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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Students elected to Swede Government Association

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.

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Bethany celebrates Kansas Private College Week

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.”

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Alumnus recognized for best audiobook in 2013

Cotton Smith alumnusBethany 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.

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Featured Student of the Week – Kaitlyn Norton

Kaitlyn Norton cropName: Kaitlyn Norton

 Major: Elementary Education- Teaching K-6

 Hometown:  Yukon, OK

 Nominated by: Brett Morehouse

“Kaitlyn is a very good student and has been a standout on and off the court.”

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Delegation from Karlstad University visits Bethany

Karlstad University President Åsa Bergenheim and Bethany College President Edward F. Leonard III

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.

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Visiting artist Dukno Yoon to exhibit sculpture

headshot-web-v_Mingenback Art CenterVisiting 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.

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Featured Student of the Week – Tevis Linnebur

Linnebur, TName: Tevis Linnebur

Major: athletic training

Hometown: Cherryvale, Kan.

Nominated by: Warren Olson

“Tevis is an All-Conference leader on and off the field. He is a captain on the football team and the recipient the past two years of the ‘Husky MO’ Running Back Scholarship.”

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Cafeteria opens after-hours options

Ala CarteBethany 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.

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