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Bethel College shares its story with a number of audiences through the work of the Office of Institutional Communications. They promote Bethel, its people, programs and achievements through:

  • media relations
  • print publications
  • digital media
  • video
  • photography
  • advertising

Bethel College News

Becki and Gary Dick of Baldwin City

Capital campaign launches with seven-figure gift

September 13th, 2019

  As Bethel College moves full steam ahead with its Engage the Future capital campaign, a significant gift from two Baldwin City alumni has boosted the effort. The Dick Living Trust has made a commitment of $1.5 million toward the campaign, which is focused on student wellness (physical, spiritual, emotional), information technology upgrades,… Read More

Champions of Character gold badge

Bethel earns Champions of Character gold for second straight year

September 11th, 2019

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has named the athletics department a 2018-19 Champions of Character Five-Star Gold Award winner. Bethel was one of 63 institutions across the NAIA to earn gold status, out of the 180 who earned either gold, silver or bronze. This is the second time in the department’s history that… Read More

Beating a gun into a garden tool

KIPCOR, Bethel and community partners plan Nonviolence Week

September 10th, 2019

The arts, service projects, and “beating swords into plowshares” (almost literally) will come together on campus and in the wider community in special events Sept. 16-22. The Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (KIPCOR), Bethel’s peacebuilding institute, is leading a group of sponsors for a series of events marking the nationwide… Read More

Lost Angels poster

Film connects homeless advocacy to nonviolent social action

September 5th, 2019

The opening film for this school year’s KIPCOR Film Series also opens a series of special events looking at nonviolence and action. Lost Angels: Skid Row Is My Home screens Sept. 8 at 3 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center. It is free and open to the public, with a freewill offering taken to support the series and the work of… Read More

Ceramic piece by Wichita artist Natalie Brown

Ceramics represent Wichita artist’s love of nature

September 4th, 2019

Ceramics by Natalie Brown of Derby High School and Friends University are now on display in the Regier Art Gallery. Form and function are equally important to Wichita artist-educator Brown, chair of the art department at DHS. The artist reception for Brown and “In Bloom,” an exhibit of some of her latest work, is Sept. 26, 6-8 p.m. outside the… Read More

New faculty participate in the 2019 Walk of Welcome.

Bethel announces new faculty and staff appointments

August 29th, 2019

Bethel welcomes new faculty in athletic training, English, forensics/communication arts, HPE, math, music, and psychology, and staff in a variety of areas.       Amber Celestin, director of student success and retention and assistant professor of English. She is a 2004 Bethel graduate in English and has an M.A. in English from Wichita State… Read More

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.