Coffee Chats


Coffee Chats at Southwestern CollegeWhat are Coffee Chats?

The Southwestern College Institutional Advancement Office is launching a new online series aimed to help alumni and friends engage and connect. Coffee Chats will serve as an opportunity to learn about various programs and initiatives through the lens of college faculty and staff.

Upcoming Coffee Chat

June Coffee Chat TBA

Date: TBA
Guest: TBA

Watch for the announcement of the next Coffee Chat! 

Email or call (620)229-6155 to request the link to participate online – or to reserve a seat to attend in person. 

Reserve Your Seat

Miss a Coffee Chat? View the Archive


The Return of Nursing with Shona Turner

Date: Friday, May 23, 2024
Guest: Shona Turner, Director of the BSN Program

We are so excited about the return of the Nursing program to SC! Join us to learn about the progress and the vision for Southwestern Nursing.

Coffee Chat with Education at SC

Date: Friday, March 8, 2024, 10:30 a.m. (CST)
Guest: Dr. Mark Whitener

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Mark Whitener, chair of the Education division, as he shares the various state and regional initiatives to help graduate the next generation of Builder teachers!

Coffee Chat with Performing Arts at SC

Friday, February 9, 2024, 10:30 a.m. (CST)
Guests: Jeremy Kirk, Simon Hill, Jordan Burford, David Koller, Rae Lynne Baker

There have been a lot of changes happening in the Performing Arts corner of campus. Join us as a group of staff and students from the Peforming Arts share the exciting things that are taking place at SC this year! 

Spring Update on Southwestern College

Friday, January 12, 2024, 10:30 a.m. (CST)
Guest: President Liz Frombgen

Want to know about how things are here on the hill? Get a progress report on the pulse of Southwestern College from the President herself. 

Connecting Learning & Play | New Approaches with Honors Program

Monday, December 8, 2023, 10:30 a.m. (CST)
Guest: Dr. Patrick Ross

Learn about the innovative approaches to learning being implemented in the newly created Southwestern Honors Program.

What are the Most Common Mistakes in Estate Planning?

Monday, November 6, 2023, 10:30 a.m. (CST)
Guest: John Griffin

After nearly thirty-three years in the business of designing, drafting, and implementing estate plans, John Griffin repeatedly sees the same problems and errors in estate planning documents -- which can increase taxes and create unnecessary family disharmony.


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