Students rank globally

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From left: Josh Hickok, Tanner Wallace, and Adam Maisch.

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.

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Class visits library

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Members of the American Presidency class at the Eisenhower Library, from left: Taylor Stull, William Strommen, Jyll Gamboa, Katherine Kisor, Joleen Chanco, Brandon Skrocki, Brady Yard, and Aaron Cooley.

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
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Spring theatre production

theatreBethany 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.

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Masterson attends national conference

IMG_0227Dr. 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.”

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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: artdepartment@bethanylb.edu.

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Jazz band in Wichita

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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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