Departmental clubs and organizations focus on a career field or academic discipline. These groups are led by students and sponsored by faculty members. In these groups, students explore career options, network, practice their craft, and have fun and socialize at the same time.
Bethany departmental clubs and organizations include:
Associated Music Students of Bethany College
Melody Turnquist-Steed is an assistant professor of music and co-chair of the Department of Music at Bethany College. Her responsibilities include teaching organ and music theory, as well as serving as the chapel organist and coordinator of sacred music.
A native Iowan, Steed received her bachelor’s degree in organ performance from the University of Northern Iowa and her master’s from the University of Cincinnati. Steed received her doctorate degree from the University of Southern California. She has studied organ with Marilou Kratzenstein, Jesse Eschbach, Roberta Gary and Cherry Rhodes.
Prior to her appointment at Bethany, Steed served as the organist at the prestigious Westwood United Methodist Church where she presided at the Shaffer Memorial Organ.
An active recitalist, she has been a featured performer at regional and national conventions of the American Guild of Organists. In January 2006, she was a featured soloist for the National Public Radio program Pipe Dreams Live!, performing Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in A Minor, BWV 551.
Along with trumpeter Keith Benjamin, she performs in the trumpet/organ duo, Clarion. The duo has recorded two compact discs Clarion, New Music for Trumpet and Organ (1994), and New Vintage (2001). Steed has performed as an organ soloist and as a member of Clarion in both Hungary and Romania.
University of Northern Iowa: Bachelor of Music in Organ Performance and Music Education
Student Art Club
Shaw earned a B.F.A. in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design and was a member of its European Honors Program.
Shaw earned a M.F.A. in painting from Yale University.
He joined the faculty at Bethany College in 1993; he is an Associate Professor and teaches drawing, painting and printmaking.
Shaw has exhibited in college and university galleries throughout the state and at the Salina Art Center.
Loranelle Lockyear is a professor of chemistry at Bethany College. She has been a member of the Bethany College faculty since 2002.
At Bethany College, Lockyear teaches general chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, and scientific research & writing. She is an advisor of the Bethany College Bio-Chem Club.
Lockyear’s research has been published in many scientific journals. In 2005, she contributed two chapters to the book Microfluidic Techniques: Reviews and Protocols. She co-holds an international patent for an “Apparatus and Method for Trapping Bead Based Reagents within Microfluidic Analysis Systems.”
Lockyear has given presentations of her work at Kansas State University, the American Chemical Society National Meeting, micro-TAS, Pittcon, and numerous other venues.
Previously, Lockyear has done post-doctoral research with Jed Harrison at the University of Alberta and taught at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo.
Lockyear earned her Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Mark McDonald is an associate professor of biology, member of the Faculty Senate and is the former Science Division Chair at Bethany College. He has been a member of the faculty since 1996.
At Bethany College, McDonald teaches general biology, microbiology, genetics, immunology, ecology and scientific research and writing. He advises students in pre-medical, pre-veterinary and other pre-professional health programs.
McDonald earned his Ph.D. in ecology and systematics from Kansas State University in 1996 and his B.A. in biology from Bethany College in 1991.
Previously, McDonald taught at Highland Community College-Wamego and was a graduate teaching assistant at Kansas State University.
David Frost is an assistant professor of business at Bethany College. He joined the faculty in 2009, after serving as an adjunct at Bethany for three years. He teaches classes in business management and human relations.
Frost has experience in several areas of business management, including ownership, finance, marketing and human resources. He is also the founder of a non-profit boy’s home.
After completing his bachelor’s degree at Friends University, Frost earned his master’s of science degree in management at Friends in 2004. As an assistant professor of business, Frost hopes to share his experience and education with students while continuing to hone his own skills and knowledge in the field.
Law & Order
Douglas Smith, associate professor of criminal justice, has been at Bethany College since 2005, but has taught at the college as an adjunct instructor since 1978. He teaches classes in police, probation, delinquency and administration, and criminology. He also founded the Bethany College Law and Order Club.
Smith has over 35 years of experience in criminal justice. He worked in the 28th Judicial District Court, Salina, Kan., as Chief Juvenile Probation Officer, Director of Court Services and Trial Court Administrator I.
He was a board member of the Salina Youth Care Foundation and was twice elected president of the Kansas Association of Court Services Officers. He served on committees for the Kansas Supreme Court and assisted in developing an interdisciplinary investigation team for child abuse cases. His work on this team garnered acclaim from the National Association of District Attorneys and the Federal Department of Health and Welfare.
Smith earned his Master of Administration of Justice from Wichita State University.
Andrea Ring began working as an adjunct professor at Bethany College in spring 2009. In fall 2009, she joined the faculty as an assistant professor of psychology.
Her fields of interest include anxiety disorders, women’s issues and self-esteem. At Bethany, she teaches classes in general psychology and abnormal psychology.
Ring holds a master’s of science in clinical psychology and a bachelor’s of science in psychology, both from Fort Hays State University.
Von Neumann Society for science and math
Adebanjo Oriade is an Assistant Professor of Physics at Bethany College since 2007. At Bethany College, he has introduced computational physics components into the upper level physics courses and in laboratory work. In his classes, after exposing students to key concepts, he emphasizes problem solving and problem based learning.
At the University of Delaware, he worked extensively with undergraduate students learning physics, and there he won the 2003 university-wide Excellence in Teaching Award and in 2005 he was nominated for the same award. He completed course work for the Higher Education Teaching Certification program at the University of Delaware. Prior to graduate work in the United States, Oriade was an Assistant Lecturer of Physics at the University of Ibadan.
Banjo, as he prefers to be called, is interested in computational and theoretical condensed matter physics. Much of his research work is done in the summer and he was a Watkins summer 2008 fellow at Wichita State University – he worked on aspects of topological defects arising during the reversal of magnetization in thin films. He is a member of the American Physical Society and a member of the American Association of Physics Teachers.
He enjoys working with students in the Multicultural Student Union, playing ping-pong at the Pihlblad Memorial Union, amateur juggling and chess.