Homecoming RSS Feed en-us http://www.sckans.edu/connecting-to-sc/homecoming/news/ Homecoming RSS Feed <![CDATA[Plan to Attend Homecoming 2014]]> http://www.sckans.edu/connecting-to-sc/homecoming/news/view/1511 http://www.sckans.edu/connecting-to-sc/homecoming/news/view/1511 Mark your calendar, call your old roommates, and make your motel reservations... Homecoming 2014 will be October 3, 4, 5.  Brochures will be mailed this summer, but you can go ahead and register on-line now if you would like.  Lot's of new activities are on the schedule, so you won't want to miss out on the fun!

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:24:17 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[Homecoming Service Project: Hope Amid Disaster]]> http://www.sckans.edu/connecting-to-sc/homecoming/news/view/1377 http://www.sckans.edu/connecting-to-sc/homecoming/news/view/1377 A campus-wide packaging event for the Red Cross and Disaster Response Simulation will take place on Sunday, Oct. 6th, from 2-4 p.m. in Stewart Field House.  This is the third annual campus-wide service project, and it serves as the kickoff to Homecoming week.  The full athletic department, Student Life, Performing Arts and the Service Learning Programs are all involved (approximately 350 students), as well as faculty.  Alumni cannot help serve at it, but we want them to be aware of the students' efforts.

Sun, 06 Oct 2013 14:00:00 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[Tennis is Homecoming 2013 Affinity Reunion]]> http://www.sckans.edu/connecting-to-sc/homecoming/news/view/1351 http://www.sckans.edu/connecting-to-sc/homecoming/news/view/1351 Tennis is the affinity reunion that will be featured at Homecoming 2013.  Alumni from all classes who participated in tennis while a student at Southwestern College are invited to come back and celebrate the great history of this Moundbuilder sport.  Current SC tennis coach, Jason Speegle '99, is looking forward to welcoming tennis alumni back, as this Homecoming will provide the first opportunity for viewing the fabulous new T.H. "Curley" Vaughan Tennis Complex, located at Mound St. and Booth St.  "Curley", as he was known to all, was a Southwestern graduate with the class of 1914, earning his degree in chemistry.  But tennis was dear to his heart.  For many years Curley was a tennis coach in Winfield and he was almost single-handedly the driving force behind Winfield's long legacy of tennis championships.

The new tennis facility is scheduled to be completed before Homecoming, so it is only fitting to celebrate Southwestern College tennis this year.  In addition to the full weekend schedule of activities, two tennis gatherings are planned for Homecoming.  The first, a Builder Tennis Reunion Reception on Friday, Oct. 11, will be from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Deets Library on campus.  Coach Speegle will provide a look back at the history of SC tennis and the athletes who made it great.  Refreshments will be served.  The second event will be on Saturday morning from 10:30 a.m.-12 noon, at the new T.H. "Curley" Vaughan Tennis Complex.  Builder tennis alumni will be invited to try out the new facility, but must bring their own rackets.


Fri, 12 Apr 2013 11:00:00 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[Class Hosts Plan 2013 Homecoming Reunion Parties]]> http://www.sckans.edu/connecting-to-sc/homecoming/news/view/1350 http://www.sckans.edu/connecting-to-sc/homecoming/news/view/1350 Homecoming is always a fun time at Southwestern, and this year's Class Hosts are already hard at work to insure a good time will be had by all who come back.  43 alumni have made a commitment to volunteer their time and ideas for the reunion parties, and if you graduated in the years of 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, or 2008, you should be hearing from one of them to encourage you to attend.  Mark your calendar... Homecoming is Oct. 11, 12, 13, 2013.

