Lindsborg Senior Citizen center Bethany college students interviewed senior citizens for their class project in Foundations of Education, taught by Assistant Professor Gretchen Norland. The class focuses on the development of education and how it has been influenced by the values and beliefs of society over hundreds of years. This project gives the Bethany education majors a wonderful opportunity to hear stories of teaching experiences and to glean wisdom and advice from these retired teachers.
Bethany College welcomes Mark Lucas, Ph.D., alumnus of 1994, as associate professor of music, director of choral activities, and conductor of the Bethany Oratorio Society.
Bethany College will host a community Fiscal New Year’s Eve party from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on the lawn of Sjogren Center behind Presser Hall on June 28. The celebration will ring in the new fiscal year, which begins July 1, and celebrate the current year’s many successes.
John Hedeen, D.H.L., and William Gusenius, L.L.D. In May, Bethany College awarded honorary degrees to William E. Gusenius and John E. Hedeen and the status of professor emeritus to retired Provost and Dean of the College Eugene Bales, Ph.D.
The Bethany College Board of Directors convened for its spring meeting over commencement weekend. Plans for Cafeteria Remodel The board was updated on several facilities and technology upgrades taking place this summer, including projects in the cafeteria and Alma Swensson Hall. The cafeteria in Pihlblad Memorial Union will be renovated in a cost-sharing project between Bethany and Sodexo food services. The nearly half-million-dollar remodel will improve the speed and service to students by reducing bottlenecks and creating a space to purchase food after-hours. Alma Swensson Hall will become a living and learning community for freshmen students and will be enhanced by adding classroom and meeting spaces.
The Fifth Bi-Annual “Willie/Cat” Golf Memorial Tournament will be held during Homecoming and Hyllningsfest weekend on October 4 starting at 10 a.m. at the Salina Municipal Golf Course. Proceeds will benefit the Terrible Swede Sculpture Project in remembrance of Bruce Nelson and Kim Wilson, members of the class of 1975, with a special remembrance of Robert “Al” Hehre and Kim Wallace.
The Bethany College cafeteria, known as “The Caf,” in Pihlblad Memorial Union is being remodeled this summer. Demolition began on May 21 with a projected completion date of August 2. The dining room and server are getting a complete makeover with new carpet, tile, paint, and chairs. There will be improved lighting, and the ceiling in the main area will be cleaned and repainted.
Dala Camerata, a new chamber music camp, was instituted this summer on the Bethany College campus from June 3 to 7. Henry Littich, string teacher from USD 400, and Ann Samuelson, music instructor for strings at Bethany College, formed three string quartets from the students of the Smoky Valley Junior and Senior High. They met two hours each day and performed for the residents of Bethany Home.
Bethany College alumni welcomed 116 new members to their ranks when the Class of 2013 graduated on May 19. This class joins thousands of other Swedes whose adventures are unique except for one fact—that they began at Bethany. Here are some of our newest graduates’ next plans as submitted to the Alumni Office. If you have your own alumni news, you can submit it online.
Bethany College students Kalven Goreal, Modesto, Calif., Kane Olsen, Hamilton, New Zealand, James Bragg, Temecula, Calif., stand with Associate Professor of Business Paul Gentine and President Edward F. Leonard III after making their presentation to the business strategy class. Bethany College business students playing a global simulation game tied for first place out of 2,340 teams from 166 colleges and universities worldwide. James Bragg, from Temecula, Calif., Kalven Goreal, from Modesto, Calif., and Kane Olsen, from Hamilton, New Zealand, were members of the winning team. They ended the game with placements of a tie for first in overall score, second in earnings per share, third in stock price, and a tie for hundredth in return on equity.