MONDAY FEBRUARY 11, 2013 MONDAY High 73, Low 43 TUESDAY High 63, Low 37 VOLUME 98 ISSUE 56 FIRST COPY FREE, ADDITIONAL COPIES 50 CENTS ACADEMICS May Term returns to Dallas campus KATELYN GOUGH News Editor firstname.lastname@example.org May Term will be returning the Dallas campus for the first time in 22 years this spring. Dr. Kathy Rowe, Director of Summer Studies for SMU, said that this new addition to the main campus offerings is ideal for students really “trying to maximize their time.” “We’re finding that because of all the things [students] are involved in, the more options we can offer, the better.” Similar to its sister program in Taos, the May Term in Dallas will allow students to take one three-hour course CHRISTOPHER SAUL/The Daily Campus The Lady Mustangs held the Lady Thundering Herd to 29 percent shooting in the first half Sunday. Tenth straight win Women’s basketball stampede over Marshall 67-50 SCOTT SANFORD Staff Writer email@example.com Sporting their pink jerseys in support of breast cancer awareness day at Moody Coliseum, the Lady Mustangs extended their win-streak to ten games, beating Marshall 67-50. Following a thrilling 3OTwin against UAB on Thursday, the Mustangs (18-4, 9-0 C-USA) pulled away in the second half of Sunday’s game against Marshall, helping them remain undefeated in Conference USA. Keena Mays, in front of the third-largest crowd of the season, led the way for SMU scoring 17 points while dishing out five assists and pulling down five rebounds. Akil Simpson also had another big game, recording her fifth double-double of the year, scoring 15 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. Neither team played a stellar first 20 minutes. The Mustangs shot 39 percent from the field while Marshall shot a mere 29 percent in the first half. Mays, however, was the lone bright spot for the Mustangs, scoring 13 of her 17 points on 5-8 shooting from the field in the first half. Marshall (7-15, 1-8 C-USA) hung tough with the Mustangs for the first ten minutes of the half, mostly trading shots. After that however, the Mustangs closed out the first 20 minutes on an 18-10 run to give them an eight-point lead going into halftime. Marshall came out of the gates fast in the second half scoring eight of the first ten points to cut the Mustangs’ lead down to 33-31. The Mustangs did not quit though. SMU held the Thundering Herd to just five points over the next ten minutes to take a commanding 60-36 lead. That run also included a 13-0 streak by the Mustangs, spanning nearly four minutes. SMU finished the game shooting 40 percent from the field, including seven of 16 from 3-point range. The Mustangs had 16 assists on their 24 made shots. Marshall made just four of their 22 attempts from threepoint range and shot 29 percent from the field for the entire game. The Thundering Herd also only shot 50 percent from the free throw line. The Mustangs were able to force the Thundering Herd into 15 turnovers, which led to 18 points. Marshall also became the seventh team that SMU has held to 50 or fewer points for the season. The Mustangs will have a couple of days off before heading to East Carolina to kick off a quick two-game road trip at 6 p.m. Thursday. HOUSING New residence halls to bring new dean position JULIE FANCHER Assignments Desk Editor firstname.lastname@example.org The opening of the new student dorms is causing a wave of change, including the evolution of a position. Dean of Student Life Dr. Lori White announced in an email Thursday Feb. 7 that the position of Executive Director of Residence Life and Student Housing will be removed to create a new position, Dean of Residence Life and Student Housing. Dr. White said in her email, sent out to faculty and staff, that the position of dean would help the transition into the residential dorms. “Structurally, the Dean in a residential commons model is viewed as both a student affairs position and one with the credentials to interact effectively with academic affairs,” said White. The decision to change this position comes back to what the new residential commons model will represent to SMU’s campus. “The move to a residential May 16-31. The time frame will allow students to earn additional credits without taking up their summer. For many students, this means not interfering with internships. “They don’t want to have to juggle their internship and school,” Rowe explained. Using summer internships as a jumping off point, one course Rowe and her colleagues are “hoping to start this May is a course that will help students prepare for their internship [in nonprofits].” “The idea being you would get three hours’ credit for this seminar that focuses on the history and See CLASSES page 3 HOLIDAY What to do with your date? A Valentine’s Day top ten Arboretum Take a trip with your valentine to the Arboretum. Take a walk around and view the Chilluy exhibit. The arboretum features 66-acres of dispaly gardens and seasonal flowers near White Rock Lake. With weather set to be sunny and in the mid 60’s on Thursday, this will be the perfect Valentine’s day stroll. Breadwinners This SMU favorite is offering a Valentine’s Day special at all four of its locations. There is a special Valentine’s Day menu that offers grilled lamb chop with potato gratin and proscuitto wrapped asparagus or lump crab stuffed jumbo shirmp. And don’t forget dessert, a white chocolate raspberry torte. Hurry though, reservations are required. Max’s Wine Dive This new restaurant, recently featured in The Daily Campus, is offering a special Valentine’s Day menu. The five course menu is $100 and reservations are required. Max’s Wine Dive is located on the corner of McKinney and Lemon in Uptown. Sprinkles For anyone with a sweet tooth Sprinkles is offering a special box of cupcakes, through Feb. 17. The XOX box of cupcakes includes classics such as chocolate and vanilla, as well as favorites such as red velvet and chocolate marshmallow. Dry Bar Want to look your best for a Valentine’s Day date, head to any Dry Bar location including one at the Shops of Highland Park, they are offering a “bouquet” of blowouts. Dallas Museum of Art The Dallas Museum of Art offers a fun, new experience to view over 24,000 pieces of art. The museum is open on Thursdays from 11 a.m.-9p.m. Chocolate Tasting Chocolate Secerets, located on Oak Lawn near EatZi’s, has a special Valentine’s Day tasting for $98 a person. Dallas Zoo The Dallas Zoo is offering a special where guests can adopt a koala for $50. With that purchase comes a small plush koala, photo, adoption certificate and two tickets to the zoo. Or for anyone wishing to just visit the zoo, tickets are $5. CHRISTOPHER SAUL/The Daily Campus SMU will open its residential commons in August 2013. commons model, coupled with the new university curriculum and the Engaged Learning program, is a critical component of SMU’s strategy to become a ‘top 50’ university, and to enhance the connection between students inside and outside of the classroom,” said White. The role of dean in a residential commons model is “viewed as both a student affairs position and one with the credentials to interact effectively with academic affairs.” Other schools that have successfully made the transition to the residential commons model are Vanderbilt, Washington University, USC and Baylor. Steven Logan, who has served as Executive Director of Residence Life and Student Housing for over five years was relieved of his position by the university sometime last week. White said, “Steve Logan has been a valuable member of the Division and has contributed much to SMU in his 5+ years as the Executive Director of See DEAN page 3 Hot Air Balloon Ride For anyone who doesn’t mind spending more money, this is a new experience will be unforgettable. A hot air balloon flight over the metroplex will cost you $225. Penne Pomodoro Another SMU favorite, located in Snider Plaza and Preston plaza, Penne Pomodoro is offering a Valentine’s Day menu special. And for those wishing to extend the Valentine’s Day celebration, Penne will offer a weekend special at all locations. What movies should you watch? See Page 3.