A new memorandum of understanding outlines opportunities for collaboration that will support students while building the capacity of area nonprofits.
Communication studies and political science double major Laura Rativa ’20 reflects on SU’s role in nurturing her lifelong dedication to servant–leadership.
We are happy to announce that in Breakaway’s 2018 T-Shirt of the Year Contest, they chose Spring Breakaway’s design! Southwestern’s t-shirt design was awarded based on our story, inspiration, and design process for the shirt.
The Newman Civic Fellowship “recognizes and supports community-committed students who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country.”
As the campus leader of the Southwestern University Up to Us team, I had the opportunity to travel to Oakland to participate in the winter training session. Going into the weekend, I knew the purpose of the session was to prepare each team leader, but I did not know how they would achieve this.
During the spring semester of my senior year, I took the community-engaged learning course “Survey of Exceptionalities” with Dr. Alicia Moore, which examined special education, the stigmas that surround it, and the policy that influences it. Students got to choose the location that they wanted to volunteer with. Most chose to be in a special education classroom within local elementary schools, but I chose to spend my time with the citizens of BiG: Brookwood in Georgetown, “a community where adults with intellectual challenges are celebrated and empowered by engaging their talents in meaningful work.”
The Global Engagement Hall, or as students refer to it “The GEH,” is a community of sophomores, soon to be open to all upper-classmen, that helps students get the most out of their Southwestern experience.
As Hurricane Harvey moves through TX’s gulf coast, many are looking for ways to help. As you move toward action-oriented response to this natural disaster, please consider these tips to make well-informed, responsible decisions.
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.
Community Engaged Learning Teaching Assistants are students who support the civic engagement pedagogy that is strongly applied at Southwestern by supporting a faculty member involved in community engaged learning.
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.
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
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.
Jenna Gaska was interested in studying both natural science and the humanities in college; as a double major in biology and classics at Southwestern, she was able to do just that. She also had two research internships and became involved in a number of campus organizations, such as Circle K International.
Cohort’s focus is to promote diversity, while exploring how festive forms in America look and what they do for the communities who celebrate them.
Interested in making a difference in the lives of local youth? The YMCA of Greater Williamson County is looking for creative, positive, and energetic people interested in developing and/or leading activities during their Afterschool Programs.
Apply now for the Fifth Annual J. Charles Merrill Peace & Justice Scholarship. Open to upperclassmen who have a demonstrated interest in activities that promote peace and justice.
The Georgetown Project , a local nonprofit that coordinates initiatives to improve the lives of Georgetown’s children and youth, is hiring two interns.
January 21, 2013. “Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve.” - MLK, Jr.
Take time on the National Day of Service to remember the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by helping to make your community a better place to live and work.
Are you pre-law? Interested in becoming a social worker? Or maybe you simply want to work with Georgetown’s abused and/or neglected children? Serve as a CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocate.