Community-Engaged Learning Events

March 24th, 2018

The BIG Event

The BIG Event

The BIG Event is a national day of service on which the students, faculty, staff, and alumni of Southwestern University can give back to the city of Georgetown through volunteer work.

Date & Time

March 24 - 8:00am - 1:00pm

 

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  • Congratulations SMArTies
    SMArTeams celebrates its 20th semester at Southwestern

    SMArTeams, a partnership between Southwestern and the YMCA after school program, celebrated its 20th semester of programming where college students work one-on-one with a 3rd, 4th or 5th grader on a project of inquiry.

  • Congratulations SMArTies
    SMArTeams celebrates its 20th semester at Southwestern

    SMArTeams, a partnership between Southwestern and the YMCA after school program, celebrated its 20th semester of programming where college students work one-on-one with a 3rd, 4th or 5th grader on a project of inquiry.

  • Teresa Coble Sherwood ’77 (Photo by Lance Holt)
    Teresa Coble Sherwood ’77, Distinguished Humanitarian

    With her degree in psychology from Southwestern, Teresa Coble Sherwood ’77 has served for nearly 20 years as Director of Mission at First United Methodist Church Mansfield, where she has developed and overseen global mission and disaster response efforts around the world, as well as programs to respond to the needs of the local community.

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  • The Destination: Service program was one of three programs Southwestern included in its application for the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in the category of interfaith community service. This photo was taken on a 2013 Destination: Service trip to New Orleans.
    Making the President’s Honor Roll

    Southwestern has received national recognition for interfaith community service, the highest recognition of any school in Texas

  • STUDENTS

    The Big Event is day of service in March designed to help connect students, faculty, staff and the community through volunteer work at a wide range of local organizations. Check out the Storify to see a bit of the work almost 400 students completed on March 26, 2015.

  • COMMUNITY PARTNERS

    United Way of Williamson County selected Southwestern University as it’s Volunteer Partner of the Year. Some United Way agencies that Southwestern students have volunteered at include the Literacy Council, Meals on Wheels, Hope Alliance and the Annunciation Maternity Home

  • FACULTY

    The new Community-Engaged Learning Fellows program fosters connections between the classroom and community. We work with faculty to develop projects that result in desired learning outcomes & meaningful partnerships with community organizations.