Faculty in the News: Feb. 24, 2009

David Croson, Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Cox School of Business, talked about the importance of timing in finding bargains for a segment that aired on CBS 11 News Feb. 13, 2009.

Kevin Dilliard, Campus Planning and Plant Operations, was featured in an article on SMU’s award-winning landscaping that appeared in the February 2009 South edition of Turf magazine.

New look for Laura Bush Promenade

Laura Bush Promenade celebration at SMUSMU celebrated the completion of a new landscape for the Laura Bush Promenade in February 2009. The Promenade, a garden and seating area that intersects the University’s Fondren Library Center, was given in 1999 by then-Governor George W. Bush as a tribute to his wife’s contributions to literacy and libraries. Mrs. Bush (’68), the recipient of the 2008 Methodist Health System Robert S. Folsom Leadership Award, was surprised at the award ceremony with the announcement that the planting at the Promenade would be renovated courtesy of Lambert Landscape Company. Left to right, R. Gerald Turner, SMU president; April Box Chamberlain, president and CEO, Methodist Health System Foundation; Paul Fields, president and director of design, Lambert Landscape Company; Susan Byerly Nowlin (’67), co-chair, Folsom Leadership Award dinner; Carl Sewell (’66), chairman, SMU Board of Trustees; and Jim Koons, SMU associate vice president for campus planning and plant operations.

For the Record: Oct. 17, 2008

Ron Wetherington, Anthropology, has been named as one of six members of an expert panel that will review proposed new science curriculum standards for Texas public schools for the Texas Education Agency (TEA).

Kevin Dilliard, Campus Planning and Plant Operations, will receive a Green Star Award for SMU in the Urban Universities category from the Professional Grounds Management Society at the Green Industry Expo Oct. 22-25, 2008, in Louisville, Kentucky. The award recognizes “professional accomplishment and excellence in grounds management” and is the third such award SMU has won during the past 7 years.