Celebrate “The Many Moods of Christmas” at Jultide on December 4

Jultide at Bethany "The Many Moods of Christmas" PosterLINDSBORG, KAN., November 28, 2011—The annual music event, Jultide at Bethany, will be December 4 at 4 p.m. in Presser Hall Auditorium.

The concert will also be streamed online at www.livestream.com/bethanyevents?t=466496.

The program is the college’s way of wishing the local communities a happy holiday. The free event will include performances by numerous Bethany College Department of Music ensembles. Continue reading

Jared Chase guest conductor for KMEA, Salina Symphony, and Wheat State Honor Band

Jared ChaseLINDSBORG, KAN., November 21, 2011—Dr. Jared Chase, director of bands and chair of the music department at Bethany College, recently finished a a busy weekend conducting three ensembles in four days.

On November 4,Chase appeared in a children’s concert with the Salina Symphony as a part of its educational programs. He conducted portions of Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations and explained the meaning behind the music and about the use of theme and variations.

On November 5, Chase was the guest clinician for the Kansas Music Educators Association (KMEA) South Central District Middle School Honor Band. The ensemble included over 100 students selected from schools in Wichita, McPherson, Hutchinson, and surrounding cities. Chase rehearsed the ensemble for a concert that afternoon at Andover Central High School. Continue reading

Music alumnus publishes choir research

LINDSBORG, KAN., November 21, 2011—Dr. Mark Lucus, Bethany College graduate of 1994 in music education, has published a research paper in the Fall/Winter 2011 issue of Update: Applications of Research in Music Education. Update‘s focus is to bring current research to both scholars and practitioners in music education; the journal is published by MENC, the Music Educators National Conference. Continue reading

Bogan to Exhibit Senior Art Show “Pushing Realism”

"California Plates" by Maggie BoganLINDSBORG, KAN., November 21, 2011—Bethany College senior artist Maggie Bogan will exhibit her Senior Student Art Show, entitled Pushing Realism, at the Mingenback Art Center at Bethany from December 1 to 6. A reception will be held in her honor on Saturday, December 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. with a gallery talk by the artist at 2:30 p.m.  This exhibition is free and open to the public. Continue reading

Shop for Charitable Gifts at Alternative Gift Market

LINDSBORG, Kan., November 9, 2011—Shop at Bethany College’s Alternative Gift Market this holiday season and buy donations for reputable charity groups around the world. Bethany’s tenth annual Alternative Gift Market is held on Friday, December 2, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday, December 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Levin Room of Pihlblad Memorial Union. Continue reading

Host Swedish Professor from Karlstad University

LINDSBORG, KAN., November 9, 2011—Bethany College will host Professor Peggy Britta-Lena Saltin of Karlstad University from November 9 to 18. While here, Saltin will contribute to courses taught by Robert Carlson, professor of economics and business, and Carl Isaacson, professor of communication. She will share her experience with successful business communications throughout Scandinavia, Europe, and Asia through lectures and talks in the classroom, with student groups, and with the Lindsborg Rotary Club. Continue reading