“The Cherry Orchard” brings new twist to an old play

The Cherry OrchardTo bring Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard to life for his audiences, director Cody Whetstone made the decision to set the play in modern times.

“The play was written and set in Russia in the early 1900’s,” said Whetstone. “To show how universal Chekhov’s ideas and words are, we’re setting it in modern times. I hope it will help Chekhov’s play resonate with today’s audiences.”

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Multicultural Student Union hosts Global Village

Global VillageThe Bethany College Multicultural Student Union will host a Global Village Cultural Festival on April 19 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in lower-level Pihlblad Memorial Union.

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Bethany College hosts teacher education conference

In early April, Bethany College hosted the joint spring conference for faculty members from teacher educator programs at Kansas Board of Regents colleges and universities as well as Kansas private institutions.

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Students named to dean’s honor roll for fall 2012

Bethany College has named 190 students to its fall 2012 Academic Dean’s Honor Roll. To be recognized, a student must be full-time with a semester grade point average of at least 3.50 on a 4-point scale for the fall semester.  Honored students and their hometowns are as follows.

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Miller and Stenlund receive Woodward Endowment Awards

Laura StenlundJody MillerHead Athletic Trainer Jody Miller and Assistant Athletic Trainer Laura Stenlund have received Woodward Endowment Awards to travel to Las Vegas, Nev., to attend the NATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium on June 24 to 27, 2013. Continue reading

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Nelson 116 will host grand opening

Nelson 116Bethany College will hold a grand opening for its student-run coffee shop and smoothie bar, Nelson 116, on Friday, April 5, from 7 to 9 p.m. Events begin in Nelson Science Center room 116 at 7 p.m. followed by an open house until 9 p.m. Snacks will be provided.

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Bethany featured in World Water Day article

Hydration-StationBethany was featured today, World Water Day, in an article from the Billion Dollar Green Challenge that highlights college campuses with sustainability projects related to water.

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Bethany hosts Student Development conference

presser stepsIn an effort to build relationships, share ideas, and discuss common issues, the Student Development is hosting a conference on campus Friday, March 1.  Eight area schools will attend, including Bethel College, Central Christian University, Hesston College, Kansas Wesleyan University, McPherson College, Ottawa University, Sterling College, and Tabor College.

The conference will generate fruitful dialog about important topics, such as student satisfaction, first year experience initiatives, retention, and the relationship between student development and intercollegiate athletics.

This is the first time Bethany’s Student Development has hosted an event like this and looks forward to its tremendous potential to share with, learn from, and collaborate with peers at institutions with similar educational approaches.

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Third annual skate camp is another success!

Skate Camp proves to be popular for year three! The Methods of Elementary Physical Education class taught by Assistant Professor of Physical Education Jessica Becker led 35 children aged 4 to 9 on a three-day adventure of roller skating.

The Bethany students spent a week reaching a proficient level of skating themselves and learned how to teach skating. Then they planned, organized, and taught the campers. Nik Barre, Kaitlyn Davis, Jason Duffy, Tanya Garner, John Nguyen, Caton Scarry, Bobby Smith, Christopher Stegman and Amanda VanLoenen were the lead teachers. Assisting them were students from Movement Education, an elementary PE activities course. Continue reading

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Bethany students rank globally in business simulation games

Bethany College students playing an online business simulation game finished in the top 100 of the 2,879 teams playing worldwide.

Students in Bethany’s sports marketing class taught by Associate Professor of Business Paul Gentine used the Global Business Strategy Simulation (GLO-BUS) online game to run a virtual digital camera company. They assess market conditions, determine how to respond to competitors’ actions, forge long-term direction and strategy, and make decisions about R&D, assembly operations and worker compensation, pricing and marketing, corporate social responsibility, and financing. Continue reading

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