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WEB Day to be offered at Bethel College for non-students

September 11th, 2017

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College Women's Association will sponsor Welcome to Education at Bethel (WEB) Day Saturday, Jan. 17, on the Bethel College campus in North Newton. This event, open to men and women, celebrates education through a day of mini-courses for non-students. The day's schedule begins at 8:15 a.m. with registration and coffee in the Fine Arts Center lobby and a welcome by Bethel College President E. LaVerne Epp at 9 a.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium, Fine Arts Center. Classes and workshops run from 9:15 a.m. through 3:45 p.m.

Classes and Workshops Four classes and two workshops will be offered. Participants can choose to attend several one-hour class sessions or two-hour workshops.

WEB Day classes include:

Music in the Bible Patricia Shelly, associate professor of Bible and religion at Bethel College, will look at songs in the Bible. A singer and songwriter, Shelly has published three songbooks and two albums. Offered at 9:15 a.m., 2:45 p.m.

Railroads of Harvey County Tim Buller, instructor of computer system administration at Bethel College, will speak about the four historic railroad routes through Harvey County. Offered at 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m.

Faux Finishing Your Walls and Accessories: Dos and Don'ts Keri Waltner, owner of Waltner Wood and Wall Designs on West 6th in Newton, will teach about faux finishes. She has been professionally trained and certified in a wide variety of faux finishes. Offered at 9:15 a.m., 2:45 p.m.

Dying Well Medical doctors Edward J. Hett and R. Bruce Woods of Wichita will speak on the stewardship of death and examine responses and issues related to the end of life. Offered at 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m.

WEB Day workshops include:

Music of Commemoration: A brief study of the Requiem Mass William Eash, director of choral activities at Bethel College, will discuss the liturgical context of the Mass for the Dead, its structure and purpose in Catholic liturgy. Offered at 9:15 a.m., 1:30 p.m.

Literary Cooking: Kitchen Philosophies Martha Peterka, associate professor of Spanish at Bethel College, will present a program on literary cooks and prepare several Spanish foods. Offered at 9:15 a.m., 1:30 p.m.

Luncheon WEB Day participants are invited to a luncheon in the Fellowship Hall, Bethel College Mennonite Church. Marilyn Epp of North Newton will play the piano during the luncheon. Reservations are required for the luncheon and are due Jan. 10.

Registration, information The cost to attend any session or the entire day is $20, which includes the luncheon. Because some class sizes are limited, early registration is encouraged.

To register for WEB Day, contact Joretta Martens at (620) 465-2380 or For information only, call Carolyn Voran at (316) 284-0257.

Classes and workshops in the Fine Arts Center and the luncheon in Bethel College Mennonite Church are all handicapped accessible.

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.