Bethany College senior artist Michelle Pihl will exhibit her senior art show, “Bone Yard,” at the Mingenback Art Center on campus from Nov. 10 to 16. A reception will be held on Sunday, Nov. 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. with a gallery talk by the artist at 2:30 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
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.
Scott 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.”
Twenty 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.
The 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.
Bethany 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.
The Bethany College Board of Directors will welcome five new members to their first business meeting in October. Jon Bredeson, Ruth Browne, Eric E. Doering, Corey Peterson, and Floyd Thompkins Jr. began serving on the governing board to provide the college fiduciary, strategic, and generative leadership on July 1.
Bethany College Associate Professor of Art Anita Powell will display artwork at the “Art of Living” exhibition at the Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA) in Kearney, Neb., from Oct. 5 to Jan. 27. Four of Powell’s ceramics will be displayed, including her “Easy to Understand Illustrations” suite entitled “Cutting,” “Sewing,” and “Ironing.” The fourth piece is also part of her “Garden” suite entitled “Blue.”
At the Bethany Athletic Association (BAA) Weekend on Sept. 22, Bethany College inducted seven outstanding individuals into its Athletic Hall of Honor, including inductees Winfred Foster Banbury, John Quincy Banbury, Mike Zeyen, and Scott Gentine; Alumni Coach of the Year Bill Christner; and BAA Award of Merit recipients Marvin Anderson and Warren Olson. Over 150 guests, including the Swede football team and several of last year’s student-athlete conference winners, attended the BAA Weekend Athletic Awards Brunch. The Bethany College Athletic Hall of Honor gives recognition to individuals whose performance on the athletic field during their time at Bethany College was noteworthy and exemplary of high standards for which Bethany College athletics historically have been known.
Bethany College invites travelers and donations to the Choir and Handbell Ensemble’s European tour from June 3 to 13, 2013, throughout Sweden and Germany.