Featured Student of the Week – Lindy Broeckelman

21 - Lindy BroeckelmanName: Lindy Broeckelman

Major: Elementary Education

Hometown: Beloit, Kansas

Nominated by: Jason Schneider, Admissions Representative

Involvements (sports, clubs, organizations): Swede Government Association Vice President, Bethany Leadership Team, Pathfinder, Bethany Youth Ministry Team

Plans for the future: Graduate from college and become a teacher!

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Lewis publishes essay

Linda LewisProfessor of English Linda Lewis, Ph.D., has published an essay, “George Sand’s Consuelo and Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Aurora Leigh: Visionary Socialism versus Feminist Capitalism,” in vol. 31 of the journal George Sand Studies. Lewis’ essay examines the aesthetic and political theories of both authors.

Linda Lewis, a professor of English at Bethany since 1987, is the author of a number of articles, as well as four books: The Promethean Politics of Milton, Blake, and Shelley (1992); Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Spiritual Progress (1998); Germaine de Stael, George San.

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Bethany Pastor Presents Program

headshot-v_NoniStrandCampus Pastor Noni Strand will share her passion for sustainability beyond the Bethany College campus this week by presenting a workshop at First Lutheran Church in Lincoln, Neb. For the Healing of the Earth: Ritual, Reflection, and Response is a multigenerational, interactive workshop that draws upon the resources of people of faith to address the environmental crisis and issues of sustainability that affect everyone.Strand’s unique approach to sustainability is rooted in the belief that spiritual and religious resources across all religions are key for helping address the environmental crisis – and related economic, social justice and spiritual crises that are interconnected. “Like the Body of Christ image in I Corinthians 12, we are connected with one another and all of Creation,” Strand said. “When one member or species or biome suffers, all suffer together with it.” Continue reading

Mullen Writes 2-part Blog-post for BioLogos Website

headshot-v_JohnMullenEarlier this month Professor John Mullen, Ph.D., Chair of the Religion and Philosophy Department, wrote two blog posts for the BioLogos website. The BioLogos foundation as according to their website, “presents evolution as God’s means of creation, so that the Church may celebrate and the world may see the harmony between science and the biblical faith.” His posts were related to evolution and can be accessed at the following links:

Part 1 can be found here.

Part 2 can be found here

Professor Mullen joined Bethany College in 2012 as a professor of Philosophy. He is a retired Naval Commander, who earned his doctorate in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame and specializes in epistemology and philosophies of religion and science. He has previously taught at St. Gregory’s University, Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics, Oklahoma Baptist University, and Valparaiso University.

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Sunderland Grant

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Bethany College is the recipient of an $80,000 grant from the Sunderland Foundation to replace the roof over the auditorium of Presser Hall.  This award is one of the largest ever received by Bethany from the foundation and will be gifted over two years.

“We are excited to receive this grant from the Sunderland Foundation as a confirmation of the importance of Presser Hall to Bethany College and the region,”  said President Edward F. Leonard III. Continue reading

Masterson Recital

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Daniel J. Masterson, Ph.D, Bethany College music professor, will perform in a piano recital on Saturday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Presser Hall on Bethany College campus.  Solo piano works include works of Couperin, Beethoven. Mendelssohn, and Ravel. The recital is free and open to the public.

Professor Masterson is currently in his fourteenth year on the music faculty at Bethany College.  Co-chair of the music department and the Fury Distinguished Professor of Music, he teaches piano, music theory, and directs the college/community orchestra and Chapel Choir.  He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Illinois, a Masters of Music from Wichita State University, and a Bachelor of Arts from McPherson College.  His former teachers include Steven Gustafson, Paul Reed, and Ian Hobson. Continue reading

Featured Student of the Week – Derek Knopp

18 - Derek KnoppName: Derek Knopp

Major: Psychology and Criminal Justice

Hometown: Herington, Kansas

Nominated by: Brian Kinnaird, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

Involvements (sports, clubs, organizations): Basketball, Psi Chi, Big Brothers Big Sisters

Plans for the future: After Bethany I plan on attending graduate school for Forensic Psychology, after that there are many options!

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Spring Enrollment Continues Strong Trend

FRESHMAN CLASS 2013-14Bethany College started the 2013-2-14 with a strong enrollment in the Fall semester and that trend continues with a spring student body of 619 students.  This is the largest spring enrollment in 17 years and is a larger enrollment than 8 of the past 10 Fall enrollments as well.

“This is an exciting time at Bethany and I’m elated to welcome 40 new students this semester,” says President Edward F Leonard III. “Continued efforts to share the Bethany story along with strong student retention programs are showing positive results.” Continue reading