Forrest Robinson ’44 will
be subject of a story in the November/December Angels on
that will be written by Jane (Broadie)
Last November, Robinson had collaborated with SC faculty members
Michael and Joyce Anne Wilder in a concert during which Robinson
narrated a Christmas experience in World War II Germany. This narration
will be the basis of the story. In addition, Robinson’s photos
of the Nordhausen concentration camp liberation will be on display
at The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.
Robinson had taken the pictures April 12, 1945, during the liberation
of the camp and had kept the horrendous images for more than half
a century. His son urged Robinson to offer the photographs to the
Holocaust museum, and the museum eagerly accepted them. “I’ve
had them in my files all these years; I’m glad some use can
be made of them,” he says. Forrest and his wife, Betty
Jean (Matthews) ’44, were to be in Washington for
the dedication of the World War II Memorial in late May
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Neil Frank ’53, chief meteorologist
of KHOU-TV in Houston since 1997, received the William H. Seay
Award at the Belo Corp.
company’s annual meeting of shareholders. The award is given
annually to an employee whose standards and values reflect integrity,
loyalty, journalistic standards, and community commitment. “Neil
has served the Houston area and KHOU viewers for 17 years with
a no-nonsense, straight-talking authority and humble, unassuming
demeanor that have endeared him to the community,” said Jack
Sanders, Belo president/media operations. Before beginning his
television career, Frank was director of the National Hurricane
Center in Florida for 13 years, where he was the key figure in
directing severe tropical weather information to meteorologists
and media across the country.
Luella (Scarrow) and Bill
Neely ’54 ’53 will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary June 27, 2004.
Phyllis (Riggs) ’54 and Calvin Bigler will celebrate their
50th wedding anniversary June 27, 2004. Phyllis is a member of
Southwestern College’s Board of Trustees.
Jack King ’55 was inducted into the Tiger Athletic Hall
of Fame at Cowley College Community College in Arkansas City on
Feb. 7, 2004. King served as team captain for the Tigers’ run
to the title game at the end of 1952-53 season, and at SC was a
member of the team that reached the NAIA tournament in KC for the
first time since 1939. King went on to coach football, baseball,
basketball, track, and tennis and served as a social science and
physical education instructor during his 30-year career in education.
While coaching tennis at Independence from 1970-85, his teams captured
16 league championships (nine girls’, seven boys’),
and qualified for the state tournament 22 times (13 girls’,
nine boys’). His girls’ teams also strung together
61 straight dual victories, which still stands as a school record.
Charles R. “Bud” ’57 and Elaine
Calvert celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Feb. 7, 2004
with a trip to Florida.
They had a drink from the fountain of youth and are waiting for
Rex Wade ’58 has had a book published titled Revolutionary
Russia – New Approaches. This is the ninth book he has written
on Russian history. Rex is a professor of history at George Mason
University. When he is not writing books, Rex plays tennis. In
November 2003, his super senior men’s (65 and older) 3.0
USTA team took second place in the nationals held in Scottsdale
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Roger Epley ’62 is especially proud of his daughter, Nicole
(Nikki), as she was appointed special events director for the Jacksonville
Super Bowl 2005.
George W. Parkhurst ’66 has won a seat on the city council
in Woodland Park, Colo.
Bill Walker ’67 retired
after teaching 30 years in Scott City, Kan. He now works for
the White Rock school district where
Bill is the superintendent/administrator of the entire district.
He also serves as president of the Pike Trail League Schools, is
chairman of the Jewell County Extension Council, and is a trustee
for the Union Chapel United Methodist Church. In his spare time
and for enjoyment he feeds, admires, and manages Walker Ranch’s
herd of quarter horse broodmares. Marilyn (Stillwell) ’68,
has almost wrapped up her 35th year of teaching. During her career
she has taught grades K-5. She currently team teaches fourth and
fifth grades and high school art. Bill is her administrator and
for the first time in her teaching career can truly say “I
love my principal.”
Don Hapward ’68 reports
that Willard Stern Randall in his book George Washington, A Life,
lists in the bibliography Don’s
master’s thesis from Emporia State University, 1978 titled, “The
Continental Army at Morristown, NJ, 1778-1779.” Don majored
in history at SC and received his master of arts in American History
from Emporia State in 1978.
