Bethany changes homecoming

Staff Writer
The Kansan
The Kansan

LINDSBORG -— Due to the current pandemic, Bethany College President Elizabeth Mauch, in consultation with the Cabinet, has decided that Homecoming events this year be conducted virtually when possible, or postponed if adopting to a virtual format is not possible.

“This was not an easy decision to make and I am very disappointed that we will not be able to experience a typical Homecoming weekend,” Mauch said. “While I am saddened by this, it seems to be the best option for keeping the Bethany community and Lindsborg safe. On a brighter note, our Alumni and Student Development Offices are planning many virtual events to let folks experience Homecoming from afar,” said Dr. Elizabeth Mauch, President of Bethany College.

Many events are affected by this change. The planned celebration of Dr. Joyce Pigge’s 50th year at Bethany College, which was planned for Oct. 2, has been postponed. The Oct. 4 class of 2020 commencement ceremony has been postponed. The rescheduled Messiah performance that was to take place Homecoming weekend has also been postponed. Other events that can be held virtually will be communicated at a later date.