PIRATE PRESS- WHAT’S NEW AT SOUTHWESTERN?
SOUTHWESTERN STUDENTS ARE DOING GREAT THINGS
Learn about BC for Change, a First Year Seminar Class that presented a $3,500 grant to the Georgetown Family YMCA.
Markell Henderson ’19 presented to the Board of Visitors about his experiences at SU. He was able to be an award-winning football player, a Kemper Scholar, and co-founder of EMPIRE.
Meet Sabrina Silva ’18 who received the Moody Foundation Grant to complete an internship at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston and Armando Vidana ’19 who also used a grant funded through the Moody Foundation to travel to Argentina.
Proof that even after graduation, SU students are using their education to do good in the world: Dr. Anastasia “Staci” M. Benson ’05, the winner of the 2018 Distinguished Humanitarian award.
SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR FINE ARTS STUDENTS
The Sarofim School of Fine Arts at Southwestern has scholarships available for Studio Art, Music, and Theatre. The scholarships for Studio Art and Theatre are for any student interested in majoring in those areas. In Music, we have scholarships available for majors and performance awards for non-majors who would like to be involved in a music ensemble.
The upcoming Portfolio Review and Auditions dates are as follows:
Music: January 26, February 23, and March 30
Studio Art: February 17
Theatre: March 3
If a student is unable to attend one of the audition or portfolio review dates, they can also schedule one as part of a daily campus visit.
BEST COLLEGE IN TEXAS FOR GETTING A JOB
According to Zippia, Southwestern is the “best college in Texas for getting a job.” This is in part because of the hard work and constant contact that our new Center for Career and Professional Development (previously Career Services) has with our students starting from the time they arrive on campus.
The Princeton Review even recognized Southwestern as the top Career Services Office in the State of Texas and #7 in the country.
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, including overnight and classroom experiences, which will be back for Spring of 2019. Schedule today! In addition, we will host large-scale visit programs this spring as well as smaller-scale programs on select Saturdays:
- February 18th – Pirate Preview Day
- March 3rd–4th – Top Scholar Weekend (by invitation only)
- Select Spring Saturdays - Spring Saturdays
- 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!
THERE IS STILL TIME FOR STUDENTS TO APPLY
The final remaining deadline for applying is our February 1st, Regular Decision Deadline.
While there is no formal deadline from now until February, we are still happy to consider students who apply and complete their applications in the interim on a rolling basis.
MEET YOUR SOUTHWESTERN REPRESENTATIVE
Southwestern is community oriented and truly sees the campus as a home-away-from-home for four years. The staff who work in the admission office are ready to help each student on their journey through the college choice process.
The staff is split regionally, and most carry a part of the state of Texas as well as other areas around the globe. Each staff member is excited to connect with you and your students through digital communication, phone, or in person when visiting your area. If there is ever anything that we can do to support you or your students, please feel free to reach out to us. We know you’re beginning to work with your underclassmen this spring, and we are always ready and willing to present information at your college night, talk with you about trends we’re seeing in applications, or support you in other ways.