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Southern Methodist University

SMU logo, taken from official site File links The following pages link to this file: Southern Methodist University ...

Motto Veritas Liberabit Vos
(The Truth Shall Set You Free)
Established 1911
Type Private
Academic term Semester
Endowment U.S. $1.328 billion[1]
President R. Gerald Turner
Provost Paul W. Ludden
Faculty 603 (full-time)
Undergraduates 6,208
Postgraduates 4,693
Alumni 100,000
Location Flag of the United States University Park, TX, USA
Campus Urban, 210 acres (University Park, TX), 295 acres (Taos, New Mexico), 18.4 acres (Plano, TX)
Colors "Harvard Crimson" and "Yale Blue"           
Nickname The Hilltop, SMU Mustangs
Mascot Peruna
Athletics NCAA Division I, C USA
Affiliations United Methodist Church[2][3]
Website www.smu.edu
Dallas Hall at Dedman College at SMU
The Laura Lee Blanton Hall during a rare snow storm
The Laura Lee Blanton Hall during a rare snow storm

Southern Methodist University (commonly SMU) is a nationally recognized, private, coeducational university in University Park, Texas (an enclave of Dallas). Founded in 1911 by the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, SMU currently operates campuses in Dallas, Plano, and Taos, New Mexico. SMU is owned by the South Central Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church. For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... For the film of this title, see Private School (film). ... An academic term is a division of an academic year, the time during which a school, college or university holds classes. ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... USD redirects here. ... 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Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Dallas redirects here. ... The Methodist Episcopal Church, South was the so-called Southern Methodist Church resulting from the split in the Methodist Episcopal Church which had been brewing over several years until it came out into the open at a conference held in Louisville, Kentucky in 1845. ... Nickname: Location within the state of Texas Coordinates: , County Government  - Mayor Pat Evans Area  - City 185. ... Taos (IPA: ) is a city in Taos County in the north-central region of New Mexico. ... This article is about the current Christian denomination based in the United States. ...


Of the University's current enrollment of 11,000, around 6,000 are undergraduates. 21.5% of entering undergraduates classify themselves as "minorities", and more than half of the student body claims a religious affiliation. Only 25% of new undergraduates claim affiliation with the Methodist church. Demographic Profile In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ...

Contents

University history and facts

Founded in 1911 by what is now the United Methodist Church, SMU is nonsectarian in its teaching and committed to academic freedom and open inquiry. The city of Dallas has supported SMU since its beginning, when local citizens pledged $300,000 to secure the University's location. This article is about the current Christian denomination based in the United States. ...


In appreciation of the city, SMU named its first building Dallas Hall, which remains the University's symbol and centerpiece. Designed after the Rotunda at the University of Virginia, Dallas Hall opened its doors in 1915 and housed the entire University as well as a bank and a barbershop. Because Dallas Hall was built on a hill, SMU was nicknamed "The Hilltop". The University of Virginia (also called U.Va. ...


The University seal is on the floor under the Rotunda. Dallas Hall is now registered in the National Register of Historic Places. A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ...


The University's first president, Robert S. Hyer, selected Harvard crimson and Yale blue as the school colors in order to symbolize SMU's high standards. Harvard University (incorporated as The President and Fellows of Harvard College) is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and a member of the Ivy League. ... Yale redirects here. ...


On December 21, 2006, University President R. Gerald Turner announced that Donald L. Evans, former United States Secretary of Commerce and Chairman of the George W. Bush Presidential Library Search Committee, had notified him that SMU had been selected by the Committee for the next phase of planning discussions. On January 5, 2007, Turner announced that the Library and its accompanying museum would likely be joined by the George W. Bush Institute at SMU. R. Gerald Turner graduated from Abilene Christian University with a BS in Psychology and from the University of Texas with a PhD. He served as the chancellor of The University of Mississippi, and is current president of Southern Methodist University. ... Donald Evans Donald Louis Evans with President of Peru Donald Louis Evans (born July 27, 1946) was the 34th U.S. Secretary of Commerce. ... The office of the U.S. Secretary of Commerce in the mid-20th century. ... The George W. Bush Presidential Library is the future presidential library of George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States. ...


