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McMichael Fund Applications - Next submission date is Fri, Nov 7th

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 next submission deadline for the 2014-15 year is: 12noon on Friday, November 7th.

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. For more information and/or to request a 2014-15 MSEEF Application packet, reply to this message or phone Derek Timourian at 512-863-1665

delivered by:Derek Timourian


English Department Interest Meeting THURSDAY

Come to Mood-Bridwell 343 on Thursday, October 23 from 4-5 p.m. to meet with English Department faculty and fellow literary types to talk about next semester's courses, the major, the minor, and all things to do with English language, literature, and film! Pizza and soft drinks will be served!

delivered by:Jim Kilfoyle


Soc/Anth Interest Session --- FREE PIZZA

delivered by:Kelly Lessard


History Pre-Registration Event - FREE SUSHI

delivered by:Kelly Lessard


Club, Organization, and Extracurricular Notices

Friday Night Live: SU Showcase

This week's Friday Night Live features... your friends!  SU Showcase is a tradition that highlights the talents of Southwestern students.

Fall 2014 performers include:

  • Akhil Rao (comedy)

  • Garrett Banister and Paul Glasheen (singing and piano)

  • Kenny Klinglesmith and Mason Carmichael (singing and guitar)

  • Maddie Straup and Caroline Haywood (singing and guitar)

    Friday, October 24th at 10:00 pm in The Cove 

delivered by:Rebecca Silverblatt


TODAY: Guided meditation

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


Come 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


Save the World with the Food You Choose to Eat!!!

Did you know that animal agriculture is responsible for more green house gases than all forms of transportation in the world combined!?! One of the aspects of SEAK's Food4Thought campaign is to raise awareness of how our overconsumption of meat is hurting animals and the environment. Therefore, we are trying to gain student's support for a Meatless Monday campaign. However, this campaign is just trying to REDUCE people's meat-intake by making the entree line meatless, but still having meat served everywhere else in the commons like usual (burgers, pizza, etc.). So meat will still be available for those who do not want to participate. If you support this campaign please sign our petition below, so that we can encourage the Commons to
initiate it! Thank you all!


Amanda Blanchard


SEAK Secretary





delivered by:Amanda Blanchard




Come one, come all the the semesterly Fall Festival put on by Students for Environmental Activism and Knowledge!

We want to encourage everyone to close their laptops, turn off their televisions, put their messenger settings to "busy" and come on outside to have some (almost) carbon neutral fun.

We'll have fun activities such as...

  • OUTDOOR TWISTER! (don't know what it is? Come check it out!)






So come outside Thursday from 5-7 P.M. on the mall and partake in the festive fun!

delivered by:Chelsea Allen


Black & Gold Pirate Jerseys For Sale!!

Order a Black or Gold Pirate Jersey for $15 by 5pm Friday Oct. 24!

Visit the following link for more information!


Methods of payment include: Pirate card, credit card, check or cash

Jerseys will be available to pick up:

- In the SIRA office Friday, November 7

- At the Homecoming football game on Saturday, November 8

- Mailed to your address for an additional charge

delivered by:Linsay Biggers


FCA Wednesday @9:00PM in Howry!

FCA Wednesday @9:00PM in the Howry Center. Come ready to worship and split into small groups to learn more about Jesus!

delivered by:McKamie Place


SU Bookstore Sale Today

Stop by the bookstore today, Wednesday, October 22 and save 25% off all hooded sweatshirts, sweatpants, and blankets.

delivered by: laura rivera <>

delivered by:Laura Rivera


"The Danger of a Single Story"

EBONY presents..."The Danger of a Single Story". Often times differences get clumped into a catageory known as "the other", drowning so many stories and perspectives in the process. This week long event is a celebration of diversiy within diversity! 

Monday Oct. 20th-"Like You've Never Danced Before". Watch variations of traditional African based dances and music by a West African dance comanpy.Bishops Lounge @7pm

Wednesday Oct. 22-"Social Justice Today" -Hear two talks "Trigger Words" & "Hungry for Change: Food/Foodways as a Social Justice Project" in Prothro 1st floor from 5pm-6pm

Thursday Oct. 23rd-SU's Global Mulitcultural Fair  Learn about other nations, tribes, and ethnic groups of some SU students while enjoying tasty treats in Bishops Lounge from 12pm-1:30pm

Friday Oct. 24th- "Unspoken Words" Hear charasmatic student spoken word artists in Moodbirdwell from 4pm-5pm

Bring a friend & hope to see you at some of our great events! 

delivered by:nyokabi kamau


Zombie Week is coming....

Come play the awesome campus-wide game of Zombies vs Humans! We will spend next week dodging, hiding and eating brains all to raise money for The Nest, a nonprofit serving homeless youth in Georgetown. 

Sign up in the Commons Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at the APO table. 

delivered by:marianne brown


The Daily Kitten - Day 2

Join the student organization that takes care of the feral cats!

Cat Partners of SU invites you to be added to their mailing list.  Send an email to for more information.

I am up for adoption!

delivered by:Kelly Lessard


CSA's Autumn Gathering (Pumpkins, Food, and Friends!)

Hello everyone! Catholic Student Association is having a little get-together of pumpkin decorating/carving and, of course, free food on Saturday, October 25th at 5pm before Mass-On-Campus later that day. It will be in the Chapel Courtyard. Catholics and Non-Catholics alike are welcome! Looking forward to seeing you there!

delivered by:Patrick Light



Why Hello there my art fiends!

Art Association is having their annual Halloween exhibition! So if you have art work you would like to submit please contact the Art Association President, Alia Tamez!!! She can give you the 411 on deadlines, and her email address is We accept all art forms, mediums, and concepts (It does not have to be Halloween themed)! So give us what you got, or the ghost of Korouva might come and haunt you (He's always watching)!

Thank you!


delivered by:alexandria shipman


Listen Up!

Everyone's got their trigger words whether we are aware of them or not. And how about food as an engine for social justice change? Come hear more about these topics on Wednesday Oct.22nd from 5pm-6pm in Prothro 1st floor. Dr. Fauvel will present her talk "Trigger Words" and Dr. Underwood will finish with her talk "Hungry for Change: Food/Foodways as a Social Justice Project". This is day 2 of EBONY's weeklong event "The Danger of a Single Story". 

You won't regret it! 

delivered by:nyokabi kamau


Diwali Celebration!

Hey everyone!

Asian Student Association will be having a celebration for Diwali, the holiday of lights, this Friday! It will be in the McCombs ballrooms from 6-7pm and there will be free Indian snacks, free henna tattoos, and a performance. We will also be chalking rangoli designs outside too! We hope to see you there!

delivered by:Vanna Tran


Community Service and Fund-Raising

Do you like chess? Kids?

If you like chess and kids, Williams Elementary is looking for a volunteer coach.  I'm currently coaching the 4th grade chessmasters, so I'm happy to help you get connected and set up.  Just email me if you're interested.

delivered by:Michael Saenger