- Gary Flory, director of KIPCOR, was named an outside reviewer for the Case Foundation's "Make It Your Own" grant program, which challenges people to connect with others in their community to form solutions to community problems. Flory reviewed 125 of the more than 3,000 applications received by the foundation.
- Andi Schmidt Andres, Kauffman Museum curator of education, attended the National Interpreters Workshop Nov. 7-10 in Wichita, which is the annual conference of the National Association for Interpretation, a professional organization for those involved in programming at parks, museums, nature centers and historic sites. Andi also hosted one of the NIW field trips that visited Kauffman Museum on Nov. 9 as part of its ethnic heritage tour.
- Amy Barker, campus pastor and assistant professor of youth ministry, attended the Society of Biblical Literature/American Academy of Religion meeting Nov. 16-21 in San Diego.
- Dave Linscheid, director of alumni relations, and alumni personnel from eight other Kansas Independent College Association institutions held a day-long meeting Nov. 7 at Bethany College, Lindsborg, to exchange ideas for alumni relations programming and see the Bethany campus. Others attending came from Central Christian College, Friends University, Hesston College, Kansas Wesleyan University, McPherson College, Ottawa University and Tabor College.
- Christine Crouse-Dick, assistant professor of communication arts, attended the Symposium on Brand Identity at Hesston College with six students from her Media Analysis class on Oct. 22. Keynote speakers included Barth Hague, associate vice president for University Relations at Wichita State University, and Aimee Geist, curator of education at WSU's Ulrich Museum of Art.
- Karen Bauman Schlabaugh, professor of music, attended the Kansas Music Teachers Association fall conference Sept. 28-29 at Kansas State University in Manhattan.
- Lisa Scott, assistant professor of education and mathematics, attended the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics regional convention Oct. 26 in Kansas City.
- John Thiesen, co-director of libraries, attended the Society of American Archivists meetings Aug. 29-Sept. 2 in Chicago. He also passed the recertification exam of the Academy of Certified Archivists.
- Rodney Frey, registrar, and Kay Schmidt, associate registrar, attended the annual Kansas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (KACRAO) conference Sept. 26-28 in Pittsburg.
- Chuck Regier, Kauffman Museum curator of exhibits, attended the Mountain-Plains Museums Association conference Sept. 11-14 in Fargo, N.D.
- Kirsten Zerger, KIPCOR director of education and training, attended an all-day workshop Sept. 21 in Wichita titled "Domestic Violence and Child Welfare: Engaging Families & Working Together to Make Every Home a Safe Home."
- Rodney Frey, registrar, Ami Regier, professor of English, and Lisa Scott, assistant professor of education and mathematics, attended the Higher Learning Commission Assessment Workshop July 25-27 in Lisle, Ill.
- Duane Friesen, Edmund G. Kaufman Professor Emeritus of Bible and Religion, attended a consultation of Muslims, Jews and Christians, "Abrahamic Perspectives on Alternatives to War," June 13-15 in Stony Point, N.Y.
- Kay Schmidt, associate registrar, attended JAM 2007 May 30-June 2 in Orlando, Fla. JAM is Jenzabar's annual meeting and conference for clients of Jenzabar CX, EX, PX, QX, TE and JICS. Schmidt also attended an F-1 Advising Workshop July 18-19 at the University of Kansas.
- Andi Schmidt Andres, Kauffman Museum curator of education, hosted a meeting of the Wichita Museum Educators on Sept. 24. The informal group of museum personnel meets bimonthly to discuss trends and collaboration possibilities in museum education in the Wichita area.
- Allan Bartel, vice president for admissions, Toby Tyner, associate director of development, and Dave Linscheid, director of alumni relations, hosted the 14th annual Summer Thresher Golf Classic and Barbecue Aug. 11 in Henderson, Neb.
- Patty Shelly, professor of Bible and religion, participated in a public meeting with People of Peace group Oct. 18 at First Mennonite Church in McPherson. She also participated in executive board meetings for Mennonite Church USA Sept. 28-30 in Newton. Shelly also participated in an interfaith dialogue with 120 other Christian leaders with Irag President Ahmadinejad in New York on Sept. 26, sponsored by Mennonite Central Committee.
