The concert will feature various soloists and vocal ensembles of SAI members. A free will offering will be taken. The event is open to the public.
Four Bethany College students were honored by the Kansas Athletic Trainer’s Society (KATS) for outstanding academic achievement in an accredited Athletic Training Program.
Students honored included Trevor Kistler, senior of Mansfield, Texas, first team; Derrick Kaiser, senior of Hoisington Kansas, second team; Kylee Martinez, senior of Lyons Kansas, second team; Samantha Stegner, sophomore of Princeton, Kansas, honorable mention.
KATS awards and criteria for each honor are:
- First team – juniors or seniors with 3.8 KATS honor average
- Second team – juniors or seniors with 3.6 KATS honor average
- Honorable mention – sophomore and above with 3.4 KATS honor average
Three students in the Bethany College Business Policy class are ranked fifth globally on the Mike’s Bikes advanced simulation game. As part of the course, the students formed their company in the simulation and developed the strategic plan for how they would compete in the game. The students increased shareholder value form the original $13.46 per share to $1,272.83 per share in eight weeks.
The students are Josh Hickok, Tanner Wallace and Adam Maisch.
Business Policy is the capstone course for all students majoring in the business department and is instructed by Professor Duke Rogers. The Mike’s Bikes simulation is designed to tie all student coursework together and gives students the opportunity to manager their own company online, competing within a dynamic and competitive environment against other student-run firms. According to Professor Rogers, students gain skills such as learning to formulate strategy, interact with real financial reports, analyze market research, and use forecasting tools for the purpose of strategic planning.
Members of the American Presidency class traveled to Abilene and the Eisenhower Library and Museum recently for a “back-stage” tour of the Library. The class engaged in a brief research project selected by each student, visited the museum, and toured the Eisenhower family home.
Students will present research projects during class beginning April 27 through May 6 at 2 p.m. in Social Science 17. Campus and community is invited to the following presentations:
- April 27 – Roosevelt
- April 29 – Eisenhower and Kennedy
- May 2 – Johnson and Nixon
- May 4 – Reagan and George H.W. Bush
- May 6 – Clinton and George W. Bush
Bethany College Theatre will close out the 2015-16 season with its bi-annual Festival of Student-Directed Short Plays, Friday and Saturday, April 29-30, at 7:30 p.m. in Burnett Center. Tickets are $5 for general admission and $3 for Bethany College students, staff, and faculty.
The first of the evening’s six short plays is David Ives’ “Bolero,” in which a woman’s world threatens to come apart when she and her husband hear strange sounds from the apartment next door in the dead of the night. Kalyn Powers and Isaiah Fabrizius take on the roles of the young couple in the play, directed by Landon Slipke.
Dr. Daniel Masterson, professor of music and department co-chair, attended the Music Teachers National Association Conference held April 2-6 in San Antonio, Texas. Masterson, as the Kansas Music Teachers Association President, represented Kansas at the State Associations meetings.
Besides business meetings, the conference featured many sessions from master teachers and pedagogues, publisher showcases, new technologies for teacher studios, and the finals of MTNA competitions of separate middle school, high school, and collegiate plans for each: piano, piano duets, solo voice, woodwinds, brass, and chamber groups.
Says Masterson, “The most inspiring moments were hearing the winners recitals of the different levels, and the guest artists that were evening highlight events. Also, I was impressed by the Kansas contingency that attended. Kansas is well-represented on the national level with people in key leadership positions, and a number of highly involved teachers who enjoy the camaraderie and inspiration that comes from conferences such as this.”
Bethany students went to the polls recently and elected new Swede Government Association officers for the 2016-2017 academic year. New members will participate in a brief training meeting on May 2 at 7 p.m. in the Levin meeting room in the student union. There are still open positions on the SGA board and write-in nominees will be notified if they would like to accept their nomination.
The new SGA officers are:
- Kylee Ayres, student body president
- Linzi Garcia, executive vice president
- Edward Sengai, business representative
- Mark Klaassen, math/science representative
- Landon Slipke, music/art representative
- Taylor Platt, psychology/criminal justice representative
- Kaylie Ines, religion/philosophy representative
- Stephen Klaassen, sophomore class president
On Sunday, April 17, Bethany College’s Joyce Pigge was inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame.
Dane Pavlovich, Dean of Athletics and Student Development at Bethany College, said, “Joyce is very deserving of being inducted into the Hall of Fame. We rely on her for a great deal of information on our campus, and I know that many other schools have used her as resource for many eligibility questions and guidance over the years. We are fortunate to have Joyce at Bethany College, serving the KCAC and the NAIA.”
Dr. Pigge is a professor of political science at Bethany and has been a member of the Bethany faculty since 1970. She is the History/Political Science Department Chair and coordinates the social studies teaching major and is the pre-law advisor. Dr. Pigge teaches classes in government, constitutional history, constitutional law, international relations, comparative government and sports law. …read more>
The concert will include guest conductor Chris Peck ’96. He is an accomplished handbell ringer and composer. He currently performs with the River City Ringers. Featured pieces will include: “Toccata for a Joyous Day” by Paul McKlveen, “Grazioso” by Arnold Sherman, “Baby Elephant Walk” arranged by Sondra Tucker and “Pirates of the Caribbean” arranged by Kevin McChesney.
The Kanza Quartet, featuring Janelle Flory-Schrock, Kendry Flory, Dani Hanna, and Dr. Melody Steed will perform “Maple Leaf Rag” and “Solace” by Scott Joplin.
A reception will follow the concert in Presser Hall lobby. The concert is free and open to the public.
Trinity Lutheran Church, 2701 24th Street in Great Bend, will host a Bethany College Sunday worship service on Sunday, May 1 at 10:30 a.m. This unique service will feature representatives from Bethany College in Lindsborg.
Special music will be provided by the Bethany Men’s Quartet and the Bethany Women’s Trio. Interim President Robert Vogel will deliver the message during the worship service and a member of the Bethany admissions staff will be on hand to visit with the congregation’s youth.