Autumn Art Exhibition features student work

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.

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ELCA Nebraska Synod Bishop Maas to visit

Bishop MaasBishop 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 strandn@bethanylb.edu 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.

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Lindblom estate gifts benefit three organizations

Lindblom Estate GiftsThis 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.

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Katie Laier welcomed as new dean of admissions and financial aid

Katie LaierBethany 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.”

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Re to guest conduct the Heart of America Band

Claudio ReBethany College Assistant Professor of Music Claudio Re, Ph.D., and Sarah Bernard-Stevens from Kansas Wesleyan University will be the guest conductors for the Heart of America Band concert on Nov. 10 at 3 p.m. at Clay County Community High School.

The band performs once per year. Its membership is invitation-only and includes public school teachers and passionate musicians from the area. Free will donations will be accepted.

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Professor and student collaborate on Advent e-book

Charlie and NoelVisiting Associate Professor for Communications Franziska Macur, Ph.D., published the e-book “Charlie & Noel—An Advent Calendar Story” this month. The book was illustrated by senior graphic design major Meghan Klaassen, Marquette, Kan.

“Charlie & Noel” tells the tale of Charlie, a little boy who wishes he could just skip the whole waiting part and jump right into the presents. But Charlie doesn’t realize what he would be missing or just how many magical moments the season has waiting for him.

“I wanted to write this book for a long time and I’m so excited that it’s finally released,” says Macur. “I am very thankful for all the talented Bethany people who helped me bring this e-book to life.”

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Shop for charitable gifts at the Alternative Gift Market

Alternative Gift marketShop Bethany College’s Alternative Gift Market from Nov. 9 to 16 in downtown Lindsborg at Connected Fair Trade on 131 N. Main Street. The market will be open during normal store hours, on Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday from 12:30 to 5 p.m.

The market offers shares of charitable projects through Alternative Gifts International, an interfaith agency that raises funds for global gifts through nationwide gift markets and individual donors. Shoppers will learn about numerous charitable projects and choose to which they want to contribute. In return, they receive an ornament as a token of appreciation. Instead of a traditional present, they can give the ornament to let the recipient know a charitable donation has been made in their name.

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Diplomat and alumnus Randy Berry presents at Bethany

Randy Berry 1Randy Berry, U.S. Consul General in Amsterdam and Bethany College alumnus of 1987, presented “A Diplomat’s Role in the 21st Century” at Messiah Lutheran Church on Oct. 28.

In his talk, Berry discussed the role a diplomat plays given the current national context. He has been instrumental in assisting countries in political reform, along with involvement in urgent humanitarian needs.

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