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Museum, students collaborate for special events

September 11th, 2017

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Kauffman Museum will be teaming with Bethel College student groups for two special events coming up in and around the museum.

On April 6, 1917, the United States formally declared war on Germany and entered World War I. To mark that centennial, this April 6 Bethel’s history club, CLIO, and Kauffman Museum will sponsor a screening of A Farewell to Arms in the museum auditorium.

This 1932 film, based on Ernest Hemingway’s novel, stars Helen Hayes and Gary Cooper.

Free to the public, there will be a light meal provided at 6 p.m. (donations accepted), with the film starting at 6:30.

April 9, Kauffman Museum and Bethel’s Student Government Association will host a “Chalk Walk” on the museum grounds. This falls under #Piece United, an initiative by SGA’s Diversity Council to highlight campus diversity, and marks the close of Bethel’s 2nd annual Pride and Inclusion Week.

The public is invited, between 2:30 and 4:30 p.m., to come to the museum, grab a “piece” of chalk (provided) and draw on the walks.

The first 100 chalkers will get a free button. There will also be grilled hot dogs and other refreshments served.

SGA and Kauffman Museum are also co-sponsors of an LGBTQIA appreciation “quilt” exhibit on display in the second-floor lobby of the Administration Building. It was designed by museum intern Alexis Terrill.

Kauffman Museum is on the Bethel campus at the corner of Main and 27th Streets in North Newton, with parking available at that location.

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.