Tickets to Bethany College’s “Messiah” go on sale Jan. 1

Give the gift of Bethany College’s 132nd annual Messiah Festival of the Arts from March 24 to 31, 2013!

Priority tickets to the annual performances of Handel’s “Messiah” and Bach’s “St. Matthew Passion” go on sale Jan. 1 with general admission starting Feb. 15. By ordering priority seating tickets, patrons can save their seats from last year or have first choice at new seats. Continue reading

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Shop for Charitable Gifts at Bethany College’s Alternative Gift Market

Shop at Bethany College’s Alternative Gift Market this holiday season and buy donations for reputable charity groups around the world. Bethany’s eleventh annual Alternative Gift Market will be held on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Levin Room of Pihlblad Memorial Union.

The market is part of Alternative Gifts International, an interfaith agency that raises funds for global gifts through nationwide gift markets and individual donors. Shoppers will learn about numerous charitable projects and choose to which they want to contribute. In return, they receive an ornament as a token of appreciation. Instead of a traditional present, they can give the ornament to let the recipient know a charitable donation has been made in their name.

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Scott McClure named interim director of athletics

Scott McClureScott McClure has been named the interim director of athletics for Bethany College.

McClure replaces long-time athletic director, Jon Daniels, who is leaving the position to focus on continuing the success of the Bethany men’s golf program and developing a women’s team. McClure began his duties on Oct. 15.

Provost and Dean of the College Ken Macur says, “Scott has worked for many years with NAIA schools, and his perspective will be invaluable. We look forward to his leadership.” Continue reading

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Seven inducted into Athletic Hall of Honor

W.F.BanburyAt the Bethany Athletic Association (BAA) Weekend on Sept. 22, Bethany College inducted seven outstanding individuals into its Athletic Hall of Honor, including inductees Winfred Foster Banbury, John Quincy Banbury, Mike Zeyen, and Scott Gentine; Alumni Coach of the Year Bill Christner; and BAA Award of Merit recipients Marvin Anderson and Warren Olson.

Over 150 guests, including the Swede football team and several of last year’s student-athlete conference winners, attended the BAA Weekend Athletic Awards Brunch. The Bethany College Athletic Hall of Honor gives recognition to individuals whose performance on the athletic field during their time at Bethany College was noteworthy and exemplary of high standards for which Bethany College athletics historically have been known. Continue reading

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Interim administrators announced

Galen BunningLINDSBORG, KAN., September 27, 2012—Bethany College announces the appointments of Richard Metz as Interim Vice President for Finance and Operations and Galen Bunning as Interim Vice President for Advancement. Continue reading

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Bethany welcomes Daniel Dentino, Ph.D., as new dean for student life

Daniel DentinoLINDSBORG, KAN., August 8, 2012— Bethany College has hired Daniel Dentino, Ph.D., as the new dean for student life.

Dentino will be responsible for developing and maintaining a campus environment that is complementary to and consistent with the educational mission of the college. He will also play a key role in support of the college’s retention goals. Dentino will also oversee all aspects of student life at Bethany, including the management of residence life, student activities, counseling services, international student services, new student orientation, health services, leadership development, and student clubs and organizations. Continue reading

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Bethany College vice presidents seek new opportunities

Jim RubleWith gratitude for their service to the college, Bethany College has accepted the resignations of Jim Ruble, vice president for advancement, and Bob Schmoll, vice president of finance and operations.

“We appreciate the leadership and expertise both Jim and Bob brought to Bethany. As senior cabinet members, they have made valuable contributions that helped establish our 20-year ‘Engage the Future’ goals,” said President Edward F. Leonard III. “We continue our path forward to ensure the success of our current students and those that will follow. In concert with the board of directors, I will announce interim and long-term planning in early August.” Continue reading

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Esses Earns NAIA Coach of Character Award

Janice Esses, Bethany College head softball coach and alumna of 2001, is the recipient of the 2011 Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Coach of Character Award. The award is given for embracing, teaching, and displaying character.

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Bethany College Hires Men’s and Women’s Soccer Coaches

Bethany College has hired Sean McMannis of Lake Forest, Calif., to coach its women’s soccer team and Kevin Megli of Dallas, Texas, to coach its men’s soccer team.

McMannis comes to Bethany from Burbank, Calif., where he has been the head girls’ soccer coach at Marantha High School for the past two years. He has also been the Crescenta Valley Soccer Club head coach for both boys and girls teams for the last four years.

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