PIRATE PRESS- WHAT’S NEW AT SOUTHWESTERN?
Southwestern Students are Achieving Amazing Things
Alexis Dimanche ’20
is an international student who is finding his home on the tennis team, as a recipient of several King Creativity Grants
, the treasurer of his fraternity and a member of Southwestern’s Student Foundation.
Laura Rativa ’20 has been recognized as a 2019 Newman Civic Fellow.
Southwestern University (SU) has given a small group of students control of a portion of the University’s endowment through the Financial Analyst Program. These undergraduates are tasked with managing approximately $600,000.
Even SU parents understand the importance of the experiential learning students are exposed to on a daily basis. Dr. Eyal Porat P’21 coordinated a summer internship program for SU students to study cardiovascular medicine at UTHealth.
Southwestern University Joins the Coalition for College
SU is proud to join partner institutions across the U.S., in being committed to making college a reality for all high school students, by joining the Coalition for College. The application will be an option along with three other applications for incoming students in the class of 2020 and beyond.
Establishing the Jack and Camille Garey School of Natural Sciences
Southwestern University has opened a new school, the Jack and Camille Garey School of Natural Sciences, to help continue to foster students interest and scholarship in the Natural Sciences. The Garey school will join the Brown College of Arts and Sciences and the Fayez Sarofim School of Fine Arts. The new school comprises the natural sciences and consists of five academic departments—Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Kinesiology, Mathematics and Computer Science, and Physics. The new school was made possible by a gift from Life Trustee Jack Garey, the largest, single private gift in its 178-year history.
Civic Engagement at SU
Southwestern University earned the designation of a “Voter-Friendly Campus” from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)–Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and Fair Election Center’s Campus Vote Project (CVP).
In conjunction with being a voter friend campus Southwestern encourages students to stay informed about political issues and so warmly welcomes renowned Democratic Strategist Donna Brazile and celebrated Conservative Advisor Mary Matalin as guest speakers at the Roy and Margaret Shilling Lecture on Friday, October 4, 2019.
Inaugural Southwestern Giving Day Exceeds Goal
March 5-6, 2019 almost 1,200 donors supported 120 different funds raising $462K in 24 hours on the Inaugural Southwestern Giving Day.
Southwestern is excited to partner with you to get your students invested in their college search. One of the best ways to do that is to have them engage in an on-campus experience and see themselves at their school of choice–we’re always rooting for SU.
We are open and ready for you and your students to visit independently during the week. Extended visits (overnights, classroom visits, professor meetings) will be available through the middle of April and daily campus tours are available throughout the year. Schedule today! In addition, we will host large-scale visit programs this spring:
- March 30th – Admitted Student Day
- April 6th – Junior Visit Day
- April 14th–15th – Admitted Student Overnight
Please feel free to share these visit opportunities with your campus community! If you find yourself in the Georgetown/Austin area please, let us know as we are always excited to welcome you to campus and show you what makes SU special. Even if you have a limited amount of time or it isn’t during our normally scheduled tours, please reach out and we’d be happy to have you!