2014 Archives

SMU's Peruna lights the night

November 13, 2014

DALLAS (SMU) – A new SMU landmark – a three-story running SMU Mustang on the west side of Expressway Tower – began lighting night Nov. 13, 2014, the kick-off of SMU Homecoming Weekend. 

The glowing pony on the west side of Expressway Tower (southeast corner of SMU Boulevard and North Central Expressway), is part of a new SMU celebratory lighting tradition.

The 50 x by 26-foot pony shines with white LED lights when SMU celebrates Family Weekend and Homecoming in the fall, and Founders' Day weekend in the spring. White lights also signify SMU football and men and women's basketball home games. After victories, and whenever a Mustang team competes in post-season play, the pony will shine with red lights.

The glowing pony is part of an SMU Centennial initiative to light campus landmarks on celebratory occasions. The cupolas on Armstrong Commons and the Blanton Building were first lit September 19, 2014, for the Friday Night Stampede.

For more information, see http://www.smu.edu/100/Light.

Peruna Peruna with red lights