Interdisciplinary, Integrative & Intentional
Southwestern provides an educational experience that is interdisciplinary, integrative and intentional. We have chosen to call this approach to education “Paideia,” a word the ancient Greeks applied to an approach to education that was holistic in its scope and that prepared students for a life of productive citizenry.
Award is presented at Commencement every two years
Text of the speech delivered by 2014 student commencement speaker Sarah Puffer
Senior English major Katie McLaughlin was selected to be the Phi Beta Kappa speaker at the 2014 commencement ceremony. Here is the text of her speech, which was titled “Academic Self”