This year's Class Hosts are:
Judy (Fairchild) Brown
Ron Lohrding
Florence (Cutter) Metcalf
Cindy (Marvel) Swanson
Rick Urban

Hal Bruen
Don Hapward
Nancy (Haines) Parker
Gerry (Rieckenberg) Winters
Tom Winters

Lyn (Gagnebin) Bement
Rodney Johannsen
Terry McGonigle
Keith Morrison

Kim Bever
Waynette (Schoch) Brunkhorst
Doug Gilbert
Dana (Boylan) Kreie

Joe Cobb
Ron Richardson

Ryan Carr
Elliott Rodda
Lisa Spoon

Stephanie (Wall) Brown
Don Gifford
Gloria (Morey) Gifford
Doug Wolff

Kevin Colvin
Jennifer Crispin
Anne (Keith) Holt
Chris Holt
Janet (Walton) Miller

Annika (Billings) Graham
Julie Morgan

Brandon Hessing
Daniel Joiner
Krystal (Cole) Winn
Autumn Worten

51+ Class Hosts (classes that have already celebrated their 50-yr reunion)
Betty (McGowan) Bradley '51
Don Drennan '52
Melba (Travis) Cook '59
Marilyn (Lungren) Houlden '61

Specific class reunion information is available on the Homecoming site, as is contact information for the Class Hosts.  Don't miss out on the opportunity to "come home" to Southwestern, Oct. 11, 12, 13, 2013!

Fri, 12 Apr 2013 10:30:00 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[Southwestern College Homecoming Parade to Showcase College Connections]]> http://www.sckans.edu/connecting-to-sc/homecoming/news/view/1232 http://www.sckans.edu/connecting-to-sc/homecoming/news/view/1232 The Southwestern College Homecoming Parade will be Saturday, Oct. 13, on Winfield’s Main Street. The line-up will include many entries from the Southwestern College community as well as several partnering organizations from Winfield. The parade route will begin at 15th and Main and travel north to 10th street.

This year’s parade marshalls are the leaders of Southwestern College’s service learning teams, reflecting the Homecoming theme. Marshalls are Jason Speegle, director of Green Team; Cheryl Rude, director of Leadership Southwestern; Lindsay Wilke, assistant director of Leadership Southwestern; and Ashlee Alley, director of Campus Ministry.

Two special groups will also be performing during the course of the parade. These are the Wichita Dynamic Steppers, who will be giving their third consecutive parade performance, and the Winfield High School marching band.

“With the WHS marching band, we hope to make a further connection between Southwestern and the city of Winfield,” said Brandon Hessing, SC’s assistant director of campus life.

The floats are also something Hessing is looking forward to. Southwestern’s Student Foundation gave campus organizations more funding for floats this year, and Hessing says he’s looking forward to a higher quality. Kline Motors is generously providing all the trucks necessary for the second year in a row.

Parade goers can also look forward to a celebratory atmosphere. Southwestern has partnered with the Winfield Mainstreet Revitalization Organization to hang posters and banners in storefronts down Main Street.

“The parade has always been my favorite part of Homecoming and lots of people come out for it. It makes it feel like Southwestern is really part of Winfield,” said Hessing.

Performances by SC’s Worship Outreach team and group Selah are scheduled to begin in front of Community National Bank at 9 a.m. with the parade beginning at 9:30 a.m.

“This could be our biggest parade yet,” said Hessing.

Fri, 05 Oct 2012 10:40:09 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[Homecoming 2012 Events at SC]]> http://www.sckans.edu/connecting-to-sc/homecoming/news/view/1217 http://www.sckans.edu/connecting-to-sc/homecoming/news/view/1217 Southwestern College will celebrate Homecoming Thursday, Oct. 11, thru Sunday, Oct. 14.  Numerous activities have been announced.

For more information on any of the Homecoming festivities, contact Susan Lowe, director of alumni programs, at (620) 229-6334. For schedule updates, refer to the homecoming website-- www.sckans.edu/homecoming.

“The first 125 years of Southwestern’s history were just a warm-up,” Lowe says.  “Now that we have some experience on how to do Homecoming ‘right,’ we hope everyone will come back and join in the fun!”

