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Texas churches help SMU mark its centennial with ringing of bells

United Methodist churches across Texas honored the SMU centennial by ringing their bells at noon on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 — the 100th anniversary of the first day of classes on the Hilltop. The bells rang 10 times, once for each decade … Continue reading

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Highland Park UMC establishes Umphrey Lee Professorship in Methodist History to honor SMU’s centennial

One of SMU’s oldest neighbors has given the University a lasting 100th birthday present. A $1.5 million gift from Highland Park United Methodist Church (HPUMC) will endow the Umphrey Lee Professorship in Methodist History, as well as support the HPUMC Future Church … Continue reading

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SMU reaches $1 billion Second Century Campaign goal; announcement made during Centennial Convocation

SMU President R. Gerald Turner has announced that SMU Unbridled: The Second Century Campaign has reached its $1 billion goal ahead of schedule. He delivered the news on Thursday, Sept. 24, at the University’s Centennial Convocation in McFarlin Auditorium. > Read the full text of … Continue reading

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Tune In: Big Tex sends SMU a huge birthday greeting

How big is SMU’s Centennial? As big as the icon who delivered a birthday greeting from Dallas’ Fair Park. Big Tex sends the University birthday greetings as Peruna cheers him on this new video from SMU News’ Myles Taylor. Click the YouTube … Continue reading

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SMU celebrates 100 years on the Hilltop with Centennial Homecoming Sept. 23-27, 2015

SMU celebrates the 100th anniversary of the first classes on campus with the 2015 Centennial Homecoming Sept. 23-27, 2015. The Centennial theme, “Hundredth on the Hilltop,” honors the University’s history and the achievements of its students, alumni and faculty. Hosted and organized by the SMU Student … Continue reading

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SMU honors 2015 DAA, Emerging Leader Award winners on the Hilltop’s 100th birthday, Thursday, Sept. 24

SMU will honor four leaders in philanthropy, business and civic life with the highest honor the University can bestow upon its graduates. The 2015 Distinguished Alumni Awards dinner and ceremony begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24 on the Main Quad. The … Continue reading

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A giant undertaking: Larger-than-life SMU legends walk the Hilltop for Centennial Homecoming, Sept. 23-27, 2015

Ten towering puppets representing giants in SMU history will make special appearances during the University’s Centennial Homecoming festivities, Sept. 23-27, 2015. Created by Emmy Award-winning Dallas artist Gretchen Goetz, the larger-than-life SMU Giants will walk, wave, and in the case of one … Continue reading

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Centennial Week features launch party for new biography of legendary SMU professor Harold Jeskey

The late Harold Jeskey retired from teaching in 1979, but he never forgot his love for SMU’s students – or its athletic teams. And his students never forgot him – or his signature red ties. SMU will help celebrate the publication of … Continue reading

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Preview: SMU’s Centennial Homecoming, Sept. 23-27, 2015

SMU celebrates the 100th anniversary of the first day of classes on the Hilltop with nearly a full week of festivities and a Centennial Homecoming weekend full of special events. > Check out the full schedule of SMU Centennial Homecoming … Continue reading

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SMUSA Centennial Staff Photo rescheduled for June 4, 2015

The SMU Staff Association (SMUSA) has rescheduled its Centennial Staff Photo for Thursday, June 4, 2015. Registered Centennial Staff Photo participants may assemble and pick up their T-shirts on the Main Quad beginning at 9:30 a.m. The photo is scheduled for … Continue reading

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