Southwestern College Global RSS Feed en-us http://www.sckans.edu/news-and-events/news/ Southwestern College Global RSS Feed <![CDATA[Full Tuition Scholarships Offered at Southwestern College (General)]]> http://www.sckans.edu/other/general/news/view/1843/?full-tuition-scholarships-offered-at-southwestern-college http://www.sckans.edu/other/general/news/view/1843/?full-tuition-scholarships-offered-at-southwestern-college Southwestern College is now accepting applications for the Pillars Academic and Moundbuilder Spirit competitive scholarships.  

This is the first year for the Moundbuilder Spirit Scholarship, a full tuition scholarship that will be awarded annually to two student leaders who are well-rounded, hardworking, and community-minded.  

Southwestern College also continues to offer the Pillars Academic Scholarship.  This merit-based award recognizes two students who show outstanding academic abilities. Scholars who have at least a 3.5 grade point average in high school and are ranked in the top 10% of their classes are encouraged to apply for this full undergraduate tuition scholarship.

“Southwestern College has a long history of recognizing the special talents of each student,” says Southwestern College President Brad Andrews.  “Indeed, helping students understand their potential and strengths– and in doing so preparing Moundbuilders to be service minded citizens of the world– is a great tradition here.”

According to Dean Clark, vice president for enrollment management, The Moundbuilder Spirit Scholarship is a special addition to the college. 

“Southwestern College is proud to honor students who do the right thing, who are kind, who are resourceful and eager, and who will exemplify the values of Southwestern College,” Clark says. 

The scholarship will award full undergraduate tuition, and is renewable for four years if certain criteria are met. The four scholarships are valued at approximately $150,000 each over four years. 

The competition requires that qualified students complete an application. Finalists will be invited to campus in mid-February to complete an essay, and faculty/staff interview.  To be considered for either of the scholarships students must have submitted both their application for admission and scholarship applications by January 20. For more information about each of SC’s competitive scholarships visit BeABuilder.com/scholarships or contact the office of admission at Southwestern College by calling 1-800-846-1543 extension 6236. 

 

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Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:37:45 -0600 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[Southwestern Announces Kevin Frady as Head Baseball Coach (General)]]> http://www.sckans.edu/other/general/news/view/1842/?southwestern-announces-kevin-frady-as-head-baseball-coach http://www.sckans.edu/other/general/news/view/1842/?southwestern-announces-kevin-frady-as-head-baseball-coach Southwestern College Athletic Director Matt Shelton has selected Kevin Frady to lead the Moundbuilder baseball program. Frady will become the first varsity baseball coach in Southwestern College since 1950. He will be formally introduced at a press conference and meet-and-greet Friday at 9:30 a.m. in Stewart Field House.  The public is invited to attend.Kevin Frady

Frady comes to Southwestern after a one-year stint at NCAA Div. II West Texas A&M University, where he managed recruiting, offensive development and game management for the Buffs, while working directly with catchers and outfielders. West Texas A&M posted a 36-20 overall record with Frady on its staff. 

“I’m very excited to welcome Kevin to our staff,” Shelton said. “He brings experience in all facets of the game, and exemplifies the kind of Builder Spirit I look for in the hiring process.”

Prior to West Texas A&M, Frady spent a season at NCAA Div. II Maryville University in St. Louis, Mo., where he was the team’s hitting, catching and bench coach. He spent the 2014 season as an assistant coach at Independence Community College, and spent that summer as an assistant coach with the Kitsap BlueJackets (Bremerton, Wash.) of the West Coast Collegiate League. That summer under Frady’s guidance, the University of San Francisco’s Ryan Matranga saw a 100-point improvement in his batting average and earned all-conference honors as a catcher.

From 2006-10, Frady was an assistant coach under Ritch Price at the University of Kansas, where he helped lead the Jayhawks to the Corvallis (Ore.) Regional in 2006, and the Chapel Hill (N.C.) regional in 2009. He coached first base for Kansas, and oversaw skill development with the team’s catchers. A total of 26 players were drafted during Frady’s tenure at Kansas.

“Kevin brings energy, passion, work ethic and an outstanding knowledge of the game to the ballpark every day,” University of Kansas Head Baseball Coach Ritch Price said. “It was a pleasure to have him on my staff for five years.”

Frady worked in professional baseball from 1999-2001, serving as an area scouting supervisor for the New York Mets , where he was responsible for evaluating amateur prospects for the annual draft. 

“Having experience as a player, a scout and a coach at all levels, Kevin has the skill set that will allow him to be able to roll from day one,” Shelton said. “He has a tall task in front of him, but I’m excited to see how it will all take shape. I can’t wait to see him hit the ground running as he assembles our first varsity baseball program.”

A native of Edmonds, Wash., Frady completed his bachelor’s degree in leadership studies from Bellevue University in 2013. He was married on July 15, to his wife Julie. They have one son, Will. 

Southwestern will begin competition as a varsity program during the 2017-18 season.

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Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:36:01 -0600 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[Southwestern College and Union State Bank Announce Jeffrey Toobin as Docking Lecture Series Speaker (General)]]> http://www.sckans.edu/other/general/news/view/1841/?southwestern-college-and-union-state-bank-announce-jeffrey-toobin-as-docking-lecture-series-speaker http://www.sckans.edu/other/general/news/view/1841/?southwestern-college-and-union-state-bank-announce-jeffrey-toobin-as-docking-lecture-series-speaker Jeffrey ToobinBest-selling author and CNN analyst Jeffrey Toobin will present the 2017 Docking Lecture on Thursday, March 2, at 11 a.m., on the campus of Southwestern College.  The Docking Lecture Series is sponsored by Union State Bank,

The public is invited to attend and there will be no admission charge. 

“Union State Bank, Tom Docking, and I are delighted to partner with Southwestern College in bringing Jeffrey Toobin to Southwestern’s campus,” says Bill Docking, chairman of the board at Union State Bank. “He is an excellent communicator who provides insightful analysis whether commenting on legal matters, politics, or a host of other topics. I’ve enjoyed watching him on CNN and have read several of his books. In fact, I recently read ‘American Heiress,’ his riveting account of Patricia Hearst’s kidnapping and the incredible events that followed. It’s a pleasure to help bring a speaker of Jeffrey Toobin’s stature to Southwestern College.”

Toobin received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review.

After a six-year tenure at ABC News, where he covered the country’s highest-profile cases and received a 2000 Emmy Award for his coverage of the Elian Gonzales custody saga, Toobin joined CNN as a legal analyst in 2002. He now serves the network as senior analyst. 

Toobin has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1993 and has written articles on such subjects as Roman Polanski and the Bernie Madoff scandal. He also has written profiles of Justices Clarence Thomas, Stephen Breyer, John Paul Stevens, and of Chief Justice John Roberts. His article, “An Incendiary Defense,” broke the news that the O.J. Simpson defense team planned to accuse Mark Fuhrman of planting evidence and to play “the race card.”

Prior to joining The New Yorker, Toobin served as an assistant United States attorney in Brooklyn. He also was an associate counsel in the Office of Independent Counsel Lawrence E. Walsh, an experience that provided the basis for his first book, “Opening Arguments: A Young Lawyer’s First Case: United States v. Oliver North.” Toobin’s other books also take behind-the-scenes looks at the legal system. “A Vast Conspiracy” explored the investigation and impeachment of Bill Clinton; “The Run of His Life” closely examined the workings of the criminal justice system in the O.J. Simpson trial; “The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court” was listed on the New York Times best-seller list for more than four months.

The Docking Lecture is underwritten by Union State Bank and by William and Thomas Docking.  

The Docking family has played a prominent role in Kansas government and politics for over half a century. In 1956 George Docking was elected governor of Kansas.  He served two terms, leaving office in 1961. His son, Robert Docking, was elected governor in 1966 and served four two-year terms, more than any other Kansas governor, leaving office in 1975.  

Robert Docking’s sons have continued the family’s commitment to public service.  William Docking was appointed to the Kansas Higher Education Board of Regents in 1995, and served as its chair.  Thomas Docking was lieutenant governor of Kansas from 1983 to 1987, during the governorship of John Carlin.

“We at Southwestern College are so grateful that the Docking family and Union State Bank have made it possible to bring leading authorities who specialize on a range of topics to Southwestern College. Their presence on campus allows for academic discovery,” said Brad Andrews, president of Southwestern College. “We are absolutely delighted to announce that Mr. Toobin will be coming to our community in March. He is an expert on matters concerning the national judicial system and will offer valuable and interesting insight for students, faculty, and community members alike.”

Southwestern College is a private institution granting undergraduate and graduate degrees and is affiliated with the United Methodist Church.  About 1,700 students attend classes at the main Winfield campus, at six professional studies sites in Kansas and Oklahoma, or online around the world.

Union State Bank has been locally-owned and operated in Cowley County since 1908. With approximately $300 million in total assets and 10 locations, Union State Bank serves South Central Kansas and North Central Oklahoma with comprehensive banking solutions and expertise. Union State provides a wide range of financial products and services for individuals and businesses including checking, savings, loans and lines of credit, mortgages, credit cards, online services, and investments.
 

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Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:06:08 -0600 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[SC Music Department to Present Annual Winterfest Concert (Music)]]> http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/music/news/view/1840/?sc-music-department-to-present-annual-winterfest-concert http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/music/news/view/1840/?sc-music-department-to-present-annual-winterfest-concert The Southwestern College music department will present its annual Winterfest Concert on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 3 p.m., in the Richardson Performing Arts Center.  There is no admission charge and the public is invited to attend.

Southwestern College President Brad Andrews and his wife, Trish, will host the event.  The concert is underwritten by Dick and Joan Jones.

Winterfest is a collaboration between the South Kansas Symphony (SKS), the A Cappella Choir, and the Southwestern College Choral Union (SCCU). Conducting the musical groups are Amber Peterson, assistant professor of music and Brian Winnie, director of choral activities and voice.

The concert will feature “A Canadian Brass Christmas,” selections from Handel's “Messiah,” and a new candlelight tradition featuring music of Ola Gjelio, Eric Whitacre, and traditional carols with audience participation. The concert will end with the traditional singing of “Beautiful Savior.” 

 

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Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:37:01 -0600 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[Discipleship Southwestern and Winfield Ministerial Alliance to Present Christmas Church Tour (Philosophy & Religion)]]> http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/philosophy-religion/news/view/1839/?discipleship-southwestern-and-winfield-ministerial-alliance-to-present-christmas-church-tour http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/philosophy-religion/news/view/1839/?discipleship-southwestern-and-winfield-ministerial-alliance-to-present-christmas-church-tour A Christmas Church Tour, presented by Discipleship Southwestern and the Winfield Ministerial Alliance, will be open to the community from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11. The event will begin at Grace United Methodist Church where participants can purchase tour tickets for $7 for an adult, $5 for children, and free for children under the age of five. 

Tour maps will be available with a list of the participating churches, which include Grace United Methodist Church, First United Methodist Church, First Church of the Nazarene, First Presbyterian Church, First Baptist Church, and Grace Episcopal Church. 

All proceeds will directly benefit the ecumenical group of students going on a May 2017 mission trip to Portland, Ore., with the Discipleship program. Sixteen people will serve at Kaleo Missions – an urban Christian mission organization dedicated to building relationships with the poor. Oregon has the highest percentage of homeless per capita of any state in the United States, and many of these homeless are youth. 

“Come celebrate the Christmas season by touring Winfield Churches in their seasonal splendor, and learn how different Christian traditions celebrate the coming of Christ,” says Molly Just, director of Discipleship Southwestern.  “From a stained glass window tour, to a Chrismon ornament lesson, to learning about the history of some of our Winfield churches – the tour is for all ages.” 

“The Winfield Ministerial Alliance is excited to partner with Southwestern Discipleship for the Christmas church tour,” says Lora Andrews of the Winfield Ministerial Alliance.  “It is a gift to be able to share our sacred spaces and support these students’ mission opportunity.”

Just says that this idea came from Southwestern College students. 

“The idea for a Christmas church tour was birthed by our own students and staff here at Southwestern as a way to raise funds for our annual mission trip,” Just says.  “We wanted to do something that would connect the community, our churches, and our college – three components of Winfield that are so meaningful to us. What better way to experience the Christmas season than by learning how local churches in the community celebrate the coming of Jesus? When we brought the idea before the Ministerial Alliance, they immediately jumped on board, offering creative ideas to make this a sacred experience.”

