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Official University News and Notices

Chaplain/Director of Religious and Spiritual Life Search

The campus community is invited to attend a presentation by Rev. Megan Davidson, a candidate for the position of Chaplain and Director of Spiritual and Religious Life, on Tuesday, September 2 at 12:00 in the Lynda McCombs Ballroom. Rev. Davidson will be addressing the role of a Chaplain/Director at an undergraduate liberal arts institution. You are welcome to bring your lunch. There will be time for questions following her presentation. Please contact me if you have any questions.

delivered by:Laura Hobgood-Oster


Tuesday Night Worship in The Chapel

Tuesday Night Worship kicks off at 9:00pm every week.
This time of music and prayer is open to all in our campus community as a chance to connect and praise with others.

If you are a contemporary musician or vocalist, this is an awesome opportunity to serve on campus.
You can email for more infomation or to volunteer as a musician or greeter.

delivered by:User Spiritual and Religious Life



All offices on campus will be CLOSED on Tuesday, September 2nd, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. while faculty and staff members attend a meeting.

NOTE:  All services will be suspended during this time period.

delivered by:Norma Gaines


Fiscal Budget Awareness Session & Yellow Book

On Tuesday, September 2nd, President Burger will be holding a Fiscal Budget Awareness session for all interested faculty and staff. 

After the meeting, the Counseling Staff will be handing out a yellow book that addresses how to provide: Help for Sexual Assault/Sexual Misconduct. All staff members are encouraged to pick up a book. Faculty members should have already received a copy of this book. If you did not receive a book, please stop by to pick up a copy. Counseling Staff members will be located at each Alma Thomas Theater Exit. 

delivered by:Betsy Naylor


This Week on The SU Football Show at Burger University

Get a position-by-position preview of this year's team this Wednesday night on The Southwestern Football Show with Coach Joe Austin.

Be a part of the live audience at Burger University on Austin Ave. in Georgetown. Show time is 8 PM. 

Come and enjoy everything that Burger University has to offer:

  • Extended hours to 10 PM

  • Happy Hour 6 to 9 PM (all bottled beer $2.00) 

  • Featured burger is "The Linebacker"- 1/3 lb fresh beef patty on Texas Toast with cheddar & swiss cheese, grilled onions, thick cut bacon, and topped with a fried egg- $8.49.

  • Dinner special- buy any "Major" (1/3 lb burger) and any "Minor" (fries, onion rings, sweet potato fries, or fried pickles) and get a FREE fountain drink .

  • Always Available- "Freshman Meals" starting a $5.99. 

  • Learn more at

Can't be there in person? Watch the show live or on-demand at

This week's guest: Dr. Glada Munt, Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics at Southwestern.

delivered by:joe austin


Alive Mental Health Fair

On Tuesday, September, 9th the Alive Mental Health Fair and Suicide Prevention Tour are coming to Southwestern University! 

Don't miss this great opportunity to participate in the fair and qualify for FREE PRIZES! Participants must go through the fair to quality for the drawings. Prizes include: PostSecret Books, Tour Tee Shirts, MP3 Players, Thumb Drives, Bluetooth Head-phones and more! 

Stop by the Bishops Lounge from10am-2pm to visit the Alive Mental Health Fair featuring: Graffiti Art Making: spray, write, or draw what inspires you. Post a secret: share your secret on a postcard. Fact or Fiction: learn about the warning signs of suicide. Brain Exhibit: Check out brain scans to view healthy brains compared with brains affected by disorders.

To learn more, check out the documentaries and keynote speeches in the Connie McCombs Ballroom:

11:30 am: A Reason to Live Documentary 

1:00 pm: Bullied Documentary

2:30 pm and 7:00 pm: QPR Training - "Lean how to Question, Persuade, and Refer someone suicidal to get help" and Keynote Presentation by 1-800-SUICIDE founder, H. Reese Butler II.