Gerald ’69 and Linda Franklin were recently named Master
Farmers and Master Farm Homemakers for 2003. They were honored
March 19 in Manhattan, the award is sponsored by Kansas State University
and Kansas Farmer. The couple also will be honored this fall at
the Kansas State fair.
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Kim Moore ’71,
president of United Methodist Health Ministry Fund in Hutchinson,
has been appointed to the Grantmakers in Health
(GIH) board of directors. He will serve a three-year term on the
20-member board. Moore has been president of United Methodist Health
Ministry Fund since 1987. He has been a frequent presenter at GIH
conferences and workshops. The Health Fund works in Kansas to improve
oral health, encourage healthy exercise and nutrition, and improve
access to primary care. GIH, based in Washington, D.C., is an educational
organization serving the trustees and staffs of foundations and
corporate giving programs dedicated to helping grantmakers improve
the nation’s health.
Terry McGonigle ’73, Forsyth Central High School technical
theatre instructor, was inducted into the Kansas Thespian Theatre
Hall of Fame on Jan. 9, 2004. The ceremony was held at Emporia
State University. McGonigle became the fourth recipient of this
award. A classroom teacher with more than 26 years of teaching
experience, Terry taught in Kansas for 13 years before moving to
Georgia in 1989. While in Kansas he served as the state director
for the Kansas Thespian Society, worked with the Association of
Kansas Theatre, and was recognized on several occasions for excellence
in teaching and his work in theatre. After moving to Georgia he
continued working with various theatre organizations including
the Georgia Theatre Conference and the Georgia Thespian Society,
where he has served on the board of directors for the past seven
years. In 1999, McGonigle was recognized for his excellence in
teaching with the Georgia Youth Arts Educator of the Year award.
Lauren (Belfield) ’76 and Jon Sweigart were married Nov.
22, 2003. They reside in Fredericksburg, Va.
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Holly Vonderohe ’92 teaches physical education
at Surrey Hills Elementary School in Yukon, Okla., and reports
she loves every minute of it!
Paul Brown ’93 has been
hired by Big Dog Motorcycles, LLC, in Wichita. He provides field
technical support for the company,
which has already taken him from coast to coast. Stephanie
(Wall) Brown ’93 has taken a family
leave from the demands of pastoral ministry and is spending time
Brookelyn, 7, and Paul IV, 2.
Sam ’98 and Stacy
(Welk) Ellis ’97 moved back to Dallas
in November 2003. Stacy is the executive director at Wesley Rankin
Community Center. Sam is the webmaster at the North Texas Conference
of the United Methodist Church.
Gerald Helten ’98 completed his master of education at Newman
University in 2001, and is currently working on his doctorate in
management from the University of Phoenix, with an expected completion
date of December 2004. He is a senior manager at Boeing Wichita
in the fabrication division.
Brandon Smith ’98 graduated
in May from NYU/Tisch School of the Arts Department of Design
for Stage & Film with an MFA
in design. Entertainment Design magazine published his set design
for Harold Pinter's The Dumb Waiter in its May issue. Brandon’s
work was on display in May at both the NYU Design Show and Ming
Cho Lee's Clambake at Lincoln Center. Brandon will continue to
reside in New York City designing sets for film, television, opera,
and theatre. He wishes to thank his parents Mike and Lois for their
instrumental role in helping him reach his goals.
Jason Bruce ’99 finished his nurse anesthesia training program
in December 2003. He graduated from the Bryan LGH Medical Center/University
of Kansas School of Nurse Anesthesia with a Master of Science degree.
Jason has passed his national certification exam and now is a certified
registered nurse anesthetist.
Bruce resides in Joplin, Mo., with his wife, Aubrey, and three-year-old
son, Alexander. Jason is employed by Freeman Health Systems in
the operating room doing anesthesia for everything from pediatric
surgery to obstetrical delivers.
Chris Bumgarner ’99 transferred to Wichita for work with
the State of Kansas in Sept. 2003.
Tori Helmer ’99 and Jay Arther were married Dec. 29, 2003.
