Bethany sends teachers


Bethany College Department of Education is sending out student teachers to schools in the Lindsborg area. Students placed this semester include: (back row from left) Jason Drouillard, high school English; Jeffrie Mecillas, K-12 health & physical wellness; Cody Hickox, middle and high school social studies; Josh Anguiano, K-12 health & physical wellness; Ashytyn Snider, K-12 health & physical wellness; Mike Pounds, middle and high school social studies; Jordan Blakesley, high school biology and chemistry; Tayler Stull, middle and high school social studies; (front row from left) Macey Dinkel, elementary education; Cale Green, K-12 health & physical wellness; Jessica Solis, elementary education; Layne Gilliland, high school math and chemistry.

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Students earn honors

KATS Honors BC ATS 2016

Pictured from left: Jimmy Caiola, Clinical Education Coordinator, Derrick Kaiser, Samantha Stegner, Kylee Martinez,Trevor Kistler, Laura Stenlund, Head Athletic Trainer, and David Slack, Program Director.

Four Bethany College students were honored by the Kansas Athletic Trainer’s Society (KATS) for outstanding academic achievement in an accredited Athletic Training Program.

Students honored included Trevor Kistler, senior of Mansfield, Texas, first team; Derrick Kaiser, senior of Hoisington Kansas, second team; Kylee Martinez, senior of Lyons Kansas, second team; Samantha Stegner, sophomore of Princeton, Kansas, honorable mention.

KATS awards and criteria for each honor are:

  • First team – juniors or seniors with 3.8 KATS honor average
  • Second team – juniors or seniors with 3.6 KATS honor average
  • Honorable mention – sophomore and above with 3.4 KATS honor average
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Students rank globally


From left: Josh Hickok, Tanner Wallace, and Adam Maisch.

Three students in the Bethany College Business Policy class are ranked fifth globally on the Mike’s Bikes advanced simulation game. As part of the course, the students formed their company in the simulation and developed the strategic plan for how they would compete in the game. The students increased shareholder value form the original $13.46 per share to $1,272.83 per share in eight weeks.

The students are Josh Hickok, Tanner Wallace and Adam Maisch.

Business Policy is the capstone course for all students majoring in the business department and is instructed by Professor Duke Rogers. The Mike’s Bikes simulation is designed to tie all student coursework together and gives students the opportunity to manager their own company online, competing within a dynamic and competitive environment against other student-run firms. According to Professor Rogers, students gain skills such as learning to formulate strategy, interact with real financial reports, analyze market research, and use forecasting tools for the purpose of strategic planning.

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Class visits library


Members of the American Presidency class at the Eisenhower Library, from left: Taylor Stull, William Strommen, Jyll Gamboa, Katherine Kisor, Joleen Chanco, Brandon Skrocki, Brady Yard, and Aaron Cooley.

Members of the American Presidency class traveled to Abilene and the Eisenhower Library and Museum recently for a “back-stage” tour of the Library. The class engaged in a brief research project selected by each student, visited the museum, and toured the Eisenhower family home.

Students will present research projects during class beginning April 27 through May 6 at 2 p.m. in Social Science 17. Campus and community is invited to the following presentations:

  • April 27 – Roosevelt
  • April 29 – Eisenhower and Kennedy
  • May 2 – Johnson and Nixon
  • May 4 – Reagan and George H.W. Bush
  • May 6 – Clinton and George W. Bush
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Spring theatre production

theatreBethany College Theatre will close out the 2015-16 season with its bi-annual Festival of Student-Directed Short Plays, Friday and Saturday, April 29-30, at 7:30 p.m. in Burnett Center. Tickets are $5 for general admission and $3 for Bethany College students, staff, and faculty.

The first of the evening’s six short plays is David Ives’ “Bolero,” in which a woman’s world threatens to come apart when she and her husband hear strange sounds from the apartment next door in the dead of the night. Kalyn Powers and Isaiah Fabrizius take on the roles of the young couple in the play, directed by Landon Slipke.

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SGA elects new officers

SGAButtonBethany students went to the polls recently and elected new Swede Government Association officers for the 2016-2017 academic year. New members will participate in a brief training meeting on May 2 at 7 p.m. in the Levin meeting room in the student union. There are still open positions on the SGA board and write-in nominees will be notified if they would like to accept their nomination.

The new SGA officers are:

  • Kylee Ayres, student body president
  • Linzi Garcia, executive vice president
  • Edward Sengai, business representative
  • Mark Klaassen, math/science representative
  • Landon Slipke, music/art representative
  • Taylor Platt, psychology/criminal justice representative
  • Kaylie Ines, religion/philosophy representative
  • Stephen Klaassen, sophomore class president
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Program welcomes students

AT Cohort Fall 2016

The Bethany College Athletic Training program has accepted its newest cohort group. These students are prepared to enter the program in the 2016 fall term. Pictured from left are: (front) Dr. David Slack, program director, Melanie D’Amour, Kayla Anthony, Jimmy Caiola, clinical experiences coordinator, and Dallas Fenn, assistant athletic trainer; (back) ChyAnn Campbell, Chavaz Jackson, and Shannon Markey.

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Students earn honor

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(L-R) Tabatha Ihnken & Kaitlyn Ralston

Two Bethany College Education Department students were recently selected as KEEN Teachers of Promise. Student teacher Kaitlyn Ralston, elementary education major, and Tabatha Ihnken, a senior art teaching major, were honored at a luncheon in Topeka. Professor Gretchen Norland also attended the event.

The Kansas State Department of Education has developed a network comprised of individuals from the Kansas Teacher of the Year, Milken Family Foundation  Educator Awards Program, Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching, Kansas Horizon Awards Program, and Nationally Board Certified Teachers, called Kansas Exemplary Educators Network (KEEN).

The KEEN’s mission is to build and utilize a network of exemplary educators who are leaders in the improvement of schools, student performance, and the teaching/education profession.

Annually members of KEEN are invited to professional development opportunities, which address various pertinent education issues. KEEN members also serve on various advisory and selection committees for the Kansas State Department of Education.

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Former student passes away


Former Bethany College student Cory McManus died Friday, February 12, in Reseda, California. McManus played football at Bethany College during the 2015-2016 season. He was a junior majoring in Criminal Justice and started on the offensive line as center for the Swedes.

“Cory was a very likable student-athlete during his time at Bethany,” said Dane Pavlovich, Dean of Athletics at Bethany College. “He worked extremely hard to be a major contributor on the field. His competitive spirit and attitude will be lasting memories of Cory’s time as a Swede.”

While at Bethany he was an All KCAC Honorable Mention All-Conference player. He transferred to Bethany from College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, California, where he received 1st Team All-Conference honors.

“On the field, he was a coach’s dream,” Coach Paul Hubbard said. “Our love and prayers go out to the McManus family.”

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Students attend conference


Bethany’s World Religion class members attended the Interfaith Leadership Conference in Atlanta on January 22-24. The conference focuses on skills to engage diverse religious and philosophical identities to build the interfaith activities on college campuses. Pictured from left: Kylee Ayres, Adam Pryor, Courtney Davis, Bethany Elmquist, Leandra Silsby, Luke Shirley and Janae Evans.

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