February 2023 News Perspective Online

Student News: February 2023

MLK Day Parade

Six members of the Perkins community — five students and one staff member – joined other SMU students, faculty and staff to participate in the SMU float in the January 16 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade, co-sponsored by the City of Dallas.

Pictured, top row, left to right, are staff member Tracy Anne Allred with students Mykayla Turner and Tiffany McClain. Front row, left to right: Alarice Vann, Fernando Berwig Silva and Michaela Calahan.

In addition, the Dream Week Lunchtime Lecture on January 20 featured Ray Jordan (M.T.S. ‘08), a longtime leader of the SMU Civil Rights Pilgrimage.

SMU will dedicate a Texas historical marker as a permanent reminder of Dr. King’s visit to the campus nearly 60 years ago on February 21 at 6:30p.m during a short program in McFarlin Auditorium. The public is invited.

Perkins Student Publishes Book

Perkins M.T.S. student Kate Boyd has written an upcoming book An Untidy Faith: Journeying Back to the Joy of Following Jesus (Herald Press, 2023).  According to the book’s jacket, “In the wake of scandal, culture wars, and abuse, many Christians are wondering whether the North American church is redeemable—and if not, whether they should even stay. This book is for those who long to disentangle their faith from all the cultural baggage and recapture the joy of following Jesus.” The book is due out April 18, 2023.