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Cox alumni, students, faculty and staff enjoyed SMU's Homecoming celebration October 25-28.

The festivities began on Thursday with the University's Distinguished Alumni Awards, and all three Distinguished Alumni honorees are part of the Cox community: Jeanne Tower Cox (BBA '78), James H. "Blackie" Holmes III (BBA '57) and Paul B. Loyd, Jr. (BBA '68), member of the Cox Executive Board.

Saturday, fellow Cox alum Blake Mycoskie, TOMS Shoes "chief shoe giver," served as grand marshal of the Homecoming Parade.

Also on Saturday, the Cox Alumni Association Board of Directors (pictured above) held its fall meeting and welcomed a new chair, Paul Divis (MBA '99), and vice chair, Katy Thomas (BBA '07). After hearing updates from MBA and BBA Admissions, Marketing and Communications and Dean Al Niemi, board members joined the Dean's Tailgate on the Boulevard and went on to watch SMU defeat Memphis, 44-13.

If you haven't made it to the Dean's Tailgate yet this fall, you still have the chance on November 24. It's the place to be on the Boulevard—thanks to sponsors like Corner Bakery, Joe's Crab Shack, Central Market, McKesson, Xioss, Chili's, Andrews Distributing, Coca-Cola and Hotel Lumen—and a great way to connect and stay involved with the SMU Cox community.

On the Hilltop

SMU Cox and Simmons Schools to offer Master of Science in Sport Management

Mike Lysko
Mike Lysko, director of the Sport Management program at the Simmons School, former commissioner of the Canadian Football League

SMU will begin taking applications this December for North Texas' first interdisciplinary graduate program in sport management. Faculty from the Simmons School of Education and Human Development and the Cox School of Business will direct the program, which combines finance, economics, management strategies, sports marketing, facility and event management, sports law, ethics and sports communication.

The degree is designed to help graduates advance their careers or find new opportunities in the sport industry in fields ranging from promotion to product marketing to management. Classes begin in August 2013 for the full-time, 12-month program.

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Faculty and Academic Excellence

Johan Sulaeman

Belief and Risk: The Influence of Religion on Mutual Funds

More influences are impacting one's mutual fund performance than just the stocks and bonds in the portfolio and the sways of the economy. Risk, reward and values may have a new calculus.

In new research, SMU Cox Finance Professor Johan Sulaeman and co-authors find that the impact of religious beliefs on mutual fund volatility is economically significant.

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Student Achievement

SMU Cox PMBA Student Appears on Fox Business Program

Colte Koen

Second-year Professional MBA student Colte Koen spoke out on the benefits of entrepreneurs pursuing MBAs on a recent taping of a Fox Business Network special. A Fox producer reached out specifically to Koen asking him to be a guest on the hour-long program.

The Fox Business Network has not yet set an airdate for the program.

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Global Experience

Vietnam National University

Vietnamese Delegation Visits SMU Cox

In October, SMU Cox welcomed a delegation of administrators from Vietnam National University (VNU) in Ho Chi Minh City. Dedman School of Law Professor Xuan Thao Nguyen facilitated a similar visit to SMU three years ago, and Linda Kao (BBA '78), assistant dean for global programs at Cox, visited VNU herself in 2010. When VNU's new president, Dr. Nguyen Tien Dung, joined the university recently, the VNU administrators requested to visit SMU Cox again to learn more about our programs and processes and to explore the possibility of future collaboration.

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Cox Today

Information Session

Find out more about Cox MBA programs as well as the new Master of Science in Sport Management

Wednesday, December 5

6:30 p.m.
SMU Cox School of Business

register now>>

more at coxgrad.com

Calendar of Events

Join us 2 hours before each home game kickoff for the Dean's Tailgate on the Boulevard

Alumni, Friends, Students and Parents Invited

Dean's Tailgate on the Boulevard

Saturday, November 24
SMU vs. Tulsa
11:00 a.m.

2012 Football Schedule


Dean Al Niemi and Cox Alumni Association Reception

Atlanta, GA
Alumni, Friends, Parents and Prospective Students Invited

Wednesday, November 28
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Cherokee Town Club
155 West Paces Ferry Road, NW
Atlanta, GA

For more information:
Ann Faison at afaison@cox.smu.edu

Alumni Event Calendar

Modern Product Design Goes "Flexible"

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O'Neil Center at SMU Cox Gives Insight into "The Future of Economic Freedom"
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Maguire Energy Institute Honors Chairman and CEO of EOG Resources, Inc.
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Consumer Confidence Up? What Does It Mean?
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