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Upcoming Bethel College Events

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July, 2017

  • Thu
    Jul 27

    Summer Coed Soccer League

    6–10:30 p.m.
    Thresher Stadium
  • Mon
    Jul 31

    Payment arrangements due for fall semester at the Business Office

    All day
    the Business Office

August, 2017

  • Tue
    Aug 1

    $100 late payment arrangement fee for all returning students goes into effect today

    All day
    Bethel College
  • Tue
    Aug 1

    Summer Coed Soccer League

    6–10:30 p.m.
    Thresher Stadium
  • Thu
    Aug 3

    Summer Coed Soccer League

    6–10:30 p.m.
    Thresher Stadium
  • Tue
    Aug 8

    Newton New Teacher Breakfast

    7–11:30 a.m.
    The Caf
  • Wed
    Aug 9

    Alliance for Healthy Kansas

    5:30–8 p.m.
    Kauffman Museum
  • Sat
    Aug 12

    New and returning athletes participating in fall sports arrive

    All day
    fall sports arrive
  • Sat
    Aug 12

    Returning and new fall athletes enrollment

    8 a.m.–1 p.m.
    FAC
  • Sat
    Aug 12

    Communter student registration

    11 a.m.–1 p.m.
    FAC
  • Sat
    Aug 12

    Athletic Booster Club luncheon

    12–1:30 p.m.
    The Caf
  • Sat
    Aug 12

    Welcome Session

    1:45–2:15 p.m.
    Krehbiel Auditorium
  • Sat
    Aug 12

    Athletic department open house

    2:30–3:30 p.m.
    Krehbiel Auditorium
  • Sat
    Aug 12

    Parents and Families 101

    3:45–4:30 p.m.
    Krehbiel Auditorium
  • Sat
    Aug 12

    Individual team meetings

    3:45–5 p.m.
    TBD
  • Mon
    Aug 14

    NCCC board meeting

    6–8 p.m.
    FAC 140
  • Thu
    Aug 17

    Athletics tailgater dinner

    5:30–7:30 p.m.
    Kauffman Museum
  • Sat
    Aug 19

    New freshmen, transfer and junior/senior nursing students arrive

    All day
    Bethel College
  • Sat
    Aug 19–22

    Thresher Days--required for all new students

    All day
    Bethel College
  • Sat
    Aug 19

    New residential student registration

    8 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
    FAC circle
    172, 176, 140, Drama Lab, kitchenette
  • Sat
    Aug 19

    Commuter student registration

    9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    FAC
  • Sat
    Aug 19

    BCWA-sponsored lunch

    11 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
    The Caf
  • Sat
    Aug 19

    Commuter Student Experience

    1–1:30 p.m.
    Krehbiel Auditorium
  • Sat
    Aug 19

    Welcome Session

    1:45–2:15 p.m.
    Krehbiel Auditorium
  • Sat
    Aug 19

    Parents and Families 101

    2:30–3:30 p.m.
    Krehbiel Auditorium
  • Sat
    Aug 19

    Group Meeting #1

    3:30–4:30 p.m.
    Check name tag for location
  • Sat
    Aug 19

    Women's Soccer vs. Allen County College

    5–7 p.m.
    Joe W. Goering Field
  • Sat
    Aug 19

    Group Meeting #2

    7:30–7:45 p.m.
    Check name tag for location
  • Sat
    Aug 19

    Men's Soccer vs. Allen County College

    7:30–9:30 p.m.
    Joe W. Goering Field
  • Sat
    Aug 19

    Transfer Mingle

    7:45–9:15 p.m.
    FAC Drama Lab
  • Sat
    Aug 19

    Freshman Rumble

    7:45–9:15 p.m.
    The Green
  • Sat
    Aug 19

    Hall meetings (mandatory)

