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Homecoming 2013 Events at SC

Southwestern College will celebrate Homecoming Thursday, Oct. 10, thru Sunday, Oct. 13.  Numerous activities have been announced.

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

“With the start of a new school year comes fall and the excitement of Homecoming,” Lowe says.  “This year’s weekend gathering includes reunions for classes ending in 3’s and 8’s, and tennis.  We hope Moundbuilders and the local community will take part in all the fun activities.”

Thursday’s schedule includes:
• Art exhibits. President’s Gallery in Darbeth Fine Arts Center will feature artwork by Marilyn McNeish ’54 and Tom Toperzer ’63. Also, watercolors by Ron Andrea ’68 will be exhibited in Pounds Lounge in the Roy L. Smith Student Center.  The displays may be viewed from Thursday evening through Sunday afternoon.
• 7:30 p.m. “The Good Woman of Setzuan” theatre production, Messenger Recital Hall, Darbeth Fine 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, Quail Ridge Golf Course.  Contact Brad Sexson at (620) 229-6161 to register.
• 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. — SC Career Fair, Java Jinx snack bar
• 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. — Registration for class reunions in Pounds Lounge.
• 3 and 4 p.m. — Campus walking tours, meet in Pounds Lounge.
• 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.—Builder tennis reunion reception in Deets Library.
• 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. — All class Homecoming dinner and auction, Roy L. Smith dining hall.
• 8 p.m. — “The Good Woman of Setzuan” theatre production, Messenger Recital Hall, Darbeth Fine Arts Center.
• 9:30 p.m.  — Bonfire and pep rally, north end of the grass soccer field.

Saturday’s schedule includes:
• 8 to 10 a.m. — Alumni registration, Pounds Lounge.
• 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. — Come-and-go continental breakfast and open house at the SC Learning Center on 120 W. 12th Street.
• 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Moundbuilder Market open
• 9:30 a.m. — Homecoming parade, Main Street between 15th and 10th Street.
• 10:30 a.m.to 12 p.m. — Rock painting at the Mound with George Lowe ’74 and Teresa Bevis-Yeoman ’80.
• 10:30 a.m.—Computer science, English, and communications reunion brunch, lower level of the Christy Administration building. Contact Jane Handlin, (620) 229-6293 to RSVP.
• 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Alumni registration, Stewart Field House foyer
• 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Homecoming Picnic, Stewart Field House, $5.50 per person, $2.75 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 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.—Professional Class Photos, King Plaza. Photo times as follows: (class photos will be done separately by class)  noon – classes of 1963, 1968, 1973; 12:15 p.m. – classes of 1978, 1983, 1988; 12:30 p.m. – classes of 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008
• 1:15 p.m. – Class Reunion Gatherings, Jantz Stadium
• 1:30 p.m. — Homecoming Football game vs. Bethany College
• 2:30 to 5 p.m. – Fine Arts come and go reunion, Darbeth Lobby
• 4 to 5 p.m. — Builder Nation Party and drawing for $100 gift card for young alumni from class years 2009-2013.
• 5 to 8 p.m. — Child care services, Grace UMC. Reservations required and walk-ins accepted if space allows.
• 5 p.m. — Class of 1963 reunion photo, Winfield County Club, 2916 County Club Rd.
• 5:30 p.m. — Class of 1963 reunion dinner, Winfield County Club. 50-year gala celebration.
• 5:30 to 7 p.m. — Class reunion gatherings. (For full details on class reunion activities, check the Homecoming website for specific class—www.sckans.edu/homecoming).
• 8 p.m. — Kaleidoscope, performing arts production, Richardson Performing Arts Center.

Sunday’s schedule includes:
• 9:30 a.m. — Alumni breakfast buffet, Roy L. Smith dining hall. 
• 10:50 a.m. — Homecoming worship service, Grace UMC, Kelly Bender ’68 will be the guest speaker.
• 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday brunch buffet, Roy L. Smith dining hall.
• 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Moundbuilder Market open.
• 2 p.m. Theatre production “The Good Woman of Setzuan,” Messenger Recital Hall, Darbeth Fine Arts Center.