For more information, contact Just at (620) 229-6362.

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Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:25:12 -0600 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[McKinzie Named Director of Alumni Engagement at Southwestern College (General)]]> http://www.sckans.edu/other/general/news/view/1838/?mckinzie-named-director-of-alumni-engagement-at-southwestern-college http://www.sckans.edu/other/general/news/view/1838/?mckinzie-named-director-of-alumni-engagement-at-southwestern-college Charles McKinzieCharles McKinzie has been selected as director of alumni engagement at Southwestern College.  

McKinzie, who has been a gift officer in the Office of Institutional Advancement since 2013, will transition into this new role at the start of 2017, following the retirement of Susan Lowe. 

“I am excited to pick up the torch Susan has carried so well and am looking forward to running the next leg to further advance SC,” McKinzie says.

DeAnn Dockery, vice president for institutional advancement, says that McKinzie will be a terrific fit.
         
 “Charles has a genuine love for Southwestern College and already knows many of the alumni,” Dockery says.  “With his skills and knowledge, he will hit the ground running.”
           
McKinzie has been a part of the SC community since his Wellington childhood days when he sang in the Walnut Valley Youth choir and participated in Horsefeathers & Applesauce productions.  
           
Prior to joining the Southwestern College staff in 2013, McKinzie was a development officer for United Way of the Plains in Wichita.  
             
In addition to recent responsibilities in the northeast section of the nation, McKinzie’s territory has included alumni and donor connections in Kansas, northeast Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona, California, Oregon, and Washington. His special academic and interest areas have been performing arts and social sciences. 
On his first trip to meet California Moundbuilders, he says, he was struck by the instant connection with the SC graduates. 

“I called my wife and told her what a strange feeling it was to walk in the door and be welcomed like a long-lost cousin,” he recalls. “They told me ‘Because you’re from SC, you’re one of us.’”
           
 As he looks to the future McKinzie hopes to begin to develop programs that will more fully engage students from Professional Studies programs. He is a current student in this venue and plans to use his knowledge of the special issues that face adult learners to help these graduates continue their bond with the college. 
           
 McKinzie lives in Douglass with his wife, Carrie, and their children, Cambria, Catriona, and Charles III. They are active in Grace United Methodist Church in Winfield.

 

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Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:36:31 -0600 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[Open Call for ‘The Sorcerer’ at Southwestern College (Music)]]> http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/music/news/view/1837/?open-call-for-the-sorcerer-at-southwestern-college http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/music/news/view/1837/?open-call-for-the-sorcerer-at-southwestern-college The Community Music School at Southwestern College is looking for chorus members for the upcoming production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Sorcerer,” a comic English opera, on March 4 and 5.

Dylan Moore, director of the Community Music School, describes “The Sorcerer” as an English light opera that will provide Walnut Valley residents a unique experience and immersion into the operatic repertoire.

“We invite any and all to come join the hilarity that is Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘The Sorcerer’ through being a chorus member,” Moore says. 

Interested chorus members need to contact Moore by Monday, Dec. 12, to schedule a hearing time for placement, which will occur Dec.12-14.  Rehearsals will be every Sunday afternoon starting Jan. 15, and every day during the first week of March. All rehearsals will take place in Darbeth Rehearsal Hall and Richardson Performing Arts Center.

“The Sorcerer” debuted in 1877 and is a comic story following two lovers by the names of Alexis and Aline in their pursuit of unconditional love and adoration. To ensure that Aline truly reciprocates his feelings, Alexis hires a sorcerer to secretly distribute a love potion to the entire town of Ploverleigh. After a momentary slumber, the village awakens, resulting in utter chaos as each citizen instantly falls in love with the wrong person. 

“The ultimate goal of our performance and rehearsal process is to increase awareness of the classical operatic repertoire through the satirical comedy of Gilbert and Sullivan,” Moore adds.

If interested, contact Moore at either (620) 229-6188 or email Dylan.moore@sckans.edu. 

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Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:40:52 -0600 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[‘Eagerheart’ Returns to SC Little Theatre Dec. 7, 8, and 11 (Theatre Arts)]]> http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/theatre-arts/news/view/1836/?eagerheart-returns-to-sc-little-theatre-dec.-7-8-and-11 http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/theatre-arts/news/view/1836/?eagerheart-returns-to-sc-little-theatre-dec.-7-8-and-11 The Southwestern College theatre department and Campus Players’ 84th annual production of “Eagerheart” will be on stage soon. The annual Christmas chapel on the SC campus will be performed in the Helen Graham Little Theatre, located on the lower level of Christy Administration building, on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 11 a.m.  Other performances will be Thursday, Dec. 8, and Sunday, Dec. 11, both at 6:30 p.m.  Admission is free with a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Winfield Food Pantry.  Eagerheart
 “Eagerheart,” which was written by early 20th century English playwright A.M. Buckton, celebrates the legend that Christ and the Holy Family travel the earth each year, blessing one deserving home where they rest on Christmas Eve.   Eager Heart and sisters Eager Fame and Eager Sense, along with shepherds and kings of Power, Wisdom, and Love, reveal their understanding of Christ and His teachings.  The search for the Holy Family is tested by beggars seeking food and shelter.  The play challenges and inspires audiences to live with charity throughout the year.  

Director Roger Moon says that many community members have told him that because of the deeply moving Christian message, they refer to this production as the beginning of the Christmas season.  

“The message of the play is that there are those who have needs, and we have a hand to give,” Moon says. 

This year the role of Eager Heart will be played by Meagan Morrow. Brandi Young has been cast as Eager Fame and Carlene Dick as Eager Sense.  

The Beggar Man will be played by Jacob Marney.  The kings will be played by Alexander Wilken, King of Power; Elijah Rodda, King of Wisdom; and William Wade, King of Love. Donald Dutton will play the role of the Old Shepherd. Other shepherds will be played by Matthew Porter, Julianna Smarsh and Willow Branch. 

The Prologue will be given by Stephen Gehly and angels will be played by Victoria Lybarger, Britany Morgan, and Allie Petrovich as the Angel of Death.

An uncredited woman traditionally plays the role of the beggar woman who later is recognized as one the Holy Family, and infants of the community are cast as the beggars’ child taken in by Eager Heart.   A senior student will play the role at the chapel performance and a selected faculty or staff will play the Beggar Woman at the community performances.  

Due to limited seating in the Helen Graham Little Theatre, reservations are encouraged.  They can be made by calling (620) 221-7720 or (620) 229-6272.  Reservations may also be made by emailing boxoffice@sckans.edu.  

 

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Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:52:05 -0600 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[Southwestern College Prepares for Giving Tuesday (Alumni News)]]> http://www.sckans.edu/connecting-to-sc/alumni-news/news/view/1835/?southwestern-college-prepares-for-giving-tuesday http://www.sckans.edu/connecting-to-sc/alumni-news/news/view/1835/?southwestern-college-prepares-for-giving-tuesday Southwestern College is preparing to take part in its third annual day of giving on Nov. 29. Giving Tuesday, a global giving movement, has been driven by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world.

Giving TuesdayThe goal of the Giving Tuesday movement is to pause and focus on serving others. After two days for getting deals – Black Friday and Cyber Monday – Giving Tuesday is a day for giving back, says Jessica Dibble, director of annual fund for Southwestern College.  The day is an opportunity to raise money for local nonprofits, schools and arts organizations; run food and clothing drives; teach children about philanthropy; encourage acts of kindness; collaborate with neighbors; and celebrate generosity.

Since Southwestern began promoting Giving Tuesday to in 2014, significant funds have been raised for the college’s Builder Fund. In the past two years more than $20,000 have been raised from Giving Tuesday gifts.

“We have been very excited by the response to Giving Tuesday,” Dibble says.  “We are hopeful that Builder Nation will once again help us participate in this extraordinary day of generosity.”

Annual fund gifts collected for the Builder Fund are unrestricted, which allows Southwestern to be responsive to emerging opportunities and fund quality enhancements across the campus. 

Giving Tuesday donors are encouraged to support Southwestern  by mailing Intuitional Advancement at 100 College Street Winfield, KS 67156, calling 620-229-6279, or making a secure gift online at www.sckans.edu/makeagift.

Southwestern College is a private institution granting undergraduate and graduate degrees and is affiliated with the United Methodist Church.  About 1,700 students attend classes at the main Winfield campus, at six professional studies sites in Kansas and Oklahoma, or online around the world.

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Wed, 23 Nov 2016 12:56:00 -0600 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[SGA Meeting Minutes 11-15-2016 (SGA)]]> http://www.sckans.edu/activities/sga/sga-minutes/view/1846/?sga-meeting-minutes-11-15-2016 http://www.sckans.edu/activities/sga/sga-minutes/view/1846/?sga-meeting-minutes-11-15-2016 SGA Meeting Minutes 

For November 15, 2016 

Call to Order: 

The meeting was called to order by Vice President Jones at 8:07 PM 

Invocation: Given by Student Conduct Advisor Jordan. 

Roll Call: 

There were (5) executives present and (7) Senators and (12/17) organizations present. 

Approval of Minutes: 

A motion was made by Treasurer Jewett to pass the minutes as unread. Motion passed without debate. 

Officer Reports: 

All execs- Strategic Planning Forum 

 Strategic planning meeting led by the president. 

 Four different categories—Academic, Co-curricular, Financial and Building Plant 

o Helping to strategize how money should be spent 

 Another meeting Wednesday at 4 in Wroten—anyone is welcome. 

o All opinions are welcome! 

 

Open Period/Announcements: 

 T-shirts 

o Design approved 

 Workshop 

o SGA is putting on a workshop for organizations and students to participate in. This workshop is to help students run organizations smoothly and help them use all of the executive positions wisely. 

o Organizations are highly encouraged to attend. 

o January 22nd in the afternoon in the cafeteria, time will be determined at a later date. 

o Helping the organizations at Southwestern survive and thrive for years to come. 

o Empowering organizations on campus. 

 Organization announcements 

o Jay Buffum- SC Republicans 

 Congressman Pompeo- visited campus 3 weeks ago. 

 Biggest group he ever visited on a college campus- over 100 people in attendance. 

 Thought highly of the school. 

 Jay Buffam has been elected chair of the Cowley County Republican party 

o Campus Players 

 Closed a play last weekend. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead including The 15 minute Hamlet. 

 

 

 Participating entry for Kennedy Center theater contest. They are being held with a chance of performing at the festival. Exciting news! 

 Saturday at 7:00pm. Music theater ensemble and SC singers fall concert. SC singers will be singing Beyoncé and Disney medleys. 

 All of them have solos of common jukebox songs. 

o Gaming Club 

 Friday is a board game night in the gaming lounge it will be at 6:30. A fun way to relax before Thanksgiving. 

o Student Foundation 

 Movie night on Wednesday- tomorrow. SC spirit night, wear SC colors and yearbook staff will be there taking pictures. 

 Write down what you are thankful for and take a picture with it. 

 Doors will open at 9:00 and the movie will begin at 9:30. 

 SC Christmas 

 Weeklong event the first week of December 

 Fun events throughout the week. 

 Letter art, tree lighting ceremony, massages on campus, bingo night after the nine lives show, decorating wreaths and ornaments. 

o Tessa Caster 

 If you know anyone that needs yardwork done leadership is doing fall cleaning. Contact Zachary.moya@sckans.edu. 

o Next meeting November 29th 

o Christmas party in early December combined with Stufu! 

 

Adjournment: 

On a motion by President Demel to adjourn the meeting at 8:27 PM, the senate voted and the motion passed. 

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Tue, 15 Nov 2016 21:30:00 -0600 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[College Hill Coffee to Host Three Performances on November 18 (Music)]]> http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/music/news/view/1834/?college-hill-coffee-to-host-three-performances-on-november-18 http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/music/news/view/1834/?college-hill-coffee-to-host-three-performances-on-november-18 An evening of music, friendship, fun, and coffee is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 18, at College Hill Coffee at 403 Soward in Winfield.  The community is invited to attend and there is no admission charge.

The Community Music School will perform at 7 p.m., followed by the Brass Ensemble from Southwestern College at 7:30 p.m., and finishing up with the vocal group Teachappella at 8 p.m.

