Senior art exhibit

Holly PhelpsBethany College Art Department will host an exhibit featuring the artwork of Holly Phelps, senior, of Wichita.  The exhibition, including paintings, drawings, ceramics, and sculpture, runs through May 1 at the Mingenback Art Gallery located at the corner of Second and Olsson in Lindsborg, Kan. An opening reception is scheduled for Sunday, April 27 at 2 p.m. with a gallery talk at 2:30 p.m.

Phelps is exhibiting paintings and drawings from her four years at Bethany. Her show, “Raw Essence” incorporates her own essence of beauty through nature and people. Her main work is multiple portraits done of fellow Bethany College students, staff, and faculty. Phelps is the daughter of the Chuck Phelps and Rachel Blough.

The gallery is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

Featured Student of the Week – Mark Klaassen

24 - Mark KlaassenName: Mark Klaassen

Major: Biology & Chemistry

Hometown: Marquette, KS

Nominated by: Mark Lucas, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Music, Bethany Oratorio Society Conductor, Director of Choral Activities

Involvements (sports, clubs, organizations): Tri-Beta, Choir, Chamber Choir, Bethany Oratorio Society

Plans for the future: After Bethany I’m hoping to be accepted into Medical school.

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Featured Student of the Week – Carole Stuenkel

20 - Carole StuenkelName: Carole Stuenkel

Major: Double Major in Interactive Graphic Design and Studio Art with focus in Painting

Hometown: Palmer, KS

Nominated by: Warren Olson, Associate Vice President for Advancement

Involvements (sports, clubs, organizations): Alpha Delta Zeta (Treasurer), Art Club (President), College Choir, Bethany Oratorio Society, Beta Tau Sigma

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Featured Student of the Week – Lindy Broeckelman

21 - Lindy BroeckelmanName: Lindy Broeckelman

Major: Elementary Education

Hometown: Beloit, Kansas

Nominated by: Jason Schneider, Admissions Representative

Involvements (sports, clubs, organizations): Swede Government Association Vice President, Bethany Leadership Team, Pathfinder, Bethany Youth Ministry Team

Plans for the future: Graduate from college and become a teacher!

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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