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Events for Homecoming 2011 Announced

The conclusion of the college’s 125th anniversary will be highlighted in the Homecoming 2011 schedule at Southwestern College.  Festivities begin Thursday, Oct. 6 and conclude Sunday, Oct. 9. The anniversary year has been bookended by the dedication of two major facilities on campus—the Richard L. Jantz Stadium last year, and the renovated Richardson Performing Arts Center this year.

The new performing arts center is the result of a $2.5 million renovation that completely gutted the former auditorium. It will be dedicated during Saturday night activities.

Thursday’s schedule includes:

• President’s Gallery, Art glass exhibit by Scott Hartley ’97, from Infinity Art Glass, Benton, Darbeth Fine Arts Center. Also, watercolor artwork by Ron Andrea ’68, including exclusive Southwestern College paintings.
• 7:30 p.m. “The Skin of Our Teeth” theatre production, Richardson Performing Arts Center. For tickets, call (620) 221-7720.

Friday’s schedule includes:

• 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.— Moundbuilder Market open
• 10 a.m.— Jinx Invitational Golf Tourney, Winfield Country Club
• 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. — SC Career Fair and Builder ice cream floats, Java Jinx snack bar
• 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. — Registration for class reunions in Pounds Lounge. See specific class Homecoming schedules on the alumni website for times of individual class registrations. Watercolor artwork by Ron Andrea ’68, Pounds Lounge
• 2:15 to 4:30 p.m. — Professional class photos, Pounds Lounge.
• 3 and 3:30 p.m. — Campus tours, Pounds Lounge. Student Ambassadors will give campus walking tours.
• 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. – Natural Science Presentation, “A History of the Use and Misuse of Radioactivity in Medicine” by Kim Bever, ’79, Beech 104
• 4:30 to 5:00 p.m. – Natural Science Reception, Beech Lobby
• 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. – Fine Arts Alumni Welcome Reception, Christy Hall lobby
• 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. — All Class Homecoming Dinner and 125th Anniversary Wrap-Up, Roy L. Smith dining hall.
• After Dinner — Auction of 2011 SC Quilts made by Carole Nelson ’61, and North Hall Stones Watercolor by Ron Andrea ’68.
• 8 p.m. —  “The Skin of Our Teeth” theatre production, Richardson Performing Arts Center. Prior to this performance, there will be a tribute to honor Norman and Roxy Callison. For tickets, call (620) 221-7720.
• 9:30 p.m.  — Bonfire and pep rally featuring special guest Logan Mize, north end of the grass soccer field.

Saturday’s schedule includes:

• 8 to 10 a.m. — Alumni registration, Pounds Lounge.
• 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. — Come-and-go continental breakfast and open house at the SC Learning Center on 120 W. 12th Street.
• 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Moundbuilder Market open
• 9:30 a.m. — Homecoming parade, Main Street between 15th and 10th Street.
• 10:30 a.m. — Dedication of new SC wind turbine, grass soccer field, east side of campus
• 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. — Rock painting, the Mound
• 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Alumni registration, Stewart Field House foyer
• 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Book signing for “Birds of Kansas” by Max Thompson, ’57, and “Eisenhower 1956” by David A. Nichols, ’60.
• 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Homecoming Picnic, Stewart Field House, $5.25 per person, $2.50 for children under 6.
• 11:15 a.m. – Outreach Worship Service, south patio of Roy L. Smith Student Center
• 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. – President’s Luncheon for 51+ years alumni, Country Club
• 12:15 to 1 p.m. – Box Lunch for fine arts performers, Darbeth main lobby
• 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. — Ice cream cones, Farney Plaza.
• 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Tours of Richardson Performing Arts Center
• 1:15 p.m. – SC Science Safari, Farney Plaza
• 1:15 p.m. – Class Reunion Gatherings, Jantz Stadium
• 1:30 p.m. — Homecoming Football game vs. Ottawa University
• 2:30 to 5 p.m. – Fine Arts Hospitality Room, Darbeth Lobby
• 4 to 5 p.m. — Builder Nation Party, 0-4 year alumni, Sutton Hall lobby
• 4 to 5 p.m. – Communications and English Reunion, Christy Hall lower level
• 5 to 8 p.m. — Child care services, Grace UMC. $2 per hour, per child. Reservations required and walk-ins accepted if space allows.
• 5 p.m. — Class of 1961 reunion photo, Winfield County Club, 2916 County Club Rd.
• 5:30 p.m. — Class of 1961 reunion dinner, Winfield County Club. 50-year gala celebration.
• 5:30 to 7 p.m. — Class reunion gatherings. Bring your old college photos and memorabilia for reminiscing. (For full details on class reunion activities, check the Homecoming website for specific class).
• 8 p.m. — Dedication of Richardson Performing Arts Center at Kaleidoscope Concert, donations will be accepted.

Sunday’s schedule includes:

• 9:30 a.m. — Alumni breakfast buffet, Roy L. Smith dining hall. 
• 10:50 a.m. — 125th Anniversary Celebration worship service, Richardson Performing Arts Center.
• 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday brunch buffet, Roy L. Smith dining hall. RSVPs appreciated
• 12 to 3 p.m. – Moundbuilder Market open
• 3 p.m. “The Skin of Our Teeth” theatre production, Richardson Performing Arts Center. For tickets, call (620) 221-7720.
For more information on any of the Homecoming festivities, contact Susan Lowe at (620) 229-6334.  For schedule updates, refer to the SC alumni Web site at www.sckans.edu/homecoming.

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