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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High schools attend the Bethania Pre-Audition Choral Workshop

Bethania Choral Workshop 2013More 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.

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

Keir Swisher

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.

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What’s next for the Class of 2013

CAMPUS    5742Bethany 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.

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Bethany graduates the Class of 2013

Class of 2013On 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.

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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. Continue reading

Ranked in Top Five Midwest Colleges with Lowest Student Debt by U.S. News & World Report

LINDSBORG, KAN., September 19, 2011—Bethany College has been ranked as a Best Regional College by U.S. News & World Report. Bethany earned placement in the top five colleges with the lowest student debt upon graduation and ranked No. 49 overall. This marks the fifth consecutive year that Bethany has been classified in the top tier of the Midwest region. Bethany also ranked 12th in average amount of need-based aid awarded, 20th in campus ethnic diversity, and 20th in most international students. Continue reading