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Past Bethel College News: 2002

Bethel College to host WEB Day

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -Bethel College Women’s Association will sponsor Welcome to Education at Bethel (WEB) Day from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 18 on the Bethel College campus in North Newton. This event, open to the public, celebrates education … Read more

Kauffman Museum program to focus on history of American newspaper illustrations

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Dale Horst of rural Goessel will present "The Story of American Newspaper Illustrations" at 3:30 p.m., Jan. 12 for the next Sunday-Afternoon-at-the-Museum program at Kauffman Museum. Admission to the Sunday program is free and open … Read more

Hillsboro, Wichita East high school students participate in Bethel College Science Days

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Hands-on experiments in Bethel College’s new Krehbiel Science Center engaged two classes of Kansas high school students who met with Bethel science professors and students during Science Days hosted by the college in December. A … Read more

Kauffman Museum announces holiday hours

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Kauffman Museum at Bethel College in North Newton announces a change in its hours during the December holiday season. Usually closed on Mondays, the museum will be open 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 23 and 30. It will be closed on … Read more

Archivist creates web site of "Martyrs Mirror" illustrations

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -Bethel College archivist John D. Thiesen has created a web site containing scanned versions of all 104 of the Jan Luiken illustrations from the 1685 edition of the "Martyrs Mirror." The site is available at … Read more

Bethel College hosts grandson of 1932 graduate from China

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Guo Xu, 39, international lawyer from Beijing, China, was a guest on the Bethel College campus and in the Newton community Dec. 3-8, under the auspices of Mennonite Church USA and Bethel College. This visit to the United States, … Read more

Bethel College Dance Ensemble to present recital

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Bethel College Dance Ensemble will perform a Winter Dance Recital at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 12 in Krehbiel Auditorium, Fine Arts Center at Bethel College in North Newton. The ensemble will perform original, contemporary pieces … Read more

Kauffman Museum plans 54th Harvey County Christmas Bird Count

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -The 54th Halstead-Newton Christmas Bird Count sponsored by Kauffman Museum at Bethel College has been scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 14. Counters will gather at the museum at 6:45 a.m. and spend the day in the field counting birds in a … Read more

Community invited to Bethel College for Messiah Sing

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - The community is invited to next Wednesday’s Bethel College chapel service for the annual Messiah Sing. Singers and listeners are welcome to attend the service scheduled for 10 a.m., Dec. 11 in Bethel College Mennonite Church. … Read more

Bethel College invites community to Lighting of the Green

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Bethel College invites the public to the Lighting of the Green, an outdoor service scheduled for 8 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 15 on the green at the center of campus. A 15-minute worship service with carol singing will feature candle … Read more

Bethel College jazz clinic, Thresher Jazz performance set for Dec. 13

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Thresher Jazz will perform its Winter Concert at 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 13 in Krehbiel Auditorium, Fine Arts Center at Bethel College in North Newton. Director of Thresher Jazz is Stephen Jones. The program brings to campus two guest … Read more

Grand piano dedicated in Krehbiel Science Center at Bethel College

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Dedication of the Steinway piano in Krehbiel Science Center at Bethel College took place Nov. 30 with a piano dedication recital to honor the memory of Richard F. and Marjorie Wedel Graber. Children and grandchildren of the Grabers … Read more

Kauffman Museum to offer intergenerational holiday activities

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Kauffman Museum at Bethel College in North Newton will offer "A Very Merry Victorian Christmas" with intergenerational holiday activities at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 15 at the museum. Admission is free and open to the public. … Read more

Mabee Observatory at Bethel College open Dec. 13 and 14

NORTH NEWTON, KAN.- Mabee Observatory will be open to the public from 7 to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13 and 14. The observatory is located on the fourth floor of Krehbiel Science Center at Bethel College, North Newton. The show’s theme is … Read more

KIPCOR to host community potluck and panel discussion

NORTH NEWTON, KAN- The second event in the 2002-03 Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (KIPCOR) Peace Lecture series, a community potluck and panel discussion, will begin at 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 12. The event will be held at the Muslim … Read more

Bethel College to present German Advent service

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Bethel College German and music departments will present Deutsche Weihnachten, a German Advent service, at 7 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 8 in Bethel College Mennonite Church on the Bethel College campus in North Newton. Admission is free and … Read more

