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Bethel College News

Bill Schmidt

Bill Schmidt: Music and computers make a good mix

October 6th, 2022

William “Bill” Schmidt will receive the 2022 Distinguished Achievement Award at the annual Alumni Banquet, part of Fall Festival, Sunday, Oct. 9. This award acknowledges character and citizenship, achievement in a chosen profession or vocation, and work of benefit to humanity. You might say Schmidt works as a translator – only the “languages” he… Read More

Jalane Schmidt

Jalane Schmidt: Scholarship in the streets, parks and public places

October 6th, 2022

Jalane Schmidt will receive the 2022 Outstanding Alumnus Award at the annual Alumni Banquet held in conjunction with Fall Festival, Sunday, Oct. 9. This award is given on the basis of character and citizenship, service to church/community or college, or other outstanding achievements, honors and recognition. Schmidt is redefining what it means… Read More

Ashley Klein with Skye the Spokesdog

Ashley Klein: Caring for community, and pets

October 6th, 2022

Ashley Klein will receive the 2022 Young Alumnus Award, and be the speaker, in convocation on Monday, Oct. 10, at 11 a.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium. Klein is dedicated to her community. It says so, right on her CV: “I hang out with dogs and make my community better.” The Young Alumnus Award recognizes character and citizenship, achievement or… Read More

Brad Gregory, Notre Dame

Reformation scholar from Notre Dame to give annual lectures

October 4th, 2022

Brad S. Gregory, a well-known and widely honored historian and Reformation scholar, will give the 70th annual Menno Simons Lectures Oct. 16-17, looking at the Radical Reformation and religious freedom. Both lectures are at 7 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center, with opportunity for audience discussion following each lecture.… Read More

Detail from Erasmus Symposium poster

Intercollegiate symposium to look at scholar’s relevance 500 years on

October 4th, 2022

Organized to honor the Mennonite Library and Archives and other libraries, an intercollegiate symposium Nov. 4-5 will look at rare publications of Desiderius Erasmus, along with his current relevance. When Dale Schrag reached his $1 million fundraising goal for an endowment for the MLA, located at Bethel College, he was ready to celebrate with… Read More

Glowing Prairie by Glen Ediger

An eye on the environment leads Ediger to create new art form

October 2nd, 2022

The opening reception for “Environmental Exposure,” currently in the Regier Art Gallery. will be Friday, Oct. 7, from 6-8 p.m. as part of Fall Festival, with extended gallery hours on Saturday. The work of Glen Ediger represents what is very likely a new genre. “Environmental Exposure” opened in the gallery Sept. 30. The artist reception will be… 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.