Bethany College presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella”

cinderellaMusical theatre returns to the Burnett Center stage when Bethany College Theatre presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” four performances on Feb. 1, 2, and 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 9 at 2 p.m.

“Cinderella” is directed by Associate Professor of Theatre Greg LeGault, M.F.A, with Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Guy Vollen, D.M., as musical director.

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Singers invited to perform in the Bethany College Messiah chorus

MessiahSingers of all voice ranges are invited to join the chorus for Bethany College’s Messiah Festival of the Arts. Singers should be 16 years old by April 1 to be eligible to join.

The first rehearsal takes place on Sunday, January 27, in Presser Hall. New singers should arrive on at 2 p.m. in for vocal placement. No prepared song is necessary. Singers who have participated before should arrive at 3 p.m. for rehearsal.

Regular rehearsals will be on Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 3 to 5 p.m.

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Bethany College at MindFire Academy announces Jan. 20 Open House

LINDSBORG, KAN., January 14, 2013— Bethany College at MindFire Academy will hold an open house at its recently completed facility at 3805 East Harry Street in the west end of the Office This building from 2 to 5 p.m., this Sunday, January 20, 2013, preceding its January 28 start of classes.

The event is open to the public and will feature tours of classrooms, sound studios and the area’s largest film studio.

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Bethany College professor receives BioLogos Foundation grant

LINDSBORG, KAN., January 14, 2013—Bethany College Associate Professor of Philosophy John Mullen has received a three-year grant from The BioLogos Foundation for a series of articles arguing that gradual creation via evolution is not contrary to Christianity.

The title of Mullen’s project is “Divine Hiddenness and Constraints on Creation: Should We Expect God to Create Gradually?” He hopes to carry out the discussion over four to five academic papers that will also be published as a book for a wider audience. He will also attend the annual BioLogos Evolution and Christian Faith conferences over the next three years with the first this summer on June 23 to 28, 2013, in Boston.

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Bethany College exceeds fundraising challenge, will begin construction of Bud Pearson Swedish Chapel and Mabee Foundation Welcome Center

LINDSBORG, KAN., January 12, 2013—At a news conference Friday, Jan. 11, President Edward F. Leonard III announced that Bethany College had successfully completed the challenge grant from the J. E. and L. E. Mabee Foundation to complete fundraising for the Bud Pearson Swedish Chapel and Mabee Foundation Welcome Center.

“I am pleased to announce with the hard work of the Bethany College Board of Directors, Office of Advancement, alumni, friends, and volunteers, we have met and exceeded our fundraising goals,” said Leonard on Friday. Continue reading

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Jan. 11 news conference marks opening of Bethany College at MindFire Academy

Bethany College at MindFire Academy will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony and news conference at 3805 East Harry Street in the west end of the Office This building from 11 a.m. to noon, January 11, 2013, to officially announce the school’s January 28 start of classes.

Bethany President Edward F. Leonard III and MindFire Administrator Jason Opat will cut the ceremonial ribbon, then give a tour of the MindFire facility, which will include classrooms, sound studios, the area’s largest film studio and a motion capture demonstration.

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Bethany College President to share upcoming ventures on Jan. 11

Bethany College President Edward F. Leonard III welcomes members of the community to Presser Hall on Jan. 11 at 5 p.m. where he will share exciting ventures for the college in 2013.

“Bethany has made many exciting announcements in 2012, such as our partnership with MindFire Academy in Wichita and a new twist on our Messiah Festival of the Arts featuring soloists from the American Spiritual Ensemble,” says Leonard. “I invite the community to hear more about these and other ventures as well as receive an update on the J. E. and L. E. Mabee Foundation challenge grant for the Bud Pearson Swedish Chapel and Welcome Center.”

A reception will follow Leonard’s presentation in Nelson 116, the new student-run coffee shop, located in room 116 of Nelson Science Center.

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