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News & Events

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

Emily Guldner, Rachel Geyer and John McCabe-Juhnke in the Prison Theater Project class

Students do theater with inmates at correctional facility

June 21st, 2022

An unusual theater performance is looking for an audience – to sign up, call Offender Victim Ministries (OVM) in Newton by this Thursday. Bethel College’s Prison Theater Project is back as a summer term course. Two students, under the direction of John McCabe-Juhnke, professor emeritus of communication arts, are collaborating with seven inmates… Read More

Shanti Kauffman

Student wins scholarship from health organization

June 7th, 2022

Shanti Kauffman, Hesston, a rising senior majoring in social work, will receive one of the academic scholarships that MHS of Goshen, Ind., gives each year. MHS (Mennonite Health Services) is a not-for-profit organization that supports Mennonite and other Anabaptist faith-grounded health and human service providers in their leadership and… Read More

Josue Coy Dick

Students compete in annual Bethel peace speech contest

June 3rd, 2022

Three Bethel students, covering a variety of topics, presented their speeches in the C. Henry Smith Peace Oration contest April 18, with Josué Coy Dick finishing first. Coy Dick, first-year student from North Newton, presented “Moses the Two-World Peacebuilder.” Coy Dick’s speech will now be entered along with the first-place speeches from other… Read More

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Threshers awarded in history and music, English

June 2nd, 2022

Bethel’s highest academic award, the Thresher, goes to one or more graduating seniors – this year to Emma Beachy, Kalona, Iowa, in history and music, and Bethany Powls, Garnett, Kan., in English. Beachy earned praise from Joel Boettger, director of bands, for the way she developed skills in jazz piano, “solid fundamentals of jazz language” and a… Read More

Siobhan Scarry

Professor’s manuscript is finalist for national poetry prize

June 2nd, 2022

Siobhán Scarry, a member of the Bethel English faculty, had her new poetry manuscript selected as a finalist for the Dorset Prize from Tupelo Press. Tupelo is a literary press in North Adams, Mass., founded in 1999 to publish poetry, fiction and nonfiction. The Dorset Prize is a major national competition open to any poetry manuscript written in… Read More

Students at commencement 2022

End-of-year awards recognize achievements in multiple areas

June 1st, 2022

Bethel celebrated student achievements in academics, athletics and research at the end of the 2021-22 school year, both in person and through social media. Athletic awards were presented at the annual Threshpys banquet and celebration, held this year on May 7, while other awards were shared through social media platforms. Two graduating seniors… 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.