Bethany in Kansas event rescheduled for March 6

All friends and supporters of Bethany College are invited to a reception on March 6 in support of the Bethany in Kansas annual-fund campaign.

Guests are encouraged to bring contributions or pledges for the 2010 Bethany College annual fund. A reception will be held from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in at the Swedish Country Inn in downtown Lindsborg. Light refreshments will be served.

President Ed Leonard will give a presentation about the college, as well as offer a question and answer session. Bethany College students and staff will also be available.

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Bethany College addresses budget

During its meeting Oct. 30-31, the Bethany College Board of Directors affirmed actions to reach a balanced budget at this end of this fiscal year.

During his State of the College Address on November 3, Bethany College President Edward F. Leonard III shared with the campus community performance results on strategic goals and an updated financial state of the college.

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Bethany Board of Directors approves two sabbatical leaves addresses budget

During its meeting Oct. 30-31, the Bethany College Board of Directors set goals to maintain a balanced budget, had dinner with students and approved sabbatical leaves for two professors.

In business action, the Board of Directors approved updates to the faculty handbook. They also affirmed actions to reach a balanced budget at this end of this fiscal year.

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Bethany College Advancement Office hosts auction

Bethany College will celebrate its Homecoming 2009 with four days of events from October 8-11. Highlights include a business career conference; a fall alumni awards dinner; a talent show with crowning of Homecoming royalty; an auction and a Homecoming football game versus Bethel College.

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Bethany rises in top college rankings

Earning the highest spot for a Kansas college in its category, Bethany College has been ranked as 30th in the Midwest region of U.S. News and World Report’s 2010 “Best Baccalaureate Colleges”.

A rise from last year’s 37th-place rank, which itself was a significant increase, this also marks the third straight year that Bethany has been classified in the top tier of the Midwest region.

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Bethany’s Pearson Professor to teach about genetics

Peter Savolainen, an international expert in genetics and the evolution of the domestic dog, will serve as Pearson Distinguished Professor of Swedish Studies at Bethany College this fall.

The Pearson Distinguished Professorship in Swedish Studies is endowed by a generous gift from the late Gerald “Bud” Pearson. It was created so that students, faculty, staff and community members can explore and understand ways in which modern Swedish culture and experience can be learned and incorporated into their own lives.

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Alumni will be Honored During Bethany Homecoming

Homecoming 2008 at Bethany College will include recognition of nine alumni who have made important contributions to academics, athletics and society.

Honorees will be presented with awards at the Fall Awards Dinner on Oct. 10.

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