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Game. Set. Match.

May 07, 2021

Jennifer ’86 and Mark Styslinger ’87 and the Altec/Styslinger Foundation commit $4 million to name the new Styslinger/Altec Tennis Complex at SMU.

Energizing Business Education

Sharoll and Bryan S. Sheffield ’01 commit $15 million to the Cox School of Business

April 08, 2021

A $15 million gift from Sharoll and Bryan S. Sheffield ’01 to SMU’s Edwin L. Cox School of Business will empower future entrepreneurs by creating new technology-equipped collaborative spaces.

Bridwell Library to house World Methodist Museum collections

April 01, 2021

Important collections from the World Methodist Museum incorporating material from the lives of John and Charles Wesley are moving to SMU's Bridwell Library.

A message from Dr. Turner

March 26, 2021

Dr. Turner shares a letter of support for the Asian community

Whitney Wolfe Herd to speak at Commencement

March 24, 2021

Bumble CEO/Founder Whitney Wolfe Herd, who began sharpening her entrepreneurial skills as a student at SMU, will deliver her alma mater's May Commencement Address.

SMU remembers Ruth Prouse Morgan Ph.D., professor emerita and SMU’s first female provost

March 09, 2021

SMU mourns the loss of educator, trailblazer and University leader Ruth Prouse Morgan who served as a professor of political science at SMU for 20 years and as the University’s first female provost from 1986–1993.

SMU to remain test-optional for Fall ‘22 and Spring ‘23

February 25, 2021

SMU will remain test-optional for first-year undergraduate applicants seeking admission and scholarships for both fall 2022 and spring 2023.

Endowing Excellence in Education and Research

Mary and Rich Templeton commit $5 million to the Lyle School of Engineering

February 21, 2021

A $5 million gift from longtime SMU supporters Mary and Rich Templeton will bolster student excellence and doctoral research in SMU’s Lyle School of Engineering through endowed scholarships and fellowships.

SMU community to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. with unity circle

Jan. 27 ceremony, ‘Dream Week,’ honors civil rights leader as students begin spring semester studies

January 25, 2021

Jan. 26-27: Every year SMU honors Martin Luther King Jr. with Dream Week when students return to classes for the spring semester. Contribute service on Tuesday, Jan. 26 and join a Unity Circle on Wednesday, Jan. 27.

Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 14, 2021

Every year our nation celebrates the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. – the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage Americans to improve our communities. But in many ways this year’s MLK Day will be very different than in years past.

Message from President Turner on Violence at Capitol

January 07, 2021

The violence and disruption at the U.S. Capitol yesterday were deplorable, as is any attempt to erode the rule of law, our founding principles of freedom, and the institutions and symbols of our great nation.