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Broaden your horizons and explore basic value issues during twice-weekly convocations.

Renowned guest speakers, performing groups, and presentations will expose you to politics, society, religion and the arts and sciences – and you’ll be able to ask your burning questions, too.

Gain a broader perspective on current issues and historical events.

Build community through deeper understanding and respect for differing vantage points.

Determine where you stand on issues in the nation and the world from a more well-rounded view.

 

Fall 2018 Convocation Schedule

Wednesday

8/22

Formal Opening of Bethel College Convocation

Friday

8/24

Introduction to Convocation
Michael Taylor and Kelsay Rychener, convocation co-coordinators

Monday

8/27

Title IX
Bethany Charlsen, student life and Title IX coordinator

Friday

8/31

Student Life Convocation: Community Standards and Expectations
Sam Haynes, vice president of student life and dean of students

Monday

9/3

No Convocation - Labor Day

Friday

9/7

Student Life Convocation: Safety and ALICE Procedures
Sam Haynes, vice president of student life and dean of students

Monday

9/10

“Stop the Bleed” Campaign
Meghan Landwehr, RN and Wesley Medical Center Staff

Friday

9/14

UNICACH
Francisca Mendez-Harclerode, Ph.D.

Monday

9/17

Charlottesville and the A12 Anniversary
Jalane Schmidt, Ph.D., University of Virginia

Friday

9/21

Prison Ministries, Mass Incarceration, and Spirituality Liberation
Ben Kreider, eirector of Prison Ministries at Offender/Victim Ministries

Monday

9/24

Safehope: Resources and Awareness on Bethel’s Campus
Chantelle Garber and Laura Patzner

Friday

9/28

Fatness, Feminism and Disney Princesses
Charlesia McKinney, Ph.D. student at University of Kansas

Monday

10/1

Ralph P. Schrag Teaching Awards and Honors Convocation

Friday

10/5

Nanotechnology: Opportunities and Challenges
Alice Deckert, Ph.D., Allegheny College

Monday

10/8

Bethel College 2017-18 Study Abroad Panel
Tara Schwartz, Lauren Woodward, Billie Selichnow, Dan Quinlin, Ph.D.

**Special Evening Session:
Loss of Turtle Island, Memorial Hall at 7:30pm
Karin Kaufman Wall and Erica Littlewolf, Mennonite Central Committee

Friday

10/12

Forensics Showcase
Bethel College Forensics Team

Monday

10/15

No Convocation - Fall Break

Friday

10/19

Schloss Trachselwald: The Conversion of a Prison Tower of Anabaptist Persecution into an Anabaptist Museum
Don and Joanne Siegrist

Monday

10/22

Menno Simons Lectures
Rachel Waltner Goossen

Friday

10/26

Title TBA
Murray Penner, Executive Director of NASTAD

Monday

10/29

Young Alumnus Award Winner Convocation
Peter Miller

Friday

11/2

Becoming a Sanctuary Church
Rachel Ringenburg Miller, Pastor at Shalom Mennonite Church

Monday

11/5

Basic Issues of Faith and Life (BIFL) Convocation
Safwat Marzouk, Ph.D., Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary

Friday

11/9

Self-Care and Available Resources at Bethel College
Joanna Bjerum, LMSW

Monday

11/12

Title TBA
Zach Savich, Poet

Friday

11/16

URICA Presentations
Bethel College Students

Monday

11/19

Title TBA
Speaker: Pastor Spencer Lindsay, WMOC Ministry Inc.

*Last Convocation of Fall 2018 Semester*

Friday

11/23

No Convocation - Thanksgiving Break

Monday

11/26

No Convocation - Regular Classes in Session

Friday

11/30

No Convocation - Regular Classes in Session

Monday

12/3

No Convocation - Regular Classes in Session

Friday

12/7

No Convocation - Regular Classes in Session

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.