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Official University News and Notices

SIRA Fitness Classes start this week. Don't miss out!

Have fun and get fit with SIRA's fitness classes.  SIRA Fall 2014 classes begin this 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


Chaplain/Director of Religious and Spiritual Life Search

The campus community is invited to attend a presentation by Rev. Megan Davidson, a candidate for the position of Chaplain and Director of Spiritual and Religious Life, on Tuesday, September 2 at 12:00 in the Lynda McCombs Ballroom. Rev. Davidson will be addressing the role of a Chaplain/Director at an undergraduate liberal arts institution. You are welcome to bring your lunch. There will be time for questions following her presentation. Please contact me if you have any questions.

delivered by:Laura Hobgood-Oster


Extraordinary Students Needed

Do you enjoy making a difference? Do you like working with high school students? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you should join the Upward Bound family! We are currently looking for students of all majors to help tutor our high school scholars. Tutors will be scheduled to volunteer atleast once a week for our tutoring sessions on either a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from 4:00pm to 5:30pm at our office. 




If you are interested or know someone who would be a great tutor, then please email me at or call (512) 863-1174.

delivered by:Veronica Luna



As odd as this may seem, we are low on CLARINETS, HORNS, and TRUMPETS in the SU Wind Ensemble.

If you're a clarinetist, hornist, or trumpeter - student or faculty or community member - and wish to join the Ensemble, please email me ASAP....

UNLESS you play like this:

Note: Students will receive ACADEMIC credit toward their FAP requirement for participating in this course.


Lois Ferrari

delivered by:Lois Ferrari


Therapy dogs CANCELED this week

Unfortunately, the therapy dogs' visit has been canceled this week. They'll be back very soon

delivered by:Theresa Zelasko


Thursday morning Chapel: Don't worry, Be happy!

All our welcome to the Lois Perkins Chapel on Thursday at 11:30am. Our weekly Chapel service offers a mid-day break for worship and community. This week we'll be talking about handling stress and worry in college with a special message from SU's Acting Director of Spiritual and Religious Life, Andrew Reichert!

If you would like to serve in Chapel this semester, we have opportunities for students to preach, read, provide music or just be a smiling friend to greet those coming to Chapel!

You can email or contact the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life for more information or to sign up to serve in Chapel.

delivered by:User Spiritual and Religious Life


Important Information about your Pirate Bikes!

I hope you are enjoying the Pirate Bikes that are for your convenience on campus.  In order for these bikes to remain available to you; proper care must be given to them, and the following guidelines must be followed:




**Do not take/ride Pirate Bikes off campus...disciplinary action may be taken




**Leave bikes in a bike rack or parked beside a tree when you are finished riding.  Some of our community members and visitors are visually impaired, so keep sidewalks, etc. clear of bikes




**Do not leave bikes in front of doorways, ramps to buildings, or in front of automatic door openers.  If you see a bike blocking these areas, please move it to a safer place




**Treat Pirate Bikes like they are your own.  Do not jump curbs, throw them down, or ride them recklessly.  It costs money to maintain this us out




**Always yield to those who are walking on sidewalks




**Obey all traffic signs on campus streets (also, these are not dirt bikes:  please do not treat them as such)




**Ride alone on Pirate Bikes








Thanks for your cooperation in all the above,




Chief Brown

delivered by:Deborah Brown


Club, Organization, and Extracurricular Notices

TODAY: Guided meditation

Every Wednesday at the Office of Health & Counseling we are having a time of guided meditation for students, faculty, or staff.

Come join us each Wednesday from 12:20pm to 1pm for some focused relaxation, meditation, progressive muscles relaxation and/or guided imagery.

Regular meditation is related to lowered anxiety, increased productivity, and increased self-acceptance.

There is no sign-up, just show up and do something good for yourself!

delivered by:Kylin Lee


SEAK meeting THURSDAY 8-9pm!