They reside in Stafford, Va., where Tori teaches high school math
and is head cross country and track coach at Colonial Forge High
School in Stafford. Jay teaches art and is the head track coach
at Woodbridge High school in Woodbridge, Va.
Derek Long ’99 and Jennifer
Hendrex were married July 26, 2003 in Broken Arrow, Okla. Derek
will graduate in May 2004 from
Northeastern State University College of Optometry in Tahlequah.
Jennifer is an NSU 2002 graduate where she earned a bachelor’s
degree in elementary education.
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Michelle Blount ’00 is sales manager of a
new ladies-only workout club in Wichita. Ladies Workout Express
is a 26-station, 30-minute workout, offering weight adjustable
equipment, tanning, and a kid’s corner for while mom works
Yancey ’01 and Jennifer Walker were
married in August 1999. They now reside in Arkadelphia, Ark.
Yancey is working on his master’s
in sports management at Henderson State University, where he is
assistant men’s basketball coach. He also is recruiter for
several Midwestern, eastern and southern states, and teaches golf.
Previously he had coached for two years at Thomas-Moore Prep in
Hays and two years at Colby Community College. He worked as the
morning anchor, sports news reporter, and did the play-by-play
of football games for the Hays and Colby TV stations. Jennifer
graduated from FHSU with a degree in social services.
Megan (Galliart) ’02 and Brent
Wolf ’03 were married
March 20, 2004, in Winfield. Brent teaches sixth grade at the Winfield
Middle School and Megan is a Heart Start teacher at Lincoln Elementary
in Arkansas City.
Rich Bartow ’01 graduates from Washburn School of Law in
Topeka in May and will be joining a law firm in Topeka.
Nathan Eckert ’01 received his master of science in biology
from SMSU in August 2003 and is working for the Virginia Department
of Inland Game and Fisheries in Marion, Va., as the Southwest Virginia
Mussel Recovery Coordinator.
Megan Burns ’03 was in the Santa Monica Theatre Build production
of Quilters. The musical was onstage in the California theatre
from April 23 to May 22.
Marathana Furches ’03 recently
was named a fellow for the National Press Foundation’s
The Future 2004 seminar in Washington, D.C. Fifteen reporters
were chosen nationwide from various media
and spent four days in Washington in March. Marathana is a general
assignment reporter with the Newton Kansan.
John Runion’03 transferred to Stephen F. Austin University,
and graduated with a BBA in business management August 2003. He
is employed by Wingfoot, a division of Goodyear, as a sales specialist.
Angela Pooler ’04 will begin graduate studies in physics
at the University of Kentucky in the fall of 2004.
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A son, Chase Stratton, born March 8, 2004, to Jeff and Roletha
(Looney) Barg ’92. He was welcomed home by his sister Addison
Brooke. Roletha continues her employment with USD 465 in Winfield.
A daughter, Margaret Graycen, born March 29, 2004 to Jay ’94 and
Paula Leach. Maggie is joined at home by Paula’s
son, Payton Campbell Miller.
A son, Caden Allen, born April 2, 2004, to Shawn and Tonya
(Edelman) Phillips '96. He joins his brother, Blake, 2.
A son, Darren Channing, born March 3, 2004, to Tiffany
(Granzow) ’98 and Doug
Hall. Doug is the head men’s basketball at SC. Tiffany
is employed by Home National Bank.
A son, Brandon Michael, born September 2003 to Chris ’00 and Betsy
A son, Cole Michael, born Oct. 27, 2003, to Nathan and Tania
(McLean) Turner ’00 ’00. Nathan is teaching and coaching at Waskom
ISD, and Tania is staying home being mom to their two children.
A son, Adam Richard, born Feb. 17, 2004, to Richard and Kara
(Adams) Bartow ’01 ’02.
A daughter Emma Katelyn, born Dec. 4, 2003, to Katie
(Woodrow) ’02 and Matthew Smith.
A daughter, Haylee Lynn , born Feb. 19, 2004, to Shannon
(Doty) ’02 and Mark Satterlee.
