Contact: Levente Smith

September 7, 2006

SMU Students Assist The Dance Theatre Of Harlem

Associate professor Maria Dixon and the 2006-07 student consultants of the SMU Mustangconsulting group will travel to New York next summer to work with their new client, the Dance Theatre of Harlem.

Mustangconsulting group will assist the dance theatre with the development of communication strategies and campaigns in their effort to create new audiences for the classical arts.

The group consists of select SMU students who are majoring in Corporate Communications and Public Affairs. Mustangconsulting, under Professor Dixon's guidance, provides CCPA students with a hands-on opportunity to both learn and implement communications theory and serve in the position of communications consultants. The course is structured as a consulting firm designed to use the concepts of organizational communications to solve the organizational concerns of a client and provide a forum in which students are placed in a real job with a real client.

Last year, they worked with Southwest Airlines.