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Sarah Unruh ’12


Convocation is an all-school assembly that generally meets twice weekly (Monday and Friday) at 11 a.m. during spring and fall semesters in Krehbiel Auditorium. It is an integral part of the liberal arts education experience at Bethel. Guest lecturers, performing groups and audio/visual presentations provide students with a wide-ranging exposure to issues in politics, society, religion, the arts and sciences. The convocation experience is designed to help build community, broaden horizons and explore basic value issues.

Spring 2014 Convocation Videos

Spring 2014 Convocation Schedule

Jan. 31 Introduction To Convocation Nathan Bartel
February 3 A Life Of Design Derek Hamm
February 7 TBA TBA
February 10 Interterm Travel Reports
February 14 Here’s What’s Cool: Bobby Lloyd Does The Truffle Shuffle Bobby Lloyd
February 16 KIPCOR Film Series: "Two Sided Story"; 3:30 p.m, Krehbiel Auditorium Bobby Lloyd
February 17 Bethel Studies Abroad
February 21 In Our Own Voices Nancy Jensen
February 24 Katie Boyts
February 28 Here’s What’s Cool: Gary Histand Blows Things Up Gary Histand
March 3 National Social Work Month John McKay
March 7 National Social Work Month Rachel Voth Schrag
March 10 Blush Shirley Showalter
March 13 Policies On Palestine; 2:30 p.m., Krehbiel Auditorium Phyllis Bennis, Institute For Policy Studies
March 14 Here’s What’s Cool: Joel Linscheid Plays Jazz & Basketball Joel Linscheid
March 24 Cancelled
March 28 Bethel College Concert Choir
March 31 Forensics Road Show
April 4 TBA
April 6 KIPCOR Film Series: "Climate Refugees"; 3:30 p.m., Krehbiel Auditorium
April 7 Here’s What’s Cool: Rachel Epp Buller Makes A Book or Two Rachel Epp Buller
April 11 Ken White
April 14 11 a.m. Mildred Edwards
7:30 p.m. Young Alumnus Award/KIPCOR Peace Lecture Palwasha Kakar
April 21 Seminar On Diversity: A Semester of Inquiry
April 25 URICA Symposium
April 28 C. Henry Smith Peace Orations
May 2 Honors Convocation
May 5 Honors Convocation

Past Convocations

This list is constructed from the published convocation brochures, which may not necessarily reflect last-minute changes to the convo schedule.

View past convocations