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.
Scott 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
At 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
LINDSBORG, 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
LINDSBORG, 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
With 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
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.
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.
Bethany Head Softball Coach Janice Esses and Head Tennis Coach Vic Bateman have been named KCAC Coaches of the Year.
Per Harling, Bethany College’s 2010-2011 Pearson Distinguished Professor of Swedish Studies, will preside over his folk dance mass, “Join in the Dancing,” on October 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Presser Hall.
A folk dance mass combines the singing in a religious ceremony with dancing. “Join in the Dancing” is an unusual setting of Holy Communion that includes Swedish traditional folk dance rhythms like schottische, hambo, polka and waltz. “Being a pastor means you have to communicate what is important. What is important to me is my faith. The difference between writing a hymn and a sermon is that you make a sermon once, but a song is repeated many times,” Harling said.