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Money for Creativity and Innovation!

Are you a visionary? Do you have innovative ideas? Receive funding for your ideas! The King Creativity program provides funding to Southwestern students for innovative projects.

The program provides students the 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. Proposals may be funded in the range of a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. The only limitation is your imagination!

For more information and instructions on how to apply, go to

Application deadline is Friday, October 10, 2014.

Proposals should be submitted to Alena Garcia in The Sarofim School of Fine Arts at

delivered by:Alena Garcia


Wednesdays = Therapy DOGS at the Library!

Every Wednesday Therapy Dogs will be visting campus!
11a-1p in front of Smith Library Center.

Join us! 

delivered by:Theresa Zelasko


OOFDA! "THE NORWEGIANS" Opens This Week, A Dark Comedy About Norwegian Hit Men!

Texas Premiere!

A strong, bitter comedy about women scorned in Minnesota and the really, really nice gangsters—Norwegian hit men—they hire to whack their ex-boyfriends. Olive is a transplant from Texas and Betty is a transplant from Kentucky, but neither of them was prepared for the Norwegian men they would fall in love with there: the practical, warm, thoughtful, destructive, evil, jilting kind. If you’re a hit man in Minnesota, 83% of your clients want to take out their ex (oofda!). Betty has referred Olive to Gus and Tor, a partnership in the whacking business. What Tor doesn’t know is that Gus has been sleeping with the clients. What Olive doesn’t know is that Gus is Betty’s ex, and she has already put out a hit on him with a Swiss firm. Can Betty call off the job in time to let Gus do his? Should she? (some adult language)

“Playfully dark comedy” – New York Times

Jones Theater
Sept 26-28 & Oct 2-5

SU students receive one complementary ticket, faculty and staff receive two complementary tickets. Visit the Box Office for complementary tickets.

To purchase additional tickets contact the Box Office at 512.863.1378 or visit

For details on the 2014-15 season click here

delivered by:Alena Garcia


National Hazing Prevention Week: Did You Know?

Did you know that since 1970 there has been at least one hazing related death on a college campus each year.  Help us put an end to hazing as we celebrate National Hazing Prevention Week, September 22-26.  Join us for one of our 4 events this week, come by the concourse table at lunch everyday this week, check out the information board in the concourse, or come to one of our special events!

Source: Hazing in View: College Students at Risk, University of Maine, 2008

delivered by:Jason Chapman


This week in Chapel: De Andre Woods-Walker Preaching!

You won't want to miss a this special message from one our enthusiastic student leaders on campus. 

Come join us for worship, prayer and community Thursday at 11:30am. 

delivered by:User Spiritual and Religious Life


Tuesday Night Worship! 9:30 Tonight!

Come join us for music and prayer in the Chapel tonight!

It will be a wonderful time of community and kingdom building. Innocent

delivered by:User Spiritual and Religious Life



Flu shots are available at the Health Center from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Monday - Friday, (other times by appointment). 

Flu shots are FREE for all Students. Faculty and Staff must pay $15.00. Please pay the fee at the Business Office and bring your receipt to the Health Center. 

For questions and/or concerns, please call the Health Center at 512-863-1252. 

delivered by:Betsy Naylor


Community Chest Funding Deadline

Is your student organization in need of funding for an engaging, entertaining, interactive, and inclusive program?

Apply for funding from the Community Chest on the Student Activities website!

The next application deadline is:  Sunday, September 28th at 5:00 pm. 

Please contact Rebecca Silverblatt at if you have any questions.

delivered by:Rebecca Silverblatt


Southwestern Online - Check It Out!

Students, Faculty & Staff --

The Office of University Relations - Communications is pleased to announce the inaugural issue of “Southwestern Online” - the digital version of Southwestern, the University magazine. “SU Online” is an easy way to share the stories of Southwestern with the entire SU community.

Faculty & Staff -- you, as well as alumni, parents and friends of the University, will receive “SU Online” through a monthly email. Please Note: You will continue to receive your weekly “In Focus” newsletter.    

Students -- you will not receive a direct email, but you may access “SU Online” anytime at

What’s new?

Please read this month’s stories on alumni outcomes, a faculty profile, and a student’s perspective on SU’s visibility. Then, please share with others.

delivered by:Kristina Moore


This Week on The SU Football Show at Burger University

Get the scoop on the Pirates' offensive explosion against East Texas Baptist University this Wednesday night on The Southwestern Football Show with Coach Joe Austin.

Be a part of the live audience at Burger University on Austin Ave. in Georgetown. Show time is 8 PM. 

Come and enjoy everything that Burger University has to offer:

  • Extended hours to 10 PM

  • Happy Hour 6 to 9 PM (all bottled beer $2.00) 

  • Featured burger is "The Interception"- 1/3 lb campus classic burger with grilled spinach and feta cheese. You can also try subbing out the burger for a grilled chicken. It's a game changer!- $7.49

  • Dinner special- buy any "Major" (1/3 lb burger) and any "Minor" (fries, onion rings, sweet potato fries, or fried pickles) and get a FREE fountain drink .

  • Always Available- "Freshman Meals" starting a $5.99. 

  • Learn more at

Can't be there in person? Watch the show live or on-demand at

This week's guest is Sophomore Offensive Lineman, and game captain against East Texas Baptist, Trey White.

delivered by:joe austin


Club, Organization, and Extracurricular Notices

SU Bookstore 1 Day Flash Sale on Tuesday, September 23

Stop by the bookstore on Tuesday, September 23 for our 1-day only FLASH SALE and save 25% off all t-shirts, long sleeve t-shirts, tanks, and hats, excluding Nike.

delivered by:Laura Rivera


Arrrrr... you Jewish?

If you are, you are welcome to engage with the Jewish Student Association, which is there to make sure you feel at home at SU.  With the High Holy Days approaching, feel free to contact Michael Saenger (faculty in English), in Mood 206, if you'd like more information on how to connect with Jewish resources on campus and beyond.  L'Shanna Tova! (Happy Jewish New Year)

delivered by:Michael Saenger


Interfaith Dialogues at KMB @7 tonight!

Hey Guys,


today at 7 in the KMB Interfaith dialogues is meeting. Come talk with us about your beliefs, faith or not faith while discovering the commonalities and differences with people of other varying beliefs in a safe place for open discussion. Hope to see you guys there!

-Jordan Curtis

delivered by:Jordan Curtis


Pirates for Pride Meeting this Wednesday!!!

Hey Guys,


Pirates for Pride is having a meeting this Wednesday in the cove media room. We'll be talking about identities and what the LGBTQIAP/MOGII acronym means. Hope to see y'all there!


--"The Other Jordan"

delivered by:Jordan Curtis