LINDSBORG, KAN., July 30, 2012— The Rev. L. Dale Lund, Ph.D., former president of Bethany College, died at the age of 93 on Saturday, July 14, 2012, in Fremont, Neb. Memorial services will be held August 2 at Sinai Lutheran Church.
With gratitude for their service to the college, Bethany College has accepted the resignations of Jim Ruble, vice president for advancement, and Bob Schmoll, vice president of finance and operations. “We appreciate the leadership and expertise both Jim and Bob brought to Bethany. As senior cabinet members, they have made valuable contributions that helped establish our 20-year ‘Engage the Future’ goals,” said President Edward F. Leonard III. “We continue our path forward to ensure the success of our current students and those that will follow. In concert with the board of directors, I will announce interim and long-term planning in early August.”
LINDSBORG, KAN., July 16, 2012—Elissa Stein and Jeffrey Aspegren are the 2012 recipients of the Bethany College Spencer-Bartlett Senior Respect Awards. They were announced as recipients at Bethany’s annual academic honors banquet in May. The Spencer-Bartlett Senior Respect Awards are presented each year to the graduating man and woman who best exemplify the greatest respect for God, for the United States of America and for their fellow citizens. The awards are given in memory of Caleb Hall, Vera Hall Bartlett, and Spencer Bartlett. Stein, Gypsum, Kan., graduated from Bethany last May with a degree in athletic training. She also earned the Swede Certificate in Leadership and a Youth and Family Ministry certification. She has been active in Bethany’s community as a member of Gold Key and Peer Ministry, coordinator of the Student Activities Board, a senior resident advisor, and senior class president. She plans to attend graduate school for physical therapy and eventually work with special needs children. Stein is the daughter of David and Denise Stein.
LINDSBORG, KAN., July 2, 2011—Bethany College Professor of Art Ed Pogue was invited to participate in the iron pour at the Western Cast Iron Art Conference on May 23 to 27 at Fort Hays State University. Art students and Professors from all across the United States participate in the bi-annual event held each even year at colleges and universities across the West. This year, Pogue was asked to bring his cupola, known as “Black Bart,” to the conference.