- As president of the Kansas Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, Allen Jantz, associate professor of education, presided over the annual fall KACTE/ATE-K meeting Oct. 19 at Benedictine College.
- Gary Flory, KIPCOR director, participated in Kansas Dialogue XIV Aug. 24-26 in Hutchinson. Flory moderated a dialogue session titled "Salt Talks: Strategies for Resolving Conflict."
- In June, David Kreider, Kauffman Museum technician, completed a special project with the Kansas Humanities Council when he coordinated the travel and installation of the Smithsonian exhibit "Between Fences" at six Kansas museums. In early July, he traveled to the Mennonite Church USA Convention in San Jose, where he installed the Mennonite Church Historical Committee exhibit, which he and Kauffman Museum staff members Chuck Regier and Joel Gaeddert produced.
- Rachel Pannabecker, Kauffman Museum director, collaborated with the Newton-North Newton Historic Preservation Commission to bring StoryCorps to Newton on June 19. Newton was one of only five sites in Kansas to host this national oral history project. Interviews in Newton included Keith Sprunger and Jim Juhnke, BC emeriti professors, reminiscing about Bethel in the 1960s, and Pannabecker interviewing Ozzie Goering about the renaissance of Kauffman Museum in the early 1980s. All interviews are archived at the American Folklife Center in the Library of Congress as well as the Newton Public Library.
- Karen Bauman Schlabaugh, professor of music, performed with clarinetist Suzanne Tirk at Michigan State University, Lansing, at the Fourth Annual Clarinet Spectacular, in a concert performed as a tribute to long-time MSU clarinet faculty member Elsa Ludewig-Verhehr, Suzanne’s teacher. Suzanne and Karen performed Fantasy on a Theme by Ravel, written for Suzanne in 2004 by MSU composer Charles Ruggiero.
- Mark Jantzen, associate professor of history, preached the Peace Sunday sermon on Nov. 4 at Bethesda Mennonite Church in Henderson, Neb.
- Patty Shelly, professor of Bible and religion, preached the sermon and met with Sunday school sessions for Peace Sunday Oct. 21 at First Mennonite Church Christian in Moundridge. She presented "Bringing Jonah Home" and "Building Bridges between Iran and the United States."
- Brett Dewey, assistant professor of Bible and religion, gave the sermon "God is Love" July 1 at First Mennonite Church in Newton.
- Patricia Shelly, professor of Bible and religion, preached and gave two additional presentations May 27 at Salem-Zion Mennonite Church in Freeman, S.D.
- Joel Gaeddert, Kauffman Museum assistant curator of exhibits, presented the development of Kauffman Museum's new audio programs in "iCame, iListened, iLearned" at the annual meeting of the Kansas Museums Association Nov. 8 in Emporia. Chuck Regier, Kauffman Museum curator of exhibits, shared in the "Show & Tell: Exhibit Builders' Forum." Throughout the meeting Chuck and Joel interacted with KMA members at the Kauffman Museum booth, which featured the new iPod project and the award-winning "K is for Kansas" traveling exhibit. Museum director Rachel Pannabecker, who chairs the KMA Institutional Project Grants Committee, announced the recipients of the 2007 awards.
- Dwight Platt, Professor Emeritus of Biology and Kauffman Museum prairie consultant, presented "Birding Adventures: The Ruths of Halstead, Kansas" at the Kauffman Museum Sunday-Afternoon-at-the-Museum Nov. 11. Dwight’s illustrated lecture was based on a fall 2007 presentation to the Kansas Ornithological Society.
- Amy Barker, campus pastor and assistant professor of youth ministry, spoke in chapel Oct. 25 at Western Mennonite School in Salem, Ore., and served as a Bethel admissions rep Oct. 25-26 during the school's Mennonite College Days.
