SGA elects new officers

SGAButtonBethany 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
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Dr. Pigge earns honor

On Sunday, April 17, Bethany College’s Joyce Pigge was inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame.

Joyce Pigge2_webDane 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>

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Handbell reunion concert

PEARSON CENTER DEDICATION 0112Former members of the Bethany College Handbell Ensemble will gather on Saturday, April 30 for a day of fellowship and music that will conclude with a concert at 4 p.m. in Presser Auditorium.

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.

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Bethany Sunday

Candles-(3)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.

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Senior show in gallery

maddy - installation 2An exhibition of work by Madison Shetlar, a Bethany College senior from Salina, is on display now through April 21 at the Mingenback Art Center.

Shetlar is an Art Education major with a focus in ceramics. The exhibition includes work from various medias such as sculpture, drawing, printmaking, painting, as well as ceramics. Shetlar plans to graduate in May 2016 and will continue to pursue her passion for art by teaching Visual Arts at LaCrosse Middle/High School beginning next fall in LaCrosse, Kansas.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. Mingenback Art Center Gallery, located at the corner of Olsson and Second Streets in Lindsborg, is open daily Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, please contact the Art Department at (785) 227-3380, ext. 8244 or by email:

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Jazz band in Wichita


The Bethany College Jazz Band, under the direction of Sean Keasling, attended the Wichita Jazz Festival on Friday, April 15. The ensemble will part of a number of attending groups facilitated by visiting jazz artists. This year’s headliner group is the Joe Lovano Classic Quartet.

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Search takes next steps

BethSealThe search for the next President of Bethany College is progressing on schedule.  Following reference checking of a limited group of candidates the Search Committee met on April 13 and selected candidates who have been invited to Wichita on April 24 or 25 to meet with the Search Committee.

On completion of the Wichita interviews the committee will select two or three finalist candidates to be invited to participate in more extensive on-campus interviews with a broad range of Bethany constituents.  These interviews will occur May 2, 4, or 6 on the Bethany campus. The Board of Directors is expecting to receive a Search Committee recommendation during its May 13-14 meeting and at that time plan to elect Bethany’s 14th president.

“Thank you for your interest and support as this very important process moves to a successful conclusion,” Committee Chair Sean Patty said.

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Senior shows art

headshot_mealiffA senior art exhibition by Elsie Mealiff will be displayed in Mingenback Art Center Gallery from April 23 through April 28, 2016.

The exhibit includes a variety of paintings, drawings, and prints that explore human relationships, the experience of mark making, and the interactions of mixed media. There will be a reception and gallery talk on Saturday April 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the gallery.

Elsie Mealiff is a Pre-Professional Art Therapy major from Beloit, Kansas, and will receive her bachelors degree from Bethany College this May.

This event is free and open to the public. Mingenback Art Center Gallery, located at the corner of Olsson and Second streets in Lindsborg, is open daily Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For further information please contact the Art Department at 785-227-3380, ext. 8244 or by email:

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Student gain experience

Maddie Wingate test
Cale Green & Josh Smith setup

Students in Exercise Physiology recently traveled to Manhattan, Kansas to an exercise physiology lab experience at Kansas State University. The lab included three mini-labs in respiration, anaerobic threshold, and VO2 Max. Twelve students and Dr. David Slack, athletic training program director, attended the sessions and another group will attend in April.

Pictured are Maddie Klotzback (top photo) and Cale Green along with KSU instructor, Josh Smith (bottom photo.)

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Program welcomes students

AT Cohort Fall 2016

The Bethany College Athletic Training program has accepted its newest cohort group. These students are prepared to enter the program in the 2016 fall term. Pictured from left are: (front) Dr. David Slack, program director, Melanie D’Amour, Kayla Anthony, Jimmy Caiola, clinical experiences coordinator, and Dallas Fenn, assistant athletic trainer; (back) ChyAnn Campbell, Chavaz Jackson, and Shannon Markey.

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