Student of the Week – Joanna Roberts, April 29

Joanna RobertsName: Joanna Ruth Roberts

Major: Music Liberal Arts

Hometown: Lindsborg, Kan.

Nominated By: Kristin Van Tassel

“A graduating senior this spring, most folks know Joanna for her singing (she can be heard singing almost everywhere she goes) – she’s a highly engaged, inquisitive, fearless student – willing to ask probing, hard questions – and genuinely interested in everything.”

Involvements at Bethany: Multicultural Student Union, Cross Country, Track, College Choir, Chamber Choir, Bethany Oratorio Society

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Bethany receives grant from Kansas Community Gardens Project

Community Garden harvestBethany College’s Community Garden has been awarded a $5,000 grant through the Kansas Community Gardens Project, a joint initiative of the Kansas Health Foundation and K-State Research and Extension.

Bethany’s Community Garden is one of 35 community garden projects in the state to receive this funding, which will help support the purchase and construction of much needed foundational infrastructure, including a permanent irrigation system, tool shed, and winter tunneling supplies.

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Eclectic cast brings “The Cherry Orchard” to life

Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard is the story of a family struggling to save their The Cherry Orchardfamily’s estate. Director Cody Whetstone knew that in order to portray this eccentric family and the servants and friends that surround them, he would have to cast an eclectic group of people.

“We knew this would be a perfect play to work on collaboratively with Bethany College and Broadway RFD,” Whetstone said. “To find such a diverse group of people, we needed both group’s resources.”

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