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June 8, 2006.

The Guildhall Celebrates Commencement
with Game Exhibition

June 16 and 17 marks a celebratory weekend of accomplishment for students of The Guildhall at SMU, which provides a foundation in game development. On June 16 The Guildhall will host its fourth major exhibition of student work with a portfolio show and game exhibition from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The exhibition will take place in The Guildhall’s facility at SMU-in-Legacy, 5232 Tennyson Parkway in Plano.

The following day, distinguished videogame designer Richard “Lord British” Garriott, currently an executive producer at NCsoft North America, will meet with students of The Guildhall and deliver the commencement address in the O’Donnell Lecture Hall of the Owen Arts Center on SMU’s campus. Garriott blazed a trail in the computer gaming industry by co-founding Origin Systems with his brother and producing one of the most successful, longest-running game series of all time, Ultima. Commencement begins at 1:00 p.m.

Both events are free and open to the public. For more information contact Diane Urquhart via e-mail at or call 214-768-4278.


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