Noted Leadership Expert Cheryl Rude Joins Institute for Discipleship Team

Dr. Cheryl Rude will join the administrative team of the Richard and Julia Wilke Institute for Discipleship on July 1, 2023, transitioning from a distinguished academic career that has made her a national leader in service learning studies. Rude will become the Institute’s director of campus programming and operations following her retirement from the Southwestern College faculty at the conclusion of this academic year. She joined the college in 1991, and was professor of leadership studies and academic director of leadership. Leadership Southwestern, a service learning curricular activity developed under Rude’s guidance, was…continue reading →

Fall 2015 Campus Ministry Update

The school year is nearly half over, and campus ministry is in full swing!  We’ve been blessed to have several phenomenal speakers at Chapel so far this year, including new Southwestern president Brad Andrews. Rev. Ben Hanne has begun settling into his new position as campus minister.  Hanne just returned from accompanying five SC students to Exploration 2015 in Florida, where the students explored a calling into ordained ministry.  He’s also begun offering communion for students and faculty on Tuesday and Thursday mornings each week, and is looking to add more opportunities for…continue reading →

New Christmas album connects traditions new and old

Winfield, Kan. — A band made up of Southwestern College alumni and friends is releasing an album of live Christmas worship music entitled In the Company of Friends. The album features rock worship-style variations on Christmas favorites such as “O Come O Come Emmanuel,” “The First Noel,” and “What Child Is This,” as well as newer songs by contemporary artists and original music by band members. “What makes this project so special is the fact that all of us are friends and family of the college,” said producer and performer on the album,…continue reading →

Friends of Southwestern Invited to Gathering During Great Plains Annual Conference

There will be an SC gathering at Mead’s Corner (430 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67202) in Wichita, Kansas, on June 11 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. during the Great Plains Annual Conference.  All Builders in Ministry and guests are welcome. New Southwestern president Brad Andrews and new campus minister Ben Hanne will be in attendance, so stop by and greet them!continue reading →