Shop Bethany College’s Alternative Gift Market from Nov. 9 to 16 in downtown Lindsborg at Connected Fair Trade on 131 N. Main Street. The market will be open during normal store hours, on Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday from 12:30 to 5 p.m.
The market offers shares of charitable projects through 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.
Name: Kaitlyn Davis
Major: Health and Physical Education K-12 Teaching
Hometown: Hill City, KS
Nominated by: Nathalea Stephenson
“Kaitlyn is one that works hard every practice and in a match. She is an excellent student as well.”
Bethany College Theatre presents Neil LaBute’s “The Shape of Things” on Nov. 7, 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Burnett Center.
Tickets are available at the door. General admission is $7, senior citizens and Bethany college students, faculty, and staff are $5. Seating is limited to 50 each night so that the play may be performed in the round on stage. This play is for mature audiences as it contains adults themes and situations and strong language.
Name: Wade Ahlvers
Major: Mathematics Teaching 6-12
Hometown: Frankfort, KS
Nominated by: Clair Oleen
“Wade is currently doing his math education student teaching at McPherson High School. He is a very good student and brings a very positive attitude to everything that he does. His positive attitude spreads to all those around him.”
Bethany College genetics students will lead forums on “his” and “her” health and Type II diabetes during the Lindsborg Community Hospital’s “Vision: Health at Vision_Tek” on Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. The event is possible thanks to grant funding from the Smoky Valley Community Foundation’s Healthy Living Fund and the McPherson County Community Foundation’s D/N fund.
The forums will address gender-specific cancers, an overview of colon cancer, and the role of genetics in disease, risk factors for each disease, strategies for prevention, how and when to visit with your medical provider, and the value of self-examination and screening tests.
Name: Caitlin O’Connor
Major: Music Education/ Vocal PreK-12 (B.M.E)
Hometown: Arvada, Colo.
Nominated by: Warren Olson
“Caitlin is always so positive about the college and her experiences here as well as very talented in music. She is also very dedicated and a hard worker at the alumni/advancement office!”
On Oct. 3, the Bethany College Business Club hosted the 16th Business Career Conference during Homecoming, Hyllningsfest, and Family Weekend activities.
Ryan Swartz, alumnus of 2000, delivered the keynote address about the progression of success. Swartz is a wealth manager with Creative Planning in Overland Park, Kan., where he posted a firm-best $270 million in new client assets in just 15 months. In 2013, he was named a member of Ingram’s Magazine’s “40 Under Forty” list of civic-minded business executives in the region. Prior to Creative Planning, Swartz was one of the youngest employees to make vice president during his eight-year tenure at Fidelity Investments
Misha Zhilin, Tessa Peters, Zach Dovenbarger (Homecoming King), Eastin Casey (Homecoming Queen), Jedidiah Duarte, and Kelli Traffas
Nineteen Bethany College students were elected to the 2013 Homecoming court during the college’s Homecoming festivities on Oct. 4 to 6. Every year, Bethany students select seniors to be Homecoming candidates and choose the Homecoming royalty after a second round of voting.
Zach Dovenbarger, Kersey, Colo., and Eastin Casey, Natoma, Kan., were crowned the 2013 Homecoming king and queen.
Name: Kara Shaheen
Major: Elementary Education- Teaching K-6
Hometown: Manhattan, KS
Nominated by: Gail Konzem
“Kara is a great student! She shares insight into class discussions and is an all-around positive influence within the Education Department.”
Bethany College’s fall student body is the largest enrolled in over 15 years. With 665 students, the student body increased 8.3 percent from last fall. Driving the growth is the freshmen class, which grew to 184 students, up 40.5 percent from last fall. This is the largest freshmen class since 1997.