Three receive 2011 Distinguished University Citizen Awards

Three faculty members were honored with SMU’s 2011 Distinguished University Citizen Award at the Faculty Breakfast held May 14 before Commencement. This year’s recipients:

Patricia Alvey, Temerlin Advertising Institute, Meadows School of the Arts
Margaret Dunham, Computer Science and Engineering, Lyle School of Engineering
Dennis Foster, English, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences

The award, given by the Provost’s Office, honors three faculty members each year for service and activities that benefit students and the University’s academic mission.

Meadows students dominate 2011 Dallas ADDY® Awards

1E81A04EC4754F2E8F7EC6A402C685F9.ashx Students in the Temerlin Advertising Institute in SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts took top honors in the Student division of the 2011 American Advertising Federation ADDY® Awards local competition, hosted by the Dallas Ad League Feb. 17 at Edison’s in Dallas.

The ADDY® Award program is the world’s largest advertising competition, with more than 40,000 entries annually in student and professional categories. The contest is unique among advertising creative competitions in that it includes three levels of judging: local, regional and national. Winning an ADDY® at each level qualifies the work to progress to the next higher level.

SMU students won 10 awards in six categories, including six bronze, two silver and two gold.

“SMU’s standing as a true creative bright spot has now been proven with the hardest-to-reach and most competitive part of the advertising and design industries – the creative competitions,” said Patty Alvey, distinguished chair and director of the Temerlin Advertising Institute. “[This] was a wonderful endorsement of the accomplishments of our faculty and students.”

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Advertising legend Liener Temerlin to donate papers to SMU

Liener TemerlinAdvertising legend Liener Temerlin (left), a member of the American Advertising Federation Hall of Fame, is donating to SMU’s DeGolyer Library his collection of business papers chronicling most of his 56 years in the communications business as well as his long philanthropic history.

Temerlin’s donation will join other significant collections of business papers at DeGolyer from such sources as Stanley Marcus, JCPenney, Roger Horchow, Ebby Halliday and Texas Instruments. The gift will be presented at an evening reception May 14 in DeGolyer Library.

“We are simply delighted to add Mr. Temerlin’s collection to the growing business history archives at DeGolyer Library,” said Director Russell Martin. “His collection is virtually a walk through the Fortune 500, from American Airlines to Zale Corporation, account by account. The Temerlin papers will be useful for both teaching and research, for students of advertising and for historians of American culture as well.”

“Liener’s reputation in winning and keeping clients is remarkable. For our faculty and students to have access to a 50-year record of that success is remarkable,” said Patricia Alvey, Distinguished Chair and Director of the Temerlin Advertising Institute at SMU. “The original pitch wherein he won the American Airlines account is legendary. And the resulting 30-year history of building that business and many others will make great research fodder for both practitioners and scholars.”

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For the Record: Nov. 1, 2007

fitzgerald-gnomen-200.jpgPresident R. Gerald Turner, co-chair of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, talked about private money and “booster interference” in college sports with The Chronicle of Higher Education Oct. 26, 2007.

Barnaby Fitzgerald, Art, has created a new exhibition, …complexions of the avatars…, which will open with a reception 6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 9 at Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden. The exhibition runs through Dec. 8. (Left, Fitzgerald’s Gnomen (2006).)

Patricia Alvey, Advertising, on how ad makers attempt to tap into viewers’ visceral responses in The Dallas Morning News Oct. 30, 2007

Jeorg Rieger, Theology, discussed the United States and “empire theology” in William McKenzie’s column in The Dallas Morning News Oct. 24, 2007.

Bruce Bullock, Maguire Energy Institute, discussed the implications of the price of crude oil hitting above $92 a barrel in Asia in USA Today Oct. 26, 2007