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News & Events

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

Allen Jantz presents Stephany Meyer with a Teacher of Promise award.

End-of-year awards recognize achievements in multiple areas

June 5th, 2023

Bethel College held several events this spring that recognized student achievement in academics, athletics, research and leadership. The first was the inaugural Leadership Awards event, on April 24. Athletic awards were presented at the annual Threshpys banquet and celebration, held this year on May 6, while May 7 was the Scholars Recognition… Read More

Exterior of coffee shop at Bethel College

Bethel announces new coffee shop collaboration with food service

May 24th, 2023

Bethel College and Aladdin Campus Dining, the college’s dining service since 2012, will expand their partnership to extend to the space in Schultz Student Center formerly known as Mojo’s.  Bethel and Aladdin plan to reopen the coffee shop under a new name by Aug. 1. Watch Bethel’s social media for updates. Aladdin Campus Dining will be bringing… Read More

A springtime view of the Memorial Grove trailhead of Sand Creek Trail

Public invited to celebrate 25 years of Sand Creek Trail on June 3

May 22nd, 2023

The annual Walk Sand Creek Trail Day, on Saturday, June 3, gives special recognition to Bethel College’s popular walking trail, which this year turns 25 as a managed trail. The event is part of National Trails Day®, sponsored annually by American Hiking Society (AHS) on the first Saturday in June. Also on June 3 is the Kauffman Museum-sponsored… Read More

Christina Marr and her son Eli after commencement May 14, 2023

Speaker points graduates to the ‘web of connections’ through college and moving forward

May 16th, 2023

When Mark Jantzen, professor of history, titled his commencement address “This is a historical event,” he probably wasn’t referring to the weather. Led by faculty, the graduating class usually processes around the Green in the center of campus to enter Memorial Hall for commencement ceremonies. On this day, the volume of rain falling stopped… Read More

Mary Dusenbury

Museum program to explore Central Asia textiles

May 10th, 2023

Kauffman Museum’s current special exhibit, “Reeds & Wool: Patterned Screens of Central Asia,” closes May 28, with a final focus planned in a program on May 21 given by Mary M. Dusenbury, Ph.D., from the University of Kansas. Dusenbury will give a Sunday-Afternoon-at-the-Museum program at 3 p.m. in the museum auditorium. She is an affiliate… Read More

Bernhard Thiessen

Pop-up exhibit, presentation will look at Mennonite experience in former East Germany

May 10th, 2023

A German historian and pastor will be bringing an exhibit of his work to Kauffman Museum for three days, Thursday-Saturday, May 18-20, with a presentation May 20 at 4 p.m. in the museum. Pastor Bernhard Thiessen is chair of the Peace Churches Office at the University of Hamburg in Berlin. He is traveling to the United States to participate in 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.