• 2017 President's Thinking Symposium

Southwestern President and Professor Edward Burger announced today the guest speakers he will host as part of his experimental course, “Effective Thinking Through Creative Puzzle-Solving.” Guests will describe the “puzzles” of their professional lives, the practices of mind they use to resolve them, and lead thought-provoking conversations on the meaningful and life-changing experiences that have shaped their lives. The symposium will take place in the F.W. Olin Building, Room 110. It is free and open to the public.

OCTOBER 27. 1:30 P.M.

Creative power couple—One is a producer at Dreamworks Animation and the other is a Senior Creative Design Lead (imagineer) with Walt Disney Parks.

OCTOBER 30, 7:00 P.M.

Superintendent at an International Oil and Gas Company, chemical and petroleum engineer, and global energy and business manager with interests in environmental sciences.

NOVEMBER 3, 1:30 P.M.

President & Founder of EarthX (the largest Earth Day in the US), also President of the Crow Family Foundation, which manages The Trammell & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art.

NOVEMBER 10, 1:30 P.M.

Former Lieutenant Governor of Texas, served as speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, as well as a United States representative to several NATO and United Nations Conferences.

NOVEMBER 17, 1:30 P.M.

Partner at the Law Firm of Reed Smith, Director for the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and Commissioner of the Texas State Commission on Judicial Conduct.

DECEMBER 1, 1:30 P.M.

Vice President of Public Affairs, Diversity & Environmental Affairs at the H-E-B Company as well as a member of many boards including the March of Dimes’ Texas Executive Committee.

Southwestern University

Southwestern is a selective, nationally recognized undergraduate liberal arts and sciences university located in Georgetown, Texas. Established in 1840, it is the first institution of higher learning in Texas. Southwestern’s residential campus offers a true liberal arts education with small classes and numerous collaborative undergraduate research opportunities. Its academic offerings include Paideia, an innovative and interdisciplinary approach to study, and close faculty-student collaboration. Students volunteer in the community at more than twice the national average and our scholar-athletes compete on one of 20 NCAA Division III varsity teams. For more information, visit www.southwestern.edu.