Calendar Highlights: Mustang Must-do’s for March 18, 2016

Diversity Week: SMU Student Senate Diversity Committee presents Diversity Week 2016, March 21st through 25th. Diversity Week is the opportunity for students to celebrate who they are, where they come from, and where they are going. The kick off event, the culture fair, is Monday. Student experience monologues are Tuesday. A discussion on the effects of college life on religion is Wednesday. Thursday is pledge day, inviting students to commit to making SMU a more diverse community.

> See more information about SMU Diversity Week here

Piano Recital by Thomas Schwan: Pianist Thomas Schwan presents a compelling program of celebrated virtuoso masterpieces, including Schumann’s Three Romances Op. 28, a selection of Etudes and Preludes by Chopin and Rachmaninov, Debussy’s Reflets dans l’Eau, and Ravel’s La Valse. The recital will be held Monday, March 21 from 7:15 – 8:15 p.m. in Caruth Auditorium and is free and open to the public.

A War of Thoughts: Propaganda, Intelligence and Global Fascism on the U.S.-Mexico Border, 1933-1945: David Romo, the Summerlee Fellow for the Study of Texas History at the Clements Center for Southwest Studies, is the featured speaker for the Clements Center monthly talk. He will explore the impact of German, Japanese, British, American and Mexican propaganda and intelligence activities along the U.S.-Mexico border before and during World War II. The talk is free and open to the public and will be held Wednesday, March 23 in McCord Auditorium from noon to 1 p.m.

> Learn more about David Romo here

On the European Stage: Responding to Immigration, Refugees, and Deficits of Democracy at Home and Abroad: The Tower Center Student Forum is proud to present Dr. Roland Hsu, Research Project Director at the Division of Literatures, Languages and Culture at Stanford FSI’s Europe Center, as this semester’s luncheon and seminar. Dr. Hsu will be speaking on his research regarding refugees, their migrations, identities and attempts at resettlement or return in the context of the on-going European Refugee Crisis. At noon on Thursday, March 24, there will be an exclusive luncheon held in Great Hall, Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Hall, Perkins School of Theology  (map) for SMU students, faculty and staff to meet and dine with Dr. Hsu in an informal setting. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Please RSVP to tower@smu.edu.