A son, TaRon Anthony Glen, born Feb. 15, 2004, to Andrea
Annika (Billings) ’03 and Glen Graham
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Annabelle (Thomas) Haupt ’30 died
March 19, 2004 at the age of 95. Annabelle taught high school
for six years. She played
a prominent role in many of Wichita’s organizations, including
Young Women’s Christian Association, Job Corps, Women in
Community Service, League of Women Voters, the American Association
of University Women, and Inter-Faith Ministries. SC honored Annabelle
with the Moundbuilder award. She is survived by her husband, James;
a daughter, Elsa Haupt ’59,and a son, Brian
Robert R. Lammy ’31 died April 26, 2004 at Crestview Nursing
and Rehabilitation Center in West Branch, Iowa. He was 96. A veteran
of World War II, Lammy was a securities administrator with Waddell
and Reed in Kansas City from 1957 until his retirement in 1973.
J.R. Bob Harrington ’32 passed away on Feb. 23, 2004, at
St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Okla. A retired minister, Bob served
at Pleasant Valley Church in Bentley, Kan., for 33 years. Survivors
include a daughter and son-in-law Ardith and Lloyd Zook ’63.
Gene W. Porter ’34, retired farmer, died April 16, 2004.
Gene was a charter member of the Viola Lions Club, the Midian Oriental
Band, and the Midian Antique Autos and was a board member and past
president of the National Rural Electric Co-Op Association. Survivors
include a son, Gary ’57.
Evelyn (Stephenson) Belt ’36 died April 26, 2004. She was
88 years old. She was an executive secretary for Wilson and Co.
Engineers and Architects in Salina for many years until retiring
Stephen Gomez ’36 died Feb. 9, 2004, at the age of 89. Stephen
played on semi-pro baseball teams. He served prior to and during
WWII in the US Army from 1941-45 where he was stationed in England
and France and fought in the Battle of the Bulge.
Irma (Giger) Shehi ’36 died March 11, 2004, at the age of
91. She is survived by her husband, Clyde.
Hortense (Peck) Wilson ’36 died May 4, 2002. Survivors include
her husband J. Graydon ’36.
Jeanne (Lawrence) Shaffer ’37 died Feb. 14, 2003 in Phoenix,
Ariz. A gifted soprano and pianist, Jeanne attended the Curtis
Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Jeanne was an active participant
in many musical groups and was a committed volunteer in Green Valley,
at Saint Francis-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church, where she sang
in the choir, played hand bells and regularly attended and supported
the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. Survivors include her sister Fran
(Lawrence) Tyler ’45.
Alice (Youle) Wilson ’37 died Feb. 22, 2004 at the age of
88. Alice taught elementary school music and art in Woodard, Okla.;
Oxford, Garden City, and Pratt. Survivors include a daughter Jeanette
(Wilson) Christianson ’66.
Norbert Robert Mahnken ’38 died March 1, 2004. A retired
educator, Dr. Mahnken was 88. He taught at Oklahoma State University
from 1947 until his retirement in 1983. He was the author of a
number of historical articles published in the Chronicles of
He was a teacher in the elderhostel programs and was an avid supporter
of OSU academic, athletic and arts programs.
Evelyn (Shoemaker) Le Clerc ’40, former Boeing Wichita electrical
inspector, died Feb. 20, 2004, at the age of 85.
Gale George Elder ’42 died March 2, 2004, in El Dorado,
Kan. Along with seven other doctors, Dr. Elder started the Osteopathic
Hospital in Wichita in 1947. In 1953, a 20-bed addition was completed
along with a nursery. In April 1966, a 60-bed Osteopathic Hospital
of Wichita opened its doors. This state-of-the-art hospital was
staffed by 24 doctors. Dr. Elder made house calls at all hours
of the day and night in his quest to help people, and did so until
1972. He was a member of the Kansas Association of Osteopathic
Medicine and served as president of the organization. He was also
a lifelong member of the American Osteopathic Association.
William Brant ’43 died Jan. 27, 2004, in Denver, Colo.,
at the age of 82. He is survived by his wife, Patricia.
