Calendar Highlights: Happy SMU Centennial, Sept. 24, 2015

What Is College For?: SMU’s Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute welcomes cultural critic Andrew Delbanco, Levi Professor in the Humanities and director of American studies at Columbia University, for a discussion of the cultural importance of the four-year college experience. “What Is College For?” takes place at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24 in 131 Dedman Life Sciences Building. The event is free and open to the public; copies of Delbanco’s book College: What it Was, Is, and Should Be will be on sale before the lecture.

Harold Jeskey, R.S. Lazenby Professor of Chemistry, SMUHonoring an SMU legend: The late Harold Jeskey retired from teaching in 1979, but he never forgot his love for SMU’s students. And his students never forgot him – or his signature red ties. The University will help celebrate the publication of a new biography about Jeskey, a popular SMU professor of organic chemistry, on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 in McCord Auditorium, 306 Dallas Hall. The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 2 p.m. and will include remarks by Sterling E. Moore, author of The Man in the Red Tie: Professor Harold Jeskey. Friends and family are invited to share memories.

SMU Mustang Band, 'Pigskin Revue'Pigskin Revue: The Mustang Band presents “A Century in Revue” – the 82nd edition of the annual variety show featuring SMU students in music, dance and comedy acts, with the Mustang Band playing new music as well as favorites from the past 100 years. The show begins at 8:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25 in McFarlin Auditorium. Tickets are free for faculty, staff and students with SMU IDs, with no limit. Get yours at the Mustang Band table outside Hughes-Trigg Student Center.

Willard SpiegelmanAn SMU original: Friends and former students of SMU’s Williard Spiegelman , Hughes Distinguished Professor of English and editor-in-chief of the University’s Southwest Review, have organized a Mustang Mini Reunion in his honor. The gathering starts with a reception at 5 p.m. and remarks at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25. in McCord Auditorium and the 3rd-floor mezzanine, Dallas Hall. Learn more and register online.