Bethel College psychology major wins first at national conference

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -Bethel College senior Michael Klein won first place in psychology at the 2002 Sigma Xi Student Research Conference Nov. 16 in Galveston, Texas. Klein, who is from Durham, was one of only 10 first-place collegiate winners from among … Read more

Student protest School of Americas

Four Bethel College students joined more than 10,000 other protesters who carried white crosses Nov. 17 in Columbus, Ga., for the 13th annual demonstration by the School of the Americas (SOA) Watch. On campus, Bethel students, most of them members of … Read more

Bethel College forensics team competes in recent tourneys

NORTH NEWTON, KAN- The Bethel College forensics squad has attended three tournaments in recent weeks. Results for the tournament at Longview Community College Oct. 26 and 27 were Aziza Hasan, senior from Halstead, fifth in prose; Eric Stucky, sophomore … Read more

Goerz House placed on National Register of Historic Places

The Newton/North Newton Historic Preservation Commission is proud to announce Harvey County’s latest addition to the National Register of Historic Places. Goerz House, 2512 N. College Avenue in North Newton, was placed on October 31, 2002. The home … Read more

Career Center at Bethel College Launches New Online Software

Newton, Kansas - The Center for Career Development and Placement at Bethel College announces a partnership with eCampusRecruiter.com to create a new online career center. This site can be accessed directly at http://www.ecampusrecruiter.com/bethelks/ … Read more

Bethel College students place in ACM programming competition

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Bethel College student teams of computer programmers placed second and fourth among Kansas teams competing in the annual ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) International Collegiate Programming Contest Nov. 9 at Emporia State … Read more

Wichita Chamber Chorale to present HBPA Christmas concert December 7

Hesston, Kan. - The Wichita Chamber Chorale will present a Christmas concert at Hesston College's Yost Center at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec . 7. Titled "Sounding Joy," the program is the third event in the 2002-03 Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts season. … Read more

Bethel College benefits from Kaufman legacy of giving

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Edna Ramseyer Kaufman was a million dollar giver. But she wasn’t alone in generating the money she chose to leave to Bethel College. She continued the Kaufman legacy of giving that began in 1913 when her husband, Edmund G. (E.G.) … Read more

Bethel College students research various topics for summer undergraduate projects

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - From cutting out geometric shapes to interacting with villagers in India, research at Bethel College is alive and well, as indicated by reports from four students who were awarded the 2002 Summer Undergraduate Study and Research … Read more

Bethel College history professor to speak on Catholic Peace Fellowship

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Penelope Adams Moon, assistant professor of history at Bethel College, will present "The Catholic Peace Fellowship (CPF) during the Vietnam War" at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 2 in the Administration Building Chapel at Bethel College, … Read more

Tickets available for Anonymous 4

NORTH NEWTON, KAN.- Tickets are still available for Sunday's concert by Anonymous 4. The New York female group, known for its mastery of early music, will perform at 3 p.m., Nov. 17 at Memorial Hall, Bethel College, North Newton, as part of the … Read more

Early morning meteors expected to shower over Mabee Observatory

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Mabee Observatory in Krehbiel Science Center (KSC) at Bethel College will be open to the public at 4 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19 for the Leonid Meteor Shower. A dense portion of debris from the comet Temple-Tuttle, which orbits the sun … Read more

Kauffman Museum to celebrate holidays with Victorian illustrations exhibit

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Holiday celebrations from the Victorian era are brought to life in "Scenes of Christmas," a new special exhibition at Kauffman Museum on the Bethel College campus in North Newton. The exhibition, which opens Nov. 24 and runs through … Read more

Peace March

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Students from Bethel, Hesston and Tabor colleges tote signs during a peace march Nov. 2 to protest U.S. military action in Iraq. The two-mile march, planned by peace club members from the three Mennonite colleges in Kansas, drew … Read more

Olson abstract art to be displayed at Bethel College

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Artist Mark Olson will display his abstract paintings Nov. 8 to 26 and Dec. 2 to 6 in the Fine Arts Center Gallery at Bethel College, North Newton. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is … Read more

Bethel College chemistry professor to present faculty seminar

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Gary Histand will present "Chemistry Magic and Fantastic Demonstrations" at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 11 in the Administration Building Chapel at Bethel College, North Newton. The lecture is the next faculty seminar at Bethel College. … Read more

