2014 Archives

Groundbreaking Sept. 12 for new SMU education building

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Nancy George
214-768-7674 or 972-965-3769

September 10, 2014

DALLAS (SMU) – SMU will break ground at noon, Sept. 12 for a new education building, Harold Clark Simmons Hall. Located on the northeast side of campus, the three-story, 40,000-square-foot building is the second building for the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development.

The building will be home to the Budd Center for Involving Communities in Education, the Teacher Development Studio and the Department of Teaching and Learning. The facility also will include classrooms, labs, faculty and administrative offices and conference rooms to meet the expanding program needs of the school. Completion is scheduled for late 2015.

The late Harold C. Simmons and Annette Caldwell Simmons gave $23 million in February 2013 to fund the building and create three new endowed academic positions at the Simmons School.

What: Groundbreaking ceremony for new SMU education building, Harold Clark Simmons Hall

When: 1 p.m., Friday, September 12, 2014.

Where:  Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education, 3101 University, corner of Airline and University, SMU, http://sites.smu.edu/apps/campus-map/

Visuals: Music by DISD's W.E. Greiner Middle School Orchestra, mult box and media platform available

Media parking: Call Nancy George, 972-965-3769, or SMU News, 214-768-7650.

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Rendering of Harold Clark Simmons Hall at Southern Methodist University