Category Archives: News

Students honor professors’ excellence with 2015 HOPE Awards

SMU’s Department of Residence Life and Student Housing honored 45 exceptional University educators at the 2015 HOPE Awards Banquet in February. HOPE (Honoring Our Professors’ Excellence) Award recipients are named through student staff member nominations as professors who “have made a significant … Continue reading

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SMU Women’s Symposium celebrates 50 years, looks to the future Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The SMU Women’s Symposium will examine women’s progress through the last 50 years as part of its own golden anniversary celebration on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, More than 600 attendees are expected to gather at the Symposium, created in 1966 as … Continue reading

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Award winners, 25-year employees to be honored at 2015 Staff Recognition Ceremony Thursday, March 5

The SMU Staff Association honors outstanding employees with its 14th annual Staff Association Assembly and Recognition Ceremony. The event begins at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 5, 2015 in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center. A reception precedes the ceremony at 10 a.m. SMU President R. Gerald Turner will give his annual State … Continue reading

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Simmons School creates scholarship fund honoring Peter Gifford

SMU’s Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development has established the Peter B. Gifford Memorial Scholarship Fund in memory of their colleague and friend. During his 41-year SMU career, Gifford served as assistant professor of physical education (1973-80) and then as … Continue reading

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Star students show their work on SMU Research Day, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

SMU graduate students, and select undergraduates, from a wide variety of disciplines will share their work as part of the University’s 2015 Research Day. All SMU faculty, staff members and students are invited to visit the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Ballrooms from 2-5 p.m Wednesday, … Continue reading

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Best-selling author and presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin delivers Tate Lecture, Feb. 24, 2015

Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer, best-selling author and presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin will visit SMU on Tuesday, Feb. 24 to deliver the Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture. Continuing the 33rd season of Tate Lectures, Goodwin will offer her insight and opinion on … Continue reading

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Weather: SMU, SMU-in-Plano open at noon Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

Due to inclement weather, SMU and SMU-in-Plano will open at noon Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. The University will continue to post updates and information at smu.edu and on Twitter and Facebook. > Learn more about SMU’s Inclement Weather Policy at smu.edu/weather

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Weather: SMU and SMU-in-Plano closed Monday, Feb. 23, 2015

SMU and SMU-in-Plano are closed Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, due to inclement weather. The University continues to monitor the weather and will post updates at smu.edu and on Twitter and Facebook. Dining services will be available even when the University closes because of inclement … Continue reading

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Keep up with campus alerts during inclement weather

Even when it’s unseasonably warm, Texas weather can change in an instant. When conditions warrant closing or delays, SMU has procedures in place to ensure that students, faculty and staff know where to go for information. As soon as a … Continue reading

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Four student projects win recognition (and $5,000) in SMU’s 2015 Big iDeas Business Plan Competition

Four student teams combined winning pitches with solid business plans to earn $5,000 startup grants for their projects through SMU’s Big iDeas program on Jan. 30, 2015. The four winning teams were chosen from a business plan competition featuring the winners of the Big iDeas Pitch Competition, … Continue reading

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