Community Music School students from the voice, violin, and piano studios will be performing secular and non-holiday selections with performers ranging in age from four to seventy. They will exhibit the school’s diverse spectrum of experience levels in a variety of genres from contemporary to more classical styles.

“It is always a pleasure to collaborate with our most staunch supporters in the arts and to give the community a sampling of what the Community Music School is all about,” says Dylan Moore, director for The Community Music School.

The SC Brass Ensemble is a four-member group which includes Lawrence Taylor, Nathan Metzinger, Jonathon Lane, and Tanner Schartz. According to Moore, the group will perform a number of holiday favorites with a special brass flare.

Teachapella is a four-member a cappella group performing a mixture of a cappella favorites, soul stirring spirituals, hard rock anthems, and more uplifting musical selections. The group includes JourneyKids Choir director, Nikki Kirk, and local teachers Alisha Montgomery, Rachael Vann, and RyAnn Myers.

“We are extremely excited to partner with Nikki Kirk and Teachappella to offer this eclectic program of music at College Hill Coffee,” Moore says. 

For more information, contact Moore at (620) 229-6188 or email cms@sckans.edu.

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Mon, 14 Nov 2016 17:52:59 -0600 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[Leadership Southwestern Welcomes Students from Country View Elementary (Leadership)]]> http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/leadership/news/view/1833/?leadership-southwestern-welcomes-students-from-country-view-elementary http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/leadership/news/view/1833/?leadership-southwestern-welcomes-students-from-country-view-elementary Bailey Pfingsten and Raquel Resendiz, second-year Leadership Southwestern students, invited fifth graders from Country View Elementary to SC to learn about Leadership.
Leadership Students with CV
“We chose Country View because of their class size and we were familiar with the students,” says Resendiz.  “Our goal was to give them a foundation of leadership for future development.”

One of the activities students completed required that they close their eyes, picturing what a leader would look like, and then draw that vision on paper. The exercise culminates in the students talking through the shared characteristics of leaders it also helps them acknowledge that leaders are diverse. 

“A leader uses his or her strengths to build people up,” Resendiz stated.  

Brae Wood, director of Leadership Southwestern, says that this project is part of the second year team experience of facilitating and planning a leadership development project. 

“Bailey and Raquel are concentrating on elementary leadership development in their leadership growth this year,” Wood says. 

Pfingsten and Resendiz plan on visiting Country View to follow up and talk more about leadership qualities with the fifth graders.  

 

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Wed, 09 Nov 2016 15:21:50 -0600 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[SC Symphonic Band to Begin in January; Community Members Invited to Participate (Music)]]> http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/music/news/view/1832/?sc-symphonic-band-to-begin-in-january-community-members-invited-to-participate http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/music/news/view/1832/?sc-symphonic-band-to-begin-in-january-community-members-invited-to-participate Community members, ages 16 and up who play a wind or percussion instrument, are invited and encouraged to participate in the Southwestern College Symphonic Band, which will begin its inaugural season in January.  

The band will be under the direction of Jeremy Kirk, assistant professor of music at Southwestern College.  Kirk says that the band will learn and explore all areas of band literature ranging from traditional repertoire to new compositions by leading composers.  
Jeremy Kirk
“I am very excited to create the SC Symphonic Band,” Kirk says.  “The group will serve both SC students and members of the community.  By working together in a positive, nourishing environment, we will create a truly rewarding experience that will enhance personal and musical growth of all participants while enriching the arts within the community.”

Rehearsals will occur on Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m., in the Richardson Performing Arts Center beginning January 12.  To register or for more information, please contact Kirk at (620) 229-6303 or email jeremy.kirk@sckans.edu.

 

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Wed, 09 Nov 2016 14:34:40 -0600 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[Southwestern College Graduate Jerry Kill to be Recognized on Saturday, Nov. 12 (General)]]> http://www.sckans.edu/other/general/news/view/1831/?southwestern-college-graduate-jerry-kill--to-be-recognized-on-saturday-nov.-12 http://www.sckans.edu/other/general/news/view/1831/?southwestern-college-graduate-jerry-kill--to-be-recognized-on-saturday-nov.-12 Southwestern College will recognize Jerry Kill, class of 1984, on Saturday, Nov. 12, at halftime of the Southwestern-Sterling football game, which kicks off at 1:30 p.m.  The community is invited to attend a meet-and-greet with Kill from 12:15 to 1 p.m. at the southeast end of Jantz Stadium. 

Jerry Kill mugA Cheney native, Kill was a linebacker for the Moundbuilder football team and served as captain his senior year. He graduated with a degree in health, physical education and recreation, and was a member of the Beta Rho Mu fraternity. Kill is married to his college sweetheart, Rebecca (Smith) Kill ’87. They have two daughters, Krystal and Tasha.  

After serving as a high school football coach in Oklahoma and then as an assistant at Pittsburg State University, Kill accepted his first head coaching position at Saginaw Valley State University. He was head coach for Emporia State University, Southern Illinois University, and Northern Illinois University before moving to the University of Minnesota where he was named Big 10 Coach of the Year in 2014. Kill guided the Gophers to three straight bowl games from 2012 to14. In 2016, Kill joined Kansas State University as associate athletic director. 

Kill was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2005. After beating cancer he was able to manage lingering health issues and return to coaching, but he ultimately stepped down from his coaching position at Minnesota in October of 2015 due to epileptic episodes. In addition to his current work at Kansas State University, Kill has worked to bring awareness to cancer and epilepsy through the Coach Kill Cancer Fund, the Chasing Dreams Epilepsy Fund, and his new biography, “Chasing Dreams: Living My Life One Yard at a Time.” Copies of Kill’s biography will be available for purchase at the Nov. 12 meet-and-greet.

Kill, a member of the Southwestern College Athletic Hall of Fame, was inducted into the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame in October.

“Coach Kill is a wonderful example of the Moundbuilder spirit at work in the world – we are excited to honor and recognize his achievements,” said Brad Andrews, president of Southwestern College. 

 

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Mon, 07 Nov 2016 11:08:57 -0600 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[10 tips for effective searchs on Google (Information Technology)]]> http://www.sckans.edu/student-services/information-technology/news/view/1830/?10-tips-for-effective-searchs-on-google http://www.sckans.edu/student-services/information-technology/news/view/1830/?10-tips-for-effective-searchs-on-google In our era of advanced technology and high-speed Internet connections, you can find information on virtually anything. In the space of just a few minutes, we can find recipes for the tastiest pie or learn all about the theory of wave-particle duality.

But more often than not, we have to sift through a vast body of knowledge to get the information we need, and this can take hours rather than minutes. This is why Bright Side has put together a list of the most effective methods for searching Google to help you find the precious material you’re looking for in just a couple of clicks.

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Fri, 04 Nov 2016 08:37:25 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[Five New Members Inducted into the Southwestern College Athletic Hall of Fame (General)]]> http://www.sckans.edu/other/general/news/view/1829/?five-new-members-inducted-into-the-southwestern-college-athletic-hall-of-fame http://www.sckans.edu/other/general/news/view/1829/?five-new-members-inducted-into-the-southwestern-college-athletic-hall-of-fame The Southwestern College Athletic Hall of Fame inducted five new members Saturday, Oct. 8, in the Roy L. Smith Student Center.  The new members are Keitha Adams, Tony Gray, Lisa Buller-Brummer, Brant Littrell, and Gerald Houser.AThletic HOF

Keitha Adams graduated from Southwestern in 1989, and has gone on to lead a very successful career as a collegiate women’s basketball coach. She is about to begin her 15th season as the head women’s basketball coach at the University of Texas-El Paso, where she is the program’s all-time wins leader with a record of 276-186, including four Conference USA Championships, and four NCAA national tournament appearances. She is a three-time Conference USA Coach of the Year award winner, and has been a finalist for the National Coach of the Year

Tony Gray graduated in 1980, and was feared by many in the KCAC during his time as a linebacker for the Moundbuilders during the late 70’s and early 80’s. Known as one of the meanest defensive players in the game, he was an All-KCAC First Team selection, and earned NAIA District 10 First Team recognition, but the highlight of his career came in 1979 when he was named an NAIA All-American linebacker.

Lisa Buller-Brummer graduated in Southwestern in 1995 after a successful cross country and track career. In addition to earning five KCAC Individual track championships, she also won three KCAC individual cross country titles. She went on to become Southwestern’s first NAIA Women’s Cross Country All-American in 1993 and earned the honor again in 1994, and was an NAIA Indoor All-American in the two-mile run in 1994.

Brandt Littrell is a 2004 graduate of Southwestern College, and he will be remembered as one of the most successful athletes in Moundbuilder cross country and track history. Between cross country and track, Brant won nine KCAC individual championships. He went on to become an NAIA Cross Country All-American in 2003, and was a five-time NAIA track All-American, and was a back-to-back NAIA steeplechase champion, winning the event in both 2003 and 2004.

Gerald Houser graduated in 1993 as a decorated member of the Moundbuilder track and field program. He was a six-time KCAC Champion, and a five-time NAIA District 10 champion, and went on to become a five-time NAIA All-American. Houser also produced a pair of school records. He was a member of the 4x400 meter relay team that completed the race in a program-best time of 3:10.25, and his 800 meter record (1:51.02) still stands after more than 25 years.

For more information about the SC Athletic Hall of Fame call (620) 229-6218.

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Wed, 02 Nov 2016 13:49:31 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[Cast for ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern’ and ‘The Fifteen-Minute Hamlet’ Announced (Theatre Arts)]]> http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/theatre-arts/news/view/1828/?cast-for-rosencrantz-and-guildenstern-and-the-fifteen-minute-hamlet--announced http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/theatre-arts/news/view/1828/?cast-for-rosencrantz-and-guildenstern-and-the-fifteen-minute-hamlet--announced Southwestern College will present “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” and “The Fifteen-Minute Hamlet” on Friday, Nov. 11, and Saturday, Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday, Nov. 13, at 2:30 p.m., in the Richardson Performing Art Center, in the Christy Administration Building.

Directed and produced by Roger Moon, “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” is an absurd comic take on the classic “Hamlet,” while “15-Minute Hamlet” is a condensed version of the play. Both pieces were written by Tom Stoppard, who also wrote the film “Shakespeare in Love.”  

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Promo 1The SC production will feature Southwestern College students Stephen Gehly as Rosencrantz;  Meagan Morrow as Guildenstern; Hamlet will be played by William Wade, and The Player by Jack Warring.   

Cast members will double for “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” and “The Fifteen Minute Hamlet,” playing the same roles in both productions.  

“This is a wonderful opportunity for Southwestern College’s actors to build their skills with Shakespearean text, and comedy in two styles,” says Moon. “It will also be an incredible opportunity for audiences to enjoy these two great comedies.”

Members of the court of Elsinore are played by Matt Porter as Claudius, Allie Petrovich as Gertrude, Donnie Dutton as Polonius, Julianna Smarsh as Ophelia, Tanner Schartz as Horatio, Jacob Marney as Fortinbras, Peter Wei Pan and Yue Sylvia Xu as court guards, and Kale Baker as the English Ambassador.

The traveling tragedians performing in the court at Elsinore are played by Willow Branch, Carlene Dick, Shawn Knepper, John Lane, and Tanner Schartz. 

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Promo 2The production has a large technical staff including stage manager Carson Davis; assistant stage managers Kara McClain, Brandi Young, Tessa Castor, and Emily Jones; set designer Roger Moon; costume designer Allyson Moon; lighting designers Meagan Morrow, William Wade and Matt Porter; master electrician Scott Olney; makeup designers Kaela Massey and Ondreya Seahorn; props masters Carlene Dick and Juliana Smarsh; technical director Britany Morgan; shop foreman Jonathan Lane; sound designer Brandi Young and sound operator Toni Ervin; publicity manager Kale Baker; house manager Lena Williams; and box office manager Alex Wilken. 

Ticket prices are $12 for adults, $6 for youth and area students with school ID, $10 for senior citizens, and free for all Southwestern faculty, staff, and students. Tickets can be reserved by calling (620) 221-7720, or emailing boxoffice@sckans.edu. 
 

