LINDSBORG, KAN., January 16, 2012—In the centenary celebration year of the 19th century writer Charles Dickens, Bethany College Professor of English Linda Lewis publishes her fourth book, Dickens, His Parables, and His Reader. Lewis contends that of the fifteen novels Dickens published in his lifetime (1812 to 1870), nine of them discuss social and moral issues through Christian parable and allegory. “Dickens’ novels provide banquets of humor and horror, the melodramatic and the macabre, but he also offered his readers hefty servings of morality—much of it based on New Testament texts,” says Lewis.
LINDSBORG, KAN., January 11, 2012—Bethany College has promoted Tricia Hawk, former dean of recruitment and marketing, to vice president of recruitment and marketing. Hawk has served in her current role since 2007, which oversees admissions and communications. “I am honored that the Board of Directors is confident in my leadership skills, and I am very pleased at this promotion,” says Hawk. The Bethany College Board of Directors unanimously voted for Hawk’s vice presidency in their fall meeting. Under her leadership, enrollment has grown 17.7% from 2007 to 2011. “In a very challenging and competitive environment, Tricia has led four consecutive years of enrollment growth. Her expertise and enthusiasm is certainly an asset to Bethany College,” says President Edward F. Leonard III.
LINDSBORG, KAN., January 9, 2012— Singers of all voice ranges are invited to join the chorus for Bethany College’s Messiah Festival of the Arts. Singers should be 16 years old by April 1 to be eligible to join.
LINDSBORG, KAN., January 2, 2012—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 are on sale now. General admission tickets go on sale on February 16.