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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:

  • media relations
  • print publications
  • digital media
  • video
  • photography
  • advertising

Bethel College News

Kristen Herzet, field athlete

Four student-athletes earn All-District First Team honors

May 28th, 2020

Bethel golfer Parker Austin, tennis players Ryan LaCombe and Kaci Wilson, and track and field competitor Kristen Herzet have been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District® At-Large First Team. The College Sports Information Directors of America announced the awards this month. LaCombe becomes the first student-athlete in school history to earn… Read More

The solar carport in the parking lot of Luyken Fine Arts Center

Carport will add to student center solar capacity

May 28th, 2020

It’s hard to miss the new structure that has sprung up in the fine arts center parking lot, with the aim of increasing campus energy sustainability. The solar carport, which includes two electric car charging stations, came from the efforts of Bethel alumni Richard and Donna Zerger of McPherson, with the support of nine other alumni and friends… Read More

The decorated back of Courtney Simpson's commencement hat

Accomplishment not dimmed without live commencement, speakers say

May 28th, 2020

Participants in the May 17 virtual commencement emphasized the gains as well as the losses of semesters and college careers cut short by pandemic. The title of Doug Siemens’ address was a common phrase that’s been evoked a lot lately. “This is not happening” is what Siemens, Bethel associate professor of teacher education, said was his first… Read More

Social work mentors reflect on their experience.

College mentors see changes in themselves, students

May 12th, 2020

As with so many things, the pandemic put an abrupt end to a special mentoring program involving Bethel College students, but they won’t forget it any time soon. Seven young African-American men volunteered at Chisholm Middle School in Newton during the 2019-20 school year (two are repeats from the previous year). They found out about the program… Read More

Legacy star

Alumni winners span teaching, human rights, informatics

May 11th, 2020

The Awards Committee of the Bethel College Alumni Association has announced its selections for the college’s three annual alumni awards. Todd Flory, Wichita, will receive the 2020 Young Alumnus Award, which recognizes character and citizenship, achievement or service rendered, and honors and recognition received. The recipient must be 39 years of… Read More

Ad Building and threshing stone

Bethel presents top academic awards virtually

May 11th, 2020

As with almost every other activity normally held in the spring semester, the internet was the venue for presenting the Thresher Awards, which went to five graduating seniors. May 8 was the scheduled date for the convocation at which they would normally have learned they had received the highest academic honor given each year. Instead, at 11 a.m… 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.