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Tue, 01 Nov 2016 14:56:00 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[Three Former Moundbuilders to Enter SC Natural Science Hall of Fame (Alumni News)]]> http://www.sckans.edu/connecting-to-sc/alumni-news/news/view/1827/?three-former-moundbuilders-to-enter-sc-natural-science-hall-of-fame http://www.sckans.edu/connecting-to-sc/alumni-news/news/view/1827/?three-former-moundbuilders-to-enter-sc-natural-science-hall-of-fame Three Southwestern College graduates will be inducted into the Natural Science Hall of Fame on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 5 p.m., in Deets Library on the campus of Southwestern College.  

The new members are Charles Hunter, Winfield; Gerald “Eddie” Weigle, Burden; and Arthur Hertzler (deceased). The hall of fame plaques will be on display prior to the 5 p.m. dinner in the Deets Library.  The induction ceremony will begin at the conclusion of the meal.  
This hall of fame honors Southwestern College alumni who have made significant contributions in the natural sciences.

“The legacy of Southwestern College’s natural science program has been in place for over 100 years, as is evidenced by the induction of this year’s notable alumni,” says Susan Lowe, director of alumni programs at Southwestern. “Dr. Arthur Hertzler, class of 1896, was a man ahead of his time in the field of medicine, and the education background he received at Southwestern undoubtedly was a part of that success.  The other two 2016 inductees bear witness to the fact that this legacy remains as strong as ever.  It is truly an honor to recognize these outstanding individuals for their work.”

Inductees include:
•    K. Charles “Charlie” Hunter ’67 turned his fascination with invertebrate animals and his love for teaching into a 42-year career on the Southwestern College faculty. He returned to the college as a sabbatical replacement in 1974 after earning his graduate degrees from the University of Oregon, but plans for a short stay changed when he fell in love with undergraduate teaching and the quality and character of SC students. During this time, he fostered undergraduate research and designed a number of courses that continued to be taught at SC, including his favorite, Animal Physiology. He was the driving force behind SC’s marine biology program and for 16 summers taught students (including Moundbuilders) at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology. Hunter’s awards included several SGA Faculty Citations, the Kopke Distinguished Teaching Award, and the United Methodist Exemplary Teacher Award.

•    Gerald E. Weigle II ’93 received undergraduate degrees in both biology/chemistry and physics from Southwestern and a master’s in electrical engineering from Kansas State University before going to work for Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio. While at SwRI he worked on software for numerous NASA spacecraft missions, including Deep Impact, Cassini (Saturn), New Horizons (Pluto), and the Curiosity Rover (Mars). Weigle took on leadership of several of the project: On the Pluto project he was lead engineer for operations, and he was software project manager for the Curiosity Rover. He left SwRI in 2013 to move home to Burden, Kan., where he formed Big Head Endian LLC. The professional engineering and software firm continues to work on the projects Weigle had at SwRI, in addition to new mission work. 

•    Arthur E. Hertzler, class of 1896, was known as the “Horse and Buggy Doctor” and brought health care to Kansas which rivaled that found anywhere at the time.  Having received his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School, Dr. Hertzler continued with three years of intensive medical study in Berlin before returning to Kansas.  His reputation for diagnosis and treatment was well known and physicians from a wide area consulted with him.  Hertzler had been offered a position as Professor of Anatomy at Northwestern, but chose instead to establish the Halstead (Kan.) Hospital in 1902.  During that same year, he accepted a position to teach pathology, histology, surgery, and gynecology at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, although he still held office hours two days a week in Halstead.  In 1946, after more than 50 years of 18-hour days, Hertzler retired.  The legacy of this outstanding Kansas country doctor lives on through the Hertzler Research Foundation, Agnes Hertzler Memorial Clinic, Kansas Health Museum, and Halstead Hospital. 

Pat Ross, chair of the division of natural sciences and mathematics at Southwestern, will serve as the master of ceremonies for the induction.  Prior to the hall of fame inductions, there will be introductions of the science advisory council members, biology activity grant scholars, internship participants, and the Tri-Beta officers.

View the online Natural Science Hall of Fame gallery here.

For more information about the Natural Science Hall of Fame, contact Lowe at (620) 229-6334.

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Mon, 31 Oct 2016 14:45:00 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[SC Ranked as Top Kansas School in Best Bang for the Buck Rankings by ‘Washington Monthly’ (General)]]> http://www.sckans.edu/other/general/news/view/1826/?sc-ranked-as-top-kansas-school-in-best-bang-for-the-buck-rankings-by-washington-monthly http://www.sckans.edu/other/general/news/view/1826/?sc-ranked-as-top-kansas-school-in-best-bang-for-the-buck-rankings-by-washington-monthly Washington Monthly magazine has recognized Southwestern College as one of the nation’s top values in higher education in its 2016 college rankings issue. The magazine ranks SC fifth in the Midwest Region as a “Best Bang for the Buck College.” 

According to Washington Monthly, the “Best Bang for the Buck” list includes schools that help non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices.

“This is who we are at Southwestern and it’s what we have been doing for more than 130 years: helping deserving students attain meaningful degrees at affordable prices,” says Southwestern College President Brad Andrews. 

Washington Monthly’s methodology for the rankings is rooted in three categories: social mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and Ph.D.s) and service (encouraging students to give back to their country).

Data reviewed in the ranking process includes graduation rates, first-generation student ratios, graduate earnings, net price of attendance, and a measure calculated for each institution’s dedication to community service. In total, 367 institutions of higher education were ranked in the Midwest category. The fifth place ranking put Southwestern ahead of all other schools in Kansas.

According to the guest editor of the issue, Kevin Carey, who directs the education policy program at the New America Foundation, the ranking is most fundamentally based “not on what (colleges) did for themselves, but on what they did for their country.” 

“Colleges that enrolled many low-income students and helped them graduate did well on our rankings, regardless of how famous they were. So did universities producing the next generation of scientists and Ph.D.s, and those that built an ethos of public obligation by sending graduates into service,” wrote Carey in his introduction to the college rankings guide. 

SC was also ranked in the magazine’s Top 100 Master’s Universities at number 33.        

In addition to the Washington Monthly ranking, Southwestern has achieved other recent recognitions for offering outstanding value to students.  A February study by Georgetown University Center for Education named SC best in the state for graduates beating mid-career salary expectations. U.S. News & World Report ranked SC a Top Tier Midwest Regional University in the newsmagazine’s annual ranking, which was published in September.

The complete ranking of Midwest “Best Bang for the Buck Colleges 2016” is available online and includes the magazine’s methodology.

 

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Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:24:00 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[Community Youth Invited to Participate in Halloween Events at Southwestern College (General)]]> http://www.sckans.edu/other/general/news/view/1825/?community-youth-invited-to-participate-in-halloween-events-at-southwestern-college http://www.sckans.edu/other/general/news/view/1825/?community-youth-invited-to-participate-in-halloween-events-at-southwestern-college Community youth are invited to a couple of Halloween events going on at Southwestern College.

Education Builders are hosting a Trunk or Treat event on Sunday, Oct. 30, from 6-8 p.m., at the bottom of the 77 steps. 

“We are doing this event as a way for the college to give back to the community that is always there to support us,” says Morgan Hughes, president of Education Builders.  “We also wanted to create a safe event for young children to come and trick or treat. We will have at least 20 different trunks representing different organizations on campus. The children can come dressed up and get their Halloween candy while also feeling the SC spirit.”

On Monday, Oct. 31, from 5-8 p.m., Deets Library, on the campus of Southwestern College, will be offering treats.  Trick-or-treaters are asked to use the south library entrance accessible from the Broadhurst Residence Hall parking lot where they will discover a low-light and not too scary balloon maze to navigate. The first 50 children in costume who make it through the library maze will receive a free book.

 

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Wed, 26 Oct 2016 13:57:43 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[Internet bandwidth update (Information Technology)]]> http://www.sckans.edu/student-services/information-technology/news/view/1824/?internet-bandwidth-update http://www.sckans.edu/student-services/information-technology/news/view/1824/?internet-bandwidth-update We have finished reviewing our bandwidth utilization analysis and found some ways to improve access for students.  Although our total limit did not change, we have managed to find savings from some areas and allocated those savings to students and their devices.

At this time, student laptops and personal devices are allocated up to the maximum of 90% of our bandwidth, although that percentage will depend on higher priority devices and applications, such as our servers, blackboard, self-service etc, and faculty laptops.

If you have any issues with access, please call the helpdesk and report it, or tweet @builder_cio, and we will look into it.

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Wed, 26 Oct 2016 10:34:00 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[BEWARE of phishing emails! (Information Technology)]]> http://www.sckans.edu/student-services/information-technology/news/view/1823/?beware-of-phishing-emails http://www.sckans.edu/student-services/information-technology/news/view/1823/?beware-of-phishing-emails Many of you have been receiving various emails that on the surface appear to come from official looking Southwestern College, Microsoft, or Helpdesk accounts. Some of these may request personal account information (either directly or via a link), while others may contain an attachment. Please be advised that these are SPAM, and should be disregarded.

Under no circumstances should you ever divulge your account password via email.

Please do not click on links that appear to be sent from IT before you check for a valid email address (i.e. @sckans.edu). If in doubt, you can call us before clicking at 620-229-6444.

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Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:06:00 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[Wireless Access Coverage update! (Information Technology)]]> http://www.sckans.edu/student-services/information-technology/news/view/1822/?wireless-access-coverage-update http://www.sckans.edu/student-services/information-technology/news/view/1822/?wireless-access-coverage-update We have completed the installation of additional wireless access points in Cole, Wallingford and Darbeth North!  Those areas should now have a wider area of coverage for wireless connections.  We continue to keep track, through our helpdesk, of calls and requests for better wireless access and will add to the project as needed.  So, please continue to call the helpdesk if you have any connectivity issues!

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Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:32:01 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[Small Packages: Auditions (Theatre Arts)]]> http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/theatre-arts/news/view/1821/?small-packages-auditions http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/theatre-arts/news/view/1821/?small-packages-auditions This year's student directors are ready for you to audition for Small Packages! Small Packages are 10-minute scenes directed by five current SC students and will be performed on December 3rd.

 

All auditions will be in the Little Theatre and are at the following times:

Wednesday, October 26th @ 5pm

Wednesday, October 26th @ 10pm

Thursday, October 27th @ 10pm

 

No acting experience is required! This is a fun time to discover new skills and to have fun with other classmates. Any questions-contact Roger Moon at roger.moon@sckans.edu

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Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:37:51 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[9 Lives Community Show (Theatre Arts)]]> http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/theatre-arts/news/view/1820/?9-lives-community-show http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/theatre-arts/news/view/1820/?9-lives-community-show 9 Lives Creature Featre

Join us this Saturday when the 9 LIVES Improv Comedy Troupe presents: CREATURE FEATURE Comunity Show at 7:00pm in Messenger Recital Hall.

Admission is free for everyone, and so is the candy! Costumes are optional, but definitely encouraged!

If you have any questions, please call 620.229.6328.

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Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:30:00 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[Kendra Weddle Irons to Present Parkhurst Lecture at Southwestern College (General)]]> http://www.sckans.edu/other/general/news/view/1818/?kendra-weddle-irons-to-present-parkhurst-lecture-at-southwestern-college http://www.sckans.edu/other/general/news/view/1818/?kendra-weddle-irons-to-present-parkhurst-lecture-at-southwestern-college Kendra Weddle Irons, associate professor of religion and humanities at Texas Wesleyan University, will present the Parkhurst Lecture at Southwestern College on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 4 p.m., in Wroten Hall on the SC campus.  There is no admission charge and the public is invited to attend.   Additionally, at 7 p.m., inside Grace United Methodist Church, Southwestern will host a panel on women in ministry featuring Irons and several area women clergy.

The title of the lecture is “M. Madeline Southard: From the Plains to the Pulpit and Beyond.”

“Dr. Irons is the foremost scholar on Madeline Southard, a Southwestern alumna who was a pioneer for women clergy,” says Jackson Lashier, assistant professor of religion at Southwestern College.  “Her speeches and writings in the early twentieth century were instrumental to the struggle for the full ordination rights of women finally recognized by the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1956. Dr. Irons presence on our campus offers our Builder community the chance to remember and honor the significant work and contributions of one of our own.”

Irons holds a Ph.D in religion from Baylor University and a master of arts degree in theological studies from Asbury Theological Seminary. She is the author of numerous monographs, including most recently, “If Eve Only Knew: Freeing Yourself from Biblical Womanhood and Becoming All You are Meant to Be” (Chalice Press, 2015). Her first book—“Preaching on the Plains: Methodist Women Preachers in Kansas, 1920-1956” (University Press of American, 2007)—examines United Methodist women who preached in Kansas prior to 1956 and includes two chapters dedicated to M. Madeline Southard, a Southwestern alumna.