- Karen Bauman Schlabaugh, professor of music, presented a session on piano pedagogy for the elementary student to the Newton Music Teachers Association on Oct. 30.
- Allen Jantz, associate professor of education, co-presented a paper, "Reading Readiness: A Collaborative/Participatory Action Approach to Increase Student Achievement," at the Mid-Western Educational Research Association annual meeting in St. Louis on Oct. 25. Co-collaborators on this paper were Randall Turk, Diane Nicholson and Mike Berblinger.
- Patty Shelly, professor of Bible and religion, gave three presentations at First Mennonite Church Oct. 14 in Iowa City, Iowa: "Making Peace with Abraham" (sermon), "Ten Things Christians should know about Islam" (Sunday school) and "Building Bridges between Iran and the United States" (peace forum).
- Gary Flory, KIPCOR director, presented the workshop "Analyzing Conflict and Reducing Its Impact" at the Kansas Environmental Leadership Program (KELP) training Aug. 16 in Independence.
- Mark Jantzen, associate professor of history, presented "The Trouble with Marrying Lutheran Boys: The End of Exogamous Marriages in the Mennonite Community in the Vistula Delta, 1713-1803" at the Myth and Reality of Anabaptist/Mennonite Women conference Aug. 31-Sept. 1 in Amsterdam.
- Don Lemons, professor of physics, gave the presentation "My Life Changing Sabbatical" during Life Enrichment Sept. 26.
- William Eash, professor of music, presented "Leading Congregational Music" Aug. 25 at West Union Mennonite Church in Parnell, Iowa. In the evening he led a hymn sing and then served as song leader during the morning worship service on Aug. 26.
- Duane Friesen, Edmund G. Kaufman Professor Emeritus of Bible and Religion, presented "How Should the Anabaptist Tradition Relate to People of Other Religious Faiths?" March 14 at First Mennonite Church in Hutchinson. He also traveled with Jim Juhnke, professor emeritus of history, and Sharon Eicher, associate professor of business and economics, to the Ukraine and Uzbekistan May 25 through June 9, during which he presented a meditation at a worship service at Ak Metchet near Khiva. (The presentation, "Tragedy, Mystery, Hope: Searching for Threads in Our Pilgrimage from Molotschna to Khiva," will be published in the September issue of Mennonite Life.) On July 1, along with Liz Friesen and Willis Harder, he gave a presentation at Bethel College Mennonite Church, "Tracing the Mennonite Story in the Ukraine and Central Asia." He also presented a paper, "Gift of the Other: Toward Mutual Transformation," at the Called to be Peacemakers Conference Mennonite/Roman Catholic Dialogue July 30-31 at the University of Notre Dame.
- Patricia Shelly, professor of Bible and religion, continued reporting on her participation in a religious delegation to Iran in February. She gave presentations on May 30 in Hutchinson, for a South Central District's Women's Meeting (Disciples of Christ); on June 3 in Valley Center, for a combined Sunday school class at the First United Methodist Church; and on July 4 in San Jose, Calif., for the Mennonite Church USA Convention.
- Mark Jantzen, associate professor of history, has a chapter titled "Creating Proper Citizens: Prussian Taxation Policies Toward Mennonites, 1773-1927" in Taxation, State, and Civil Society in Germany and the United States from the 18th to the 20th Century, published by Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, Baden-Baden, Germany. The book grew out of a conference sponsored by the German Historical Institute in Washington, D.C.
- Robert Yutzy, KIPCOR coordinator of congregational ministries, began writing a monthly column in Mennonite Weekly Review titled "Everyday Peacebuilding." Robert was also a guest speaker in the conflict resolution class at Hesston College on Nov. 13.
- Penny Moon, associate professor of history, published "Broken and Blessed: A Response to Darrin W. Snyder Belousek" in the fall 2007 issue of Mennonite Life.
