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This Friday, December 3rd, the Sarofim School of Fine Arts is presenting the last Musicale of the semester! This recital features music students and the performances they have been developing throughout the semester. 


Join us in the Alma Thomas Theater this Friday at 3pm or watch the livestream here:

delivered by:Grace Sexton


Laser Tag Showdown

Join UPC for a night of laser tag and fun! Teams consist of up to 5 players. Individuals are welcome to sign up!

Free food for players and winners get a free cove meal!

delivered by:Jade Godoy


Candlelight Services – Today!

We have reached our seating capacity for both services. Please tune in to our livestream for the 6pm service. Click here to view the live stream.

Please join us today, December 2, 2021 for one of Southwestern’s longest annual traditions of Candlelight Service to celebrate Advent and the Christmas season. The Candlelight Worship Service is adapted from “An Advent Service of Lessons and Carols” in The United Methodist Church Book of Worship, and based on one developed in 1934 for the chapel of King’s College, Cambridge. The Season of Advent, which begins the Christian year, is the four weeks prior to the celebration of Christmas and marks the season of anticipation and preparation.

 A 106-year tradition at Southwestern, Candlelight is one of the highlights of the fall semester. This service of lessons and carols welcomes our community to the chapel for a time of worship and singing.

Alumni ministers and friends of the university will be reading the selected scripture readings, while our Southwestern Chorale will perform the hymns. The Reverend Dr. Christian Harrison ’73 will be providing the Ministry of Worship.

Additional readers include: Rev. Dr. Ronald Swain, Rev. John McMullen ’67, Rev. Anne Matthews ’73, Rev. Jessica Peterson ’08, Rev. Fred Winslow ‘70, and Dr. Susan Holley ‘73, P'04.

There will be limited overflow seating available in Olin 105. 

delivered by:Lisa DelaCruz


TODAY: Info Session for SCOPE! Check it out!

delivered by:Christine Vasquez


TODAY | Sociology Capstone Presentations

delivered by:Kelly Lessard


Thurs | Education Capstone

delivered by:Kelly Lessard


Comprehensive list of fall 2021 Capstone Presentations

delivered by:Kelly Lessard


SU Singers Concert

This FRIDAY at 12:30 p.m. in the Bishops Lounge our wonderful SU Singers will be showcasing their many beautiful pices they have been working on this semster! Feel free to stop by and cheer them on! 

delivered by:Katherine Lunam


Burglary/Theft Awareness

SU Community,

The holiday season is upon us and along with it comes increased burglary and theft. Here are some tips that may help you from becoming a victim this season.

* Keep your residence doors and windows locked. A lock can protect YOU and your property.

* When not home, close blinds or curtains.

* Record serial numbers, take photographs of valuable property.

* Always keep your vehicle locked and windows rolled up. Place valuables out of site.

* Park vehicles in well lit areas if possible.

* Never carry your Social Security card with you.

* Keep items with personal information in a safe place.

* Only shop on secure Web sites.

* Adopt a "need to know" policy about giving out your personal information to others.

* Report suspicious e-mails and internet scams to your local law enforcement agency.

* Shield your hand when using an ATM. Never carry your PIN with you.

* Shred old bills and statements that have personal information on them.

* Never respond to "spam".

* Be careful of online gaming and membership sites and how they use your information.

* Never provide personal information on social networking sites.


Thank you,

Chief Dunn

delivered by:Brad Dunn


Holiday Stamps

We have Christmas/Holiday stamps now available.  You can purchase them during our regular hours of Mon-Fri 8:00-4:00.  Thanks!

delivered by:Ed Bahr


CANDIDATE INTERVIEWS: Director of the Center for Career and Professional Development

Dear Colleagues and Students,

Next week, we will be bringing three candidates to campus to interview for the Director of the Center for Career & Professional Development position – on December 6, 9, and 10. We hope that you can join us for their visits.

The candidates are:

Monday, December 6 – Andrés Jaime

Thursday, December 9 – Cheryl Hicks

Friday, December 10 – Bertina Reed

If your schedule allows, please attend each or any of the candidates' presentations. The presentations will take place on the dates above at 12:30 p.m. in the Connie Ballroom. Cover letters and résumés will be shared with attendees. 

We have asked the candidates to present on the following topic: 

What is the expectation for a Center for Career and Professional Development at a liberal arts university and how would you lead a team to meet that expectation?

Following each interview, we will share a feedback survey on the candidate.

Please reach out if you have any questions. Thank you for your support in this exciting search!


Sarah Brackmann and Megan Frisque

Co-Chairs, Search Committee

delivered by:megan frisque


Thurs + Fri | Kinesiology Capstones

delivered by:Kelly Lessard


Thurs + Fri | Art History Capstones

delivered by:Kelly Lessard


Computer Science Job Talk

delivered by:Laura Polanco


Makerspaces - 3D Print • Audio • Video

The SU Makerspaces are available to all students, faculty and staff. Three separate studios are the main components of the SU Makerspaces:

3D Print Studio • Print and "polish" on the Ultimaker 3 Extended filament and/or the FormLabs Form 2 liquid resin printers.

Audio Studio • Record a podcast, interview, oral history or voice-over for videos.

Video Studio • Light and record video and/or pictures using the blue or green screen, interview set, or open form.

Check out the SU Makerspaces website for details about these resources and the processes to use the studios.

delivered by:Melanie Hoag


💰 Study Abroad Scholarship Opportunity - Summer & Fall 2022 Programs 💰

Thinking of studying abroad in Summer or Fall 2022?

Consider applying for the Fund for Education Abroad Scholarship!


FEA invests in deserving U.S. undergraduates who are least likely to study abroad. In reviewing applications, they consider financial need, demographic factors, and academic plan and preparedness to decide the scholarship recipients.


To be eligible for an FEA scholarship, you must be:

--U.S. citizen or permanent resident

--Currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S. 

--Study abroad program must be eligible for credit at the student’s home institution

--Study abroad program must be at least 4 weeks (28 days) in country/countries


The deadline to apply is January 12th, 2022 at 12:00pm noon (EST)

Questions? Contact the Office of Study Abroad at  

delivered by:Meaghan Bellande


Cat feeders needed for over the break

Do you want to feed the campus cats?

Cat Partners needs help feeding the cats during the break, when students are not on campus. We provide all the cat food, instructions, etc.

New to cat feeding? To become a new cat feeder, please email Debi Flummer, or Kelly Lessard,

Returning cat feeder - sign up to feed the campus cats here  You can sign up for one or all stations, one or more dates, cat feeding, or cat un-feeding

Here is a map of where the feeding stations are

See pictures of the cats here

Read the cat feeding instructions here

delivered by:Kelly Lessard


Club, Organization, and Extracurricular Notices

Support Cat Partners of SU!

Support the campus cats today by purchasing a t-shirt featuring SU's newest cat, Pumpkin! All funds go directly to the management of stray and feral cats on campus. Your support is truly appreciated!




Click here for access to the online store, which will close December 12, 2021. Shirts will be distributed on campus in the spring semester.




delivered by:Juliet Pridgen


Support Cat Partners of SU!

Support the campus cats today by purchasing a t-shirt featuring SU's newest cat, Pumpkin! All funds go directly to the management of stray and feral cats on campus. Your support is truly appreciated!

Click here for access to the online store, which will close December 12, 2021. Shirts will be distributed on campus in the spring semester.

delivered by:Juliet Pridgen