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The Bethel College Board of Directors requests the honor of your presence at events celebrating the inauguration of


Jonathan C. Gering, Ph.D.


as the fifteenth President of Bethel College,
with an inauguration ceremony at


10 a.m. Sunday, October 7, 2018


Jolliffe Auditorium, Memorial Hall  

Reception immediately following on Centennial Plaza.

In the event of inclement weather, the reception will take place in Thresher Gymnasium.

Location

Download a campus map detailing buildings and parking.

Lodging

Special room rates are available using the code “BC Inauguration” at:

  • Comfort Inn, 1205 E. 1st St., Newton, KS - $70 standard/$77 suite when reserved by Sept. 6
  • Holiday Inn Express, 1430 E. Broadway Ct., Newton KS - $89 when reserved by Sept. 22
 

FALL FESTIVAL—SELECTED EVENTS

 

Thursday, Oct. 4

 

 

7-8 p.m ., Taste of Newton

Meet President Jon & Deborah Gering
Open to the public

Main & Broadway,
Downtown Newton

Friday, Oct. 5

 

 

11 a.m., Convocation

STEM Symposium speaker—Alice Deckert, Ph.D.
Open to the public

Krehbiel Auditorium,
Luyken Fine Arts Center

7:30 p.m., Musical

Little Women
Advance ticket purchase required*

Krehbiel Auditorium,
Luyken Fine Arts Center

Saturday, Oct. 6

 

 

10-11 a.m., Fall Festival

Meet President Jon & Deborah Gering
Open to the public

Plaza,
Administration Building

3:30 p.m., Musical

Little Women
Advance ticket purchase required*

Krehbiel Auditorium,
Luyken Fine Arts Center

6-7 p.m., Fall Festival

Meet President Jon & Deborah Gering
Open to the public

Franz Plaza,
Joe W. Goering Field

Sunday, Oct. 7

 

 

10 a.m.

Inauguration Ceremony
Open to the public; doors open at 9:30 am.

Joliffe Auditorium,
Memorial Hall

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Reception
Open to the public

Centennial Plaza

3 p.m, Musical

Little Women
Advance ticket purchase required*

Krehbiel Auditorium,
Luyken Fine Arts Center

*To purchase tickets to the musical, contact Thresher Shop at 316-284-5205.

About Bethel

As the first Mennonite college founded in North America, Bethel College celebrates a tradition of progressive Christian liberal arts education, diversity within community, and lifelong learning.