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Student Life

Academics are our highest priority, it’s true. But we’re not all about textbooks and research labs. There’s plenty to do outside the classroom! From an annual music festival to renowned lecturers to Opera Theatre; Zumba class to Ultimate Frisbee games to Thursday Chapel; Greek life to varsity athletics to community outreach, there’s something for everyone at Southwestern. Follow Student Life happenings with our Pirate Life Facebook Page.


April 22nd, 2015

  • Image preview Leadership Development Series: The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    All teams, even the best ones, struggle. This session will identify the root causes of politics and dysfunction on teams, and the keys to overcoming them and building an effective team. Part of Student Life’s Leadership Development Series

April 23rd, 2015

  • Image preview “Citizenfour” Screening (part of SEAK’s Earth Week events) 8:00pm
    SEAK and Student Activities are co-sponsoring a showing of Citizenfour on Thursday, April 23rd at 8:00 pm in the Cove.  Citizenfour tells the story of Edward Snowden’s claims, as told to reporter Laura Poitras, that the NSA and other intelligence agencies worldwide are running illegal surveillance programs.  The film won the 2014 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. 

    See the full schedule for SEAK’s Earth Week below:

    Monday 20th:

    11:30am Iron Chef competition in the Commons 

    1-6pm Mt. Trashmore spectacle on the Mall

    Tuesday 21st:

    1-6pm Mt. Trashmore spectacle on the Mall

    Wednesday 22nd:

    11am-2pm Earth Day Festival on the Mall cosponsored by HEAT

    Thursday 23rd:

    8:00pm CitizenFour screening in The Cove cosponsored by Student Activities

    Friday 24th:

    9pm-12am Get Trashed party in Caskey 

April 24th, 2015

  • Image preview Friday Night Live: Game Night 7:00pm
    This week’s FNL is Game Night, an annual event co-sponsored by UPC and the Computer Science Club.  Play a variety of video games, including old favorites such as Atari, Pac-Man, and Nintendo, and the latest and greatest such as Super Smash Brothers. Or join your friends for a board game.  


For more information or questions, please call (512) 863-1624.