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Galleries of photos associated with news stories or major events at Southwestern University are posted here. Southwestern employs freelance photographers, therefore rights to all photos are reserved and subject to use restrictions.

Journalists who wish to use photos shown here or elsewhere on this web site must use official, authorized university photography or receive permission prior to doing so. Contact information for the Office of Marketing & Communications is listed to the right.

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    For most college students, interior design means a cork board, butterfly chairs, and a poster held ups with unreliable sticky tack. But for Abby Wilson living in the Southwestern University residence halls means going above and beyond to decorate her home away from home. Even if your college days are behind you, these photos will leave you nostalgic for your rambunctious roommates and Easy Mac
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    For most college students, interior design means a cork board, butterfly chairs, and a poster held ups with unreliable sticky tack. But for Madison Hayslette living in the Southwestern University residence halls means going above and beyond to decorate her home away from home. Even if your college days are behind you, these photos will leave you nostalgic for your rambunctious roommates and Easy Mac.
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    For most college students, interior design means a cork board, butterfly chairs, and a poster held ups with unreliable sticky tack. But for Sophia Woodward living in the Southwestern University residence halls means going above and beyond to decorate her home away from home. Even if your college days are behind you, these photos will leave you nostalgic for your rambunctious roommates and Easy Mac.
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    Southwestern welcomed back alumni for Homecoming Weekend 2016 Nov. 4-6.
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    The Paideia Connections lecture series features brief presentations by two distinguished faculty members from diverse fields, and encourages members of the campus community and the general public to engage in thought-provoking discussions with each other following the presentations. The Fall Paideia Connection Lecture Series featured presentations by Professor of Religion Elaine Craddock and Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Emily D. Niemeyer.
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    First Symposium showcases the work of students as a result of the First-Year and Advanced-Entry Seminar experience. The Seminars help students begin to practice an education that arcs over your SU experience and across the curriculum.
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    Southwestern students were honored at the 2016 Recognition of Academic Achievement on October 5. Alumna Dori Glanz Reyneri ’06 served as the guest speaker.
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    Southwestern students and faculty showcased their talents, research and works, plus Phase I of the new Science Center September 24, 2016 during the President’s Appreciation Celebration.
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    From Move-In Day to Matriculation Convocation to Pirate Training, first-year students and their families take over campus for Orientation Week August 12-20, 2016.
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    Southwestern celebrated the accomplishments of over 300 new graduates May 7th.
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    University Relations celebrated the Class of 2016 by hosting a brunch May 3rd.
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    Student leaders were honored for their contributions to the University April 21 in the 18th Annual Student Leadership Banquet. 
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    The Roy and Margaret Shilling Lecture Series was pleased to welcome Sister Helen Prejean to campus on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 to present her lecture “Dead Man Walking—The Journey Continues.” While on campus, Sister Helen Prejean also engaged with students, faculty, staff and the community.
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    The Symposium is a celebration of the work of our students, faculty, and staff. It provides an excellent opportunity to showcase their academic accomplishments and for the university community and the general public to explore the research and creative works.
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    Southwestern welcomed back alumni for its first-ever Greek Reunion Weekend April 8-9.
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    Southwestern celebrated Homecoming and Reunion Weekend October 16-18.
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    Construction on the 175th Anniversary Brick Garden is underway! Alumni and parents viewed the first phase of bricks in the ground during Homecoming weekend October 16-18. The garden dedication ceremony will take place on Charter Day, February 5, 2016. Reserve your brick online at www.southwestern.edu/pavetheway until October 31, 2015 or until we run out.
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    Faculty, staff, athletes and alumni helped Southwestern’s new students move in August 14. #AhoyPirates
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    The Class of 2015 graduated from Southwestern on May 9, 2015. Alumnus Larry Haynes was the commencement speaker. (Photos by Carlos Barron Jr ’10 and Jefferson Ellinger ’13)
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    The BIG Event is a day of service each March that gives Southwestern University students, faculty, staff, & alumni the opportunity to spend a day volunteering with local nonprofits and community partners. It is organized by Sustain and sponsored by local businesses.
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    What Things May Come: 3D Printing in the Fine Arts and Sciences. February 26-27, 2015. This symposium will address the impact of 3D technology on the human mind as it endeavors to meet future challenges in the arts and sciences. Photos by John Kotarski ’93 and Danielle Stapleton ’05
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    On February 5, 2015 Southwestern celebrated the 175th anniversary of the original charter. Following an organ recital and Chapel service, students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members gathered for a commemorative photo on the mall. A party in the McCombs Campus Center followed. (Photos by Carlos Barron)
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    The Southwestern community celebrated Homecoming & Reunion Weekend, November 7-9.
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    Faculty, staff, athletes and alumni helped Southwestern’s new students move in August 15. #AhoyPirates
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    Forty-one students conducted research with faculty members in the summer of 2014 through the SCOPE program funded by Southwestern and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
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    Members of the Southwestern University football team went to Germany in May 2014 on a trip that combined football and study abroad. Read more about the trip here.
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    The Class of 2014 graduated from Southwestern on May 10, 2014.
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    Southwestern broke ground for its new science center on April 25, 2014 and construction on the first phase of the project began in September 2014. Keep checking back to see photos from the project.
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    Southwestern expanded its annual Research and Creative Works Symposium to a daylong event in 2014. More than 300 students presented posters, oral presentations or creative works. (Photos by Ellen Davis)
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    The 14 projects that were funded in 2013-2014 by the King Creativity Fund were on display at the 2014 King Creativity Symposium, which was held April 7. Since it was started in 2001, the King Creativity Fund has funded 177 projects involving 317 students. (Photos by Lucas Adams)
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    Southwestern inaugurated its 15th president, Dr. Edward Burger, on March 25, 2014. A week of events was planned around the inauguration ceremony. A video of the inaugural ceremony is available at http://youtu.be/LRmkHRQnPTk
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    More than 350 Southwestern students, faculty, staff and alumni spent March 22 doing volunteer work at 15 different nonprofit organizations in Georgetown. In all, members of the Southwestern community gave more than 900 volunteer hours. (Photos by Ellen Davis)
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    20 students from Southwestern spent their 2014 spring break helping the U.S. Forest Service do trail maintenance in the Gila Wilderness as part of Southwestern’s annual Destination: Service program. (Photos by Amanda Figueroa)
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    Students in Kathleen Juhl’s spring 2014 Theatre and Social Change class are collaborating with students in Sarah Beauchamp’s Honors Theater class at Tippit Middle School on a play designed to raise awareness about bullying and urge those confronted with bullying to take action. (Photos by Elizabeth Stewart)

