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SU Shuttle on Valentine's Day 2/14

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

This weekend's SU Shuttle is scheduled for Sunday, February 14th 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 Spring Semester schedule appears on the SU Shuttle web page - 

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

delivered by:Allison Grahl


Campus Job Opportunity!

Campus Job Opportunity, SU Phonathon

Phonathon Callers Wanted

The Office of Gift Programs is seeking applications to hire 20-25 students for the spring phonathon campaign. Schedules are flexible with many opourtunites to work. This position begins February 27 and runs through March 10. 

The following shifts are available: 

Monday-Friday: 5:45p to 9:00pm

Saturday: 10am to 2pm and 2:30pm to 4:30pm

Sunday: 1:30pm to 4:30pm and 6:00pm to 9:00pm 

This position is a great resume builder, develops your communication skills, and provides great networking opportunities. Plus, your work helps raise more money for Southwestern students and faculty. 

Apply online at by entering the code SWU16S

delivered by:taylor kidd


Life hacks galore!

Life hacks are great. They make solve problems and make life easier. 

Join us for chapel Thursday at 11:30 for worship, community, and fellowship as we finish up our sermon series on Life Hacks!

delivered by:Megan Danner


Don't Miss the Staff Service Years Recognition Event

Campus Invitation

delivered by:Chris Murray


RCWS: Abstract Writing Workshop

Abstract Writing Workshop 

delivered by:Christine Vasquez


Research and Creative Works Symposium - Open for Abstracts


Click to Submit Abstract

delivered by:Christine Vasquez


Apply now!

Apply now to live in the Global Engagement Hall.

Are you a first-year? Are you interested in learning more about the Global Engagement Hall?

Take a tour of the sophomore residence halls and come see the Global Engagement Hall. Learn more about this free opportunity to live in the only living-learning community for upperclassmen.

OPEN HOUSE: February 18th (Thursday) @ 6:50 PM. Meet in the Bishop's Lounge.

Applications to live in the Global Engagement Hall next year are due February 20th!

For more information, please contact either Laurie Avery at or Cortney Graves at

delivered by:Laurie Avery


AOD committee

The Alcohol and Other Drugs committee will be meeting this week Thursday, the 11th, at 4 pm in Prothro 132. Feel free to join us.

delivered by:Jason Bonick


Lavender Spaces Training

The Office of Diversity Education will be hosting Lavender Spaces trainings on Thursdays throughout the semester. Our next traning will be Today at 4:00pm in the Cross-Cultural Center (PRC 234), and should last between an hour and an hour and thirty minutes.

Lavender Spaces is the campus safe-space program for MOGAI (Marginalized Orientations, Gender Alignments, and Intersex), or LGBTQ+, students. The training is designed to develop a basic understanding of MOGAI identities and issues facing MOGAI people and to apply that knowledge towards creating spaces for MOGAI people which provide and promote support and understanding. The training is designed for students, but staff and faculty are welcome, as well. Paper for note taking is not strictly necessary but is recommended.

If you are interested in being trained but are unable to make it at this time, you can contact me at to schedule an alternative training time.

delivered by:patrick garza


GBHEM United Methodist Scholarship (DEADLINE SOON)

GBHEM United Methodist Scholarship online application for the Fall 2016 term. Students who apply and qualify could receive an additional $1,000 or more in scholarships!

As a reminder the GBHEM UM and KS3 Allocations process for our United Methodist institutions use our same general online application in 2016

Apply for a GBHEM scholarship online at  closing March 1, 2016.

If you have questions, contact the Financial Aid Office at

delivered by:arun jacob


Intern in Washington DC this fall - Washington Semester Program

Internship Development announces:

Does the idea of spending a semester in Washington, D.C. sound like an exciting opportunity?

Are you interested in interning and earning 15 hours of academic credit?

We have a wonderful option to add to your academic career. The Washington Semester program allows a student from any major to intern in our Nation's Capitol with some of the most well-known organizations in business, politics, nonprofits, social justice, the arts, and many more.

Applications are now available for students, regardless of major, wishing to participate in the Southwestern internship and academic program in Washington, D.C, this coming Fall Semester.  The program permits the student to use Southwestern financial aid (other than work study), charges no more than she or he would pay if at Southwestern, and grants Southwestern credit and grades.

The program entails a 32-hour per week internship, an academic seminar focusing on the internship experience, academic seminars in international studies (politics, economic and history), communication, and an independent research paper.  Up to fifteen credits can be earned.