- Mark Jantzen, associate professor of history, had a review published Sept. 26 on H-German of Christoper Dowe's Auch Bildungsbürger: Katholische Studierende und Akademiker im Kaiserreich [We Too Belong to the Educated Middle Class: Catholic Students and Professors in Imperial Germany] Göttingen: Vandenhoeck und Ruprecht, 2006. 384 pp. H-German is a listserv of more than 2,400 professors and others interested in German history.
- Don Lemons, professor of physics, and Bethel College alumna Margaret Penner '06 are authors of the paper "Sadi Carnot's Contribution to the Second Law of Thermodynamics" that was accepted for publication in the American Journal of Physics. Lemons' 270-page manuscript "Mere Thermodynamics" has been accepted for publication by Johns Hopkins University Press.
- Duane Friesen, Edmund G. Kaufman Professor Emeritus of Bible and Religion, wrote and published a book review on Rethinking Christ & Culture: A Post-Christendom Perspective by Craig Carter in the spring 2007 edition of Conrad Grebel Review. Friesen's review of Transforming The Powers: Peace, Justice, And The Domination System, ed. by Ray Gingerich and Ted Grimsrud, was published in the spring 2007 edition of Direction.
- Kulsum Kapacee, associate professor of nursing, and Naomi Berends, assistant professor of nursing, along with Bethel nursing students, provided flu shots to residents of Kidron Bethel Village in North Newton. Kapacee also took students to a health fair at the Newton Recreation Center where students checked blood pressures and gave flu shots.
- Merle Schlabaugh, professor of German, served as a member of a foreign language folio review team for the Kansas State Department of Education Oct. 23 in Topeka.
- Jim Pisano, assistant professor of music, served as the Honors Jazz Ensemble director at the 60th annual High Plains Band Camp at Fort Hays (Kan.) State University this past summer. At this year's camp, Pisano performed as a soloist extensively with the camp's guest artist, international trumpet sensation Allen Vizzutti. He also served as a judge for Kansas State Solo and Ensemble Festival and has been selected to direct this year's South Central District High School Jazz Ensemble in November.
- Barbara Schmidt, Community Mediation Center manager, has been elected treasurer of Heartland Mediator's Association, an association that serves Kansas and Missouri mediators.
- Kirsten Zerger, KIPCOR directory of education and training, serves on the Office of Judicial Administration's Mentor Mediator Advisory Committee, which is charged with developing policies related to the mentoring of new mediators and the Kansas Supreme Court's process of approving new mediators.
- Gary Histand, associate professor of chemistry, served as an AP reader at the 2007 College Board Advanced Placement Program and Educational Testing Service. He was one of 9,000 college faculty and AP teachers from around the world who gathered to evaluate and score about 8 million free-response answers.
- Richard Tirk, assistant professor of music, is the brass coach for Camp Da Capo, a chamber music festival for amateur musicians, Sept. 8-9 at Prairie Pines Christmas Tree Farm in Wichita. The tree farm is the home of the summer music series Chamber Music at the Barn, which is also the sponsoring organization for this event. Tirk was also selected to be the South Central Kansas Music Education Association 1234A Regional High School Band Clinician in November.
- Amy Barker, campus pastor and assistant professor of youth ministry, attended the Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada Youth Ministry Council gathering, May 14-17 at Hesston College, and hosted the group for lunch at KIPCOR on May 16. During that lunch, Dale Schrag, director of Church Relations, presented a brief history of General Conference Mennonites in Kansas and the formation of Bethel College, and he led a campus tour afterward. Barker will serve as a volunteer in the Youth Convention office during the Mennonite Church USA Convention in San Jose in July, and serves as an advisor to the planners of the Young Adult Convention.
- Brad Born, vice president for academic affairs, Rodney Frey, registrar, Ami Regier, professor of English, Ada Schmidt-Tieszen, professor of social work, and Patty Shelly, professor of Bible and religion, attended the Higher Learning Commission Annual Meeting, April 21-23 in Chicago. Born, Schmidt-Tieszen and Shelly presented the session Restoring Trust While Revising General Education: Recommendations for Shared Governance.
