At the heart of Southwestern’s Environmental Studies program lies a list of provocative and urgent questions that students will be challenged to investigate.
What is humankind’s relationship to its environment?
How do natural systems operate?
What are some of today’s most pressing environmental issues?
How do we address the complicated issue of environmental justice?
What are key environmental issues on the Southwestern campus and in Central Texas?
From these starting points, environmental studies students will begin an examination of the world around them that will continue through their time at Southwestern and into their lives beyond the classroom.
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Southwestern University has earned a 2019 Tree Campus USA recognition for its contributions to urban forest conservation.READ FULL STORY
This lost pet cat was found by Physical Plant employees, trapped by Cat Partners, and taken to the Georgetown City Animal Shelter today. The kitty was hanging out behind Physical Plant, by the SU Garden. The kitty was very hungry and appeared friendly, but fearful. A big thanks to one of the night custodians, Amelia, who reported the kitty to Kelly Lessard , Advisor to Cat Partners. Kelly was able to trap the kitty and take it to the shelter. The shelter scanned for a microchip, and will be contacting the registered owner.READ FULL STORY