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From Alumni Programs

Susan Lowe '95

It is hard to believe another school year has been completed. This issue of The Southwesterner recognizes the one defining element that symbolizes our institution, the college graduate. As Commencement fades into memory, more than 340 graduates of the Class of 2002 now join the other 15,962 Southwestern alumni.

Alumni status means different things to different people. Some accept their degrees and never look back, while others distance themselves for a time and return years later in a surge of nostalgia. Then there are those who go about their lives and regularly enjoy opportunities to stay connected with their alma mater and former classmates. Southwestern College alumni programs can be beneficial to all of these.

Even if you never take part in an alumni event or program, The Southwesterner and the SC Web site will keep you informed of what is happening. Should you decide to become involved, the details are there to make it possible. As we welcome the newest alumni of Southwestern College, the Class of 2002, we take pride in the accomplishments of all Builder alumni. Truly, you embody the words "Come Here. Go Far."

For more information about alumni events and programs, check our Web site at www.sckans.edu/alumni/alum_index.html or contact me at 1-800-846-1543 ext. 6334, or at slowe@sckans.edu.



Saturday, July 27 - Alumni Night at Horsefeathers & Applesauce for Cole Porter's rollicking musical "Kiss Me Kate." A $1 discount will be given to each alumnus who sends advance pre-payment to Lou Tharp. For tickets, call the Horsefeathers & Applesauce box office at (620) 221-7720.

Sunday, Aug. 11 - World Trade Center Disaster Commemoration at the Winfield Professional Studies Center. Come and hear firefighter and Red Cross volunteer Gordon Dippel '00 as he presents pictures and firsthand accounts of the disaster clean-up and the latest updates.

Friday, August 23 - Alumni Cookie Break and Legacy Photo. Multi-generation Moundbuilders are invited to join the alumni programs staff on the main campus for cold drinks and cookies to revive all who participate in freshman move-in day.

Thursday, August 29 - Moundbuilding Ceremony. 75th anniversary celebration and alumni gathering, SC main campus.

Tuesday, Sept. 17 - Bluegrass Alumni Gathering at Main Street hamburger fry, downtown Winfield. Co-hosts, Ken '79 and Judy Smith Kraus '78.

Friday, Sept. 27 - Lawrence/Topeka Area Alumni Event. Plan to head out to the country as we gather for a delightful evening at the ranch of Larry and Gwen Montgomery. Co-hosts, Larry '60 and Gwen Matthews Montgomery '62, Max '51 and Wilma Stratton Rife '49 and Jeanette Dial Kuhns '72.

Saturday, Oct. 5 - Southwestern College Athletic Hall of Fame dinner and induction ceremony on the main campus, followed by football as SC takes on Ottawa.

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 alumni programs, 800-846-1543, ext. 6231, or nan@sckans.edu for more information or to RSVP.


Homecoming 2002

Friday, Oct. 18, 2002
9 a.m. - Registration for Homecoming Jinx Golf Scramble
10 a.m. - Tee off for Homecoming Jinx Golf Scramble
11 a.m. - Coronation of Queen and Ugly Man
1 - 2:30 p.m. - Alumni career fair
2 - 5:45 p.m. - Alumni hospitality room and social time
3 p.m. - Re-dedication of Mossman Hall/ribbon cutting/open house
3:45 p.m. - Business hall of fame induction ceremony
5:15 - 8 p.m. - Homecoming/campaign kickoff dinner celebration
8 p.m. - Homecoming theatre production
8:30 p.m. - '65 to '70 football, track, and Alpha Sigma Omega alumni reunion
9 p.m. - Bonfire

Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002
7 - 8:15 a.m. - BuilderDash registration
8 - 10 a.m. - Alumni breakfast
8:30 a.m. - BuilderDash
10 a.m. - Parade
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Explore More day
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Family fun activity stations on main campus
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Smith Hall reunion gathering
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Homecoming picnic
1:30 p.m. - Homecoming football game vs. Bethel College
4:30 - 9 p.m. - Child care services
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. - '65 to '70 football, track, and Alpha Sigma Omega reunion
5:30 p.m. - Class reunion dinners (reunion years are those ending in "2" and "7")
8 p.m. - Homecoming theatre production

Sunday, Oct. 20, 2002
9:30 a.m. - Alumni continental breakfast
10:50 a.m. - Southwestern College worship service at Grace UMC
3 p.m. - Choir and band concert


Homecoming Marks Inauguration of Business Hall of Fame

Mark your calendar for Oct. 18-20. Homecoming 2002 will be a weekend you won't want to miss.

Among the activities and excitement planned this year will be the unveiling of the new Southwestern College Business Hall of Fame. Inductees for the inaugural class include Larry Cantrell '71, Harold Deets '43, Sherman E. "Dick" Edmondson '50, James "Jim" Farney '53, Paul Hellman '58, Armon Mills '64, Larry Montgomery '60, Deryl Schuster '57, and Dale Snyder '51.

The business hall of fame display will be located in the newly-renovated Mossman Hall. The ribbon cutting will take place at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, and the induction ceremony will follow at 3:45 p.m. in the Roy L. Smith Student Center dining hall.

Plan to attend this opportunity to recognize some of the outstanding business alumni from Southwestern, and stay for the Homecoming/campaign kickoff dinner celebration in Stewart Field House.


Moundbuilder Memories

If you have a favorite memory of your college days at Southwestern, then this is your chance to share your tale. The alumni programs department is proud to announce the 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. No late entries will be accepted.

One overall grand prize winner will be selected for an expense-free Homecoming weekend package, plus have the story printed in The Southwesterner.

For full details check the SC Web site at www.sckans.edu/.


Legacy Photo

Multi-generation Moundbuilders, take note: On freshman move-in day, Friday, Aug.23, 2002, the SC alumni programs will host a cookie break and legacy photo for all multi-generation Moundbuilders and their families. This is the only notice you will receive. When you come to campus, look for our table in the snack bar of the
Roy L. Smith Student Center. We will offer you warm greetings and cold drinks, along with some cookies to help strengthen you for the move-in process.

The cookie break is from 1 to 3 p.m., and you can come and go as your time allows. Plan to gather at the snack bar area promptly at 3 p.m. for the photo. We look forward to seeing you there!