- Gary Histand, associate professor of chemistry, attended the Kansas College Chemistry Teachers Conference April 12-14 in Salina. Part of his attendance included a presentation titled "Environmental Chemistry as a Teaching Tool." The presentation demonstrated the concepts of greenhouse and atmospheric window, using a simple gas generator, IR gas cell and IR spectrometer.
- Mark Jantzen, associate professor of history, attended the annual conference of the Kansas Association of Historians April 13 in Abilene, Kan.
- Penny Moon, associate professor of history, chaired two panels at the annual Kansas Association of Historians meeting April 13 in Abilene, Kan.
- Bob Regier, professor emeritus of art, along with Bethel alumni Conrad Snider and Phil Epp, is represented in the Kansas Masters Invitational Exhibition, May 4-June 16 at the Strecker-Nelson Gallery in Manhattan, Kan. Regier has also had two of his bird illustrations accepted by Artists to Watch for distribution through Trader Joe’s retail outlets.
- Associate Professor of Education Allen Jantz coordinated, hosted and moderated the Spring Kansas Association of Colleges of Teachers of Education (KACTE) meeting April 20 at KIPCOR. Jantz serves as KACTE president.
- Penny Moon, associate professor of history, participated in Eastern Mennonite University’s Summer Peacebuilding Institute in May. She took the course Analysis: Understanding Conflict.
- Dwight Krehbiel, professor of psychology, participated in a National Science Digital Library (NSDL) workshop for teachers at the Burroughs-Wellcome Center in Research Triangle Park, April 24-25 near Durham, N.C. On April 25 Krehbiel presented on the topic of BiosciEdNet, the component of the NSDL about which he has been learning. He attended and made the presentation at the invitation of Robert Panoff, president and executive director of Shodor Education Foundation in Durham.
- Barry C. Bartel, Bethel College president, frequently presents speeches and sermons at churches, alumni gatherings and college-related and community functions.
- Amy Barker, campus pastor and assistant professor of youth ministry, provided the message for the Good Friday service at Kidron Bethel Village, North Newton.
- Barry C. Bartel, Bethel College president, frequently presents speeches and sermons at churches, alumni gatherings and college-related and community functions.
- Christine Crouse-Dick, assistant professor of communication arts, and Allison McFarland, professor of business and economics, were the featured presenters for the Publicity & Advertising workshop at the North American Relief Sale Workshop on April 12 in Hutchinson. The NA Relief Sale Workshop occurs the days prior to the Mennonite Relief Sale to provide helpful information and opportunities for collaboration among relief sale coordinators from Kansas, the Midwest region and across the country. Crouse-Dick presented information on working with the media, and McFarland offered information on attracting new consumers.
- Dwight Krehbiel, professor of psychology, presented The National Science Digital Library: Finding and Submitting Resources for Teaching, Learning, and Research at Truman State University, on April 5, for their Mathematical Biology Seminar. Also at Truman on April 6, Dwight presented Continuously Measured Emotional and Physiological Responses to Music for the university’s Biology Seminar Series.
- Howard Snider, professor emeritus of sociology, published Jesus or Christ? (Infinity Publishing 2007). Snider’s book addresses the role Paul played in creating Christianity. It is available at amazon.com and in the Bethel College Bookstore.
- Jon Piper, professor of biology, and former students published two articles on prairie restoration. One article, "Does the number of species in a seed mix affect the establishment of four tallgrass prairie species? A seven-year study in Kansas," was published in Ecological Restoration, Volume 25, pages 118-122. The second article, "Effects of species richness on resident and target species components in a prairie restoration," was coauthored with Emily Schmidt (‘05, Biology and Elementary Education) and Angela Janzen (201802, German and Music). This article appeared in Restoration Ecology, Volume 15, pages 189-198.
- Mark Jantzen, associate professor of history, published The Danzig Mennonite Church: Its Origin and History, 1569-1919 (Mennonite Library and Archives, Pandora Press) as co-editor with John Thiesen, co-director of libraries. Jantzen also had his book review of In Defense of Privilege: Russian Mennonites and the State before and during World War I published in Mennonite Quarterly Review, 81, no. 2 (April 2007): 279-281.
