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Interdisciplinary Spanish Film Festival

This week's film, Siete cajas (movie trailer) on Thursday, October 8th, at 7:00 p.m. in Olin room 105, is the last selection in the Interdisciplinary Film Festival, Coming of Age/La medurez.   

It's Friday night in Asunción, Paraguay, and the temperature is sweltering.  Victor, a 17 year-old wheelbarrow delivery boy, dreams of fame and owning a fancy TV set from the infamous Mercado 4.  He's offered a chance to deliver seven boxes with unkown contents in exchange for a quick one hundred US dollars.  But what sounds like an easy job soon becomes complicated. Something in the boxes is highly coveted and Victor and his pursuers quickly find themselves caught up in a crime they know nothing about.  Reminiscent of Slumdog Millionare, 7 boxes was declared a film of cultural interest by the National Secretary of Culture of Paraguay.

Professor Desi Roybal will lead a discussion following the film.

delivered by:Susie Bullock


King Creativity Proposals DUE MONDAY from Students

King Creativity

The King Creativity Fund, annually supports “innovative and visionary projects” of enrolled students, supporting multiple projects every academic year with grant awards ranging from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars.  The purpose of this program is to give Southwestern students the means and opportunity to explore ideas and interests that fall outside of the usual academic process and curriculum—ideas that may not have a lot to do with a student’s major, that combine interests in more than one area, or are extra-curricular in nature.  Students may work alone or in collaborative teams.

In the case of the King Grants, “creative” includes artistic work and performances in the obvious sense, but also “creativity” in that students will pursue ideas that no one has looked into before, try developing a device not now available, applying standard techniques from one area to another, etc. The King Creativity program is designed not for the projects you are already going to do, or projects you otherwise couldn’t do, but the projects that, without this fund, you wouldn’t do!

Past projects have dealt with AIDS activism, a study of the neurophysiology of the rat brain, a series of oil paintings on the American Goddess, theatre performances, studies of chimp behavior, design and implementation of an inexpensive solar water heater, the Southwestern University Drum Corps, a study of sleep deprivation in students, the development of Indian Cultural Awareness Month, and the use of computer algorithms to design ceramic glazes.

This program encourages creativity and innovation; so don’t be limited by what has been funded in the past. But take a look to see the range of ideas that have been supported by the program. Click here to view past Participants


Proposals are usually funded in the range of a few hundred to a few thousand dollars, but there is no limit to requests. Remember that the inexpensive idea is as interesting as the expensive one. The amount of funds awarded will depend on the number and quality of proposals submitted. Be prepared to know how you will proceed if the King Creativity Fund is able to provide only part of the funding you apply for.


The deadline for proposal submissions for the 2015-2016 academic year is 5:00pm on October 12, 2015.  King Scholars must present the results of their work at an annual symposium and dinner to be held in the spring on Monday, April 4, 2016.

For complete details please visit the King Creativity website at King Creativity Website.

delivered by:Christine Vasquez


Library hours during Fall Break

Smith Library will close Friday at 6 PM as usual.

Saturday and Sunday 10/10 & 10/11 closed with no card access.

Monday 10/12 open 8 - 5 with no card access.

Tuesday 10/13 open 8 - 5 with card only access starting at 5 PM.  24/5 access begins at 5 PM.  Do not lose your pirate card over fall break.


delivered by:Jean Whewell


This Week in Chapel: Pan Pipes Ensemble & The Struggle is Real

Join us in Chapel at 11:30am today to hear a message on dealing with "The Struggle." We'll also have the flute ensemble playing sikus.  Come enjoy this time of midday worship!

delivered by:marianne brown



The Sarofim School of Fine Arts, Dept. of Music, presents Musicale Friday, Oct. 9 at 3:00 p.m. in the Alma Thomas Theater.  Students performing are Jordan Herbert, Kaylin Kirksey, Jaimie Couch, Kelsey Debner and Josh Gilpin.

delivered by:Allison Fannin


Club, Organization, and Extracurricular Notices






Korouva is having an open mic night this Thursday at 9pm!! You should come and perform! We allow poetry, music, miming, and other miscellaneous talents, so do not be shy to come and perform! Or you could just watch if you reeeeeaaallly don't want to! But we will have a tasty specialty drink for the night! So get your butts there! 

delivered by:alexandria shipman


Exhibition: Treasures From Special Collections

We are thrilled to announce our inaugural exhibit in Special Collections at Southwestern University! The exhibit, titled Treasures From Special Collections, features twenty objects representing our unique collection strengths.

These twenty objects are in five cases, each representing a theme:

  • Archives

  • Texana

  • Southwestern University History

  • Typography

  • Religious Texts

The exhibit closes on December 15, and is located on the first floor of Special Collections, in Smith Library Center room 152. Exhibit hours are Monday through Friday, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM and 1:30-4:30 PM.

delivered by:Jason Dean


SU Bookstore Fall Break Hours

Fall break hours:

Monday, October 12:  10am-4pm

Tuesday, October 13:  Closed

Regular hours (Mon-Fri 8am-4pm) resume on Wednesday, October 14

delivered by:Laura Rivera