"/> Convocation | Bethel College, KS
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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.

Fall 2017 Schedule

August 23, 11:00 a.m. Formal Opening of Bethel College
August 25, 11:00 a.m. KIPCOR on Having Difficult Conversations in the Bethel Community
August 28, 11:00 a.m. Active Shooter Information and Institutional Communications Celebration
September 1, 11:00 a.m. Title IX
September 8, 11:00 a.m. Brad Shores, Music at Bethel
September 11, 11:00 a.m. Robin Macy, founder of the Dixie Chicks, now of the Cherokee Maidens, steward of Bartlett Arboretum
September 15, 11:00 a.m. TED Talk Jon Ronson "When Online Shaming Goes too Far"
September 18, 11:00 a.m. In Our Own Voice Firsthand Accounts of Living with Mental Illness
September 22, 11:00 a.m. Citizens’ Climate Lobby
September 25, 11:00 a.m. Jon Gering, BC Provisional Presidential Candidate
September 29, 11:00 a.m. Kimberly Richtig, First Bank, Financial Literacy for College Students
October 2, 11:00 a.m. “Who Are We?”: Latinidad and the Construction of Ethnicity
October 6, 11:00 a.m. Student Life Hispanic Heritage Month Program
October 9, 11:00 a.m. Dr. Timothy Wengert, Professor Emeritus at Lutheran Theological Seminary, Philadelphia on Quincenten
October 13, 11:00 a.m. STEM Symposium Convocation Brian Stucky, PhD in Bioinformatics
October 16, 11:00 a.m. Djordje Maricic, Bethel College Alumnus from Belgrade, Serbia
October 27, 11:00 a.m. Kate Becker, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Young Alumnus Award Winner
October 30, 11:00 a.m. BIFL Speaker
November 3, 11:00 a.m. Study Abroad Convocation
November 6, 11:00 a.m. URICA Presentations
November 10, 11:00 a.m. Representative Ponka-We Victors, Kansas State House of Representatives, Native American Water Rights
November 13, 11:00 a.m. Rachel Epp Buller, Ralph Schrag Teaching Award Winner
November 17, 11:00 a.m. Worship and the Arts Symposium, Ted Swartz, “Laughter is Sacred Space”
November 20, 11:00 a.m. Jerry Holsopple, Professor of Comm. and Visual Arts, EMU, Shattered Spaces and Truth-telling

Past lectures

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