From Oct. 13 to 16, the Education Department will host a three-day accreditation visit from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Kansas State Department of Education to pursue state and national validation as an outstanding school of teacher education preparation. Since 1954, Bethany College has been continually accredited by both organizations and has the distinction of being a charter institution of NCATE.
The clinic, titled “Real Men Sing – Gilbert,” concluded with a concert open to the public. The clinic stemmed from the Young Men’s Vocal Workshop that Lucas founded while teaching at the University of Oklahoma.
Professor of Art A. Mary Kay and Associate Professor of Art Frank Shaw will exhibit selections of recent work from Oct. 4 to Nov. 1 at the Erman B. White Gallery at Butler Community College in Eldorado, Kan. A reception to meet the artists will be held on Oct. 4 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Bethany College will host a presentation by Ed Scharlau of the organization Water to Thrive about the need for clean water at Bethany College on Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 11 to 11:50 a.m. in Burnett Center.
The presentation is free and open to the public. The presentation is hosted by Assistant Professor of Biology Lauren Ivan’s Introduction to Biology class.
On Sept. 10, Bethany hosted a delegation of administrators and faculty members from Karlstad University in Sweden. Representatives from across campus from both institutions met to learn from one another, discuss ways for programs to interact internationally, and strengthen the partnership and exchange agreement formed in 2011 between Bethany and Karlstad.
The essay “Looking Through Pascal’s Window” by Bethany College Associate Professor of Philosophy John Mullen, Ph.D., has been published in the January 2013 issue of Faith and Philosophy: The Journal of the Society of Christian Philosophers.
Bethany College Theatre will hold auditions on Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 3 to 4, from 7 to 10 p.m. in Burnett Center for the fall production of Sarah Ruhl’s “Eurydice,” a beautiful and haunting reimagining of the classic myth of Orpheus.
On Aug. 19, more than 200 Bethany College students, staff, and faculty volunteered for the inaugural “Swede Sweep,” a day devoted to group service projects around Lindsborg. Projects took place across the community as well as along Burma Road and Bethany Drive with McPherson County road crews. More than 170 incoming freshmen and 35 upperclassmen Pathfinder mentors participated.