Crossen ’04 shares her “Light on the Path” at Opening Convocation

Opening ConvocationBethany College ushered in the new year with Opening Convocation on Aug. 23 in Presser Hall. President Edward F. Leonard III welcomed the Class of 2017 to Bethany and described its worldview with Beloit College’s Mindset List.

Alumna from the Class of 2004 Emma Crossen, M.Div., spoke about her path throughout Bethany and where it carried her beyond graduation. Crossen is the director for stewardship and development at Women of the ELCA in Chicago. She graduated from Bethany in history and political science and from Harvard Divinity School in 2010 with a Master of Divinity.

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Students make a “Swede Sweep” of Lindsborg

Swede SweepOn Aug. 19, more than 200 Bethany College students, staff, and faculty volunteered for the inaugural “Swede Sweep,” a day devoted to group service projects around Lindsborg. Projects took place across the community as well as along Burma Road and Bethany Drive with McPherson County road crews. More than 170 incoming freshmen and 35 upperclassmen Pathfinder mentors participated.

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Music Dept. to hold Aug. 24 press conference and reception

Mark Lucas

Associate Professor of Music Mark Lucas, Ph.D.

The Bethany College Music Department invites members of the media and community to a press conference and reception to meet new faculty members Associate Professor Mark Lucas, Ph.D., Bethany Oratorio Society Conductor and Director of Choral Activities, and Assistant Professor Claudio Re, Ph.D., Director of Bands, on Saturday, Aug. 24, at 4 p.m. in Presser Hall.

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Leonard takes first in Sunflower State Games swimming


President Leonard

President Leonard swimming at a Lindsborg WaveMakers home meet
Photo by Danelle Johnson Photography

President Edward F. Leonard III competed in the Sunflower State Games on July 14, placing first in his age group in the four swim categories, 50-yard and 100-yard backstrokes and 100-yard and 200-yard individual medleys. In those over 30, his times were best in the backstrokes and second-best in the medleys.

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