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Jessie Daniel Ames Lecture - Wednesday April 23, 2014

The Feminist Studies Program presents

The 2014 Jessie Daniel Ames Lecture:


“Transforming Feminist Scholarship and Pedagogy Through Digital Media:
The Chicana por mi Raza Digital Archive Project"


Wednesday April 23, 2014

4:00 pm, Olin 105


Maria Cotera, CPMR National Director, Advisor, CPMR Michigan

Linda Garcia Merchant, CPMR technical Director, Advisor, Chicago/Wisconsin

Maria Cotera and Linda Garcia Merchant will co-present on the national digital archive project, "Chicana por mi Raza: Uncovering the Hidden History of Chicana Feminism" (CPMR) and its implementation. Speakers will also address the project's educational network, which includes undergraduate classes and graduate student mentoring. Maria Seiferle Valencia and Martha Cotera will join the speakers for the Q & A. CPMR digital archivist Seiferle Valencia will answer questions regarding the technical and archival aspects of the CPMR project. Cotera, feminist scholar and long time political and community activist, will address the ways in which the project is connecting older generation Chicana feminists to a new generation of scholars and activists. Reception to follow.


JDA Workshop: "Feminist Community History from the Ground Up:

a workshop on oral history and digital archiving"

Thursday April 24, 2014

11:30 am to 1:30 pm, SLC 202/204

RSVP Required

Chicana por mi Raza Project members (Linda Garcia Merchant, Maria Cotera, and Maria Seiferle-Valencia) will share their experiences with community oral history/archive projects. The workshop will include guidelines for managing community-based oral history and archive projects, archival best practices, scanning and organizing digital material, and working with data management systems.

Presenters and participants will explore how the Chicana por mi Raza model can be applied to SU's new Latina History Project (LHP). All students are eligible to attend the workshop, particularly students interested in participating in the LHP. Space is limited.


Please contact Dr. Brenda Sendejo at by Friday, April 4 to apply for the workshop or for more information on the LHP.


A short video on the CPMR project can be viewed at:


2014 JDA Library Information Guide:

Additional support provided by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and Religion Department.

delivered by:Viola Hunt


Are you staying on campus during Easter Break?

Are you staying on campus during Easter Break?

Student Activities is offering FREE meals and shuttles for you!

Friday, April 18th:

  • 12:00 pm: Shuttle to H-E-B

  • 6:00 pm: Dinner from Domino's Pizza

Saturday, April 19th:

  • 12:00 pm: Shuttle to Wolf Ranch

  • 6:00 pm: Dinner from Mama Fu's

Meals will be served on a first-come, first-served basis in the Brown-Cody Lounge.

Shuttles will depart from the McCombs Campus Center parking lot in front of the Cove.

For more information, contact the Office of Student Activities: 512-863-1345

delivered by:Rebecca Silverblatt


2014-2015 Premedical Scholarship Application Forms Now Available!

Stop by Fondren-Jones Science Hall Room 215 to pick up an application form. Scholarships are for the 2014-2015 academic year; the completed forms should be returned to Viola Hunt in Fondren-Jones Science Hall Room 215 before May 2, 2014.

delivered by:Viola Hunt


Only happens every 2 years...Dance Repertory Theatre!

A five-piece work presented by the Southwestern University Dance Repertory Theatre and its gifted choreographers. These pieces celebrate the enduring power of movement in a visual and kinetic revelry. Experience a mosaic of vibrant and imaginative dance works in Modern, Ballet, Broadway, and Jazz styles.

April 24-25, 2014
7:30pm Alma Thomas Theater

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

delivered by:Alena Garcia


Call 4 Art (All entries accepted from Students, Faculty and Staff!!)

Many Artful Greetings!!








Art and the Environement begins April 22nd so please submit any artwork that you would like to display to me before then!! All art forms accepted including but not limited to paintings, drawings, collages, fiber arts, crafts, ceramics, sculptures, paper mache. You name it!! If you are interested please email me!








Thank you!!








Ali Shipman

delivered by:alexandria shipman


French Table!!!









Come French it up at French Table in da commons!! We can teach each other useful things (curse words) to say in French, so please come!!! Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00pm-1:00pm, just look for the French Flag!!








Thank you!!








Ali Shipman

delivered by:alexandria shipman


French Tutoring









There is French tutoring at the LLC in Olin from 6:00pm-7:00pm on Tuesdays and 7:00-8:00pm on Thursdays! Do not hesitate to stop by (we will love you forever;)








Thank you!!








Ali Shipman

delivered by:alexandria shipman


TODAY: Ancient Andes Water Management lecture. Bonus- you could win Blanton Museum tickets!

SU Art History Program Presents

“Early Water Management in the Ancient Andes”

 Kimberly L. Jones, The Ellen and Harry S. Parker III Assistant Curator of the Arts of the Americas, Dallas Museum of Art. And Curator of the Blanton Museum of Art exhibit “Between Mountains and Sea: Arts of the Ancient Andes” on view until August 17.

