Join Dedman College on the Boulevard! Saturday, October 2, 2021 Connect with Dedman College alumni, students, faculty, family and friends for tailgating on the Boulevard for Homecoming Weekend. Tent opens two hours before kickoff (time to be announced) The Dedman College tent location is behind the Dedman College sign on the main quad. We are looking forward to seeing you at the Dedman College tent! Food and drinks provided but you must register before Wednesday, September 29. Register
Washington Post Originally Posted: Aug. 23, 2021 Black cemetery headstones were used as scrap. Now area leaders are ‘righting a wrong’: The governors of Maryland and Virginia and D.C.’s mayor gathered at the site where the headstones were dumped as scrap decades ago. By: Schneider, Gregory S. KING GEORGE COUNTY, Va. — The broken remnants of headstones representing 55 lives — some famous, some forgotten — lay on rough wooden pallets Monday as the leaders of Virginia, Maryland and D.C. spoke of atonement. "This is really about righting a wrong," said Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D). "It's a disgraceful, heartbreaking chapter in our history," said Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R). "What we are really talking about is how we will tell the story of this [...]
Dedman College News Originally Posted: Aug. 31, 2021 Congratulations to Samantha Mabry. Her novel All the Wind in the World was long-listed for the 2017 National Book Award, and just recently announced that Tigers, Not Daughters, her latest novel, has won the Writers’ League of Texas annual award for YA fiction. Read the editorial reviews. Samantha Mabry is a full-time lecturer in the Writing and Reasoning Program.
Dedman College News Originally Posted: August 27, 2021 Congratulations to Ashley Durrance '16! She won a 2021 Academy of American Poets University & College Poetry Prize. Her winning poem, titled "Affair," can be found here. Ashley is a former SMU creative writing program student. The Academy of American Poets sponsors over two hundred annual poetry prizes at colleges and universities across the U.S, and has awarded cash prizes to nearly ten thousand student poets since the program's inception. Previous award winners include esteemed poets such as Mark Doty, Louise Glück, Allen Grossman, Jorie Graham, Joy Harjo, Robert Hass, Li-Young Lee, Robert Pinsky, Sylvia Plath, Mark Strand, and Ocean Vuong.
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Originally Posted: Aug 23, 2021 Welcome back, Mustangs! Can't wait to see you in class!
SMU News Effective August 12, SMU is temporarily requiring masks (two or more layers covering the nose and mouth) in indoor spaces on campus, including classrooms, event and meeting spaces, and common areas in all buildings and residential halls regardless of vaccination status. Masks are not required in private spaces such as residence hall rooms for students with roommates. All events, such as Convocation and orientation, should continue as planned with masks being used indoors. This requirement is a temporary precaution during the Delta variant surge to supplement our other pandemic protocols. We will continue to monitor and review industry-specific guidance and recommendations from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state public health authorities in order to make the best decisions for [...]
SMU NEWS As SMU moves into Summer Session II (July term), it’s important to maintain a healthy campus by diligently following SMU’s current COVID-19 protocols. Here are some reminders. The Mustang Strong Dashboard recording COVID-19 cases at SMU is now updated weekly on Thursdays. SMU strongly encourages everyone to receive the COVID-19 vaccination to prevent the spread and lessen the severity of the virus, if contracted. COVID-19 vaccinations are available at the Dr. Bob Smith Health Center for current and incoming students, SMU employees and their eligible spouse/dependents. Book an appointment through the health portal or by calling 214-768-2141 (option 1). After receiving the vaccine, please record your status in the voluntary vaccination reporting tool. The Health Center also provides COVID-19 testing for students and employees, but appointments are required, so call first at 214-768-2141 [...]
Dedman College News Originally Posted: June 1, 2021 Bonnie Wheeler, Associate Professor of English and Director of Medieval Studies received the Norris J. Lacy Prize for Outstanding Editorial Achievement in Arthurian Studies at the 2021 Virtual Annual International Congress on Medieval Studies, the International Arthurian Society—North American Branch. This award was in recognition of Bonnie’s extensive editorial work and mentoring of fellow scholars in Medieval Studies, especially in Arthurian Studies. In addition, Bonnie received the Grail Award for Lifetime Service to Arthurian Studies in recognition of her career achievements and in many sub-fields of medieval studies. To quote from the citation: Bonnie has received numerous honors over the course of her career. She’s a six-time winner of SMU’s Outstanding Teacher Award, and has been elected to many leadership [...]
Dallas Morning News Posted: April 28, 2021 When it comes to Greg Brownderville’s latest project, timing is everything. The Dallas-based poet and director of Southern Methodist University’s creative writing program this year released Fire Bones, a digital dreamscape of audio, video, music, text and art. Created with smartphones in mind, it takes its audience on a magical journey through the Arkansas Delta, where Brownderville grew up. He calls it “the world’s first go-show,” a term he coined to signify its ability to travel with audiences on their phones. “I wanted poetry to be a multisensory experience,” Brownderville says. “Different stories demand different forms of storytelling, and I was curious what would happen if you blended several at once.” But if Brownderville had created the project when [...]