Bethany enrolls largest student body in over 15 years

Freshmen Class of 2017Bethany College’s fall student body is the largest enrolled in over 15 years. With 665 students, the student body increased 8.3 percent from last fall. Driving the growth is the freshmen class, which grew to 184 students, up 40.5 percent from last fall. This is the largest freshmen class since 1997.

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Kay and Shaw to exhibit at the Erman B. White Gallery

Professor of Art A. Mary Kay and Associate Professor of Art Frank Shaw will exhibit selections of recent work from Oct. 4 to Nov. 1 at the Erman B. White Gallery at Butler Community College in Eldorado, Kan. A reception to meet the artists will be held on Oct. 4 from 6 to 8 p.m.

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“40 Under Forty” alumnus to speak at 16th Business Career Conference

Ryan SwartzBethany College invites the community to alumnus Ryan Swartz’ keynote speech at the 16th Business Career Conference at 10:30 a.m. in Burnett Center on Oct. 3 during Homecoming, Hyllningsfest, and Family Weekend activities.

Swartz was honored as a member of Ingram’s Magazine “40 Under Forty” 2013 class as civic-minded business executive in the Kansas City region. Swartz became one of the youngest employees to make vice president during his eight-year tenure at Fidelity Investments, a firm with 38,000 employees. While there, he earned President’s Circle honors for being in the top 5 percent of planning consultants, recognition as the top regional planning executive, and a host of other awards.

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Bethany Sunday held at Bethany Lutheran Church on Oct. 6

Bethany College invites the community to attend Bethany Sunday at Bethany Lutheran Church for worship on Oct. 6 at 10:30 a.m.

Bethany Sunday will end the Homecoming weekend with worship at the college’s founding church. Associate Professor of Music Mark Lucas, Ph.D., will lead the Bethany College Choir and Associate Professor of Music Melody Steed, D.M.A., will lead the Handbell Ensemble. President Edward Leonard III will also speak.

The Fall Alumni Awards Recognition takes place in Stroble-Gibson Center following Bethany Sunday. For more information, contact the Alumni Office at (785) 227-3380, ext. 8270.

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Bethany welcomes Global UGRAD participant

Bethany College is pleased to welcome a new international student on campus as part of the U.S. Department of State’s Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Eurasia & Central Asia (Global UGRAD). Joining Bethany is Dovletgeldi Jumayev.

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Swede connections happen during Phoneathon

phoneathonStill dressed in practice gear, the Bethany softball players are busy in the evenings making calls for the Bethany Annual Phonathon to raise awareness of Bethany and to raise support for the Annual Fund.

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Water to Thrive presents at Bethany

Ed Scharlau

Ed Scharlau (center) attends the inauguration of an Ethiopian well.

Bethany College will host a presentation by Ed Scharlau of the organization Water to Thrive about the need for clean water at Bethany College on Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 11 to 11:50 a.m. in Burnett Center.

The presentation is free and open to the public. The presentation is hosted by Assistant Professor of Biology Lauren Ivan’s Introduction to Biology class.

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Esses to give presentations on student leadership

headshot-web-v_LeviEssesLevi Esses, associate dean for student development and director of first year initiatives, will make several presentations over the next month to student leaders of the region.

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David Olson and Ron Michael exhibit at the MindFire Academy

MindFire AcademyBethany College @ MindFire Academy will host exhibitions of David Olson’s handmade paper sculptures and Ron Michael’s ceramic work at its art gallery at 3805 E. Harry, Suite 105, in Wichita, Kan., until Sept. 30.

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Band alumni invited to play with Blue Dozen during Homecoming

Blue Dozen Pep BandBethany College invites its alumni band members to play with the Blue Dozen Pep Band on Oct. 5 for Homecoming, Hyllningsfest, and Family Weekend.

Professor Emeritus of Music Doug Talbott, M.M.E., will be the guest conductor.

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