Academic Profile

Endowment

SMU's endowment of $1,327,815,612[4] makes it one of only 62 colleges and universities in the United States with an endowment above $1 billion, and is ranked number 55.[5] The following are lists of American institutions of higher education by endowment. ... A college (Latin collegium) can be the name of any group of colleagues; originally it meant a group of people living together under a common set of rules (con-, together + leg-, law). As a consequence members of colleges were originally styled fellow and still are in some places. ... A university is an institution of higher education and of research, which grants academic degrees. ...


Colleges & schools

SMU's seven degree-granting schools are:

The Cox School was founded in 1920 as the Department of Commerce at SMU, at the request of the Dallas, Texas business community. ...

Research & graduate studies

During 2004-05, SMU received almost $15 million in external funding for research. Results of the funded research include:

  • The introduction of a new fossil species, Dallasaurus turneri, that represents a missing link in the evolution of mosasaurs (prehistoric contemporaries of dinosaurs that started on land but evolved in the seas)
  • The discovery of incontrovertible proof of the existence and location of Site Q, a long-sought Classic Maya city, in one of the longest hieroglyphic texts to be discovered in Guatemala in several decades
  • A new model for instruction, integrating academic standards with language skills, that can help children with limited English proficiency develop biliteracy in Spanish and English
  • Research into early detection, tracking, and response for cyberattacks that use phishing scams, resulting in software that can help prevent identity theft and other computer crimes
  • Study of a mechanical system that simulates the propulsion of jellyfish, which might propel tiny vehicles for microsurgery, undersea exploration, and military surveillance

Research Centers and Institutes Subfamilies Mosasaurinae Plioplatecarpinae Tylosaurinae Mosasaurs (from Latin Mosa, the Meuse river where the fossils were first discovered + Greek sauros, lizard) were serpentine marine reptiles, more closely related to snakes than to monitor lizards (Lee 1997). ... This article is about the pre-Columbian Maya civilization. ... Maya glyphs in stucco at the Museo de sitio in Palenque, Mexico The Maya script, commonly known as Maya hieroglyphs, was the writing system of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization of Mesoamerica, presently the only deciphered script of the Mesoamerican writing systems. ... An example of a phishing email, disguised as an official email from a (fictional) bank. ... Bold text For other uses, see Jellyfish (disambiguation). ... Microsurgery is a type of surgery where an operation microscope is required in order to perform opératoire precision acts. ...

  • Brinker Institute for Hospitality and Restaurant Management - The Institute's goal is to enhance the business acumen, management skills, and leadership potential of the next-generation of industry leaders.
  • Business Leadership Center - The BLC encourages MBA students to develop leadership skills.
  • Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship - The Institute offers education and training for today's entrepreneur who competes in a rapidly changing, fast paced, technology-driven environment.
  • Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility - The Center supports research, writing and teaching in ethics at the graduate and undergraduate level.
  • Center for Teacher Education - Workshops and seminars provide lessons that are both useful in instructional delivery and applicable to required professional-development hours.
  • Center for Teaching Excellence - Achieving teaching excellence is not formulaic: in diverse areas of the University, different teaching strategies work best. Therefore, the Center encourages dialogs across schools and disciplines.
  • Clements Center for Southwest Studies - This center promotes research, publishing, teaching, and public programming in a variety of fields of inquiry related to the American Southwest.
  • The Center for Research in Real Estate and Land Use Economics - The Center was created in 1984 as an entity focusing on major issues in the real estate industry.
  • Center for Scientific Computation - This interdisciplinary research center is devoted to the application of computational techniques to problems in mathematics, engineering, and the applied sciences.
  • Center for Statistical Consulting and Research - Statistical consulting services include statistical data analysis and modeling, interpretation of the results, and presentation of conclusions using state-of-the-art statistical methods.
  • Center for the Advanced Study and Practice of Evangelism - It seeks to accomplish its mission by providing resources within the Field of Evangelism for scholars, local churches, and others engaged in evangelization, and by providing a strategic forum in which scholars and practitioners of evangelism can be in fruitful dialogue.
  • The Institute for Engineering Education - The Institute for Engineering Education at SMU has been established to pioneer an array of innovative programs designed to present engineering as a fun, challenging and rewarding career opportunity to a national audience of students in kindergarten through high school.
  • The Institute for Reading Research - The Institute's primary mission is to promote reading skills through research in the areas of developing reading interventions for children at-risk for failing to learn to read, children with mild to moderate mental retardation, and children who are either bilingual or who speak Spanish exclusively in the early primary grades.
  • JCPenney Center for Retail Excellence - The JCPenney Center for Retail Excellence is the leading source of academic expertise on consumer shopping behavior and the effects of retailer activities on shopping behavior.
  • John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies - The Center was established to support teaching and research programs in international studies and national security policy, focusing upon the institutions that structure national and international decision-making.
  • KPMG Institute for Corporate Governance - The KPMG Institute will explore corporate governance and ethical decision making, and how those choices impact the market’s perception of a firm and its future.
  • Law Institute of the Americas - NAFTA/FTAA-related Legal Studies, Latin American Legal Studies, Selective Canadian Legal Studies, Regional Intergovernmental Institutions, Related Rule of Law and Law Reform Issues, International Economic Law and Development Issues
  • Maguire Energy Institute - Studies the economic, policy, marketing and management issues related to oil, natural gas, and electricity.
  • SW Graduate School of Banking (SWGSB) Foundation - Focuses on providing education for all levels of bank officers.
  • Temerlin Advertising Institute - The Institute strives to advance the state of advertising communication through partnerships with both industry and government and through programs to blend the research interests of the academy and the profession.

