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Bethel College News

The Queen's Cartoonists

The Queen’s Cartoonists perform for the eyes, ears and funny bone

January 24th, 2020

The next Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts show, Friday, Feb. 7, on the Bethel campus, features great music and classic cartoons. You might think a group calling itself the Queen’s Cartoonists would be British – and you’d be wrong. The six members of the ensemble are actually from Queens, New York, which is just the first taste of the plays on… Read More

The Bethel Worship Center band performs for the 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. holiday celebration at Bethel.

Freedom means moving forward, speaker tells MLK Day audience

January 23rd, 2020

To help Bethel College celebrate the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday Jan. 20, Michelle Vann chose to speak about freedom – starting in the New Testament. Vann is a teacher, speaker, church leader and Christian counselor from Wichita, who came to Bethel at the invitation of senior Jenna Ratzlaff and Bethel’s Diversity Council. Quoting Paul in… Read More

Steel Drum Band

Steel drum group to give concert

January 21st, 2020

The steel drum class presents its end-of-interterm concert Friday, Jan. 24, at 11 a.m. in Memorial Hall.         Brad Shores, director of athletic bands and instructor of steel drums at Bethel, teaches the class. "The concert will showcase the skills learned in the steel drum interterm class," Shores said, "and will consist of 8-9 songs."… Read More

A view of "K is for Kansas" at Kauffman Museum

State symbols create theme for this year’s Kansas Day celebration

January 13th, 2020

Kauffman Museum hosts its annual "Celebrate Kansas Day!" on Saturday, Jan. 25, in and around the museum.   This year's Kansas Day celebration will explore Kansas symbols, from sunflowers to box turtles, bison to meadowlarks, honeybees to Kansa Indians. The museum and grounds open at 1 p.m. for an afternoon of special programs and activities.… Read More

Martin Luther King Jr. Day poster

MLK Day activities to 'celebrate 60 years'

January 7th, 2020

Bethel's annual celebration of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday will include a taped excerpt from the speech Dr. King gave 60 years ago, Jan. 20, 1960, in Memorial Hall. Events start at 2 p.m. (not at 7 p.m. as in previous years and as listed in some printed calendars) and run until 5. The venue is Memorial Hall rather than Krehbiel Auditorium… Read More

Runners on Sand Creek Trail

Bethel hosting 3rd run honoring the late Russ Neufeld

January 6th, 2020

Have you registered to Run the Neuf? – Jan. 11, at 10 a.m., with on-site registration closing at 9:45. The 3rd annual Neuf Memorial Run returns to the Bethel College campus Saturday, Jan. 11, to honor the memory of Russ Neufeld, a long-time Kansas resident who died Jan. 21, 2017, after an 18-month fight with non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Neufeld worked… 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.