The Parkhurst Lecture is one of three annual endowed lectures hosted by the philosophy and religion department of the social sciences division at Southwestern College. This lecture focuses on Biblical studies. 

For more information contact Lashier at (620) 229-6066.

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Mon, 17 Oct 2016 15:15:00 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[Three Former Moundbuilders to Enter Southwestern College Natural Science Hall of Fame (General)]]> http://www.sckans.edu/other/general/news/view/1817/?three-former-moundbuilders-to-enter-southwestern-college-natural-science-hall-of-fame http://www.sckans.edu/other/general/news/view/1817/?three-former-moundbuilders-to-enter-southwestern-college-natural-science-hall-of-fame Three Southwestern College graduates will be inducted into the Natural Science Hall of Fame on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 5 p.m., in Deets Library on the campus of Southwestern College.  

The new members are Charles Hunter, Winfield; Gerald “Eddie” Weigle, Burden; and Arthur Hertzler (deceased). The hall of fame plaques will be on display prior to the 5 p.m. dinner in the Deets Library.  The induction ceremony will begin at the conclusion of the meal.  
This hall of fame honors Southwestern College alumni who have made significant contributions in the natural sciences.

“The legacy of Southwestern College’s natural science program has been in place for over 100 years, as is evidenced by the induction of this year’s notable alumni,” says Susan Lowe, director of alumni programs at Southwestern. “Dr. Arthur Hertzler, class of 1896, was a man ahead of his time in the field of medicine, and the education background he received at Southwestern undoubtedly was a part of that success.  The other two 2016 inductees bear witness to the fact that this legacy remains as strong as ever.  It is truly an honor to recognize these outstanding individuals for their work.”

Inductees include:
•    K. Charles “Charlie” Hunter ’67 turned his fascination with invertebrate animals and his love for teaching into a 42-year career on the Southwestern College faculty. He returned to the college as a sabbatical replacement in 1974 after earning his graduate degrees from the University of Oregon, but plans for a short stay changed when he fell in love with undergraduate teaching and the quality and character of SC students. During this time, he fostered undergraduate research and designed a number of courses that continued to be taught at SC, including his favorite, Animal Physiology. He was the driving force behind SC’s marine biology program and for 16 summers taught students (including Moundbuilders) at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology. Hunter’s awards included several SGA Faculty Citations, the Kopke Distinguished Teaching Award, and the United Methodist Exemplary Teacher Award.

•    Gerald E. Weigle II ’93 received undergraduate degrees in both biology/chemistry and physics from Southwestern and a master’s in electrical engineering from Kansas State University before going to work for Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio. While at SwRI he worked on software for numerous NASA spacecraft missions, including Deep Impact, Cassini (Saturn), New Horizons (Pluto), and the Curiosity Rover (Mars). Weigle took on leadership of several of the project: On the Pluto project he was lead engineer for operations, and he was software project manager for the Curiosity Rover. He left SwRI in 2013 to move home to Burden, Kan., where he formed Big Head Endian LLC. The professional engineering and software firm continues to work on the projects Weigle had at SwRI, in addition to new mission work. 

•    Arthur E. Hertzler, class of 1896, was known as the “Horse and Buggy Doctor” and brought health care to Kansas which rivaled that found anywhere at the time.  Having received his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School, Dr. Hertzler continued with three years of intensive medical study in Berlin before returning to Kansas.  His reputation for diagnosis and treatment was well known and physicians from a wide area consulted with him.  Hertzler had been offered a position as Professor of Anatomy at Northwestern, but chose instead to establish the Halstead (Kan.) Hospital in 1902.  During that same year, he accepted a position to teach pathology, histology, surgery, and gynecology at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, although he still held office hours two days a week in Halstead.  In 1946, after more than 50 years of 18-hour days, Hertzler retired.  The legacy of this outstanding Kansas country doctor lives on through the Hertzler Research Foundation, Agnes Hertzler Memorial Clinic, Kansas Health Museum, and Halstead Hospital. 

Pat Ross, chair of the division of natural sciences and mathematics at Southwestern, will serve as the master of ceremonies for the induction.  Prior to the hall of fame inductions, there will be introductions of the science advisory council members, biology activity grant scholars, internship participants, and the Tri-Beta officers.

For more information about the Natural Science Hall of Fame, contact Lowe at (620) 229-6334.

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Thu, 13 Oct 2016 13:49:48 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[SC Students Join Forces for Community Kids (General)]]> http://www.sckans.edu/other/general/news/view/1816/?sc-students-join-forces-for-community-kids http://www.sckans.edu/other/general/news/view/1816/?sc-students-join-forces-for-community-kids Southwestern College students participated in a Homecoming service project on Sunday, Oct. 2.  The event was planned and hosted by Leadership Southwestern, Discipleship, and Green Team Southwestern.  A total of 331 SC students filled 1,500 bags for the Backpack for Kids program.

The bags included 11 non-perishable food items, two athletic passes for SC events, and a hand-written note from an SC students on a postcard. The handwritten postHC Service Learningcards were printed on recycled paper donated by Jason Speegle and the Green Team.

The backpack food programs provide a bag of non-perishable food to children when school meal programs are unavailable.  Students from Winfield, Arkansas City, and Wellington who have been identified as living in food insecure homes will receive the bags. 

USD 465 Superintendent J.K Campbell says that this project will help a lot of area youth. 

“Southwestern College student's service learning project will have a major impact on food insecure children,” Campbell says. “Their efforts will provide over 120 children with weekend food backpacks for a significant period of time - aiding in their ability to focus and learn, and providing much needed food security to the children served through this vital program.”

“I love that the SC experience is about the whole person,” says Brae Wood, director of Leadership Southwestern.  “We challenge students to contribute to their community through their knowledge and talent. Southwestern balances expertise with experience for students. Having a school-wide service project as a kick-off to Homecoming is a great example of that. My favorite part is walking around listening to students reflect on the service.”

Financial donors include: Wal-Mart in Winfield, Arkansas City, and Wellington; First United Methodist Church in Winfield; and Southwestern College service learning, athletics, student life, and performing arts.  

“Being a Builder is about being dedicated to things that are bigger than yourself,” Speegle says.  “On Sunday, we were able to join forces and make a real, tangible impact on hunger in our community. Seeing over 300 SC students serving together makes me proud to be a Builder.”

 

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Thu, 13 Oct 2016 10:37:14 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[SGA Meeting Minutes 10-11-2016 (SGA)]]> http://www.sckans.edu/activities/sga/sga-minutes/view/1845/?sga-meeting-minutes-10-11-2016 http://www.sckans.edu/activities/sga/sga-minutes/view/1845/?sga-meeting-minutes-10-11-2016 SGA Meeting Minutes 

For October 11, 2016 

Call to Order: 

The meeting was called to order by Vice President Jones at 8:06 PM 

Invocation: Given by Student Conduct Advisor Jordan. 

Roll Call: 

There were (5) executives present and (9) Senators and (12/17) Organizations. 

Approval of Minutes: 

A motion was made by Treasurer Jewett to pass the minutes as unread. Motion passed without debate. 

Officer Reports: 

President – Student Concerns Board of Trustees- Justin Williams gave a presentation about international students on campus. Alyson Moon was the faculty rep and she talked about the problems with the Wi-Fi. The institute for Discipleship got a $500,000 grant from the lily foundation. This grant is used for a project called the Summit and a masters in specialized ministry with an influence in youth ministry. At Summit, current students will help mentor high school students that come on campus for a week that believe they are called to ministry. Application to be a mentor is due before Christmas break. 

Vice President – Academic Affairs Board of Trustees- Wi-Fi is going to be improved. 10 routers are being added all around campus. They are adding one in all the major hotspots on campus. 

Secretary – Academic Affairs Board of Trustees- 100% of students that committed to southwestern came versus a normal 70% rate. Wanting to raise the retention rate 2%. 

Open Period/Announcements: 

Laser Tag in Christy 

 7-10 volunteer for shifts 

 Can play during shifts you aren’t working 

 

Enactus Fundraiser 

 Raising money for a campus in Florida that was damaged during the hurricane. 

 Any donation counts 

 They are selling t-shirts for probably $15. 

 

Volleyball 

 Plays Saint Mary’s on Saturday 

 

Pre-Health Professionals 

 Go get your flu shot 10:00-2:00 bring insurance card and it is free. 

 If you don’t have insurance it will cost $25. 

 

SGA Open Floor 

 Voting- 216 people voted for finals for Queen and King 

 Campaigning may not be allowed within a certain area of voting—looking into it for homecoming vs senate elections 

o Option to implement new law 

 Homecoming Packets 

o Asked to be given out a little earlier, possibly 2 weeks ahead of time. 

 Sorority and Fraternity 

o Rumors of students trying to start these organizations on campus. 

 

T-shirt Design 

 Thanks Craig Lantz! 

 Light heather grey 

 Motion passed to approve shirt design 

 

Organizations Announcements 

 9-lives show October 22nd at 9:00 

 InterACT- October 21st bonfire with scary stories at 7:00 

 Ed Builders- Trunk or Treat, October 30th is open to all the community at Key Hole Drive 

 SC Republicans- Tuesday October 25th at 12:00 pm Senator Pompeo will be here. Business professors are offering extra credit. 

 Preforming Arts Department Haunted House at the Marquee- October 21st and 22nd 7-midnight both days 

 

Event Approval form reminder from Anjaih 

 Need to get forms completed when hosting a campus event. 

 Asked to be completed 2 weeks before event. 

 

Next Meeting October 25th at 8:00 

Adjournment: 

On a motion by Secretary Caro to adjourn the meeting at 8:33 PM, the senate voted and the motion passed. 

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Tue, 11 Oct 2016 21:30:00 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[ Southwestern Top-Tier in US News Colleges (General)]]> http://www.sckans.edu/other/general/news/view/1815/?-southwestern-top-tier-in-us-news-colleges http://www.sckans.edu/other/general/news/view/1815/?-southwestern-top-tier-in-us-news-colleges Southwestern College has been named a Tier One college in the 2017 “U.S.News and World Report Best Colleges” annual ranking of the nation’s colleges and universities. The college’s Professional Studies program also has been recognized in the Best Colleges report for its online bachelor’s degree programs, online graduate business program, and online graduate education programs.

This is another indication of the great quality and value of a Southwestern College education,” says Southwestern College President Brad Andrews.  “I am so proud of the high quality education our faculty provide to each student.”

Andrews says there is a direct correlation between the rankings and the large freshman class at Southwestern.  Enrollment numbers become official after the 20th day of classes.  SC’s freshman class has 182 students, the second largest class in more than 40 years.  SC also welcomed 54 transfer students to campus. 

"The size of this year's new student class is a clear indication that students and their families realize the quality and value of a Southwestern College education," Andrews says. 

Southwestern is categorized as a “Midwest Regional University.” The region is made up of colleges and universities from Kansas, Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana, Nebraska, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Michigan, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Illinois. “U.S. News and World Report” defines regional universities as schools that offer a wide range of undergraduate majors and graduate programs but few doctoral programs.  

Southwestern College and other regional universities are compared to and ranked against their peer group in the surrounding geographical location because they tend to draw students primarily from surrounding states, according to “U.S. News & World Report.” Other regions in the publication included the North, South, and West.

 

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Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:31:00 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[‘Love Letters’ On Stage Oct. 8 at Southwestern College (Theatre Arts)]]> http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/theatre-arts/news/view/1814/?love-letters-on-stage-oct.-8-at-southwestern-college http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/theatre-arts/news/view/1814/?love-letters-on-stage-oct.-8-at-southwestern-college “Love Letters,” A. R. Gurney’s play about lifelong love and friendship, will return to the Southwestern College stage for one night during the SC Homecoming weekend.  The production will be presented Saturday, Oct. 8, at 8 p.m., in the Richardson Performing Arts Center located in the Christy Administration Building. 

Gurney’s 1989 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, in which two readers share the correspondence of ‘Andy’ and ‘Melissa,’ was performed in a memorable homecoming production in 1994 by then-SC President Carl Martin and first lady Mary Lou Martin. 