Thursday April 17th (Today), 4:00 PM. Olin 110


Door Prize: Student tickets to the Blanton Museum of Art will be given away in a name drawing contest! __________________________________

Remains of ancient canals, aqueducts, fountains and reservoirs are visible across the landscape of western South America, attesting to the engineering achievements of ancient Andean populations. Prior to the Spanish Conquest in the early 16th century, the Inka Empire claimed an expansive territory from southern Colombia through northern Chile. Stone-lined water features and expansive terraced landscapes at Inka elite centers, such as Machu Picchu and Tipón, suggest sophisticated landscape modification to incorporate natural springs and rainwater runoff into elaborate systems for potable and irrigable water.


The Inka themselves benefitted from preceding water management developments – canal construction and terracing – along the desert coast and highland zones. In Andean studies, highland and coastal water features from the Middle through Late Horizons have received substantive analyses, given their preservation and pertinent contextual sources. Following an overview of such pre-conquest Andean water management, I will focus attention on the earliest documented water features in late Initial Period and Early Horizon architecture of northern Peru. The discussion will focus on water management features built in to Formative Period stone architectural centers and associated open-air canals, such as the Cumbemayo Canal in the northern highlands of Peru.

delivered by:Katherine Hooker


Holy Week Chapel Communion and Tenebrae

The Chapel Service this week will observe Holy Week with a Maundy Thursday Communion and Tenebrae Service (Tenebrae means to darken the sanctuary for the coming of Good Friday).  This is a simple and moving service. All are welcome.  11:30am in the Lois Perkins Chapel (April 17).

delivered by:Beverly Jones


Corbin J. Robertson Center Closed Good Friday/Easter Weekend

Corbin J. Robertson Center Good Friday/Easter Building Hours

The Robertson Center will be closed in observance of Easter and Passover.  We will resume regular hours, Monday, April 21st.  

  • Thursday, April 17, 2014 - Building will close at 5 pm

  • Friday, April 18, 2014 - Sunday, April 20, 2014 - CLOSED

delivered by:nekisha quinney


SUstainability Symposium, Apr. 30th

Dear Members of the Southwestern Community,

I am pleased to invite you to the SUstainability Symposium, a presentation by the 2014 Environmental Studies Capstone Class that will discuss the past, present, and future of sustainability efforts at Southwestern University. This presentation will highlight the significance of environmental, social, and economic sustainability at institutions of higher education, with a focus on Southwestern's role as a campus and community leader in sustainability efforts. The presentation will be followed by a short interactive session in which we invite our audience to provide feedback and advice for our ongoing efforts.

The event will begin at 6:00pm on Wednesday, April 30th in the Marsha and Lynda Ballrooms of the McCombs Center at Southwestern University.

Reception with food and drink to follow.

We hope to see you all there,

Joshua Long

delivered by:Joshua Long


Monday! Guest & Faculty Recital

Christopher Adkins, cello and Kiyoshi Tamagawa, piano will perform works by Johann Sebastian Bach, George Crumb, Maurice Ravel, Antonin Dvorak, Englebert Humperdinck, Jules Massenet, Paul Hindemith, and Christoph Gluck.

Monday, April 21
7pm Caldwell-Carvey Foyer


Free and open to the public.

delivered by:Alena Garcia





A Commencement ticket is yours for simply passing out programs and ushering guests from 8:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, May 10. A 20-minute mandatory usher meeting is scheduled for Friday, May 9 at 12:30 p.m. in the Robertson Center foyer and is required for all student volunteers. If you are interested, please contact Kara Lawson at

delivered by:kara lawson


University Council - April 22, 2014

The next University Council meeting is Tuesday, April 22, 2014 in the Dan Rather Room at 8:30 a.m.  All UC meetings are open to anyone interested in attending.

delivered by:Barbara Jean


The DEWC is closed for Easter Sunday

As the title suggests, the Debby Ellis Writing Center will not be open for Easter Sunday.  We will resume normal hours on Monday the 21st.  Enjoy your holiday!

Questions? Email the DEWC at

delivered by:James Frierson


Expressive Arts Evening Workshop: 4/23/14

"Writing Dragons: Enjoyable Participation in Chinese Calligraphy" 

Chinese Calligraphy, the writing of Chinese characters, is an art which has developed over many centuries in China. Usually the very first attempt produces something aesthetically pleasing. Join us for an evening of spontaneous expression, Tai Chi, and relieve school pressures through the supple art of Chinese writing! Drop by to gain a tiny dose of another culture and develop a shade more skill in the art of living. 

Lynda McCombs Ballroom, Wednesday, 4/23, 8pm 

Registration is required. Please RSVP to by Tuesday, 4/22 

Sponsored by: The Counseling and Health Center and the The Chinese Department 

delivered by:Betsy Naylor


Try WorldCat Local, our new library catalog!

