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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:

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Bethel College News

Caleb Abbott

Senior saxophone recital set for April 24

April 19th, 2021

Caleb Abbott will give his senior recital Saturday at 7 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center.             Abbott, Wichita, is a student of Joel Boettger, Bethel College instructor of saxophone. Abbott is scheduled to graduate from Bethel May 16, 2021, with a degree in music performance. In his recital, he will offer a… Read More

Leonard Pitts Jr. speaking in Memorial Hall

Popular speaker and columnist to make return Peace Lecture appearance

April 19th, 2021

Leonard Pitts Jr., who spoke to a packed Memorial Hall on Sept. 12, 2017, will come back to Bethel virtually on April 25. That evening, Mem Hall was more full than it had been in over half a century, when Martin Luther King Jr. spoke on the same stage. Pitts’ lecture, titled “America in the Age of Trump,” was sponsored by the Kansas Institute… Read More

Samuel Haynes

Haynes joins nonprofit clinic board

April 12th, 2021

The relationship between Bethel and Health Ministries Clinic continues to grow with the recent appointment of a new HMC board member. Samuel C. Haynes, vice president for student life and dean of students, has joined the board of the nonprofit health facility located in Newton. Haynes’ presence on the board strengthens a relationship between HMC… Read More

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2021 URICA Symposium can be viewed worldwide in virtual format

April 6th, 2021

After being canceled in 2020, Bethel’s undergraduate research symposium returns April 9 by way of the web. The URICA Symposium (for Undergraduate Research, Internships and Creative Activity) showcases the creative – and hard – work of Bethel students throughout the year. This year’s symposium is a virtual, asynchronous format, with individual… Read More

Some of the student work on display in the Regier Art Gallery

Student exhibit covers two years of creative work

April 5th, 2021

Since last year’s Student Art Exhibit was canceled due to COVID shut-downs, the work now in the Regier Art Gallery includes current and former students and two graduates. Fifty-five students in classes from fall 2019 and 2020, and spring 2020 and 2021, are exhibiting artist books, ceramics, drawing, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography,… Read More

Zeerak Ahmed

Pakistani musician at Bethel as virtual visiting artist

April 5th, 2021

A sound artist "on campus" this week will wrap up her time with a Zoom performance open to the public. Zeerak Ahmed is in virtual residence with students in the art and music departments, visiting Slow Art for Fast Times, Music History, Jazz Ensemble, and Composition classes, hosted by Rachel Epp Buller, Ph.D., associate professor of visual arts… Read More

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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.