Pearson Professor to give public lecture

Barbro Klein Pearson Professor 2012LINDSBORG, KAN., September 26, 2012—Bethany College’s 2012 Pearson Professor, Barbro Klein, will give a public address entitled “Dala Painting, Sweden and Swedish America:  The Cultural History of Heritage Making” on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Lindquist Hall.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Barbro Klein, Ph.D., is a professor emerita of ethnology at Stockholm University and a director emerita and permanent fellow at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study. She received her doctorate in folklore studies and anthropology at Indiana University and has taught at numerous institutions, including the University of California at Berkeley, University of Pennsylvania, and University of Bergen. Continue reading

Kansas approves its first addiction counseling program at Bethany College

LINDSBORG, KAN., September 25, 2012—Bethany College’s addiction counseling program has become the first and only program to be approved by the Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (BSRB).

Students who graduate from Bethany with their bachelor’s degree in addiction counseling will fulfill the education requirements they must meet before applying for addiction counselor licensure. Continue reading

Visiting artist Erika Nelson to exhibit at Bethany College

Erika Nelson, Greetings from IconicaLINDSBORG, KAN., September 10, 2012—Erika Nelson will exhibit “Greetings from Iconica. Wish you were here!” at the Mingenback Art Center Gallery at Bethany College from Sept. 24 to Oct. 12, 2012.

This mixed medium exhibition is free and open to the public. A reception will be held on Sept. 28 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. with a gallery talk by the artist at 1:30 p.m.

Nelson is currently the director of World’s Largest Things, a collection of miniatures. She has been featured in numerous interviews, including by Conan O’Brian in 2010, publications, and lectures. Prior exhibitions include “Art LIVES!” at City Arts, Wichita, Kan.; “Another Roadside Attraction” at Griffin Theater, London; “Drawing on the Edge” at the Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, Penn.; and “Blurred Boundaries” at The Arts Center of the Capitol Region, Troy, N.Y. Nelson received her Master of Fine Art from the University of Kansas and her Bachelor of Fine Art summa cum laude from Central Missouri State University. Continue reading

Bethany College welcomes Kosovo UGRAD student

LINDSBORG, KAN., September 10, 2012—Bethany College is pleased to welcome a new international student, Nderim Gerguri, on campus as part of the U.S. Department of State’s Kosovo Undergraduate Exchange Program (Kosovo UGRAD).

The Kosovo UGRAD Program aims to advance youth leadership and promote mutual understanding by providing one year of non-degree US study to undergraduates from Kosovo. In addition to their academic studies, Kosovo UGRAD students perform community service, explore American traditions through the unique Cultural Passport to America program, and secure one-semester internships. The Kosovo Undergraduate Exchange Program is a program of the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy to Kosovo, U.S. Department of State and is administered by IREX (International Research & Exchanges Board). Continue reading