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I love the community here at Bethel. I knew I’d have great classes, but I never thought I would stumble upon a whole new family when I came to college. You can count on everyone to lend a helping hand.
Taylor McCabe-Juhnke ’12

Family Weekend

2015 Schedule

Saturday, September 19
7:15 a.m.

Alumni/Friends Golf Tournament
This year’s tournament is scheduled at Sand Creek Station golf course. Play is in the morning, followed by a lunch for players and hosts. All golfers are welcome.

Cost:
9 a.m.–noon

Check-In
Receive a finalized schedule of the weekend, discount coupons and information about the area, and buy your tickets for Saturday’s lunch on the plaza.

Cost: $7.00 per person—cash or check only
Mojo’s
9 a.m.–3 p.m. Thresher Shop
Don’t forget to pick up your coupon when you check in for the weekend.
Schultz Student Center
9 a.m.–4 p.m. Compassionate Clay exhibit by Debi Cox
Wichita native Debi Cox has been helping mold young artists as an award-winning high school teacher for more than 30 years. She is active in the art community locally and nationally, and in the past year alone has displayed her work in six galleries and exhibitions. She has won numerous awards, including Best of Show in the Día de Los Muertos Exhibition at Topeka’s NOTO Art Center in October 2014.
Robert W. Regier Gallery,
Luyken Fine Arts Center
10–11a.m. Coffee with the President
Join President Perry White for coffee in Mojo’s to learn more about what the future holds for Bethel College. President White will be available to visit about some of the exciting things your student can expect during her/his time at Bethel College.
Krehbiel Auditorium
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Outdoor Lunch
Enjoy good Kansas BBQ with your family. Take this time to catch up with your student or meet some of the Bethel College faculty and staff.

Cost: $7/person (free for students on meal plan)—cash or check only. Tickets may be purchased at the check-in table in Mojo’s.

Centennial Plaza
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Pep Rally
The Bethel College Cheerleaders will get our spirit in high gear for a day full of athletic contests.
Plaza,
Schultz Student Center
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Campus Tours and Admissions Information
Want to see the residence halls? Campus tours will leave on the half hour during this time for anyone interested. If you have family members about to graduate high school or thinking of transferring to Bethel College, bring them by to talk to one of our admissions counselors. They will be happy to answer any questions.
Plaza,
Schultz Student Center
12:30 p.m.

Junior Varsity Volleyball
The mighty Threshers take on McPherson College. Go Threshers!

Cost at the gate:
  • Adults: $4
  • Seniors: $3
  • Students: $2
Thresher Stadium
1 p.m.

Women’s Soccer
The mighty Threshers take on York College. Go Threshers!

Cost at the gate:
  • Adults: $4
  • Students: $3
Thresher Stadium
1:30–4:30 p.m.

Kauffman Museum
Bring the family over to check out Kauffman Museum. You will find something for both kids and adults. Admission is free for Family Weekend participants.

Root for the Home Team: Building Community through Sports brings together many stories of sports and community from the Newton area. The photographs and artifacts shared tell the stories of success through adversity, of international friendships, and of sports passed on through generations. Root for the Home Team connects to a state-wide initiative on sports and community sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council, in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution’s Hometown Teams exhibition currently touring Kansas.

Kauffman Museum
2 p.m.

Volleyball
The mighty Threshers take on McPherson College. Go Threshers!

Cost at the gate:
  • Adults: $4
  • Seniors: $3
  • Students: $2
Thresher Gym
3:30 p.m.

Men’s Soccer
The mighty Threshers take on York College. Go Threshers!

Cost at the gate:
  • Adults: $4
  • Students: $3
Thresher Stadium
5 p.m.–7 p.m.

Tailgate
Join other Thresher fans as we tailgate before the football game.

Pay at the tailgate: $6/person (free for students on meal plan).

West of Ward Tennis Center
7 p.m.

Football
The mighty Threshers take on Bethany College. Go Threshers!

Cost at the gate:
  • Adults: $6
  • Seniors: $5
  • Students: $3
Thresher Stadium
Sunday, September 20
9:30–11:30 a.m. Family Weekend Church Service Bethel College Mennonite Church
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Brunch
Come to the cafeteria and enjoy our Sunday brunch, with omelets made to order and assorted sides and desserts.

Pay at the door: $6.75/person
The Caf’,
Schultz Student Center
2 p.m.

Softball
The mighty Threshers take on the Blue Sox. Go Threshers!

Softball Field