Schwartz to Exhibit Senior Art Show, “Waking Dreams”

LINDSBORG, KAN., April 11, 2012—Bethany College senior artist Jordan Schwartz, Salina, Kan., will exhibit his senior art show, “Waking Dreams,” at the Mingenback Art Center at Bethany on April 19 to 25.

A reception in his honor will be held on Sunday, April 22, 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.

“A main theme in my work is the element of storytelling,” Schwartz says. “I enjoy the challenge of conveying a narrative to my viewers through the use of pictures without the assistance of words. Without words, it falls to the power of body language and the relationship the objects in the picture have with each other to tell the story.” Continue reading

Kenneth Macur is new provost and dean of the college

LINDSBORG, KAN., April 2, 2012—Bethany College welcomes Kenneth M. Macur, Ph.D., C.P.A., as the new provost and dean of the college.

Macur comes to Bethany from Edgewood College, Wis., where he is the associate vice president for academic affairs and online learning. He will succeed Eugene Bales, Ph.D., who will retire at the end of the semester.

“Ken has broad experience in areas of higher education that will be invaluable to Bethany. From leading both academic and co-curricular programs to assessing and launching academic programs to building student engagement and satisfaction, Ken is well-prepared to help Bethany reach our 20-year Engage the Future goals,” says President Edward F. Leonard III. Continue reading

Koch to Exhibit Senior Art Show, “Tipping the Edge”

LINDSBORG, KAN., April 2, 2012—Bethany College senior artist Abby Koch, Salina, Kan., will exhibit her senior art show, “Tipping the Edge,” at the Mingenback Art Center at Bethany on April 12 to 17.

A reception in her honor will be held on Sunday, April 15, 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. Continue reading

Mauney Lecture Series presents Tom Harms

Tom HarmsLINDSBORG, KAN., April 2, 2012—Tom Harms, president and CEO of Peoples Bank & Trust, will deliver a presentation entitled “Community Banking—A Real Life Perspective” at Bethany College on Wednesday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. in Lindquist Hall as part of the college’s Carl F. and Catherine Herman Mauney Distinguished Lectureship Series in Economics and Business.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Harms has worked in the banking industry for nearly forty years and as the president and CEO of Peoples Bank & Trust Company in McPherson, Kan., since 1991. He has managed personnel, operations, investment, and loan administration. Under his leadership, People Bank has grown from one location and $51 million in assets to ten locations and $380 million in assets. Continue reading