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    When the City of Georgetown needed to repaint the water tower across from campus, a local foundation donated the funds to have the Southwestern logo painted on the tower. (Photos by Ellen Davis)
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    Sociology professor Ed Kain also teaches one of the most popular Fitness and Recreation (FRA) classes at Southwestern - Social Dance. (Photos by Anne Bannister and Danielle Stapleton)
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    These were the overall winners in the photo contest that was held as part of the 2014 Brown Symposium.
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    Biology professor Romi Burks took students Amber Cochran, Jonathan Miley and Amy Miller to Uruguay for six weeks in 2013-14 to gain experience conducting international research. The trip was funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation. Read more about the trip here.
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    Southwestern’s Homecoming Parade returned to the Georgetown Square in 2013 and was followed by a pep rally on the courthouse steps. APO won the contest for the best float in the parade, as well as the overall Homecoming Cup. (Photos by Ellen Davis and Lucas Adams)
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    Students from 15 First-Year Seminars and one Advanced Entry Seminar participated in the inaugural “First Symposium” on Oct. 17, 2013. The symposium was designed to give students the opportunity to showcase their work and to introduce them early on to the importance of presenting and talking about their work. (Photos by John Kotarski and Maritza Robles)
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    On Sept. 18, 2013, Friends of the Sarofim School of Fine Arts heard Southwestern students talk about how money from the Friends had enabled them to travel to various venues in the past year - everything from an opera training program in Sicily to a behind-the-scenes tour of the San Antonio Museum of Art. Students who had benefited from these travel funds also performed for the group. (Photos by Lucas Adams)
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    Southwestern fans got into the spirit by tailgating and wearing their Pirate-themed apparel to the university’s first football game on Sept. 7, 2013.
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    Southwestern played its first football game since 1950 on Sept. 7, 2013. A crowd of 5,851 watched the Pirates take on Texas Lutheran University at Georgetown’s Birkelbach Field. An additional 7,300 watched the game live online via K-MAC Sports.
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    The City of Georgetown and Southwestern teamed up to host a pep rally on the Georgetown Square the night before Southwestern’s first football game on Sept. 7, 2013. (Photos by Ellen Davis, Lucas Adams and Carlos Barron)
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    Nearly 500 new students moved onto campus Aug. 16 for the 2013-2014 academic year. Members of many of Southwestern’s athletics teams helped the new students move in, as did Southwestern’s new president, Edward Burger. (Photos by Maritza Robles and Ellen Davis) See Southwestern’s Storify page for more photos and coverage of move-in 2013.

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    Pirate Training helps new students at Southwestern get to know each other and learn about some of the school traditions. The 2013 Pirate Training had a pep rally theme and introduced new students to the fall sports teams. (Photos by Maritza Robles)
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    Members of the football team hit the fields Aug. 15, 2013 for their first day of practice. (Photos by Ellen Davis and John Kotarski)
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    The Class of 2013 graduated from Southwestern on May 11, 2013. President Jake B. Schrum was the commencement speaker. Keep checking back to see more photos! (Photos by Ellen Davis, Lucas Adams and Lance Holt)
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    Members of the Therapy Dogs of Georgetown brought their dogs to campus the week before finals to give students a break from studying. (Photos by Erica Grant)
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    Southwestern had two floats in Georgetown’s 2013 Red Poppy Festival Parade. The Pirate Bikes were back for their second year and the football team had its first float. (Photos by Erica Grant)

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