As this semester comes to a close, I wish the entire Southwestern University community a wonderful winter vacation filled with laughter, friends, family, and plenty of holiday joy. In that spirit, some students wish to share a sweet recipe for joy that certainly has pirate appeal. Enjoy… 

I am grateful for all that we have accomplished this year through thoughtful dedication and engaged collaboration. Now, as a new year approaches, I look forward to 2018 with excitement and optimism about our future together. Happy holidays to you and your family, and warmest wishes for a meaningful and uplifting new year.

Edward B. Burger
President and Professor