Stebens to exhibit senior art show, “Intricate Design”

Intricate Design ExhibitionBethany College senior artist Michelle S. Stebens will exhibit her senior art show, “Intricate Design,” at Mingenback Art Center on campus from April 18 to 23.

A reception will be held on Sunday, April 21, 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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Board of Directors plans campus strategy, approves tenure

During its winter retreat, the Bethany College Board of Directors focused on continued strategic planning for the bright future of the college.

The two-day retreat was divided into four conversations and occurred at two locations. The first day was held at Office This in southeast Wichita, the site of Bethany’s partnership with MindFire Academy. The second day was held at the McPherson Country Club.

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Bethany celebrates Earth Day – now in Lindquist Hall

UPDATE: Events will take place in Lindquist Hall due to weather.

2013 Earth DayBethany College celebrates Earth Day on April 22 with workshops and Chapel service, and a work day all in the Community Garden at 725 N. Kansas Street in Lindsborg, Kan.

All events are open to the public. The Community Garden was first planted on May 3, 2009, to tie the college and community together. Through the processes of fellowship and shared work, participants learn about growing local food and living sustainably. The garden is dedicated to Ken Branch, a Lindsborg resident and 1959 Bethany graduate who has taught anthropology at Bethany. In the past three years, the garden has produced vegetables, fruit, herbs, and flowers.

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Brown & VanLoenen are Teachers of Promise

Shelby Brown

Shelby Brown

Bethany College seniors Shelby Brown and Amanda VanLoenen have been selected for the Kansas Exemplary Educators Network’s Teacher of Promise award.

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“The Cherry Orchard” brings new twist to an old play

The Cherry OrchardTo bring Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard to life for his audiences, director Cody Whetstone made the decision to set the play in modern times.

“The play was written and set in Russia in the early 1900’s,” said Whetstone. “To show how universal Chekhov’s ideas and words are, we’re setting it in modern times. I hope it will help Chekhov’s play resonate with today’s audiences.”

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Students present at Newman University Literary Festival

On Saturday, April 5, three Bethany students, Jerilee Cameron, Osborne, Kan.; Sarah Hill, Hermann, Mo.; and Sarah Peterson, Garfield, Kan., presented research at the 14th annual Newman University Literary Festival.

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Multicultural Student Union hosts Global Village

Global VillageThe Bethany College Multicultural Student Union will host a Global Village Cultural Festival on April 19 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in lower-level Pihlblad Memorial Union.

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Bethany College hosts teacher education conference

In early April, Bethany College hosted the joint spring conference for faculty members from teacher educator programs at Kansas Board of Regents colleges and universities as well as Kansas private institutions.

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