Masterson Recital

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Daniel J. Masterson, Ph.D, Bethany College music professor, will perform in a piano recital on Saturday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Presser Hall on Bethany College campus.  Solo piano works include works of Couperin, Beethoven. Mendelssohn, and Ravel. The recital is free and open to the public.

Professor Masterson is currently in his fourteenth year on the music faculty at Bethany College.  Co-chair of the music department and the Fury Distinguished Professor of Music, he teaches piano, music theory, and directs the college/community orchestra and Chapel Choir.  He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Illinois, a Masters of Music from Wichita State University, and a Bachelor of Arts from McPherson College.  His former teachers include Steven Gustafson, Paul Reed, and Ian Hobson. Continue reading

Featured Student of the Week – Derek Knopp

18 - Derek KnoppName: Derek Knopp

Major: Psychology and Criminal Justice

Hometown: Herington, Kansas

Nominated by: Brian Kinnaird, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

Involvements (sports, clubs, organizations): Basketball, Psi Chi, Big Brothers Big Sisters

Plans for the future: After Bethany I plan on attending graduate school for Forensic Psychology, after that there are many options!

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Spring Enrollment Continues Strong Trend

FRESHMAN CLASS 2013-14Bethany College started the 2013-2-14 with a strong enrollment in the Fall semester and that trend continues with a spring student body of 619 students.  This is the largest spring enrollment in 17 years and is a larger enrollment than 8 of the past 10 Fall enrollments as well.

“This is an exciting time at Bethany and I’m elated to welcome 40 new students this semester,” says President Edward F Leonard III. “Continued efforts to share the Bethany story along with strong student retention programs are showing positive results.” Continue reading

Featured Student of the Week – Arianna Bryant

17 - Arianna BryantName: Arianna Bryant

Major: Engineering

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV

Nominated by: Dane Pavlovich, Dean of Athletics

Involvements (sports, clubs, organizations): Women’s Golf, Chapel Choir

Plans for the future: To work on my dream of becoming an LPGA member, or to become an engineer helping design new technology and commodities for the future. Continue reading

Featured Student of the Week – John Holmquist

16 - John HolmquistName: John Holmquist

Major: Finance

Hometown: Smolan, KS

Nominated by: Warren Olson, Associate Vice President for Development

 Involvements (sports, clubs, organizations): Pi Sigma Chi Fraternity, Business Club, Bethany Oratorio Society

Plans for the future: Grad School, go to Africa as a humanitarian, build my family’s cattle business, teach business on a collegiate level, travel the world, be a cowboy in Australia, work as a financier. Continue reading

Piano recital by Maciej Grzybowski to be held

Grzybowski photo 1Bethany College, the Lindsborg Arts Council, and the Adam Mickiewicz Institute of Poland will present international touring artist, Maciej Grzybowski, in a piano recital on Saturday, March 1 at 4pm at Presser Hall.  The program will include works by:  JS Bach, Schumann, Szymański, Paderewski, Rachmaninoff, and Chopin.  Grzybowski will perform on the new Shigeru-Kawai Grand Piano recently gifted to Bethany College by the LaRue Frazier family of Colorado.  The concert is free and open to the public.  Free will donations will be accepted. Continue reading

Bethany Grace Race to Take Place During Messiah Festival Weekend

The Second Annual Bethany Grace Race will be held Saturday, April 19, 2014 in Lindsborg, Kansas during the Messiah Festival weekend.  The 5k event will begin on the campus of Bethany College at Hahn Gym and proceed through the town of Lindsborg, ending back at the Field House.  The Bethany Grace Race is open to all ages and will provide support for the mission of Bethany College…”to educate, develop, and challenge individuals to reach for truth and excellence as they lead lives of faith, learning, and service.”  Area residents, community members, and Bethany students, faculty, and alumni are encouraged to participate! Continue reading