Thursday’s schedule includes:
• Art exhibits. Artwork from three member of the class of 1977 will be featured President’s Gallery in Darbeth Fine Arts Center. Works by Mike Fell, Lynn (Watkins) Felts, and Sulinda (Baker) Fogle will be on display.  The display may be viewed from Thursday evening through Sunday afternoon.  Also, artwork by Jim Borger ’82, who creates the integration of still life paintings that are a natural extension of the landscape, will be exhibited in Pounds Lounge in the Roy L. Smith Student Center throughout the weekend.
• 7:30 p.m. “The Miser” theatre production, Richardson Performing Arts Center. For tickets, call (620) 221-7720.

Friday’s schedule includes:
• 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.— Moundbuilder Market open
• 10 a.m.— Jinx Invitational Golf Tourney, Winfield Country Club.  Contact Brad Sexson at (620) 229-6161 to register.
• 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. — SC Career Fair, Java Jinx snack bar
• 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. — Registration for class reunions in Pounds Lounge.
• 3, 3:30, and 4 p.m. — Campus walking tours, meet in Pounds Lounge.
• 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. — All class Homecoming dinner and auction, Roy L. Smith dining hall.
• 7:30 p.m.—Book signing for “Our Family Outing” by Joe Cobb ’83, Richardson Performing Arts Center.
• 8 p.m. — Workshop reading of “Our Family Outing,” a book by Joe Cobb ’83 and Leigh Anne Taylor.  Adapted to the stage by Roger Moon ’70 and performed by alumni students of Darnell Lautt.  Richardson Performing Arts Center
• 9:30 p.m.  — Bonfire and pep rally, north end of the grass soccer field.

Saturday’s schedule includes:
• 8 to 10 a.m. — Alumni registration, Pounds Lounge.
• 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. — Come-and-go continental breakfast and open house at the SC Learning Center on 120 W. 12th Street.
• 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Moundbuilder Market open
• 9:30 a.m. — Homecoming parade, Main Street between 15th and 10th Street.
• 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. — Rock painting, the Mound
• 10:30 a.m.—Computer science, English, and communications reunion, lower level of the Christy Administration building
• 10:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.—Professional class photos on the King Plaza at the north end of Stewart Field House.  Class of 1962 at 10:30 a.m.; class of 1967 at 10:45 a.m.; class of 1972 at 11 a.m. continuing every 15 minutes until the class of 2007 meets at 12:45 p.m.
• 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Alumni registration, Stewart Field House foyer
• 11 a.m.—Theatre Tech Center briefing, Theatre Tech Center (east of White P.E. building).
• 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Homecoming Picnic, Stewart Field House, $5.25 per person, $2.50 for children under 6.
• 11:15 a.m. – Outreach Worship Service, south patio of Roy L. Smith Student Center
• 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. – President’s Luncheon for 51+ years alumni, Country Club
• 1:15 p.m. – Class Reunion Gatherings, Jantz Stadium
• 1:30 p.m. — Homecoming Football game vs. Friends University
• 2:30 to 5 p.m. – Fine Arts come and go reunion, Darbeth Lobby
• 3 to 4 p.m.—Presentation by professor Phil Schmidt, “The Historical Role of the King James Bible: English Power Politics 1517-1776.”  The presentation will be in the Deets Library.
• 4 to 5 p.m. — Builder Nation Party and Photo Booth for young alumni from class years 2008-2012.
• 5 to 8 p.m. — Child care services, Grace UMC. Reservations required and walk-ins accepted if space allows.
• 5 p.m. — Class of 1962 reunion photo, Winfield County Club, 2916 County Club Rd.
• 5:30 p.m. — Class of 1962 reunion dinner, Winfield County Club. 50-year gala celebration.
• 5:30 to 7 p.m. — Class reunion gatherings. (For full details on class reunion activities, check the Homecoming website for specific class—www.sckans.edu/homecoming).

Sunday’s schedule includes:
• 9:30 a.m. — Alumni breakfast buffet, Roy L. Smith dining hall. 
• 10:50 a.m. — Homecoming worship service, Grace UMC.
• 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday brunch buffet, Roy L. Smith dining hall.
• 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Moundbuilder Market open.
• 3 p.m. Theatre production “The Miser,” Richardson Performing Arts Center. 