Carl and Mary Lou 1995For the upcoming production SC theatre professor Roger Moon, who also directed the ’94 production, has gathered a cast of 30 actors ranging from current SC freshmen theatre majors to Campus Player alumni who graduated 60 years ago.  The 15 couples will play ‘Andy’ and ‘Melissa,’ two friends in the play who corresponded by letters for 50 years of their lives.

SC freshmen will begin reading the letters of ‘Andy and ‘Melissa’ written when they were six years old, followed by current senior Campus Player theatre majors, then recent Campus Player alumni of the class of 2006 and ’01, and ’96, will read the love letters old ‘Andy’ and ‘Melissa’ as they continue through their early years and on into their lives.  Alumni from classes ending in ’01 and ’06 or adjacent years will continue, in tag-team fashion, to read the letters of ‘Andy’ and ‘Melissa,’ ending with the last letters read by SC Campus Player alumni of the class of 1956. 

Tickets for “Love Letters” are $12 for adults and $6 for students.  Tickets are general admission, but may be reserved at boxoffice@sckans.edu, or by calling (620) 221-7720 or the SC performing arts office at (620) 229-6272.  Tickets will also be sold at the box office in the Christy Administration Building immediately before the performance. Proceeds from the performance will support the SC theatre department TOMARI Technical Theatre Arts Center, and be used toward addition of a new shop for set construction.   

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Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:55:31 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[JourneyKids Choir Open House is Oct. 6 (General)]]> http://www.sckans.edu/other/general/news/view/1813/?journeykids-choir-open-house-is-oct.-6 http://www.sckans.edu/other/general/news/view/1813/?journeykids-choir-open-house-is-oct.-6 The Community Music School (CMS) at Southwestern College’s JourneyKids Choir will host an open house and rehearsal Thursday, Oct. 6, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. 

The theme of the open house is “The Singing Games,” and students will have the opportunity to learn new songs and musical games with their peers.

“Open houses are a wonderful opportunity for students and families to attend a rehearsal, experience our program, and have a little fun in the process,” says Dylan Moore, CMS director. 

The CMS JourneyKids Choir, which is for students grades 2-8, is a choral opportunity for students of all experience levels from south central Kansas and the Walnut Valley. The JourneyKids Choir will have a final enrollment following the open house, which will be the last time for students to join the group for the fall 2016 semester. The group’s culminating fall performance will be at Winterfest, held on Dec. 4 with the Southwestern College performing arts division in Richardson Performing Arts Center. 

Regular rehearsals are held in Darbeth Rehearsal Hall on the Southwestern College campus on Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The fee per semester for involvement in the group is $10 per month with a total cost of $40 per student. Partial need-based tuition scholarships are available.

“This open house will be a fun experience for children, teachers, and parents who enjoy music,” says director Nikki Kirk. “Everyone is encouraged to come and experience the joy of JourneyKids."

“We invite any students, parents, and teachers of the community for an informative and enlivening experience with our wonderful young singers,” Moore adds. 

For more information, interested individuals may contact Moore at (620) 229-6188 or by email at Dylan.moore@sckans.edu.

 

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Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:47:13 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[Work by Renowned Artist, SC Grad on Display Oct. 7-8 (General)]]> http://www.sckans.edu/other/general/news/view/1812/?work-by-renowned-artist-sc-grad-on-display-oct.-7-8 http://www.sckans.edu/other/general/news/view/1812/?work-by-renowned-artist-sc-grad-on-display-oct.-7-8 The artwork of Southwestern College alumnus Jerry Thomas will be on display in the President’s Art Gallery during Homecoming 2016.  Thomas is a member of the class of 1981.

Jerry ThomasThomas’s lifelike depictions of the historical American West have garnered him wide acclaim.  His attention to detail and passion for accurately portraying his subjects is a hallmark of his images.

His artwork will be on display on Friday, Oct. 7, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and again on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.  The President’s Art Gallery is located in the Darbeth Fine Arts Center.  There is no admission charge.  

“We are honored to have Jerry’s artwork on display for Homecoming,” says Susan Lowe, director of alumni programs at Southwestern.  “He will be at the Saturday (Oct. 8) performing arts reception in Darbeth Hall from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. for conversation and questions.  Don’t miss this opportunity to visit with him and see some of his incredible paintings.”

Thomas grew up in Scott City, location of the Jerry Thomas Gallery and Collection built in 2010.  The gallery displays and exhibits his original artwork and Western historical collection.

Thomas’s artwork is collected and displayed worldwide and has been featured on book covers, magazine articles, television and radio documentaries, and talk shows.  Widely recognized for his passion and dedication in supporting and protecting important historic preservation and restoration projects, Thomas has worked to preserve valuable national landmarks and historic sites through his artwork.
His Native American paintings have benefited and honored the Northern Cheyenne Nation and Crow Reservations.  Kansas Governor Sam Brownback also named him director of the initiative to design and build a museum at the El Cuartelejo National Historic Site.  

The SC graduate’s honors include the state-awarded “Kansas’ Finest,” and induction into the Southwestern College Fine Arts Hall of Fame.

 

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Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:46:07 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[SGA Meeting Minutes 09-27-2016 (SGA)]]> http://www.sckans.edu/activities/sga/sga-minutes/view/1844/?sga-meeting-minutes-09-27-2016 http://www.sckans.edu/activities/sga/sga-minutes/view/1844/?sga-meeting-minutes-09-27-2016 SGA Meeting Minutes 

For September 27, 2016 

Call to Order: 

The meeting was called to order by Vice President Emily Jones at 8:09PM 

Invocation: Given by Shayla Jordan. 

Roll Call: 

There were (5) executives present and (9) Senators, and 17/17 Organizations represented. 

New Officers 

-Shayla swore in all the new senate members, this includes: 

 Jenn Myers 

 

Officer Reports: 

President – N/A 

Vice President – N/A 

Treasurer – N/A 

Secretary – N/A 

Student Conduct Advisor – N/A 

Stufu President – N/A 

Committees: 

Constitutional amendments and elections- Emily Jones; Stefany Soto, Jay Buffum 

Activities and Allocations – Beth Jewett; Macy Stephens, Tanner Schartz 

Communication and Publicity- Savannah Caro; Raquel Resendiz, Quinlan Stein, Marquis Hodge 

Student Concerns- Shayla Jordan; Kale Baker, Tessa Castor 

Open Period/Announcements: 

Fools on the Hill -Wednesday night 9/28 

Home Football Game- Saturday 10/1 vs Friends 

Homecoming starts Sunday with the service project 

 Tessa Castor wants to help with cupcakes 

 

MBA Project- Tobacco Free Campus 

Sinead, Kirstin, Delaney, Audrey 

Project in class to make a tobacco free campus 

Group has talked to Kristin Petty and President- wants faculty staff and students on board. $25000 grant from Kansas Health Foundation. Friends University is going tobacco free July 1. President wants everyone on board- to prevent second hand smoke. Eliminating paying people to pick up cigarette butts. On the off-site facilities as well. All types of tobacco eliminated- dips and cigarettes. As soon as possible to implement this- possibly as soon as July 1: Implement before baseball gets started. Questions opposed about implementation and determining what is “getting people on board”, e-cigs, designated smoking areas, the effects this policy will have on recruitment and retention, consequences, fines, etc. MBA group considered surveying student 

body. Will meet with staff and Tracy Frederick and have received support from athletics, as they want to go tobacco free. To get the grant it could be that all tobacco has to be banned. 

Senator Jay Buffum requested senators and organization representatives have open discussion with senate and separate groups before voting on SGA support during next senate meeting. 

All agreed to send emails and questions to Audrey at Audrey.vorderlandwehr@sckans.edu or Delaney.osborne@sckans.edu and will send final responses to SGA by Friday (9/30) 

Opened the floor to the senate to discuss. 

News you need to know about 

 SC Republicans 

o Mike Pompeo coming to speak October 25th, event open to all students. Mossman 101 at 12:00. 

 

T-Shirts 

 Need shirt sizes and design ideas; Heather purple? 

o If you have any design ideas or thoughts bring them to the meeting next week or send to savannah.pfau@sckans.edu. 

 

Homecoming 

 The only events SGA is participating in is cupcake making and window decorating. 

o Email kayla.demel@sckans.edu or Emily.jones@sckans.edu if you would like to participate. 

 The theme is “Up with knowledge” 

o If anyone asks, no dodgeball, replaced with bubble soccer. 

o Lip-sync battle 

o Cupcake competition 

o Spirit night for Volleyball against Friends. 

o Mum-making- fun for everyone. 

o Bonfire- Friday night 

o Parade- Begins at 9:00 on Saturday 

 

Next Meeting 

 October 11th at 8:00 pm in campus life 

 

Adjournment: 

On a motion by Shayla Jordan to adjourn the meeting at 9:33 PM, the senate voted and the motion passed. 

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:30:00 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[The Internet is so SLOWWW! (Information Technology)]]> http://www.sckans.edu/student-services/information-technology/news/view/1811/?the-internet-is-so-slowww http://www.sckans.edu/student-services/information-technology/news/view/1811/?the-internet-is-so-slowww That is a complaint we hear a lot and we understand the frustration. There are more and more demands on the bandwidth and we can't seem to increase it quickly enough to keep up. We have ordered equipment and will be installing additional access points but in the interim, here are few things to keep in mind.
 
1) Make sure you are in the proper “lane”
Your SC provided laptops AND certain sites such as Blackboard, Self-Service and the Library Research Databases have the highest priority level on our bandwidth manager.  However, there are occasionally some computers that will misclassify on the network and are not routed to the correct "lane".  If you are using an SC laptop accessing standard information for work or school, and it is slow, please bring your laptop to the Helpdesk. They will look up your computer name and login information and work with the networking group to make sure it is categorized properly.
 
2) If you are in the proper lane and internet is still slow—let us know!
If you are on wireless, each access point has a limit on how much total bandwidth it can handle and when there are a lot of devices on the access point, it will slow down for everyone on it. We are taking steps to review and add wireless points as each gets congested. If you experience slowness, please let the helpdesk know where and when that happened and we will add that location to our review list—direct your email here: sc.helpdesk@sckans.edu
 
3) Are you on your own device?
If you are on your own personal devices, we can't guarantee a high level of bandwidth. SC issued devices receive preference.
 
4) Streaming has limits
There is also a maximum total limit on streaming media on campus access points regardless of what device or login you are using.
The best thing to do is to email or call the helpdesk, (620) 229-6444, when you have a slow connection. 
 
Sharing information about your accessibility issue will help us troubleshoot and will be used as a data point for our continual evaluation of the locations and traffic types that might need enhancements.
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Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:53:00 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[Patrick Lee Receives 40 Under 40 Award (General)]]> http://www.sckans.edu/other/general/news/view/1810/?patrick-lee-receives-40-under-40-award http://www.sckans.edu/other/general/news/view/1810/?patrick-lee-receives-40-under-40-award A Southwestern College professor is being honored by “CPA Practice Advisor” as a recipient of the magazine’s annual 40 Under 40 Award. Patrick Lee, assistant professor of accounting and Enactus advisor at SC, was selected one of 40 “young leaders who are helping to positively shape the accounting and tax profession.”

Patrick Lee 40 Under 40“It is an honor to be recognized as an accounting professional by accounting industry peers nationwide and internationally,” Lee says. “This honor not only affirms my values as a certified public accountant, but affirms my values of being an educator in a profession that is helping shape the next generation of CPAs right here at Southwestern College.” 

Lee also was invited to attend the Thought Leader Symposium Oct. 16 - 18 in Indianapolis, where leaders in the accounting profession will come together to tackle today’s challenges in the profession. 

“When I was a practicing CPA, I read the ‘CPA Practice Advisor’ every month,” Lee adds. “It is a publication respected in the industry as a source of the latest and greatest in technology, methods, and tools in the accounting field. It is a bit shocking to think that six years later I would be included in such a prestigious list of young accountants. Our industry is not only recognizing accounting professionals who do this work every single day, but the educators who are as much a part of the industry as the accounting professionals themselves.”  

“CPA Practice Advisor” calls this year’s 40 Under 40 honorees “the best and brightest talent in the accounting profession. They are all active in the professional community, as well as in their local communities, where many are small business owners and employers. Many are also frequently seen at industry trade shows, such as AICPA PS/Tech and state CPA society events, giving seminars or participating in round table discussions on evolving practices and technologies.”

