Jorsch Dr. Thomas Jorsch, professor in the Bethany College Department of History and Political Science, will serve as director of a collaborative project between the McPherson County Old
Members from the Bethany College faculty, staff, and students attended the Vocation of a Lutheran College Conference at Augsburg College in Minneapolis on June 8-10. The annual conference, supported by the ELCA, brings together members of Lutheran colleges to explore the distinctive roles they play in higher education. Melody Steed, assistant academic dean; Linda Ball, administrative assistant; and William Strommen, a senior from Salina majoring in history and political science, represented Bethany at this year’s conference.
Pryor Assistant Professor of Religion Adam Pryor has been selected to participate on a research team at Princeton University’s Center of Theological Inquiry for the next academic year. Professor Pryor will be a research fellow on an interdisciplinary team of theologians and scholars in the humanities and social sciences that will work in dialogue with leading astrobiologists on the Societal Implications of Astrobiology. The research team is in its second year of inquiry and is supported by the NASA Astrobiology Program and the John Templeton Foundation.
Bethany College is seeking comments from the public about the College in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. Bethany College will host a visit October 31-November
On May 15, Bethany College honored 115 students who earned Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, and Bachelor of Music Education from the college during the 2015-2016 academic year. Summer, fall, interterm, and spring graduates were honored during Baccalaureate worship and Commencement ceremonies on campus. Bishop Michael Girlinghouse of the Arkansas-Oklahoma Synod of the ELCA in Tulsa was the preacher at morning Baccalaureate service. Bishop Girlinghouse encouraged the graduates to embrace their uniqueness and share their wisdom of what it means to live in a diverse world.
William Jones From an early age Will Jones, 43, was told, “You will be a college graduate.” Some may have taken that for granted, but for somebody like Jones who grew up in Kensee Hollow, Kentucky, the son of parents who dropped out of school, his mother in the eighth grade and father in the ninth grade, it was a life changing statement. And it is part of what has inspired him to lead Bethany College as its 14th President. The Board of Directors announced his appointment as the College’s new President on Friday, May 13 at a campus forum. “A school like Bethany College saved my life,” he said. “Bethany is a good fit for me and I am right for Bethany and Lindsborg. I am excited to engage Bethany College alumni in the lives of the Bethany students.”
Professor of Communication, Carl Isaacson A celebration of life service honoring long-time Bethany College professor of communications, Dr. Carl Isaacson, will be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. in
Bethany College will feature the work of long-time friend and College photographer, Jim Turner, in a photo exhibition beginning May 7 through May 31 in the gallery at the J.E.
Bethany College is pleased to announce speakers for the 2016 Baccalaureate and Commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 15. Bishop Michael Girlinghouse of the Arkansas-Oklahoma Synod of the ELCA in Tulsa