Sara Steele to perform piano recital at SBU

The Southwest Baptist University Department of Music will present a faculty piano recital at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21, in the Meyer Recital Hall.

The recital features SBU alum Sara Steele, adjunct instructor of piano at SBU, who will perform piano works by Chopin, Liszt and Mozart.

The recital is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the SBU Music Office at (417) 328-1644.

SBU community learns about burnout, trauma and stress during seminar

Approximately 60 participants attended a three-hour seminar about burnout, vicarious trauma, and stress contagion.

Approximately 60 participants attended a three-hour seminar about burnout, vicarious trauma, and stress contagion.

The Southwest Baptist University Department of Behavioral Sciences and Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program partnered with Polk County House of Hope to offer a seminar on burnout, vicarious trauma, and stress contagion to SBU students, faculty and staff on Friday, Oct. 10. The presentation was given by Jennifer Dochler, MSW, education and outreach coordinator for the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and Dr. Christine Saladino, director of the BSW program, said this event was just one way to bring attention to this issue.

The seminar was led by Jennifer Dochler, MSW, education and outreach coordinator for the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence.

The seminar was led by Jennifer Dochler, MSW, education and outreach coordinator for the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence.

“We were pleased to partner with House of Hope to bring the MCADSV training to campus in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness month,” Saladino said. “Dochler shared information that is critical to anyone who will be working with persons who have encountered trauma.”

Approximately 60 participants attended the three-hour seminar. For more information about the SBU Department of Behavioral Sciences, please contact Dr. Shelley Kilpatrick, department chair, at (417) 328-1735 or skilpatrick@SBUniv.edu. For more information about the SBU BSW program, please contact Saladino at (417) 328-1740 or csaladino@SBUniv.edu.

Eight SBU students selected to participate in All-Collegiate Honor Choir

Eight Southwest Baptist University students will participate in the All-Collegiate Honor Choir at the state meeting of the Missouri Music Educators Association, Jan. 28-30, in Osage Beach, Mo.

front row (l to r): Emily Martin, Alyssa Thibodeaux, Christian Jaynes, Laura Kester; back row (l to r): Susan Mills, Andrew Bryant, Seth Stelzer, Jared Van Manen

front row (l to r): Emily Martin, Alyssa Thibodeaux, Christian Jaynes, Laura Kester; back row (l to r): Susan Mills, Andrew Bryant, Seth Stelzer, Jared Van Manen

Choir participants were selected by competitive audition. Approximately 150 students from across the state will participate in the choir in a performance with conductor Dale Kruse of St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn.

The singers will engage in intensive rehearsals over three days and present a program of challenging repertoire.

“We are very proud of these singers and know this experience will shape the future of their careers,” said Dr. James R. Tarrant, director of choral studies at SBU. “They are some of our finest and best musicians and will represent the University and the Department of Music in a marvelous way.”

The SBU students selected to participate in the All-Collegiate Honor Choir are:

  • Andrew Bryant, junior music education major from Mountain Grove, Mo.
  • Christian Jaynes, sophomore intercultural studies major from Oak Grove, Mo.
  • Laura Kester, freshman communication major from Springfield, Mo.
  • Emily Martin, sophomore music major from Dixon, Mo.
  • Susan Mills, junior middle school education major from Springfield, Mo.
  • Seth Stelzer, sophomore music major from Neosho, Mo.
  • Alyssa Thibodeaux, sophomore music major from Defiance, Mo.
  • Jared Van Manen, senior church music major from Farmington, Mo.

For more information about the SBU Department of Music, please contact the SBU Music Office at (417) 328-1644.

SBU to present Wind Symphony concert on Oct. 23

The Southwest Baptist University Department of Music will present “A Potpourri of Wind Music” at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 23 in Pike Auditorium on the SBU campus.

The concert will feature the SBU Wind Symphony and the woodwind, brass and percussion chamber ensembles.

The selected music encompasses a wide variety of styles and emotions, with added seasonal flavor. The performance will open with Percy Grainger’s “The Duke of Marlborough Fanfare” and “Harvest Hymn.” Gordon Jacobs’ “An Original Suite” is a three-movement work that will showcase solo sections for the clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet and tuba. Eric Whitacre’s “October” is a highly programmatic work and is intended to evoke a serene and peaceful representation of the composer’s favorite month. The program will conclude with Frank Ticheli’s “Sun Dance.”

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Dr. Brian Hopwood, professor of music and director of instrumental studies, at (417) 328-1647 or bhopwood@SBUniv.edu.

SBU Madrigal Dinner tickets now on sale

The Southwest Baptist University Chamber Singers will present their annual “Ye Olde Madrigal Dinners” on Thursday, Dec. 4 and Friday, Dec. 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the McClelland Dining Facility on the SBU campus.

The madrigal dinner features a five-course meal served to patrons amid the merriment, music, revelry and traditions of Elizabethan England.

Tickets must be reserved in advance and are on sale now. For more information, or to reserve tickets, please call the SBU Music Office at (417) 328-1644.

SBU Social Work to host “Trauma in the Deaf Community” training workshop

The Southwest Baptist University Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program and Social Work Club are hosting a training workshop titled, “Trauma in the Deaf Community,” from 1-3 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 30 in the McClelland Dining Facility on the SBU campus.

The training will be led by Elijah Buchholz, LPC, director of deaf services for the Missouri Department of Mental Health.

CEU credit is approved for Missouri social workers who attend this training. Other professionals, or those residing outside of Missouri, should check with their licensing board about possible CEU credit eligibility.

