Assistant Professor of English Lori Brack, M.A., will read her essay “Touching the Buffalo” at the John R. Milton Writers’ Conference on Memory, Remembrance, Commemoration and the American West at the University of South Dakota in October.
Convocation is free and open to the public. Bethany students, staff, and faculty will attend.
The Bethany College Music Department invites members of the media and community to a press conference and reception to meet new faculty members Associate Professor Mark Lucas, Ph.D., Bethany Oratorio Society Conductor and Director of Choral Activities, and Assistant Professor Claudio Re, Ph.D., Director of Bands, on Saturday, Aug. 24, at 4 p.m. in Presser Hall.
Professor Emeritus Eugene Bales, Ph.D., (also retired provost and dean of the college), visited Linnaeus University in Vaxjo, Sweden, in April to present research and Q&A sessions.
Bales’ presented his paper “Education, Diversity, and Justice” to faculty and staff of the Swedish language studies department. The paper explored topics including the expense of education and diversity as a necessity for justice. The paper is available on Bales’ blog, Reflections. He also held a seminar and question-and-answer session on American and Swedish cultures especially for students interested in studying in the U.S.
Bethany college students interviewed senior citizens for their class project in Foundations of Education, taught by Assistant Professor Gretchen Norland. The class focuses on the development of education and how it has been influenced by the values and beliefs of society over hundreds of years. This project gives the Bethany education majors a wonderful opportunity to hear stories of teaching experiences and to glean wisdom and advice from these retired teachers.
In May, Bethany College awarded honorary degrees to William E. Gusenius and John E. Hedeen and the status of professor emeritus to retired Provost and Dean of the College Eugene Bales, Ph.D.
Summer, fall, interterm, and spring graduates participated in baccalaureate worship and commencement ceremonies on campus. The event was live tweeted using the hashtag #bcgrads2013 to celebrate with both on- and off-campus Bethany community members. View the photo gallery of the event courtesy Turner Photography.
Current athletic training students received recognition for their academic achievements in 2012 from the Kansas Athletic Trainer’s Association. Michael Hlavaty, Olmitz, Kan., received Honorable Mention for being a sophomore with a minimum 3.4 GPA. Eric Brown, Topeka, Kan., received Second Team honors for being a junior or senior with a minimum 3.6 GPA. Ashley Conrad, Gillete, Wyo., and Cortni Decker, Washington, Kan., received First Team honors being juniors or seniors with a minimum 3.8 GPA.