SMU celebrates 2014 Founders’ Day Weekend April 10-13 with a new, TEDx-powered edition of its popular academic spotlight events.
Inside SMU Powered by TEDxSMU features SMU faculty members, students and alumni in TED-style talks on topics ranging from the importance of failure to the power of kindness. Registration takes places noon-1 p.m. Friday, April 11, with sessions scheduled 1-5 p.m. that afternoon.
Friday activities also include the 2014 SMU President’s Briefing and Centennial Faculty Salute, in which President R. Gerald Turner presents an insider’s view of the University’s progress.
Saturday, April 12 is Community Day at SMU. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., visitors can participate in special events at Meadows Museum, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, and the Bush Presidential Center Native Texas Park.
Designated as the third Friday in April each year, the day recognizes “the visionary institutions, organizations and individuals that founded the University on April 17, 1911,” according to the SMU 100 website.
The University marked the 100-year anniversary of its founding in 1911 and will mark the centennial of its opening in 1915 during The Second Century Celebration.
> Find a complete schedule at the Founders’ Day Weekend homepage
> Learn more about the SMU Centennial at the Second Century Celebration website
> Relive memories of the first Founders’ Day Weekend with this SMU News video