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SMU celebrates historic 100th Commencement May 15-16, 2015

SMU will celebrate its 100th Commencement May 15-16, 2015 with an address by former President George W. Bush and a weekend of events for faculty, alumni, community members and more than 2,000 graduating students. The 43rd president of the United States will speak at the all-University … Continue reading

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SMU’s 2015 Common Reading explores the end, and beginning, of civilization with Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven

SMU’s incoming class of 2019 will read and discuss the first work of speculative fiction chosen for the University’s Common Reading program – Emily St. John Mandel’s acclaimed fourth novel, Station Eleven. Mandel’s book explores a post-apocalyptic America in which a deadly … Continue reading

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Calendar Highlights: Finals week, May 4, 2015

SMU’s 100th Commencement is almost here – the end of Spring 2015 (and another academic year) at a glance: May 4: Last day of instruction May 5: Reading Day May 6-12: Examinations (no exams scheduled for Sunday) May 13: Residence halls officially close for non-graduating … Continue reading

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Calendar Highlights: April 29, 2015

Engaged Learning Meet-Up: Engaged Learning invites SMU community members to their Engaged Learning Meet-Up event on Thursday, April 30, at 6 p.m., in the Hughes-Trigg Commons. Held each April, the event is designed to introduce new Engaged Learning projects. To learn … Continue reading

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Outstanding achievement honored at SMU’s 2014-15 Awards Extravaganza, Honors Convocation

SMU faculty, staff, administrators and students were recognized with teaching awards, service honors and the University’s highest commendation, the “M” Award, at the 2015 Awards Extravaganza Monday, April 13. > Read the list of award winners from Honors Convocation 2015 On the same day, the … Continue reading

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Calendar Highlights: April 8, 2015

Margaret Walker Alexander Tribute: Celebrating the centennial of the birth of acclaimed African American poet-scholar-activist Margaret Walker Alexander (1915-1998), SMU sponsors a free performance of “For My People: A New Musical Work”  on Wednesday, April 8. Featuring the opus’ author, Randy Klein, joined by Aurelia Williams and the Heart and … Continue reading

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Save the date: SMU Honors Day 2015 is Monday, April 13

SMU celebrates high achievement in academics and community life during Honors Day 2015 on Monday, April 13. The 18th Honors Convocation begins at 5:30 p.m. in McFarlin Auditorium, and the 2015 Awards Extravaganza takes place at 7:30 p.m. in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Ballroom. SMU reserves one Monday … Continue reading

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SMU to honor three global leaders with honorary degrees during its 100th Commencement ceremony Saturday, May 16, 2015

SMU has chosen three extraordinary women to receive honorary degrees at its 100th Commencement ceremony Saturday, May 16, 2015. The honorees are Meave Leakey, standard-bearer of a family of anthropologists whose research in Africa has revealed important clues to humans’ earliest … Continue reading

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Some SMU outlets open for business during Spring Break 2015

Spring Break 2015 is here, and many campus food stops will take a brief vacation, too. But some will remain open for limited hours to serve those who are still on campus. SMU Dining Services reports Spring Break hours for the following … Continue reading

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Daylight Saving Time 2015 springs forward on Sunday, March 8

Get ready for longer days ahead: U.S. Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 8, 2015, at 2 a.m. Don’t forget to set your clocks forward one hour, and check your computer and other electronic devices to be sure they’re displaying the correct … Continue reading

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