Join SEAK (Students for Enviornmental Activism & Knowledge) for their first meeting of the semester and learn about this year's awesome campaigns and how you can get involved! Bring ideas, questions, or a furry friend! The meeting will be held this THURSDAY in the Enviornmental Lounge on the first floor of Mood-Bridwell from 8-9pm!!! Can't wait to see you there!!!Cool

Amanda Blanchard

SEAK Secretary

delivered by:Amanda Blanchard


Spiritual and Religious Life Open House

The office of Spiritual and Religious Life is having an Open House on Wednesday, August 27th from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM in the Howry Center.  Feel free to stop by at anytime to check out the various religious student organizations and opportunities to be involved with spiritual and religious life around campus.  For more information you can call the office at 512-863-1527.

delivered by:User Spiritual and Religious Life


Mandatory Meeting for all Student Congress Candidates

Thursday, August 28th 4-5pm in the Cove Media room, Student Congress will be having our mandatory election meeting for everyone running. Attendance exceptions for candidates can be made, but notify Bryony McLaughlin, Student Congress President.

delivered by:Marisa Sanchez


Pizza with the Pearls

“We are serving up PEARL  Fun, 

Any way you slice it

We hope you can come"

The Ladies of Perfectly Pearl will like to invite any young women that would like to be a part of an organization geared towards service and excellence.

“Pizza with the Pearls” will be an informational session with free pizza and 2 door prizes.

Date : Wednesday , August 27th

Location : Prothro Center Rm:244

Time: 7 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact our President Maya Adighibe, our VP Kabi Kamau or Advisor,Dr. Moore at:

delivered by:Zainab Oketokoun


Writers' League of Texas Students Internships

The Writers' League of Texas, an Austin-based non-profit literary arts organization, is currently offering internships for students interested in pursuing a career in writing and publishing. Southwestern students have held these interships in the past and have found the experience to be a great help in building a professional networks and in learning more about the publishing world.  Interns will gain:

• Hands-on experience in writing, editing and media relations
• Experience in event planning and working with authors and writers
• A firsthand look at a nonprofit organization and how it works
• Completed pieces for portfolios and possible industry connections

To apply for an internship, please send an electronic version of a resume and cover letter to  For more information, contact John Pipkin at, or go to the Writers' League of Texas website at

delivered by:John Pipkin


Garden Work Session Thursday/Saturday

Thursday 6-8pm and Saturday 9-11am Garden work sessions. Come to one or come to both for some good old dirty fun.

want more info? email Adrienne Dodd at or Ben Galindo at

delivered by:Adrienne Dodd


SU NATIVE First Meeting of the Year, Yay!

SU NATIVE will be meeting Wednesday, August 27th at 5:30pm in the Cross-Cultural Center on the second floor of the Prothro Center (Rm 234). Please join us as we get ready for the upcoming year. 

delivered by:patrick garza


Pre-Ministry meeting Wednesday at 8:30

Are you or someone you know interested in a career in a ministry setting? (church, chaplain, camp, college, youth etc.) If so, come to the first Pre-Ministry brainstorm on Wednesday at 8:30 in Howry. All are welcome.

delivered by:Andrew Trigg


Art Pickup at Korouva!! (Art and the Environment)


Hey guys if you submitted artwork to Art and the Environment last semester, would you come and pick it up? Any artwork that is not picked up or not wanted will become property of Korouva. Contact me so that I may open up Korouva for you to retrieve your pieces.



delivered by:alexandria shipman


Community Service and Fund-Raising

Orthodox or Southpaw...

Sterling Gloves Boxing


The Georgetown Sterling Gloves 3rd Annual Boxing Charity Fundraiser benefitting The Georgetown Project is this Saturday, Aug. 30.

Come out for a good cause and catch 25 bouts of amatuer boxing, including the bonus exhibition bout featuring 3X NFL Pro Bowl Defensive Tackle Tommie Harris.

$6 student admission, 2 p.m. first bell.

Georgetown High School Gymnasium, 2211 N. Austin Ave.

For more information, contact Herb Fulton at 512.887.6201 or Eric Bumgardner at 512.557.4847

delivered by:Eric Bumgardner