Bethany College invites the community to attend Bethany Sunday at Bethany Lutheran Church for worship on Oct. 6 at 10:30 a.m.
Bethany Sunday will end the Homecoming weekend with worship at the college’s founding church. Associate Professor of Music Mark Lucas, Ph.D., will lead the Bethany College Choir and Associate Professor of Music Melody Steed, D.M.A., will lead the Handbell Ensemble. President Edward Leonard III will also speak.
The Fall Alumni Awards Recognition takes place in Stroble-Gibson Center following Bethany Sunday. For more information, contact the Alumni Office at (785) 227-3380, ext. 8270.
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Still dressed in practice gear, the Bethany softball players are busy in the evenings making calls for the Bethany Annual Phonathon to raise awareness of Bethany and to raise support for the Annual Fund.
Karlstad University President Åsa Bergenheim and Bethany College President Edward F. Leonard III
On Sept. 10, Bethany hosted a delegation of administrators and faculty members from Karlstad University in Sweden. Representatives from across campus from both institutions met to learn from one another, discuss ways for programs to interact internationally, and strengthen the partnership and exchange agreement formed in 2011 between Bethany and Karlstad.
Associate Professor of Music Mark Lucas, Ph.D.
The Bethany College Music Department invites members of the media and community to a press conference and reception to meet new faculty members Associate Professor Mark Lucas, Ph.D., Bethany Oratorio Society Conductor and Director of Choral Activities, and Assistant Professor Claudio Re, Ph.D., Director of Bands, on Saturday, Aug. 24, at 4 p.m. in Presser Hall.
Bethany College will host a community Fiscal New Year’s Eve party from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on the lawn of Sjogren Center behind Presser Hall on June 28.
The celebration will ring in the new fiscal year, which begins July 1, and celebrate the current year’s many successes.
The Bethany College Board of Directors convened for its spring meeting over commencement weekend.
Plans for Cafeteria Remodel
The board was updated on several facilities and technology upgrades taking place this summer, including projects in the cafeteria and Alma Swensson Hall. The cafeteria in Pihlblad Memorial Union will be renovated in a cost-sharing project between Bethany and Sodexo food services. The nearly half-million-dollar remodel will improve the speed and service to students by reducing bottlenecks and creating a space to purchase food after-hours. Alma Swensson Hall will become a living and learning community for freshmen students and will be enhanced by adding classroom and meeting spaces.
The Fifth Bi-Annual “Willie/Cat” Golf Memorial Tournament will be held during Homecoming and Hyllningsfest weekend on October 4 starting at 10 a.m. at the Salina Municipal Golf Course. Proceeds will benefit the Terrible Swede Sculpture Project in remembrance of Bruce Nelson and Kim Wilson, members of the class of 1975, with a special remembrance of Robert “Al” Hehre and Kim Wallace.
Chair of the Board Jim Martin ’68
Nearly 200 guests joined Bethany College to break new ground on May 18 on the amphitheatre lawn and celebrate the new Bud Pearson Swedish Chapel and J.E. and L.E. Mabee Welcome Center and the education initiative called Bethany Pathway.
View additional pictures on Bethany’s Facebook, read live tweets from the day with the Twitter hashtag #bcgroundbreaking, and watch the event on Bethany’s YouTube.
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.
Bud Pearson Swedish Chapel and Mabee Welcome Center
Bethany College will host a public groundbreaking celebration for the Bud Pearson Swedish Chapel and Mabee Welcome Center on May 18 at 3 p.m. on the Amphitheatre lawn.