For more information: contact Betsy Naylor at or 512-863-1252. 

delivered by:Betsy Naylor


Extraordinary Students Needed

Do you enjoy making a difference? Do you like working with high school students? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you should join the Upward Bound family! We are currently looking for students of all majors to help tutor our high school scholars. Tutors will be scheduled to volunteer atleast once a week for our tutoring sessions on either a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from 4:00pm to 5:30pm at our office. 
















If you are interested or know someone who would be a great tutor, then please eTmail me at or call (512) 863-1174.

delivered by:Veronica Luna


Club, Organization, and Extracurricular Notices

TOMORROW: Guided meditation

Every Wednesday at the Office of Health & Counseling we are having a time of guided meditation.

Anyone is welcome to join us each Wednesday from 12:20pm to 1pm for some focused relaxation, meditation, progressive muscles relaxation and/or guided imagery.

Regular meditation is consistently shown to be related to lowered anxiety, increased productivity, and increased self-acceptance.

There is no sign-up, just show up and do something good for yourself!

delivered by:Kylin Lee


FNL: Sierra DeMulder

This week's Friday Night Live will feature spoken word artist Sierra DeMulder.  Sierra is a two-time National Poetry Slam champion and was named Best Female Poet at CUPSI 2009.  She has also published two books of poetry.

Friday, September 5th

9:30 pm

The Cove


delivered by:Rebecca Silverblatt


How do I get my free football game ticket this year?

Football Game Tickets

Each student gets 1 free ticket, each faculty/staff member receives two free tickets to each of the 5 home games. To print your ticket, please visit and follow these instructions.

1. Login in by clicking “Login” in the dark grey bar and then clicking on “Southwestern University Community” and “Southwestern University Community Login”

2. Enter in your SUeID and Password and click “Login”

3. Click on “2014 Football Season” to bring up the schedule and select the upcoming game.

4. Select 1 “Southwestern Student” ticket or "Faculty/Staff" from the dropdown menu, then click “Select Seats”

5. Click in any grey “General Admission” section

6. When cart page appears, Order Total will be $0.00, click “Checkout”

7. Click “Checkout” again on the next page to be able to print your tickets.

If you have any questions, please contact Susan Leavell or call 512-863-1381 or Megan Hardin at or x1254.

delivered by:Megan Hardin


Interested in Running for Student Congress? Look here for info!

If you are interested in running for a position in Student Congress you must email Hunter Jurgens, Parliamentarian, at . Send him the following information:

  1. What position you are running for. (See list below)

  2. 100 word or less description as to why you want to be in Congress





We look forward to seeing emerging leaders run! 


Class representatives: 

(4) first-years

(2) sophomores

(2) juniors

(2) seniors


Housing representatives :

(1) East Side 

(4) West Side

(2) off-campus

delivered by:Marisa Sanchez


Animal Behavior Society Meeting!

The first Animal Behavior Society meeting will be on Wednesday,  September 3rd at 6:30pm after the organization fair. We will meet In the lobby of Olin.

See you there!!

delivered by:Katelyn Kimble


First H.E.A.T. meeting of the year this Thursday in Olin 110 at 8:00pm!

The Human, Environment, Animal Team (H.E.A.T.) of Southwestern University will be having their first meeting this week in Olin 105 at 8:00pm. Stop by and see what our service organization is all about. 

If you have any questions feel free to contact Clem Banaszak-Holl at or (734) 945-7099.

delivered by:Clement Banaszak-Holl


Community Service and Fund-Raising

Roll up your sleeve for our Fall Blood Drive

The gentlemen of Kappa Alpha and the Central Texas Blood and Tissue Center invite you to save 2 lives with your fall blood donation.  The blood donation bus will come to our campus on Tuesday, September 9th from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.  The bus will be parked in the Finch parking lot behind the Chapel.

All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to sign up for a donation time at

New donors should create an account so that annual donations can be recorded and points can be earned.  Donations typically take 30 min and all donors should bring a photo id with them at the time of donation.

delivered by:Christine Bowman