Bethany College will host a poetry reading with Jason Ryberg and David Smith and on Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Nelson 116 Coffee Shop located in Nelson Science Center on campus.
The reading is free and open to the public. Ryberg and Smith will read excerpts from a new book they co-authored, “Beauty Parlors, Train Yards And Everything In Between.” Open-mic night will follow.
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.”
Bethany College @ MindFire Academy will host exhibitions of University of Kansas Art Professor Norman Akers’ color prints and Bethel College Art Professor David Long’s ceramics at its art gallery at 3805 E. Harry, Suite 105, in Wichita, Kan., until Final Friday on Nov. 22 when a closing reception will be held from 7 to 9 p.m.
The Bethany College Symphonic Band will perform a concert on Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Presser Hall.
The concert will feature works by Erickson, Nelson, King, Holst, Holsinger, and Stevens. The Bethany College Symphonic Band brings together talented wind, brass, and percussion players to perform wind ensemble and symphonic band music from a repertory that spans the sixteenth through the twenty-first centuries. The group is conducted by Assistant Professor of Music Claudio Re, Ph.D.
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The Bethany College Autumn Student Art Exhibition will be on display at Mingenback Art Center from Nov. 11 to 22.
This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Bethany College Art Department, the show features works by students currently enrolled in art classes. The diverse exhibit showcases a variety of styles and different types of work, including ceramics, crafts, design, drawing, painting, and sculpture.
Bishop Brian Maas of the ELCA Nebraska Synod will visit Bethany College from Nov. 17 to 18 to participate in the college’s ongoing dialog about what it means to be a college of the Lutheran church.
The public is invited to a welcoming reception on Sunday, Nov. 17, at 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Connected Fair Trade, located at 131 N. Main in Lindsborg. Make your RSVP to Campus Pastor Noni Strand by Friday, Nov. 15, at noon at firstname.lastname@example.org or (785) 227-3380, 8340.
The community is also invited to hear Maas preach during Chapel service on Monday, Nov. 18, at 10:30 a.m. in Burnett Center.
Bethany College Assistant Professor of Music Claudio Re, Ph.D., and Sarah Bernard-Stevens from Kansas Wesleyan University will be the guest conductors for the Heart of America Band concert on Nov. 10 at 3 p.m. at Clay County Community High School.
The band performs once per year. Its membership is invitation-only and includes public school teachers and passionate musicians from the area. Free will donations will be accepted.
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.
Randy Berry, U.S. Consul General in Amsterdam and Bethany College alumnus of 1987, presented “A Diplomat’s Role in the 21st Century” at Messiah Lutheran Church on Oct. 28.
In his talk, Berry discussed the role a diplomat plays given the current national context. He has been instrumental in assisting countries in political reform, along with involvement in urgent humanitarian needs.
Bethany College gave Fall Awards Recognition during Homecoming weekend. Honorees included (left to right) Cheryl and Bud Rothgeb (Bethany Athletic Association Award of Merit), Jeff Edwards ’01 (Athletic Hall of Honor), Bethany College President Edward F. Leonard III, Bethany College Head Softball Coach Janice Esses ’01 (Alumni Coach of the Year), Jodi (Strathman) Green ’03 (Athletic Hall of Honor), A. John ‘59 and Carol Pearson (Bethany Athletic Association Award of Merit), and Leon Brice Leon ’73 (Athletic Hall of Honor) (not pictured) whose posthumous award was accepted by his father, Eugene Leon.
Bethany College honored Athletic Hall of Honor inductees, Alumni Coach of the Year, and Bethany Athletic Association Award of Merit recipients during the Fall Alumni Awards Recognition during Homecoming weekend.
The three alumni inducted into the Athletic Hall of Honor were Jeff Edwards ’01, Brice Leon ‘73 (awarded posthumously), and Jodi Strathman ’03. The Bethany College Athletic Hall of Honor gives recognition to individuals whose performance on the athletic field during their time at Bethany College was noteworthy and exemplary of high standards for which Bethany College athletics historically have been known.