Reception held for Linda Lewis in honor of new book

Linda LewisLINDSBORG, KAN., February 29, 2012—In honor of her new book, Dickens, His Parables, and His Reader, a reception will be held for Bethany College Professor of English Linda Lewis on March 2 at 2:30 p.m. in Lindquist Hall. Lewis will also speak about her work in Friday’s Chapel service at 10:30 a.m. in Burnett Center.

This is Lewis’ fourth book, in which she 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. Continue reading

Lindsay to Exhibit Senior Art Show, “The Reveal”

artwork by Suzy LindsayLINDSBORG, KAN., February 27, 2012— Bethany College senior artist Suzy Lindsay, Hillsboro Kan.,will exhibit her Senior Art Show, entitled “The Reveal,” at the Mingenback Art Center at Bethany from March 8 to 13. A reception in her honor will be held on Sunday, March 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. with a gallery talk by the artist at 2:30 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

Lindsay is a studio art major with an emphasis in drawing. Her work consists of graphite, ink, watercolor, oil painting, print making, and black and white photography. Lindsay is inspired by a variety of subjects but focuses mainly on the human figure and flowers. Continue reading

Yamaha Artist Ellen Burr to give concert and teach master class

Ellen BurrLINDSBORG, KAN., February 24, 2011—Flutist and Yamaha Performing Artist Ellen Burr will teach a master class at Bethany College and and give a concert on February 29. Both are free and open to the public.

Burr will teach “Free Improvisation Clinic, Expanding Your Creative Potential” for jazz and classical players from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Burnett Center on Bethany’s campus. Continue reading

Chase is guest conductor for KMEA and NCAA Honor Bands

Jared ChaseLINDSBORG, KAN., February 22, 2012— Bethany College Assistant Professor of Music Jared Chase was the recently guest conductor of several honor bands.

Chase was the guest clinician for the Kansas Music Educators Association North Central District Middle School Honor Band on January 14. The ensemble included over 100 students selected from schools in north central Kansas, including Salina and Manhattan. Chase rehearsed the ensemble for a concert that afternoon at Junction City Middle School. “It was great to be able to work with these talented students and to have a chance to meet so many directors and parents in the area who attended the concert,” said Chase. Continue reading

Accepts $500,000 challenge grant from the J. E. and L. E. Mabee Foundation

LINDSBORG, KAN., February 14, 2012— Bethany College has accepted a $500,000 challenge grant from the J. E. and L. E. Mabee Foundation to complete fundraising for the Bud Pearson Swedish Chapel and Welcome Center, a new building located at the heart of campus to provide hospitality for all who worship, visit, learn, and work in the Bethany community. Continue reading

Jeffery Wall to Conduct at Carnegie Hall

Jeffery WallLINDSBORG, KAN., February 8, 2011—Bethany College faculty member Jeffery Wall has been invited by Mid-America Productions to conduct a performance of selected choruses from Handel’s Messiah at Carnegie Hall in New York City in March 2013. Singers across the nation are invited to register for the chorus at www.midamerica-music.com. Additional information and registration forms are available below.

“I am very excited and humbled that I was asked to conduct at Carnegie Hall in New York City with Mid-America Productions,” said Wall. “It is a great honor and I am looking forward to working with singers from across the country.” Continue reading