Eight Bethany College students have been selected by their peers to serve as freshman class officers and hall representatives in the Swede Government Association (SGA), Bethany’s student congress, for the 2013-2014 academic year. They join ten other members who were elected last spring as well as representatives from the Student Activities Board, Greek Council, the Messenger, and the Multicultural Student Union. Duties of class officers include voicing the concerns of classmates at weekly meetings and serving on sub-committees. Duties of hall representatives include bringing problems, information, suggestions, and inquiries from the students they represent to SGA and informing SGA of activities in each hall.
Bethany College will celebrate Kansas Private College Week, as proclaimed by Governor Sam Brownback, from Sept. 16 to 22. Governor Brownback’s proclamation reads in part that the week recognizes the fact that “Kansas private colleges and universities promote the highest virtues and values and place a priority on developing young people of upstanding personal character and ethical behavior.”
Bethany College alumnus Cotton Smith, class of 1962, won the Western Writers of America’s prestigious Spur Award for the best audiobook of 2013 for his novel, Ring of Fire. Published in audiobook format by Books-in-Motion, Ring of Fire is now being released in paperback.
Karlstad University President Åsa Bergenheim and Bethany College President Edward F. Leonard III On Sept. 10, Bethany hosted a delegation of administrators and faculty members from Karlstad University in Sweden. Representatives from across campus from both institutions met to learn from one another, discuss ways for programs to interact internationally, and strengthen the partnership and exchange agreement formed in 2011 between Bethany and Karlstad.
Visiting artist Dukno Yoon will exhibit “Wings: Kinetic Jewelry & Sculpture” at Bethany College from Sept. 16 to 27 in Mingenback Art Center. The exhibition includes a closing reception and gallery talk on Sept. 27 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the gallery.
Bethany College’s cafeteria is now offering after-hours ala carte options from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and, starting next Monday, 8 to 10:30 p.m. Cash and declining balance account cards are accepted. Sandwiches, salads, coffee, soda, cookies, and more are offered.