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Past Bethel College News: 2004

Annual "Lighting of the Green" to take place at Bethel College Dec. 12

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- The public is invited to participate in a nearly two-decades-old Christmas tradition at Bethel College. The Lighting of the Green will take place Sunday, Dec. 12, at 8 p.m. on the Green in the center of campus. The event is free … Read more

Ten Bethel nursing students inducted into Sigma Theta Tau

Newton student honored for highest GPA NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Ten senior nursing students at Bethel College were inducted as members of the Epsilon Gamma chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International during a formal ceremony on Nov. 21 in Hubbard Hall at … Read more

Bethel College forensics takes fourth overall at tournament

LAWTON, OKLA. - The Bethel College forensics team earned seven awards after two days of competition at Cameron University, Dec. 3-4. Ten squad members competed in the Cameron University Holiday tournament against teams from 21 other colleges and … Read more

Bethel College organ students to present Christmas Vespers

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Bethel College organ students will present a Christmas organ recital at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 12 in the Administration Building Chapel on the Bethel College campus in North Newton. Admission is free and open to the public. … Read more

Bethel College jazz ensembles to present winter concert

NORTH NEWTON -- Bethel College jazz ensembles will present an evening of contemporary big band jazz at 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 10 in Krehbiel Auditorium of the Fine Arts Center on the North Newton campus. Admission is free and open to the public. The … Read more

Community invited to annual Bethel College Messiah Sing

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Bethel College invites the community to join the college for the 17th annual Messiah Sing, planned for 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 8, in Bethel College Mennonite Church on the North Newton campus. The event, which will serve as the … Read more

"K is for Kansas" exhibit wins third major award

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Kauffman Museum’s "K is for Kansas" exhibit received its third major award Oct. 29 at the annual meeting of the Kansas Museums Association in McPherson. Chuck Regier, curator of exhibits, accepted the KMA Award for Excellence on … Read more

Bethel College forensics team captures several trophies

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- The Bethel College forensics squad came home with ten awards after two days of competition at Doane College and the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Nov. 20 and 21. The Bethel squad was made up of 11 students, who competed … Read more

Guest lecturer at Bethel College to kick off Einstein’s "miraculous year"

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- The year 1905 was Albert Einstein’s "miraculous" year. Only 26, the German physicist wrote "three short but monumentally important papers" in that year, according to Tracy Tuttle, assistant professor of physics at Bethel … Read more

Bethel College Wind Ensemble to present first concert

NORTH NEWTON, KAN.--The newly formed Bethel College Wind Ensemble will present its inaugural concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 3, at Memorial Hall on the North Newton campus. The public is invited. Admission is free; donations will be accepted. The … Read more

Bethel College to present 20th annual 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. 5 in Bethel College Mennonite Church on the Bethel College campus in North Newton. Admission is free … Read more

Bethel College Sinfonia to present fall concert

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- The Bethel College Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra will present its first concert of the season at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 22 at Memorial Hall on the North Newton campus. Admission is free; donations will be accepted. The concert will … Read more

Bethel College places high in programming competition

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Bethel College finished first among small colleges and second overall for Kansas educational institutions at the ACM North Central North American Regional Programming contest. The competition took place Nov. 13 at Emporia State … Read more

Bethel College athletic training program earns first accreditation

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs has awarded Bethel College’s athletic training program a five-year accreditation. The program, which is part of the Health Management Department at Bethel, began … Read more

Bethel College singer places at NATS

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Bethel College senior Bethany Joy Amstutz, Hillsboro, placed third in the upper college music theater division at the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) four-state regional convention Nov. 4 to 6 in Emporia. In … Read more

Bethel College nursing department receives 10-year accreditation

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- The nursing program at Bethel College has received a 10-year accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, said Gregg Schroeder, interim director of the program. The accreditation process began a year ago, in … Read more

Bethel College forensics squad continues its winning ways

WARRENSBURG, MO. -- In two days of competition at Central Missouri State University, Nov. 6-7, the Bethel College forensics squad earned four awards, including one first-place finish. The Bethel squad, comprised of four competitors, competed against … Read more

A story both Mennonite and universal

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Sandra Birdsell is not a "Mennonite writer." But what may be her most critically acclaimed book to date is very much a "Mennonite story." Birdsell’s latest novel, published in Canada in 2001 as The Russlanders and in the United … Read more

