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Reception Honoring Richard Anderson


President Burger will be hosting a reception in the Bishops' Lounge in the McCombs Campus Center on Tuesday, September 23, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. to honor Richard Anderson for the profound and transformative impact he has made within and beyond the Southwestern University community over his 30+ years of committed service.  Although he will continue to serve as Senior Consultant to the President from mid-October through his official retirement date of January 15, 2015, we hope you will plan to attend this reception to honor and thank Richard his many years of contributions.



delivered by:frances schroeder


SU Social Media

Did you know that SU is on Pinterest? Or that there is a Facebook page for a dozen academic departments? Do you follow Southwestern on Instagram?Check out our full Southwestern Social Media Directory to connect, like, RT and #BeSouthwestern! Something missing? Register your organization/department social site and we'll add you to the list!

delivered by:Danielle Stapleton


OOFDA! "THE NORWEGIANS" Opens This Week, A Dark Comedy About Norwegian Hit Men!

Texas Premiere!

A strong, bitter comedy about women scorned in Minnesota and the really, really nice gangsters—Norwegian hit men—they hire to whack their ex-boyfriends. Olive is a transplant from Texas and Betty is a transplant from Kentucky, but neither of them was prepared for the Norwegian men they would fall in love with there: the practical, warm, thoughtful, destructive, evil, jilting kind. If you’re a hit man in Minnesota, 83% of your clients want to take out their ex (oofda!). Betty has referred Olive to Gus and Tor, a partnership in the whacking business. What Tor doesn’t know is that Gus has been sleeping with the clients. What Olive doesn’t know is that Gus is Betty’s ex, and she has already put out a hit on him with a Swiss firm. Can Betty call off the job in time to let Gus do his? Should she? (some adult language)

“Playfully dark comedy” – New York Times

Jones Theater
Sept 26-28 & Oct 2-5

SU students receive one complementary ticket, faculty and staff receive two complementary tickets. Visit the Box Office for complementary tickets.

To purchase additional tickets contact the Box Office at 512.863.1378 or visit

For details on the 2014-15 season click here

delivered by:Alena Garcia


2014 History Colloquium - A Special event to mark the centennial of World War I, with Dr. Jay Winter, Yale University


A special event to mark the centennial of World War I

Dr. Jay Winter, Yale University

How have the history & memory of WWI evolved over the past century?

There have been four generations of historical interpretation of the 1914-18 conflict.  The first spanned the interwar years; the second coincided with the 50th anniversary of the outbreak of the war; the third followed the Vietnam war, as a later instance of military disaster.  Now we are in the fourth, transnational, generation, composed of women and men who write from a global perspective and see the war as much bigger than the national boundaries of the nations engaged in it. For the foreseeable future, this transnational interpretation will frame our understanding of the first fully industrialized war which spanned the globe.

Please join us on Thursday, 9 October 2014

FW Olin Building, Room 110, 4:00pm

Sponsored by The Departments of History, Communications Studies, Art History, chinese, French, & German, International Studies, The Global Citizens Fund, and The Situating Place Paideia Cluster

delivered by:Kelly Lessard



Why Hello There Garden Fairies (I know all of you are secret gardeners at heart)!!!

The Su-Garden is making trips to the greencorn project on Sunday mornings in September. The greencorn project is an organization in Austin that takes teams on "dig-ins" in order to build and maintain gardens for disadvantaged communities. We would probably head out early in the morning, go to the dig-in and then later eat lunch. This is a rewarding volunteer opportunity as well as a chance for you to get to know your fellow Su gardeners, so don't miss out!

Thank you!

Ali Shipman

delivered by:alexandria shipman


National Hazing Prevention Week: Did You Know?

Did you know that since 1970 there has been at least one hazing related death on a college campus each year.  Help us put an end to hazing as we celebrate National Hazing Prevention Week, September 22-26.  Join us for one of our 4 events this week, come by the concourse table at lunch everyday this week, check out the information board in the concourse, or come to one of our special events!

Source: Hazing in View: College Students at Risk, University of Maine, 2008

delivered by:Jason Chapman


Club, Organization, and Extracurricular Notices

Friday Night Live: Found Footage Festival

What is the Found Footage Festival, you ask?  A comedian has found (unintentionally) funny old videos and comments on them as you watch (similar to Alamo Drafthouse’s Master Pancake). The Found Footage Festival has been featured on NPR, ABC World News, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and G4 TV’s Attack of the Show. It has been named a Critic’s Pick in dozens of publications, including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle and The Chicago Tribune.

Friday, September 26th at 10:00 pm in The Cove

delivered by:Rebecca Silverblatt


Are you talented? Audition for SU Showcase!

Do you have a talent to share with the SU community?  Come audition for the SU Showcase on Monday, September 29th... and encourage your talented friends to audition too!  All talents are welcome - singing, dancing, hoola-hooping, stand-up comedy, baton twirling - the possibilities are endless.  SU Showcase will be held as part of Friday Night Live on Friday, October 24th.

If you would like to audition, please fill out this form:  The deadline to sign up is Friday, September 26th at noon and we will respond with your audition time later that day.  Feel free to email Rebecca at with any questions.

delivered by:Rebecca Silverblatt


SU Bookstore 1 Day Flash Sale on Tuesday, September 23

Stop by the bookstore on Tuesday, September 23 for our 1-day only FLASH SALE and save 25% off all t-shirts, long sleeve t-shirts, tanks, and hats, excluding Nike.

delivered by:Laura Rivera


Arrrrr... you Jewish?

If you are, you are welcome to engage with the Jewish Student Association, which is there to make sure you feel at home at SU.  With the High Holy Days approaching, feel free to contact Michael Saenger (faculty in English), in Mood 206, if you'd like more information on how to connect with Jewish resources on campus and beyond.  L'Shanna Tova! (Happy Jewish New Year)

delivered by:Michael Saenger


Come eat at Mama Fu's TONIGHT

Come eat dinner TONIGHT at Mama Fu's and support Teach, an organization dedicated to making learning fun! Remember to mention SU Teach at the register, and some of the proceeds will come back to us so that we can put on fun events for you!

delivered by:sara hall


Physics Club Meeting This Afternoon

The Physics and Engineering Club will meet this afternoon at 5:00 in FJS 118. We'll be discussing social activities (bowling and paintball but probably not at the same time), projects that everyone might be interested in working on this year and traveling to some physics conferences. Come and join us and bring any ideas you've been wanting to work on.

Pizza will be provided and everyone is welcome.

delivered by:Steve Alexander


Community Service and Fund-Raising

Salvation Army Shoe-In needs you!

Help provide children from low-income families in GISD with new shoes! Saturday, September 27, shift times are 8a-12p, 12-4p, and cleanup at 4p. VOLUNTEER AGE CHANGE! The minimum age for volunteering for this event is now 19+. Click here to register

delivered by:kathryn reagan