Bethany College Receives Smoky Valley Community Foundation Grant

Bethany College has received the Fall 2013 Smoky Valley Community Enhancement Fund of $1,500, the Department of Athletics announced Tuesday.

Dean of Athletics Dane Pavlovich and Head Athletic Trainer Laura Stenlund, in conjunction with the athletic training staff, applied for the grant in October 2013 to help fund the iStrike-RAS (Remote Alarm System). Continue reading

Bethany College Officially Welcomes Pia Sundhage

1520809_10152188871859245_2001030010_nPia Sundhage coached the United States women’s soccer team from 2008 to 2012, winning Olympic gold medals in Beijing and London and taking second place in the 2011 FIFA World Cup. In December 2012, she stepped down to return home as Sweden’s national team coach.

Named 2012 FIFA World Coach of the Year, Sundhage has been nominated as FIFA Coach of the Year four consecutive times. Her impressive record includes coaching the U.S. team to 88-6-1 and winning 11 tournaments, including three Algarve Cups. She is known for her uniquely positive and unassuming coaching style. She began her first practice with the U.S. team after they lost the 2007 World Cup by playing Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are A-Changin’” on her guitar, and the team said farewell by singing her “You Are My Sunshine” and giving her a guitar they autographed. Continue reading

Bethania Band Symposium

The Bethany College Music Department will be holding the Bethania Band Symposium on Thursday, Feb. 6. The event will begin at 9:45 and will include workshops on clarinet, saxophone and flute techniques as well as a panel discussion on teaching woodwinds. Courtney Long, Jay Steinberg, and Paula Patterson will be leading the workshops. The symposium will conclude with a keynote address from Gail Konzem, Chair of the Bethany College Education Department. Continue reading

Priority Seats Now on Sale

Priority Seats for the 133rd Messiah Festival of the Arts concert events in Lindsborg, Kan., are now on sale.  Priority Seating runs Jan. 1st through Feb. 15th, and allows patrons to save their favorite seats year after year.

Concert offerings this season include “Messiah Mosaic” on Palm Sunday, featuring the renowned Apollo Chamber Brass quintet from Denver, CO;  Bach’s “Passion According to St. Matthew” on Good Friday; and the traditional Handel’s “Messiah” on Easter Sunday, performed by the Bethany Oratorio Society and directed by Dr. Mark Lucas.  Continue reading

2014 Messiah Festival Theme and Season Offerings announced

The Messiah Festival of the Arts announces the theme for the 2014 season, “With One Voice.”   This theme was chosen to reflect the three fine arts mediums of the Messiah Festival – art, music, and theatre – coming together in perfect harmony to create this festival of the arts.  Additionally, each individual art medium has its own ‘voice’ to share within the larger whole, be it a physical voice, as in music, or a conceptual voice, as in theatre and art.   The Scriptural inspiration for this theme is Ecclesiastes 4:12: “A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”

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