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Official University News and Notices

SIRA Kayaking and Rappelling at Lake Georgetown (Sat, 9/24) - Register online now!!

Only $25 for an all-inclusive day of fun!!  To learn more about this trip on Saturday, September 24th and/or register follow this link -

While we have your attention, here's a reminder that we also check out tents, sleeping bags, ice chests, backpackes, propane stoves, etc. via our online reservation system...

Have questions?  Contact Derek Timourian ( or 512-863-1665)

delivered by:Derek Timourian


SU Shuttle on THURSDAY 9/1

The SU Shuttle makes stops at both HEB and Wolf Ranch.  All SU students can ride along for free.

 This week's SU Shuttle is scheduled for Thursday the 1st of September from 3-5pm.


No advance reservations are necessary. Just bring your cell phone and show up behind the McCombs Center (near The Cove patio) between 2:55-3:45pm on a designated shuttle day. The first Shuttle departs each scheduled day at 3pm. Subsequent pickups (riders must be present by 3:45pm!) will only occur if necessary. 

The entire Fall Semester schedule appears on the SU Shuttle web page - 

Please direct any questions to Student Activities at (512)-863-1345 or

delivered by:Allison Grahl


Guest Artist Concert: Baylor Brass

The Sarofim School of Fine Arts is pleased to present Baylor Brass, a brass quintet from Baylor University.

September 6 at 7:30pm | Alma Thomas Theater

This concert is part of the Sarofim Music Series. Students get in free with their Pirate Card. Faculty and staff get 2 free tickets with their Pirate Card. To avoid the line and find the best seats, please reserve your tickets at the Box Office in Sarofim building, open Monday - Friday from 1 - 5pm.

Public ticket prices are as follows:

Adults: $12.00
Over 62 and students: $10.00
GISD Students: $5.00 with identification

Information about the performers:

Baylor Brass brings a wealth of experience to its performances and educational clinics.  Comprised of the Baylor University brass faculty, the group concertizes regularly on the Baylor campus, in the public schools throughout Texas, and on tours of the major music schools outside Texas and to foreign countries.  Baylor Brass members have impressive credentials as chamber music performers, clinicians, and instrumental coaches.  This directly benefits the students at Baylor through chamber music classes and activities of the individual brass studios that are overseen and coached personally by members of Baylor Brass.  They believe that the playing abilities, collaborative skills, and musical awareness developed in rehearsing and performing chamber music equips Baylor’s students to be more effective in large ensembles and as professional performers or educators.

delivered by:Amara Yachimski


Learn about science/math research on campus!

Science Research Open House

Thursday, Sept. 1st


1st floor hallway of FJS

Refreshments provided!

Are you interested in learning about science and math research that our very own students are conducting on campus? Come to our Open House to talk with SCOPE research students about their summer research!  Animal behavior, biology, biochemistry/chemistry, math/computer science, kinesiology, physics, and psychology will all be represented.

delivered by:Katherine McCance


Office of Intercultural Learning CLOSED Friday, September 2nd

The Office of Intercultural Learning will be closed on Friday, September 2nd for SEVIS registration.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  

delivered by:Cortney Carlson


Student Involvement Fair!

Looking to get involved on campus? Come to the Student Involvement Fair on Wednesday, August 31st from 5-6:30pm in the Walzel Gym. Come meet our over 100 registered student organizations and other offices/departments across campus.

delivered by:Jason Chapman


this thursday, you're invited...

come find a moment of quiet and connection in the midst of a busy week.

eiréné is a space for conversation led by curiosity. it is a place to engage spiritual and philosophical inquiry regardless of our differences of belief, opinion, or worldview. 

join the community this thursday at 11:30 in the chapel.

delivered by:Megan Danner


Update on the lost family pet (kitty) seen on campus

The kitty has been reunited with the owner.  This is due to the hard work of our students who were out in the rain with the kitty last night.  A happy ending to the story for owner and cat.

delivered by:Kelly Lessard


SLC closed Saturday and Sunday

Due to the Labor Day Holiday, Smith Library Center will be closed Saturday and Sunday 9/3 & 9/4. The doors will remain locked, and there will be no card access.

24/5 card access will resume Monday 9/5 at 1pm with no public access.  Please plan accordingly.

delivered by:Jean Whewell


Club, Organization, and Extracurricular Notices

BroadwayAcrosss America--Discount Tickets

Broadway Across America--Discounted Tickets!