The training is free and open to community members, but pre-registration is required. Interested participants may register online at www.SBUniv.edu/deaftraining. Registration deadline is Monday, Oct. 27.

For more information, please contact Dr. Christine Saladino, BSW program director, at (417) 328-1740 or csaladino@SBUniv.edu.

Marriage, relationships topic of Crabtree Lecture Series Oct. 27-29 at SBU

Gary L. Thomas will speak about his book “Sacred Search” during the Crabtree Lecture Series Monday, Oct. 27, through Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Southwest Baptist University.

The author of several books, including “Sacred Marriage,” “Sacred Parenting,” “Sacred Pathways” and the Gold Medallion award-winning “Authentic Faith,” Thomas is a writer in residence at Second Baptist Church, Houston, and an adjunct faculty member at Western Seminary in Portland, Ore.

His books and ministry focus on spiritual formation: How we can integrate Scripture, church history and the time-tested wisdom of the Christian classics into the modern experience of faith. His speaking ministry has led him to speak in 49 states and eight different countries, and on numerous national television and radio programs, including Focus on the Family and Family Life Today.

Thomas will speak four times during the lecture series, and the community is welcome to attend all sessions:

• Sacred Search: Making a wise marital choice — 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 27, Pike Auditorium

• Sacred Search: How do you know if someone is a spiritually wise choice? — 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, Pike Auditorium

• Sacred Search: Is there just one person to marry? And should we be passive or active in this pursuit of marriage? — 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, Meyer Recital Hall

• Thirsting for God — 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, in Pike Auditorium

The Crabtree Lectures are made possible because of an endowment given by retired Springfield pastor Dr. T.T. Crabtree in honor of his wife. The purpose for the lecture series is to help college students in developing strong human relationships in marriage and family life.

For more information about Thomas, visit his website at www.garythomas.com. For more information about the Crabtree Lecture Series, contact Don Denton, professor of theology and chair of the Crabtree Lecture Series committee, at (417) 328-1762 or ddenton@SBUniv.edu.

Homeschool Health Fair Oct. 24 in Springfield

Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences of Southwest Baptist University is hosting the 8th Annual Homeschool Health and Science Exploration Fair from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at the College in Springfield.

Pre-registration is NOT required. The free event for homeschooled children in southwest Missouri includes:

• Health screenings — Height, weight, body mass index and blood pressure measurements; hearing and vision testing; dental screenings; flu vaccines offered (if available); scoliosis screenings, recommended for grades 4-9. (It is recommended for girls to wear a sports bra or bathing suit under their top for the scoliosis screening.)

• Interactive experiences in anatomy and physiology, microbiology and chemistry, hosted by SBU biology faculty.

• Educational opportunities — Hand washing/illness prevention; diabetes and obesity education; nutrition and healthy eating education; sports and physical activity education; and kid safety education.

• Demonstration of a medical simulation mannequin.

• Lifetouch photographer on site for school pictures.

• Scholastic Book Club fair with a display of children’s books for sale.

The College is at 4431 S. Fremont Ave. in Springfield. Please enter at the back of the building. For more information, contact Cindy Reed at (417) 820-2203 or Cynthia.reed2@mercy.net.

Tom Douglas to share in ‘Meet the Author’ series on Oct. 23

The Southwest Baptist University Libraries will host its annual Meet the Author series event at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Harriet K. Hutchens Library located in the Jester Learning and Performance Center on the SBU campus.

Tom Douglas will share a presentation of artwork on Oct. 23

Tom Douglas will share a presentation of artwork on Oct. 23

This year’s featured guest is Tom Douglas, associate professor of art and chair of the SBU department of art. Douglas will share a presentation about his latest series of paintings, “The Artist’s Sister,” which is a group of paintings exploring domestic imagery.

Douglas holds B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees in painting and has produced and exhibited works since 1980. He is represented in public collections nationally, including the Nashville International Airport, the city of Atlanta, and various university collections.

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Bethany Messersmith, information literacy librarian, at (417) 328-1626 or bmessersmith@SBUniv.edu.

SBU announces winners of Homecoming parade band competition

The Southwest Baptist University Department of Music hosted a parade band competition in conjunction with the University’s Homecoming 2014 activities on Saturday, Oct. 4.

Parade bands were judged on music, marching, auxiliary groups, drumline, and drum major. At the conclusion of the parade, participating bands enjoyed a mini-concert by the SBU Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dr. Jeffery Waters, dean of the Geneva Casebolt College of Music, Arts and Letters and professor of music, during the awards ceremony held in Pike Auditorium.

The following awards were presented to bands participating in the SBU Homecoming parade:

  • Junior High Class First Place – Stockton Middle School, Marvin Manring, director
  • Class 1 First Place – Fair Play High School, Leanda Shaw, director
  • Class 2 First Place – Mansfield High School, Autumn Bennett, director
  • Class 2 Second Place – Hartville High School, Kristy Norris, director
  • Class 2 Third Place – Archie High School, Julie Cooper, director
  • Best Auxiliary Group – Archie High School
  • Best Drum Major – Mansfield High School
  • Best Drumline – Marion C. Early High School
  • Outstanding Band of the Day – Mansfield High School

The Bolivar High School Liberator Pride Marching Band, directed by Steve McClard and John Trew, also marched in the parade as the hometown host band, but did not compete.

For more information about the SBU Department of Music, please contact the SBU Music Office at (417) 328-1644.