Past Issues

Carl Robertson: The Liberal Arts Personified

Carl Robertson is the liberal arts personified: a teacher-scholar, researcher, Chinese language speaker, world-traveler, husband, father, woodworker, bird watcher and lifelong learner. His passion for Chinese (and all) literature is...   Read More

SU’s Visibility: A Student Perspective

“Despite the pride that students, alumni, faculty and staff hold for Southwestern, the Pirates remain a ’hidden gem of the South,’” says Bryony McLaughlin, student body president and editor of...   Read More

Flipping the Classroom

At a recent presentation, Professor of Chemistry Emily Niemeyer asked the audience how they got good at doing something they are good at. Not one person chose answer B –...   Read More

Exemplary Service to SU Rewarded

Three employees have been honored for their exemplary service to Southwestern. Chief of Police Deborah Brown, Professor of Sociology Ed Kain, and Bob Mathis, associate vice president for facilities and...   Read More

Innovative Architectural Design

Van Phillips was awarded a U.S. Copyright for the architectural design of “A Concert Hall that transforms into a Full Working Theatre.” The design is quickly causing a flash fire...   Read More

Teaching with Twitter

After seeing how much time her students were spending on Twitter, Professor of Art History Kim Smith had an idea: Why not find a way to use the popular social...   Read More

Inspiration in Education

While at Southwestern, Juan Juarez majored in political science, was captain of the Mock Trial team, and president of the PreLaw society. The 2011 graduate had his sights set on...   Read More

Real People, Real Beauty

Last year, junior computer science major Natalia Rodriguez watched “Killing Us Softly,” a documentary about how women are exploited in the media, and how media depictions of women fuel a...   Read More

Student Orientation 2014

The newest crew moved onto campus this weekend to begin their lifelong journey. Share your memory of move in with #AhoyPirates.  

The Right Fit

It’s a brand new academic year at Southwestern University. On Friday, Aug. 15, the Southwestern community welcomed 388 first-year and 54 transfer students to campus, bringing total enrollment to 1,534,...   Read More