    9:15–10 p.m.
    Haury Hall
    Voth Hall, Warkentin Court
  • Sat
    Aug 19

    First Night on Campus

    10–11 p.m.
    Haury Hall
  • Sun
    Aug 20

    Worship service and brunch

    9:30–11 a.m.
    Bethel College Mennonite Church
  • Sun
    Aug 20

    Affinity lunch for LGBTQ+ and allies

    10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
    Mantz Library Lounge
  • Sun
    Aug 20

    Lunch

    11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    The Caf
  • Sun
    Aug 20

    STEM orientation and lunch (all STEM students)

    11:15 a.m.–2 p.m.
    KSC 218 and The Caf
  • Sun
    Aug 20

    Math Competency Exam

    12:45–2 p.m.
    WAC 210
  • Sun
    Aug 20

    Athletes baseline testing

    12:45–2 p.m.
    Mem Hall Training Room
  • Sun
    Aug 20

    Foreign Language Competency Exam

    12:45–2 p.m.
    WAC 213
  • Sun
    Aug 20

    Group Meeting #3

    2:15–2:45 p.m.
    Check name tag for location
  • Sun
    Aug 20

    Campus networking sessions

    2:45–4:25 p.m.
    See session schedule for location
  • Sun
    Aug 20

    Understanding Title IX

    4:30–5:30 p.m.
    Krehbiel Auditorium
  • Sun
    Aug 20

    Affinity dinner for students with disabilities (visible and invisible)

    5:30–7 p.m.
    Mantz Library Lounge
  • Sun
    Aug 20

    Dinner

    5:30–7 p.m.
    The Caf
  • Mon
    Aug 21

    Group Meeting #4

    9–10 a.m.
    Check name tag for location
  • Mon
    Aug 21

    Welcome to BC: VP's address

    9:20–9:55 a.m.
    Krehbiel Auditorium
  • Mon
    Aug 21

    First-Year Seminar

    10 a.m.–12 p.m.
    Discovery Adventure Course
  • Mon
    Aug 21

    Junior nursing student orientation

    10 a.m.–4 p.m.
    WAC 308
  • Mon
    Aug 21

    Transfer student session

    10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
    Krehbiel Auditorium
  • Mon
    Aug 21

    Nursing student lunch

    12–1 p.m.
    WAC Atrium
  • Mon
    Aug 21

    Lunch

    12–1 p.m.
    The Caf
  • Mon
    Aug 21

    Affinity lunch for first-generation college students

    12–1 p.m.
    Mantz Library Lounge
  • Mon
    Aug 21

    Group Meeting #5

    1:15–1:30 p.m.
    Check name tag for location
  • Mon
    Aug 21

    Keys to Success sessions

    1:45–4:10 p.m.
    See session schedule for location
  • Mon
    Aug 21

    Affinity dinner for students of color

    5:30–7 p.m.
    Mantz Library Lounge
  • Mon
    Aug 21

    Dinner

    5:30–7 p.m.
    The Caf
  • Mon
    Aug 21

    NCCC parents meeting

    6–8 p.m.
    Krehbiel Auditorium
  • Tue
    Aug 22

    All returning students move in

    All day
    Bethel College
  • Tue
    Aug 22

    Group Meeting #6

    9–9:15 a.m.
    Check name tag for location
  • Tue
    Aug 22

    Thresher Days service project

    9:15–11:15 a.m.
    Mem Hall
  • Tue
    Aug 22

    Senior nursing student orientation

    10 a.m.–2 p.m.
    WAC 108
  • Tue
    Aug 22

    Lunch

    11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    The Caf
  • Tue
    Aug 22

    Thresher Days concurrent sessions

    12:45–3 p.m.
    See session schedule for location
  • Tue
    Aug 22

    Matriculation Ceremony

    3:15–4 p.m.
    Krehbiel Auditorium
  • Tue
    Aug 22

    Welcome Week '17: Block Party

    5–7 p.m.
    The Green and Centennial Plaza
  • Tue
    Aug 22

    All-athlete meeting (mandatory)

