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2019 Founders Weekend

Founders Weekend is a great opportunity to celebrate the many things that make Southwestern unique and outstanding.

The 2019 Founders Weekend will celebrate outstanding Moundbuilders with induction into four Halls of Fame:

  • Business Hall of Fame
  • Educators Hall of Fame
  • FIne Arts Hall of Fame
  • Leaders in Service Hall of Fame for the Social Sciences

Ongoing (Thursday to Sunday)

Graduate English Classes Writing Research, President’s Gallery (Learn more »)


Thursday, April 11

4:00 p.m. Honor's Convocation, Richardson Performing Arts Center


Friday, April 12

2:00 p.m. The Shaping of Leaders: Women’s Voices, Cheryl Rude, Mossman 101

4:00 p.m. Introduction to the Kopke Bible, Rev. Ben Hanne, Mossman 101
Rev. Ben Hanne will present a talk on the historical significance of this 1611 Geneva version of the Bible. His talk will cover how this edition shaped later versions of the Bible, the English language, Shakespeare, and much more.

5:30 p.m.  Leaders in Service Hall of Fame for the Social Sciences unveiling of plaques followed by dinner & induction ceremony, Deets Library.  $20/person, limited seating, RSVP necessary to alumni@sckans.edu.

2019 Inductees

  • Stephanie Sharp Bruyn ’98
  • C. Michael Lennen ’67
  • J. Michael Medina ’72

7:00 p.m. Luke Nicolay '16 Organ Recital, Richardson Performing Arts Center


Saturday, April 13

8:00 a.m.  Business Hall of Fame breakfast, Deets Library. $15/person, limited seating, RSVP necessary to alumni@sckans.edu.

9:00 a.m.  Business Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Richardson Performing Arts Center and is open to the public with no reservations needed.

2019 Inductees

  • Larry Ewart ’73
  • Cory Helmer ’99

2019 Business Builder Award Recipient

  • Graves Drug

10:00 a.m.  Fine Arts Hall of Fame brunch, Deets Library. $15/person, limited seating, RSVP necessary to alumni@sckans.edu.

11:00 a.m.  Fine Arts Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Richardson Performing Arts Center and is open to the public with no reservations needed.

2019 Inductees

  • George Jason Johnston ’69
  • Dr. James Leland
  • Virginia (Stubbs) Spray ’33

12:45 p.m.  Educators Halls of Fame luncheon, Deets Library. $20/person, limited seating, RSVP necessary to alumni@sckans.edu.

1:30 p.m.  Educators Halls of Fame induction ceremony, Deets Library. No charge, but to insure adequate seating, your RSVP to alumni@sckans.edu is appreciated.

2019 Inductees

  • Dr. Janet Doud ’16
  • Judy (Martin) Haynes ’67
  • Dr. Gary King ’63

6:00 p.m.  Founders Weekend President's Dinner, Roy L. Smith Dining Hall, by invitation only.

7:30 p.m. A Cappella Concert, Richardson Performing Arts Center


Sunday, April 14

5:00 p.m. Cultural Cuisine, Stewart Field House

For more information on Founders Weekend events, call 620.222.1135.

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