Of the 40 individuals recognized, three educators are on the list representing the University of Alaska Fairbanks, University of Hartford (Barney School of Business), and Southwestern College.

“These young professionals are blazing a trail for their peers to follow, and are dedicated to enhancing firm management and client service through innovative technologies and workflow practices,” said editor-in-chief Gail Perry. "They are leading the way in firms of all sizes as the profession evolves to meet changing demands. We are proud to honor these professionals as 2016 '40 Under 40' Honorees.”

 

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Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:08:04 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[Southwestern College Dean of Education Serves on Kansas Blue Ribbon Task Force (General)]]> http://www.sckans.edu/other/general/news/view/1809/?southwestern-college-dean-of-education-serves-on-kansas-blue-ribbon-task-force http://www.sckans.edu/other/general/news/view/1809/?southwestern-college-dean-of-education-serves-on-kansas-blue-ribbon-task-force Southwestern College Dean of Education Cameron Carlson recently completed service on the Kansas Commissioner of Education’s Blue Ribbon Task Force on teacher vacancies and supply. Carlson began his appointment in April 2016, serving as the representative of teacher preparation programs at private colleges and universities.

The group’s final report was published Aug. 8.

“Southwestern College’s strong faculty, well-respected programs, and outstanding graduates– as well as Prof. Carlson’s great work in the field of teacher preparation made him an excellent choice to serve on the task force,” said Brad Andrews, president of Southwestern College. 

Southwestern College offers a fully accredited education program which awards bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in education. Many Southwestern graduates choose to stay and teach in Kansas.

“Alumni of our undergraduate and graduate education programs teach in classrooms across the state and are receiving recognition for their outstanding work as educators,” said Carlson. 

Brent Wolf, who received both bachelor’s and doctorate of education degrees from Southwestern, was named one of eight Kansas Teacher of the Year finalists on Sept. 10. The state-wide winner will be named in November.

“It seems only fitting that I give back to the communities, the schools, and the state that gave so much to me,” Wolf said. “Teaching in Kansas can be challenging, but I find that the challenge inspires me to be better and I’m hopeful that positive changes are coming.”  

In the task force’s final report the group outlined strategies for both recruiting and retaining educators in an effort to curb the growing shortage of teachers in Kansas. The group recommended that the State Board of Education makes increasing the recruitment and retention of teachers be top priority. Additionally, recommendations for immediate action were made to the state legislature, Kansas State Department of Education, school districts, public and private teacher preparation programs and members of Kansas education organizations. Strategic interventions to be launched over the course of the next four years were outlined.  

“It’s a point of pride for our program that many Southwestern graduates choose to serve in Kansas communities, but as outlined in the recommendations made in the final report of the task force, a lot of work remains to be done to improve the perception of teaching in Kansas as an attractive career,” Carlson said.

 

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Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:59:07 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[University of Alberta Professor to Present Beck Lecture at Southwestern College (General)]]> http://www.sckans.edu/other/general/news/view/1808/?university-of-alberta-professor-to-present-beck-lecture-at-southwestern-college http://www.sckans.edu/other/general/news/view/1808/?university-of-alberta-professor-to-present-beck-lecture-at-southwestern-college Joseph R. Wiebe, assistant professor of religion at the University of Alberta, will deliver the Beck Lecture at Southwestern College on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 4 p.m., in Wroten Hall. The public is invited to attend and there is no admission charge.  

Joe WiebeThe title of his lecture is “Christianity, Climate Change, and Life in the Anthropocene.”

Wiebe earned his M.T.S. from Duke University and his Ph.D. from McMaster University in Canada. He teaches religion and ecology with interests in communitarianism, imagination, and ethics. His first book, “Wendell Berry's Imagination in Place,” will be published by Baylor University Press in January 2017.

“In a presidential election year, I think the best way we can use the funds generously given to us by the Beck family is to find a topic within religion and science that also gets debated by the presidential candidates,” says Jacob Goodson, assistant professor of philosophy at Southwestern College.  “Climate change seems to be such a topic in this presidential election cycle: The problem of climate change is agreed upon by the scientific community, religious conservatives question the science of climate change, and Democrats and Republicans line up either behind the scientists or the religious conservatives. Dr. Joseph Wiebe will help us navigate these complex and difficult questions that involve Christian theology, environmental ethics, policy formation, religious reasoning, and scientific inquiry.” 

The Beck lectureship, funded by Paul V. Beck to explore topics relating to science and religion, is an annual event on campus and brings in theologians, scientists, and philosophers from across the nation.  

For more information about the Beck Lecture, call (620) 229-6059.

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Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:19:23 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[Southwestern College Alumni and Ambassadors to be Recognized (Homecoming)]]> http://www.sckans.edu/connecting-to-sc/homecoming/news/view/1807/?southwestern-college-alumni-and-ambassadors-to-be-recognized http://www.sckans.edu/connecting-to-sc/homecoming/news/view/1807/?southwestern-college-alumni-and-ambassadors-to-be-recognized The 2016 Ambassador Award, the Young Alumni Award, and the Alumni Recognition Award will be presented Friday, Oct. 7, at 6 p.m., at the Southwestern College Homecoming dinner in the Roy L. Smith dining hall.  The honorees are Daniel Nutter, Brett Annis, and Vernon and Cindy (Batt) Goertz.  Patty (Houtz) Callison ’71 will be master of ceremonies. 

The SC Ambassador Award will be presented to Daniel Nutter, former Southwestern College librarian.  This award recognizes non-graduates of the college who have captured the Builder spirit and have served as ambassadors of goodwill for the college and the community.  

Daniel Nutter’s tenure at Southwestern College spanned 18 years (1968 to 1986) and four institutional presidencies.  He was raised in the small rural community of Alcester, S.D., the youngest of three siblings. His father served as postmaster and his mother was a homemaker who also served as the first librarian of their town. 

Nutter graduated from Southeastern Oklahoma State University with an undergraduate degree in speech and history, then accepted his first librarian position in Buna, Texas, before moving to Clarendon, Texas, where he met and married his wife, Elizabeth.  Nutter continued to advance in his professional career while completing his master of library science degree from North Texas State College. His early career included moves to Hamshire, Texas, and Marshall, Texas.  In August 1968 he became library director at Southwestern College. His assistants included Ruby Gary, Ralph Decker and Kathy (Hickman) Wilgers and with cooperative effort, they worked to build an exemplary collection of books and periodicals in bound and microfilm format.  

Nutter brought the first Xerox copier to the Southwestern College campus. He also introduced the college and community to interlibrary loans, utilizing such outlets as Cooperating Winfield Colleges, and the South Central Kansas Library System, groups helped to facilitate during their early years. In the late 1970s, Nutter introduced the college to the nationwide database Ohio College Library Center (OCLC).

Brett Annis ’06 will receive the Young Alumni Award.  This honor is presented to a recent graduate who has made an outstanding commitment to the college through support, including attendance at college functions and recruitment of new students. 

Annis ’06/’10 grew up in the oil and gas industry in Ulysses, and continued in this field after graduation from Southwestern.  He worked at Williams/WPX Energy in Tulsa, Okla., for eight years then joined Continental Resources in Oklahoma City, where he had been for the last two years.  This September, Annis accepted a position as manager of Mid-Continental Region Business Development for Laclede Energy Resources in Oklahoma City.

At Southwestern, Annis excelled at basketball and track and field.  In basketball he was an NAIA All-America Scholar Athlete 2003-2005, an All-KCAC Scholar Athlete 2002-2005, is a member of the 1,000-point club, ranks in the top five in assists and three-pointers made, and was a three-time member of the All-Defensive team in the KCAC.  In track and field, he was a national qualifier in the 4x100, 4x400, and 4x800, and part of four KCAC outdoor team championships.  His undergraduate degree is in business and computer information systems and a minor in math and he also earned his MBA at Southwestern. 

Annis now lives in Oklahoma City with his wife, Katie, and two daughters, Avery Jean (3) and Jayci Sue (1).

Vernon ’66 and Cindy (Batt) Goertz ’66/’92, will receive the Outstanding Alumni Award in honor of their significant contributions to the college and community.  

The Goertzes received their diplomas from Southwestern more than four decades ago but they have been just as connected to Southwestern College as alumni as they were during their years as students. Both graduated from SC in 1966 with degrees in education and taught in the public schools for 37 years, most of that time in Winfield. Vernon and Cindy have made dozens of Southwestern College students feel at home in Winfield by serving as foster parents for football players (15 years), women’s basketball players (since 1997), and for international students (16 years).  These international students represent China, Malaysia, Singapore, Kenya, Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Brazil. They open their home for host family/student picnics each year, as well as pumpkin carving fall cookouts for both the women’s basketball team and international students. 

Their involvement doesn’t include only time, though: Vernon coached the Moundbuilder football team’s offensive line for 22 years and Cindy was an adjunct education instructor for 24 years. They have provided scholarships for upper-class students, provided volunteer labor during remodeling of athletic offices, and fostered connections between SC students and the Winfield community by helping create and organize the Purple Pride evening in downtown Winfield. 

“Helping students feel they have a home away from home is important to both the parents and the students,” Cindy says. “We also want them to feel connected to our community and for the community to get to know the students as the fine young people we know.”

The Homecoming dinner will be held in the Southwestern College dining hall, which is located on the upper level of the Roy L. Smith Student Center.  Seating is limited and tickets are $25.  To make reservations, contact Susan Lowe, director of alumni programs at Southwestern, at (620) 229-6334.

 

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Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:39:25 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[Strohl to Speak to MBA Students (General)]]> http://www.sckans.edu/other/general/news/view/1806/?strohl-to-speak-to-mba-students http://www.sckans.edu/other/general/news/view/1806/?strohl-to-speak-to-mba-students Rod StrohlDallas consultant and author Rod Strohl will be the first distinguished guest speaker of a series being organized by MBA students at Southwestern College. Strohl’s talk will be at noon Tuesday, Sept. 27, in Mossman Hall, room 101, and the public is invited to the free presentation.

Retired after 47 years in customer service with AT&T, Strohl will speak on the importance of relationships in today’s business world. He is currently writing a book, “Life Is All About Relationships.”

Strohl is a graduate of Southwestern College and earned a graduate degree in human resources from Ottawa University. During his career with AT&T he held various leadership roles throughout the Midwest and the Southwest. His honors include selection to Outstanding Young Men of America and Who’s Who in the Midwest. He was inducted into Southwestern College’s Business Hall of Fame in 2006.

Strohl is a member of the Southwestern College Board of Trustees.

For more information, contact Debbie McAlister, MBA program director, at 620-229-6074. 

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Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:15:00 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[Chris Barker to Give Constitution Day Lecture (General)]]> http://www.sckans.edu/other/general/news/view/1805/?chris-barker-to-give-constitution-day-lecture- http://www.sckans.edu/other/general/news/view/1805/?chris-barker-to-give-constitution-day-lecture- Chris Barker, assistant professor of political science at Southwestern College, will present a Constitution Day lecture on Friday, Sept. 16, at 11 a.m. in the Murray Reference Room located inside Deets Library.  There is no admission charge and the public is invited to attend.  

The title of the lecture is “Do We Really Need a President?”

“As we move towards the Nov. 8 presidential election, we need to consider a modest proposal: Given the turmoil caused by the historic unpopularity of both major party candidates, and given the difficulty of electing third-party candidates, are we forced to decide between two equally unpalatable choices?”  Barker says.  “Would it be more republican—more consistent with popular government and self-rule—not to have a president at all? In considering this modest proposal, we will return to Sept. 17, 1787; the hopes and fears of the Founders regarding the appropriate form of government for the newly-independent United States; and the executive branch as it is analyzed and defended by Alexander Hamilton.” 

 Dalene McDonald, Southwestern College librarian, has been instrumental in organizing the lecture and points out that it will be especially appropriate for first-time voters.

“Many SC students will be eligible to vote in a presidential election for the first time this fall.  As we prepare for the responsibility of electing our leaders, this is a good time to reflect on the Constitution,” McDonald says. 

