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Top Debaters in Novice and Professional Divisions at the LSUS debate tournament

SMU debate attended the largest tournament of the fall semester at Louisiana Statue University Shreveport this weekend (November 4-6) and had two of the top two competitors in novice and professional divisions. Sarah Mende was the top novice competitor among 69 student competitors from 20 different universities. SMU had a 57% win/loss rate in 42 […]

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SMU has two semifinalists at Lee College Debate Tournament

SMU debaters advanced to the semifinals of novice and junior varsity levels of the International Public DebateAssociation tournament at Lee College this weekend (September 23-25). Hailey Hazen advanced to the semifinals ofjunior varsity and Yazan Naseef advanced to the semifinals of novice. Eric Ryan and Hailey Hazen advanced to thequarterfinals of team debate on Friday. […]

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The SMU Student Using Origami to Bring Dinosaurs to Life

D Magazine: Travis Nolan is the only person making show-quality origami dinosaurs in the university’s department of earth sciences. The Walt Disney movie Dinosaur wasn’t well received when it premiered in 2000, but it did change Travis Nolan’s life. He was 3 years old when his father gave him a gray and red rubber hand puppet of […]

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SMU Students Earn Prestigious Fulbright, Boren Awards

SMU News: Eight SMU students have accepted Fulbright and Boren awards for international study, research and teaching in Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Kazakhstan, Taiwan, Singapore and South Korea. Five will be headed across the world as Fulbright finalists to conduct research and teach abroad for the 2022-2023 academic year, while three will travel as Boren fellows […]

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Meet the SMU student who is an international dinosaur origami champion

Dallas Morning News: In the basement of SMU’s Heroy Science Hall, Travis Nolan cups an origami reptile in the palm of his hand. Technically, it’s not a dinosaur, though it looks like one. Nolan says the reptile, called a dimetrodon, walked the earth before dinosaurs even existed. The dimetrodon he’s holding has a small beige […]

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Paleontology and origami? Yes, an SMU student is building a career with both

WFAA To build a successful career in paleontology, you need a passion for fossils, geology and physiology. And, if you’re SMU student Travis Nolan, you bring the secret weapon of origami to the table, too. “Being surrounded by bones and fossils and natural history is always just kind of fun for me,” the SMU junior […]

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Marillyn Seeberger shattered glass ceilings in the Dallas advertising industry – but never received a degree until now

At age 85, Marillyn Seeberger is graduating with a B.A. in film and media arts and minor in English from SMU with plans to write screenplays. When Marillyn Seeberger graduated in 1954 from Ardmore High School in Ardmore, Oklahoma, she had a dorm room reserved at the University of Oklahoma, where she intended to study journalism. […]

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SMU student wins prestigious Dr. Ervin “Vinny” Caraballo scholarship

Dallas Morning News Congratulations to Teresa Acosta ’22. She was recently selected to receive the Dr. Ervin “Vinny” Caraballo scholarship. The scholarship was presented by the Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE), a national non-profit dedicated to the employment, development, and advancement of current and aspiring Latino professionals. According to a Dallas Morning News article, Teresa […]

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Novice National Title in IPDA Debate 2022

SMU won a national title at the International Public Debate Association National Championship at Abilene Christian Unviersity.  The tournament was host to 44 universities from 18 states.  More than 300 undergraduate students competed at the tournament held April 8-11.  More than 1,000 students competed nationwide in tournaments assessed by the IPDA organization since September of 2021. […]

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SMU students honored at Honors Convocation

SMU News Congratulations to all of the SMU students honored at Monday night’s Honors Convocation. The ceremony recognizes new honor society inductees, national fellowships, various distinguished scholarships and internships, school and departmental awards, and graduating University Honors Program students. A list of award recipients can be found here. Watch Ceremony