Bethany College will host a Swede Friday for prospective students on April 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.
Student directors, playwrights and actors will share the spotlight during Bethany College’s 2010 Theatre Festival of Student-Directed Short Plays. The festival takes place April 22-24 at 7:30 p.m. in Burnett Center. The devastating effects of stalking is at the core of “Not the Victim” written by Katie Mannebach, a senior theatre and communication arts major from Oakley, Kan. Directed by senior Brianna Kaiser, Hoisington, Kan., the drama features freshman Mackenzie Haas, Longmont, Colo., as Miranda; senior Adam Peterson, Alcester, S.D., as her good friend Travis; and sophomore Kaleb Feist, Salina, Kan., as Miranda’s former flame, Dylan.
Gustavus Choir On April 23, Bethany will host the Gustavus Adolphus College Choir. The free concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Presser Hall on the Bethany College Campus. The choir will perform a concert of sacred and secular music. Currently celebrating its 79th year, the Gustavus Choir is conducted by Professor Gregory Aune, who served as Bethany’s Director of Choral Activities from 1988-1995. The choir has toured extensively throughout the continental United States and internationally in South Africa and Italy. In January 2007, the choir spent three weeks touring and performing in Spain and Portugal.
Bethany College will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day on April 22. Associate Regional Representative for Sierra Club Stephanie Cole will serve as the keynote speaker. Her address, “How Green Can You Be? It’s Easier Than You Think!” will kick off the celebration at 10:15 a.m. in the amphitheatre on the campus of Bethany College. Cole, a Fort Hays State University alumna, completed an internship with the Conservancy of Southwest Florida in Naples. During this time, she worked in the environmental policy sector and was involved in promoting sustainable growth management. With the Sierra Club, Cole works with the Kansas Chapter to establish a clean energy economy.
On April 21, James Minor will present “The Tax Man Cometh” as part of Bethany College’s Carl F. and Catherine Herman Mauney Distinguished Lectureship Series in Economics and Business. The lecture will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Lindquist Hall. It is free and open to the public. Minor enjoyed a successful career in the financial industry that spanned nearly 40 years. His experience includes positions such as revenue officer, group manager, management analyst and appeals settlement officer with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). He has worked in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento and Seattle.
The 2009-2010 Bethany Choir The Bethany Choir will perform at Hope Lutheran Church (2636 SE Minnesota Ave.) in Topeka, Kan., on April 16. Joined by the Chamber Choir and directed by Associate Professor of Music Daniel Mahraun, D.M.A., the choir will perform a concert at 7 p.m. The Bethany Choir will sing a varied repertoire of choral music.
Bethany will welcome Robert Minor, professor of religious studies at the University of Kansas, to campus on April 14. His presentation will begin at 7 p.m. in Lindquist Hall. Hosted by the Ally Group and part of the “Day of Silence” week-long events, Minor will discuss his work titled “The Fairness Project.” Based on more than 10 years of workshops, Minor “promotes fair and positive understanding of all human beings,” according to his Web site:www.fairnessproject.org. A professor for more than 30 years, Minor has been speaking, consulting, leading workshops and serving as a national resource for information on gender issues for organizations, businesses, educational institutions and media outlets for 15 years. He is also the author of eight books.
The Bethany Choir will perform at Immanuel Lutheran Church (1700 Westport Road) in Kansas City, Mo., on April 18. Joined by the Chamber Choir and directed by Associate Professor of Music Daniel Mahraun, D.M.A., the choir will provide music for worship services at 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. with a brief concert between services. The Bethany Choir will sing a varied repertoire of choral music.
The Bethany Choir will perform at First Lutheran Church (930 Poyntz Ave.) in Manhattan, Kan., on April 17. Joined by the Chamber Choir and directed by Associate Professor of Music Daniel Mahraun, D.M.A., the choir will provide music for a worship service at 5:30 p.m. The Bethany Choir will sing a varied repertoire of choral music.
Assistant Professor of Music Jodi Frisbie will perform a vocal recital on Sunday, April 18 at 4 p.m. in Presser Hall. The public is invited to attend. Frisbie will perform Handel’s “Tornami a vagheggiar,” Schumann’s “Frauenliebe und leben, Opus 42,” four Debussy pieces based on poetry by Paul Bourget and songs by Theodore Chanler. Currently, she is studying for her doctor of musical arts degree in voice performance at the University of Missouri Kansas City Conservatory of Music. This recital is in partial fulfillment for the degree.