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Official University News and Notices

Building Hours Corbin J. Robertson Center Orientation Week

Monday (8/19)

11 a.m.-7 p.m.


Tuesday (8/20), Wednesday (8/21) Thursday (8/22) 

11 a.m.-11 p.m.


Friday (8/23)

11 a.m.-5 p.m.


Saturday (8/24) 



Sunday (8/25)

1-11 p.m.

delivered by:nekisha quinney


LiveWhale Calendar Training

On Friday, August 22, Southwestern's Web Management Team will be conducting open - no RSVP, just show up when you like - training sessions on the LiveWhale Events module that populates the Southwestern Calendar. These trainings will take place in the Prothro Center for Lifelong Learning, Room 147 (the classroom with the outdoor entrance, Olin side). We will conduct trainings of 45 minutes to 1 hour at the following times:


  • 1pm-1:45pm Prothro Center, Room 147

  • 2pm-2:45pm Prothro Center, Room 147

  • 3pm-3:45pm Prothro Center, Room 147

  • 4pm-4:45pm Prothro Center, Room 147


If you are responsible for promoting events in your department or office or just want to see how the Events module works, please plan on attending one of these open sessions. If none of these times work for you, we can schedule individual or group trainings anytime between now and the start of school (or at your convenience).


In this training session, we will demonstrate the LiveWhale Events module and train you to build an event. At the end of the session - if you are a current LiveWhale user - you will be given access to the Events module so you can create and publicize your own events on the Southwestern Calendar.


If you have questions or comments, please contact John and Danielle at

delivered by:John Kotarski


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 email me at or call (512) 863-1174.

delivered by:Veronica Luna


Wind Ensemble needs CLARINETS and TRUMPETS

As odd as this may seem, we are low on CLARINETS and TRUMPETS in the SU Wind Ensemble.

If you're a clarinetist or trumpeter - student or faculty or community member - and wish to join the ensemble, please email me ASAP, unless you play like this:

Note: Students will receive ACADEMIC credit toward their FAP requirement for participating in this course.


Lois Ferrari

delivered by:Lois Ferrari


Club, Organization, and Extracurricular Notices

Pirates for Pride: Meet and Greet. Today!

Pirates for Pride (Formerly SU Allies) invites First Year, Transfer and established members to the Sharon Lord Caskey Community Center (Number 36 on your orientation map!) for games,icebreakers and snacks Friday August 22nd at 7pm to 8 pm. Pirates for Pride is Southwestern University LGBTQIAP/MOGII Student Organization. Our main objective is to foster a visible, tangible support group for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer/questioning, intersex, asexual & pansexual community and it's allies. Meet the new officers and network with other new and current members. Hope to see you there. 


Peace, Love and Unicorns

--Jordan Curtis

The Other Jordan

Finance and Logistics Chair

delivered by:Jordan Curtis


***LAST CHANCE** Be a Wendy Davis Fellow this fall!



It is not very often that an opportunity to change the tides of history presents itself. That is why the upcoming gubernatorial election matters, and you can be a part of the movement this fall to help us elect a governor that believes that where you start should never determine how far you can go! Apply to be a part of the fall fellowship program, and help construct a Texas we can all be proud of.




Wendy Davis Fall Fellows are a crucial part of the campaign’s field program. The goal of the fellowship is to train a new generation of organizers and leaders to help contact voters, recruit volunteers, and help build neighborhood teams that will help turn out the vote in November. Fall Fellows work directly with field organizers to plan and participate in phone banks, blockwalks, voter registration drives, and team planning meetings. Fall Fellows will work with their region to help organize and execute the regional Get-Out-The-Vote (GOTV) training for volunteer leaders in November. They will also play an essential role in the execution of the four-day GOTV effort leading into Election Day.  


