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Founders' Day Weekend

Founders' Day Weekend

Other Campus Events

Thursday, April 10

Hunt Leadership Scholars 20-year Reunion
Hosted by President R. Gerald Turner

  • Collins Center
  • Invitation to follow for past Hunt Leadership Scholars.

Robert O. Cooper Peace and Justice Fellowship Lecture

  • Reception: 11:30 a.m.
  • Lecture: Noon
  • Protho Great Hall, Perkins School of Theology
  • Lecture to be given by Joann Bland, a highly respected and active participant in the Civil Rights Movement
  • No reservation or registration required. Open to all.
  • For more information: Dr. Judy Henneberger, 214-768-4505

Civil Rights Pilgrimage 10th Anniversary Celebration

  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Hughes Trigg Forum
  • Conversation with
    • Joanne Bland, Bloody Sunday Survivor and Civil Rights Activist
    • Jerry Mitchell, Investigative Reporter of Civil Rights Cold Cases,
    • Moderated by Marvin Dulaney, Chair of History Department, UTA
  • For more information: Betty McHone, 214-768-4503

Sunday, April 13

Faculty Emeriti Reception
Hosted by Provost Paul W. Ludden

  • 2 p.m.
  • Prothro Hall
  • Retired SMU faculty are invited to this special gathering. Enjoy fellowship with former colleagues and reconnect as part of this year’s centennial celebration of the Year of the Faculty.
  • Invitation to follow for Faculty Emeriti.

Hamon Arts Library Reception

  • 3 p.m.
  • Taubman Atrium
  • Hamon’s Mildred Hawn Exhibition Gallery
  • Romantic Visions of the American Southwest: Works on Paper and Paintings by Edward G. Eisenlohr
  • Free and open to the public.

More Ways To Celebrate

Historic opportunities for the SMU Community to celebrate achievement, hilltop history and the University's future.

Pave the way to 2015
Make your mark on the SMU centennial. With a special $100 gift, you will be recognized with an etched paver on SMU’s Centennial Promenade, to be constructed in 2015 for the 100th anniversary of SMU’s opening. Visit

Order SMU: Unbridled Vision
Secure your copy of this book, the first of its kind in 25 years, showcasing the majestic beauty of the SMU campus in more than 160 pages of dramatic photography. Available at the SMU Barnes & Noble bookstore.

Centennial Puzzle
Relive your memories of the Hilltop as you work on this richly detailed puzzle showcasing SMU. Available at the SMU Barnes & Noble bookstore.

Licencse to Celebrate
The new SMU specialty license plate design has been chosen! Available in November, this plate will showcase your Mustang pride. A portion of the proceeds benefits SMU. Visit

For more centennial merchandise, visit