I am happy to announce continued access to  discounted tickets to the Broadway Across America shows that visit Austin.   All shows are at Bass Concert Hall in Austin.  

The following shows are a part of this year’s season:

Newsies—September 27-October 5

Cinderella—December 6-11

Mamma Mia--  January 27-28

Beautiful-- The Carole King Musical  March 21-26

The Phantom of the Opera—April 19-30

Something Rotten--May 30-June 4

To purchase tickets visit:  and use the promo code:  souwestertixs

Questions/Issues:  Call 1.877.275.3804

Please note:  There is no refunds and no exchanges once you have bought the tickets

delivered by:Christine Bowman


Join Peers Against Tobacco TODAY!

Funded by the TX Department of State Health Services with the tobacco prevention program developed by The University of Texas at Austin. 

View SU's rating along with other TX universities HERE

Get involved by joining PAT and SHAC at the involvement fair or email Kelli Becerra at to learn more. 

delivered by:Kelli Becerra


Spanish Table

Come join us in the cafeteria today at noon for the Spanish Table.  The Spanish Table is an informal opportunity to practice your Spanish.  All levels of speakers are welcome.  Spanish students, check with your instructors about the possibility of receiving extra credit for you participation. ¡Hasta pronto!  

delivered by:Ted Jobe


Interdisciplinary Film Festival

The Interdisciplinary Film Festival, Language and Politics, is a six week series sponsored by Paideia.  All of the films will be shown on Thursday nights in Olin 105 at 7:00 p.m. and have English subtitles.

This week’s selection is "A coming of age story, I Am From Chile draws from the director’s personal experiences to tell a different kind of immigration story.  I Am from Chile is the story of Salvador, who moves to London from Chile to study English and travel around Europe at his parents’ expense.  He stays with his aunt María (acclaimed Chilean actress Paulina García of Gloria, Illiterate), who makes a rather decent living renting the rooms of her house to other immigrants.  But when a financial crisis back home leaves Salvador with no resources of his own, he has no other choice but to make ends meet with the help of María and his roommates (including a Russian drug dealer and his Japanese girlfriend), taking on a series of short-term, and at times, dangerous jobs.  Difficult and challenging situations will force Salvador out of his protected bourgeois reality and into the real world."

Film trailer

Dr. Laura Senio Blair will lead a discussion after the movie.

Free and Open to the Public.

delivered by:Susie Bullock



Please come to the first GERMAN LUNCH TABLE of the fall semester. Speakers of German (all levels) meet from noon to one on Wednesdays in the Bishops Lounge for friendly conversation. We will begin planning for German Club activities. Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday noon!

delivered by:Erika Berroth


How do I get my free football game ticket this year?

Football Game Tickets

Each student gets 1 free ticket, each faculty/staff member receives two free tickets to each of the 5 home games. To print your ticket, please visit and follow these instructions.

1. Login in by clicking “Login” in the dark grey bar and then clicking on “Southwestern University Community” and “Southwestern University Community Login”

2. Enter in your SUeID and Password and click “Login”

3. Click on “2016 Football Season” to bring up the schedule and select the upcoming game.

4. Select 1 “Southwestern Student” ticket or "Faculty/Staff" from the dropdown menu, then click “Select Seats”

5. Click in any grey “General Admission” section

6. When cart page appears, Order Total will be $0.00, click “Checkout”

7. Click “Checkout” again on the next page to be able to print your tickets.

Additionally, tickets may be picked up with an SUID at the Proctor Desk on the first floor of the Robertson Center beginning Thursday at 9am and ending at 2pm on Friday. 

If you have any questions, please contact Susan Leavell or call x1381 or Megan Hardin at or x1254.

delivered by:Megan Hardin


Community Service and Fund-Raising

Blood Drive TOMORROW!

Southwestern University Blood Drive

 Thursday, September 1st   11:00 am – 5:00 pm.

McCombs Building – Bishop Lounge

Donors will receive a t-shirt!

Sign up online: Click Here   

Contact:  Christine Bowman, x1200,  

For problems signing up please call 512-206-1117

For eligibility and donation information: Click Here

Please eat prior to donating and bring a photo ID

delivered by:Christine Bowman