Music and art to highlight mediation center benefit

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Kansas musician Ann Zimmerman and work by local visual artists will highlight an upcoming benefit event. The Community Mediation Center, a program of the Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (KIPCOR) of Bethel … Read more

The many voices of the Reformation

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Were the Anabaptists really a majority group (if you exclude those in the Roman Catholic state church in Europe in the 16th century) in the Reformation? That’s one theory posited by Lee Palmer Wandel, professor of history at the … Read more

Bethel College to present "Waiting for Godot"

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Bethel College theater students will present the tragicomic existentialist play "Waiting for Godot" by Samuel Beckett. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m., Nov. 19, 20 and 21 in Krehbiel Auditorium of the Fine Arts Center on the … Read more

Ted & Lee’s humor is tied to Christian faith

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Want to do something really spiritual? Laugh. A couple of guys from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia would like to help inspire that laughter. Ted Swartz went to seminary a decade and a half ago intending to become a pastor. … Read more

Long-time leader of Fellowship of Reconciliation to speak at Bethel

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- For long-time peace activists, the name "Jim Forest" is synonymous with the Fellowship of Reconciliation. In fact, his "peace biography" is much broader than that. Forest will be the second speaker in the 32nd annual Peace … Read more

Bethel College forensics earns honors at tournament

LEE’S SUMMIT, MO. -- The Bethel College forensics squad brought home ten awards after three days of competition Oct. 29-31 at Longview Community College, including a first-place finish. Five members of the squad competed in the Central States Swing … Read more

Stucky to present senior biology seminar

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Bethel College student Bryan Stucky, Garden City, will present his senior seminar entitled "A Historical and Ethical Study of the BRCA Cancer Genes" at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11, in room 016 of Krehbiel Science Center on the … Read more

Second HBPA concert to feature Cleveland Duo and James Umble

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Chamber music with a saxophone? Definitely, if it’s the Cleveland Duo with James Umble. The Cleveland Duo is Stephen Warner (violin) and Carolyn Gladiel Warner (violin and piano), who have been playing together since 1980. In … Read more

Buller to present faculty seminar

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Rachel Epp Buller, visiting assistant professor of art at Bethel College, will present her faculty seminar entitled "Courting a Critical Viewer: Brechtian Alienation in Photomontage of the Weimar Republic" at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, … Read more

Bethel College senior receives UPS scholarship

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Gina Neill, a senior communication arts major at Bethel College, has been selected to receive a United Parcel Service (UPS) scholarship. Neill, a 2000 graduate of Newton High School, is the granddaughter of Dolores Yoder of … Read more

Bethel College student presents poster at ACS meeting

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Bethel College student Daniel Kurt Unruh, Peabody, presented his poster entitled "Remote Control UV-Vis Spectroscopy for Secondary Schools" at the Midwest meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) on Oct. 21 in Manhattan, Kan. … Read more

Newton ceramics artist has broad experience

"Blue Sky" collaborator to give Greer Lecture at Bethel College NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Conrad Snider’s home and studio are in Newton, but the Edmonton, Alta., native has spent much of his professional life in other places. He has worked at Anderson … Read more

Schmidt to present senior biology seminar

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Bethel College student Emily (Skinner) Schmidt, North Newton, will present her senior seminar entitled "Building a Successful, Stable and Diverse Prairie Community" at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4, in room 16 of Krehbiel Science … Read more

Scholar of Swiss Reformation to give 53rd Menno Simons Lectures

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- A scholar in the social history of 16th-century Europe, with a particular interest in Switzerland, will deliver the 53rd Menno Simons Lectures Oct. 31-Nov. 2 at Bethel College. Lee Palmer Wandel’s theme for her four-lecture … Read more

Kansas Dance Celebration to feature wide range of styles

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- The Bethel College Dance Ensemble’s Kansas Dance Celebration will be held this weekend, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 29 and 30, in Krehbiel Auditorium on the Bethel College campus. Performances begin at 8 p.m. and feature the BC … Read more

Tikhonova to give molecular biology lecture

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Bethel College student Anastassia Tikhonova, Moscow, Russia, will present her senior seminar entitled "The Molecular Biology of Mutations Causing Skeletal Dysplasias" at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28, in room 016 of Krehbiel Science … Read more

