Contact: Ellen Sterner
SMU News & Media Relations
(214) 768-7650

Sept. 27, 2002


DALLAS (SMU) -- A Bavarian prince, a radio talk show host and the director of the Dallas Creative Center are among the instructors teaching informal courses for adults this fall at SMU.

In a course titled Royal Texas, Prince Hans Von Sachsen will lead a lively discussion of the regal families who once ruled over the state and shares stories behind the naming of several Texas towns after royalty, including princes of Prussia and Hanover and a British queen.

Glenn Mitchell, host of The Glenn Mitchell Show on KERA, will delve into holidays past with his course Tune in to Christmas in December. Leave the commercial glitz of our modern age behind and discover a tradition you'll want to make a part of your holiday season!

Learn what it means to "draw on the right side of the brain" in Jane Cross' course titled Discovery Drawing. Break old perception patterns and overcome the fear of doing it "right."

Other courses provide the opportunity to learn about the cosmos, stock market psychology or Texas history. Participants also can discover how to make money traveling, write an estate plan or speak Italian. SMU Informal Courses allows inquisitive adults the opportunity to learn new things without tests, papers or grades -- at prices starting as low as $19.

Classes begin every week at the main Dallas campus and in Plano at SMU-in-Legacy. To register, or to receive an Informal Course catalog, please call (214) 768-5376 (SMU-LERN). Class descriptions are listed at