Bethany hosts guest speaker

weber1Bethany College and Bethany House of Studies presents, “An Evening with Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber” on Wednesday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Burnett Center at Bethany College in Lindsborg.

Bolz-Weber, a featured keynote speaker at the 2012 ELCA Youth Gathering, is the founding pastor of House for All Sinners and Saints, an ELCA mission church in Denver, Colorado. She is the author of “Salvation on the Small Screen? 24 Hours of Christian Television” (Seabury, 2008) and blogs at www.sarcasticlutheran.com and Jim Wallis’ www.Godspolitics.com. Her writings can be found in the Christian Century, The Lutheran magazine and Patheos.com. Her theological memoir, “Pastrix: the Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint” (Jericho, 2013) made the New York Times best seller list.

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24-Hour Play Fest

PlayFestSix brand new short plays written, rehearsed and performed in just 24-hours? Sound impossible? Crazy perhaps, but it has been done, across the country, since 1995, according to Bethany College Professor Greg LeGault, chair of the theatre department. And on May 1-2, Bethany College will launch its first ever 24-Hour Play Fest.

The Bethany College theatre department is looking for six playwrights, a group of dedicated and daring actors, directors and technicians to come together for the event that will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 1 and end with performances of all six plays on Saturday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m.

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MindFire hosts open house

MINDFIRE  313On January 10, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Bethany College @ MindFire will open its doors to the public. This is a chance for prospective students and curiosity seekers to learn more about creating their future as a digital artist.

The tour offers everyone a chance to see firsthand how they can get an exceptional education, in Wichita, in the digital arts and earn a bachelor of arts in the field. Guests will also see demonstrations of the motion capture stage (the only one in the region) and see work previous students created.

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Messiah Tickets

Triptych imagePriority seats for the 134th  Messiah Festival of the Arts concert events in Lindsborg, Kan., are now on sale. Priority Seating runs from January 1 through February 15, and allows patrons to save their favorite seats year after year. Priority Seating tickets are mailed to patrons February 16.

Tickets can be purchased online here  or by call the Messiah Festival office at 785-227-3380, ext. 8137.

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Head volleyball coach named

cheriThe Bethany College athletic department is proud to announce the hiring of Cheri Lindsay as the newest head volleyball coach.

“Cheri will bring a tremendous amount of passion and enthusiasm to the Swedes Volleyball program. She has a very strong playing and coaching background to lead Bethany to new heights in the KCAC,” said Dean of Atheltics, Dane Pavlovich.

Lindsay has been at Tiffin University in Ohio as the assistant volleyball coach since the start of 2012. While living in Tiffin, Lindsay was also the head coach of the Black Swamp Volleyball Club Team. She was the head coach of the 15 American team in 2012-2013 and then transitioned to the 17 American team in 2013-2014. >continue reading

Bethany names new coach

HubbardFBCoachThe Bethany College athletic department announces the hiring of Paul Hubbard as the new head football coach.

Dean of Athletics, Dane Pavlovich, said in an interview, “Paul’s coaching style and philosophy will lead to big things both on and off the field for the Swedes. During the interview process it was clear that we had found our next football coach.”

For the past season Hubbard was the defensive coordinator at Midland University in Fremont, Nebraska. While at Midland, Hubbard implemented a 3-4 defensive scheme, coached all defensive positions, and trained the position coaches on the defensive side of the ball. He also instructed a Theory of Football class through the university.

As a player Hubbard started his career as a Swede. He played at Bethany in 2000 and 2001. He was a 1st Team All-Conference Defensive Lineman, and was also a 3rd team All-American (2001 Don Hansen’s Football Gazette). He was also active in the Bethany College Music Department, singing in the choir, and participating in the Messiah Festival. >Continue reading

 

Linnaeus professors visit Bethany

LinneausPippi Longstocking, the free-spirited girl in Astrid Lindgren’s books not only became a beloved character around the world, but also started a revolution in both children’s literature and attitudes about children and their upbringing. These themes will be the focus of a course offered at Bethany College during its Interterm, beginning January 5.

Bethany will host two professors from Linnaeus University in Sweden that will teach the course, “Astrid Lindgren and the Revolution in Children’s Literature.” Helene Ehriander, Ph.D., and Maria Nilson, Ph.D., are both senior lecturers in the department of film and literature at Linnaeus and will instruct the class that meets each day from 9 to 11:30 a.m. through January 22.

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Jultide streaming live

Jultide at Bethany College streaming live at:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/bethany-news-and-views

beginning at 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 7 from Presser Hall.

Jultide program cover

Click above for full concert program.

 

Jultide at Bethany is the Christmas celebration of Christ’s birth that features the many music ensembles of Bethany College and the Smoky Valley region. This year’s performance, “The Long Awaited Gift,” will feature the Bethany Oratorio Society and the Jultide Children’s Choir. The Bethany Oratorio Society, the 250 member choir that traditionally performs Handel’s “Messiah” during the Messiah Festival of the Arts, will perform a few movements from “Messiah” as well as some new pieces. The Jultide Children’s Choir consists of 35 children from local public schools who auditioned for a place in the choir.

Other ensembles that will perform include the Bethany Choir and Chamber Choir, Bethany Handbell Ensemble and the Bethany/Lindsborg Community Orchestra.

For many decades, this event, formerly known as “An Hour of Christmas” signaled the beginning of the Christmas season in the Smoky Valley. Admission is free, although free will offerings will be accepted.

Giving Tuesday at Bethany

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back, is the perfect time for friends of Bethany College to make a donation to the college.

On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, and individuals around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and give. Coinciding with Thanksgiving and the kickoff of the holiday shopping season, #GivingTuesday inspires people to take action to support their favorite causes and create a better world.

givingtuesday#GivingTuesday harnesses the power of social media to create a national moment around the holidays dedicated to giving, similar to how Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become days that are synonymous with holiday shopping.

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