Bethany College student featured in Salina Community Theatre’s “Les Misérables”

Chelsea KenyonLINDSBORG, KAN., August 28, 2012—Chelsea Kenyon, Bethany College senior in vocal music performance and music education, will be featured as Eponine in the Salina Community Theatre’s production of “Les Misérables.”

Kenyon was also featured as the lead role for last summer’s production of “Footloose.” She has also participated in Bethany College Theatre’s productions, including last year’s “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” by Sarah Ruhl and “Little Red Riding Hood” by Billy Aronson. In addition, she has been a member of Bethany College Choir, Students Activities Board, dance team, Alpha Psi Omega honorary society, and Alpha Theta Chi sorority. Kenyon is the daughter of Russell Anderson and Trudy Kenyon Anderson. Continue reading

Bethany College alumnus Sean Patty to speak at opening convocation

Sean PattyLINDSBORG, KAN., August 15, 2012—Bethany College alumnus Sean Patty will address the community during the opening year convocation at 10 a.m. on Aug. 24 in Presser Hall.

Convocation is free and open to the public. Bethany students, staff, and faculty will attend.

Sean Patty has led a successful career in business administration. As a Bethany student, he majored in business/economics but took a variety of courses, especially in political science. “This liberal arts education helped him explore his extensive skills and interests, which translated into his impressive career,” says President Edward F. Leonard III. “We’re looking forward to hearing more about Sean’s life since Bethany and his advice for current students.” Continue reading

Bethany welcomes Daniel Dentino, Ph.D., as new dean for student life

Daniel DentinoLINDSBORG, KAN., August 8, 2012— Bethany College has hired Daniel Dentino, Ph.D., as the new dean for student life.

Dentino will be responsible for developing and maintaining a campus environment that is complementary to and consistent with the educational mission of the college. He will also play a key role in support of the college’s retention goals. Dentino will also oversee all aspects of student life at Bethany, including the management of residence life, student activities, counseling services, international student services, new student orientation, health services, leadership development, and student clubs and organizations. Continue reading

Visiting artist Paul Hotvedt opens exhibit

"I'm Ready" by Paul HotvedtLINDSBORG, KAN., August 7, 2012— Visiting painter Paul Hotvedt will exhibit “Landscapes and Figures” at the Mingenback Art Center Gallery at Bethany College from Aug. 20 to Sept. 14, 2012.

The event is free and open to the public. A closing reception and gallery talk by the artist will be given on Sept. 14 from 1to 2:30 p.m. The exhibit is sponsored by the Kahmeyer Visiting Visual Artist Lecture Series at Bethany, which is supported entirely by charitable contributions in honor of Ray Kahmeyer. Continue reading