Also known as RCAM, the mission of the center is to promote and apply university led advanced manufacturing research and development work. ...

Campus Museums and Libraries

Libraries

  • Business School Library - Some resources are available to the public.
  • Bridwell Library- Bridwell Library is one of the leading theological research collections in the United States.
  • DeGolyer Library - DeGolyer Library houses one of the strongest collections in the United States on the Trans-Mississippi West, Texas, the Spanish borderlands, transportation with an emphasis on railroads, and business history.
  • Fondren Library - The largest collection of resources on campus, Fondren Library houses materials in the humanities, social sciences and business, as well as government information resources. Its collections include approximately 570,000 books, 4,000 journal titles (including 2,300 current journals and newspapers), 68,000 volumes of bound periodicals, 225,000 U.S. and Texas government documents, and 180,000 microforms. The Fondren Library also houses the Science and Engineering Library which includes collections in biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, mathematics, statistics, computer science, and civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering. The library has particularly strong collections in the earth sciences, electronics, general science and technology.
  • Edwin J Foscue Map Library - One of the largest map collections in the Southwest.
  • Fort Burgwin Library - The Fort Burgwin Library, located on the SMU-in-Taos campus in New Mexico, contains approximately 4500 books and small collections of journals and maps.
  • Hamon Arts Library - Hamon Arts Library supports the undergraduate and graduate programs of the Meadows School of the Arts in the disciplines of art, arts administration, cinema, dance, music, and theater. The library houses approximately 90,000 books and scores, 25,000 audio and video recordings, and 100,000 pieces of special collections materials in the arts.
  • Underwood Law Library - The Underwood Law Library's more than 550,000 volumes support the instruction and research of the Dedman School of Law and the general SMU community. The Library's collection is particularly strong in the areas of international law, commercial law, securities, taxation, jurisprudence, oil and gas, and air and space law.
  • PONI - On line catalog of all SMU libraries

Museums

  • Meadows Museum - The Meadows Museum houses several collections including a collection of Spanish art from the 1500s to 1800s. It also includes a sculpture collection including works by David Smith, Henry Moore and Claes Oldenburg, as well as by contemporary sculptors such as James Surls. Important figural sculptures by Rodin, Maillol, and Giacometti are also housed within the museum. In addition it is also responsible for the University's art collection including several important regional artists.
  • Pollock Gallery - The Pollock Gallery provides an ever changing display of works by the faculty and students of the Meadows School of the Arts, as well as outside artists. Check the web site to see what is currently on display.

Special programs

SMU-in-Taos

  • SMU's campus in Northern New Mexico offers summer credit courses and includes the excavation of a 13th-century Indian pueblo. The annual SMU-in-Taos Cultural Institute presents a weekend of informal classes taught by SMU faculty members.

Study abroad programs Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Largest metro area Albuquerque metropolitan area Area  Ranked 5th  - Total 121,665 sq mi (315,194 km²)  - Width 342 miles (550 km)  - Length 370 miles (595 km)  - % water 0. ... As a means of recording the passage of time, the 13th century was that century which lasted from 1201 to 1300. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Pueblo Indians . ...

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  • The University Honors Program at SMU serves the highest achieving undergraduate students in all departments and majors across campus. Those invited to participate fulfill a 7 course requirement of their General Education Curriculum in small, often discussion-based classes. The Honors Program hosts many events throughout the academic year. It also offers considerable research grants, exclusive job opportunities, and other selective benefits to its student constituents.

