Bethany College, located one block west, is a small, liberal-arts based college solidly rooted here in Lindsborg.
Established by Swedish Lutheran immigrants in 1881, Bethany is a college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, owned and operated by the Central States and Arkansas/Oklahoma Synods.
From the earliest days, people of Lindsborg have valued and promoted education. Bethany evolved from 11 students in the sacristy of Bethany Lutheran Church, to an academy in a modest frame building, to a full college housed in "Old Main," an imposing brick building of six stories.
Bethany College today celebrates a tradition of appreciation for learning, spiritual thought, music, the visual arts, and hard work inherited from its Swedish-American founders. The college awards the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music Education, and offers 50 majors and concentrations. Its primary focus is on four-year, undergraduate degree programs which prepare students for specific professions as well as in traditional liberal arts disciplines.
A member of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Bethany fields teams participating in fifteen intercollegiate sports.
Erected by Wallace Chevrolet of McPherson.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Messiah Chorus (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Birger Sandzén (about 800 feet away); Messiah Lutheran Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); 9/11 Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Terrible Swedes • Coach Ray Hahn • Dr. Ted Kessinger (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carl Aaron Swensson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dag Hammarskjöld (approx. 0.2 miles away); Womans Missionary Society (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lindsborg.
Also see . . .
1. Bethany College's Swedish Heritage. (Submitted on January 19, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. The Välkommen Trail, Lindsborg KS. (Submitted on January 19, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
3. The Välkommen Trail, Lindsborg KS. (Submitted on January 19, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
Categories. • Education •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 213 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.