News & Events
February 27th, 2024
Lecture by Dr. Bridget Goosby ’97, “Joy and Pain? Findings from a Study on Black Women Faculty’s Health, Support, and Well-being on the Tenure Track”
Dr. Bridget Goosby ’97
Professor of Sociology and co-director of the LifeHD Health Disparities Research Lab at the University of Texas at Austin; SU Alum, Sociology, 1997
Black women comprise only 3% of the total tenure track faculty at universities across the country but make incredible intellectual contributions. Notably, their accomplishments do not protect them from the consequences of racial inequities, including health morbidities. However, in the presence of adversity these scholars not only survive, but in many cases thrive. Dr. Goosby will discuss findings from her mixed methods national study leveraging data from in-depth interviews and surveys with the purpose of elevating and celebrating Black women faculty while also shedding light on the tremendous challenges they experience in their careers as faculty.
LocationF.W. Olin Building, Room 105
Date & TimeFebruary 27 - 4:30pm - 5:30pm CST
March 1st, 2024
March 2nd, 2024
See a Southwestern tradition live! Watch student organizations sing and
dance in light-hearted skits to the theme of PirateWorks. Appropriate for ages 13 and over. Tickets are limited.
Student tickets are free of charge and will be distributed Wednesday, February 28, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm in Bishops Lounge. One ticket per student and a student ID is required to pick up a ticket. Tickets are first come, first serve.
LocationAlma Thomas Fine Arts Center - Alma Thomas Theater
Date & TimeMarch 2 - 7:30am - 10:00am CST
March 6th, 2024
April 12th, 2024
In May, Southwestern University will welcome Adam Winkler ’04 as the commencement speaker for the graduation ceremony celebrating the class of 2024.
Jay Richards ’89 has devoted his career to his beliefs and to the pursuit of truth. As a result, his professional accomplishments speak volumes. He is currently a Senior Fellow of the Discovery Institute, where he directs the Center on Wealth, Poverty and Morality. He is also an author, producer of documentaries, and frequent speaker on the topics of science and faith.
Farhana Mahmood Qazi, ’96 is an analyst, writer, lecturer and a senior Pakistan instructor on the AFPAK Regional Training Team at Booz, Allen & Hamilton, where she designs multiple courses on Islamic civilization and all-things-Pakistan for U.S. government analysts and officers.
The Mr. Homecoming Award is an honor bestowed upon a member of the Southwestern University faculty as a token of the affection and respect of former students. One student of Eric Selbin, professor of political science and University Scholar, who now considers Eric a friend and mentor, says he was and continues to be his champion and motivator.
Susannah Prucka ’03 is an assistant attorney general for the state of Maryland, and is known not only for her ambition, leadership and knowledge of the law, but also for bringing people together and making them feel comfortable. She has even organized a lunch group in her office that quickly became the “place to be” at noon.
Georgianne Hewett ’90 personified the phrase “Be Southwestern” long before it became popular among students and alumni. Her love of her alma mater was obvious in everything she did while a member of the Southwestern staff. A long time colleague of Georgianne’s wonders who knew that her hiring of another “Texas cheerleader type” (like herself) would prove to one of the best professional decisions she’s ever made and would have such an amazing impact on Southwestern’s alumni program.