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SU Shuttle on 10/2

The SU Shuttle makes stops at both HEB and Wolf Ranch.  All SU students can ride along for free.

 This weekend's SU Shuttle is scheduled for Sunday the 2nd of October from 3-5pm.


No advance reservations are necessary. Just bring your cell phone and show up behind the McCombs Center (near The Cove patio) between 2:55-3:45pm on a designated shuttle day. The first Shuttle departs each scheduled day at 3pm. Subsequent pickups (riders must be present by 3:45pm!) will only occur if necessary. 

The entire Fall Semester schedule appears on the SU Shuttle web page - 

Please direct any questions to Student Activities at (512)-863-1345 or

delivered by:Allison Grahl


Upward Bound needs Physics Tutors

Upward Bound is looking for tutors to help high school students with Physics. Tutors must be juniors or seniors. Tutoring times are Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM. This position pays $10/hour. Interested applicants must send a resume to Lee Dsouza at

delivered by:Leonie Dsouza


eiréné this week - discussion on a scene from gabriel: a polemic

The campus community is invited to experience the current play "Gabriel: A Polemic" in an interactive way this week at eiréné. The cast will be performing a scene from the play and those gathered will have an opportunity to reflect and think about questions raised during the scene. More information on the play can be found here. The show is playing through this weekend. 

Eiréné is a conversation guided by curiosity and is a place to discuss spiritual ideas while embracing our diversity of beliefs, backgrounds and worldviews. Join us this Thursday at 11:30am in the chapel for coffee, community, and conversation! 

delivered by:Megan Danner


S.A.F.E. Green Fund Pre-proposals deadline

Dear Campus community, 

This is a just a gentle reminder that the deadline for submission of pre-proposals for this semester's Green fund grants is Friday October 7th at midnight.  Please contact any of the Sustainability committee (Amanda Blanchard, Keara Hudler, Shorty Schwartz, Taylor Kidd, Sarah Brackman, Josh Long, Anwar Sounny-Slitine) for more information.

delivered by:John Ore


Interdisciplinary Film Festival

Tonight's film is from Argentina.

Based on the actual events of a 1994 bombing in Buenos Aires, God’s Slave follows Ahmed, trained since childhood as an Islamic terrorist now assigned to execute a suicide bomb at a synagogue; and David, the cold-blooded Israeli special agent who will stop at nothing to prevent the attack.But neither man is defined solely by their extremist views. Ahmed, posing as a doctor, lives happily with his wife and young son; though David’s marriage is on the rocks, he remains devoted to his wife and daughter. With time running out before the attack, David zeros in on Ahmed as a suspect, his investigation culminating in violent, if unexpected, consequences.

Despite the fact that 20 years have passed after the attack, God’s Slave couldn’t be more current with news of the “death” of Alberto Nisman, the Argentine federal prosecutor who had been investigating the case for ten years. Four days prior, he had accused the President of Argentina, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner,of covering up and protecting the perpetrators of the bombing in exchange for Iranian oil.

Here is the trailer.

7:00PM in Olin 105.

Professor Banafsheh Madaninejad will present the movie and lead a discussion afterwards.

delivered by:Susie Bullock


McMichael Fund Applications - First submission deadline is Fri, Sept 30th

The McMichael Student Experience Enrichment Fund (MSEEF) program encourages SU students to participate in experiences that will encourage their development as bright, moral and courageous leaders concerned with the betterment of society. MSEEF funds to defray the direct costs of such experiences should also enhance the lives of others in the SU community. Most experiences will involve travel or activities that will enable the student recipient to share the learning from the endeavor with others on campus, thus enriching student life as a whole.

The first submission deadline for the 2016-17 year is: 12noon on Friday, September 30th.

Applications should be received a minimum of six weeks before funding (generally participation fees or travel disbursements) is needed. Please plan to submit your application prior to the appropriate deadline for fullest consideration.

The MSEEF Application can be found here -

For more information, please reply to this message or call Derek Timourian, Associate Dean for Student Life, at 512-863-1665

delivered by:Derek Timourian


Club, Organization, and Extracurricular Notices

Two Weeks Left To Apply for Green Fund!

The Green S.A.F.E. Grant (also called the Green Fund) is open to applications! This money is available for student projects that contribute to sustainability at Southwestern - this includes environmental, social, and/or economic sustainability.

The pre-application is due October 7th, and the full application by November 11th.

Find out more about the grant

Link to the online pre-application

delivered by:Anja Thomsen


German Club Meeting!

German Club meets today at 4:30PM in the Olin lobby!

delivered by:Anja Thomsen


SEAK Meeting Tonight!

SEAK meets tonight at 8:00 in Mood-Bridwell's Environmental Lounge!

delivered by:Anja Thomsen


Drunk Driving Simulation - Next Week!


Drop by the Bishops Lounge next week to learn more about the dangers of drinking and driving. Experience the dangers first hand with a drunk driving simulator from Baylor Scott and White, and pick up more information about what you can do to stop yourself and your friends from drinking and driving in the future. 

delivered by:Kelli Becerra


Free Compost Bins!

The Community Garden will be handing out compost bins in the McCombs lounge TODAY from 11:30-1pm!

If you'd like to check out your own resuable compost bin for your dorm or off-campus housing, please stop by! 

As a reminder, garden sessions this week are M/W 6-8pm, FriSat 9-11am! 

delivered by:Anne Brown


Active Minds Meeting

The first meeting for the official SU chapter of Active Minds will be this Thursday in Olin room 222 at 6pm.


What is Active Minds?

Active Minds is the only organization working to utilize the student voice to change the conversation about mental health on college campuses. By developing and supporting chapters of a student-run mental health awareness, education, and advocacy group on campuses, the organization works to increase students’ awareness of mental health issues, provide information and resources regarding mental health and mental illness, encourage students to seek help as soon as it is needed, and serve as liaison between students and the mental health community.

We hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the chapter president, Christine Nguyen at!

delivered by:Jenna Griffis


Thursday Niight Tailgate Dinner

Tailgate Night


Please come join us for Tailgate Night in the Commons on Thursday, September 29th. Dinner will be served from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. The menu for the evening will consist of Your Favorite Stadium Items.

delivered by:cynthia moody


Community Service and Fund-Raising

OCEL Weekly Newsletter

Want information about how to get involved in the community? Check out the weekly newsletter from the Office of Community-Engaged Learning (OCEL)! 

delivered by:Aimee Slagle