Rankings & recognition

Notable Recognitions Fiske Guide to Colleges commends the Cox School's strong ties with the Dallas business community, claiming, "SMU is all but the official alma mater of the Dallas business and professional elite."[6]

  • SMU consistently ranks in the top third of national universities in the U.S. News & World Report annual guidebook America's Best Colleges (67th in 2008).
  • The Cox Full Time MBA program is ranked among the nation's top schools by BusinessWeek, Financial Times, and Forbes.

Overall University Rankings U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ... The Cox School was founded in 1920 as the Department of Commerce at SMU, at the request of the Dallas, Texas business community. ... BusinessWeek is a business magazine published by McGraw-Hill. ... The Economist is an English-language weekly news and international affairs publication owned by The Economist Newspaper Ltd and edited in London. ... The Financial Times (FT) is a British international business newspaper. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ... The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) is an international daily newspaper published by Dow Jones & Company in New York City, New York, USA, with Asian and European editions, and a worldwide daily circulation of more than 2 million as of 2006, with 931,000 paying online subscribers. ... The Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University is well known for its liberal arts programs. ...

  • 1st  The University's 10 libraries house the largest private collection of research materials in the Southwest.
  • 1st  The Economist ranks the Cox School #1 in the United States for "Potential to Network".[7]
  • 1st  In the 2005-06 U.S. Sports Academy Directors' Cup Division I Final Standings, SMU is ranked as the top school in its conference for the eighth consecutive year.
  • 1st  In the 2003 BusinessWeek ranking of the top 25 Executive MBA programs in the world, SMU Cox was listed #1 for entrepreneurship course offerings.[8]
  • 5th  In 2005, Entrepreneur magazine ranked the Caruth Institute #5 among the top 100 entrepreneurship programs in the nation, as ranked by program directors, faculty & alumni.[12]
  • 5th  BusinessWeek ranks Cox #5 for Global Business as "Best Subjects" in the world, as surveyed by EMBA alumni.[13]
  • Top 5  Five Cox School of Business departments were recognized among the nation's top business schools for research productivity based on more than 1.5 million scholarly citations. Only seven schools ranked in the top 30 in all five categories: SMU Cox, Harvard, Stanford, University of Chicago, MIT, NYU, and UCLA.[14]
  • 6th  BusinessWeek ranks SMU Cox #6 for highest SAT scores.[15]
  • 6th  BusinessWeek ranks Cox #6 for Marketing as "Best Subjects" in the world, as surveyed by EMBA alumni.[16]
  • 7th  The Economist ranks the Cox School #7 in the world for "Potential to Network". You'll have unmatched access to professional advice, career networking opportunities, and social connections around the world.[17]
  • 9th  The Princeton Review ranks Cox #9 for best professors, based on interest and accessibility. [18]
  • 10th  Forbes ranks Cox #10 in the nation for ROI, the only program in Texas and the South on the list.[19]
  • Top 10  Financial Times also names Cox among the top 10 in the U.S. for enrolling the most experienced students and for highest salaries five years after graduation.[20]
  • 12th  U.S. News & World Report ranks Cox #12 in the nation, the highest ranked program in Texas named in the category.[21]
  • 13th  U.S. News & World Report ranks Cox #13 in the nation.[22]
  • 13th  BusinessWeek ranks Cox #13 in the U.S., praising faculty members for real-world experience brought to the classroom.[23]
  • 15th  Financial Times ranks Cox #15 in the U.S.[24]
  • 16th  BusinessWeek ranks Cox #16 worldwide praising faculty members for real-world experience brought to the classroom.[25]
  • 20th  BusinessWeek ranks SMU Cox #20 for sending the most undergraduates to top MBA programs.
  • Top 25  Hispanic Trends names Cox one of the 25 best business schools for Hispanic MBAs.[26]
  • 29th  The Wall Street Journal ranks Cox #29 regional, and students are commended by recruiters for their ambition and people skills.[27]
  • 30th  The Cox faculty is ranked among the top 30 business schools in the world for research productivity in economics, finance, information systems, marketing, and strategy, according to a recent study by Academic Assessment Services (AAS). Only six other U.S. business schools rank in the top 30 in all five categories.
  • 36th  SMU ranked No. 36 out of 98 schools in the 2005 NCSA Division I Power Rankings, which recognizes the nation's best overall collegiate athletics programs.
  • 43rd  The Dedman School of Law ranks No. 43 in the U.S. News & World Report guidebook America's Best Graduate Schools 2007.
  • 67th  Southern Methodist University ranks No. 67 in the U.S. News & World Report guidebook America's Best Colleges Nationally 2008.

Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... The Princeton Review (TPR) is a for-profit U.S. company that offers private instruction and tutoring for standardized achievement tests, in particular those offered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), such as the SAT, GRE, LSAT, GMAT, and MCAT. The company was founded in 1982 and is based in... The Princeton Review (TPR) is a for-profit U.S. company that offers private instruction and tutoring for standardized achievement tests, in particular those offered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), such as the SAT, GRE, LSAT, GMAT, and MCAT. The company was founded in 1982 and is based in... The Princeton Review (TPR) is a for-profit U.S. company that offers private instruction and tutoring for standardized achievement tests, in particular those offered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), such as the SAT, GRE, LSAT, GMAT, and MCAT. The company was founded in 1982 and is based in... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... The SMU School of Law, founded in February 1925, was renamed Dedman School of Law in February 2001 in honor of its benefactors, the late Robert H. Dedman Sr. ... USD redirects here. ... One thousand million (1,000,000,000) is the natural number following 999,999,999 and preceding 1,000,000,001. ...

Student life

  • In 2005, SMU was named #4 for "Happiest Students" and #4 for "Great College Towns" by Princeton Review.
  • A student also serves as a voting member of the Board of Trustees.

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Student demographics

  • SMU is quite diverse. 21.6% of undergraduates claim to be minorities. There can be, in any given year, students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and almost 100 different countries.
  • SMU's female to male ratio is approximately 1:1 and its student-faculty ratio is 12:1. The average age of undergraduate students is 20.6 while that of graduate and professional students is 32.3.
  • Two-thirds of undergraduates and 42% of graduate students report a religious affiliation; 23.1% are Methodist, and 22.9% are Catholic. Other represented religions include Judaism, Hinduism, and Islam.

“Minority” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... International students are students, usually in early adulthood, who study in foreign schools. ... This article is about the Korean peninsula and civilization. ... The Methodist movement is a group of denominations of Protestant Christianity. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Hinduism (known as in modern Indian languages[1]) is a religious tradition[2] that originated in the Indian subcontinent. ... For people named Islam, see Islam (name). ...

Housing

At SMU, the residence halls comprise a variety of room types, bathroom styles, and community areas. All of the residence halls have these common features:

  • Carpeted Rooms, Local Phone Service with Voicemail, Computer Connections via Ethernet, Air Conditioning, 24-Hour Security Card Access System, Coed Residence Halls, Laundry Rooms with Coin-Operated Washers & Dryers, Soda Vending Machines, Microwave Ovens available in the Hall, Smoke-Free Environment, Resident Assistants and Hall Director

Residence halls

  • Boaz, Cockrell-McIntosh, Mary Hay, McElvaney, Morrison-McGinnis, Perkins, Peyton, Shuttles, Smith, Virginia-Snider

Theme halls or apartments

  • Daniel House, Hawk, Martin, Moore, Multicultural House, Service House, SMU Apartments

Student organizations

SMU boasts nearly 200 student organizations, including academic, professional, fraternal, sporting, ethnic themed, religious, service, and political diversity groups.


Greek life

In 2004, SMU's "major fraternity and sorority scene" was ranked #4 by Princeton Review.[29] The Princeton Review (TPR) is a for-profit U.S. company that offers private instruction and tutoring for standardized achievement tests, in particular those offered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), such as the SAT, GRE, LSAT, GMAT, and MCAT. The company was founded in 1982 and is based in...


Southern Methodist University has:

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Student media

  • The Rotunda, the official SMU Yearbook.
  • The Daily Campus, an independent student newspaper since 1915, it is published Tuesday-Friday during the Fall and Spring semesters and monthly during the summer.
  • The SMUDailyData, a news and community Web site housed in the Division of Journalism at SMU.
  • SMU-TV, a student-run television station serving the Park Cities community.
  • The Mustang Post, an independent, student-run, conservative opinion publication published bi-weekly during the Fall and Spring semesters.