- Rodney Frey, registrar, serves on the KACRAO (Kansas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers) Strategic Planning Task Force, which met May 3 at Sterling College.
- Karen Bauman Schlabaugh, professor of music, served as an adjudicator on April 28 in Wichita during the Music Progressions Auditions, a musicianship program in 10 levels sponsored by the Kansas Music Teachers Association. On April 29 she was the soloist in Gershwin’s "Rhapsody in Blue" with the Bethel College Wind Ensemble.
- Bethel College President Barry Bartel, Bethel College Project consultant Galyn Vesey and Director of Alumni Relations David Linscheid, along with six Bethel students and alumni from across the United States, attended the Bethel College African-American Alumni Association's biennial planning meeting March 30-31 in Kansas City.
- Patricia Shelly, professor of Bible and religion, attended the Executive Board meetings for Mennonite Church USA, March 21-24 in Excelsior Springs, Mo.
- David Kreider, Kauffman Museum technician, coordinated the 68th installation of the traveling exhibit "Mirror of the Martyrs" March 11-20 in central Illinois. The exhibit is hosted by the Illinois Amish Interpretive Center at two sites: at the Old Order and Beachy Amish-supported Otto Center in Arthur and at the Illinois Amish Interpretive Center in Arcola, where the exhibit is on display through June 15. Since opening in 1990, "Mirror of the Martyrs" has traveled throughout North America from its home base at Kauffman Museum.
- Gail Lutsch, professor of art, was part of an invitational print exhibition titled "Lineage" at the University of Minnesota at Morris from Jan. 18-March 10.
- From Feb. 25 to March 1, David Kreider, Kauffman Museum technician, dismantled and then transported Kauffman Museum's 1750 Teschemacher cabinet organ to the Noack Organ Company in Georgetown, Mass., where it will be undergoing professional restoration during the next months. A stop was also made at Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Ind., to return nine prints used in the museum's recent temporary exhibit, "The Art of Sharing, the Sharing of Art: Responses to Mennonite Relief in Post-War Germany."
- In connection with the Bethel College Concert Choir tour during spring break, Bethel College President Barry Bartel and his wife, Brenda, along with Director of Alumni Relations David Linscheid, hosted gatherings and visited with alumni and friends of Bethel in Normal, Ill.; Elkhart, Ind.; Bluffton, Ohio; and Prairie Village, Kan.
- Christine Crouse-Dick and Allison McFarland are the featured presenters for the Publicity & Advertising workshop at the North American Relief Sale Workshop on April 12 in Hutchinson. The NA Relief Sale Workshop occurs the days prior to the Mennonite Relief Sale for the purpose of providing helpful information and opportunities for collaboration among relief sale coordinators from Kansas, the Midwest region and across the country. Crouse-Dick will present information on working with the media, and McFarland will offer information on attracting new consumers.
- Patricia Shelly, professor of Bible and religion, participated in a religious delegation to Iran, sponsored by Mennonite Central Committee and American Friends Service Committee, Feb. 16-25. She presented "Biblical Basis for Peacemaking," a panel presentation at the Organization of Culture and Islamic Relations (OCIR) Dialogue of Muslim and Christian leaders, on Feb. 20 in Tehran, Iran.
- Duane Friesen '62, Edmund G. Kaufman professor emeritus of Bible and religion, participated in a Breakfast with an Author discussion of his book (At peace and unafraid: public order, security and the wisdom of the cross, co-edited with Gerald Schlabach, Herald Press, 2005) at the meetings of the Society of Christian Ethics in Dallas, Jan. 4-6.
- John McCabe-Juhnke, professor of communication arts, was the featured storyteller at the Offender Victim Ministries Annual Meeting and Banquet Feb. 19 at First Mennonite Church in Hutchinson, Kan.
