Bethany College will celebrate its Homecoming 2009 with four days of events from October 8-11. Highlights include a business career conference; a fall alumni awards dinner; a talent show with crowning of Homecoming royalty; an auction and a Homecoming football game versus Bethel College.
Bethany College will raise awareness of abuse and violence from October 5-8 during Sexual Assault Awareness Week.
The Bethany College Symphonic Band will present its first home concert of the academic year on Tuesday, October 6. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Presser Hall on the Bethany College campus.
Music students at Bethany College will perform at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 6 in Presser Hall auditorium. The recital is free and open to the public.
Peter Savolainen, Bethany College’s 2009-10 Pearson Distinguished Professor of Swedish Studies, will give his first two public addresses September 25 and 29. Savolainen will speak in Swenson Chapel at 10:30 a.m. on September 25. On September 29, Savolainen will give a public address titled “My Life (up to now) as a Scientist.” He will speak at 7:30 p.m. in Lindquist Hall.
Bethany College students will soon be fed a lesson in the eating habits of poverty-stricken countries across the world. The Bethany Student Advocacy Group’s annual Hunger Banquet is set for September 30 at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria.
Earning the highest spot for a Kansas college in its category, Bethany College has been ranked as 30th in the Midwest region of U.S. News and World Report’s 2010 “Best Baccalaureate Colleges”. A rise from last year’s 37th-place rank, which itself was a significant increase, this also marks the third straight year that Bethany has been classified in the top tier of the Midwest region.
Junior and senior high school students are invited to visit the Bethany College campus on Bethany Preview Day, September 26. Students and their parents will get snapshot views of the Bethany College experience from different panel discussions with faculty and current students, as well as staff members from student life, admissions and financial aid. Campus tours and lunch will be provided. Also, tickets to watch the Bethany football team compete are free to all who attend the Preview Day.
Paintings by Kevin Bernstein, will be on display at the Mingenback Art Center Gallery from September 10-30. The exhibition is titled “Accumulation” and features several paintings. The exhibit includes a closing reception and gallery talk on Sept. 30 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the gallery.