ASG Hosts Debate: Does God Exist?

Southwestern's Associated Student Government will host a debate between Pastor Tom Morris and Dr. John Peters as they discuss "Why I am Christian" and "Why I am Atheist." The debate is free and open to the public and is being held on Thursday, March 30, 2017 in the Hales Center for the Performing Arts on the Coos campus at 7 pm.

Pastor Tom Morris has been the minister at Arago Community Church, in Myrtle Point, Oregon for almost 20 years. He has a Bible Certificate from North Portland Bible College and completed pastoral training through Village Missions, a rural mission’s organization based out of Dallas, Oregon. He and his wife of 30 years Sandy, have three daughters, one son-in-law, and the most adorable grandson ever. He enjoys coaching Junior High football and Fridays on KWRO am radio helping with “Party Line”.

Dr. John Peters completed a BS in Zoology from Arizona State University, an MS in Biology from Northern Arizona University, an MD from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, and was awarded the degree of Fellow by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Currently he is a partner in a Portland medical group, is married and the father of four daughters. He gives lectures on the evidences for evolution and its importance to science and society. His lecture on Whale Evolution has been featured on Jerry Coyne’s web site and is used in many schools in Texas.

For more information please contact Kyle Croy, Coordinator of Student Life and Events at 541-888-7316;

Just Think About It – Title IX Orientation

The College is launching Just Think About It, the new Title IX orientation. Title IX is a Federal Law ensuring equal access to institutions of higher education. Title IX has been expanded to educate students about sex based discrimination. If you are a student who is:

  • A full time degree seeking student (12 credits or more )
  • New to Southwestern
  • Between the ages of 18 and 24

Campus Clarity, the company who is hosting the orientation, will send you an invitation via email to participate in the orientation. The invitation will be sent to your Southwestern student email address.

Participation in the orientation is voluntary. However, there is a lot of good information contained in the orientation so please take the opportunity to participate.

The survey will take approximately 45 minutes. You can log in and out of the survey, just remember to save your work.

If you have not received an invitation to participate in the orientation check the spam or junk folders of your email as it may be there. If you are experiencing difficulty and need assistance you can contact the Campus Clarity help desk.

For technical assistance with the courses, our systems or the admin tools and reports contact:
LawRoom employee/faculty/staff training:  
Phone: 1-800-652-9546 

Thank you for taking the orientation. If you have any questions please contact Julianna Seldon by email at

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PSY 231 Students Alexis Lofthouse, Deanna Silva, Gyselle Castillo and Sarah Mathias


This week Southwestern students from Psychology 231 went to both Marshfield and North Bend High Schools to teach dating communication and violence prevention activities. Our students facilitated activities and discussions on issues such as: healthy relationships, dating gender gap, societal influences on intimacy, what love really is, low cost to no cost date ideas, and more. Student surveys from the high school students showed they enjoyed the activities and learned something in a fun environment.