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Shearn Writing Award in Humanities - $1000 cash prize

delivered by:Kelly Lessard


Represent Southwestern in the Red Poppy Parade


As many of you may know, the Red Poppy Festival is this weekend and as a school, we have the opportunity to represent ourselves in the parade for the fourth consecutive year.

Student Foundation has been soliciting people interested in riding pirate bikes in the parade this Saturday morningThe actual parade starts at 10 AM so we would need to meet at SUPD starting at 9 AM to grab a bike and head over to the parade area together promptly at 9:15 AM.

The event should be over relatively quickly, as we would ride around the square and return the bikes to campus by noon. All we ask is that you come wearing a yellow Southwestern shirt (preferably) and attach to your bike a red paper flower (provided).

We would like to apologize for the late notice, however we are still in need of around 40 more people to fill out our numbers and could use any help you could lend.

We would encourage anyone interested to volunteer and show your support! If you have any questions, feel free to contact myself, Caitlin Schneider, or JoAnn Lucero-Waldrop. The signup link is below for more information and if you or anyone you know is interested. 


Taylor Vickers

Chair, Student Foundation



delivered by:taylor vickers


Club, Organization, and Extracurricular Notices

Come see the opera, "Little Women", Saturday & Sunday.

"Little Women", by Mark Adamo, will be performed by the Southwestern Opera Theatre, Saturday April 25 at 7:00, and Sunday April 26 at 4:00 in the Alma Thomas Theater. Free and open to the public. 

delivered by:Bruce Cain


NEW litter of campus kittens - fosters and adoptions

Five little kittens and their mama were caught by Cat Partners on Tuesday from under Korova.  The kittens are about five weeks old.  A volunteer from Georgetown Animal Outreach is caring for the mama and kittens until the kittens are weaned.  In a couple of weeks (right about graduation time) the kittens will be put into foster care.  FOSTERS NEEDED.

The process for adoption can go two ways:

  • The person can become a foster-to-adopt.  This means they get the kitten(s) in a couple of weeks, and take them to three vet visits in Georgetown for booster shots and spay/neuter (paid for by GAO).  They foster until the kittens weigh 3 lbs. and are neuter/spay.  Then they sign an adoption contract with GAO.  The cost for GAO kittens is usually $75 each, but foster-to-adopt is either free or greatly reduced.

  • The person can wait until the kittens are 3 lbs. and have all their surgery/shots.  Then they adopt through GAO at $75 each.

INTERESTED IN FOSTERING OR ADOPTION?  Contact Kelly Lessard, 512-289-0960 (cell / text) or

delivered by:Kelly Lessard


Community Service and Fund-Raising

Boys and Girls Clubs of Georgetown seeking volunteers to help with Free Swim

Boys and Girls club of Georgetown is seeking about 4 student volunteers to help on Thursday and Friday 1pm-3pm with their free swim at the city pools during the summer months. You can volunteer for one or both days, part or all of the summer. Interested volutneers should reach out to Daniel Anstee

delivered by:Sarah Puffer