Bethany 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.
Professor Emeritus of Music Doug Talbott, M.M.E., will be the guest conductor.
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.
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.”
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.
The exhibition includes a closing reception and gallery talk on Sept. 27 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the gallery.
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.”
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.