Athletic Training continues accreditation

Professor David Slack

Professor David Slack

The Athletic Training program at Bethany College recently received continued accreditation by the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). In its letter to the college, CAATE wrote, “the commission commends the faculty, staff, and administrators for your commitment to the advancement of quality education in Athletic Training, as well as your dedication to the preparation of highly qualified Athletic Training professionals.”

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Art professor selected for show

"Zenith" by Bethany Art Professor Mary Kay.

“Zenith” by Bethany Art Professor Mary Kay.

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas recently announced that the exhibition State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now will feature 102 artists from all over the country. Bethany College Art Professor A. Mary Kay’s work will be included in State of the Art, which debuts at Crystal Bridges on September 13.

Crystal Bridges President Don Bacigalupi and Assistant Curator Chad Alligood traveled to Lindsborg in December 2014 to conduct an interview with Kay as part of the search for the most compelling American art being created today. Continue reading

Bethany adds to economy

IncomeAccording to a new study, Bethany College generates $15.4 million in new income each year for its region’s economy. The overall added income created by Bethany College and its students supports 396 job equivalents in its service area and visitors attending various Bethany events spent $1.3 million in the region.

The Bethany College economic impact study is part of a larger study, “Demonstrating the Economic Value of the Kansas Independent Colleges and Universities,” that specifically analyzed the contributions to the Kansas economy by the private colleges that would not otherwise occur if the colleges did not exist. The Kansas Independent Colleges Association released its statewide report last month. Continue reading

New show opens

White Queen

A ceramic work by artist Linda Ganstrom, entitled “White Queen.”

A ceramic sculpture exhibit entitled “Bell(e)s on Progress: Lindsborg”by Linda Ganstrom will be displayed in Mingenback Gallery August 18 through September 5, 2014. The exhibition includes a closing tea party reception and gallery talk on Sept. 5, from 1-3 p.m. in the gallery. The artist invites guests to dress in best tea party outfits and join in the exhibition. Continue reading

MindFire and Butler sign agreement

Signing_01Marking a new beginning toward collaboration in the digital arts in higher education, representatives from Butler Community College and Bethany College @ MindFire signed an agreement Tuesday morning, giving more students in the Wichita area a chance to earn bachelor of arts degrees. The partnership is dedicated to providing digital media arts solutions to its students.

Dr. Ken Macur, Provost of Bethany College, and Dr. Karla Fisher, Vice President of Academics for Butler Community College, signed the agreement. Continue reading

New faculty, staff

DSC_0129Bethany College will welcome several new faculty and staff members to campus when fall semester classes start on August 21.

Joining the faculty are: Gladys Chow, assistant professor of art – graphic design; Dr. Heather Morris, assistant professor of biology; Angela Martin, assistant professor of business and accounting; Dr. Karl “Duke” Rogers, assistant professor of business and accounting; Amy Riordan, assistant professor of communications; Dr. Marcus Hensel, assistant professor of English; Dr. Tom Jorsch, assistant professor of History; Jimmy Ciola, assistant professor of health, physical education and athletic training; Dr. Lihong Yao, assistant professor of math and physics; Dr. Tyler Atkinson, assistant professor of religion.

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