Schedule of Events

Monday, April 11 – Thursday, April 21


Where Glass Meets Science: Art glass exhibit by Scott Hartley ‘97

President’s Gallery,
Darbeth Fine Arts Center

Tuesday, April 12


Wall of Well Wishes – students, faculty/staff, community invited to write messages or sign

Java Jinx,
Deets Library

QuietPhotographs by Trish Andrews

Deets Library

Wednesday, April 13


Chapel – Guest speaker: Lauren Hansen, director for alumni and parent programs, Carthage College

Richardson Performing Arts Center

Wednesday, April 13 – Sunday, May 1


SC Service Learning Display

College Hill Coffee

Thursday, April 14


Dedication of Presidential Pavers and Tree Planting

Cole Mound Plaza


Lunch on campus for VIPs – Andrews family, friends, trustees

Deets Library


Inauguration Ceremony
(Overflow viewing at Messenger Hall, Java Jinx, Campus Life office)

Richardson Performing Arts Center



Deets Library


Private dinner for President’s Family/Friends

Winfield Country Club

Friday, April 15


Board of Trustees Meeting

Wroten Hall


Reception in honor of Trish Andrews
12:15pm – Brief Remarks

Deets Library


Book Presentation and signing
Jacob Goodson, assoc professor of philosophy

Deets Library


Employee Reception and Recognition

Roy L. Smith Student Center


Leaders in Service Hall of Fame and Dinner ($, rsvp)
Inductees: Randy Eshelman ’09, PS, Barbara (Johnson) Isely ’64, Madeline Southard, class of 1899

Deets Library
7:00pm MTens & SC Singers Concert (musical theatre and contemporary a cappella)
Richardson Performing Arts Center

Saturday, April 16


Fine Arts Open House, exhibit of blown glass art by Scott Hartley ‘97

President’s Gallery,
Darbeth Fine Arts Center


Fine Arts Hall of Fame and Brunch ($, rsvp)
Inductees: Timothy Myers ’00, Brandon Smith ’98, Scott Hartley ’97

Richardson Performing Arts Center stage


Business Hall of Fame and Luncheon ($, rsvp)
Inductees: Todd Conklin ’84, Benjamin Harrison ’12 PS, Bruce DeHaven ’70

Deets Library


Educators Hall of Fame (rsvp)
Inductees: Kathryne (Cooper) Delcarpio ’74, Florence (Cutter) Metcalf ’63, Robert "Bob" Nispel ’57
McNeish Special Ed Award: Danielle Shioyama ‘10/’14

Deets Library


President’s Dinner, Trustees/Donors/Friends (by invitation, rsvp)

Roy L. Smith Student Center


RPAC Presents John McCutcheon with South Kansas Symphony ($)
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Richardson Performing Arts Center

Sunday, April 17


Southwestern Spring Choral Concert ($)

Richardson Performing Arts Center

Location & Parking

Most inauguration events will be held in Richardson Performing Arts Center, which is in Christy Administration Building. Reserved parking for delegates and special guests will be in parking lots on the north and south sides of Christy, and may be reached by entering the campus on King Drive (south edge of campus). Watch for signage directing you to the reserved parking.

Other inauguration events are in Deets Library and at the Cole Mound Plaza. Both of these locations are on the lower section of campus and accessible via the 77 Steps or by parking along Kirk Drive.

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