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Official University News and Notices

TODAY! Dance Repertory Theatre

Only happens every 2 years!

A five-piece work presented by the Southwestern University Dance Repertory Theatre and its gifted choreographers. These pieces celebrate the enduring power of movement in a visual and kinetic revelry. Experience a mosaic of vibrant and imaginative dance works in Modern, Ballet, Broadway, and Jazz styles.

April 24-25, 2014
7:30pm Alma Thomas Theater

SU students receive one complementary ticket, faculty and staff receive two complementary tickets. Visit the Box Office for complementary tickets.

To purchase additional tickets contact the Box Office at 512.863.1378 or visit

delivered by:Alena Garcia


MONDAY! Harp Ensemble In The FAB Courtyard

Join the Harp Ensemble in the Fine Arts Courtyard for a special outdoor concert.

The program include Safe and Sound” by Taylor Swift, a Scottish piece by Patrick Mac Donald, Frédéric Chopin, Marcel Tournier, “Pistache” from “Epices” by Bernard Andres, “First Frost Jig” by Laura Zaerr and the Irish song “Rosin the Beau.” 

Monday, April 28
11:30am, Fine Arts Courtyard

Free and open to the public.

delivered by:Alena Garcia


Board of Visitors

Southwestern University's Board of Visitors will be on campus for their spring board meeting on Friday, April. 25.  Parking for the Board of Visitors will be reserved in the Chapel Plaza.  The Board of Visitors is a group of advocates and advisers who support the University's mission by becoming informed of its programs and providing feedback to the President and other administrative officials.

delivered by:Xan Koonce


Environmental Studies Adjunct Candidate Presentation

Presentation by Environmental Studies Adjunct Candidate:  J. Bruce Moring, Ph.D.

Fondren-Jones Science Hall - Room 151

Title:  "Much Ado About a Minnow: The Survival of the Endangered Rio Grande Silvery Minnow in a River Stressed by Many Demands."

All encouraged to attend!

Pizza will be provided!

delivered by:Viola Hunt


Therapy DOGS return to the Library!

Georgetown Therapy Dogs will be back on campus in front of the library Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, April 28, 30, and May 2. They'll also be here DURING FINALS! Monday 5/5 and Wed 5/7!

Visit the pups between 11am and 1pm each of those days for cuddles, stress relief, and pure joy!

All students, staff, and faculty are welcome!

delivered by:Theresa Zelasko


Modern Tibet Lecture Series

There will be a Q & A session with Dr. Robbie Barnett (Columbia University), a leading expert on the Sino-Tibetan conflict on Tuesday, April 29th, at 10:00 am in Olin room 322.  Students from Dr. Patricia Schiaffini's class "Modern Tibet: Politics and Representation" will ask questions to Dr. Barnett (via Google Hangout) related to ethnic unrest in China, the escalation of self-immolations in Tibet, the future of Tibet and Tibetan Buddhism after the Dalai Lama, etc.  Open to everyone that is interested in ethnic conflict, Asian politics and Buddhism. 

delivered by:Susie Bullock


Study Abroad Q & A Panel

If you are thinking about going abroad at all during your time here at Southwestern, come talk to several SU students that have been abroad and hear their experiences.

7:00 pm on April 24th (Thurs.)

in the Margaret Shilling Room in the Commons

delivered by:Hannah Neil


Art and the Environment Crafting interdisciplinary perspectives



Next week there will be a student art exhibition from the 22nd-24th, and on thursday is the reception for Art and the Environment!! There will be stations linking different subjects to the environment along with food and interactive activities from 6pm-10pm in the Bishops Lounge!!! Come and check it out!! Support your friends and their art!!


Thank you!!!


Ali Shipman

delivered by:alexandria shipman


French Table!!!

















Come French it up at French Table in da commons!! We can teach each other useful things (curse words) to say in French, so please come!!! Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00pm-1:00pm, just look for the French Flag!!
















Thank you!!
















Ali Shipman

delivered by:alexandria shipman


French Tutoring

















There is French tutoring at the LLC in Olin from 6:00pm-7:00pm on Tuesdays and 7:00-8:00pm on Thursdays! Do not hesitate to stop by (we will love you forever;)
















Thank you!!
