Ruth M. (Kiser) Gulick ’43,
Titusville, Fla., passed away April 12, 2004. She was 80. Ruth
was a World War II veteran, serving
as a hospital corpsman in the U.S. Navy WAVEs. Her husband, Jesse,
was involved in the space program, which led the family to live
in Miami, Fla., and in Titusville. She had been a substitute teacher
and a homemaker. She was an active community member and enjoyed
travel (“to places where you shouldn’t drink the water”).
She is survived by her husband, Jesse R. Gulick ’44, and
Lucille N. (Wright) Jones ’44 died
April 11, 2004, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. Jones had
volunteered at her children’s
schools, led Brownie and Girl Scout troops, and spent time with
Henry Darwin Schwyhart ’50 died March 8, 2004. A former
sheet metal worker and Winfield State Hospital and Training Center
mental health technician, he was 76. Actively involved in civic
affairs, he served with the Cowley County Civil Defense teams,
was Commander of the Winfield unit of the Veterans of Foreign Wars
and Commander of the American Legion Post in Oxford.
John Metheney ’51, passed away March 12, 2004. Survivors
include his wife, Beula.
Gladys (Lauter) White ’51 died
April 25, 2004. Survivors include a son Robert ’77.
Daniel C. Tredway ’51 died Aug. 28, 2003. Dan grew up on
Grouse Creek east of Winfield, and following his graduation from
SC, was in the military service. He received his master of arts
from Colorado State College at Greeley and his Ed.D. from the University
of Wyoming. He taught at Nebraska University at Omaha and the University
of New Mexico, and spent the last 35 years of his teaching career
at Western State College in Gunnison, Colo. Dan mentored many of
his students and was committed to his church and his community.
Survivors include his wife Nancy (Livingston) ’55.
Robert Swisher ’52 died
Feb. 13, 2004. Robert worked as an ophthalmology technician and
was employed in the Los Angeles
for several years. During the Korean War he served in the US Navy.
His family owned and operated Swisher-Taylor & Morris funeral
home for many years.
Enid (Bishop) Collinson ’55 died April 26, 2004. She was
90 years old. Enid was a professional photographer, earning the
title Master Photographer from the national organization. She was
among the first to use outdoor available light for portraits.
Donabel (Paris) Franklin ’57 died March 7, 2004, at her
home in Oxford. Franklin received her teaching certificate and
taught four years in rural schools. She worked during World War
II at Boeing Aircraft in Wichita and the Caterpillar factory in
Peoria, Ill. Donabel also worked for the state as a social worker
for 19 years. Survivors include her husband, Lewis.
Robert Nispel ’57, farmer and retired business
director for the Wichita public schools, died March 8, 2004.
Survivors include his wife, Ann (Haney) Nispel ’57,
and a son, Brent ’85.
Jack Walker ’57 of Georgetown, Texas, died Jan. 26, 2004
in an auto accident. Jack worked for Xerox Parc as a senior research
engineer in Palo Alto, Calif., retiring after working for them
16 years. Survivors include his wife, Janell.
Gladys A. (Bickerdike) Garver ’64 died April 6, 2004. A
retired Wellington (Kan.) junior high school teacher, she was 93
Helen (John, Butts) Morton ’63, retired teacher, formerly
of Oxford, Kan., died April 17, 2004 in Topeka.
Charles F. Porter ’64, City of Wichita Housing Authority
Section 8 coordinator, died Feb. 15, 2004. Survivors include his
Larry Jordan ’67 died May 3, 2004. A former football player
for SC, Jordan was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the mid-1960s.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret.
Ronald James Scheffler ’67 died April 1, 2004,at Wesley
Medical Center in Wichita. Ron was an accountant in the facilities
division of the Department of Administration for the State of Kansas.
He was a former president of the alumni board of SC, a member of
the Jaycees, a volunteer for the Topeka Art Guild. Survivors include
his mother, Evelyn, and a brother, Robert ’72.
Gregory King ’81 died Feb. 5, 2004. Greg worked as a law
enforcement officer for a number of years in Arkansas and in St.
John before moving to Udall. There he as served a chief of police.
He most recently worked at Key Creations in Udall. Survivors include
his wife, Melinda.
