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Research and Creative Works Symposium - LAST DAY TO SUBMIT

Late Abstracts Will Not Be Accepted 

delivered by:Christine Vasquez


Chapel this week: Conquering Failure!

Join the Tuesday Night Worship band for a time or worship on Thursday at 11:30am. This week we will be concluding our series on Conquering The Giants by talking about overcoming failure. You won't want to miss it! 

delivered by:User Spiritual and Religious Life



The Office of Events is accepting applications for 2015 summer conference assistants. SCAs work full-time (30-60 hours per week, with overtime) and are provided room and board. Ideal applicants are self-motivated and have high organizational and interpersonal skills. SCAs support summer conferences (such as athletic camps) by coordinating with campus staff and conference directors on a daily basis, conducting check-ins and check-outs, and keeping records for each conference. Note: due to the demands of summer conferences, applicants must not be enrolled in June Term.


Apply online at 


If you have any questions, email Kara Lawson at 

delivered by:kara lawson


Students needed for campus job!

Apply to work in SU's Phonathon! We have spots for 35 students. You can apply online at by entering our unique school code: SWU15S. 

Hours are flexible and shifts are available evenings and afternoons starting March 23: 

  • Monday-Friday, 5:45pm to 9:00pm

  • Saturday, 10:00am to 2:00pm and 2:00pm to 4:00pm

  • Sunday, 1:30pm to 4:40pm and 6:00pm to 9:00pm 

delivered by:taylor kidd


Plain White T's on March 6th - Get your tickets before Friday!!

Discounted tickets available to all SU community members at 

Student tickets are $15 through Thursday, March 5th and faculty/staff tickets are $20.  Buy them off the website with your Pirate Card or pay cash at the Student Activities Office from 10am - 5pm, Monday - Thursday this week.

delivered by:Derek Timourian


Robertson Center Closings

Thursday, March 5th

  • Robertson Court will be Closed All Day

Friday, March 6th

  • Robertson Court will be Closed All Day

  • Weight Room & Track will be Closed at 1:30PM

  • Robertson Center will be Closed at 5:00PM

delivered by:Susan Leavell


KA Open Forum

The Gentlemen of Kappa Alpha Order invite you to our Open Forum on Thursday (3/5) from 7 to 8 pm in the Alma Thomas Theater. Our focus is on concerns with our current Risk Management Policy, suggestions to make so you (and everyone) feel safe at our house by addressing the recent concerns with our campus climate on sexual misconduct, and measures we can personally make to ensure an atmosphere of equality, fairness, and open dialogue. We look forward to this opportunity and thank you for your time.

delivered by:Patrick Light


STEM AND LANGUAGES! Lecture and Treats!

You are cordially invited! 

ACS - sponsored Lecture: 


Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum – CLAC

Integrating STEM and Languages


Dr. Mohamed Esa

Professor of German

President of the American Association of Teachers of German AATG

McDaniel College – one of the Colleges that Change Lives


Friday, March 6, 3:30 pm – 5:00pm in Mood-Bridwell Atrium.

Lecture, Q & A, Discussion

Reception: Kaffeestunde with German treats.


This event is sponsored by Dr. Jacob Schrum and Dr. Erika Berroth’s  Associated Colleges of the South Blended Learning Grant. Please join us as Dr. Esa shares insights, ideas, and expertise on AATG’s initiatives. Learn about Dr. Berroth and Dr. Schrum’s  project on teaching about the city of Königsberg and graph theory in a multi-level German Oral Proficiency course. The ACS grant helps us explore new possibilities for collaboration, promote intensifying the use of languages across the curriculum, and develop resources that small programs can share across ACS. We look forward to welcoming you to the lecture and discussion this Friday!


Erika and Jacob

delivered by:Erika Berroth


Staff Steering Committee Meeting

The Staff Steering Committee will be meeting next Monday, March 9th from 1-230pm in Cullen 260. This is a reminder that these meetings are open to all staff to attend. You can view the agenda for this meeting here. Please know that ideas, concerns, and agenda topics may be submitted to the SSC via any of the representatives listed below. 

