The Board of Directors celebrates campus improvements, groundbreakings, and the class of 2013

The Bethany College Board of Directors convened for its spring meeting over commencement weekend.

Caf floor plan

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.

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Willie/Cat Golf Memorial Tournament to be held in October

Willie-Cat_logoThe 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.

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Bethany breaks new ground

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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.

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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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Groundbreaking celebration to be held May 18

Bud Pearson Swedish Chapel and Mabee Welcome Center

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.

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Alumnus donates plants for campus landscaping

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Dr. Eller (center) donates foliage every year.

Gordon Eller ’64 donates trees, shrubs, and plants for campus landscaping to Bethany every year. This April, he also donated blueberry bushes and vegetable plants for the community garden. Eller is a retired orthopedic surgeon and has a nursery and landscaping business in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

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Board of Directors plans campus strategy, approves tenure

During its winter retreat, the Bethany College Board of Directors focused on continued strategic planning for the bright future of the college.

The two-day retreat was divided into four conversations and occurred at two locations. The first day was held at Office This in southeast Wichita, the site of Bethany’s partnership with MindFire Academy. The second day was held at the McPherson Country Club.

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Bank of Tescott creates new scholarship

Bank of Tescott Scholarship webThe Bank of Tescott has created an annual Bethany College scholarship with a preference for students from Lindsborg as well as from McPherson county. Mike Sample, chief financial officer; Debbie Jacobson, Lindsborg branch manager; Bethany College President Edward F. Leonard III, and Adam Lackey, credit analyst, are pictured after the scholarship was finalized. Thank you for supporting Bethany students!

 

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Accepts $500,000 challenge grant from the J. E. and L. E. Mabee Foundation

LINDSBORG, KAN., February 14, 2012— Bethany College has accepted a $500,000 challenge grant from the J. E. and L. E. Mabee Foundation to complete fundraising for the Bud Pearson Swedish Chapel and Welcome Center, a new building located at the heart of campus to provide hospitality for all who worship, visit, learn, and work in the Bethany community. Continue reading

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Bethany College alumni to gather in Manhattan

Bethany College Alumni in the Manhattan area are invited to attend a social gathering on July 12 at Little Apply Brewing Co. (1110 Westloop) from 5:30-7 p.m.

Area alumni and friends of the college are invited to get an update on Bethany College and socialize with other Bethany alumni. Appetizers and memorabilia will be provided.

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