Twenty Bethany College students were elected to the 2010 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. 15 at the Homecoming talent show. Kimberly Clouse, Topeka, Kan., was crowned 2010 Homecoming queen. Homecoming king was the late Manuel Honeycutt, Montbello, Colo.
A variety of student artwork is currently on display in Mingenback Art Gallery at Bethany College The public is invited to the Bethany College Autumn Student Art Exhibition, now on display at Mingenback Art Center Gallery on the Bethany College campus. Sponsored by the Bethany College Art Department, the show features 81 works by students currently enrolled in art classes. “Because the show is self-selecting, not juried, this is an opportunity for students to choose what they feel is their best work to exhibit,” said Caroline Kahler, chair of the art department. “We encourage students who aren’t majors to enter work and hope to foster camaraderie in the department, where students support each other.”
Bethany College Theatre opens its 2010-2011 season with three performances October 28-30 featuring the comedy, “On the Verge, or the Geography of Yearning” by Eric Overmeyer. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. in Burnett Center. This story follows the exploits of Mary, Fanny and Alexandra, three intrepid 19th century American women explorers who leave both the comforts of home and the conformity of Victorian-era society to embark on a journey to Terra Incognita. This trek takes them from wind-swept ice fields to precarious precipices as well as to jungles of both the steamy and neon variety. Along the way, they encounter a fascinating gallery of characters: a famous inhabitant of the Himalayas, a German dirigible pilot named Alphonse, and the mysterious Madame Nhu, a modern-day soothsayer who dispenses her prognostications from a decidedly ancient vehicle. It is, in short, a journey that is anything but conventional.
Music students at Bethany College will perform on Tuesday, October 19 at 2 p.m. in Presser Hall auditorium. The recital is free and open to the public.
On October 15, Bethany College will induct seven outstanding individuals into its Athletic Hall of Honor at the annual Fall Awards Dinner. Wes Alstatt, Paul Mogenson, Lindsay Morgan, Jorge Munoz and Jerry Krone will be inducted into the Athletic Hall of Honor along with Melinda Flohr and Jason Hooper who have been selected as the Alumni Coaches of the Year. The Bethany College Athletic Hall of Honor gives recognition to individuals whose performance on the athletic field during their time at Bethany was noteworthy and exemplary of high standards for which Bethany College athletics historically have been known. Selected individuals have been former student-athletes, a former coach or an individual who was significantly involved in Bethany athletics.
Swedes volleyball will think pink this month as they support breast cancer awareness. The team will host “Dig for the Cure” night on October 26 during their match against Southwestern College. The team will sport pink uniforms and honor individual survivors. “The team’s participation in this event is exciting. For me, it’s personal because my sister is a breast cancer survivor. We are grateful to help support research that’s finding a cure for breast cancer,” said Head Volleyball Coach Nathalea Stephenson.