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Sara Peterson, former SC admissions representative,
has been promoted to associate director of admissions at the
University of South Dakota. Her husband, Doug Weaver, is now
an associate professor in the psychology department at University
of South Dakota. Doug taught his first class at SC. They have
three children Maggie, 5; Gray 3; and Gertie, three months.
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Sarah Wilke has been named chief executive officer
of UMR Communications and will be the first woman to lead the internationally
that includes the United Methodist Reporter and Lumicon Productions.
She had been director of urban strategies for the North Texas Annual
Conference, an extended cabinet position. Wilke completed the executive
master of business administration program at Southern Methodist
University in May. In 2000, she was selected administrator of the
year for community-based ministries by the United Methodist Association,
a denomination-wide professional organization for church-related
health and welfare ministries. Sarah is the daughter of Southwestern
College Bishop in Residence Richard Wilke, and sister of Paul ’80 and Steve
DEATHS of Friends
Larry Callison died Feb. 6, 2004, at the age of 67. Survivors
include his wife, Rosetta, former secretary in the SC athletic
Robert Clester died Feb. 18, 2004.
Survivors include his wife,
Martha (Marquardt) ’60.
Rick Fraley died March 22, 2004. He was a Southwestern Bell Telephone
company customer service technician. Survivors include his wife
Melissa; and daughters Stacie (Fraley) Nelson ’00, and Shelly
Joy (Parman) Freeman died April 13, 2004, at the age of 89. Joy
enjoyed and participated in continuing education and the appreciation
of art, travel, and history. Survivors include her husband, Frederick ’52.
Duane Fruechting died May 5, 2004. Survivors
include his wife,
Gloria (Vail) Fruechting ’57.
Arlene Galliart died Feb. 10, 2004. A homemaker, she taught two
years in a one-room school at Offerle and was co-owner of the Galliart
Food Mart and worked for the Fairmont Ice Cream Parlor. Survivors
include her husband, Leonard; and son David ’69.
Orval Goertz died Feb. 10, 2004, at the Kansas Veterans Home.
Survivors include his wife, Sarah Ellen, and a son, Vernon ’66.
Clyde Gottlob died April 13, 2004. A retired farmer and Kansas
State highway supervisor, he was 92. Clyde was a flight instructor/inspector
for the Army Air Corps at Strother Field, and made a significant
contribution to the war by engineering a device to prevent nose
gear failures on the B-24. The device was successfully used on
all B-24s during the war. Survivors include a son, Cliff ’61.
Earl Green died Feb. 13, 2004, at the age of 96. Survivors include
his wife, Jean (Roberts) Green ’43.
Betty B. Holt died April 22, 2004. Betty was a 50-year member
of Plymouth Congregational Church, lifetime member of PTA, and
50-year member of Chapter I PEO. Survivors include her son, John ’65.
James Rosecrans died May 1, 2004. At the time of his death he
was a pharmacist at the Professional Pharmacy in Wichita. Survivors
include his brother William ’52.
Marilyn Snyder died March 16, 2004. Survivors
include her husband, Dale, and a daughter, Melinda (Snyder)
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coordinator of military initiatives in professional studies,
attended the Council of Colleges
and Military Educators ( CCME ) conference in Santa Barbara, Calif..
CCME is a national organization composed of institutions of higher
learning that are recognized by the military as quality education
providers. The conference brought together college representatives
and the military’s frontline education service officers and
counselors from around the world. Farlow also attended the Combined
Officer and Enlisted Association Conference for the National Guard
of Kansas, held in Topeka. While at the conference Farlow met with
the Kansas Army National Guard adjutant general, and with the Kansas
Army National Guard state education officer. Plans are for him
to visit the various National Guard armories around the state to
give briefings to soldiers on Southwestern’s degree programs.
Farlow and Karen Pedersen, vice president for professional studies,
presented a briefing at the Army Education Office at the Pentagon
on March 29. While in Washington, they also met with Rep. Todd
Tiahrt and Michael Seyfert from Sen. Pat Roberts office.
Jill Megredy, registrar, presented
at AACRAO (American Association of College Registrar’s and Admissions Officers) at their
annual meeting held in Las Vegas, Nevada April 19-22. Megredy presented
a session on “It’s My First AACRAO, I’m Here,
Now What Do I Do?” She currently chairs AACRAO’s professional
and staff development committee.
