Water to Thrive presents at Bethany

Ed Scharlau

Ed Scharlau (center) attends the inauguration of an Ethiopian well.

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.

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Delegation from Karlstad University visits Bethany

Karlstad University President Åsa Bergenheim and Bethany College President Edward F. Leonard III

Karlstad University President Åsa Bergenheim and Bethany College President Edward F. Leonard III

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.

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Students make a “Swede Sweep” of Lindsborg

Swede SweepOn 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.

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Music Dept. to hold Aug. 24 press conference and reception

Mark Lucas

Associate Professor of Music Mark Lucas, Ph.D.

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.

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Professor Emeritus lectures at Linnaeus University

Eugene Bales

Professor Emeritus Eugene Bales presented “Education, Diversity, and Justice” at Linnaeus University.

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.

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