The Bethany College Autumn Student Art Exhibition will be on display at Mingenback Art Center from Nov. 11 to 22. This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Bethany College Art Department, the show features works by students currently enrolled in art classes. The diverse exhibit showcases a variety of styles and different types of work, including ceramics, crafts, design, drawing, painting, and sculpture.
Bishop Brian Maas of the ELCA Nebraska Synod will visit Bethany College from Nov. 17 to 18 to participate in the college’s ongoing dialog about what it means to be a college of the Lutheran church. The public is invited to a welcoming reception on Sunday, Nov. 17, at 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Connected Fair Trade, located at 131 N. Main in Lindsborg. Make your RSVP to Campus Pastor Noni Strand by Friday, Nov. 15, at noon at firstname.lastname@example.org or (785) 227-3380, 8340. The community is also invited to hear Maas preach during Chapel service on Monday, Nov. 18, at 10:30 a.m. in Burnett Center.
This October, the estate of Robert Warren Lindblom benefited eight organizations, including the Salina-area institutions of Bethany College, Kansas Wesleyan University, and St. John’s Lutheran Church. Each entity received over $15,000. Bethany and Kansas Wesleyan will use the funds to “provide Christian education in memory of Walter T. and Mabel F. Lindblom.” “How wonderful that this Lutheran alumnus of Kansas Wesleyan University saw the bigger picture of his faith and his alma mater – and left behind a legacy of how each of us makes a difference in living out our faith and values,” says Bethany College President Edward F. Leonard III.
Bethany College welcomes Katie Laier, M.Ed., as the new dean for admissions and financial aid. Laier will begin in November and will be responsible for leading the admissions and financial aid team and developing strategies for sustaining enrollment growth. “Bethany College is full of energy, excitement, and wonderful opportunities,” says Laier. “This is a great time to be at Bethany, and I’m excited to join the admissions and financial aid team as well as the entire community.”