Mabee Observatory at Bethel College open for celestial viewing Nov. 8 and 9

NORTH NEWTON, KAN.- Mabee Observatory will be open to the public from 7 to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8 and 9 for night sky viewing. The theme of the program is "The Moon and Mr. Messier." Mabee Observatory is located in Krehbiel Science Center … Read more

Animal behavior scientist to speak at Bethel College

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Kenneth B. Armitage knows marmots. He’s also done scientific research on four continents. The retired University of Kansas professor, who studied marmot social behavior for four decades and who last summer traveled to the Galapagos … Read more

Bethel College forensic teams score high

NORTH NEWTON, KAN.- Members of the Bethel College forensics team have competed in recent tournaments. The first was held in Kirksville, Mo., during the weekend of Sept. 27-29. Sam Schrag, junior from Wichita, placed first in rhetorical criticism. … Read more

Anonymous 4 to present next Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts concert

NORTH NEWTON, KAN.- Anonymous 4, the New York female vocal quartet known for its mastery of early music, will perform at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 17 at Memorial Hall, Bethel College, North Newton. The event is part of the 2002-03 Hesston-Bethel Performing … Read more

Bethel College to present new comic opera

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Bethel College Opera Workshop will present the two-act comic opera "Too Many Sopranos" by Edwin Penhorwood at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 21, 22 and 23 in Krehbiel Auditorium, Fine Arts Center, Bethel College, North Newton. The opera premiered … Read more

Bethel College board approves athletic complex, reorganizes board

NORTH NEWTON, KAN.- The Bethel College board of directors approved development and construction of an athletic complex on the north end of campus during meetings held on campus Oct. 11 and 12. Plans for the complex include development of a football … Read more

C. Arnold Snyder to present Menno Simons Lectures at Bethel College

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -C. Arnold Snyder will speak on the theme "The Rich Legacy of Anabaptist Spirituality" Nov. 3 to 5 for the 51st Menno Simons Lectureship series at Bethel College in North Newton. Snyder is professor of history at Conrad Grebel … Read more

Palestinian scholar to present first lecture in Bethel College Peace Lecture Series

NORTH NEWTON, KAN.- Palestinian scholar and conflict resolution expert Mohammed Abu-Nimer will present the first lecture in the 2002-03 Bethel College Peace Lecture Series at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 28 in Krehbiel Auditorium, Fine Arts Center on the … Read more

Bethel College board of directors approves athletic complex

NORTH NEWTON, KAN.- The Bethel College board of directors approved development and construction of an athletic complex on the north end of the Bethel campus during meetings held on campus last Friday. Plans for the complex include development of a … Read more

E. LaVerne Epp inaugurated as Bethel College’s 12th president

NORTH NEWTON, KAN.- E. LaVerne Epp, 30 years after his graduation from Bethel College, was inaugurated as Bethel College’s 12th president Oct. 13 during afternoon ceremonies in Memorial Hall. More than 1,000 people attended the inauguration, including … Read more

Bethel College announces First Light for new telescope in Mabee Observatory

NORTH NEWTON, KAN.- Bethel College in North Newton is touting a new and exciting facility which will open up a universe of possibilities for inquiring minds. It is the Mabee Observatory that crowns the new Krehbiel Science Center. The facility will be … Read more

Bethel College president pleased with academic successes of new freshmen

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Nearly half of Bethel College’s new crop of freshmen were ranked in the top one-fourth of their high school graduating classes, according to enrollment statistics completed after the college’s 20th day. "Although overall enrollment … Read more

Science, mathematics lectures scheduled for Fall Festival weekend at Bethel College

NORTH NEWTON, KAN.- Science and mathematics lectures are scheduled during the 32nd annual Fall Festival weekend at Bethel College Oct. 10-13. Admission to the lectures is free and open to the public. Biologist Chris McLendon, a 1993 Bethel College … Read more

Bethel College teach-in addresses alternatives to war with Iraq

NORTH NEWTON, KAN.- "Demonization of the enemy is one of the first steps to war," J. Daryl Byler told the Bethel College community Oct. 8 during an all-day teach-in on the topic Alternatives to War with Iraq. "But Jesus told us to humanize our enemies." … Read more

St. Louis Brass Quintet to perform in Hesston

HESSTON, KAN. -- Saint Louis Brass Quintet will present the first concert of the 2002-03 Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts (HBPA) season at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 20, in Hesston College's Yost Center. "We have a lot of fun with the audience," trombonist … Read more

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