Bethany College is hosting a Worship Symposium on January 22-23 in the Bud Pearson Swedish Chapel on campus. The symposium, titled "Collaborate, Integrate, and Innovate: CREATING VITAL WORSHIP," is designed for Clergy,
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.
Bethany College will welcome renowned Swedish author Jan Arnald to campus in April as the 2015 Pearson Professor of Swedish Studies. Regarded as one of the finest literary crime writers in Scandinavia, celebrated author, critic and editor Jan Arnald is the man behind the bestselling “Intercrime” series, written under the pen name of Arne Dahl. The highly praised series of novels has sold more than 2.5 million copies and has won distinguished awards in Germany, Denmark and Sweden. The series has been translated into more than 25 languages and several titles are available in the United States. The novels were adapted for television and aired in Great Britian, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Netherlands and Belgium, Japan, and across Latin America.
Jultide at Bethany, the holiday celebration of Christ’s birth featuring the many music ensembles of Bethany College and the Smoky Valley region, will be performed Sunday, December 7 at 4 p.m. in Presser Hall Auditorium on the campus of Bethany College. This year’s performance, “The Long Awaited Gift,” will feature the Bethany Oratorio Society and the Jultide Children’s Choir.
– Steed “Old Friends Making New Music,” the upcoming faculty recital at Bethany College, will be performed on Sunday, November 9 at 3 p.m. in Presser Hall auditorium. The organ recital will feature Melody Steed, assistant academic dean and professor of organ at Bethany College. Admission to the recital is free and open to all. Guest artists joining Steed on stage will be Keith Benjamin on trumpet, JoDee Davis, trombone, and Patricia Higdon on piano. Steed, Benjamin and Davis all met as students at the University of Northern Iowa.
– “The Watchman Waits”, crayon and graphite drawing A drawing, painting and print exhibit entitled ‘Transformations’ by Teresa Schmidt will be displayed in Mingenback Gallery October 24 through November 21, 2014. Schmidt is a Professor of Arts and Coordinator of Drawing at Kansas State University. She received her BA and MA at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington and her MFA at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. Schmidt’s work has been included in numerous solo and invitational exhibits. She has received awards in international, national, regional and state exhibitions, as well as being accepted in national, regional, state & local juried exhibits.
The Bethany College and Lindsborg Community Orchestra will perform in its Fall Concert on Sunday, Nov. 2 at 4 p.m. in Presser Hall Auditorium. The concert is free is open
Kris Ericson Bethany College students will officially be welcomed to campus at the school’s annual Opening Convocation on Friday, August 22 at 10 a.m. in Presser Hall Auditorium. Kris Ericson, president of Bethany College Board of Directors, will be the guest speaker at the event.
On August 9, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Bethany College @ MindFire will open its doors to the public. This is a chance for prospective students and curiosity seekers to learn more about creating their future as a digital artist. The tour offers everyone a chance to see firsthand how they can get an exceptional education, in Wichita, in the digital arts and earn a bachelor of arts in the field. Guests will also see demonstrations of the motion capture stage (the only one in the region) and see work previous students created.
As part of its growing commitment to community outreach and education, Bethany College @ MindFire invites the public to MindFire Connect 2014, a free educational event, on June 28. MindFire Connect 2014 will give everyone a unique opportunity to speak to digital arts professionals working in both Wichita and Hollywood, including 3D animators who worked on Academy Award winning films, designed games for XBOX and music producers of hit records. This exciting event is free and open to the public.