A new music opportunity at Bethany College will be introduced this fall when the Bethany Drumline takes the field at Swede football games. The newest music ensemble was announced by Claudio Re, assistant professor of music and director of bands at Bethany.
“I believe music is important to a community,” Re said. “The drumline will support the football team, but I think it will also directly impact our community. Bethany has a long tradition with the Blue Dozen pep band and now we have an opportunity to start a new tradition with the drumline.”
Auditions for the drumline are scheduled for May 10 at Bethany and are open to any student interested in participating in the new program. Audition material may also be submitted via video web-link to Dr. Re at firstname.lastname@example.org. “It’s a good opportunity for non-music majors to get involved in the music program at Bethany,” Re said.
Bethany College alumni Brandon Draper, ‘01, a percussionist from Kansas City, will help get the new program established as a clinician at a pre-season camp. Draper received his degree in music from Bethany and a master degree in percussion from the University of New Mexico. He grew up in Lindsborg and graduated from Smoky Valley High School.
Scholarships will be available to students that qualify and a pre-season camp for new drumline members will be held early this fall. For more information regarding auditions or other questions, please contact Professor Re at (785) 227-3380, ext. 8334.
Name: Mark Klaassen
Major: Biology & Chemistry
Hometown: Marquette, KS
Nominated by: Mark Lucas, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Music, Bethany Oratorio Society Conductor, Director of Choral Activities
Involvements (sports, clubs, organizations): Tri-Beta, Choir, Chamber Choir, Bethany Oratorio Society
Plans for the future: After Bethany I’m hoping to be accepted into Medical school.
Bethany College will celebrate Earth Day: For the Health of It! with a day full of events and activities on April 21.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
10:30 a.m. – Chapel Service – meet in Swenson Chapel in Burnett Center (service outdoors if weather permits)
Works of art by 28 student artists are currently on display as part of the Bethany College Messiah Festival Juried Student Art Exhibition. The annual art exhibition will continue through April 23 in the Mingenback Art Center Gallery on the Bethany campus.
The exhibition features 3-D explorations, ceramics, design, drawings, paintings, photography, printmaking and sculpture created by Bethany students currently taking art classes. Winners were announced on April 13 at a reception held in the gallery. The gallery show is free and open to the public. The Mingenback Art Center Gallery is open daily 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Of the 190 works entered, exhibition jurors selected 72 works for inclusion in this year’s show. Students whose art was selected for inclusion are: Continue reading
Name: David Barbieri
Hometown: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Nominated by: Diane Miller, Part-Time Business Professor
Involvements: Tennis team and Pathfinders
Plans for the future: I want to achieve my goals and be happy. Continue reading
The Messiah Student Art Exhibition begins Saturday, April 12 at the Mingenback Art Center on Bethany College campus. An awards ceremony and reception will be held on Sunday, April 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. with awards given at 1:30 p.m. The exhibit will run through April 24.
Jurors for the exhibit are Linda Ganstrom, professor of art from Fort Hays State University and Teresa Schmidt, professor of art from Kansas State University.
Bethany College will honor six of its alumni at the 2014 Spring Alumni Awards.
John Palmquist ’60 and Sharon (Pearson) Palmquist ’60 will receive the Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award. John and Sharon were both born and raised in Lindsborg. Following their marriage in 1960, they moved to Goodland, Kansas, and taught in the junior high school and later at Goodland High School. In 1999, after 39 years in the Goodland school system, John retired. Sharon retired in 2001 after 28 years ofteaching. They were recognized as Outstanding Educators by the Goodland Alumni Association and the High Plains Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa. Johnserved on NEA-Goodland and KNEA committees, and also on the Standards Board for the State Department of Education. During the 1960’s, Sharonserved as president of the Goodland Teachers Association. In 2007, they moved to Lindsborg, where they are members of Bethany Lutheran Church,serving in its Stephen Ministry Program as well as on various church committees and volunteer activities. John is involved with the Lindsborg CommunityLibrary Board, Kiwanis, and the Smoky Valley Foundation Board. Sharon, a member of the PEO Chapter CC, serves on the Lindsborg CommunityHospital Foundation Board, and has sung in the Messiah chorus for 11 years. John and Sharon served for 15 years as the class agents for the class of1960. They each served two terms on the Alumni Council, and are members of the Stan Talbott Society and Carl Aaron Swensson Society. John was awarded the Alumni Award of Merit in 2000.
Again this year, the two Easter-week oratorio renditions in Lindsborg, which conclude the 10-day annual Messiah Festival of Music and Arts, will be broadcast regionally on radio stations — utilizing the satellite Messiah Festival Radio Network through flagship station WIBW Radio in Topeka.
Both the Good Friday evening, April 18, J.S. Bach oratorio “St. Matthew Passion,” and the Easter Sunday afternoon, April 20, “Messiah,” will be broadcast live. Bach “St. Matthew Passion” will air at 7:15 p.m. and the “Messiah” on air at 2:45 p.m. Preliminary interviews and commentaries for each oratorio broadcast begin 15 minutes before the downbeats.
Five Bethany College students have been selected to perform in the Messiah Festival of the Arts Honors Recital on April 17 at 2:30 p.m. in Presser Hall. The performance is free and open to the public.
Students performing include: Mikhail Zhilin a senior from Rostov-on-Don, Russia; Sarah Doering, a senior from Apex, N.C.; Laura Klaassen, a junior from Marquette, Kan.; Ashley Glover, a junior from Emporia, Kan., all vocalists; and Samantha Anderson, a sophomore from Oberlin, Kan., French Horn.
The Messiah Festival of the Arts begins April 11 and features art, music and theater events through April 20. To purchase tickets, call Bethany’s Messiah Coordinator Blakely Bunning at (785) 227-3311, ext. 8137, between 1 and 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday or e-mail email@example.com.
Name: Carole Stuenkel
Major: Double Major in Interactive Graphic Design and Studio Art with focus in Painting
Hometown: Palmer, KS
Nominated by: Warren Olson, Associate Vice President for Advancement
Involvements (sports, clubs, organizations): Alpha Delta Zeta (Treasurer), Art Club (President), College Choir, Bethany Oratorio Society, Beta Tau Sigma