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Transfer Agreement

TOPEKA – The Kansas Association of Community College Trustees (KACCT) and the Kansas Independent College Association (KICA) announced the successful negotiation of a global reverse transfer agreement between all eighteen

Katie Laier welcomed as new dean of admissions and financial aid

Bethany 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.”

High schools attend the Bethania Pre-Audition Choral Workshop

More than 160 high school singers from around the state participated in the ninth annual Bethania Pre-Audition Choral Workshop at Bethany College on Sept. 26. Bethany’s music faculty helped prepare the singers audition pieces for their respective district, and eventually for the 2014 Kansas Music Educators Association State Honor Choir. Mass choir rehearsals were led by Mark Lucas, Ph.D., associate professor of music and director of choral activities at Bethany. Sectional rehearsals were led by additional members of the Bethany music faculty and guest directors.

Swedes (like Dr. Keir Swisher ’02) succeed!

View this billboard southbound on I-135 to Lindsborg Bethany Swedes succeed! Our students are confident because of the wide background of knowledge, skills, and experiences they gain at Bethany. These enable them to take on challenges and conquer them. Dr. Keir Swisher ‘02 is just one example of our successful Swedes. Swisher is the co-medical director of the Salina Regional Health Center Emergency Department as a board certified emergency medicine physician.

Bethany enrolls largest student body in over 15 years

Bethany College’s fall student body is the largest enrolled in over 15 years. With 665 students, the student body increased 8.3 percent from last fall. Driving the growth is the freshmen class, which grew to 184 students, up 40.5 percent from last fall. This is the largest freshmen class since 1997.

Prepare for fall with the Summer Swede

The Summer Swede is here with everything new students need to know to get ready for their first year as Bethany Swedes! Check your mail for your copy view it

What’s next for the Class of 2013

Bethany College alumni welcomed 116 new members to their ranks when the Class of 2013 graduated on May 19. This class joins thousands of other Swedes whose adventures are unique except for one fact—that they began at Bethany. Here are some of our newest graduates’ next plans as submitted to the Alumni Office. If you have your own alumni news, you can submit it online.

Bethany graduates the Class of 2013

On May 19, Bethany College honored 116 students who earned Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, and Bachelor of Music Education degrees from the college during the 2012-2013 academic year. Summer, fall, interterm, and spring graduates participated in baccalaureate worship and commencement ceremonies on campus. The event was live tweeted using the hashtag #bcgrads2013 to celebrate with both on- and off-campus Bethany community members. View the photo gallery of the event courtesy Turner Photography.

Engage the Future Vision and Comprehensive Campaign Announced

LINDSBORG, KAN., October 17, 2011—During a celebration of the 130th anniversary of Bethany College on October 7, President Edward F. Leonard III announced Bethany’s 20-year strategic vision and first comprehensive campaign, Engage the Future. The campaign’s stretch goal is to raise $25 million by the end of 2014 in this first campaign and begin to transform Bethany for its 150th anniversary in 2031.