Charlotte (Jalkeus) Anderson, Bethany alumna of 1986, performs study abroad advising and is responsible for international student services. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications with a minor in political science from Karlstad University in Sweden. During her time at Karlstad, she came to Bethany to study internationally.
Prior to moving from Sweden to Lindsborg in 1990, Anderson was the information secretary for the Swedish Deaf Association and before that she worked at the Swedish National Radio. She started working at Bethany College in 2006 by teaching Swedish.
A Swedish citizen, Anderson has written several articles on Swedish and Swedish-American heritage, which have been published both in Sweden and in the U.S. She is active with cultural events in Lindsborg, many of them including folk dancing and fiddling. She is often seen around town in her authentic Swedish folk dress and frequently gives presentations on Swedish folk cultural topics. She and her husband Dean Anderson ‘76 have two bilingual, multi-cultural daughters.
Jane Anderson began at Bethany College in 2012. She oversees annual giving to the college. Prior to Bethany she was Food and Beverage Director at the Salina Country Club, and Alumni Director at Kansas Wesleyan University. She received her bachelor’s from Marymount College.
Leah Ann Anderson began teaching at Bethany College in 2011. She in an Instructor of Voice, both principal and secondary emphasis.
Anderson earned the degree Master of Music in Vocal Performance from Wichita State University. While there she studied voice with Dr. Vernon Yenni, and Choral Conducting with Dr. René Clausen. Anderson earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Fontbonne University in St.Louis, Missouri, where she studied voice with Dr. Relford Patterson. Anderson’s first voice teacher was Dr. Elmer Copley at Bethany College.
Anderson was the director of choral music for the Smoky Valley School District for many years. In 2007 she was named the Outstanding High School Music Educator for the South Central District of the Kansas Music Educators’ Association. Anderson is the director of the Bethany Lutheran Church Men’s Choir and the Smoky Valley Men’s Choir.
Anderson teaches private voice lessons, and is a frequent performer in the community as a soloist and participant in small vocal ensembles.
Anderson has two grown sons. She and her husband live in Lindsborg.
Bartman has served as the head baseball coach at MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Ill., for the past two years. He inherited a program with four returning players and a 3-30 record the previous year. Bartman went on to lead the Highlanders to the best two year stretch in over a decade. He increased roster size, lowered pitching staff ERA, and increased playing field safety and aesthetics. Bartman also created youth camps, performed community service and hosted alumni events for baseball players.
Before coaching at MacMurray College, Bartman was the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at Lincoln College in Lincoln, Ill. He successfully recruited 14 new players to the team in the first year. His first recruiting class as freshman set program firsts of receiving national poll votes, best start in conference through 12 games, best overall start through 15 games and highest conference finish in 15 years. Bartman played baseball for Lincoln College as a catcher and first baseman and earned his associate of arts degree in May 2003.
Prior to Lincoln College, Bartman was the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at Wabash Valley College in Mt. Carmel, Ill., for three years. While at Wabash Valley, Bartman had the opportunity to recruit and coach over a dozen players that signed professional contracts, including current St. Louis Cardinals reliever Keith Butler. He created throwing schedules, created and implemented conditioning programs, called pitches, implemented training aids, and was responsible for daily motivation to achieve goals. In addition, he was the assistant dorm director and intramural director. He organized all aspects of the annual golf outing, managed all camp activities, coordinated recruiting efforts and maintained the team website.
Bartman has also served as the tournament director for Diamond Sports Promotions, Inc., for four years in addition to being asked to speak at various camps and clinics around the country including University of Kentucky, Notre Dame, Indiana State University, Eastern Illinois, Southern Illinois, College Coaches Skills Camps, Purdue University and Top 96.
Bartman earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education from MacMurray College and his Master of Science degree in sports management from American Public University.
Bartman is married to the former Nicole Tucker and the couple welcomed their daughter, Kendall Jean, on February 24, 2013. He is a native of New Holland, Ill.
In Bateman’s first ten seasons, Bethany won all ten men’s and five of nine women’s conference titles with nine straight NAIA National Tournament appearances for the men and two National tournament appearances for the women.
Under Bateman’s leadership the men have not lost a conference match in ten years going 80-0 against KCAC foes during that time. Bateman’s men were ranked as high as #5 nationally this past year, and the women have ranked as high as #23 nationally in his tenure. In 2007, the Bethany women led the entire country in GPA with a 3.7 overall, and in 2008 had three of the top seven GPA’s in the country.
Bateman was previously the head coach at Pratt Community College and led the men’s team to a high national ranking of #16 and the women to a high national ranking of #19. Bateman consistently had players ranked in the top 30 nationally at Pratt Community College.
As a player in Canada, Bateman was nationally ranked in singles and doubles. He led his team in wins both years at Southern Nazarene University. He went on to attend Barton County College, then moved on to graduate from SNU in Oklahoma City with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance.
Mrs. Bishop is an ’85 graduate of Bethany College in organ performance. She is a local piano teacher, accompanist, and church musician. She has experience as an organist for Bethany Lutheran Church in Lindsborg, Kan., and has directed the children’s choir. Bishop also accompanies the Bethany College Choir, Chamber Choir, and vocal and instrumental students.
Andrew Book began teaching at Bethany in 2011. A native of Salina, Kan., he graduated Magna Cum Laude from Wichita State in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in instrumental music education and double bass performance. Besides teaching at Bethany he is currently the Salina Central High School orchestra director, a South Middle School general music teacher, and instructor of strings at Coronado, Cottonwood, Meadowlark, and Oakdale Elementary in Salina. Andrew performs with the Wichita Grand Opera, Salina Symphony, Hutchinson Symphony, Bethany/Lindsborg Orchestra, and the Perfect Fifth quintet.
At Wichita State, Book performed with the WSU Symphony Orchestra, WSU Wind Ensemble and Concert Band, WSU Music Theatre, and multiple chamber ensembles. In the spring of 2008 he was able to travel with the WSU Symphony to Zaragoza, Spain for a three-city concert tour. Book has also spent two summers in Victoria, British Columbia studying Double Bass with world-renowned soloist, Gary Karr. Andrew credits his love for teaching and performing to the amazing musicians he has studied with such as: Mark Foley, Eric Stein, Teresa Hernandez, Susan Higbee, Gary Monsanto, Doug Beyer, Catherine Consiglio, Jacquelyn Dillon, and Gary Karr.
Book is a member of the International Society of Bassists, Music Educators National Conference, Modern Music Masters Fraternity, Kansas National Educators Association, and the American String Teachers Association.
Lori Brack joined the Bethany faculty in August 2012. She is a graduate of Western Washington University in Bellingham, Wash., and of the University of Kansas.
Her poems and essays have been published online and in print journals including North American Review, Superstition Review, Packingtown Review, Another Chicago Magazine, and Mid-American Review. Her poems are included in two anthologies of Kansas poets, Begin Again (2011) and To the Stars Through Difficulties (2012). Her chapbook, A Fine Place to See the Sky, was written in collaboration with her grandfather’s 1907-1918 Kansas farming journal as a poetic script for a work of performance art by Ernesto Pujol. It was published in 2010 by The Field School, New York.