Dr. Carl A. and Alma Swensson
Small World Gallery in downtown Lindsborg will host a book signing event to celebrate the wedding anniversary of Bethany College founder Dr. Carl A. Swensson and his wife, Alma.
Karen Humphrey, author of “Grace, Faith and the Power of Singing. The Alma Christina Lind Swensson Story,” will be on hand to sign her book on Wednesday, April 1 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the gallery. Coffee and cupcakes will be served to celebrate the Swensson’s 135th wedding anniversary.
Bethany College, the Lindsborg Arts Council, and the Adam Mickiewicz Institute of Poland will present international touring artist, Maciej Grzybowski, in a piano recital on Saturday, March 1 at 4pm at Presser Hall. The program will include works by: JS Bach, Schumann, Szymański, Paderewski, Rachmaninoff, and Chopin. Grzybowski will perform on the new Shigeru-Kawai Grand Piano recently gifted to Bethany College by the LaRue Frazier family of Colorado. The concert is free and open to the public. Free will donations will be accepted. Continue reading
The Second Annual Bethany Grace Race will be held Saturday, April 19, 2014 in Lindsborg, Kansas during the Messiah Festival weekend. The 5k event will begin on the campus of Bethany College at Hahn Gym and proceed through the town of Lindsborg, ending back at the Field House. The Bethany Grace Race is open to all ages and will provide support for the mission of Bethany College…”to educate, develop, and challenge individuals to reach for truth and excellence as they lead lives of faith, learning, and service.” Area residents, community members, and Bethany students, faculty, and alumni are encouraged to participate! Continue reading
A new semester at Bethany means another round of Table Talk! Continue reading
Bethany College’s Religion Department is beginning a new program to reach out into the community. The hope is to begin annually offering a 1 hour course for local clergy and lay people to audit. Continue reading
The Bethany College Art Department invites the public to its annual art sale on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13 and 14, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Community Room of Bank of America in Lindsborg.
Bethany College’s 12th Annual Alternative Gift Market ended on November 16. The market ran for a week and through partnership with local businesses, over $2,000 was raised to help communities around the world be more sustainable.
Amy Kay Pavlovich, owner of Connected enjoyed hosting this year’s market. “I appreciate the work of Alternative Gifts International and it is a good fit with the Fair Trade store. It was really fun for me to get to be around students in this setting.”
The annual music event, Jultide at Bethany, will be held Dec. 8 at 4 p.m. in Presser Hall (regardless of weather).
This festival of lessons and carols will feature the Bethany College Choir directed by Mark Lucas, Ph.D., the Handbell Ensemble directed by Melody Steed, D.M.A., and the Bethany College/Lindsborg Community Orchestra directed by Daniel Masterson, D.M.A. Also featured will be the Bethany College Chamber and Chapel choirs and Dalkoren. Pre-concert music will be provided by the Bethany Concert Band directed by Claudio Re, Ph.D.
The Bethany College Jazz Ensemble will present its winter concert in Burnett Center on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m. The concert was rescheduled due to inclement weather on the original date.
The concert will feature students Nichol DeChant singing “Come Fly With Me” and “Letter From Home” with Tyler Brenneman playing piano. Community saxophone player Anneliese Reinert will also be featured in “Georgia on My Mind.”
Shop Bethany College’s Alternative Gift Market from Nov. 9 to 16 in downtown Lindsborg at Connected Fair Trade on 131 N. Main Street. The market will be open during normal store hours, on Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday from 12:30 to 5 p.m.
The market offers shares of charitable projects through Alternative Gifts International, an interfaith agency that raises funds for global gifts through nationwide gift markets and individual donors. Shoppers will learn about numerous charitable projects and choose to which they want to contribute. In return, they receive an ornament as a token of appreciation. Instead of a traditional present, they can give the ornament to let the recipient know a charitable donation has been made in their name.