LINDSBORG, KAN., September 27, 2012—Bethany College announces the appointments of Richard Metz as Interim Vice President for Finance and Operations and Galen Bunning as Interim Vice President for Advancement.
LINDSBORG, 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.
Bethany College is participating in a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA), managed by Kansas University Medical Center (KUMC), that provides rural colleges access to psychiatric, mental health, and drug and alcohol treatment via telemedicine through KUMC and the Central Kansas Foundation.
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.
LINDSBORG, Kan.—As college students return to schools this fall, there is renewed interest in ensuring their health and wellness. This includes managing risky behaviors like drug use and excessive drinking, which are the most common health issues on college campuses.
LINDSBORG, 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.
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).
The 2012 Bethany Athletic Association (BAA) Weekend will take place on September 22. The day starts with the athletic awards brunch at 11 a.m. to honor the 2012 Hall of Honor Inductees, Alumni Coach of the Year and BAA Award of Merit recipients. Registration by September 14 is required for the brunch. The cost is $10. Click here for a brochure. The Bethany College Athletic Hall of Honor gives recognition to individuals whose performance on the athletic field during their time at Bethany was noteworthy and exemplary of the high standards for which Bethany College has historically been know. The 2012 recipients are Winfred Foster Banbury 1904, John Quincy Banbury 1904, Mike Zeyen ’82, and Scott Gentine ’90.
LINDSBORG, KAN., September 5, 2012—Bethany College is proud to welcome new members to its faculty, including three full-time members, Lori Brack, John Mullen, and Gretchen Norland, and five on one-year appointments, Jessica Becker, Courtney Long, Franziska Macur, Denise Peterson, and Guy Vollen. Jill Klaassen also returns on a one-year appointment.
LINDSBORG, KAN., September 4, 2012—Swedish scholar Barbro Klein, Ph.D., will teach at Bethany College as the 2012 Pearson Distinguished Professor of Swedish Studies and give several public presentations. Klein 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 in Norway.