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Disabling Ableism - Community Learning Opportunity!

Students in Dr. Moore's Schools, Society, and Diversity class will host an interactive presentation on how to increase awareness of ableist discrimination and work towards inclusion. Join us on November 11 at 2:30 to participate and learn! 

delivered by:Anne Bransford


SATURDAY! SU Chorale Performs

The first half of the Chorale concert will feature motets by the following composers:  Josquin des Pres, Heinrich Schütz, Giuseppe Verdi, Gioacchino Rossini, Pablo Casals, and Mendelssohn.   

The second half will feature Melissa Krueger ’15 and the Chorale performing Beatus vir by by Antonio Vivaldi. Various soloists will be featured in Zigeunerlieder (Gypsy Songs by Johannes Brahms. Kenny Sheppard will conduct and Pam Rossman will play piano. 

Sat, Nov 1
7pm Alma Thomas Theater

Free and open to the public.

delivered by:Alena Garcia


SUNDAY! Faculty Recital: Bruce Cain, baritone & David Asbury, guitar

The program will feature premiers of new Spanish songs for their ongoing project “A River of Words, Song Cycle.” Composers include: Diego Vega, Diego Luzuriaga, Terry Vosbein, and Jason Hoogerhyde. The program will also include pieces by Federico García Lorca and Tom Cipullo. 

“A River of Words, Song Cycle” are children’s poems created into songs. Each year, in affiliation with The Library of Congress Center for the Book, ‘River of Words’ conducts a free international poetry and art contest for youth on the theme of Watersheds. The contest is designed to help youth explore the natural and cultural history of the place they live and to express, through poetry and art, what they discover. In 2011, David Asbury and Bruce Cain were awarded two separate grants, one from the Mellon Foundation and one from Southwestern University, to commission, premier, record and publish a cycle of art songs for baritone and guitar based on the poetry of the contest winners. By working with various composers they continue to build their ongoing project. David Asbury and Bruce Cain have been invited to debut this work in Canberra, Australia in November 2014.

Sun, Nov 2
4pm Alma Thomas Theater

Free and open to the public.

delivered by:Alena Garcia


McMichael Fund Applications - Next submission date is Fri, Nov 7th

The McMichael Student Experience Enrichment Fund (MSEEF) program encourages SU students to participate in experiences that will encourage their development as bright, moral and courageous leaders concerned with the betterment of society. MSEEF funds to defray the direct costs of such experiences should also enhance the lives of others in the SU community. Most experiences will involve travel or activities that will enable the student recipient to share the learning from the endeavor with others on campus, thus enriching student life as a whole.

The next submission deadline for the 2014-15 year is: 12noon on Friday, November 7th.

Applications should be received a minimum of six weeks before funding (generally participation fees or travel disbursements) is needed. Please plan to submit your application prior to the appropriate deadline for fullest consideration. For more information and/or to request a 2014-15 MSEEF Application packet, reply to this message or phone Derek Timourian at 512-863-1665

delivered by:Derek Timourian


Club, Organization, and Extracurricular Notices

Spanish Table

Come join us today in the cafeteria at noon for the Spanish Table.  The Spanish Table is a informal setting to practice your Spanish.  All levels of speakers are welcome.  Students currently enrolled in Spanish should check with your instructors about the possibility of receiving extra credit for your participation.  ¡Hasta pronto!

delivered by:Ted Jobe


"Hocus Pocus" and food at FNL TONIGHT!

Spend your Halloween evening at Friday Night Live watching the 1993 Disney movie, Hocus Pocus.  Come for the movie and free treats!

Friday, October 31st

9:00 pm

The Cove

delivered by:Rebecca Silverblatt


The Daily Kitten - Day 9

I am adoptable!  

delivered by:Kelly Lessard


Want your Organization displayed in Bishops?


The Black and Gold Spirit Committee which is a committee formed to brainstorm different ideas to make the campus look more "Southwestern-y" for example, the new logo in the commons! 

Our newest idea is for the Bishops Lounge. There are two display cases to the right, one will be used to display student art and the other is to highlight examples of how different organizations have been "#BeSouthwestern" and so if you have anything representing that idea, send them to me, whether it's a picture or a trophy that would be greatly appreciated!

If interested email, Marisa Sanchez at!! Thanks!



delivered by:Marisa Sanchez


FNL Suggestion Survey!

Hey there! UPC wants to know what type of events you want to see in upcoming FNL's. They've created a survey for you to fill out and give your opinion about FNL! If you take the time to fill out the survey, you'll also be entered into a raffle for signed merchandise from other FNL events!

delivered by: Gandhi


Thursday, November 6 - Campus cookout/fundraising event to support veterans

The Southwestern University Veterans Association and Phi Delta Theta are collaborating on a cookout to raise funds for Heroes Night Out, a local charity that focuses on the needs of veterans.  

Come on out and enjoy burgers and hot dogs on Thursday, November 6, between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the sandpit volleyball court on campus by the Moody-Shearn Resident Hall.  For every donation, we are placing a small American flag in the raised grassy area in front of the Brown Fountain between the Smith Library and the Thomas Fine Arts Center on Veterans Day, which is the following Tuesday, November 11.

delivered by:Travis Fuller


Kassen Classic 3v3 Basketball benefiting American Cancer Society!

SIRA & KDChi (Kappa Delta Chi) are co-sponsoring Kassen Classic 3v3 Basketball!

Play will be November 14! There will be a $10 entry fee, which will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

Visit the link below and sign up by today!! GO SIRA! #iPlaySU

delivered by:Linsay Biggers


Halloween Photo Booth

Today, Photography Club will be hosting a Halloween Photo Booth. We'll have a cool backdrop, photo props, and's free!!!

So bring your friends and wear a costume!

Hope to see you there.

Where: Bishop Lounge

Time: 12-5 pm

delivered by:Denise Sandoval