Alumni Spotlight. A Day in the Life: Matt Alexander, CEO of Neighborhood Goods

D Home Originally Posted: Sept. 2019 issue The entrepreneur is maniacal about wake-up times, loves his Peloton, and is hopelessly addicted to Mi Cocina in Highland Park. 6:05 a.m. I have become maniacal about sticking to the same wake-up time, regardless of time zone. If I’m at home, I’ll brew coffee (usually using Sightglass beans from Neighborhood Goods) and catch up on news, Slack, and email. If I’m traveling, I’ll go have breakfast. I try to avoid looking at email until I’ve eaten or had coffee.  7:30 a.m. Much of my time before 9 a.m. is reserved for catching up on work and email. Around 7:30, though, I try to do some exercise of sorts. I’m quite addicted to our Peloton but occasionally go to [...]

By | 2019-10-25T07:26:59-08:00 October 25th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences|Comments Off on Alumni Spotlight. A Day in the Life: Matt Alexander, CEO of Neighborhood Goods

SMU paleontology grad named one of the AAAS IF/THEN ambassadors

SMU News Originally Posted: September 10, 2019 The ambassadors are encouraged to share their stories of being women innovators, in hopes it inspires the next generation of women to get into science, technology, engineering and math [STEM] Myria Perez ’18 and Louis Jacobs DALLAS (SMU) – SMU (Southern Methodist University) graduate Myria Perez ’18 was one of 125 women innovators across the country who was selected to be an AAAS IF/THEN ambassador. Their mission? To share their stories and serve as high-profile role models for girls, in hopes it leads to a new generation of women getting into science, technology, engineering and math [STEM]. “We firmly believe that if we support a woman in STEM, then she can change the world,” Lyda Hill, the founder of Lyda Hill Philanthropies, said [...]

By | 2019-10-07T08:46:01-08:00 October 11th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Earth Sciences, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on SMU paleontology grad named one of the AAAS IF/THEN ambassadors

Mickey’s Wild Ride

SMU News Originally Posted: September 8, 2019 Mickey Dollens ’11 majored in English with a creative writing specialization and minored in psychology. If you look at the arc of Mickey Dollens’ life so far, you can almost feel the syncopated rhythm of the opportunities he embraced and the hard knocks he survived. His story starts with an unlikely football scholarship and his life-changing years at SMU. But just as Mickey’s chapter on the Hilltop was nearing an end, his brother’s suicide drove him to re-examine everything. Mickey tried out for the NFL – and failed. But his attempt managed to earn this Oklahoma flatlander a slot on the U.S. Bobsled team. The life adventure continued after bobsledding with boom (and bust) in the oil business [...]

By | 2019-09-08T19:08:02-08:00 September 7th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, English, Psychology|Comments Off on Mickey’s Wild Ride

Excelling In Business

SMU News Originally Posted: August 20, 2019 Be self-aware. Embrace unexpected opportunities. Lead with empathy. That’s just some of the great advice shared by alumni who took their SMU degrees and forged unexpected paths after leaving the Hilltop. One thing they all have in common is that they didn’t let fear get in their way. When they have a vision, Mustangs are unstoppable. READ MORE

By | 2019-08-20T07:35:15-08:00 August 21st, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, English, Events, Political Science|Comments Off on Excelling In Business

SMU Physics Major Bryson DeChambeau Hopes To Hit His Stride Ahead Of FedEx Cup

Forbes Originally Posted: June 25, 2019 Bryson DeChambeau hasn’t played Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, New Jersey, before but that doesn’t mean the 25-year-old golfer isn’t prepared for The Northern Trust. DeChambeau hadn’t played Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, New Jersey, but that didn’t prevent him from winning the first event that comprises the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup playoffs in 2018. The Northern Trust will be held from August 7-11, 2019, as DeChambeau looks to retain his crown and take a stronghold on the FedEx Cup standings. “I’ve seen it on TV with the (2017) Presidents Cup,” DeChambeau said. “I never saw Ridgewood before and I went in and won there. It’s just about what I can do at that moment in time; [...]

By | 2019-06-28T07:52:28-08:00 June 28th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Graduate News, Physics|Comments Off on SMU Physics Major Bryson DeChambeau Hopes To Hit His Stride Ahead Of FedEx Cup

Matt Alexander, Dedman College alumnus and executive board member is opening a second store in NYC

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: June 20, 2019 Neighborhood Goods, which said in February that it's taking the big leap of opening its first store in New York, has found a space in the city's Meatpacking District. The Dallas-based startup, which is attempting to come up with a new type of department store, opened its first location in Plano's Legacy West in November. Later this year, Neighborhood Goods will open a 4,500-square-foot store in Chelsea Market, a food hall that boasts more than 5 million visitors a year who come to eat, drink at shop. The market is on the ground floor of the 1.2 million-square-foot office building that also houses Major League Baseball and the Food Network. READ MORE

By | 2019-06-20T10:20:00-08:00 June 20th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research|Comments Off on Matt Alexander, Dedman College alumnus and executive board member is opening a second store in NYC

I’m A Mom And A Vaccine Researcher. Here’s Why You Should Vaccinate Your Children

Huffington Post Originally Posted April 25, 2018 SMU Department of English​ alumna Kari Nixon pens a personal story for Huffington Post​. I never thought I’d become a mother. The idea of handling someone else’s bodily fluids as, like, a day job, was abhorrent to me. And yet, at 29, I found myself walking across a graduation stage to shake George W. Bush’s hand after receiving my Ph.D. ― all while very, very, cumbersomely pregnant. In fact, security had to make an exception and allow me to have a bottle of water (not much was allowed in with a former president around, and all) because I ― or, well, my uterus, rather ― kept threatening to go into labor. I often describe May and June of [...]

By | 2019-04-26T06:58:42-08:00 April 25th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, English, Graduate News|Comments Off on I’m A Mom And A Vaccine Researcher. Here’s Why You Should Vaccinate Your Children

The Latino Arts Project is all about passion, not profit, in seeking a shared humanity — in Dallas

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: April 18, 2018 Jorge Baldorhas a history degree from Southern Methodist University and serves on the Dedman College Executive Board. The Latino Arts Project is a museum, not a gallery. And the difference is crucial. Galleries dominate Dragon Street, but the difference is, galleries are driven by profit. The Latino Arts Project is driven by passion — not profit. The artwork on its walls and floor will not be sold. Instead, it will serve as the driving force of a philosophical mission shared by two men who talk endlessly about art, culture and community, and a shared humanity in Dallas. The first exhibition in this pop-up museum will open May 5 (Cinco de Mayo) and run through Sept. 22, in an effort to [...]

By | 2019-04-22T08:49:49-08:00 April 23rd, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, History|Comments Off on The Latino Arts Project is all about passion, not profit, in seeking a shared humanity — in Dallas

Founder’s Day Weekend

SMU News Originally Posted: April 12, 2019 Wednesday, April 10 — Sunday, April 14, 2019 Alumni, parents and friends: Founders’ Day Weekend 2019. Events include Golden Mustangs Day on April 11 and the spring football practice and SMU Ring Ceremony on April 13. More details will be coming soon. Full Schedule Here

By | 2019-04-12T10:55:24-08:00 April 12th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Events|Comments Off on Founder’s Day Weekend
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