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Homecoming 2017: October 20 & 21
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March 11 - 11 a.m. - Military Appreciation Day, Connor Baseball Field. SWU Baseball invites veterans, reserved and active military to the Military Appreciation baseball game. Ceremony begins at 11:30 a.m. First pitch is at noon vs. Pfeiffer.
Grandparents Day will be a time for making family connections while getting a taste of campus life, sharing meals with grandchildren, touring the historic campus, and a musical production. There will be plenty of opportunities to enjoy free time together and several activity choices. Read more>>
Breaking ground on The Jericho Project
Officials from Pickens County Board of Disabilities and SpecialNeeds and Anderson County Disabilities and Special Needs Board, Southern Wesleyan University and the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs joined elected and appointed officials Feb. 27 to break ground on the first phase of The Jericho Project, a housing community that will serve individuals with special needs and disabilities. Details on the project can be found at jerichoatswu.org.
Parker-Sinnamon Baseball Clubhouse Dedication
Dr. Walt Sinnamon reflects on the beginnings of intercollegiate baseball at Southern Wesleyan University and how his parents instilled in him a love for sports during dedication ceremonies for the Parker-Sinnamon Baseball Clubhouse Feb. 22 at Dr. Keith Connor Baseball Field in Central. Looking on from in front of the clubhouse are current members of the Warriors Baseball Team (left) and (standing at right) Southern Wesleyan University President Dr. Todd Voss, Director of Athletics Chris Williams, Ty the Warrior and Warriors Head Baseball Coach Mike Gillespie.
If these walls could talk...
We'll be celebrating the stories of 70 years of Childs Hall during a special Fundraiser Dinner April 12 in The Founders. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the dinner starts at 6:30 p.m.
SWU's Fine Arts Series swings into spring with performances ranging from jazz to opera and everything in between! Pictured is Tom Key, who will bring his adaptation of C.S. Lewis to the Newton Hobson auditorium stage March 20 at 7:30 p.m. For a list of events, view the complete schedule here.
March 16-17, 7:30 p.m.; March 18, 2 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
This year’s student production, a dessert theater, will be held in the Newton Hobson Chapel and Fine Arts Auditorium. Smokey Joe's Café is a song and dance celebration of 50's and 60's Rock and Roll music!
In this Lieber and Stoller musical revue style show, "Love Potion #9," "Hound Dog," "On Broadway," and "Stand By Me," are just a few of the memorable tunes that will be performed during an evening of fun music in a café-style atmosphere. For ticket information and details, call (864) 644-5408.
Michael Peterson (’01), a biology graduate, will be riding in the AIDS/LifeCycle, a 545 mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles from June 4 – June 10 to raise money for AIDS research and to benefit organizations that provide services to people living with HIV/AIDS. Read more>>
The children of Jim and Lois Wiggins invite alumni and friends to join in a celebration of their parents' 80th birthdays at an informal drop-by March 19 at Trinity Wesleyan Church in Central. Click here to view and print the invitation.
SWU graduates and twin sisters Laurie Morton Baynard, (’09) left, and Nikki Morton Hill (’09) took part in the Inaugural Parade Jan. 20 in Washington. Laurie is a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Band, while Nikki is a member of the U.S. Air Force Band. This is Laurie's second Inaugural Parade while it's Nikki's first. Both are music graduates.
Colton Scott Bridges was born to Brooke Davis Bridges (’12) and JT Bridges on Jan. 28. Brooke is a biology graduate.
Amy Carver Burk ('84) received her doctorate in educational technology and e-learning from Northcentral University in December 2016. Burk serves as the instructional support specialist at Cross Keys High School in Atlanta and has 32 years of experience teaching English and supporting the instructional needs of teachers and students.
Sherry Haithcock (’78), left, has been inducted into the South Carolina Coaches Association of Women’s Sports Hall of Fame. Haithcock is former Liberty High School athletic director. The SWU Alumni Association awarded Haithcock the Professional Excellence Award for the School of Education in 2007. Presenting the award was Van McCloud, last year's inductee.
The International Leadership Association accepted a workshop designed by SWU faculty member and alumna Dr. Priscilla Hammond (’06) and two others, which will be presented at the Third Biennial ILA Women and Leadership Conference at Rhinebeck, N.Y. in June. The title of the workshop is Raise Your Glass: Reflecting on Women in Leadership in Higher Education.
“Popular literature says that to develop as a leader, we must take a good, hard look in the mirror. However, an internal response of self-improvement cannot solve external barriers. Women cannot break through the glass ceiling, the glass escalator and the glass cliff solely through self-improvement. This workshop will explore these external barriers to leadership through discussion and activities, to be developed into a paper exploring systemic glass barriers for women in higher education,” Hammond said. Hammond teaches business classes at Central, Greenville and online.
Danielle Hardee (’08) married Edward Richardson (’13) Nov. 26 in Charleston. Hardee graduated from SWU’s MSM program and Richardson graduated from SWU’s MBA program. Hardee is a member of the adjunct faculty and is a former Student Services Coordinator at the Charleston education center.
Darlissa Wise Parker (’10), the CEO of Wisdom Academy, has been admitted to Grand Canyon University as a doctoral student. She is a missionary and minister of song at St. Matthews Missionary Baptist Church. Her motto is “the humble child tastes God’s grace.” She is also the founder of Enoch’s Sons and Deborah’s Daughter Nationwide Missionaries. Parker is a M.Ed. graduate of the university’s Adult and Graduate Studies program.
Sentao “Charlie” Zhou (’16) is working on a key project for his company, the U.S. office of TyreCheck, located in Greenville, being done for Michelin China. This will involve travel to Shanghai, Beijing and Tianjin for technical support and business relationships. “It has always been one of my dreams to return to my motherland as a working man and make my family proud,” Zhou commented..