- Jim Pisano, assistant professor of music, performed with the Jazz Heritage Orchestra in September and October. Performances and venues included East Cleveland (Ohio) Public Library, Columbus (Ohio) Music Hall and Lakeshore United Methodist Church, Avon Lake, Ohio. The JHO is a professional 16-piece jazz orchestra officially in residence in the Cleveland State University Black Studies Program. Pisano performed at two New England jazz venues during November, Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham, Mass., and Concord (N.H.) Community Music School. He played with jazz percussionist Neil Shilansky as part of the CD release tour for Shilansky's Something I Know on which Pisano is a featured soloist. He performed in New York City and Cleveland during December and January and at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, part of Lincoln Center, in New York City, Dec. 5-9. He was part of the orchestra for the Wichita Grand Opera's production of Verdi's La Traviata Dec. 2. During January, he played with Grammy-winning jazz vocalist Nancy Wilson at Severance Hall, Cleveland, and at Jardine's, a jazz venue in Kansas City, Mo.
- Richard Tirk, assistant professor of music, was the trumpet soloist for Hesston High School's Fall Concert. He and Karen Bauman Schlabaugh, professor of music, did a mini-tour in Colorado in January, performing at the University of Denver, Denver School for the Arts and Beth-El Mennonite Church in Colorado Springs. Tirk led a master class with trumpet students at the University of Denver and worked with the orchestra at Denver School for the Arts and the wind ensemble at Loveland (Colo.) High School.
- Brett Dewey, assistant professor of Bible and religion, delivered the sermon "The Fog of Witnesses" at New Creation Fellowship, Newton, March 25. He also gave the sermon "¡Si, Se Puede con Dios!" during Bethel College Chapel on March 28.
- Patricia Shelly, professor of Bible and religion, delivered the sermon "Lenten Journey to Iran" on March 11 (Bethel College Sunday) at Trinity Mennonite Church in Hillsboro.
- Barry C. Bartel '84, president, preached and told a children's story at both the English- and Spanish-language services at First Mennonite Church/Primera Iglesia Menonita of Reedley, Calif., Jan. 28.
- Brett Dewey, assistant professor of Bible and religion, delivered the sermon "Responding to love's arrival" at New Creation Fellowship Church, Newton, Dec. 10.
- Duane Friesen, Edmund G. Kaufman Professor Emeritus of Bible and Religion, presented "Anabaptist Perspectives on Religious Pluralism" on March 14 at First Mennonite Church, Hutchinson.
- Dan Quinlin, associate professor of languages, presented the paper "A 'Major Change': Implications for a System of Advising" at the National Academic Advising Association Conference on March 9 in Austin, Texas.
- Gregg Schroeder, director of nursing, presented "Nursing Knowledge Development for the 21st Century" on March 20 at Yaroslav-the-Wise Veliky Novgorod State University Nursing Academy. The academy celebrated the 10th anniversary of its program at the university level and 10 years of collaboration between its director, Gennadi Chuvakov, and Schroeder.
- Patricia Shelly, professor of Bible and religion, presented "Update on Israel/Palestine" to a Sunday school class at Trinity Heights Methodist Church, Newton, on Feb. 4. She presented "Gold-Talk" to a Sunday school class, Issues and Christianity, at Bethel College Mennonite Church (BCMC), North Newton, on Feb. 11. Shelly also presented "Reflection on Religious Delegation to Iran," sponsored by Mennonite Central Committee, Mennonite Church USA and BCMC, on March 19 at the church.
- Brett Dewey, assistant professor of Bible and religion, led a session of lectio divina on Luke 1:68-79 at Bethel College Life Enrichment Dec. 6. He also was the invited speaker for the Faith Mennonite Church (Newton) High School Youth Group Winter Retreat at Camp Mennoscah Feb 23-24. Brett spoke and led exercises on the topic "Prayer and the Presence of God."
- Larry Friesen '67, professor of social work, gave a presentation on "Immigration and the Texas/Mexico border" at the annual fall retreat of the Kansas Council on Social Work Education at Bethany College, Lindsborg, Nov. 11.