2014-15 Staff Steering Committee
Sarah Brackmann
David Dellsperger
David DeRouen
Angela Froboese
Megan Hardin
Maria Kruger
Louisa Landry
Jennifer Martinka
Roy Matthews
Tish Owen
Brandon Quintanilla
Danielle Stapleton

delivered by:Danielle Stapleton


2015-2016 FAFSA Past Due

The deadline for the 2015-2016 FAFSA has passed. Please complete your FAFSA immedietly to avoid missing out on possible aid. Estimated federal income tax information may be used to complete the FAFSA if your family’s actual tax form has not yet been completed. Contact the Financial Aid office with any questions. 

delivered by:Logan Parker


United Methodist Scholarship Deadline: Today

The United Methodsit Scholarship Foundation application deadline is today! Please follow this link for more information. 

delivered by:Logan Parker



STUDENTS! If you are a sophomore or have declared a major in the 2013 Catalog, pay attention!

We are implementing a new degree planning/advising/registration tool, and I want to show you how to use it!

About 800 of you and your friends will be using this system to register in a couple of weeks. Please attend one of these workshops to learn how to register this time:

Fri., 3/6, 1-2p, FWO 105

Wed., 3/11, 9-10a, FWO 105

Wed., 3/11, 3-4p, FWO 105

Thur., 3/12, 10-11a, FWO 105

Thur., 3/12, 3-4p, FWO 105

Or stop by the Center for Academic Success and Records anytime to learn more.

delivered by:Kimberly Morter


Club, Organization, and Extracurricular Notices

Cat Partners of SU and SU Animal Alliance

Cat Partners will be meeting Today at 6:00pm in the McCombs Media.

SU Animal Alliance will be meeting immediately after in the same location at 6:30pm.

delivered by:patrick garza


SU Advocates Welcomes Ya

Ever wonder about different disabilities? What is offensive? What more can you learn? Etc.

SU Advocates is a safe space to discuss and explore topics of different abilities. We hope to include many perspectives, including yours (yes, yours!). This is a new club, so we're looking at different ways that we can be a helpful source for all on campus. 

Come to the Cross Cultural Center in Prothro at 7 PM for welcoming and intruiging conversations on the topic of bodily differences. 

We'll likely watch a brief TED Talk and discuss our ideas while munching on yummy snacks. 

***Please contact me via email to let me know if you're interested and unable to come this time. 

delivered by:Natalie LaFlare


SU Bookstore Clearance Sale

An extra 30% will be taken off already reduced clearance items through March 17, 2015. This offer is only offered in-store and can't be combined with any other offers.

delivered by:Laura Rivera


Join In: Alzheimer's Disease talk with Dr. Paula Grammas

delivered by:Christine Vasquez


Just what the HECK is a Meatless Monday?? (Your questions answered!)

Message from SEAK!

Hey y’all! Recently there’s been a lot of talk about the Meatless Monday campaign on campus through social media. While it’s important to discuss current topics affecting our student body, there has been a lot of misinformation floating around campus in regards to our current campaign to remove meat from the main entrée line on Monday.

To clear things up: Here is our Facebook post containing a list of common questions and misconceptions about Meatless Monday and the benefits from following a meatless or vegan diet.

As always, to find out more information about the social, environmental and health implications about going meatless or for more information about meatless Monday, talk to us! Look for our table outside the common’s entrance every Monday afternoon!

Thanks for reading, and remember: "Don't have a cow, it's meatless monday!"

delivered by:Anne Brown


SUPP Meeting Tonight!

SU Planned Piratehood will be having its meeting today (Thursday) at 5:45 in the Environmental Science Lounge in MBH. 

Hope to see you there! 

delivered by:Kira Strzepa


Community Service and Fund-Raising

Help Tibetan Children When You Buy at Amazon!

Amazon makes a small donation to the NGO Tibetan Arts and Literature Initiative every time customers use this link to make their regular purchases at Amazon: 

Please bookmark this link and make it the default way you buy at Amazon from now on.  In doing so, you would be helping Tibetan children get a better education at no additional cost to you.


delivered by:Susie Bullock


Support Relay for Life!

Come buy handmade hairbows this Friday during lunchtime at the Concourse tables!

The sisters of Kappa Delta Chi will be raising money for Relay for Life by selling handmade bows all this week in the Bishops Lounge.

Come buy cute bows in a variety of colors for $3 and support the American Cancer Society.


"Leading with Integrity, United through Service."

delivered by:Areli Gutierrez