Margie Freeman Barbee went to be with her Lord and Savior on Jan. 4 after several years of declining health. Barbee was a 1957 graduate of Central Wesleyan Academy. She attended Central Wesleyan College from 1959 to 1961 and graduated from Queens University, Rock Hill in 1962. In 1990, she completed her master’s in education at Wingate University. She is survived by her husband, Ira Tracy Barbee, who also attended Central Wesleyan College. Additionally, the Barbees had three children, Margaret B. Page (Jeff), who is a registered nurse with Carolinas Healthcare System, Stephen Scott Barbee (Kristin), who is a technician with Ricoh Corporation and Kelly Ryan Barbee (Cherilyn), who is a Special Education teacher at Piedmont High School. Barbee also has five grandchildren that she was very proud of: Brianna Page, Allison Barbee, Carson Barbee, Emily Barbee and Ryan Barbee. Barbee taught in the public school system for 35 years before retiring in 1999. She taught at Parkwood High School for two years, Concord High School for three years, and Mount Pleasant High School for the remaining 30 years. She also served her local church for more than 50 years as pianist/organist. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Shirley Honigman Sarlin (’77), a Magna Cum Laude graduate, passed away Jan. 29.
Alumni Walk bricks are $125. Proceeds support SWU's Promise Fund, which helps to increase fund scholarships and financial aid, invest in state-of-the-art classroom equipment, expand our campus ministries and enhance other student activities. Click here to order your brick!
If you are a graduate seeking a career change, SWU's Career Services office offers exciting new resources to help you. Read more>>
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SWU employment opportunities
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SWU places in several events in IWU Midwest Classic
The Warriors split the squad to compete in both the 2017 Buccaneer Invitational hosted by East Tennessee State and in the Indiana Wesleyan Midwest Classic hosted by Indiana Wesleyan. Read more>>
Posada Signs With Murray United FC
Fernando Posada ('16) signed a pro-contract with Murray United FC, an Australian soccer club that competes in the National Premier Leagues Victoria 2 competition. He scored four goals for the Warriors over the course of the season, including a game winning goal against the Belmont-Abbey Crusaders Oct. 1. Read more>>
Athletes Named to Conference Carolinas Presidential Honor Roll
Conference Carolinas named its Presidential Honor Roll Jan. 26. SWU had 167 student-athletes named to the Honor Roll for the Fall 2016 semester. There were 2,319 student-athletes named to the Presidential Honor Roll for the Fall 2016 Semester. Read more>>
Upcoming competition March 1-
Baseball at North Georgia, 4 p.m. March 2 -
Women’s Basketball at Conference Carolinas Semifinals. March 3 -
Women’s Basketball at Conference Carolinas Finals.
Softball at Brevard, 4 p.m.
Baseball vs. Erskine, 4 p.m., Connor Field.
Softball at Brevard, 6 p.m. March 4 -
Men's and Women's Track & Field at Victor Icebreaker Duals, Berry College.
Men’s Basketball atConference Carolinas Semifinals.
Baseball vs. Erskine, Kid’s Day, 12 p.m. Connor Field. Second game, 3 p.m.
Softball at Tusculum, 1 p.m. / 3 p.m.
Men’s Tennis vs. Flagler, 3 p.m. at Sumter, S.C. March 5 -
Men’s Basketball at Conference Carolinas Finals. March 6-
Women’s Golf at Hilton Head Lakes Invitational
Men’s Golf at Southern Tide Classic, Green Valley Country Club. March 7 -
Women’s Golf at Hilton Head Lakes Invitational
Men’s Golf at Southern Tide Classic, Green Valley Country Club.
Baseball vs. Truett-McConnell, 2 p.m. at Truett-McConnell.
Softball vs. Emmanuel, 4 p.m. at Varsity Field.
Softball vs Emmanuel, 6 p.m. at Varsity Field. March 9 -
Women’s Basketball at NCCAA South Region Tournament. March 10 -
Men’s and Women's Track and Field at NCAA Indoor Nationals, Birmingham Ala.
Women’s Basketball at NCAA Opening Round.
Baseball vs. Pfeiffer, 12 p.m. at Connor Field. March 11 -
Men’s and Women's Track and Field at NCAA Indoor Nationals, Birmingham Ala.
Men’s Basketball at NCAA Opening Round.
Baseball vs. Pfeiffer, 12 p.m. / 3 p.m. at Connor Field.
Men's and Women’s Tennis vs. North Greenville, 12 p.m. at Rev. Leroy Cox Tennis Complex.
Softball at Catawba College, 1 p.m. / 3 p.m.
Baseball vs Pfeiffer, 3 p.m. at Connor Field.
Military Appreciation Day, 11 a.m. at Connor Field. March 14 -
Baseball at Young Harris March 15 -
Men's and Women’s Basketball atNCCAA National Championships, at Winona Lake Ind. March 17 -
Men’s Tennis vs. Limestone, 3 p.m. at Rev. Leroy Cox Tennis Complex.
Softball vs. Barton, 4 p.m. / 6 p.m. at Varsity Field.
Baseball vs Belmont Abbey, 6 p.m. at Belmont Abbey.
A matching gift has been received to create the lighting, sound and support infrastructure for the new amphitheater, and with it the opportunity for the facility to have a name. A dedication service will take place at 11 a.m. April 12 for the Clyde Dupin Celebration Amphitheater.
Evangelist Dr. Clyde Dupin has a long history with SWU and to celebrate the completion of this facility with his name on it is a joy and honor for our campus. When complete, this project will support music, preaching, activities, movies, speaking engagements, outdoor classes, homecoming events and even community events. It will be an amazing addition to campus and our community.
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