Bethel College senior receives UPS scholarship

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Gina Neill, a senior communication arts major at Bethel College, has been selected to receive a United Parcel Service (UPS) scholarship. Neill, a 2000 graduate of Newton High School, is the granddaughter of Dolores Yoder of … Read more

Nguyen to present senior chemistry seminar

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Bethel College student Dennis Nguyen, Wichita, will present his senior seminar entitled "Feasibility Studies for the Determination of Homocysteine" at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21, in room 121 of Krehbiel Science Center on the … Read more

Goering family gift names new Bethel football/soccer field

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Joe W. Goering, a Moundridge banker, businessman and community leader, epitomized the values of Bethel College’s sports program. Goering, who died this past February, graduated from Bethel in 1939, where he was captain of the … Read more

Former governor to look at future of tallgrass prairie

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- An ardent conservationist and former governor of Kansas will help Kauffman Museum continue the 20th anniversary celebration of its tallgrass prairie reconstruction. Mike Hayden, Kansas governor from 1987-91 and current Secretary … Read more

Bethel math professor’s seminar to focus on voting

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- With the first Tuesday in November fast approaching, everyone--from politicians to business owners, military personnel to civilians--is thinking about the upcoming presidential election. So is one Bethel College professor. While … Read more

Kauffman Museum hosts sixth annual Antiques To Go Show

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- If you’ve always wanted to know more about that old quilt in your closet or a treasured piece of Grandma’s china, bring it to Kauffman Museum on Saturday, Oct. 16. Identification of antiques is the focus of the sixth annual … Read more

History lecture to revisit historic Boehr-Samuelson campaign

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- In November 1994, Ellen Samuelson, former state representative for Kansas’ 74th District, became the only incumbent legislator in Kansas political history to win a general election after losing in the primary. On Tuesday, Oct. … Read more

Bethel College shows increased enrollment

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- With 509 students this fall compared to 470 a year ago, enrollment at Bethel College jumped by more than 8 percent. In addition, Bethel continues a trend, begun in 2003, of about a 15 percent increase in new students over the … Read more

Goerz House fountain to be dedicated during Fall Festival

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Bethel College will dedicate a fountain given to the Goerz House landscaping project by the Bethel College Women’s Association at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 9, at Goerz House on the North Newton campus. "It was our way of … Read more

Alumni to give Fall Fest math, science lectures

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Bethel College alumni Jason Kehrberg, Dallas, Texas, and Alice Deckert, Meadville, Pa., will present lectures at the college’s annual Fall Festival. Admission is free and open to the public. Kehrberg will deliver his first … Read more

Bethel College welcomes new admissions counselor

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Bethel College announces a new appointment to its admissions staff. Tana’ Rangel, Newton, began Sept. 22 as an admissions counselor. She has an Associate of Arts degree from Hesston College and a Bachelor of Science degree in … Read more

Graduate wins prestigious poetry prize

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- A young Mennonite poet has won one of the largest awards offered to aspiring writers in the United States. Nathan Bartel, a 2002 graduate of Bethel College in North Newton, has received the 2004 Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship, … Read more

Bethel College to present "The Importance of Being Earnest" during Fall Festival

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Theater students at Bethel College in North Newton will present the comic play "The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde four times during the college’s Fall Festival, Oct. 7-10. Director is Brent Noel, assistant professor … Read more

Bethel College selected to participate in leadership initiative

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- A team of natural and mathematical sciences faculty and administrators from Bethel College has been accepted to participate in a new leadership initiative sponsored by Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL). PKAL is a national alliance that … Read more

Professor appointed associate conductor of Salina Symphony

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Christopher Koch has been appointed associate conductor of the Salina Symphony Orchestra. Koch is assistant professor of music at Bethel College in North Newton. As associate conductor, Koch will conduct the Salina Symphony … Read more

Kauffman Museum publication wins award for excellence

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Kauffman Museum received the Mountain-Plains Museums Association’s 2004 Excellence in Publication Award for its folding booklet "K is for Kansas: Exploring Kansas from A to Z." Chuck Regier, Kauffman Museum curator of exhibits, … Read more

Triple Play concert to open HBPA season

HESSTON, KAN. -- Chris Brubeck's Triple Play, featuring Peter "Madcat" Ruth and Joel Brown, will open the 2004-05 Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts season with a 3 p.m. concert, Sunday, Oct. 3, in Hesston College's Yost Center. Triple Play concerts … Read more