Fall Fellows must be committed to building an energetic volunteer infrastructure to elect Wendy Davis. Fellows must also show willingness to learn new organizing skills and tools to help build and support the field program. Fellows must enjoy working in diverse teams, taking initiative, being solution-oriented, and having a great passion for volunteer-driven community organizing. Fellows are expected to actively participate in phone banks, blockwalks, voter registration drives, and/or volunteer-led meetings. In October and November, Fellows are expected to help with the Early Vote in Person and GOTV programs.        


Candidates should submit an online application. Ideal applicants will be invited for an interview. As part of the application process, applicants may be asked to participate in a volunteer action event such as a phone bank, blockwalk, and/or neighborhood team meeting. All accepted Fellows are expected to attend a regional training on Saturday, September 6th.



August 2nd--------------- Application opens

August 23rd--------------Application closes

September 6th-------------Kick-off training

October 14th---------------Regional GOTV training

November 6th--------------Program Ends



Contact the field organizer for Georgetown Kristen Henderson,, or at (512) 586-8204.

You can also talk with me, Chelsea Allen, about my experience as a fellow, as well as upcoming events on and around campus if you wish to participate but can't commit to a fellowship., or

delivered by:Chelsea Allen



As you may know, you CANNOT recycle plastic bags in the blue recycling bins on campus. However, SEAK will recycle them for you! You can drop off your plastic bags in the desginated black bin that is located on the first floor of Mood-Bridwell in the Enviornmental Lounge (past the computer labs).

You can also put plastic film, six-pack rings, newspaper bags, dry cleaning bags, and ziploc style bags in this desiginated bin. These items are the only place on campus where they can be properly recycled. Please do not put them in the common blue recycling bins. Thanks!

Amanda Blanchard

SEAK Secretary

Students for Enviornmental Activism and Knowledge

delivered by:Amanda Blanchard


FNL: Erik Rivera

The kick-off FNL of the year is on Friday, August 22nd and will feature Erik Rivera.  Erik has made many television appearances, including on “The Tonight Show”, Comedy Central, MTV Tr3s, TV Guide, and NUVO TV’s Latino 101.  He also performs regularly at popular LA and NY comedy clubs.

9:00 pm

The Cove



delivered by:Rebecca Silverblatt


Cinematic Saturday: Maleficent

The kick-off Cinematic Saturday is this Saturday, August 23rd and we will be showing Maleficent!

8:00 pm

The Cove

Free popcorn!

delivered by:Rebecca Silverblatt


Feral kittens on campus

We have kittens at SU! There are four (or more) kittens -- some grey, others grey and white, or black and white.  

We have determined where they are living --- under Fondren-Jones.  There is a hole in the foundation next to the right side of the ramp.  The bushes almost cover it, and there is an electrical box next to it.  Cool air come from the hole -- so we know they are keeping cool!  

SU Animal Alliance, a student organization, is planning to trap the Mama and kittens once the kittens are coming out from hiding more frequently.  We think the kittens are 5 weeks old now. We will use a "drop" type trap to trap the Mama and kittens together.  

If someone wishes to adopt a kitten they should email to inquire about adoption options.  

Please let su-animal-alliance know if you see the kittens!  It would be great to have a picture of them!

It has been suggested that Fondren-Jones students, faculty and staff come up with a name for the grey mama cat.  She has chosen FJS as her home, and will continue to be a feral cat on campus.  She can be the FJS mascot!  She is obviously not going to join the other feral population on the back side of campus.

You might see the grey mama eating behind admissions.  That is where we have her food and water set up.



delivered by:Kelly Lessard


Community Service and Fund-Raising

SU Theatre Night at The Palace

The Sarofim School of Fine Arts has partnered with The Georgetown Palace Theatre for their production of, "The Full Monty." 

With this partnership, The Palace is offering our SU community a discount on tickets. There will be a special SU Theatre Night on Saturday, August 23, where tickets will be discounted $5 off per order (use code SUAUG23). If you are unable to attend our SU Theatre Night, they are offering a discount of $1 off per order (use code SUMONTY) for any show of "The Full Monty."

delivered by:Alena Garcia