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Athletics

  • SMU's closest rival in athletics is Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, Texas. In football, SMU and TCU compete annually (with the exception of 2006) for the Iron Skillet. In 2005, a nationally unranked SMU beat then 24th ranked TCU for SMU's first win against a ranked team in 19 years (since October 1986). TCU had won the previous seven football games played against SMU
  • SMU also competes annually with Rice University in football for the "Mayor's Cup," a traveling trophy that has been created to enhance the Rice/SMU rivalry, which dates back to 1916.[30] The home team has won the event every time since 1986 except for the 2003 game in Dallas.
  • The Doak Walker Award, an annual collegiate award given to the "most outstanding college running back", is named after SMU Heisman Trophy Winner Doak Walker.
  • From 1980-1985 SMU had the winningest program in Division 1A College Football. They posted a record of 55-14-1, and finished as the #21, #7, #2, #19, and #8 in the nation.
  • On November 11, 2006, redshirt freshman quarterback Justin Willis broke the single season touchdown pass record held by Chuck Hixson (21). Willis threw for three touchdowns in a 37-27 loss to the University of Houston, setting the new single season record at 23. At the end of the season, Willis set the new record at 26. He also broke the SMU single season touchdown record accounting for 29 touchdowns. He was named to the Freshman All American team at quarterback.

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Traditions

Main article: Peruna

The SMU Mustang mascot came into being when President Hyer's assistant, Dorothy Amann once noted that SMU football players looked like a "bunch of wild mustangs." The term "Mustangs" became official upon its approval by a student vote. SMU's official mascot was named after an early 20th century patent medicine, Peruna Tonic, which was popular for its highly alcoholic "kick." Peruna is a black stallion Shetland pony that attends all home football games. Peruna I was introduced in the 1930s by an early director of the Mustang Band, Cy Barcus. Peruna is accompanied to games by "Peruna Handlers", students who are trained to lead Peruna across the field after every touchdown. Peruna is the official mascot of the Southern Methodist University Mustangs. ... Peruna is the official mascot of the Southern Methodist University Mustangs. ... The Shetland pony is a breed of pony (a type of small horse) that is very strong for its size. ...

  • The Boulevard - Before every home football game, SMU students, faculty, staff, and alumni gather along Bishop Boulevard (SMU's main street) for pregame picnicking and festivities. The North end of the Boulevard hosts the tents of student organizations, including almost every fraternity and sorority on campus. Other groups such as Student Council, Program Council, and the Student Senate have traditionally participated. Many tents offer free food and drinks. Many fraternities hire bartenders and serve beer to those students and visitors who are 21 and older. The South end of the Boulevard usually hosts the tents of alumni groups and groups from various departments of the school. It is not uncommon to see pets, alumni, and children of all ages with their parents, all walking along the Boulevard. Booths offer face and body painting and give away SMU gear such as pom-poms, stickers, and temporary tattoos. North of the Boulevard, SMU's Main Quad is made available to tailgaters from the opposing team.
  • The "M" Award - This award--given to students, faculty, staff, and administrators in recognition of exemplary service to the University--is SMU's most highly coveted recognition.
  • "Pony Ears" - Mustang fans show school pride by raising two bent fingers, a gesture known as "Pony Ears", during school songs, chants, and cheers. In the 1950s, the football team held two fingers up in the air as a sign of unity. The symbol was meant to represent a 'V' for victory. By the mid-1970s, the hand symbol became more curved to represent mustang ears "which are kind of floppy."[31]
  • Celebration of Lights - This winter tradition is a candlelit ceremony of songs and readings, held each December. The SMU community gathers on the Main Quad of the campus for this popular event. Traditionally, the Christmas story is read from the Bible by the University's president. Those who attend sing Christmas carols led by choirs from the Meadows School of the Arts and nearby high schools. The Christmas lights that decorate Dallas Hall and the surrounding trees are lit during this time.
  • Mustang Corral - This retreat in the Texas Hill Country is for entering first-year students. Student leaders, alumni, faculty, and staff welcome new students to the SMU community while sharing the rich history of spirit and traditions. Students meet professors, get to know each other, perform skits, and learn the school's cheers. They also compete in various events such as tug-of-war, sponge racing, and water balloon throwing in a camp-wide event known as The Olympics. The team that wins the Olympics receives the coveted Golden Rake.
  • Red and Blue Fridays - On the Friday before football games, SMU students wear red or blue shirts to show their support for the team. On game days, students and fans wear red. In the past, the University has sold an "official game day shirt", which is always red and usually features a clever saying or play on words relating to SMU's mascot, the Mustang.
  • The Mustang Band - The SMU marching band was the first band to play jazz music on a football field beginning in the 1930s. From 1959 forward, the band's instrumentation was designed to mimic that of a jazz band, consisting only of brass instruments, drums, and saxophones. And, the band began to use actual jazz arrangements instead of imitation jazz pieces written specifically for marching bands. The band has a unique uniform style (coat and tie) which evolves over each season. The band wears different combinations of uniform parts for the first half of the game, switching or adding parts for the second half, and not repeating any of these combinations for the entire season. The available parts include: coat (red, blue, or candy-striped), vest (red, blue, or candy-striped), button-down shirt (white or blue), pants (white or blue), bow tie (red or blue), and long tie (red or blue).
  • Varsity (Alma Mater)

