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Bethel College News

Candy and Sandy Dao

Salina sisters will carry Bethel banner at national tournament


Candy Dao will compete for the fourth and final time, and Sandy Dao for the first, at AFA-NIET, the national forensics tournament, next month. Candy, a senior, and Sandy, her younger sister and a first-year student, will travel to the University of Alabama for the American Forensic Association National Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIET)… Read More

"Rocky Mountain Spring" by John Ellert

Exhibit reflects photographer’s interests in multiple genres and styles


In the Regier Gallery through the end of this month: Photographs by John Ellert, landscapes and abstracts. Though by his own description John Ellert is “primarily a landscape and fine-art photographer,” his work also encompasses photographic abstraction. His show “Dichotomies II: Images of Fantasy and Reality,” currently in Bethel College’s… Read More

Concert Choir

Spring break tour will take choir to Southwest, California


The Concert Choir wraps up its spring break tour to New Mexico, Arizona and central and northern California with a home concert Sun., March 24. It will be at 7 p.m. in Memorial Hall. All concerts are free and open to the public, with freewill offerings taken in some locations. The first stop will be in Albuquerque on Sun., March 17, where the… Read More

Singers from Concert Choir and Bel Canto

Music becomes tie that binds two choirs, constituencies


Russell Adrian came to Bethel College from southern Minnesota in the early 2000s, thinking he would study engineering. Today, he holds a doctorate in music, and chairs the music department and leads the choral music program at Hesston College. On Feb. 17, Adrian and his former professor and choir director, now colleague, William Eash, D.M.A.,… Read More

Clay Jenkins, trumpet

Well-traveled and widely recorded trumpeter to be guest artist


One more chance to hear Clay Jenkins, with Bethel College Jazz Ensemble I tonight in Krehbiel Auditorium. The jazz studies department has a tradition of hosting renowned jazz artists, and Joel Boettger, interim director of the program, is keeping that up. Jenkins joined the Joel Boettger Quartet March 11 in Mojo’s Coffee Shop. March 12, Jenkins… Read More

Clip from "Julia Blue"

Lauded independent film to make Kansas debut at Bethel


The independent film Julia Blue will screen in Krehbiel Auditorium, Friday, March 8 at 7 p.m. It comes to Kansas, a week after its UK debut, because of a specific and personal connection with Bethel Professor of Communication Arts John McCabe-Juhnke. There will be a Q&A with Julia Blue director Roxy Toporowych after the film. She will also… 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.