Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives

Brown Symposium

Associated Events

Health Fair

The Global Health Paideia Cluster, in coordination with Southwestern's Health Services and Office of Civic Engagement, will be hosting a health fair as part of this years Brown Symposium. We have invited a number of local health care organizations and non-profits to share information with the Southwestern Community on a variety of topics concerning physical, emotional, and mental health. The presenters will include massage therapists, counselors, sleep specialists, and general physicians. Attending the health fair will also be health related non-profits providing individuals with volunteer opportunities in the Williamson county area.

Empty Bowls Project

The Southwestern University Art & Art History Department, with the help of ceramics students, Art Association, and the Paideia Program, will be hosting its annual Empty Bowls Project in conjunction with Brown Symposium 2014.Empty Bowls is a fundraising project used throughout the U.S. and internationally to raise awareness of the lack of access many people have to vital resources like food and housing.

For a donation of $10 to $15, handmade ceramic bowls, along with a serving of soup and bread, will be offered to our guests. The money raised will go to one of Georgetown’s food assistance projects. Guests are asked to keep their emptybowl as a reminder that every day throughout the world, and here in our local community, there are people who do not have the food and other resources that they need.

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The SU Empty Bowls event will take place at noon on February 7 in the Bishops Lounge. Donations: $10 for students with a valid ID and $15 for non-students.