Oh we see the Varsity, Varsity, Varsity,
As she towers o'er the hill over there.
And our hearts are filled with joy, SMU, SMU,
Alma Mater, we'll be true forever.
For other uses, see Christmas (disambiguation). ... This Gutenberg Bible is displayed by the United States Library. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ...

  • Peruna

Peruna is the official SMU fight song. It is based on the classic tune "She'll Be Comin' Around The Mountain". While officially wordless, the fight song is sometimes sung in parody as "She'll be loaded with Peruna when she comes".

  • Pony Battle Cry

The Pony Battle Cry is SMU's official battle cry. The lyrics are:
Hail to the red and the blue
We’re the Mustangs from SMU.
Give a cheer, show your might,
Get the victory in sight.
For our battle cry will be:
FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!
Spirit’s the best in the land,
And right to the end we’ll stand
For the M-U-S-T-A-N-G-S!
FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!

  • Mighty Mustang Thunder

Mighty Mustangs Thunder through the canyon on the hill
For red and blue and SMU Mighty Mustangs always
Will fight! Fight! Fight!
Mighty Mustang Thunder from Peruna’s heart within,
Fighting back, fighting on, fighting hard,
Fighting strong,
Mighty Mustangs will win!


Notable people

"SMU is all but the official alma mater of the Dallas business and professional elite." -The Fiske Guide to Colleges The list of Southern Methodist University people includes alumni, faculty, and former students of Southern Methodist University. ...


Pop culture

  • In the popular television show "Weeds", Councilman Doug Wilson, of the fictional town of Agrestic, California, claims that he supports Pres. Bush and the Iraq War because "I like Laura. I used to buy weed from her at SMU."[32]
  • The book "A Payroll to Meet: A Story of Greed, Corruption, and Football at SMU" is a literature account of the recruiting scandals and violations that ultimately led to the famous "Death Penalty" being instituted.[34]
  • In the television show Dallas the character of Lucy Ewing was a student at Southern Methodist University, and several scenes were shot on location in the main quad. There was also a Memorial Scholarship mentioned in honor of Jock Ewing to SMU.
  • While students at SMU, siblings Bill and Julie Ann Brice founded I Can't Believe It's Yogurt!,[35] a chain that grew to more than 400 locations throughout the United States and 17 foreign countries.
  • The 1978 film The Seniors, a low-budget comedy starring Dennis Quaid, was filmed at several campus locations and featured students as extras.[38]
  • A scene from the Oliver Stone film Talk Radio was filmed at an SMU basketball game.[39]
  • A group of 18 SMU Corporate Communications and Public Affairs students worked as volunteers for the George W. Bush 2001 inaugural events. In addition, a photograph of Laura Bush taken for SMU Magazine by university photographer Hillsman S. Jackson was chosen by her as her official inauguration photograph and appeared in all inauguration publications.
  • In the 2006 NBC reality television show Treasure Hunters, the victors of ten competing three-person teams were the members of team Geniuses, a team wholly comprised of SMU students which won $3 million in the largest reality show prize ever to date.[42]
  • Thurston Howell III (from Gilligan's Island fame) claimed to have attended SMU (Southern Millionaires University), a nickname for Southern Methodist University meant to highlight the affluent communities of University Park and Highland Park that surround the University.
  • Professor Roy Hinkley (another character from Gilligan's Island) also claimed to have attended SMU. In a line of dialogue obviously geared to make fun of academic abbreviations, the Professor stated his academic credentials as "a B.A from USC, a B.S. from UCLA, an M.A. from SMU, and a Ph.D from TCU."[43]

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