As I write this, life in the United States
has moved forward from the September 11 terrorist attacks. And although
no one will ever forget that day, there is a determined effort to press
on. Now, more than ever, we recognize a need to focus on the positive
things in our lives.our families, friends, and good memories.
Your alumni programs department has renewed
efforts to help you reconnect with old friends and reminisce about wonderful
college stories. Last November, we brought together 23 alumni and friends
for a great gathering in Washington, D.C. Twenty-five turned out for
a good time at our December reunion in New York. January found us in
Ft. Worth, Texas, and many more alumni gatherings are planned for this
But we aren't stopping there. Your college
memories are poignant reminders of a time when life was simpler and
the joy of friendship was entwined with every daily aspect. We want
to hear your stories of those memories so we can share them with other
alumni. Sharpen your recollections and break out your typewriter or
computer. Plan to enter your favorite recollection in our "Moundbuilder
Memories" contest.perhaps you can win an expense-free Homecoming weekend
package, plus have your story printed in the Southwesterner! (See details
Meanwhile, keep adding to those great Moundbuilder
memories by attending an alumni gathering or by becoming an alumni volunteer
this year! Don't forget to mark your calendar, Homecoming is Oct. 18,
19, and 20, 2002.
SOUTHWESTERN COLLEGE ALUMNI EVENTS for 2002
March 8 - 6-8 p.m., Wichita Area Family Fun Event at
Exploration Place, 300 N. McLean Blvd, Wichita. Join co-hosts Don Smith
'82, Susane Gruning '99, and Jim Stotler '01 for a terrific evening
of fun! Bring your family to enjoy a buffet in the café, Simulation
Center, Kansas in Miniature, the Cave, and the KSN Weather Lab. Reconnect
with fellow professional studies and traditional alumni and friends
at a special price made possible through your Southwestern connection.
March 22 - 6-8 p.m., Professional Studies/Alumni Dinner
Seminar, "Create Your Own Web Site," Wichita East Professional Studies
Center. Professional Web site creator Jacqueline Wachtel of iCom Solutions
will present simple tools and approaches to demonstrate a variety of
ways you can build your own Web site. Dinner will be catered by Holiday
April 4 - '70s and '80s Alumni and Senior Class 2002
Wichita Stealth Football Event, at the Kansas Coliseum. Join co-hosts
Mike McCoy '74, Scott Lindemann '91, and Ted Jantz '72 for an exclusive
up-close and personal view of the Stealth machine and players.
April 6 - Houston Area Alumni and Friends Event, at
the Houston Astros vs. the St. Louis Cardinals game. Co-hosts are Ralph
'78 and Carol Thorne Hanna '78, and Bryan Scrivener '79.
April 13 - Natural Science Hall of Fame Ceremony for
2002 Inductees, on the Southwestern College main campus.
April 14 - Salina Area Alumni and Friends Event, at
the Salina Holiday Inn. Co- hosts are David '73 and Linda Smith, Freeda
Lee Steyer '67, and Rick '69 and Rita Johnson '70.
April 27 - Education Hall of Fame Ceremony for 2002
Inductees, on the Southwestern College main campus.
May 10 - Professional Studies Pre-Graduation Come &
Go Celebration at the Wichita East Professional Studies Center. Class
of 2002 professional studies graduates are invited to stop in with their
families for a pre-graduation party.
May 11 - Graduation Ceremonies for the Class of 2002.
10:30 a.m. Baccalaureate Service, Richardson Auditorium.
2-3 p.m. Professional Studies Reception, Pounds Lounge.
4 p.m. Commencement Convocation, Sonner Stadium.
May 31 - Western Kansas Area Alumni and Friends at Liberal.
Join co-hosts Kevin Colvin '98, Jon Schneider '96, and Roger Crossman
'92 for an evening of all-you-can-eat pizza and the zany antics of Oliver
Propflinger (a.k.a., Matt Percival '98).
June 8 - Annual Kansas City Royals Alumni and Friends
Event. Stephanie Sharp '98 and Barb Henthorn-Thompson '92 will co-host
our third annual KC Royals alumni gathering. Please RSVP early, as tickets
to this game vs. the St. Louis Cardinals are limited.
June 11 - 6-8:30 p.m., Crestview Country Club, Wichita,
Professional Studies/Alumni Dinner Seminar, "Mastering the Business
Game of Golf." Don't miss this opportunity to hone your golf skills
with the Crestview golf pro. Remember, you do not need to live in the
area where an event is being held to attend. All alumni and friends
of the college are welcome to attend any of our events, regardless of
location. Contact the alumni programs office, 800-846-1543, ext. 6231,
or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to RSVP.
CD To Benefit Scholarships
The songs Frieda Lindburg loves will benefit
Southwestern College students.
Lindburg '70, a professional opera singer
now living in Germany, is making available her CD "The Songs I Love"
through Southwestern's Office of Institutional Advancement. The CD,
recorded live during a Christmas performance, will be available for
$15 with all proceeds to benefit the Warren Wooldridge Scholarship.
Wooldridge was Lindburg's professor and mentor when she was a student
A native of Hutchinson, Lindburg studied
opera at the Munich Music Academy in Germany following graduation from
Southwestern. She has sung throughout Europe in leading roles, and taught
at the University of Kiel beginning in 1987. Lindburg returned to Southwestern
in 1994, teaching here four years before returning to live in Kassel,
Germany. There she has her own voice studio and appears as a guest vocalist
in the theatre and in solo recitals. She is a member of the German Musical
To order a CD, contact the Office of Institutional
Advancement, Southwestern College, (800) 846-1543 ext. 6279, or e-mail
Memories: Win a Homecoming Weekend
If you have a favorite memory of your college
days at Southwestern, this is your chance to share your tale. The alumni
programs office is having a "Moundbuilder Memories" short story contest.
Whether your reflection is happy, silly, poignant, scholarly, or even
sad, we want to hear how your campus experience enriched your life and
left you with an indelible memory of Southwestern College.
Two categories are offered: traditional
alumni and professional studies alumni. Contest entries will be accepted
through Aug. 31, 2002. No late entries will be allowed.
One overall grand prize winner will be
selected to earn an expense-free Homecoming weekend package*, plus have
your story printed in The Southwesterner.
In each category, traditional and professional
studies, two winners will be selected: first runner-up and second runner-up.
All winners will be recognized at Homecoming this October, and will
have an opportunity to read their compositions during Homecoming weekend.