Beginning Jan. 28, 2013, Bethany College will offer certificate programs in the media arts with concentrations in 3D animation, filmmaking, audio production, and web design at the state-of-the-art MindFire Academy in Wichita, Kan. The partnership between Bethany College and MindFire Academy provides Bethany a way to add new courses and career opportunities to its students via a satellite location at MindFire. Students will spend as much time learning from industry professionals as they will creating their own work in state-of-the-art laboratories with iMacs, sound studios, professional camera and lighting equipment, green screens, and motion capture technology.
Skate Camp proves to be popular for year three! The Methods of Elementary Physical Education class taught by Assistant Professor of Physical Education Jessica Becker led 35 children aged 4 to 9 on a three-day adventure of roller skating. The Bethany students spent a week reaching a proficient level of skating themselves and learned how to teach skating. Then they planned, organized, and taught the campers. Nik Barre, Kaitlyn Davis, Jason Duffy, Tanya Garner, John Nguyen, Caton Scarry, Bobby Smith, Christopher Stegman and Amanda VanLoenen were the lead teachers. Assisting them were students from Movement Education, an elementary PE activities course.
Bethany College students playing an online business simulation game finished in the top 100 of the 2,879 teams playing worldwide. Students in Bethany’s sports marketing class taught by Associate Professor of Business Paul Gentine used the Global Business Strategy Simulation (GLO-BUS) online game to run a virtual digital camera company. They assess market conditions, determine how to respond to competitors’ actions, forge long-term direction and strategy, and make decisions about R&D, assembly operations and worker compensation, pricing and marketing, corporate social responsibility, and financing.
Bethany College seniors Collin Carlson and DeCelia Fraser have been selected for the Kansas State Department of Education’s Teacher of Promise award. The Teachers of Promise award is one of several honors presented by the Kansas State Department of Education to help recruit and retain the best Kansas teachers for Kansas children. Carlson and Fraser were honored as two of Bethany’s brightest prospective teachers who have demonstrated professional commitment, achievement and leadership while in their teacher preparation programs.
Give the gift of Bethany College’s 132nd annual Messiah Festival of the Arts from March 24 to 31, 2013! Priority tickets to the annual performances of Handel’s “Messiah” and Bach’s “St. Matthew Passion” go on sale Jan. 1 with general admission starting Feb. 15. By ordering priority seating tickets, patrons can save their seats from last year or have first choice at new seats.
On Dec. 8, the Old Mill & Museum will host the Vokala Lejon Men’s Ensemble and Bethany Horns who will perform various Christmas related works. The Men’s Ensemble, under the