Founders Weekend is a great opportunity to celebrate the many things that make Southwestern unique and outstanding... we hope you will be able to attend one or more of the events.
Thursday, April 16
3 p.m. Readings and book signing by Strohl family members of their parents' book, "Fifty Years to Shape a Dream, 1933-1983", by Helen & Orville Strohl, held in Deets Library. Books are available for purchase, $24.99 each.
Friday, April 17
2 p.m. Book presentation, Irenaeus on the Trinity, by Jackson Lashier, associate Professor of Religion, held in Deets Library. Dr. Lashier analyzes Irenaeus' Trinitarian conception of God and how it contributes to the development of Tinitarian thought in early Christianity. A book signing will follow the presentation.
5:30 p.m. Leaders in Service Hall of Fame for the Social Sciences unveiling of plaques and dedication of the hall of fame to outgoing Southwestern president, Dick Merriman, followed by dinner & induction ceremony, Deets Library. Cost $20, limited seating, RSVP necessary to email@example.com.
- F. David Froman '68
- Sandra Gasca-Gonzalez '94
- John William "Bill" Todd '61
8-9 p.m. Reception for Madeline (Magnusson) Norland '83, Darbeth Fine Arts Center. Items from her personal art collection will be on display in the President's Gallery throughout the weekend.
Saturday, April 18
8:30 a.m. Open House, Darbeth Lobby to view Fine Arts Hall of Fame and display in the President's Gallery
9 a.m. Fine Arts Hall of Fame brunch on stage in Richardson Performing Arts Center. Limited seating, RSVP necessary to firstname.lastname@example.org. Immediately following will be the induction ceremony in Richardson Performing Arts Center.
- Michael R. Brummett '79
- Terry L. McGonigle '73
- Madeline (Magnusson) Norland '83
12 noon Business Hall of Fame lunch & induction ceremony, Deets Library. Cost $15, limited seating, RSVP necessary to email@example.com.
- Shawn L. Fanshier '83
- Gregg A. Howell '73
- Leo T. "Pete" Whalen '51
Recipient of the Business Builder Award for 2015: Winfield Economic Development Committee, board members are Craig Duncan, Jill Long, Warren Porter, Rodger Steffen, and Stan Ahlerich.
3:30 p.m. Educators & Scholars Halls of Fame reception, Deets Library, followed by hall of fame ceremonies. No charge, but to insure adequate seating, your RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org is appreciated.
Educators Hall of Fame Inductees:
- Gyla (Brock) Conklin '58
- Cheryl (Bernard) Schasteen '71
- Kenneth E. Valentine '70
Scholars Hall of Fame Inductees:
- Dale B. Sims '80
- Philip R. Schmidt
6 p.m. Founders Day Dinner, Roy L. Smith dining hall, by invitation only. New inductees to the Heritage Society, persons who have made provisions for Southwestern College in their estate plans, will be recognized. Heritage Society inductees for 2015 are Dr. Martha Kyle '67, Dr. David '60 and Grace Nichols '80, and the Rev. Dr. Robert and Delores Eads.
8 p.m. RPAC Presents, Cherokee Maidens & Sycamore Swing, Richardson Performing Arts Center. Cost $20 per person/ $15 alumni/ $10 student & children (reserve seating). To order tickets call Jessica Falk at 620-229-6141 or go online to http://www.sckans.edu/other/richardson-performing-arts-center/cherokee-maidens/.
Sunday, April 19
3 p.m. Spring Choral Concert, Richardson Performing Arts Center.
For more information on Founders Weekend events, call 620-229-6279.