Ali Shipman

delivered by:alexandria shipman


Student Payroll

Student Workers and Supervisors of Student Workers

The current Student Pay Period Ends on Sunday 04/27/14.  Students must submit their time reports via Web Advisor to the supervisor by 10am on Monday 04/28/14.  Supervisors must approve time reports by 10 pm on Monday 04/28/14.  Checks will be delivered to your campus mail box by 10am on Friday 05/02/14. 

Please ensure that:

- time report is correctly and completely filled out,

- your entries are accurate,

- the student has "signed" the time report and submitted to the supervisor. 

- Submit your time reports on time!  Please DO NOT delay submitting your time reports.  This complicates bookkeeping and filing processes and prevents accurate budget and time reporting.  It will also cause more taxes to be deducted from your check because it looks like you have earned more in one pay period.

If you need to have your check mailed to another address please contact Student Payroll.

Thanks in advance for all your help!

Diana Taylor

SU Student Payroll

Ext. 1931

delivered by:Diana Taylor


Chemistry and Biochemistry Honors Presentation

Chemistry and Biochemistry Honors Presentation

Zach Jenner

Title:  Design, Synthesis, and Characterization of Membrane Disruptive Tryptophan- and Arginine-rich Cyclic Antimicrobial Peptides

Friday, April 25 at 12:00 noon

Fondren-Jones Science Hall Room 151

All are welcome to attend.  Pizza will be served!

delivered by:Viola Hunt


TODAY! Annual Art Exhibit & Reception

This year’s Annual Student Exhibition consists of thirty to forty Southwestern University students ranging from freshman to seniors. The exhibit will showcase works in a variety of mediums. Featured work will include all of the Fine Arts and Architecture classes from the following Professors:

Jonathan Faber
Thomas Howe
Matt Rebholz
Victoria Star Varner
Patrick Veerkamp
Mary Visser

Annual Art Exhibit
Apr 24-May 1
1-5pm daily
Fine Arts Gallery

Opening Reception
Apr 24
Wood-Avant Foyer

Free and open to the public.

delivered by:Alena Garcia


SUNDAY! SU Chorale Performs

SU Chorale conducted by Kenny Sheppard will perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied (Sing a new song to the Lord) and Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace

April 27
7pm Alma Thomas Theater

Free and open to the public.

delivered by:Alena Garcia


English Capstone Presentations

English Capstone announcement

delivered by:Kelly Lessard


Shearn Writing Award in Humanities - Win $1000

Shearn Writing Prize in Humanities

delivered by:Kelly Lessard


Groundbreaking for Phase 1 of the new Science Center

Join us for the groundbreaking ceremony for Phase I of the new Science Center on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. on the north side of the Fondren-Jones Science Hall.

delivered by:Rebecca Rodriguez


Comm Studies Capstone, Monday April 28th!

All are invited to the following intellectual gathering:

Communication Studies Capstone Presentations, Prothro Room (Library, 2nd floor), Monday, April 28

Thematic panels, with Q&A after each set of presentations

Mon, April 28, 4:00-5:00 p.m.: Fictive Realities: Investigating Positionalities in Media Texts

*Kevin Masters, "Interrogating Beyond Scared Straight: A&E's Framing of the At-Risk Teen and Prison/Jail Culture"

*Ellen Suh, "Engaging in War Through Film: The Spectator's Role in The Lone Survivor"

*Maritza Robles, "Disney's Kingdom of Isolation: A Textual Analysis of Frozen and the Disney Princess"

Mon, April 28, 5:00-6:00 p.m.: Gender and Media: Framing Alternative Spaces

*Gina Watts, "'What's the Matter with this Man?': Locating Feminism in Blues Music"

*Cruz Luna, "(De)constructing Gendered Representations in Televised Sport: Verbal and Visual Gender Cues in the Summer 2013 X-Games"

*Colin Daniels, "MANiCURE: The Truth, Lies & Misconceptions of Masculinity"

Mon, April 28, 6:00-7:00 p.m.: Going Digital: Participatory Cultures and Anxious Futures

*Madison Simmons, "The Shifting Photographic Frame: Humans of New York as a Phenomenon in an Age of Anxiety"

*Eleanor Schorre, "Wanted Dead or Alive: Print Magazines in a Digital World"

*Lindsay Huber, "Beyond Selfies: Fostering Extended Communities through Snapchat"

If any questions, feel free to contact Dr. Tahm at

delivered by:Susie Bullock


Ella Greeting! SU Singers Singing! Easter Joy! All at Chapel Today!

