Bethany receives grant from Kansas Community Gardens Project

Community Garden harvestBethany College’s Community Garden has been awarded a $5,000 grant through the Kansas Community Gardens Project, a joint initiative of the Kansas Health Foundation and K-State Research and Extension.

Bethany’s Community Garden is one of 35 community garden projects in the state to receive this funding, which will help support the purchase and construction of much needed foundational infrastructure, including a permanent irrigation system, tool shed, and winter tunneling supplies.

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Eclectic cast brings “The Cherry Orchard” to life

Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard is the story of a family struggling to save their The Cherry Orchardfamily’s estate. Director Cody Whetstone knew that in order to portray this eccentric family and the servants and friends that surround them, he would have to cast an eclectic group of people.

“We knew this would be a perfect play to work on collaboratively with Bethany College and Broadway RFD,” Whetstone said. “To find such a diverse group of people, we needed both group’s resources.”

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Bethany celebrates Earth Day – now in Lindquist Hall

UPDATE: Events will take place in Lindquist Hall due to weather.

2013 Earth DayBethany College celebrates Earth Day on April 22 with workshops and Chapel service, and a work day all in the Community Garden at 725 N. Kansas Street in Lindsborg, Kan.

All events are open to the public. The Community Garden was first planted on May 3, 2009, to tie the college and community together. Through the processes of fellowship and shared work, participants learn about growing local food and living sustainably. The garden is dedicated to Ken Branch, a Lindsborg resident and 1959 Bethany graduate who has taught anthropology at Bethany. In the past three years, the garden has produced vegetables, fruit, herbs, and flowers.

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“The Cherry Orchard” brings new twist to an old play

The Cherry OrchardTo bring Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard to life for his audiences, director Cody Whetstone made the decision to set the play in modern times.

“The play was written and set in Russia in the early 1900’s,” said Whetstone. “To show how universal Chekhov’s ideas and words are, we’re setting it in modern times. I hope it will help Chekhov’s play resonate with today’s audiences.”

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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!


Swede Volleyball thinks pink

Swedes volleyball will think pink this month as they support breast cancer awareness.

The team will host “Dig for the Cure” night on October 26 during their match against Southwestern College. The team will sport pink uniforms and honor individual survivors.  “The team’s participation in this event is exciting. For me, it’s personal because my sister is a breast cancer survivor. We are grateful to help support research that’s finding a cure for breast cancer,” said Head Volleyball Coach Nathalea Stephenson.

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Bethany College celebrates Recovery Month

City Proclamation 9-7-10Bethany College Counseling Services is proud to partner with the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services-Addiction and Prevention Services to celebrate Recovery Month.

On September 7, Lindsborg Mayor Judy Neuschafer proclaimed that the month of September 2010 will be “National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month.” Throughout the month, members of the Bethany and Lindsborg communities are encouraged to be educated about recovery from substance use disorders.

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Students inducted into honor society

Three new members have been inducted into the Bethany College chapter of Blue Key, an honorary service organization for men.

The inductees include: Michael Klaassen, Marquette, Kan.; Jamie Wollenberg, Newton, Kan.; and Mark Margres, Sayreville, N.J.

Bethany male students who meet GPA requirements and who have reached junior standing are eligible for Blue Key. Eligible students are nominated for membership. In addition to academic success, voters consider overall character when choosing Blue Key members.

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Pearson professor to give public lecture

Per Harling

Per Harling

Per Harling, Bethany College’s 2010-2011 Pearson Distinguished Professor of Swedish Studies, will give his first public address on September 14.

Harling will speak on “The Hymns of Lina Sandell” and lead a hymn sing at 7:30 p.m. in Presser Hall. Sandell, a Swedish composer, wrote many popular songs including “Children of the Heavenly Father,” “Thy Holy Wings” and “Day by Day” as well as many more hymns that have been translated into English. Harling has authored a book about Sandell.

This event is free and open to the public.

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