About Zoe Patterson


Meet Naomi!

2018-01-17T11:47:37-06:00 Jan 17, 2018|Uncategorized|

Name: Naomi Samuel Classification: Junior Major: Marketing and English Why SMU? SMU made a huge impression on me because it's the first college I had ties to. My parents are immigrants so I knew little about American universities. I visited SMU a few times through extra credit opportunities through the International Baccalaureate program at my high school. Once I [...]

Meet Raven!

2018-01-17T11:48:04-06:00 Jan 17, 2018|Uncategorized|

Name: Raven Battles Classification: Junior, Class of 2019 Major: Philosophy with an emphasis on Ethics, Law and Security with a minor in Law and Legal Reasoning Why SMU? While SMU was not my immediate first choice, I quickly fell in love with the campus when I visited for an Admitted Student Reception day in late April. [...]

Meet Audrey!

2018-01-17T11:45:54-06:00 Jan 17, 2018|Uncategorized|

Name: Audrey Ngo / Ngô Quế Anh Classification: Sophomore Major: Health & Society / French Why SMU? Financial Opportunity + Dallas connections  Favorite thing about SMU? Abundance of shady areas on campus to nap or read outside.  Favorite place on campus? Bridwell Library- prettiest place to study! Words of Advice to Diverse Applicants: Don't let the [...]

3 Things To Do in Dallas if You’re a Kid at Heart

2017-12-01T16:26:53-06:00 Dec 1, 2017|Life Around Dallas|

If you are like me, you embrace the quote by Walt Disney, “Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional.” I am a true kid at heart, so when I came to Dallas from Seattle I was looking for something to satisfy that inner child. I have complied a list of three things you [...]

Asosiación de Empresarios Mexicanos

2017-11-30T09:29:09-06:00 Nov 30, 2017|Campus Life, Student Organizations|

The past couple of years have been exciting for Latino students at SMU. This is because SMU recently inaugurated its chapter of AEM (Asosiación de Empresarios Mexicanos), an organization that aims to connect Latino students interested in business with each other, as well as with entrepreneurs from across the world. Even though this is a [...]

Beating the Heat and Learning About the World

2017-11-29T10:04:25-06:00 Nov 15, 2017|Academics, Life Around Dallas, Lyle School of Engineering|

Coming from California, I’ve been asked countless times by family and friends, “How’s the weather in Texas?” More often than not my response is, “Hot!” And yes, it is hot for the majority of the year, but you adapt quickly so the heat is nothing to fear. Lucky for SMU students, Dallas is home to [...]

Wild about SMU: Family Weekend 2017

2017-11-29T09:31:04-06:00 Nov 8, 2017|Athletics, Campus Life, Lyle School of Engineering, Spirit and Traditions|

SMU Family Weekend is one of my favorite weekends of the school year! It’s always an exciting weekend filled with great company, the best food and countless laughs. I love getting the chance to show my family around the place I call my home away from home. My parents have made the trip from South [...]

In the Midst of Internship Applications

2017-11-29T10:34:23-06:00 Nov 4, 2017|Academics, Careers, Lyle School of Engineering|

My first and second years of college at SMU were full of new experiences and exploration of possible careers—so many opportunities, so much excitement! Now junior year has already rolled around and I find myself starting to narrow in on what I want to do with my life. Mechanical engineering and mathematics—check. Now, I am [...]

Life in Dallas

2017-11-29T11:00:18-06:00 Nov 1, 2017|Life Around Dallas|

Welcome to Dallas - a modern, diverse, cosmopolitan city that is a paradise for students! The city of Dallas is a place that every SMU student will call home. Yes, students have many opportunities to study abroad; study at SMU’s 2nd campus location in Taos, New Mexico; and have internships in other cities, but none [...]

Movies Are Better With 100 of Your Best Friends

2017-11-29T09:07:44-06:00 Oct 25, 2017|Campus Life, Residence Life and Student Housing|

I am an RA in one of the Residential Commons on campus and one of my favorite events that my commons, Morrison McGinnis (Momac for short), puts on every semester is Momac at the Movies. For this event Momac rents a theater at the Angelika, an independent theater that is about a seven minute walk [...]

Study Spots around Dallas

2017-11-29T13:18:54-06:00 Oct 22, 2017|Academics, Life Around Dallas|

Though Fondren Library is a great spot to study, sometimes you need to find a different atmosphere away from campus to really be productive. Because of Dallas’ hundreds of different popular study spots, I would like to recommend three that provide not only delicious treats, but also a prime studying environment.   Union – This [...]

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