September 2014

Teaching Kids to Code

Stephen Foster wants to live in a world where everyone knows how to code. “I think coding should be part of kids’ basic literacy,” says the 2009 Southwestern graduate. Why?...   Read More

Social Media in the “Real World”

When Meghan Brindley ’08 joined the Southwestern community as a first-year student, she had no way of knowing, or even imagining, the opportunities that would come her way. Now, 10...   Read More

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