Seniors Student Teach at Local Schools

Bethany College proudly announces the following student teaching placements:

Concordia, Kan.
Concordia Elementary School: Colton Grove, Belleville, Kan.

Gypsum, Kan.
Southeast of Saline High School: Kipp Keffel, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Hutchinson, Kan.
Prairie Hills Middle School: Timothy Green, Washington Island, Wis.

Lindsborg, Kan.
Smoky Valley High School: Alexandria DeLong, Admire, Kan.; Thomas DeWitt, Lindsborg, Kan.
Smoky Valley Middle School: Tamara Worcester, Lindsborg, Kan.
Soderstrom  Elementary School: Lisa Faimon, Stratton, Neb.

McPherson, Kan.
Eisenhower Elementary School: Alyssa Cox, Smith Center, Kan.; Shane Valdez, Moscow, Kan.
McPherson High School:  Timothy Green, Washington Island, Wis.
Roosevelt Elementary School: Shane Valdez, Moscow, Kan.

Salina, Kan.
Salina Central High School: Chelsea Kenyon, Iola, Kan.
Salina South High School: Emily Bowen, Larned, Kan.; Collin Carlson, Olathe, Kan.
Salina South Middle School: Collin Carlson, Olathe, Kan.; Olivia Fabrizius, WaKeeney, Kan.; Shane Valdez, Moscow, Kan.
Schilling Elementary: Chelsea Kenyon, Iola, Kan.

 

Emily Bowen, a senior from Larned, Kan., is currently teaching English at Salina South High School in Salina, Kan., under the direction of Kelly Heizman.

Collin Carlson, a senior from Olathe, Kan., is the son of Ed and Jodi Carlson. He taught social science at Salina South High School in Salina, Kan., under the direction of Elizabeth Burke. He is currently teaching social science at Salina South Middle School in Salina under the direction of Scott Chrisman.

Alyssa Cox, a senior from Smith Center, Kan., is the daughter of Margo Cox. She is currently teaching elementary education at Eisenhower Elementary School in McPherson, Kan., under the direction of Kari Moddelmog.

Alexandria DeLong, a senior from Admire, Kan., is the daughter of Brelana and Darryl DeLong. She is currently teaching high school art at Smoky Valley High School in Lindsborg, Kan., under the direction of Gretchen Elliot.

Thomas DeWitt, a senior from Lindsborg, Kan., is the daughter of Tom and LeAnna DeWitt. He is currently teaching chemistry at Smoky Valley High School in Lindsborg, Kan., under the direction of Bill Nelson

Olivia Fabrizius, a senior from WaKeeney, Kan., is the daughter of Carl and Sarah Fabrizius. She is currently teaching English and reading at Salina South Middle School in Salina, Kan., under the direction of Lynn Harris.

Lisa Faimon, a senior from Stratton, Neb., is the daughter of Tom and Teri Faimon. She is currently teaching the second grade at Soderstrom  Elementary School in Lindsborg, Kan., under the direction of Julie Heitschmidt.

Timothy Green, a senior from Washington Island, Wis., is the son of Phil and Sandy Green. He taught social science at McPherson High School in McPherson, Kan., under the direction of Jace Pavlovich. He is currently teaching social science under the direction of Brian Wilson at Prairie Hills Middle School in Hutchinson, Kan.

Colton Grove, a senior from Belleville, Kan., is the son of Dewy and Lisa Grove. He is currently teaching the second grade at Concordia Elementary School in Concordia, Kan., under the direction of Sarah Hutchinson.

Kipp Keffel, a senior from Colorado Springs, Colo., is currently teaching social science at Southeast of Saline High School in Gypsum, Kan., under the direction of Todd Baird.

Chelsea Kenyon, a senior from Iola, Kan., is the daughter of Russell and Trudy Anderson. She taught music at Schilling Elementary School in Salina, Kan., under the direction of Nancy Bauer. She is currently teaching vocal music at Salina Central High School in Salina under the direction of Ryan Holmquist.

Shane Valdez, a senior from Moscow, Kan., is the daughter of Marcie Knoll and Tom Valdez.  She taught physical education at Roosevelt and Eisenhower Elementary Schools in McPherson, Kan., under the direction of Mija Stockman. She is currently teaching physical education at Salina South Middle School in Salina, Kan., under the direction of Marcia Troutfetter.

Tamara Worcester, a senior from Lindsborg, Kan., is currently teaching sixth grade reading and language arts at Smoky Valley Middle School in Lindsborg under the direction of Jill Hubele.

Bethany College, established by Swedish Lutheran immigrants in 1881, is a college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The mission of Bethany College is to educate, develop and challenge individuals to reach for truth and excellence as they lead lives of faith, learning and service. Bethany College is on the Web at www.bethanylb.edu/.

Scott McClure named interim director of athletics

Scott McClureScott McClure has been named the interim director of athletics for Bethany College.

McClure replaces long-time athletic director, Jon Daniels, who is leaving the position to focus on continuing the success of the Bethany men’s golf program and developing a women’s team. McClure began his duties on Oct. 15.

Provost and Dean of the College Ken Macur says, “Scott has worked for many years with NAIA schools, and his perspective will be invaluable. We look forward to his leadership.” Continue reading

2012 Homecoming royalty selected

Homecoming Court 2012Twenty Bethany College students were elected to the 2012 Homecoming court during the college’s Homecoming festivities on Oct. 12 and 13.

Every year, Bethany students elect ten female and ten male senior students to be Homecoming candidates and select the Homecoming royalty after a second round of voting. Joshua Snider, Tehachapi, Calif., and Alexandria DeLong, Admire, Kan., were crowned the 2012 Homecoming king and queen. Continue reading

Bethany College/Lindsborg Community Orchestra to give concert Oct. 14

OrchestraThe Bethany College/Lindsborg Community Orchestra will perform a concert on Oct. 14 at 4 p.m. in Presser Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

The group will perform “Symphony No. 31, The Paris Symphony” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, “Symphony No. 89 in F Major” by Franz Josef Haydn, and “’Te Deum,’ KV 141” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Continue reading

Choirs to perform concert on Oct. 16

Choir 2011-2012Bethany College Choirs concert will be held on Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Presser Hall. This concert is free and open to the public.

Directed by Assistant Professor Jeffery Wall, D.M.A., the concert is a part of the Spotlight on Excellence Series, “Earth Tones.” It will feature Vokala Lejon (men’s ensemble), the Chamber Choir, and the full college choir as well as special guest the Garden City High School A Cappella Choir, conducted by Jane Vanderhoff. Continue reading