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Goshen professor will illuminate stories of Hutterite pacifists in WWI

Duane Stoltzfus, author of a book on the experience of Hutterites who were conscientious objectors to World War I, will speak about that topic and what he has discovered in his study and writing, Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 6 p.m. at Kauffman Museum.  Read more

Lectures examine gifts of Luther, Anabaptism to each other and to Christianity

by M. Zuercher In a series of three lectures, Timothy Wengert highlighted Martin Luther's contributions to Protestantism in the 21st century, with a special focus on Anabaptists and Mennonites.  Read more

Jonathan C. Gering appointed 15th president of Bethel College

The Board of Directors has unanimously appointed Jonathan C. Gering, Kirksville, Missouri, as the next president of Bethel College, to take office Jan. 29, 2018.  Read more

Bethel speech winner takes first place in binational contest

Jacob Miller, a 2017 graduate, has won first place in the binational C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest sponsored by Mennonite Central Committee U.S., for the speech he gave last spring on including race issues when discussing peace.  Read more

Fall Festival to feature 8th annual JazzFest on outdoor stage

Jazz at Fall Festival starts Thursday night, Oct. 12, at 6 p.m. at Taste of Newton, then continues Saturday, Oct. 14, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., on the Prairie Sky Stage, with area high school groups, Bethel jazz faculty and Bethel student ensembles.  Read more

Professor’s show exhibits new work from recent sabbatical

An exhibit of work from David Long's recent sabbatical is now open in the Regier Art Gallery through Nov. 3, with the reception during Fall Festival, Friday, Oct. 13, from 6-8 p.m.  Read more

Will Scholarship winner is multi-talented athletically and academically

Bethel freshman Katelyn Boston comes to Bethel after a busy and well-rounded career in athletics, academics and community service at Halstead High School and in the local Newton and Halstead communities.  Read more

Philharmonia to begin season with three classic works

by Sam Bertholf Looking forward to a KMEA appearance next February, the Philharmonia Orchestra will play its first concert of the school year Sunday, Oct. 8, at 3 p.m. in Mem Hall.  Read more

Bethel, MC USA reach agreement on denominational records

Bethel and Mennonite Church USA have finalized a memo of understanding that cedes ownership and responsibility for records of the former General Conference Mennonite Church to the college.  Read more

Beloved musical to make silver-anniversary appearance on Bethel stage

by Sam Bertholf Bethel College music and theater departments present Godspell as the Fall Festival 2017 musical, on the Krehbiel Auditorium stage Friday, Oct. 13 (7:30 p.m.), Saturday, Oct. 14 (3:30 p.m.) and Sunday, Oct. 15 (2 p.m.).  Read more

In WWI centennial year, interviewers will recall CO stories

Nearly 50 years after participating in an oral history project that collected stories of WWI conscientious objectors, former students and their professors will gather for a panel at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Kauffman Museum (part of Fall Festival)  Read more

47th annual festival celebrates fall at Bethel

Fall Festival is Oct. 12-15, with most events on Saturday, Oct. 14, on campus -- including food, music, soccer, science, Low German, a bird walk, and a special program at Kauffman Museum.  Read more

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