Bethany College Theatre opens its 2009-2010 season with three performances November 5-7 featuring two short comedies, “Laundry and Bourbon” by James McClure and “The Author’s Voice” by Richard Greenberg. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. In “Laundry and Bourbon” the role of Elizabeth will be played by freshman Mackenzie Haas, Longmont, Colo.; senior Brianna Kaiser of Hoisington, Kan., will play Hattie; and freshman Sarah Johnson, St. John, Kan., plays Amy Lee.
On November 3, the Bethany Choir will perform a variety of selections, consisting of arrangements and editions by Associate Professor of Music Daniel Mahraun, D.M.A., as part of its first concert of the year. The community is invited to attend the event, held at 7:30 p.m. in Presser Hall on the Bethany College campus.
Bethany College will host a Swede Friday for prospective students on October 30. Juniors and seniors in high school, and their families, are invited to attend. Students will take a tour of campus, attend a class, eat lunch in the cafeteria and visit with current students and financial aid staff. Individual meetings with coaches can be arranged, as well as auditions in art, music and theatre. Registration for the event begins at 9 a.m. in Lindquist Hall.
Work by Dylan Beck, assistant professor of art at Kansas State University, is on display until Nov. 4 at the Mingenback Art Center Gallery. The exhibition features computer-generated graphics that the artist uses to explore the effects of unmanaged growth on society.
Ty Russell and Nicolette Unruh Twenty Bethany College students were elected to the 2009 Homecoming court during the college’s recent Homecoming festivities. Every year, Bethany students elect ten female and ten male senior students to be Homecoming candidates. After a second round of voting, this year’s Homecoming royalty were crowned Oct. 9 at the Homecoming talent show. Nicolette Unruh, Pawnee Rock, Kan., was crowned 2009 Homecoming queen. Homecoming king was Tyrone Russell, Pleasantville, N.J. Unruh is majoring in theatre and communication. She has been Greek Council president and a member of Alpha Theta Chi. She has also served as a Student Activities Board member, a Bethany cheerleader and editor of the Bethanian yearbook. She is the daughter of Dale and Berny Unruh. Russell, a theatre and communication major, has been involved in football, peer ministry and Alpha Psi Omega men’s bible study. He is the son of Tyrone Russell Sr. and Zorada Ann Russell.
The Bethany College / Lindsborg Community Symphony Orchestra will present its fall concert onSunday, October 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Presser Hall.
Bethany College has received a $50,000 planning grant from the Kresge Foundation’s Green Building Initiative. The grant will be used to fund planning activities related to the new Pearson Chapel and Welcome Center. Bethany was one of only seven organizations awarded funds among nearly 230 applicants. The Kresge Foundation evaluates grant requests on the basis of how closely an organization’s mission, programs and community outcomes align with and advances their values criteria.
Fall 2009 enrollment statistics released by Bethany College show a large, active freshman class.
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.