Oriade attends Health Datapalooza

Adebanjo OriadeLINDSBORG, KAN., June 25, 2012—Bethany College Assistant Professor of Physics Adebanjo Oriade attended the third annual Health Datapalooza in Washington, D.C., on June 5 to 6.

Oriade earned his invitation as a member of the winning team at Cajun Code Fest in Lafayette, La., held on April 26 to 28. Code Fest, hosted by the University of Louisiana’s Center for Business and Information Technologies, was a coding competition focused on transforming data into real health care solutions targeting childhood obesity. Participants included 125 individuals who organized themselves into teams before or during the event and built prototypes and tools to improve health care, by solving the childhood obesity problem, over a 36-hour period. Continue reading

Alumni and friends invited on Bethany College’s Rockar Stockar Road Trip

LINDSBORG, KAN., June 25, 2012—Bethany College alumni and friends are invited to join members of the Alumni Office for the third Rockar Stockar Road Trip across Kansas.

Alumni and friends are invited to each of the following stops for appetizers. There are no admission charges. Contact Director of Alumni Relations Molly Johnson at 785-227-3380, ext. 8286, or johnsonm@bethanylb.edu with questions. Continue reading

Bethany College faculty member selected to participate in advanced placement program reading

Deanna DouglasNEW YORK, June 25, 2012—Bethany College Assistant Professor of Psychology Deanna Douglas, Ph.D., was selected to participate in her seventh reading and rating of College Board’s Annual Advanced Placement (AP) exam in psychology.

Douglas attended the invitation-only event to read and grade 220,000 AP free-response essays with more than 450 psychology readers over the course of a week. The readers had over 99% inter-rater reliability, meaning that when two faculty members read an essay, they gave it the same grade over 99% of the time. Continue reading

Bethany College faculty member is part of Cajun Code Fest winning team

Oriade contest Codefest 2012LINDSBORG, KAN., June 4, 2012—Bethany College Assistant Professor of Physics Adebanjo Oriade, was a member of the winning team at Cajun Code Fest in Lafayette, La.

Hosted by the University of Louisiana’s Center for Business and Information Technologies, the coding competition focused on transforming data into real health care solutions targeting childhood obesity. Participants included 125 individuals concerned with improving children’s health care, including professional software developers, software designers, undergraduate and graduate students, health care leaders, educators, and entrepreneurs. Individuals organized themselves into teams before or during the event and built prototypes and tools to improve health care over a 36-hour period. Continue reading

Bethany students rank globally in business simulation games

LINDSBORG, KAN., June 1, 2012—Bethany College students playing global business simulation games finished in the top 100 international players.

Associate Professor of Business Paul Gentine’s marketing class used the Global Business Strategy Simulation (GLO-BUS) game. Teams run a digital camera company. They assess market conditions, determine how to respond to competitors’ actions, forge long-term direction and strategy, and make decisions about R&D, assembly operations and worker compensation, pricing and marketing, corporate social responsibility, and financing. Continue reading

Conference on autism spectrum disorders at Bethany College draws 200 attendees

Autism Light it up Blue PavilionNearly 200 people attended Bethany College’s conference about autism spectrum disorders on May 7.

The conference was hosted by students in the Science for Citizens honors class taught by Professor of Chemistry Loranelle Lockyear, Ph.D., as a service learning project. The conference featured presentations by the students and talks from four experts in the region. Continue reading