Bethany breaks new ground

Jim Martin

Chair of the Board Jim Martin ’68

Nearly 200 guests joined Bethany College to break new ground on May 18 on the amphitheatre lawn and celebrate the new Bud Pearson Swedish Chapel and J.E. and L.E. Mabee Welcome Center and the education initiative called Bethany Pathway.

View additional pictures on Bethany’s Facebook, read live tweets from the day with the Twitter hashtag #bcgroundbreaking, and watch the event on Bethany’s YouTube.

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Bethany graduates the Class of 2013

Class of 2013On May 19, Bethany College honored 116 students who earned Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, and Bachelor of Music Education degrees from the college during the 2012-2013 academic year.

Summer, fall, interterm, and spring graduates participated in baccalaureate worship and commencement ceremonies on campus. The event was live tweeted using the hashtag #bcgrads2013 to celebrate with both on- and off-campus Bethany community members. View the photo gallery of the event courtesy Turner Photography.

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Athletic Training honors students, welcomes new cohort

2012 Kansas Athletic Trainer's Association Honors recipients

(left to right) Athletic Training Program Coordinator David Slack stands with Kansas Athletic Trainer’s Association honors recipients Eric Brown, Ashley Conrad, Cortni Decker, and Michael Hlavaty.

Current athletic training students received recognition for their academic achievements in 2012 from the Kansas Athletic Trainer’s Association. Michael Hlavaty, Olmitz, Kan., received Honorable Mention for being a sophomore with a minimum 3.4 GPA. Eric Brown, Topeka, Kan., received Second Team honors for being a junior or senior with a minimum 3.6 GPA. Ashley Conrad, Gillete, Wyo., and Cortni Decker, Washington, Kan., received First Team honors being juniors or seniors with a minimum 3.8 GPA.

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Fabrizius to give senior address at Commencement


Olivia FabriziusOlivia Fabrizius, WaKeeney, Kan., has been selected to represent the Bethany College graduating class of 2013 as the senior speaker at commencement on May 19 in Presser Hall.

Fabrizius is graduating in elementary and English education. While at Bethany College, she has been a member of Bethany Ambassadors, Gold Key Women’s Honor Society, intramural sports, Peer Ministry, Swede Government Association, and the women’s tennis team as well as the student coordinator for the Student Activities Board. She has also taught Sunday school at Bethany Lutheran Church.

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Erb speaks at Honors Banquet


Marcy ErbSenior Marcy Erb, Moundridge, Kan., was selected to speak at the Bethany College Honors banquet on May 8 at 7 p.m. in Pihlblad Memorial Union.

The title of Erb’s was “A Global Bethany Community”. She says, “Bethany College has afforded me the opportunity to connect with a wide variety of student groups as well as community members. Because of Bethany, I have a better understanding of community and the importance of diversity.”

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