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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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Two faculty awards given for 2020-21 school year

June 2nd, 2021

Geri Tyrell, nursing, and David Long, visual arts and design, were honored with awards for service and teaching at the end of the school year. The first Franz Community Service Award since 2012 was presented to Tyrell, director of nursing and associate professor of nursing. This award, named in honor of Julius and Agatha Dyck Franz, recognizes a… Read More

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Science students honored with Thresher Awards 

June 1st, 2021

Alayna Wallace (psychology) and Adam Sigwing (biology) received 2021 Thresher Awards, Bethel's highest academic award, presented to them by faculty earlier this spring.  Thresher Awards are given to graduating seniors who have made a “truly outstanding and sustained contribution” in a performance area (e.g., music, visual arts, drama) or a “truly… Read More

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Bethel announces graduates, spring 2021 Dean’s List, Honor Roll

June 1st, 2021

One hundred thirty-eight students had spring 2021 semester grades that earned academic distinction, and 75 seniors graduated May 16 with bachelor's degrees. Students whose semester grade point average is 3.7 or higher are named to the Dean’s List, while those with a GPA of 3.50-3.699 are listed as members of the Honor Roll. DEAN’S LIST… Read More

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Bethel is only Kansas college selected for racial healing institute

May 27th, 2021

Bethel is one of 78 community colleges, four-year colleges and universities nationwide that will be part of the 2021 Institute on Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers. The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) announced the participants May 18, with Bethel the only institution of higher… Read More

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Walk the trail, see some birds on first Saturday in June

May 27th, 2021

Walk Sand Creek Trail Day is back "live" this year and celebrating its 10th anniversary on June 5, when there will also be a first-Saturday bird walk starting in the Kauffman Museum parking lot. Walk Sand Creek Trail Day is part of National Trails Day®, sponsored by American Hiking Society (AHS). The bird walk begins at Kauffman Museum at 7 a.m… Read More

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Challenges and failure build resilience, speaker tells graduates

May 17th, 2021

Given the unprecedented experience of the Class of 2021, it’s not surprising that “life’s challenges and choices” occupied much of the commencement speaker’s address. Because of rainy weather, the May 16 ceremony took place inside Memorial Hall rather than in Thresher Stadium. President Jon C. Gering set the stage in his welcome when he… 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.