Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair visited SMU March 5-6 to receive the Medal of Freedom – and took time to speak with local high school students in the 2008 Hart Global Leaders Forum (right). Read more and see a slide show about Blair’s visit.
SMU students answered the call to do something rewarding with their spring break – and they blogged their experiences, too. Find these stories at SMU’s popular Student Adventures site:
Fourteen talented Meadows singing actors performed selections from the Broadway stage March 7 in the Owen Arts Center. The showcase was the culmination of a two-week workshop with acclaimed Broadway conductor Kimberly Grigsby (’91), music director for Spring Awakening, the 2007 Tony Award winner for Best Musical. As an additional bonus for Meadows students, Grigsby brought her Broadway colleague Adam Guettel, the Tony-winning composer and lyricist of The Light in the Piazza, to help provide finishing touches to the performance. See a slide show.
SMU faculty and staff members will have the opportunity to see former British Prime Minister Tony Blair during his visit to SMU Mar. 5-6. Free tickets are available for Blair’s address in the Hart Global Leaders Forum at 11 a.m. Mar. 6 in McFarlin Auditorium. Present your SMU ID at the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Mane Desk (one ticket per ID, limited availability).
The Hart Global Leaders Forum offers area high school students the opportunity to interact with national and international leaders in government, business, science and the media.
Blair will be at SMU to accept the Medal of Freedom from SMU’s John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies during formal ceremonies at 8:30 p.m. Mar. 5 in McFarlin Auditorium. The Center, which educates undergraduates in international relations, comparative politics and political institutions, presents the Medal of Freedom every two years to an individual “who has furthered the cause of freedom throughout the world.”
The Medal of Freedom presentation is sold out; SMU students may have access to limited seating. Students should come to the McFarlin Auditorium basement at 7:30 p.m. with SMU ID (no backpacks, please). Seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Find more information at the Tate Distinguished Lecture Series home page.
Tony Blair, former prime minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, will become the sixth recipient of the Medal of Freedom from SMU’s John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies during formal ceremonies Mar. 5, 2008. The Center, which educates undergraduates in international relations, comparative politics and political institutions, presents the Medal of Freedom every two years to an individual “who has furthered the cause of freedom throughout the world.” Read more.
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