    8–9 p.m.
    Krehbiel Auditorium
  • Tue
    Aug 22

    Welcome Week '17: Thresher Cinema - Wonder Woman

    9–11 p.m.
    The Green
  • Wed
    Aug 23

    1st half and full semester classes begin

    All day
    Bethel College
  • Wed
    Aug 23

    Nursing orientation

    1–4 p.m.
    Krehbiel Auditorium
  • Wed
    Aug 23

    Welcome Week '17: Hurtz Donuts and coffee

    7:30–9:30 p.m.
    Ad Building Plaza
  • Wed
    Aug 23

    Welcome Week '17: Ultimate Bingo Night

    9–10:30 p.m.
    Kauffman Museum
  • Thu
    Aug 24

    Welcome Week '17: Tie Dye

    5–7 p.m.
    Centennial Plaza
  • Thu
    Aug 24

    College Night

    10–11:30 p.m.
    Downtown Newton
  • Sat
    Aug 26

    Welcome Week '17: Headphone Disco

    10 p.m.–1 a.m.
    The Green
  • Sun
    Aug 27

    KA - Nut Cracker Auditions - Danika Bielek

    12–6 p.m.
    Krebhiel Auditorium
  • Sun
    Aug 27

    Book signing: Chosen Nation

    3–4 p.m.
    Kauffman Museum
  • Tue
    Aug 29

    Last day to enroll in 1st half semester classes; last day to drop 1st half semester classes without a record or $15 drop fee

    All day
    1st half semester classes; last day to drop 1st half semester classes without a record or $15 drop fee
  • Wed
    Aug 30

    Life Enrichment

    8:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
    Krehbiel Auditorium
  • Wed
    Aug 30

    Student Involvment and Community Expo

    7–9 p.m.
    Mem Hall
  • Thu
    Aug 31

    Lindey Anderson exhibit reception

    6–8 p.m.
    Regier Art Gallery

September, 2017

  • Fri
    Sep 1

    First Friday

    3:30–4:30 p.m.
    Ad Building Plaza
  • Mon
    Sep 4

    LABOR DAY - NO CLASSES

    All day
    Bethel College
  • Wed
    Sep 6

    Last day to enroll in full semester classes; last day to drop a full semester course without a record or $15 drop fee; last day to change registration from letter grade to audit or vice versa; Directed Study forms due in Registrar's Office

    All day
    full semester classes; last day to drop a full semester course without a record or $15 drop fee; last day to change registration from letter grade to audit or vice versa; Directed Study forms due in R
  • Wed
    Sep 6

    Life Enrichment

    8:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
    Krehbiel Auditorium
  • Wed
    Sep 6

    Craft Night

    9–11 p.m.
    Mem Hall
  • Thu
    Sep 7

    $15 drop fee in effect

    All day
    effect
  • Sun
    Sep 10

    Sunday Afternoon at the Museum: Rachel Waltner Goossen

    3–4 p.m.
    Kauffman Museum
  • Sun
    Sep 10

    Voices of Conscience exhibit reception

    4–5 p.m.
    Kauffman Museum
  • Mon
    Sep 11

    NCCC board meeting

    6–8 p.m.
    FAC 140
  • Tue
    Sep 12

    KIPCOR 30th-anniversary celebration w/Leonard Pitts Jr.

    7–10 p.m.
    Mem Hall
  • Wed
    Sep 13

    Life Enrichment

    8:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
    Krehbiel Auditorium
  • Wed
    Sep 13

    Game show: Deal or No Deal

    9–11:30 p.m.
    Mem Hall
  • Thu
    Sep 14

    Outdoor concert: Cherokee Maidens

    7–8 p.m.
    Kauffman Museum
  • Mon
    Sep 18

    Thresher Cinema

    9–11 p.m.
    The Green
  • Wed
    Sep 20

    Registrar’s 20th Reporting Day

    All day
    Bethel College
  • Wed
    Sep 20

    Life Enrichment

    8:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
    Krehbiel Auditorium
  • Fri
    Sep 22

