: July 12, 2018 Hello from the 2018 Summer Edition of Hilltopics! For those of you who are new readers (I’m looking at you, slightly-terrified new SMU Honors student reading this at orientation) I’d like to provide a brief explanation. Hilltopics is SMU’s Honors magazine: an independently funded, student-run publication dedicated to printing high-quality material that students, alumni, faculty, and staff alike actually want to read. The yearly summer edition is a conglomerate of previous years’ top hits curated by the upcoming year’s new Editors in Chief. For this edition, the 2018-2019 Editors in Chief, Alex McNamara and Drew Sneed, have written abstracts for each featured piece outlining what made them choose that piece over others. These abstracts are for you, new [...]

By | 2018-07-12T12:59:40+00:00 July 12th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on SMU Hilltopics Editor and Dedman College Scholar Pens Farewell Letter

Congratulations to the 2018 M Award Recipients

SMU Originally Posted: June 25, 2018 About the Award The "M" Award is the most highly prized recognition bestowed upon students, faculty, staff and administrators on the SMU Campus. The recipients' efforts have been continuous during their years at the University and are not limited to a narrow vested interest. The "M" Award honorees are an inspiration to others, giving unselfishly of their time and talents in order to make the University, and indeed the world, a better place for all of us to live. As many as 10 students and 5 faculty/staff members can be selected for this prestigious award each year, but that has not always been the case. 2018 Recipients Students Faculty/Staff Anna Bender Madeleine Case Richmond Dewan Deangelo Garner Will Jones [...]

By | 2018-06-25T08:54:22+00:00 July 10th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Faculty News, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Congratulations to the 2018 M Award Recipients

Hometown hero: How Dallas’ first National Spelling Bee champ made spelling cool and became a journalist

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: June 1, 2018 Susan Yoachum graduated from Southern Methodist University with a degree in journalism and political science Susan Yoachum walked into the Dallas Love Field lobby and was greeted with crowds of people “waving signs.” She started looking around, excited to see what celebrity  had come to Dallas. She only figured out who the celebrity was after “hordes of her eighth-grade classmates suddenly began to hug her.” “Oh my gosh. They’re here for me.” In a matter of days Susan had become a national name and a hometown hero. Her claim to fame? Being the first kid from Dallas to win the title of National Spelling Bee Champion. "She's a real champ," said a coach from her school. "If our basketball team trained the way [...]

By | 2018-06-25T08:15:32+00:00 July 6th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Political Science, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Hometown hero: How Dallas’ first National Spelling Bee champ made spelling cool and became a journalist
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