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Summer in D.C.

Amy is pursuing a joint degree MA/MBA in business and arts management from the Cox School of Business and Meadows School of the Arts. She is a recipient of the Virginia H. Miles scholarship and an Artistic Scholarship from Cox and Meadows, respectively. She was also recently awarded the Lanham Deal Internship award for academic achievement by the Eugene McDermott Foundation. This summer she is among 19 interns from around the world participating in the Summer Internship Program at the National Gallery of Art. Amy will assist the development department with fundraising and administration.

2015-07-14T10:25:34+00:00 July 8th, 2015|Amy in Washington D.C.|

Summer Learning

Sha’ron is a senior majoring in English and minoring in international studies. She was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2015 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU for her work in literacy intervention with children attending summer camp at the Wesley-Rankin Community Center in Dallas.

2015-06-30T12:17:38+00:00 June 20th, 2015|Sha'ron, Maguire Fellow in Dallas|

Memories of a Tragedy

An update from Katie A., a graduate student in the Liberal Studies program: Yesterday we went to the site of the Washita Massacre in western Oklahoma. The site is surrounded by a beautiful landscape of tall prairie grasses and beautiful trees. Feeling the cool spring breezes and the warm sun, listening to the birds sing, I felt the peacefulness that was broken at dawn on the November day of the attack in 1868, when Custer's Seventh Cavalry stormed in to the village. Less comfortable to imagine is the scene of terror that followed. The camp was filled with the followers of the Cheyenne chief Black Kettle, a survivor of the Sand Creek Massacre and notable voice in favor of peace. [...]

2015-06-05T09:59:32+00:00 June 4th, 2015|American West Human Rights 2015|

Exposing a Romanticized ‘Wild West’

Thirteen SMU students and faculty and staff members will travel the American West June 2–12 to visit Native American reservations and historic sites “to study past and present struggles of our country’s indigenous people – all too often our forgotten people,” says Rick Halperin, director of SMU’s Embrey Human Rights Program, sponsoring the trip for the first time. While in Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska the group will visit such places as the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota and the site of the Battle of Little Big Horn in Montana.

2015-06-05T15:26:25+00:00 June 4th, 2015|American West Human Rights 2015|

The Civil Rights Pilgrimage begins

On this eight-day bus journey, SMU students, faculty and staff visit the American South’s civil rights landmarks and meet people who participated in and witnessed the movement. They will be joining thousands from around the world who are marching across Edmund Pettus Bridge from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday. The trip is sponsored by the SMU Chaplain’s Office and led by Dennis Simon, Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor of political science, and Ray Jordan.

2015-03-07T09:48:50+00:00 March 6th, 2015|Civil Rights Pilgrimage 2015|

Helping build community in Austin

SMU Alternative Breaks is offering three trips during winter break. In January, the student organization is taking students, faculty and staff to Quito, Ecuador, to volunteer with an organization that supports at-risk youth, and to Puerto Rico to perform environmental work and serve at the Boys & Girls Club. In December, participants performed community service at the Blackland Community Development Corporation in Austin.

2015-01-07T15:13:47+00:00 December 19th, 2014|SMU Alternative Breaks, Winter 2014-15|
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