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SIRA Fitness Classes start next week! Register online today!

Have fun and get fit with SIRA's fitness classes.  SIRA Fall 2014 classes begin next week and continue until Fall Break (7 weeks of classes for as little at $20), so register now to claim your spot...

All these classes offer a great workout and the opportunity to interact with your SU peers in a healthy, fun-filled environment. BIG FUN, small prices. Whether you are looking for a mid-day or early evening workout, SIRA has the class for you.

  • CARDIO SCULPT - Tues/Thurs @ 12:15pm
    - Cost is $20/1day/wk, $40/2days/wk

    - Cost is $25/1day/wk, $50/2days/wk

  • YOGA CLASS - M,W,Th @ 5:15pm
    - Cost is $20.00/1day/wk, $40/2days/wk

delivered by:Derek Timourian


Building Hours Corbin J. Robertson Center Orientation Week

Monday (8/19)

11 a.m.-7 p.m.


Tuesday (8/20), Wednesday (8/21) Thursday (8/22) 

11 a.m.-11 p.m.


Friday (8/23)

11 a.m.-5 p.m.


Saturday (8/24) 



Sunday (8/25)

1-11 p.m.

delivered by:nekisha quinney


LiveWhale Calendar Training

On Friday, August 22, Southwestern's Web Management Team will be conducting open - no RSVP, just show up when you like - training sessions on the LiveWhale Events module that populates the Southwestern Calendar. These trainings will take place in the Prothro Center for Lifelong Learning, Room 147 (the classroom with the outdoor entrance, Olin side). We will conduct trainings of 45 minutes to 1 hour at the following times:


  • 1pm-1:45pm Prothro Center, Room 147

  • 2pm-2:45pm Prothro Center, Room 147

  • 3pm-3:45pm Prothro Center, Room 147

  • 4pm-4:45pm Prothro Center, Room 147


If you are responsible for promoting events in your department or office or just want to see how the Events module works, please plan on attending one of these open sessions. If none of these times work for you, we can schedule individual or group trainings anytime between now and the start of school (or at your convenience).


In this training session, we will demonstrate the LiveWhale Events module and train you to build an event. At the end of the session - if you are a current LiveWhale user - you will be given access to the Events module so you can create and publicize your own events on the Southwestern Calendar.


If you have questions or comments, please contact John and Danielle at

delivered by:John Kotarski


SU Choirs need bass singers

The Southwestern University Choirs (Chorale and SU Singers) need bass and baritone singers.  All singers are welcome to join, but more basses and baritones are needed to balance the choirs. If interested, please contact Dr. Kenny Sheppard at <>

delivered by:Kenny Sheppard


Club, Organization, and Extracurricular Notices

Pirates for Pride: Meet and Greet. No, Seriously.

Pirates for Pride (Formerly SU Allies) invites First Year, Transfer and established members to the Sharon Lord Caskey Community Center (Number 36 on your orientation map!) for games,icebreakers and snacks Friday August 22nd at 7pm to 8 pm. Pirates for Pride is Southwestern University LGBTQIAP/MOGII Student Organization. Our main objective is to foster a visible, tangible support group for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer/questioning, intersex, asexual & pansexual community and it's allies. Meet the new officers and network with other new and current members. Hope to see you there. 


Peace, Love and Unicorns

--Jordan Curtis

The Other Jordan

Finance and Logistics Chair

delivered by:Jordan Curtis


**DEADLINE FRIDAY** Change the tides of Texas history with a Wendy Davis Fellowship!



It is not very often that an opportunity to change the tides of history presents itself. That is why the upcoming gubernatorial election matters, and you can be a part of the movement this fall to help us elect a governor that believes that where you start should never determine how far you can go! Apply to be a part of the fall fellowship program, and help construct a Texas we can all be proud of.




Wendy Davis Fall Fellows are a crucial part of the campaign’s field program. The goal of the fellowship is to train a new generation of organizers and leaders to help contact voters, recruit volunteers, and help build neighborhood teams that will help turn out the vote in November. Fall Fellows work directly with field organizers to plan and participate in phone banks, blockwalks, voter registration drives, and team planning meetings. Fall Fellows will work with their region to help organize and execute the regional Get-Out-The-Vote (GOTV) training for volunteer leaders in November. They will also play an essential role in the execution of the four-day GOTV effort leading into Election Day.  


Fall Fellows must be committed to building an energetic volunteer infrastructure to elect Wendy Davis. Fellows must also show willingness to learn new organizing skills and tools to help build and support the field program. Fellows must enjoy working in diverse teams, taking initiative, being solution-oriented, and having a great passion for volunteer-driven community organizing. Fellows are expected to actively participate in phone banks, blockwalks, voter registration drives, and/or volunteer-led meetings. In October and November, Fellows are expected to help with the Early Vote in Person and GOTV programs.        


Candidates should submit an online application. Ideal applicants will be invited for an interview. As part of the application process, applicants may be asked to participate in a volunteer action event such as a phone bank, blockwalk, and/or neighborhood team meeting. All accepted Fellows are expected to attend a regional training on Saturday, September 6th.



August 2nd--------------- Application opens

August 23rd--------------Application closes

September 6th-------------Kick-off training

October 14th---------------Regional GOTV training

November 6th--------------Program Ends



Contact the field organizer for Georgetown Kristen Henderson,, or at (512) 586-8204.

You can also talk with me, Chelsea Allen, about my experience as a fellow, as well as upcoming events on and around campus if you wish to participate but can't commit to a fellowship., or

delivered by:Chelsea Allen



As you may know, you CANNOT recycle plastic bags in the blue recycling bins on campus. However, SEAK will recycle them for you! You can drop off your plastic bags in the desginated black bin that is located on the first floor of Mood-Bridwell in the Enviornmental Lounge (past the computer labs).

You can also put plastic film, six-pack rings, newspaper bags, dry cleaning bags, and ziploc style bags in this desiginated bin. These items are the only place on campus where they can be properly recycled. Please do not put them in the common blue recycling bins. Thanks!

Amanda Blanchard

SEAK Secretary

Students for Enviornmental Activism and Knowledge

delivered by:Amanda Blanchard


Community Service and Fund-Raising

SU Theatre Night at The Palace

The Sarofim School of Fine Arts has partnered with The Georgetown Palace Theatre for their production of, "The Full Monty." 

With this partnership, The Palace is offering our SU community a discount on tickets. There will be a special SU Theatre Night on Saturday, August 23, where tickets will be discounted $5 off per order (use code SUAUG23). If you are unable to attend our SU Theatre Night, they are offering a discount of $1 off per order (use code SUMONTY) for any show of "The Full Monty."

delivered by:Alena Garcia


PAID coaching internship

St. Helen Catholic School is looking for someone interested in coaching/athletics and working with middle schoolers. $300/month stipend. Contact Sister Mary Jean at or get in touch with me and I'll get you connected (penam@southwestern). -Maria Pena

delivered by:maria pena