Bethany students star in fall theatre productions

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.

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Swede Friday October 30 at Bethany

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.

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Bethany students select Homecoming royalty


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.

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Bethany College receives $50,000 grant for new chapel

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.

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