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Sampling Simmons 2015/2016 Event Guide

Please accept our invitation to experience the Sampling Simmons academic program series. It has been designed for you, to take part in classroom instruction and personal interactions with our exceptional faculty and special guest speakers. We hope you will join us for activities that suit your interests.


Sept. 11, 2015
Annette Caldwell
Simmons Hall
Noon - 1 pm

"Why Athletes Go Broke"

Department of Applied Physiology and Wellness
Featuring Ed Butowsky, Managing Partner at Chapelwood Investments, and internationally recognized expert in the wealth management industry. 
Understanding the financial pitfalls that athletes and celebrities fall into and how there's a little of that in all of us. 

Sept. 19, 2015
SMU Campus
Dallas Hall
McCord Auditorium
12 pm - 3 pm


"Lone Star Art Stars: Contemporary Texas Artists Take a Stand"


Department of Graduate Liberal Studies
Featuring Joan Davidow, MLS Professor and contemporary art guru 
Presenting a close look at the progression from modern to contemporary art in Texas. Enjoy the journey with Ms. Davidow on the fast track as she shares her "Lone Star Art Stars." 

October 23, 2015
Annette Caldwell
Simmons Hall
Noon - 1 pm


"Educational Engagement in the Social Sector - Building Volunteer Capacity Using Online Learning"

The Budd Center: Involving Communities in Education
Featuring Regina Nippert, Executive Director
Learn from practitioners and scholars on how to use online tools and resources to improve academic outcomes for children.
November 17, 2015
SMU Plano Campus
Great Hall
6:30 pm - 8 pm


"Sibling Rivalry: Why are Sometimes the Closest Relationships the Most Conflict Ridden?"

Department of Dispute Resolution and Counseling
Featuring Misty Solt, Ph.D., Clinical Professor 
Sibling rivalry exists at all ages in stages in the lives of siblings. This overview will focus on some of the common causes of sibling rivalry and ways to help promote togetherness versus unhappiness among siblings.

January 21, 2016
Martha Proctor Mack
Grand Ballroom
6:30 pm - 9 pm


Simmons School Annual Luminary Award Ceremony

Award ceremony honoring individuals or organizations that have shown extraordinary commitment to improving lives through education.

Invitations to these and other events will be forthcoming. For more information regarding these events,
please call 214-768-1212 or email Patti Addington at paddington@smu.edu.