- Allen Jantz '84, associate professor of education, presented and facilitated at the Kansas State Department of Education/National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education training at Mid-America Nazarene University July 26-28. His presentation was on "NCATE Standard Three: Field experience and clinical practice." He gave a presentation on the Kansas Performance Assessment to first- and second-year teachers in USD 373 Newton Public Schools Oct. 23.
- Chuck Regier '81, Kauffman Museum curator of exhibits, led an all-day workshop, "Hands-on exhibit design," for the annual meeting of the Kansas Museums Association Nov. 1 in Hays. On Nov. 3, Andi Schmidt Andres '84, Kauffman Museum curator of education, and Barb Goering '83, Goessel Grade School teacher, used their experiences with the traveling exhibit "K is for Kansas" in an annual meeting session called "E is for Educational, Engaging, Exciting Experiences for Everyone!"
- Dale Schrag '69, director of Church Relations, gave a four-part series on "Anabaptist Visions/Mennonite Realities" at Eden Mennonite Church, Moundridge, in January. He also did the same four-part series at Faith Mennonite Church, Newton, in November and at First Mennonite Church, Newton, in February and March 2006, and a two-part version of it at Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church, Inman, in September. He presented "The ambiguity of Anabaptist martyrdom: The story of Michael Sattler" Feb. 18 as part of a public lecture at Lorraine Avenue Mennonite Church, Wichita, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary.
- Patricia Shelly '76, professor of Bible and religion, led "Middle East Update," a Sunday school session at Lorraine Avenue Mennonite Church Oct. 15. She gave three presentations, "What Christians should know about Islam," "The Faith of Abraham" and "Christians and Muslims in dialogue," for the Mission Festival at Buhler Mennonite Church Nov. 12. She presented "What Christians should know about Islam" at First Presbyterian Church in Newton Nov. 12.
- Terri Headrick, human resources director. In this role, she will provide administrative support to the Offices of Business Affairs and Institutional Development. She formerly served as assistant to the president.
- Gerry Sieber, instructor of health and physical education, published "Using the Obituaries to Connect Health to Life and Death" in Great Ideas! In Teaching Health & Wellness, vol. 5.
- Brett Dewey, assistant professor of Bible and religion, had a review of the book John Howard Yoder: Mennonite Patience, Evangelical Witness, Catholic Convictions published in the journal Reviews in Religion and Theology in January.
- Jon Piper, professor of biology, published the article "Grasses and grasslands" in Grolier's 2007 online edition of The New Book of Knowledge.
- John McCabe-Juhnke, professor of communication arts, served on the individual events tabulation staff at the Pi Kappa Delta National Tournament and Convention, March 7-10 at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Mich.
- Allen Jantz '84, associate professor of education, transitioned into the role of president of Kansas Association of Colleges of Teacher Education July 1. In conjunction with this, he attended the Summer Leadership Institute hosted by the parent organization, American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, July 8-10 in Minneapolis, Minn. Also as part of this role, he coordinated and hosted the KACTE fall meeting in Emporia Oct. 27. He served as visiting team chair for the Kansas North Central Association visit to the Remington Public Schools Nov. 6.
- John McCabe-Juhnke '78, professor of communication arts, served as an external reviewer for the Baker University communication program, Jan. 22-23 in Baldwin City.
- Rachel Pannabecker '80, director of Kauffman Museum, chaired the Kansas Museums Association Institutional Projects Grant Committee, which awarded competitive grants to five Kansas museums at the KMA annual meeting.
- Karen Bauman Schlabaugh, professor of music, completed a four-year term as chair of the Pre-College Auditions for the Kansas Music Teachers Association. She organized and ran all levels (274 participants) of the pre-college state auditions on Nov. 11 at the University of Kansas in Lawrence.
- Richard Tirk, assistant professor of music, served as the clinician for the South Central Kansas Music Education Association Middle School Honor Band Nov. 4.
- Duane Friesen, Edmund G. Kaufman Professor Emeritus of Bible and Religion, is teaching Contemporary Theology in the Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary Great Plains Seminary education program during the spring semester.