    BC Corporation meeting

    7:30–10 p.m.
    FAC foyer, Krehbiel Auditorium
  • Sun
    Sep 24

    Wind Ensemble Concert

    3–5 p.m.
    Memorial Hall
  • Sun
    Sep 24

    The Water Games

    7–9 p.m.
    The Green
  • Mon
    Sep 25

    Last day to withdraw from first half semester classes; last day to request credit/no credit grading (CR/NC) for first half semester classes

    All day
    Bethel College
  • Tue
    Sep 26

    Dine@9

    9–11 p.m.
    WAC Atrium
  • Wed
    Sep 27

    Service Day

    All day
    Campus wide
  • Wed
    Sep 27

    SERVICE DAY - No daytime classes; evening classes meet

    All day
    Bethel College
  • Wed
    Sep 27

    Life Enrichment

    8:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
    Krehbiel Auditorium
  • Fri
    Sep 29

    Karaoke Night

    9–11 p.m.
    Prairie Sky Stage

October, 2017

  • Sun
    Oct 1

    NMKSO concert

    4–6 p.m.
    Memorial Hall
  • Wed
    Oct 4

    Life Enrichment

    8:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
    Krehbiel Auditorium
  • Thu
    Oct 5

    Bingo Night

    9–11 p.m.
    Ad Building Plaza
  • Fri
    Oct 6

    First Friday

    3:30–4:30 p.m.
    Ad Building Plaza
  • Sun
    Oct 8

    Philharmonia Orchestra concert

    3:30–5:30 p.m.
    Mem Hall
  • Sun
    Oct 8

    Menno Simons Lecture Series: Timothy Wengert

    7–8:30 p.m.
    Krehbiel Auditorium
  • Mon
    Oct 9

    Menno Simons Lecture Series: Timothy Wengert

    11 a.m.–12 p.m.
    Krehbiel Auditorium
  • Mon
    Oct 9

    NCCC board meeting

    6–8 p.m.
    FAC 140
  • Mon
    Oct 9

    Menno Simons Lecture Series: Timothy Wengert

    7–8:30 p.m.
    Krehbiel Auditorium
  • Mon
    Oct 9

    Homecoming Week '17: Fear Factor

    9:30–11:30 p.m.
    Mem Hall
  • Tue
    Oct 10

    Homecoming Week '17: Thresher Cinema

    9–11 p.m.
    MLA Projection Room
  • Wed
    Oct 11

    Life Enrichment

    8:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
    Bethel College Mennonite Church
  • Wed
    Oct 11

    Homecoming Week '17: Craft Night

    8–11 p.m.
    Mem Hall
  • Fri
    Oct 13–15

    FALL FESTIVAL WEEKEND - classes canceled noon)

    All day
    Bethel College
  • Fri
    Oct 13

    Explore Bethel Day

    8:30–9:15 a.m.
    KIPCOR
  • Fri
    Oct 13

    David Long exhibit reception

    6–8 p.m.
    Regier Art Gallery
  • Fri
    Oct 13

    Fall Festival musical: Godspell

    7–9 p.m.
    Krehbiel Auditorium
  • Sat
    Oct 14

    Fall Festival program: Remembering the Schowalter Oral History Project

    2–3 p.m.
    Kauffman Museum
  • Sat
    Oct 14

    Fall Festival musical: Godspell

    3–5 p.m.
    Krehbiel Auditorium
  • Sun
    Oct 15

    Fall Festival Worship Service

    10–11:30 a.m.
    Bethel College Mennonite Church
  • Sun
    Oct 15

    Fall Festival musical: Godspell

    2–4 p.m.
    Krehbiel Auditorium
  • Mon
    Oct 16

    Second half semester classes begin

    All day
    Bethel College
  • Wed
    Oct 18

    Mid-term grades due

    All day
    Bethel College
  • Wed
    Oct 18

    Life Enrichment

    8:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
    Krehbiel Auditorium
  • Wed
    Oct 18

