Bethany receives $75,000 from Fleske Challenge

Dr. L.T. Fleske

Dr. L.T. Fleske

Bethany College has received $75,000 as a collective gift for the Bethany in Kansas Annual Fund.

Dr. L.T.  and Sheila Fleske challenged alumni in medical professions to give financially to Bethany. The Fleskes then matched up to $25,000 of the alumni gifts. More than 20 individual gifts came in response to the Fleske Challenge and the goal was met before the end of the fiscal year.

“Dr. Fleske and Sheila believe in the vision of a bright future for Bethany. Their leadership gifts over the last six years have been instrumental in supporting students who pursue high quality opportunities at Bethany,” said Bethany College President Edward F. Leonard III.

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Bethany’s Alumni Road Trip makes final stop in Lindsborg

Bethany College Alumni in the Lindsborg area are invited to attend a social gathering on July 17 at the Ol Stuga beginning at 6:00 p.m.

As the final stop on the Rockar Stockar Road Trip, area alumni and friends of the college are invited to get an update on Bethany College and socialize with other Bethany alumni. A celebration of Coach Ted Kessinger’s induction into the National College Football Hall of Fame will also occur. Appetizers and memorabilia will be provided.

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Bethany College alumni to gather in Salina

Bethany College Alumni in the Salina area are invited to attend a social gathering on July 16 at Speakeasy (2030 S. Ohio St.) beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Area alumni and friends of the college are invited to get an update on Bethany College and socialize with other Bethany alumni. Appetizers and memorabilia will be provided.

For more information or to make reservations, visit, call the Alumni Office at (785) 227-3380, ext. 8270 or email

Bethany hires alumna for admissions position

Lisa Runnebaum Kidd will join the Bethany College Office of Admissions as an admissions representative. She will begin July 12.

At Bethany, Kidd will be responsible for marketing the college to prospective transfer and high school students. She will build relationships with prospective students and their parents through recruitment activities, events, travel and communication.

Kidd earned her bachelor of arts in criminal justice from Bethany in 2009. While at Bethany, she served as an academic resource coordinator and participated in the Law and Order Club and volleyball. In 2008, Kidd was named KCAC Player of the Year. She also earned first team all-KCAC honors three years and was a four time academic all-KCAC player. Last season, she served as an assistant volleyball coach at Bethany assisting in coaching fundamentals and recruiting student-athletes.

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Bethany invites Oratorio Society to rehearsal demonstration

Members of the Bethany Oratorio Society are invited to participate in a conducting and rehearsal demonstration in Presser Hall at Bethany College on July 13 and July 14 at 11 a.m.

Bethany will host two candidates as finalists, one each day, for the choral/voice position in the music department. This position also directs the annual Messiah Festival of the Arts. Available oratorio members should bring choral scores for both Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s St. Matthew Passion and are requested to arrive between 10:45 and 11 a.m. The sessions are scheduled to conclude between 11:30 and 11:45 a.m.

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