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Scene from SMU Theatre’s Look Homeward, Angel (Photo by Kim Leeson)

A theatre alumna returned to Meadows to helm an innovative stage production; a spring dance concert performed to the music of Pink Floyd; a grad student won a top prize for her thesis on the cigar box art of mid-19th century Havana; a Creative Computation professor launched an app that climbed the iTunes U chart. These are just a few of the milestones that took place in the 2014-2015 academic year, all parts of an inventive whole.

Below we look at 10 new photos, previously unreleased, from events (and more) in a busy year at Meadows. Photographer Kim Leeson was behind the scenes to capture the exciting moments.

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The Spring Dance Concert pre-rehearsal (Photo by Kim Leeson)

The Spring Dance Concert pre-rehearsal (Photo by Kim Leeson)

From the Meadows Jazz Orchestra’s Fall Concert (Photo by Kim Leeson)

Scene fromThe Sparrow, (directed by alum Molly Beach Murphy, B.F.A. Theatre ’09),

Scene fromThe Sparrow, (directed by alum Molly Beach Murphy, B.F.A. Theatre ’09), Photo by Kim Leeson

SMU Film professor Sean Griffin sings the National Anthem at the 2015 Graduation Ceremonies

SMU Film professor Sean Griffin sings the National Anthem at the 2015 Graduation Ceremonies (Photo by Kim Leeson)

14  coat (davis street), urethane and pigment on glass and windows, dimensions variable, 2014  -- From "soak stain bleed bloom," featuring works by Kristen Cochran, at SMU's Pollock Gallery

14 coat (davis street), urethane and pigment on glass and windows, dimensions variable, 2014 — From “soak stain bleed bloom,” featuring works by Kristen Cochran, at SMU’s Pollock Gallery

Meadows Prize winner Jawole Zollar's Dance Workshop

Meadows Prize winner Jawole Zollar’s Dance Workshop (Photo by Kim Leeson)

SYZYGY sizzles at the 2015 Meadows Community Concert Series at The Dallas City Performance Hall

SYZYGY sizzles at the 2015 Meadows Community Concert Series at The Dallas City Performance Hall (Photo by Kim Leeson)

Film, television and stage actress Wrenn Schmidt (B.F.A. Theatre Studies, ‘05) visited Meadows School of the Arts recently to talk to theatre students about the industry and how her training at SMU prepared her for a career as an actress.

Film, television and stage actress Wrenn Schmidt (B.F.A. Theatre Studies, ‘05) visited Meadows School of the Arts recently to talk to theatre students about the industry and how her training at SMU prepared her for a career as an actress. (photo by Clayton Smith/SMU)

Meadows Opera Theatre: “ Susannah” by Carlisle Floyd

Meadows Opera Theatre: “ Susannah” by Carlisle Floyd (photo by Kim Leeson)

Capturing the feeling of graduating, from the 2015 Ceremonies in May.

Capturing the feeling of graduating, from the 2015 Ceremonies in May (Photo by Kim Leeson)