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Lindsborg in McPherson County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Bethany College

 
 
Bethany College Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 10, 2016
1. Bethany College Marker
Inscription.

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.
 
Location.

Bethany College Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 10, 2016
2. Bethany College Marker
Looking west along Swensson Avenue
38° 34.808′ N, 97° 40.195′ W. Marker is in Lindsborg, Kansas, in McPherson County. Marker is at the intersection of Swensson Avenue and the Välkommen Trail, on the right when traveling west on Swensson Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lindsborg KS 67456, United States of America.
 
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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lindsborg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Bethany College's Swedish Heritage. (Submitted on January 19, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Välkommen Trail, Lindsborg KS. (Submitted on January 19, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Välkommen Trail, Lindsborg KS. (Submitted on January 19, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Education
 
Bethany College Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 10, 2016
3. Bethany College Marker
Looking NNE along the Valkommen Trail
Bethany College Seal image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 5, 2011
4. Bethany College Seal
Bethany College Campus image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 5, 2011
5. Bethany College Campus
Presser Hall on Bethany College Campus image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 19, 2012
6. Presser Hall on Bethany College Campus
Bethany College Entrance image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 5, 2011
7. Bethany College Entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 19, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 245 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on January 19, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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