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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

Antoinette Brown Blackwell

Robu adapts play for 2020’s virtual requirements

October 1st, 2020

It should surprise no one to learn that Bethel College’s annual Fall Festival theater production has gone online. Fall Festival was originally scheduled for Oct. 1-4, but many events have been canceled. However, a few will go on, just virtually. One such is the play No Cross, No Crown – Covid Edition, written and directed by Bethel Instructor of… Read More

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Bethel to present 2020 alumni awards virtually

September 30th, 2020

The Alumni Association will present its annual awards (Outstanding Alumnus, Distinguished Achievement, Young Alumnus) online during Fall Festival and immediately after. Doris Bartel, Riverdale, Md., will receive the Outstanding Alumnus Award, and Barry Hieb, Tucson, Ariz., the Distinguished Achievement Award, on Oct. 4. This will be viewable on… Read More

Forthcoming, photo by David Long

Long will display new photos from Europe in Regier Gallery

September 30th, 2020

One event in Bethel College’s Fall Festival lineup will go on as scheduled, the opening of David Long’s exhibit of photography, “Forthcoming.”           Long is professor of visual arts and design at Bethel. The reception for the exhibit will be on its opening day in the Regier Art Gallery in Luyken Fine Arts Center: Oct. 2, from 6-8 p.m… Read More

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North Newton ranked as one of 'safest college towns' in U.S.

September 24th, 2020

Bethel is located in the top 25 for LendEDU’s ranking of safest college towns in the country. North Newton, Kan., is #23 out of 325 towns and cities that LendEDU, an online organization that works “to help students and families make educated decisions when it comes to higher education,” examined for its safety rankings. LendEDU notes that… Read More

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Enrollment rises despite pandemic

September 17th, 2020

Bethel’s incoming student numbers stayed up and total enrollment increased, a heartening trend following the unexpected end to the 2019-20 school year. After the 20th day of classes, when semester numbers become official, there are 151 first-time freshmen (compared to last year’s 155), the second-largest class in the past 32 years, along with 30… Read More

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Bethel earns Champions of Character gold with perfect score

September 16th, 2020

For the third straight year, Bethel has received the NAIA Champions of Character® Five-Star Gold Award. This time, the Threshers had a perfect score of 100 points. Bethel was one of 113 institutions across the NAIA to earn gold status, out of 181 that earned either gold, silver or bronze. The NAIA announces the awards in the fall for the… 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.