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On the Way to Carnegie Hall

In the next few months, A Cappella Choir members will be calling choir alumni with a special plea. Could they help the choir get to Carnegie Hall?

The SC group has been invited to present a Palm Sunday 2005 concert at the famed New York concert hall, and fund-raising for the trip is well underway.

"We're hoping to underwrite much of the cost of each student's trip," says David Gardner, director of choirs at Southwestern. "It's important, though, that each of the singers also earn part of their own way to New York. We're trying to provide them the opportunities they need to make this happen."

Representatives from the college's institutional advancement team have been meeting with persons who might be interested in helping support a student. Response has been favorable, says Ronnie Jenkins, director of major gifts.

"One of our major donors gives a scholarship to a music student every year, and she's one of these wonderful people who wants the experience for them -- being able to sing in this place under these auspices," Jenkins adds. "It's a prestigious thing for us to get to do."

The choir will be joined by other choirs and by community members, with a resulting group that may be as many as 250 singers. Gardner has chosen "Nanie" by Johannes Brahams and "Serenade to Music" by Ralph Vaughan Williams as the major works to be presented.

For more information on the tour or to sponsor a choir student, e-mail Gardner at dgardner@sckans.edu, or call Ronnie Jenkins at (620) 229-6356. Mail contributions to Institutional Advancement, Southwestern College, 100 College St., Winfield, KS 67156-2499. Please indicate "choir tour" on your check.

Stewart Field House Makes 'Top' List

Stewart Field House made the Wichita Eagle's list of the top 50 "Things to Do, Places to Go, in Kansas Sports."

In a July 11 article, writers made basketball at Stewart Field House number 31 among the best offerings in Kansas sports.

"Southwestern's gym, built in 1924, is the oldest college basketball facility west of the Mississippi River still being used for its original purpose. Despite recent renovations, the place is still oozing with history, charm, and a little bad mojo: A black cat named Jinx actually lives in Stewart, although they don't let him out for games anymore."

Not that we keep track of these things, but basketball in Stewart beat out "Do the Wabash with the Kansas State Band, Manhattan" (number 37), and "The Rock Chalk Chant, Lawrence" (number 41).

Keynotes in Alaska

Jessica Harr, Beth Parker and other members of Keynotes spent part of their summer break as counselors in a youth camp in Juneau, Alaska. The outreach team members were joined by youth from First United Methodist Church, Wichita, in the mission experience July 27 to August 10.

A Builder Storm is Brewin'
2004 Homecoming Schedule

7 p.m. Volleyball vs. Bethany College, Stewart Field House – honoring 1994 championship team.
7:30 p.m. The Wiz theatre production, Messenger Recital Hall.

10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Alumni Registration, Pounds Lounge.
12 Noon Jinx Invitational Golf Tourney, Quail Ridge Golf Course – shotgun start. Sign up by calling SC athletic office at (620) 229-6218.
4 p.m. SC/NAIA Mid-States Cross Country Classic at the Kansas Veterans’ Home, North College Street.
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Alumni Registration, Stewart Field House.
5:30-7 p.m. All-Class Homecoming Dinner, Stewart Field House.
7:30 p.m. Athletic Hall of Fame Induction, Stewart Field House.
7:30-8:45 p.m. Homecoming Music and Theatre Kaleidoscope, Richardson Auditorium. Free will donations accepted.
9 p.m. Bonfire, north end of soccer field.

7 - 8:15 a.m. BuilderDash Registration, SC Downtown Center.
8:30-9:30 a.m. Come-and-Go Continental Breakfast, SC Downtown Center.
8:30 a.m. BuilderDash Begins at Memorial Park, 10th and Fuller.
10 a.m. Homecoming Parade, Main Street.
11:15 a.m. Dedication of Renovated 77 Steps, Main Campus.
11:30-1 p.m. Homecoming Picnic, Stewart Field House.
1 p.m. Jazz Band Performing, Sonner Stadium.
1:30 p.m. Homecoming Football Game, SC vs. McPherson College.
Note: Immediately following the football game, Gallaway’s will be open for Southwestern College alumni and friends to gather for the remainder of the day and evening. Restaurant will be closed to the general public.
2 p.m. Women’s Alumni Soccer Match, soccer field.
3:30 p.m. Men’s Alumni Soccer Match, soccer field.
5:30 p.m. 50 Yr. and 50+ Class Reunion Dinners, at Winfield Country Club ($20 payment to Alumni Programs).
5:30 p.m. Class Reunion Dinners, all other years at Gallaway’s, 3727 Quail Ridge Dr. ($17.50 plus tax and tip; pay at restaurant).
7:30 p.m. The Wiz theatre production, Messenger Recital Hall.

9:30 a.m. Alumni Breakfast Buffet, Roy L. Smith Dining Hall.
10:50 a.m. Homecoming Worship Service at Grace UMC. Kyle Woodrow ’95, guest pastor.
Noon-2 p.m. Homecoming Farewell Luncheon with Terry Quiett ’94 and Guinn Walker performing at College Hill Coffee, 403 Soward. Reservations are necessary; pay at restaurant.

contact Nan at (620) 229-6231 or e-mail her, nan@sckans.edu