Thu, 20 Sep 2012 14:24:00 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[2011 Homecoming Parade Scheduled for Saturday]]> http://www.sckans.edu/connecting-to-sc/homecoming/news/view/1059 http://www.sckans.edu/connecting-to-sc/homecoming/news/view/1059 The annual Southwestern College Homecoming Parade will march on Main Street in Winfield Saturday, Oct. 8, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Southwestern College is wrapping up its 125th anniversary celebration. Several former presidents and their families will be participating in the parade. They include the children of former Southwestern College president Orville Strohl (1954-1972) and their spouses. Also participating will be former presidents Donald Ruthenberg (1972-1980), Bruce Blake (1984-1988), and Carl Martin (1988-1998) and their spouses.  Current president Dick Merriman will also be in the parade.

Numerous groups and organizations will walk in the parade.  Some of them include: Southwestern College Homecoming royalty, Moundbuilder athletic teams, student organizations from Southwestern College, the Winfield police, American Legion, VFW Post 3544, American Riders, and Parade Marshalls Ken and Madeline Norland.

The parade route will begin at 15th Avenue and move north on Main Street until it reaches its conclusion by turning right (east) on 10th street.

Following the parade, there will be a dedication of the new SC wind turbine at 10:30 a.m. on the grass soccer field; rock painting at the Mound at 10:30 a.m.; and the Homecoming picnic in Stewart Field House from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The SC football game vs. Ottawa kicks off at 1:30 p.m. in Richard L. Jantz Stadium.

Wed, 05 Oct 2011 10:22:29 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[Southwestern College to Recognize Alumni and Ambassadors at Homecoming Dinner]]> http://www.sckans.edu/connecting-to-sc/homecoming/news/view/1054 http://www.sckans.edu/connecting-to-sc/homecoming/news/view/1054 The 2011 Ambassador Award, the Young Alumni Award, and the Alumni Recognition Award will be presented Friday, Oct. 7, at the Southwestern College Homecoming dinner in Stewart Field House.  The honorees are Kent and Sharon Olmstead, Jeff Lowe, and Steve and Pam Thomas.

The SC Ambassador Award will be presented to Kent and Sharon Olmstead.  This award is given to a person or persons who are not alumni of the college, but yet are involved and supportive of the mission and role Southwestern strives to fulfill.

Kent and Sharon Olmstead have been active members of the Winfield community for several decades, and valued friends of Southwestern College since Kent became an active volunteer and member of the Southwestern College Natural Science Advisory Council.  Sharon is a strong advocate for youth, having been deeply involved in children’s foster care for many years; she and Kent had 26 children in the home over the course of eight years. Sharon also is board chair of the Safe Homes, Inc. Kent was a computer programmer/analyst for Control Data Corp. in Minnesota in the 1960s and 1970s, and an engineer at Boeing in Wichita from 1980 until his retirement in 2006. 

His time these days is spent working around the ranch. Kent’s has special interest in the college’s Dutch Creek field station, where he is a volunteer on a regular basis.  His engineering background and ranch experience have proven to be an invaluable resource for the science faculty, and he has mentored many students. The Olmsteads’ son, Justin, is a member of the SC class of 2001.

Jeff Lowe, a 2001 SC graduate, will receive the Young Alumni Award.  This honor is presented to a recent graduate who has made an outstanding commitment to the college.
Having grown up in a family of Moundbuilder parents, grandmother, uncle, several cousins, and the younger brother of a Moundbuilder, Lowe’s road to Southwestern was one that had been embraced by his relatives.  During his college years, Lowe participated in many different activities and sports, developing friendships with fellow Builders, and enjoying the one-on-one connections with his professors. 

After Southwestern, Lowe attended law school at Washburn University and in 2005 he became an attorney (later a member) of Stinson, Lasswell & Wilson. He continues to support the college and is an active volunteer both in a legal capacity, and in filling the role of class host for his 10-year reunion at Homecoming.