Students live in completely furnished flats with kitchens a short walk from the Capitol Building.  An on site director will assist students in securing internships in their desired majors.  Past SU students in the program worked in a variety of settings such as the State Department, CNN, the House Ways and Means Committee, the Smithsonian, and in various public interest organizations.  Other students have worked at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs, the Senate Finance Committee, the Leadership Committee on Civil Rights, the UN delegation to the US, the Alzheimer’s Center for senior citizens, and the White House’s Office of Management and Budget. 

The program is opened to Juniors and Seniors regardless of major who have a 3.0 GPA.  Well-qualified second semester Sophomores are also eligible.  To access further information online about the program, please visit the Washington Semester Page here.

 If you are interested in attending this program, contact Dr. Bob Snyder (ext 1938), Tisha Temple (ext. 1857) or Maria Kruger (x1346) for further information.  Applications are available through the Office of Intercultural Learning.  Application Deadline is March 1st, 2016.

delivered by:Maria Kruger


Club, Organization, and Extracurricular Notices

SU Bookstore closed Friday morning, February 12, for inventory

The bookstore will be closed Friday morning, February 12, for inventory. We hope to open around 12:30 - 1:00 that afternoon.

delivered by:Laura Rivera


Lesli Fitzpatrick Speaking About Specialty Courts

Southwestern University College Republicans proudly present:

Guest Speaker:

Lesli R. Fitzpatrick, BA, MA, JD

Sole Practitioner and Evaluator - Williamson County Court at Law #2 DWI/Drug Court Team

Member - Texas Assn. of Drug Court Professionals

Member - Texas Bar College


"What's So Special about Specialty Courts?"

All Students, Falculty, and Staff invited to attend.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Southwestern University

F.W. Olin Building, Room 110

1001 E. University, Georgetown, TX 78626

delivered by:marieke visser


Student Financial Analyst Program Application Due!

Calling all Sophomore and Junior Business/Accounting/Economic majors and minors!


Southwestern's student run Financial Analyst Program is recruiting for the 2016-2017 academic year. The Financial Analyst Program (FAP) is the honors program that provides a valuable and unique experiential opportunity for a selective group of students to gain intensive hands-on experience as financial analysts making common stock or ETF recommendations for the FAP Portfolio.


Applications are due Sunday, February 14th. To obtain an application, please email Allison Schmitt at




You can also visit our webpage at

delivered by:Allison Schmitt


EBONY presents: Black History Month

EBONY has put together a few events to celebrate Black History Month. Come celebrate a great month with us!




February 11th - Silencing Dissent: The Neoliberal Rhetoric of Black Activism




Anne Means, the seductive, malicious forest spirit your parents warned you about, examines the impact of language on social justice. Appetizers will be served. Mood Atrium 6:30-7:30pm.




February 18th - Afro-Latino Groove




An event exploring the specific sounds and beats that encompass afro-latino music. There will be cuban cuisine and good times. Bishop's Lounge 6-7:30pm.




February 23rd and 25th - Film Week




Two excellent documentaries will be featured at the Lynda Ballrooms: Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed (2004) and Slavery by Another Name (2012). Chipotle will be catered the first night and soul food the second. 6-8pm.

delivered by:Nkechinyelum Okolo


Commons Cajun Night

Please join us in the Commons on Thursday, February 11th, from 5pm to 8pm for Cajun Night!!


The menu will consist of:


Red Beans & Rice


Chicken & Sausage Gumbo


Fried Catfish


Cajun Roasted Pork Loin


Roasted Sweet Potatoes


Roasted Vegetables w/Dirty Rice


Blacken Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo


Creole Pasta Salad


Assorted Cobbler

delivered by:cynthia moody


Need some TLC?? ;) (Tarantino Love n' Carnage)

Calling all movie/popcorn/Tarantino lovers to Korouva Milk Bar today, THURSDAY FEB 11th, for a night of gore and eternal friendship watching the Tarantino film True Romance!!

Bring a date if you want, and you can even do the inconspicuous arm-over-the-shoulder move you've been waiting to pull off your entire life Wink

We'll be serving our usual dranks along with tonight's special of raspberry hibiscus tea with our own KMB twist! 

But you can also pop by any time you like for wholesome refreshment! Here are our hours: 

Sun: 6pm - midnight

Mon- Thurs: 7:30am- 11am AND 6pm- midnight

Fri: 7:30am- 11am only

delivered by:Allison Solcher


Community Service and Fund-Raising

Handmade Valentines for Sale!

Need to get your significant other a valentine? Want to give your best friend a laugh?

She's the First is selling handmade valentines this week, Feb 8th-Feb 12th from 11-2 PM in the Commons. We have all kinds of valentines, ranging from romantic to funny, perfect for significant others, friends, family, and enemies alike!

All proceeds go to fund girl's education in the developing world!

delivered by:Brenna Conway