Gallery show opens

Messiah Exhibition 001A drawing, painting and print exhibit entitled ‘Transformations’ by Teresa Schmidt will be displayed in Mingenback Gallery October 24 through November 21, 2014.

Schmidt is a Professor of Arts and Coordinator of Drawing at Kansas State University. She received her BA and MA at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington and her MFA at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. Schmidt’s work has been included in numerous solo and invitational exhibits. She has received awards in international, national, regional and state exhibitions, as well as being accepted in national, regional, state & local juried exhibits.

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Fall Concert

CONCERT BAND  0020The Bethany College and Lindsborg Community Orchestra will perform in its Fall Concert on Sunday, Nov. 2 at 4 p.m. in Presser Hall Auditorium. The concert is free is open to the public.

The concert will feature musicians from Bethany College and the Lindsborg community performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto in G Major, Mendelssohn’s Symphony in D Major, and Haydn’s Te Deum. Dan Masterson, associate professor of music at Bethany College, will conduct and perform piano. The Bethany Choir and Dalkoren will also perform. Guest conductors include Claudio Re, assistant professor of music and band director; and Mark Lucas, associate professor and director of choral activities.

Featured Student of the Week – Aaron Silco

Aaron Silco (6)1Name: Aaron Silco

Major:  Religion

Hometown:  Littleton, Colorado

Involvements:  Pi Sigma Chi Fraternity, Peer Ministry, Campus Ministry

Plans for the future:  Take some time off after graduation and teach English abroad and then eventually seminary

Why did you choose to go to Bethany:  My grandmother went to Bethany

Here is Aaron’s Bethany Story….

One of the most positive experiences I have had at Bethany was when I pledged Pi Sigma Chi as a freshman. The experience of pledging not only gave me brothers for life but allowed me to grow as a person and better overcome hardship.

Junior College Workshop

messiah dress rehearsalBand and choir members from community colleges in Kansas will gather at Bethany College on Thursday, October 30 for a day-long workshop and 5 p.m. performance in Presser Hall. This is the first year Bethany has offered the Junior College Honor Band and Choir workshop and will bring together musicians from at least six community colleges across the state.

“Our intent is to provide an atmosphere in which junior college most talented students may join together with others to make music in a non-competitive environment,” Professor Claudio Re, director of bands at Bethany College, said.

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2014 Fall Theatre

Theatre Department Announces Fall Production

theatreChildren’s theatre will be the focus of this year’s Fall Theatre Production at Bethany College. Two short plays will be presented on Friday, Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 3 p.m. in the Burnett Center for Performing Arts at Bethany. Ticket prices are $5 for adults and $2 for children 12 years old and under.

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Featured Student of the Week – Michelle Rambo

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Name: Michelle Rambo

Major: Criminal Justice and Business Administration

Hometown: Greenwood, South Carolina

Involvements (sports, clubs, organizations): Tennis, Swede Government Association, Law and Order Club, Bethany Ambassadors, Beta Tau Sigma Honorary Scholastic Society, Pathfinder, Alpha Phi Sigma Honorary Society, City of Lindsborg Public Safety Advisory Committee

Plans for the future: I want to work for a federal law enforcement agency after I receive some experience in a local or state law enforcement agency.

Why did you choose to go to Bethany? I chose Bethany for many reasons.  I really liked the idea of the small class sizes, the opportunity to build relationships with the professors and faculty on campus, along with all of the opportunities to get involved on campus, and I wanted to play tennis here.

Here is Michelle’s Bethany Story….

A positive experience I have had while attending Bethany would have to be the opportunities for the internships I have had. This past summer, I had the opportunity to intern at the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) in Norfolk, VA, and I don’t think I would have been as prepared to go through the internship if I had chosen another college to go to.  I could relate a lot from what I learned inside the classroom to the Special Operations squad that I worked in, and I can now relate what I learned throughout the internship inside the classroom.  The NCIS internship was important to me because I could see myself working for the agency in the future, in addition to gaining invaluable experience while working closely with the agents.  It was exciting to enter the internship with agents that were welcoming and committed to the interns and helped us receive the most experience out in the field.  I could not have gone through the entire process without the support I received from professors, staff, and faculty from Bethany College.

Bethany Jazz Festival

Bob Montgomery

Bob Montgomery

The Bethany College 2014 Jazz Festival will feature a performance by the Bob Montgomery Quintet at 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 23 in Presser Hall Auditorium. The concert will bring to a close a full day of live jazz performances – all free and open to the public.

Jazz ensembles from the area will perform throughout the day and attend a clinic conducted by Montgomery in the afternoon. Montgomery is an internationally recognized performing artist who has appeared throughout Europe, Australia, Canada, China, Mexico, Japan, Great Britain, New Zealand and the United States. He has performed in back-up orchestras for such artists as Sammy Davis Jr., Diana Ross, Tony Bennett, Quincy Jones, Nancy Wilson, and many more.

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Softball earns honors

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-Swedes Softball

The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) has announced the Top 10 All-Academic Teams for each division. The Bethany College softball team held the sixth highest team grade point average in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), earning NFCA NAIA All-Academic Team honors.

The Swedes recorded a 3.513 team GPA for the 2013-2014 academic year, leading all softball teams in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC).

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Homecoming special guests

Fort Riley B Quintet

– Fort Riley Brass Quintet

The brass quintet from the Fort Riley 1st Infantry Division Band will perform with the Blue Dozen and Alumni Band during the Bethany Homecoming football game on Saturday, October 11.

The Swedes will take on Southwestern College at 1:30 p.m. at Lindstsrom Field in Lindsborg. For a complete schedule of Homecoming and Family Weekend activities, continue reading here.

KICA recognizes faculty member

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– Aaron Yoder

The Kansas Independent College Association (KICA) proudly announced the selection of eighteen college faculty members to receive the association’s inaugural Faculty of Distinction award.  Among those being honored is Bethany College faculty member, Aaron Yoder, cross country and track coach. Yoder was also awarded the Donna Meredith Humphreys Award by Bethany College at its annual honors banquet in May.

The KICA Faculty of Distinction program celebrates excellence and achievement among faculty at the 18 accredited private colleges and universities in Kansas.  Throughout their existence, these colleges, which included the oldest colleges in Kansas, have emphasized the importance of classroom teaching, personal attention to each and every student, and a commitment to character, values, and learning through every facet of their graduates’ lives.  The 2014 KICA Faculty of Distinction honorees are exemplars of this approach to college education and serve as models for educators everywhere. The honorees will recognized at a workshop and award luncheon on the campus in Topeka, Kansas, on October 21, 2014.

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