Spring is the season
for recognition at Southwestern College, as outstanding students, faculty,
and staff are honored.
Citations were chosen by student vote, and went to Michael Tessmer,
assistant professor of chemistry, and Alice Keith, faculty assistant
in service learning, philosophy and religion.
and students choose Masterbuilders, the six graduating seniors who "best
typify the spirit of Southwestern." This year, because of a tie in the
voting, seven were named. Daniel Miller, Sweden; Andrea Schultz, Herington;
Josh Smith, Newton; Amie Liebau, Cambridge; and Angela Tran, Augusta;
Jonathan Conard, Salina, and John Nelson, Lenora.
Award winners were Reza Sarhangi, associate professor of mathematics
and statistics; and Sharon Wright, administrative assistant to the dean
Strand, retiring professor of music, received the United Methodist Board
of Higher Education and Ministry Exemplary Teaching Award.
has outgrown its phone numbers.
a result of student body expansion and increased housing on campus,
campus phone numbers will be changing July 14. Beginning then, Southwestern
College phone numbers will begin with 229-6xxx, rather than 221-8xxx.
Jarvis, director of information services, explains that for several
months callers who use the old numbers will hear a recording asking
them to update records to the new system.
new system also will have the advantage of bringing consistency to campus
numbers. For the past few years, as new numbers have been added, the
prefix has differed from old numbers. Now all campus extensions (including
the main campus number, 229-6000) will begin the same.
only current phone numbers that will remain unchanged are the Horsefeathers
and Applesauce box office (which will remain at 221-7720), Professional
Studies Centers phone numbers, and the toll-free numbers.
listing of the new phone numbers also will be on the Southwestern College
Web site at www.sckans.edu by July
The face of campus is changing again. Heavy equipment moved in after
Commencement to clear the site immediately south of Wallingford Hall
and west of the tennis courts, preparing for construction of a freshman
women's residence hall. The new dorm is expected to be ready for use
by fall 2001.
undergoing renovation and reconstruction this summer are parts of the
Roy L. Smith Student Center, including the dining hall and the Book
Cave. These renovations are a result of outsourcing agreements with
Sodexho Marriott (food service) and Follett College Stores (bookstore).
A campus icon has been lost.
the undulating bronze sculpture that has come to symbolize the integrative
studies program and the Bridges conference, was stolen during the final
weeks of the spring semester. It had been moved for use in a workshop
sponsored by the integrative studies program, and was taken while waiting
to be transported back to its secure site.
from sculptor Brent Collins as part of a Leadership Southwestern initiative,
the stylized representation of a strand of DNA was a memorial to Joyce
Focht '56, given by her family. Its value had been set at $25,000.
and college security forces are cooperating in the continuing investigation.
The third annual Bridges conference will attract international scholars
to campus for workshops and presentations July 28-30.
the direction of mathematics faculty member Reza Sarhangi, "Bridges:
Mathematical Connections in Art, Music, and Science" has become a widely
renowned conference attracting mathematicians and artists from throughout
year presenters are expected from Italy, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Spain,
and England, as well as from throughout the United States. Special guest
once again will be Corey Cerovsek, international violinist, musician,
workshops for K-12 teachers will be presented during the conference.
more information, check out the Web site at www.sckans.edu/~bridges/.
Educators Hall of Fame
first inductees into the Southwestern College Educators Hall of Fame
were honored at a banquet April 29. Included in the first class are
Linda Lungren '68, San Diego, Calif.; Larry Miller '71, Wakarusa; Bill
Musick '39, Minneapolis; Brilla Highfill Scott '59, Lawrence; and P.
Glenn Wooddell '63, Jeffersonville, N.Y. Shown accepting the awards
are Roger Lungren '62 and Marilyn (Lungren) Houlden '61 (for Linda Lungren);
Scott, and Miller. At left Verlene LeRock, Plainville, and Sondra Hickert,
Hays, niece and grandniece of Marjorie Smith '27, receive the plaque
honoring Smith as founder of the Southwestern College Educators Hall
of Fame. Smith, who died in 1998 at the age of 94, left $44,000 to the
college to establish the hall of fame. She was one of the first six
inductees named to the hall. More information is available on the SC
it Up at Homecoming'
will draw Southwestern College alumni and friends to "Live It Up at
SC" when the annual celebration is held Thursday to Saturday, Oct. 12
already is well underway for the celebration, which this year will feature
reunions of classes ending in '0' and '5.' Special guests will be the
golden year class of 1950.
addition to traditional activities, Homecoming '00 will focus on education
alumni and students, with an in-service training session and other special
events set. John Kuglin, director of educational outreach at the University
of Monatana - Missoula, will be keynote presenter during the Friday
expert on the use of technology in the classroom, Kuglin also will lead
break-out sessions along with other experts on technology. Graduate
credit for the day's events will be available to teachers attending.
who also is executive director of NASA's Earth Observing Satellite,
describes educators as finding themselves "staring into the box of a
5,000-piece technology puzzle."
educational technology presentations address how technology is changing
classroom instruction in theoretical terms," he says. "A few educators
are able to tap into the excitement, envisioning all the learning possibilities.
Others leave feeling dazed and confused, unable to link the pieces of
the technology puzzle together. This presentation will demonstrate the
availability of the puzzle pieces, and demystify the process for connecting
details on Kuglin's work is available at his Web site, www.kuglin.com.
A full schedule of his presentations will be distributed as it becomes
events set for the Homecoming weekend include a golf scramble; the BuilderDash
Fun Run and Walk; a parade; theatre presentations; campus tours; a reunion
of football and cross-country teams; a tennis social; dances, and parties.
will be available by mail and via the Southwestern College Web site
(www.sckans.edu), and a full schedule
will be included in the fall issue of The Southwesterner.
more details, contact the institutional advancement office, (316) 221-8231.