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Students receive 2011 Teacher of Promise Award

          Students Olivia Fabrizius and Jessica Francis have been honored as Bethany’s brightest prospective teachers. LINSDBORG, KAN., December 14, 2011—Bethany College juniors Olivia Fabrizius, WaKeeney, Kan., and Jessica Francis, Solomon, Kan., have been selected for the Kansas State Department of Education’s Teacher of Promise award.

Mark McDonald awarded for service to students

LINDSBORG, KAN., December 14, 2011—Mark McDonald, associate professor of biology, is this year’s recipient of the Greg and Beth Pierce Award at Bethany College. The award, formerly known as the Service to Students Award, honors a Bethany employee who has made exceptional contributions to the lives of students over the years. Established by two Bethany employees in 2001, the honor was founded to identify and reward outstanding efforts in serving students.

Tickets to “Messiah” go on sale January 2

LINDSBORG, KAN., December 14, 2011—Experience the joyous tradition of Bethany College’s 131st Messiah season from April 1 to April 8, 2012. Priority seating tickets for the Bethany Oratorio Society’s annual performances of Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s St. Matthew Passion will go on sale on January 2. General admission tickets go on sale on February 16.

Zimmerling to Exhibit Senior Art Show “Binding Fragments”

LINDSBORG, KAN., December 5, 2011—Bethany College senior artist Briana Zimmerling will exhibit her Senior Student Art Show, entitled “Binding Fragments,” at the Mingenback Art Center at Bethany from December 7 to 13. A reception will be held in her honor on Sunday, December 11, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. with a gallery talk by the artist at 2:30 p.m. This exhibition is free and open to the public. Zimmerling, a 2007 Valley Heights High School graduate, will receive her bachelor’s degree in studio art with dual focuses in ceramics and painting this January. This exhibition celebrates the completion of her career at Bethany and showcases the evolution of her artwork over a four-year period. Zimmerling’s work includes paintings in various mediums, prints, functional and sculptural ceramics, and handmade books.