Chapel   April 24th @ 11:30am

Join others in music, reading and messge celebrating the joy and call of Easter.  Ella Sedwick will be our honored greeter. The SU Singers, under the direction of Dr. Kenny Sheppard, will present our special music. Everyone is welcome!

delivered by:Beverly Jones


Memory Books for Retiring Faculty

Did you miss the Faculty Retirement Reception on Tuesday?  Would you like to write a note to Fred Sellers, Linda Southwick, Mary Grace Neville and/or Daniel Castro?  

You can still do that!!  Just come by the Provost Office in the Cullen Building and I will set you up with notepaper and pen.

The notes will be put into a memory book for each faculty member. We will be creating wonderful memories for each one of them.

Thank you!

delivered by:Susan Lamb


Club, Organization, and Extracurricular Notices

Mass on campus

Come join us for the last mass on campus THIS Sunday 04/27 at 8.15pm in Lois Perkins chapel on campus. Mass will be led by Father Tim from St. Helen's :)

delivered by:Phuonghieu Nguyen


Open Mic Night!

Come to Korouva this Thursday the 24th at 9pm for an Open Mic Night hosted by Delta Omicron! Anyone can perform. Everyone is welcome to come hang out. There will be baked goods to buy!

delivered by:Nicole Jacks


Kappa Delta Chi's Pennant Competition!

Have you voted yet?

Support an organziation with the change from your pocket!

All proceeds go toward the American Cancer Society and to the philanthropy of the organization that raises the most money.

The participants created a pennant representing their organizations; these include ZTA, Sigma Phi Lambda, and H.E.A.T.

Find the pennants at the Concourse tables during dinner time to cast your vote and help raise funds for two charities!

"Leading with Integrity, United through Service."

delivered by:Areli Gutierrez


Community Service and Fund-Raising

Woof, Walk & Wrun 5k! Help animals get medical care!

WOOF, WALK & WRUN! Sunday, April 27th come to Berry Springs Park for a 5k fundraiser!

Money goes to Williamson County Animal Shelter's medical fund. This fund allows the shelter to stay a no kill shelter AND rehabilitate injured and sick animals. 

Run starts at 8:30! $20 to walk, $25 to run, +$5 to bring a dog!

Help save PUPPIES and KITTENS!

delivered by:Adrienne Dodd


There is a new pipe organ in town!

A magnificent pipe organ is now located at Grace Episcopal Church (the church directly across from the Fine Arts Building).  Organist Don McManus is presenting a series of concerts to celebrate and introduce the instrument to the community.  On Sunday, April 27 at 3:00 PM, Dr. McManus will be joined by Eileen Meyer Russell to present a concert of festive music for low brass and organ.  Dr. Meyer Russell will play the alto trombone, the tenor trombone, and the euphonium.  The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Eileen Meyer Russell.

delivered by:Eileen Russell


Didn't make it to The BIG Event? Want all your friends to think you were there?

The TBE 2014 team is selling our beautiful t-shirts from The BIG Event this week during lunch hours for ONLY $5!!!!

Come by, get yours, and wear it proudly! We understand you couldn't make it this year, but we know you'll be the first one at check-in next year ;) All proceeds will go to making TBE 2015 the best yet.

If you were at TBE 2014 and you're reading this out of curiosity, please take our quick 3-question survey!! Then stop by our concourse table for some free candy.

delivered by:kathryn reagan


Grab a sandwich; help the arts at East View

The East View High School Patriot Band and Colorguard invite everyone to the Georgetown Schlotzsky's for lunch or dinner on Thursday, April 24th. Schlotzsky's will donate .50 from each sandwich sold all day.

Schlotzsky's is also a proud sponsor of the Pirate Buc$ program! 

delivered by:Christine Bowman