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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.

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    Fourty-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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    Keep checking here for photos of the ongoing renovation of the historic Roy and Lillie Cullen Building. (Photos by Ellen Davis)
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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. Keep checking back to see photos from the construction of the new building!
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    In September 2012, Southwestern began building practice fields for its new football team, as well as a field house and track that will serve several varsity teams. The facilities opened in August 2013 (Photos by Ellen Davis, Anne Bannister and Erica Grant)
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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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    AWOLNATION highlighted Southwestern’s 2013 Clusterfest music festival, which was held on April 26. (Photos by Carlos Barron, Erica Grant and Armando Martinez)
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    More than 150 Southwestern students spent April 6 volunteering in the community as part of The Big Event, an annual event designed to help connect students and the community. Volunteer locations included Forbes Middle School, Getsemani Community Center, the Palace Theater and the Wesleyan senior citizen community. (Photos by Erica Grant and Ellen Davis)
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    Fourteen student projects were displayed at the 13th King Creativity Symposium on April 8, 2013. To read more about the projects that were funded for 2013, go here. (Photos by Lucas Adams)
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    Nine Southwestern students spent their 2013 spring break on a service trip to Tucson. They volunteered at a local food bank, met refugees who have been resettled in Tucson by the United Nations Refugee Agency and went on a “Desert Walk” with a group that provides humanitarian assistance to immigrants.
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    Eight Southwestern students spent their spring break in 2013 helping a family outside New Orleans whose house had been ruined by a hurricane. They helped replace a floor, stained a deck and even washed the family dog.
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    President-elect Dr. Edward B. Burger made his first official visit to campus on March 19, 2013. He met with local reporters, gave an open forum for members of the campus community, had lunch with students, helped teach a math class, and took his first ride on a Pirate Bike. (Photos by Lance Holt, Lucas Adams and Erica Grant)
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    A group of students from Southwestern visited the San Antonio Museum of Art in February 2013 with art history professors Patrick Hajovsky and Allison Miller. The students toured the museum’s colonial Spanish gallery and got a behind-the-scenes look at some of the museum’s ancient artifacts from China. (Photos by Patrick Hajovsky and Allison Miller)
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    Members of the Animal Behavior Society held a “Dog Walk/Cat Walk” on March 6, 2013 to raise money for the Jane Goodall Institute. Goodall is speaking at Southwestern April 2 for the 2013 Shilling Lecture. (Photos by Lance Holt)
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    Students are building a tower near the garden to provide a home for chimney swifts, which will help keep the insects down near the garden. Senior Erin Johnson received a Student Environmental Engagement and Development (SEED) grant to fund the project. (Photos by Erica Grant)
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    Southwestern students participated in a variety of events in January 2013 to celebrate the life of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Photos by Erica Grant)
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    Late Night Breakfast is a popular tradition at Southwestern where faculty and staff members serve breakfast at 10 p.m. to students who are studying for finals. The 2012 Late Night Breakfast was held Dec. 11. (Photos by Erica Grant)
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    Alumni returned to campus for the 2012 Homecoming and Reunion Weekend on Nov. 2-4, 2012.
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    On Oct. 9, 2012, participants attending the  8thinternational conference of the American Society for Shufa Calligraphy Education put on a demonstration in the Fine Arts Gallery. Works created by these calligraphers also were on display in the gallery. (Photos by Lucas Adams)
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    The Friends of the Sarofim School of Fine Arts kicked off their 2012-2013 season with a presentation on costume design given by Kerry Bechtel, associate professor of theatre and chair of the Theatre Department. (Photos by Lucas Adams)
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    Members of the Class of 2012 received their degrees on May 5, 2012 (Photos by Ellen Davis and Lucas Adams)
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    Students who received grants in 2011-2012 from the King Creativity Fund showed off their projects in the Campus Center April 2, 2012. (Photos by Lucas Adams)
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    Friends of the Sarofim School of Fine Arts gathered at Greg and Linda Austin’s lovely house in Old Town for dinner after the March 4, 2012 production of “The Beggar’s Opera.” (Photos by Lucas Adams)
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    On Nov. 18, 2011, 18 student organizations and athletics teams held a shopping cart parade and food drive to benefit The Caring Place in Georgetown. Prizes were awarded to the organization that collected the most food, the best decorated cart as determined by the crowd, and the best decorated cart determined by a panel of three judges. The event collected total of 509 pounds of food. (Photos by Lucas Adams and Ellen Davis)
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    The Friends of The Sarofim School of Fine Arts heard a lecture by Art Professor Mary Visser and viewed the gallery exhibition Visser curated titled Full Circle: The Art of Materials, Research, and Creation in Rapid Prototyping
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    Here are some of the pop-up books made by students in Theatre Professor Desi Roybal’s First-Year Seminar titled “Pop-Up Books: Manipulating Life Through Discovery and Ingenuity.” The books represent an interest, curiosity or passion of the students in the class
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    Workers began installing lighting for the varsity soccer/lacrosse field on Sept. 27, 2011
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    For the final event of the 2010-2011 season, Friends of the Sarofim School of Fine Arts learned about the project to install LED lights in Heather Hall.

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