Mary Hay Common Room
Led by Dr. Troy Behrens, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Residence Life and Student Housing and Residential Commons Leadership Corps Members and Faculty in Residence, Ann Batenburg
Take a peek at SMU’s new Residential Commons model, which fosters an academically focused community experience to create an immediate sense of belonging among students. Because learning happens everywhere, faculty engagement is essential to the Residential Commons. Hear from students, faculty and staff about how the residential commons will transform SMU and enjoy a tour of Mary Hay Hall’s faculty residence and common study areas.
Opening the Vault
DeGolyer Library, Fondren Library Center
Led by exhibition co-curators Pamalla Anderson, Public Services and Reference for DeGolyer Library, and Russell L. Martin, III, Director and Librarian for DeGolyer Library
View Treasures of the DeGolyer Library: 100 Years of Collecting, which features the 1493 Christopher Columbus letter on the success of his transatlantic voyage; Martin Waldseemüller’s 1513 Tabula Terra Nova map of the New World; a 1605 first edition of Sir Francis Bacon and the 1814 history of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
Bear or Bull
Don Jackson Center for Financial Studies, Kitt Investing and Trading Center and EnCap Investments and LCM Group Alternative Asset Management Program
Led by Don Shelly, Director, Kitt Investing and Trading Center Director, and Bill Maxwell, Rauscher Chair in Financial Investment and Director, Don Jackson Center for Financial Studies and EnCap Investment and LCM Group Alternative Asset Management Center
Maguire Building ground floor, Business Information Center
Participate in a mock Bloomberg trading session and see how SMU’s finance students – Jackson Fellows and those pursuing an alternative asset management concentration or finance practicum – are benefitting from experiential learning through the distinctive resources of the Kitt Investing and Trading Center.
1956 to 2013 – A New Home for the Hub of SMU Spirit
Mustang Band Hall in SMU Perkins Natatorium and Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports Lobby
Led by Don Hopkins, Director of the SMU Mustang Band and student members of the SMU Mustang Band
Originally intended as a temporary home, the SMU Mustang Band’s current practice facility has been a store room beneath the bleachers in Perkins Natatorium since 1956. Come take a walk down the beloved “ramp” of the present home of our Mustang Band, and then be one of the firsts to see where the Hub of SMU Spirit will soon rehearse in grand “Peruna” style in the new home in Dedman Center! During this hour you will experience the “old” and be amazed by the “new”!