 

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Wed, 14 Sep 2016 10:26:00 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[Renowned Cancer Researcher to Lecture at SC (General)]]> http://www.sckans.edu/other/general/news/view/1804/?renowned-cancer-researcher-to-lecture-at-sc http://www.sckans.edu/other/general/news/view/1804/?renowned-cancer-researcher-to-lecture-at-sc Dr. William HahnThe H. L. Snyder Medical Foundation has arranged for Dr. William Hahn, from Dana Farber Cancer Institute at Harvard Medical School, to give 2 presentations about his research on Prostate Cancer and how our genome can guide clinical decision making.  Dr. Hahn’s objective is finding more effective ways to treat Prostate Cancer and the emphasis of the lab is to understand the clinical and functional consequences of DNA sequence variation.

The presentation will be on:

Title:                Genetics / Prostate Cancer
Date:               Thursday, September 15, 2016

Place & Time:  Southwestern College, Mossman Hall, Room 101 at 3:15 pm to 4:30 pm and is free to the public.

Place & Time:  Winfield Country Club; Social: at 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm, Dinner served at 6:30 pm and Dr. Hahn’s presentation approximately starting at 7:15 pm.
RSVP’s and your check are necessary by September 8, 2016.  Cost is $21.00 a person.  Please send RSVP and check to HLSMF, 1407 Wheat Road, Winfield, KS  67156.

Novel gene may present new target for prostate cancer drugs

More than a decade ago, Dr. Hahn created mouse models with tumors that require androgen to grow, meaning that they cannot grow in female or castrated mice, and whose tissue closely mimics that found in normal, healthy mice. With funding from the H. L. Snyder Medical Foundation, Dr. Hahn and his team used these models to study castrate-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) and identify the kinase proteins that allow androgen-dependent cells to form tumors in castrate animals.

Through genetic screening, Dr. Hahn and his colleagues identified NEK6 as a kinase—an enzyme that causes other molecules in a cell to become either active or inactive—that helps to turn off the p53 tumor suppressor gene and is required for the survival of CRPC tumors. They also discovered that NEK6 drives tumor growth when androgens are absent, suggesting that targeting this enzyme with small-molecule drugs may be an effective CRPC treatment. Dr. Hahn and his colleagues are currently preparing a manuscript for publication to highlight these findings.

Gene fusion affects chromatin formation to drive prostate tumor development

It remains unknown why the TMPRSS2/ERG gene fusion causes many of the genes associated with cancer cell growth and survival to become abnormally activated by testosterone in prostate cancer. This gene fusion, which is observed in more than 50 percent of prostate cancers, often indicates the presence of a highly aggressive form of the disease.

With support from the Snyder Medical Foundation, Dr. Hahn and his colleagues have shown that this gene fusion affects the formation of chromatin—a condensed mass of DNA and proteins that forms chromosomes in a cell—and consequently drives prostate tumor development. Genes that remodel chromatin are often altered in cancer. As there are no existing treatments that specifically target the TMPRSS2/ERG fusion, Dr. Hahn’s preliminary findings provide an opportunity to develop therapeutics that effectively target TMPRSS2/ERG in prostate cancer.

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Fri, 09 Sep 2016 11:50:00 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[JourneyKids Choir Now Accepting Students (Music)]]> http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/music/news/view/1803/?journeykids-choir-now-accepting-students http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/music/news/view/1803/?journeykids-choir-now-accepting-students The Community Music School at Southwestern College is now accepting students for the JourneyKids Choir, a choral opportunity for all students in Grades 2-7 in Winfield and the surrounding communities.

The group, now entering its second year, is made up of over twenty area students from Winfield, Arkansas City, Parkerfield, Oxford, Udall, and Burden.

“Students are encouraged to come for a fun-filled, group learning atmosphere, focused on musical exploration,” says Dylan Moore, director of the Community Music School.  “The group allows students the ability to sing out of specific repertoire from the elementary choral genre, which is not highly covered in the public schools.”

A focal point of the group will be the development of community, providing an open and encouraging atmosphere for student bonding and comradery.

The JourneyKids Choir has recently performed at First Presbyterian Church in Winfield and First United Methodist Church in Arkansas City.

All experience levels are welcome, but an audition for voice placement, musical ability, and level of knowledge will be expected. This semester students will have the opportunity to perform for the community, as well as be a part of the annual Winterfest Concert at Southwestern College. Through this opportunity, students will be able to sing with collegiate students and adults in the community, collaborating with the Southwestern College Choirs and the Southwestern College Choral Union.

The group is directed by Nikki Kirk, a Pre-K-5th grade music educator at Jefferson Elementary and C-4 Elementary in Arkansas City.  Kirk also serves as the director of music at the First Presbyterian Church of Winfield. She is in her tenth year of teaching and has taught general music, band, and choir in the public schools of Kansas, in her home state of West Virginia, and served as an instructor at Coffeyville Community College. In addition, the group is accompanied by Winfield pianist, Sara Weinert.

“The JourneyKids Choir is a unique group,” says Kirk.  “Students in the surrounding areas bond, create an elite musical ensemble, and have fun doing it.  I am excited to begin making music with this new group in its new year.”

Rehearsals take place in Darbeth Rehearsal Hall on the Southwestern College Campus on Thursday evenings from 5:30-6:30 p.m., starting Thursday, Sept. 15. The fee per semester for involvement in the group is $10 a month with a total cost of $40 per student. Partial need-based tuition scholarships are available. Voice placement hearings are on Thursday, Sept. 8, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. All newly interested students are asked to schedule a voice placement hearing to get to know Kirk prior to the start of rehearsals. For more information or to schedule a voice placement, call Dylan Moore, at (620) 229-6188 or email cms@sckans.edu.

 

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Fri, 02 Sep 2016 14:33:22 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[24-Hour Plays Return to Southwestern (Theatre Arts)]]> http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/theatre-arts/news/view/1802/?24-hour-plays-return-to-southwestern http://www.sckans.edu/undergraduate/theatre-arts/news/view/1802/?24-hour-plays-return-to-southwestern The Southwestern College Theatre Department 24-Hour Plays will be a major cooperative project this year with Cowley College.  Joined by area high school teachers and students, and alumni Campus Player and Horsefeathers and Applesauce (H&A) actors, they will create and complete a full evening of theatre with six 10-minute plays to be presented Saturday, Sept. 10, in the Richardson Performing Arts Center on the campus of Southwestern College.  The event is licensed by 24 Hour Plays, a New York organization which gives structures, guidelines, timelines, and suggestions to work out all the details.

This is SC’s fifth year to create 24-Hour Plays. 

“The popularity of 24-Hour Plays is enormous,” explains Roger Moon, SC theatre professor and playwright, “and we are delighted to cooperate on this project with Cowley College and their new faculty, Cara Kem and John Rohr.  This experience creates an intense creative community among its participants, and this will be a great project to begin our work together.”

“Winfield and Southwestern students experience the exuberant creativity that happens when five dozen playwrights, directors, stage managers, technicians and actors converge to ‘play’ at this intense level,” says Moon.  “It’s a joy to experience as a creator or as an audience.  There is nothing as electric as the community of theatre.”   

Starting at 9:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 9, playwrights, actors, directors, assistant directors, and technicians will begin.   Working in shifts so everyone gets a chance to sleep, the playwrights, directors, actors and technicians will work in shifts all night and day to write and create the collection of 10-minute plays which will perform Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and finish by 9 p.m., allowing the actors the time to strike the sets and costumes, clean the theatre, and be done in 24 hours. 

To begin, participants introduce themselves and inspire the plays as each brings a costume piece and a prop and tells about their talents.

 Pictures are taken of each actor, and by 11 p.m., the playwrights will choose actors for their plays and begin writing while the rest of the company goes to sleep in their dorms or homes across the town.   

SC and H & A alumni, along with faculty and students from area community colleges and high schools, may be housed in the homes of SC theatre patrons who may come see the introductions, take them to a bed for the night, and then bring or them back to the college by 8 a.m., Saturday to begin their 12 hours of rehearsal and tech work for the new plays. Saturday evening theatre patrons are invited back to have a special experience with their “adopted” participant during the evening.  

The Campus Player and H & A alumni return to SC not only because of their relationship to SC and theatre, but also to experience with the whole Winfield community.  

“As we invite prospective students to join us for the 24-Hour Plays,” explains Moon, “we want them to know that they will be valued in this community, so we try to house them for the night in community homes and start the wonderful and supportive relationship that they will have when they come as a student to SC.”  

Community members who would like house a student are asked to contact Kristin Porter, faculty assistant for performing arts, at (620) 229-6272.

 

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Fri, 02 Sep 2016 13:33:23 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[Live streaming SC sports (Information Technology)]]> http://www.sckans.edu/student-services/information-technology/news/view/1801/?live-streaming-sc-sports http://www.sckans.edu/student-services/information-technology/news/view/1801/?live-streaming-sc-sports We are having some issues live streaming SC sports events.  The Athletics department is working on the problem will have an update soon.

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Fri, 02 Sep 2016 11:10:48 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[SCAM Alert! (Information Technology)]]> http://www.sckans.edu/student-services/information-technology/news/view/1800/?scam-alert http://www.sckans.edu/student-services/information-technology/news/view/1800/?scam-alert Scam Using FBI Phone Number to Target College Students

The FBI is warning consumers to be on alert for a phone scam that primarily targets college students using the FBI’s phone number on caller ID.

The FBI has received multiple calls from college students at various universities and their parents complaining of a phone scam from someone who claims to be representing the U.S. government and threatens to arrest them if they fail to pay thousands of dollars. In each case, the threats are associated with false claims ranging from money owed for student loans to delinquent taxes and overdue parking tickets.

During each attempt to gain personally identifiable information from the students, the caller claims to have specific student information. The originating number used by the fraudsters, which appears on students’ caller ID, is masked as the number for the FBI’s local office. In some cases, the fraudsters will direct potential victims to the FBI homepage on the Internet, claiming they can “verify” the caller ID phone number in an attempt to keep victims on the phone and legitimize the scam.

The public is reminded that the FBI does not call private citizens requesting money. If citizens receive a call that seems suspicious, they should disconnect immediately and notify law enforcement.

If you receive these calls, do not follow the caller’s instructions. Rather, you should:

  • Notify your banking institutions.
  • Contact the three major credit bureaus and request an alert be put on your file.
  • Contact your local law enforcement agencies if you feel you are in immediate danger.
  • File a complaint through the Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov.
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Thu, 01 Sep 2016 16:47:41 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[Possible Email issues (Information Technology)]]> http://www.sckans.edu/student-services/information-technology/news/view/1799/?possible-email-issues http://www.sckans.edu/student-services/information-technology/news/view/1799/?possible-email-issues Microsoft Office365, our email service is experiencing some issues that might impact some of you.  Microsoft is working on it and we will update as needed.

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Thu, 01 Sep 2016 16:41:45 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[New helpdesk phone - announcement and calling tree (Information Technology)]]> http://www.sckans.edu/student-services/information-technology/news/view/1798/?new-helpdesk-phone---announcement-and-calling-tree http://www.sckans.edu/student-services/information-technology/news/view/1798/?new-helpdesk-phone---announcement-and-calling-tree We have implemented a messaging system on the helpdesk number.  When you call the helpdesk, the first thing you will hear is any announcements about system-wide issues.  If you are calling about that particular issue, then you can safely hang up as we are already working on it.  If you have any other issues, please follow the instructions after the announcement.

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Thu, 01 Sep 2016 09:44:35 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[Call the Helpdesk! (Information Technology)]]> http://www.sckans.edu/student-services/information-technology/news/view/1797/?call-the-helpdesk http://www.sckans.edu/student-services/information-technology/news/view/1797/?call-the-helpdesk We have had recent changes to our personnel and with all the transitions, we advice everyone to call or email the helpdesk for any IT issues or project requests.  That way, we can start a ticket and ensure followup from the right individuals.  If you have already contacted the helpdesk and it is not getting resolved in a timely manner please contact Ben Lim.

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Thu, 01 Sep 2016 09:41:09 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)
<![CDATA[New RDP host for PowerCampus (Information Technology)]]> http://www.sckans.edu/student-services/information-technology/news/view/1796/?new-rdp-host-for-powercampus http://www.sckans.edu/student-services/information-technology/news/view/1796/?new-rdp-host-for-powercampus We recently migrated our RDP host from APP03 to APP04.  If you use remote terminal to access PowerCampus, just change the APP03 in the "Computer" entry box to APP04.  Everything else stays the same.

 

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Thu, 01 Sep 2016 09:38:41 -0500 info@sckans.edu (Southwestern College)