2015 News and Events

Perkins-related Centennial events on tap this weekend

 

September 22, 2015

In conjunction with Southern Methodist University’s Homecoming festivities September 23–27, SMU will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the University's opening in 1915.  The three original schools included the School of Theology — later renamed Perkins School of Theology — the College of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Music.

Perkins Chapel is located at
6001 Bishop Boulevard on
the SMU Campus.  


Centennial events will take place across the SMU campus from Wednesday evening through Sunday morning. View complete SMU Centennial schedule.


Perkins-related events, including those taking place on the Perkins School of Theology campus or featuring Perkins alums, include:

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015
8:30 a.m. (CDT)
Centennial Worship Service, Perkins Chapel
Dean William B. Lawrence, Preaching

Register or watch live webcast

10 a.m. (CDT): Convocation Concert
10:30 a.m. (CDT): Commemoration Ceremony 
Centennial Commemoration, McFarlin Auditorium

This event will include a special announcement related to Perkins School of Theology and will feature Dr. Harold Recinos, Perkins Professor of Church and Society, in the Centennial faculty video.

Register or watch live webcast


7 p.m., SMU Historic Main Quadrangle
Southern Methodist University Distinguished Alumni Awards Banquet

SMU and Perkins alumnus Dr. Michael W. Waters (’02, ’06, ’12) will be honored as the 2015 Emerging Leader Award Recipient. 
Purchase tickets here.

Friday, Sept. 25, 2015
3 p.m.: Campus Walking Tour

Habito Labyrinth Tutorial Experience with Dr. Ruben Habito, Professor of World Religions and Spirituality Director of Spiritual Formation at Perkins School of Theology. Dr. Habito will explain the theory and practice of the labyrinth.

Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015
3 to 7 p.m.: Perkins on the Boulevard


Stop by the Perkins canopy tent near Kirby Hall and spend some time with students, alums and faculty. Bring the whole family, too, as we'll be serving up hamburgers and hot dogs with all the fixings before SMU takes the field in its Homecoming contest against James Madison!