    Lecture: Duane Stoltzfus

    6–7 p.m.
    Kauffman Museum
  • Fri
    Oct 20

    Last day to enroll in second half semester classes; last day to drop second half semester classes without a record or $15 drop fee

    All day
    second half semester classes; last day to drop second half semester classes without a record or $15 drop fee
  • Sat
    Oct 21

    Sunflower Swing Forensics Tournament

    7 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
    KSC 6,8,16,18,21,119,121,218
  • Mon
    Oct 23–24

    FALL BREAK - through 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 24

    All day
    Bethel College
  • Wed
    Oct 25

    Life Enrichment

    8:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
    Krehbiel Auditorium
  • Thu
    Oct 26

    Last day to withdraw from full semester classes; last day to request CR/NC grading for full semester classes

    All day
    Bethel College
  • Fri
    Oct 27

    Living Endowment Dinner

    5–10:30 p.m.
    Kauffman Museum
  • Sat
    Oct 28

    MLL - Halloween Dance - Gabriel Fonseca

    10:30 p.m.–1 a.m.
    Mantz Library Lounge
  • Mon
    Oct 30

    Dine@9: Candy Bar

    9–11 p.m.
    WAC Atrium

November, 2017

  • Wed
    Nov 1

    Life Enrichment

    8:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
    Krehbiel Auditorium
  • Thu
    Nov 2

    Bingo Night

    9–11 p.m.
    Mem Hall
  • Fri
    Nov 3

    First Friday

    3:30–4:30 p.m.
    Ad Building Plaza
  • Sat
    Nov 4

    2017 Bethel College Honor Band

    9 a.m.–9:30 p.m.
    Memorial Hall
  • Sat
    Nov 4

    Wind Ensemble Concert

    3–5 p.m.
    Memorial Hall
  • Sun
    Nov 5

    Bethel Sings

    3–5 p.m.
    Bethel College Mennonite Church
  • Mon
    Nov 6

    Thresher Cinema

    9–11 p.m.
    MLA Projection Room
  • Wed
    Nov 8

    Life Enrichment

    8:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
    Krehbiel Auditorium
  • Sun
    Nov 12

    KIPCOR film

    2–4 p.m.
    Krehbiel Auditorium
  • Sun
    Nov 12

    Organ Recital Series: Karen Bauman Schlabaugh

    4:30–6:30 p.m.
    Chapel
  • Mon
    Nov 13

    NCCC board meeting

    6–8 p.m.
    FAC 140
  • Mon
    Nov 13

    Craft Night

    9–11 p.m.
    Mem Hall
  • Wed
    Nov 15

    Life Enrichment

    8:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
    Krehbiel Auditorium
  • Wed
    Nov 15

    How to Make Sushi

    8–10 p.m.
    The Caf
  • Thu
    Nov 16

    Third Thursday Film: Behind the Lines

    5:30–7 p.m.
    Kauffman Museum
  • Fri
    Nov 17

    Last day to withdraw from second half semester classes; last day to request CR/NC grading for second half semester classes

    All day
    Bethel College
  • Fri
    Nov 17

    Explore Bethel Day

    8:30–9:15 a.m.
    KIPCOR
  • Fri
    Nov 17

    Slightly Left of Center: Ted Swartz performance

    7–9 p.m.
    Krehbiel Auditorium
  • Sat
    Nov 18

    Jerry Holsopple exhibition reception

    5–6 p.m.
    Regier Art Gallery
  • Sat
    Nov 18

    Worship & the Arts Symposium Worship Service

    7–9 p.m.
    Memorial Hall
  • Mon
    Nov 20

    Continuing Education workshop: The Immigrant Trunk

    8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
    Kauffman Museum
  • Mon
    Nov 20

    Dine@9: Pies

    9–11 p.m.
    WAC Atrium
  • Wed
    Nov 22–26

    THANKSGIVING BREAK (NOTE: RESIDENCE HALLS CLOSE AT 6 PM, NOV. 21; REOPEN AT 1 PM, NOV. 26)

    All day
    1 PM,