On July 29, Lindsborg received 4 to 5 inches of rain in only an hour, causing flash flooding to an estimated 125 houses resulting in $2.5 million in damages. Bethany experienced some flooding but was very fortunate.
Professor Emeritus Eugene Bales, Ph.D., (also retired provost and dean of the college), visited Linnaeus University in Vaxjo, Sweden, in April to present research and Q&A sessions.
Bales’ presented his paper “Education, Diversity, and Justice” to faculty and staff of the Swedish language studies department. The paper explored topics including the expense of education and diversity as a necessity for justice. The paper is available on Bales’ blog, Reflections. He also held a seminar and question-and-answer session on American and Swedish cultures especially for students interested in studying in the U.S.
In June, Nichol Westendorff, director of financial aid, and Tiffany Daniels, financial aid administrator, attended the Rocky Mountain Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators Summer Institute, a nationally-recognized as one of the foremost training events for new and seasoned aid administrators. The weeklong intensive, classroom-based format provided a comprehensive overview of federal financial aid programs along with a back-end perspective of the regulatory issues that shape and govern these programs.