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.
Maciej Grzybowski was born in Warsaw, Poland. He embarked on his artistic career in 1990 performing extensively across Europe and the United States, recording CDs, as well as for radio and TV. He has specialized in 20th century works and has premiered original works, both as a solo artist and in collaborative efforts (chamber music).
Walter Arlen of Los Angeles Times states of Grzybowski’s performance, “HE BREATHES THE MUSIC and brings out character no one else has found in it. (…) He is a phenomenon, a marvel, a miracle, a special kind of genius.” Jakub Polaczyk, Pittsburg, PA claims, ”Grzybowski’s remarkable intepretations are really unique, with uncommon treatment of time, and a great sense of form. His many marvelous ways of sound articulation reminded me of the greatest piano masters such as: Vladimir Horowitz or Glenn Gould. He also proved to be a master of the polyphonic voices and the repetition technique.”
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!
Additional information and on-line registration may be found on the Bethany Grace Race website at http://www.active.com/lindsborg-ks/running/distance-running-races/bethany-grace-race-2014
Bethany Grace Race registration forms are also available at Presser Hall on the campus of Bethany College. Registration is $25.00 with all funds to benefit Bethany College. Shirts for participants, as well as medals, to the top three runners in each age group, will be provided.
Mark your calendars now for this event and plan to join in the fun! Start time is 8:00 a.m. Bring a friend, a neighbor, and/or a relative, and enjoy your time together at the Bethany Grace Race!
A new semester at Bethany means another round of Table Talk!
Students, Staff, Faculty, and Members of the wider Lindsborg Community are welcome to join us at the Ol Stuga on the second and fourth Wednesdayof each month to think about the relationship between the Lutheran Church and Higher Education (Feb 12, Feb 26, Mar 12, Mar 26, Apr 9, & Apr 23). We are going to talk about parts of the ELCA social statement on Education, which is freely available at http://www.elca.org/Faith/Faith-and-Society/Social-Statements/Education
. Come once or come every time, all are welcome! Hope to see you there!
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.
This semester, the department is piloting this idea with “Problems in Christian Ethics.” The course will be taught Monday nights from 7:00pm-8:00pm in room 24 of the Social Science Building starting January 27th. The course will consider questions such as: Is Christian morality different from secular morality? What are the rules or virtues that inform Christian ethics? Are communities and congregations ethically responsible just like Christian individuals? These, and other, questions will be addressed as we discuss current social concerns such as healthcare, just war, violence, and environmental sustainability.
Any questions, please contact Dr. Adam Pryor by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: (785) 227-3380, ext. 8213.
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.
Bethany College genetics students will lead forums on “his” and “her” health and Type II diabetes during the Lindsborg Community Hospital’s “Vision: Health at Vision_Tek” on Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. The event is possible thanks to grant funding from the Smoky Valley Community Foundation’s Healthy Living Fund and the McPherson County Community Foundation’s D/N fund.
The forums will address gender-specific cancers, an overview of colon cancer, and the role of genetics in disease, risk factors for each disease, strategies for prevention, how and when to visit with your medical provider, and the value of self-examination and screening tests.