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 →

Speakers Selected for Spring 2016 Philosophy & Religion Lecture Series

The next two speakers have been selected for the Philosophy and Religion lecture series. Dr. D. Stephen Long, Ethics chair at Southern Methodist University, will present the next Smith-Willson lecture on Monday, February 22, at 4pm in Wroten Hall on the Southwestern campus. Dr. Long will present “Let’s Get Speculative: The Importance of the Doctrine of God for Everyday Life.” Dr. Kevin Watson, Assistant Professor of Wesleyan and Methodist Studies at Candler Divinity School of Emory University will present the next Parkhurst Lecture on Tuesday, March 29, at 7pm, also in Wroten Hall.…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 →

Rev. Ben Hanne Becomes Campus Minister

Rev. Ben Hanne is the new Campus Minister at Southwestern College. He will begin on July 1, 2015. His full-time position is underwritten by the GPAC. “We are extremely pleased to have Rev. Hanne to assist the college efforts to provide a ministerial presence to our whole college community. We are equally pleased to have the conference’s financial support,” says President Dick Merriman. “Ben shows every indication of helping us strengthen our spiritual support for our students, staff and faculty and will provide another point of contact with area churches and the conference.” “I’m…continue reading →