Steve Thomas, a 1987 graduate, and Pam (Ferguson) Thomas, a 1986 graduate, will receive the Alumni Recognition Award in honor of their significant contributions to the college and community. 

Pam is an optometrist at the Keller Eye Care Center in Keller, Texas, and Steve is the co-owner/manager and business side of the family optometry business.  In addition to being financial supporters of the college, for nearly a decade Pam has been a class host volunteer for Southwestern College, and next year Steve will also be filling this role for his class. 

“Part of the great success of any small private college, is the strength and energy of outstanding people involved with it,” says Susan Lowe, director of alumni programs at Southwestern College.  “At Homecoming this year, we have the pleasure of recognizing some of these people with the 2011 Homecoming Awards.”

For more information about the Homecoming dinner, contact Susan Lowe at (620) 229-6334.

Wed, 28 Sep 2011 14:40:02 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[Photos from Homecoming 2010!]]> http://www.sckans.edu/connecting-to-sc/homecoming/news/view/979 http://www.sckans.edu/connecting-to-sc/homecoming/news/view/979 Want to relive the experience?  Want to see what you missed if you weren't able to make it?  Check out all the great photo albums from Homecoming 2010!

Mon, 25 Apr 2011 12:00:10 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[2010 Homecoming 125th History DVD]]> http://www.sckans.edu/connecting-to-sc/homecoming/news/view/876 http://www.sckans.edu/connecting-to-sc/homecoming/news/view/876 If you would like to purchase a copy of the exclusive DVD that was created and exhibited at Homecoming 2010 for the kick-off celebration of Southwestern College's 125th anniversary, please contact the alumni department at 620-229-6334 or e-mail susan.lowe@sckans.edu.

Cost of the DVD is $20 each, plus $1.50 shipping if needed.  The DVD was created using vintage photos, old videos, and period music, all of which combine to create a trip down memory lane that will remind you of how proud you are to be a Moundbuilder!

Wed, 05 Jan 2011 10:48:10 -0600 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[Homecoming 2010 Events at SC]]> http://www.sckans.edu/connecting-to-sc/homecoming/news/view/822 http://www.sckans.edu/connecting-to-sc/homecoming/news/view/822 Schedule of Events from Homecoming 2010

Friday’s schedule:

• 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. —Southwestern Moundbuilder Market (campus store) open.
• 10 a.m. —  Jinx Invitational Golf Tourney, Winfield Country Club
• 1 – 3 p.m. — Richardson fire discussion; Alumni, community, and students visit about the Richardson fire and the crisis of 1950, Messenger Recital Hall/Darbeth Fine Arts Center
• 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. — Registration for class reunions in Pounds Lounge. See specific class Homecoming schedules on the alumni website for times of individual class registrations.
• 2:15 to 4:30 p.m. — Professional class photos, Pounds Lounge.
• 3 and 3:30 p.m. — Campus tours, Pounds Lounge. Student Ambassadors will give campus walking tours.
• 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. — “All Class Homecoming Dinner and 125th Anniversary Kick-off,” Stewart Field House. Master of ceremonies, Jim Farney ’53; Invocation by Carl Martin ’60. Recognition of 50 yr class, 51+ alumni, reunion year Class Hosts, SC Trustees. Alumni Award: Tom ’59 and Mari (Waite) Wallrabenstein ’60, Young Alumni Award: Brian Robinson ’05, Ambassador Award: Jeff and Stephanie Weeast. 
• After Dinner — Auction of 125th Anniversary Quilt, Roger Lungren ’62, auctioneer.
• 8 p.m. —  Kaleidoscope Concert, Richardson Auditorium
• 9:30 p.m.  — Bonfire and pep rally, north end of the soccer field.

