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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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Detail from "The Vineyard" by Denise Brueggeman

New work calls on memories and artifacts from the past

November 17th, 2020

Denise Brueggeman’s exhibit now in the Regier Art Gallery is new, and yet not new. “Noir + More” is in the gallery located in Luyken Fine Arts Center. The artist reception is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 19, from 6-8 p.m. (Please note that face coverings must be worn, and distancing protocols observed, on the Bethel campus.) “All this work has… Read More

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Bethel joins online job recruiting platform for students, young alumni

November 9th, 2020

One obstacle college students and young alumni face is knowing where to look for internship or job opportunities, both nationwide and locally.  Bethel and the new Office of Career and Leadership Development have recently invested in an online platform to assist students and new alumni launch their careers. Handshake, “a jobs community for… Read More

COOKED pdf detail

Film looks at effects of extreme weather, disparity

November 1st, 2020

The next offering in the KIPCOR Film Series will look at the sometimes deadly relationship between climate change, extreme weather and personal income. Cooked: Survival by Zip Code will be a virtual presentation, with the film and its talk-back taking place at two different times. Cooked: Survival by Zip Code is a multiple-award-winning… Read More

Sarah Smarsh

Best-selling author to give Peace Lecture on culture and class in America

October 26th, 2020

COVID put a stop to Sarah Smarsh delivering the KIPCOR Peace Lecture in person – but has opened it up, literally, to the world. KIPCOR is the Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution at Bethel College. The endowed Peace Lecture series was to have featured Kansas-based writer Smarsh last May, postponed until September and finally moved… Read More

Cesar Garcia photo by Janet Bauman for Canadian Mennonite

Garcia brings global perspective to annual Bethel lecture series

October 20th, 2020

The first leader of a worldwide Mennonite confederation to hail from the global South will give this year’s Menno Simons Lectures, Sunday and Monday, Oct. 25-26. And for the first time in the almost 70-year history of the lecture series, it will take place entirely online. Speaker César García, a native of Colombia now living in Canada, became… Read More

Soccer players spent Service Day rooting out invasive honeysuckle near Kauffman Museum.

In a year of changes, Service Day stays almost the same

October 7th, 2020

Students still shared in one important annual tradition: Service Day, which took place Sept. 23. Classes were canceled so students could spend several hours serving on campus and in the nearby community. “Service Day is a physical expression of how Bethel College values an ethic of service,” said Michael Unruh, campus pastor. Service Day saw… 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.