Information Services is proud to announce that our new library catalog system WorldCat Local is now available! You can start searching WorldCat Local, and bookmark it at Voyager will continue to be available through the end of the semester, but we think that once you try WorldCat Local, you will find its enhancements a great help as you search for last minute sources for your end-of-semester research.

The biggest difference you’ll find in WorldCat Local versus the Voyager system is the ability to search our most popular databases (including Academic Search Complete, JSTOR, and Project Muse) alongside our physical and eBook holdings.  

For more information on getting started with WorldCat Local, read the news article on the Information Services 

Information Services is proud to announce that our new library catalog system WorldCat Local is now available! You can start searching WorldCat Local, and bookmark it at Voyager will continue to be available through the end of the semester, but we think that once you try WorldCat Local, you will find its enhancements a great help as you search for last minute sources for your end-of-semester research.

The biggest difference you’ll find in WorldCat Local versus the Voyager system is the ability to search our most popular databases (including Academic Search Complete, JSTOR, and Project Muse) alongside our physical and eBook holdings.  

For more information on getting started with WorldCat Local, read the news article on the Information Services homepage

delivered by:Jesse Saunders


Club, Organization, and Extracurricular Notices

SEAK the answer you've been looking for here!!!!

Hello Lost Soul,




Feeling empty and discontent? Come to SEAK!! Our humorous dispositon, and uplifting spirits will have you as thrilled as we are to help the environment!! SEAK the Environmental Lounge in MoodBridwell on Thursday at 8 and we will have you fillling empty no more. 




Thank you!!




Ali Shipman 

delivered by:alexandria shipman


SU Bookstore Closed on Friday, April 18

The bookstore will be closed on Friday, April 18 for Good Friday, and will re-open on Monday, April 21 at 8am.

delivered by:Laura Rivera


SIRA Award Voting!

VOTE for your fellow students for the three Intramural Sports awards given by the SIRA program!

Male Athlete of the Year, Female Athlete of the Year and Official of the Year!

Individuals may be voted for in more than one category. Please click on the name and include all required information to cast your vote.

The deadline for voting is Monday, April 21st.

Use the link below to vote!

delivered by:Linsay Biggers


Art and the Environment Crafting interdisciplinary perspectives


Next week there will be a student art exhibition from the 22nd-24th, and on thursday is the reception for Art and the Environment!! There will be stations linking different subjects to the environment along with food and interactive activities from 6pm-10pm in the Bishops Lounge!!! Come and check it out!! Support your friends and their art!!

Thank you!!!

Ali Shipman

delivered by:alexandria shipman


Before leaving for Easter: Come to THINK! Lecture Series featuring Dr. Grooms. Free food!

From 4:00 - 5:00pm on Thursday in the McCombs Ballrooms, join us before leaving for Easter! We have invited Dr. Grooms to do an engaging presentation about the corruption and enofrcement of the Clean Water Act. Afterwards we invite everyone to stay for hands-on team activities. Faculty, staff, and students are all invited.

We will have FREE FOOD!

delivered by:Robert Lehr


Garden Volunteer Session

Thurdsay from 5-7pm come down to the SU garden for a work session! We would love for you to bring friends to weed, hoe, smash, build, plant, harvest and more! We have strawberries, snap peas, beets, spinach, lettuce, swiss chard, ROSES, other beautiful flowers and fun! 

email me at to learn more or to be added to our email list serve!

delivered by:Adrienne Dodd


Lavender Graduation

Hello all!

This might be a little late in the game, but Allies is holding Lavender Graduation on May 9 at 5 PM in the Protho Lobby & Atrium. If you are a person who identifies with the LGBT community or an ally, graduating at the end of the semester, and would like to be recognized at this event, you NEED to email Jordan Curtis ( with your name and major. Furthermore, if you have any family or friends who will be attending the event you need to include the number of people you are expecting to attend. If you are wanting to attend the event in support of those graduation, you should email Jordan as well.

This year the will only be a reception for the event, not a dinner. However, there will be refreshments provided during the event. Thus, we need a head count for all those who might be attending the event so we can have plenty of food for everyone.

If you are attending, please email Jordan Curtis no later than next Monday, April 21, 2014. If you are graduating and want to be recognized, be sure that you include your name and major. Please include how many people you expect to attend as well. If you want to attend the event in support, please send an email as well.


Jordan Richardson

SU Allies Events Chair

delivered by:Jordan Richardson


Community Service and Fund-Raising

Gardening at The Monument on April 26 & 27- Free Lunch Provided

The Monument Market needs lots of volunteers on Saturday, April 26 & Sunday, April 27, 9am-5pm, to help create rain gardens.  Rain gardens are designed to conserve water and improve water quality. Volunteers will learn about low-water gardening techniques, such as swales and berms, hugelkultur and wicking beds. Lunch is provided.  Come join us in this educational and inspiring effort.  To register, contact Molly Jensen at 

delivered by:Molly Jensen