Bethany hosts Student Development conference

presser stepsIn an effort to build relationships, share ideas, and discuss common issues, the Student Development is hosting a conference on campus Friday, March 1.  Eight area schools will attend, including Bethel College, Central Christian University, Hesston College, Kansas Wesleyan University, McPherson College, Ottawa University, Sterling College, and Tabor College.

The conference will generate fruitful dialog about important topics, such as student satisfaction, first year experience initiatives, retention, and the relationship between student development and intercollegiate athletics.

This is the first time Bethany’s Student Development has hosted an event like this and looks forward to its tremendous potential to share with, learn from, and collaborate with peers at institutions with similar educational approaches.

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Student of the Week – Alyssa Crawford, February 25

Alyssa CrawfordMajor: Social Science Teaching

Hometown: Lindsborg, KS

Nominated by: Gretchen Norland

“Alyssa is an outstanding student and young lady, and is well-deserving of this recognition.”

Involvements at Bethany: Honor’s Program

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Ashdown to exhibit senior show, “Growth,” at Bethany College

SBethany College senior artist Monica Ashdown will exhibit her senior art show, “Growth,” at the Mingenback Art Center on campus from Feb. 28 to March 5.

A reception will be held on Sunday, March 3, 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.

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Local Bethany College students to perform at the Kansas Music Educators Association Conference

clarinetSeven Bethany College band students have been selected to participate in the 2013 Kansas Intercollegiate Band, which will take perform at the Kansas Music Educators Association Conference in Wichita on February 21 and 22.

Students who will be participating include Marcy Erb, clarinet, Moundridge, Kan.; Braden Bruntzel, horn, Jamestown, Kan.; Samantha Andersen, horn, Waterville, Kan.; Jacob Johannsen, trombone, Lindsborg, Kan.; Breana Curtis, oboe, Peetz, Colo.; Meghan Klaassen, trombone, Marquette, Kan.; and Kaleb Feist, tuba, Salina, Kan.

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Student of the Week-Danny Dodson, February 18

DodsonName: Danny Dodson

Major: Biology

Sport: Basketball

Hometown: Brighton, Colorado

Nominated By: Clair Oleen

Danny is a two time NAIA Champion of Character winner, member of Bio-Chem Club, active in community service, Pen Pal program, Battle of the Buses, and Soderstrom Elementary.

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General Admission tickets to Bethany College’s “Messiah” on sale now

Messiah TeaserGeneral admission tickets to Bethany College’s annual Messiah Festival of the Arts concerts are on sale now.

This year, in addition to the Bethany Oratorio Society’s traditional performances of Handel’s “Messiah” on Palm Sunday and Bach’s “St. Matthew Passion” on Good Friday, soloists from the American Spiritual Ensemble will take the stage on Easter Sunday to perform “A Spiritual Messiah.” These soloists will bring culture, diversity, and the art form of the African-American spiritual to Presser Hall. It will be a musically reflective and uplifting experience that none should miss!

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Local Bethany College students to perform at the Kansas Music Educators Association Conference

clarinetSeven Bethany College band students have been selected to participate in the 2013 Kansas Intercollegiate Band, which will take perform at the Kansas Music Educators Association Conference in Wichita on February 21 and 22.

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Student of the Week-Kelsey Heronemus, February 11

Heronemus KelseyName: Kelsey Heronemus

Major: Psychology, with business minor

Sport: Dance

Hometown: WaKeeney, KS

Nominated By: Tobey Bergsten

Kelsey is involved with dance and Psychology Club. She is our dance team captain. She is awesome at what she does and is a responsible student and individual! She is always super positive and is in charge of a lot with her role as captain.

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