David Nichols, emeritus dean of
faculty, has been extensively quoted during coverage of the Brown
v. Board of Education anniversary
celebration. On May 12, he was joined by Kansas State University
graduate students in a presentation at the Eisenhower Presidential
Library in Abilene. As one of the nation’s premier scholars
of Eisenhower and racial issues, Nichols was quoted in the May
16 Topeka Capital Journal, in the last of a series of
articles by that paper leading up to the anniversary in Topeka
on May 17.
He also was on the program of Washburn University’s Brown-focused
conference on May 18 with a presentation titled "Telling the
Tale: Narrating Brown v. Board of Education,” and will be
on a program for the District of Columbia Historical Studies Conference
Nov. 5 and 6. His paper will be published in Washington History in the fall. He is scheduled to speak at Hartwick College in New
York Nov. 11.
All three junior physics majors who applied to
the National Science Foundation’s Research Experience for
Undergraduates program for the summer of 2004 were accepted into
the program. Shalah
Allison will study nuclear physics at Texas A&M University; Evan Pollock will study solar astrophysics at
Montana State University; and Natalie Terry will study photonics
at Lehigh University.
Terry Quiett, coordinator of academic technology and Web producer,
is composer of music being used in The Wild Card, a film
being released on DVD May 25. Music is from Quiett’s two
CD releases, JoyRide and Paperdoll Spokesmen. The film was produced by Waldo
West Productions (Kansas City) and was released by Ardustry Home
Steve Rankin, associate professor of religious studies and campus
minister, is author of an article published in Zion's Herald titled "A
Conservative Laments the Erosion of Dialogue."
Beth Sheppard, reference/automation librarian, is author of two
book reviews published in the March 2004 edition of the American
Reference Book Annual. Sheppard reviewed The Twelve Prophets, Alberto
Ferreiro and Thomas C. Oden, eds.; and The Bible as Book: The
Transmission of the Greek Text, Scot McKendrick and Orlaith
Tim Shook, associate professor
of music, presented a session titled “The
Power of People: Our Volunteer Forces” at the 2004 Music
Teachers National Association Conference in Kansas City, Mo., on
March 29. Shook is president of Kansas Music Teachers Association
for a second term and has accepted an invitation to serve as a
member of the Music Teachers National Association’s Local
Association Grants Committee. Shook also directed a multi-piano
festival for the Northwest Piano Teachers Association in Colby
on Jan. 31 this year, and has judged at festivals or presented
at clinics in several locations in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri.
SC Theatre Department was invited to present two scenes written
by Kansas premier playwright, William Inge at the William Inge
Theatre Festival April 21 and 23. The students, J.J. Marafioti,
Melissa Martin, Craig Fisher, Mariah Marion, Kim Lowery, and Thomas
Nelson, performed “The Tiny Closet” and “Rainy
Afternoon” five times in the boyhood home of Inge. With faculty
director Roger Moon, the students also attended a conversation
with playwright Arthur Laurents, the 2004 honoree of festival.
Michael Wood, assistant professor
of business and finance, presented a workshop titled “Collaborative Skills: Building Effective
Teams” for the American Society of Women Accountants in Wichita
on April 20, 2004. Wood and Barbara Corvette,
associate professor of business, were co-presenters at a workshop
for non-profit board
directors and members held April 28 at Southwestern College’s
Professional Studies Center in Winfield.
Wood has signed a publishing contract for his first novel titled Rise Up
the Phoenix. The book is scheduled for release in the fall of 2004.
Stephen M. Woodburn, assistant
professor of history, presented a paper at the Society for the
Interdisciplinary Study of Social
Imagery conference in Colorado Springs, March 18-20. Theme of the
conference was “The Image of the Hero.” Woodburn’s
paper was titled “Do Old Ladies Make World History?” It
was based on evidence showing that older women played a part in
the demonstrations at Tiananmen Square in Beijing (1989), and in
the demonstrations against the attempted coup by Soviet hardliners
in Moscow (1991).
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