Bethany College Counseling Services is proud to partner with the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services-Addiction and Prevention Services to celebrate Recovery Month. On September 7, Lindsborg Mayor Judy Neuschafer proclaimed that the month of September 2010 will be “National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month.” Throughout the month, members of the Bethany and Lindsborg communities are encouraged to be educated about recovery from substance use disorders.
Three new members have been inducted into the Bethany College chapter of Blue Key, an honorary service organization for men. The inductees include: Michael Klaassen, Marquette, Kan.; Jamie Wollenberg, Newton, Kan.; and Mark Margres, Sayreville, N.J. Bethany male students who meet GPA requirements and who have reached junior standing are eligible for Blue Key. Eligible students are nominated for membership. In addition to academic success, voters consider overall character when choosing Blue Key members.
Bethany College will host a blood drive on September 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Pihlblad Memorial Union.
Per Harling Per Harling, Bethany College’s 2010-2011 Pearson Distinguished Professor of Swedish Studies, will give his first public address on September 14. Harling will speak on “The Hymns of Lina Sandell” and lead a hymn sing at 7:30 p.m. in Presser Hall. Sandell, a Swedish composer, wrote many popular songs including “Children of the Heavenly Father,” “Thy Holy Wings” and “Day by Day” as well as many more hymns that have been translated into English. Harling has authored a book about Sandell. This event is free and open to the public.
Bethany College Health and Physical Education Students will host a community walk night on September 14. Members of the Lindsborg and Marquette communities are invited to Anderson Stadium from 6-7:30 p.m. Activities will be available for all ages and a concession stand will be open. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, contact Assistant Professor of Physical Education Melissa Seacat at (785) 227-3380, 8177.
Forty-four students have been chosen to serve as Bethany College Ambassadors for the 2010-2011 academic year. Ambassadors support the college’s recruiting efforts by giving campus tours to prospective students, hosting visitors to the campus and staffing visit days. These students are selected for their ability to effectively relate the unique opportunities for learning and growth at Bethany to visitors of the college, primarily prospective students and their families. They also act as representatives of the college at a variety of events, such as Swede Days.