Saturday’s schedule:

• 8 a.m. — Alumni registration, Pounds Lounge.
• 8 a.m. — Jantz stadium tour. Hosts: Ken Crandall, Dave Denly, Mike Kirkland, Mike Farrell.
• 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. — Come-and-go continental breakfast and open house at the new SC Learning Center on 120 W. 12th Street.
• 9 a.m. — Ribbon cutting ceremony at SC Learning Center, 120 W. 12th St.
• 9 a.m. — Classes of 1985 and 1990 gathering, Daylight Donuts, 910 Main
• 9 a.m. — Class of 1960 trolley loading for parade, First United Methodist Church parking lot, 11th and Millington.
• 9:30 a.m. — Homecoming parade, Main Street between 15th and 10th Street.
• 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. — Rock painting at Cole Plaza and the Mound
• 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. — Professional Studies reception and service members reunion at Deets Library. Highlights from this reunion will be webcast at www.mounbuilders.com
• 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  — Homecoming Picnic, Stewart Field House.
• 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — President’s Luncheon for 51+ years alumni at Winfield County Club.
• 12 to 12:45 p.m. — Ice cream cones, Farney Plaza.
• 12:30 p.m.—Ribbon Cutting ceremony for the Farney Family Plaza (South Plaza area between Stewart Field House and White Physical Education Building).
• 12:40 p.m. — Class reunion gatherings, Jantz Stadium
• 12:50 p.m. — Dedication of Richard L. Jantz Stadium and pre-game festivities. 
• 1:30 p.m. — Homecoming Football game vs. Ottawa University.
• 4 to 5 p.m. — Communication and English reunion, come and go in Christy Administration Building lower level. This includes alumni involved with Moundbuilder yearbook, Collegian newspaper, Jinx Radio, SCTV, The English Journal, and debate.
• 4 to 5 p.m. — Builder Nation Party for 0-4 alumni (classes of 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010), Sutton Lobby.
• 5 to 8 p.m. — Child care services, Grace UMC. Reservations required and walk-ins accepted if space allows.
• 5 p.m. — Class of 1960 reunion photo, Winfield County Club, 2916 County Club Rd.
• 5:30 p.m. — Class of 1960 reunion dinner, Winfield County Club. 50-year gala celebration.
• 5:30 to 7 p.m. — Class reunion gatherings. Bring your old college photos and memorabilia for reminiscing. (For full details on class reunion activities, check the Homecoming website for specific class).
• 8 p.m. — Theatre Production, “The Richardson Fire Project,” Richardson Auditorium. For tickets, call (620) 229-6272.

Sunday’s schedule:

• 9:30 a.m. — Alumni breakfast buffet, Roy L. Smith dining hall.
• 9:30 a.m. — Class of 1980 at friends brunch/worship, First United Methodist Church, 10th and Millington. Brunch followed by worship with guest speaker, Paul Wilke ’80.
• 10:50 a.m. — Homecoming worship service at Grace United Methodist Church.
• 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday brunch buffet, Roy L. Smith dining hall. No reservations necessary.
• 1 to 3 pm. — Historic Homes Tour featuring College Hill homes from Southwestern’s early years, with front porch narratives. Tour tickets are available at any of the featured homes. For tour schedule or more information, call (620) 221-4379.
• 3 p.m. Theatre production, “The Richardson Fire Project,” Richardson Auditorium.

Detailed information on 2011 Homecoming is not yet available.  For schedule updates, refer to the SC alumni Web site at www.sckans.edu/homecoming.

Wed, 29 Sep 2010 12:01:00 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[Photos from Homecoming 2009!]]> http://www.sckans.edu/connecting-to-sc/homecoming/news/view/640 http://www.sckans.edu/connecting-to-sc/homecoming/news/view/640 Homecoming 2009 Photo Galleries

We had a wonderful Homecoming 2009!  In fact, we had so many fantastic photos (over 2000) from the various events that we decided to share as many as we could.  We've assembled them into separate photo albums for each event.

For those of you who were here, you can relive the experience.  For those Builders who weren't able to make it back, you can take a look at all the fun you missed.



Tue, 17 Nov 2009 15:20:00 -0600 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)