Homecoming 2012 Events at SC

Southwestern College will celebrate Homecoming Thursday, Oct. 11, thru Sunday, Oct. 14.  Numerous activities have been announced.

For more information on any of the Homecoming festivities, contact Susan Lowe, director of alumni programs, at (620) 229-6334. For schedule updates, refer to the homecoming website--

“The first 125 years of Southwestern’s history were just a warm-up,” Lowe says.  “Now that we have some experience on how to do Homecoming ‘right,’ we hope everyone will come back and join in the fun!”

Thursday’s schedule includes:
• Art exhibits. Artwork from three member of the class of 1977 will be featured President’s Gallery in Darbeth Fine Arts Center. Works by Mike Fell, Lynn (Watkins) Felts, and Sulinda (Baker) Fogle will be on display.  The display may be viewed from Thursday evening through Sunday afternoon.  Also, artwork by Jim Borger ’82, who creates the integration of still life paintings that are a natural extension of the landscape, will be exhibited in Pounds Lounge in the Roy L. Smith Student Center throughout the weekend.
• 7:30 p.m. “The Miser” theatre production, Richardson Performing Arts Center. For tickets, call (620) 221-7720.

Friday’s schedule includes:
• 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.— Moundbuilder Market open
• 10 a.m.— Jinx Invitational Golf Tourney, Winfield Country Club.  Contact Brad Sexson at (620) 229-6161 to register.
• 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. — SC Career Fair, Java Jinx snack bar
• 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. — Registration for class reunions in Pounds Lounge.
• 3, 3:30, and 4 p.m. — Campus walking tours, meet in Pounds Lounge.
• 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. — All class Homecoming dinner and auction, Roy L. Smith dining hall.
• 7:30 p.m.—Book signing for “Our Family Outing” by Joe Cobb ’83, Richardson Performing Arts Center.
• 8 p.m. — Workshop reading of “Our Family Outing,” a book by Joe Cobb ’83 and Leigh Anne Taylor.  Adapted to the stage by Roger Moon ’70 and performed by alumni students of Darnell Lautt.  Richardson Performing Arts Center
• 9:30 p.m.  — Bonfire and pep rally, north end of the grass soccer field.

Saturday’s schedule includes:
• 8 to 10 a.m. — Alumni registration, Pounds Lounge.
• 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. — Come-and-go continental breakfast and open house at the SC Learning Center on 120 W. 12th Street.
• 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Moundbuilder Market open
• 9:30 a.m. — Homecoming parade, Main Street between 15th and 10th Street.
• 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. — Rock painting, the Mound
• 10:30 a.m.—Computer science, English, and communications reunion, lower level of the Christy Administration building
• 10:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.—Professional class photos on the King Plaza at the north end of Stewart Field House.  Class of 1962 at 10:30 a.m.; class of 1967 at 10:45 a.m.; class of 1972 at 11 a.m. continuing every 15 minutes until the class of 2007 meets at 12:45 p.m.
• 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Alumni registration, Stewart Field House foyer
• 11 a.m.—Theatre Tech Center briefing, Theatre Tech Center (east of White P.E. building).
• 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Homecoming Picnic, Stewart Field House, $5.25 per person, $2.50 for children under 6.
• 11:15 a.m. – Outreach Worship Service, south patio of Roy L. Smith Student Center
• 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. – President’s Luncheon for 51+ years alumni, Country Club
• 1:15 p.m. – Class Reunion Gatherings, Jantz Stadium
• 1:30 p.m. — Homecoming Football game vs. Friends University
• 2:30 to 5 p.m. – Fine Arts come and go reunion, Darbeth Lobby
• 3 to 4 p.m.—Presentation by professor Phil Schmidt, “The Historical Role of the King James Bible: English Power Politics 1517-1776.”  The presentation will be in the Deets Library.
• 4 to 5 p.m. — Builder Nation Party and Photo Booth for young alumni from class years 2008-2012.
• 5 to 8 p.m. — Child care services, Grace UMC. Reservations required and walk-ins accepted if space allows.
• 5 p.m. — Class of 1962 reunion photo, Winfield County Club, 2916 County Club Rd.
• 5:30 p.m. — Class of 1962 reunion dinner, Winfield County Club. 50-year gala celebration.
• 5:30 to 7 p.m. — Class reunion gatherings. (For full details on class reunion activities, check the Homecoming website for specific class—

Sunday’s schedule includes:
• 9:30 a.m. — Alumni breakfast buffet, Roy L. Smith dining hall. 
• 10:50 a.m. — Homecoming worship service, Grace UMC.
• 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday brunch buffet, Roy L. Smith dining hall.
• 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Moundbuilder Market open.
• 3 p.m. Theatre production “The Miser,” Richardson Performing Arts Center. 

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