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Bethel receives final notice from accrediting body, avoids probation

December 5th, 2019

The Higher Learning Commission has made a ruling of “Accreditation-On Notice” at the conclusion of Bethel's regular every-10-years accreditation process. College administrators had been informed earlier this year, after the peer review team’s site visit in May, that the team’s recommendation would be for probation. “On Notice” represents an… Read More

Gala Jazz 2019

Annual Gala Jazz concert to be Dec. 6

December 5th, 2019

Come celebrate St. Nicholas Day with Bethel College’s yearly Christmas Gala Jazz concert. Jazz Ensemble I and Jazz Combo will play standards and seasonal favorites Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center on the Bethel campus. Joel Boettger directs both groups. The concert is free and open to the public, with a… Read More

Urban Doxology performing in Krehbiel Auditorium

Worship-arts symposium: Church called to help build City of God for all

December 3rd, 2019

David M. Bailey and Urban Doxology came across the country, from Virginia to Kansas, to bring “a foretaste of the Kingdom” to Bethel College. Bailey and the music group Urban Doxology are involved in East End Fellowship in Richmond, Va., and were the keynote presenters at the 5th biennial Worship and the Arts Symposium, Nov. 22-23 on the Bethel… Read More

Elizabeth Friesen and Emma Girton with the KMA Award of Excellence for Kauffman Museum.

Kauffman Museum wins state award of excellence

December 3rd, 2019

Seniors Elizabeth Friesen Birky and Emma Girton accepted the award on behalf of the museum Nov. 8 at the Kansas Museums Association annual conference. The KMA has selected Kauffman Museum’s special exhibition “Campaign for a New China: Looking Back on Posters from the Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976” for the 2019 Award of Excellence, presented at… Read More

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Voice studio recital set for this week

December 2nd, 2019

Students of Soyoun Chun, DMA, instructor of voice, will present a recital Thursday, Dec. 5, at 5 p.m. in the Ad Building chapel. Pat Friesen of North Newton is the piano accompanist. On the program are: • Kalyn Corley, mezzo-soprano, freshman from Arkansas City, Kan.; “O cessate di piagarmi” by Alessandro Scarlatti, and “The Salley Gardens” by… Read More

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Men's basketball makes NAIA Top 25

December 2nd, 2019

Almost 16 years to the day from the last time Thresher men's basketball was ranked, the Nov. 27 NAIA Division II Top 25 Men's poll has Bethel sitting among the nation's best at #22. Bethel is off to one of its best starts in program history with a 9-1 overall record on the year, which includes a current 4-0 record in the Kansas Collegiate… Read More

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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.