New “Bethany Pathway” student experience and curriculum launched

LINDSBORG, KAN., October 31, 2011—Bethany College has taken the first steps toward a new system of curriculum and student experiences, Bethany Pathway, that will unite the objectives of curricular courses and co-curricular activities to create a meaningful, challenging, and valuable education. Bethany Pathway will launch in fall 2012, beginning with new curriculum for first-year students. Continue reading

Symphonic Band to Play Concert on November 13

LINDSBORG, KAN., October 27, 2011— Dr. Jared Chase and the Bethany College Symphonic Band will present their second concert of the 2011-2012 season on Sunday, November 13, at 4 p.m. in Presser Auditorium. The concert is titled “A British Invasion” and will feature the symphonic band as well as the newly formed Chamber Winds in music of the United Kingdom. Continue reading

Brass and Handbell Ensembles Repeat Anniversary Performance on November 11

LINDSBORG, KAN., October 25, 2011—The Bethany College Brass Ensemble, directed by Dr. Jared Chase, and Handbell Ensemble, directed by Dr. Melody Steed, performed at Bethany Lutheran Church on October 17 to celebrate the founding of Bethany College on October 16, 1881. The performance will be repeated on November 11 during Bethany College chapel services in Burnett Center at 10:30 a.m. Continue reading

Eight New Members Join Board of Directors

LINDSBORG, Kan. October 21, 2011—The Bethany College Board of Directors welcomes eight new members. Michael Girlinghouse, Leroy Hackley, Jeremy Koehler, Kurtis Meyer, Bob Mooney, Michael O’Dell, Todd Waletzki, and Marlene Waltz began their terms in August and will attend their first regular board meeting on October 28. The Bethany College Board of Directors provides the college fiduciary, strategic and generative leadership. Continue reading

Brass Ensemble performs in master class with the American Brass Quintet

LINDSBORG, KAN., October 18, 2011—The Bethany College Brass Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Jared Chase, travelled to Hillsboro, Kan., on September 28 to participate and perform in a master class with the world-renowned American Brass Quintet. ABQ is a resident artist ensemble at the Julliard School in New York and is widely acclaimed as one of the greatest brass quintets and chamber ensembles in the world. Continue reading

Swedish Artist Jordi Arkö to Unveil Original Print for Auction, Present “Organizing Large Art Projects”

LINDSBORG, KAN., October 17, 2011—Artist Jordi Arkö is Bethany College’s 2011 Pearson Distinguished Professor of Swedish Studies. In addition to teaching classes and working with Bethany students, faculty, and staff, Arkö will participate in numerous public events, including giving a presentation, “Organizing Large Art Projects” on November 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Lindquist Hall at Bethany College. Continue reading

Engage the Future Vision and Comprehensive Campaign Announced

LINDSBORG, KAN., October 17, 2011—During a celebration of the 130th anniversary of Bethany College on October 7, President Edward F. Leonard III announced Bethany’s 20-year strategic vision and first comprehensive campaign, Engage the Future. The campaign’s stretch goal is to raise $25 million by the end of 2014 in this first campaign and begin to transform Bethany for its 150th anniversary in 2031. Continue reading

Bethany College Accepts $1 Billion Green Challenge as a Founding Institution

LINDSBORG, KAN., October 11, 2011—Bethany College and 32 other leading institutions, including Harvard, Stanford, and Arizona State, have launched the Billion Dollar Green Challenge by committing $65 million to green revolving funds. The Challenge’s goal is to invest a cumulative total of one billion dollars in self-managed green revolving funds that finance energy efficiency upgrades on campuses. Continue reading