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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

Robert Milliman presents the Ralph P. Schrag Distinguished Teaching Award to Siobhan Scarry.

Teaching award recipient helps students open doors through writing

May 21st, 2019

Bethel College’s Ralph P. Schrag Distinguished Teaching Award, presented each year at commencement, recognizes a faculty member who “has made an outstanding contribution to teaching.” The 2019 recipient is Siobhán Scarry, Ph.D., associate professor of English. Scarry began teaching at Bethel in 2014. She has a B.A. from the University of Arizona… Read More

President Gering fist-bumps new graduate Heath Goertzen.

Krehbiel to Class of 2019: What matters most is caring

May 21st, 2019

Professor of Psychology Dwight Krehbiel hopes their Bethel education has put graduates on the right career path – and he also hopes for more. Career discernment is important enough to be in the college’s new mission statement. But, said Krehbiel, who is retiring after 41 years at Bethel, while that’s his wish for every graduate, it's not the… Read More

The five Thresher Award winners for 2019

Awards convocations, Threshpys recognize achievement in academics, athletics

May 15th, 2019

Between May 3 and May 18, several campus events celebrated excellent performances during the year, in many disciplines. Over the past several years, the last two Bethel College convocations of the school year have recognized students’ academic and athletic achievements. In addition, the athletic banquet, now called the Threshpy Awards, is a time… Read More

Photo display of 8 seniors showing work in the Regier Gallery

Senior show includes paintings, photos, prints and design

May 9th, 2019

Time is running out to see the Senior Art Exhibit -- and don't forget the reception tonight from 7-9 p.m. Eight Bethel art or graphic design majors have work on display through Sunday in the Regier Art Gallery in Luyken Fine Arts Center through Commencement Sunday. Gallery hours are weekdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sundays, 2-4 p.m., with extended hours… Read More

Dwight Krehbiel

Krehbiel to speak at 126th Bethel commencement

May 7th, 2019

The Class of 2019 chose for its commencement speaker a man who has been closely associated with the institution for more than 50 years. Dwight Krehbiel, Ph.D., professor of psychology, came to Bethel as a student in 1965 and began teaching there in 1978. He recently announced he will retire at the end of this academic year. He has titled his… Read More

Woven and Open Road in front of Ad Building

Mothers and others invited to May 12 concert

May 6th, 2019

The members of Woven and Open Road invite all who enjoy a cappella music to spend Mother’s Day evening with them. The two small vocal ensembles will give their end-of-the-year concert together at 7 p.m. on May 12 in Memorial Hall on the Bethel campus. Each group will perform separately and they’ll also sing some numbers together. In addition,… 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.