Ebels were a fixture on the campus



Ebels.jpg August R. Ebel and Esther Hiebert Ebel were beloved on campus and beyond during their long service to Tabor College. For 53 years, beginning in 1911, August R. Ebel and the art department at Tabor were one and the same. He was deeply interested in developing historical sensitivity on campus through the teaching of art and history. Trained at the Chicago Art Institute and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, he offered courses in charcoal, pastel, pen-and-ink and oils. Using wit, dry humor and chalk he became famous for a lecture titled ?The Rose-Colored Glasses,? which he performed more than 500 times. Esther Ebel served as dean of Women at Tabor for a period of time and became a self-appointed campus hostess. Her involvement in the church, family, school and community services was recognized when she was selected ?Kansas Mother of the Year.?


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