First figures show enrollment growth continues for Bethel College

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Preliminary figures show that a growth trend in enrollment at Bethel College continues for the third straight year. While the numbers won’t be official until Sept. 24, college officials are feeling good about response to new … Read more

Fall Festival to feature old favorites and new fun in its 34th year

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- An autumn tradition returns for the 34th time as Bethel College hosts its Fall Festival Oct. 7-10, with new features as well as old favorites. As usual, the Fall Festival kickoff event is the 18th annual Taste of Newton on … Read more

High school students invited to Bethel College during Fall Festival

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- The first campus visit weekend of the fall at Bethel College is scheduled to coincide with Fall Festival, Oct. 8-9. On Friday, high school students and their parents are invited to meet professors and students, hear a financial … Read more

Bethel breaks ground for new sports complex

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- A day that many at Bethel College have been looking forward to for years finally arrived with the groundbreaking for a new sports complex on Sept. 6. First to break ground were 16 students, representing all of Bethel’s varsity … Read more

Crile to give senior voice recital

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Bethel College student Miranda Crile, soprano from Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, will present her senior voice recital at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 10 in the Administration Building Chapel on the North Newton campus. Admission is free and … Read more

Twenty years of prairie reconstruction

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Twenty years ago, the Kauffman Museum began developing the tallgrass prairie reconstruction found at the museum’s entrance. In prairie terms, 20 years isn’t a long time. So how did they do that? On Sunday, Sept. 12, the third … Read more

Bethel makes new faculty/staff appointments

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Bethel College announces the hiring of the following new faculty and staff for the 2004-05 school year: • Leah Barnhard , Wichita, adjunct professor of accounting. She has a B.M.E. in music therapy from the University of … Read more

Kauffman Museum bus trip to feature rare treasures, "eclectic" OKC

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- A few spots remain for Kauffman Museum’s first bus trip of the fall, which offers participants the chance to get to know the Oklahoma City area in a new way, and to visit an exhibit of rarely-seen Italian treasures. The North … Read more

Seven straight

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- For the seventh year in a row, Bethel College is in a top category of U.S. News and World Report’s annual ranking of colleges and universities. The national news weekly publishes new rankings each fall. Bethel is one of only … Read more

Bethel College Academy of Music changes name, adds second location

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- The addition of dance instruction to the original offering of private music lessons has brought about a name change for the Bethel College Academy of Music. On Monday, Aug. 23, the Bethel College Academy of Performing Arts will … Read more

Bethel College receives $80,000 grant from the Sunderland Foundation

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Bethel College has received an $80,000 grant from the Sunderland Foundation of Overland Park, Kan., according to Bethel College President E. LaVerne Epp. The gift will help to fund Bethel’s new sports complex that is scheduled for … Read more

Bethel College receives $550,000 challenge grant from Mabee Foundation

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- The J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation of Tulsa, Okla., has awarded Bethel College a $550,000 challenge grant for the school’s sports complex campaign. To receive the grant, Bethel College must raise an additional $2.1 million by … Read more

K is for Kansas and Kauffman Museum

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Kauffman Museum will host an open house to feature the exhibit entitled "K is for Kansas: Discovering Kansas from A to Z" from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 1. The open house will celebrate the completion of the exhibit’s 26 large … Read more

2nd Edition of The Missing Peace

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Pandora Press recently published an updated and enlarged edition of the book, The Missing Peace: The Search for Nonviolent Alternatives in United States History . The authors are James C. Juhnke and Carol M. Hunter. Juhnke, … Read more

Kauffman Museum to celebrate anniversary of Prairie Reconstruction

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Kauffman Museum at Bethel College in North Newton will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the prairie reconstruction project. The museum prairie is a living exhibit that provides for visitors a sample of the Kansas prairie prior to … Read more

Bethel College students explore pastoral ministry during summer

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Bethel College juniors Scott Janzen and Hannah Klaassen are learning about pastoral ministry this summer. Their participation in the Ministry Inquiry Program (MIP) is providing them with leadership opportunities in host … Read more

Bethel College student awarded scholarship for study in Germany

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Bethel College student Adam Gaeddert from Hutchinson is the recipient of the Freie Universität Berlin North American First Year Student Scholarship for the summer of 2004. The scholarship is given to a select number of American … Read more

Kauffman Museum to host Butterfly Count

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- If you like butterflies, the fifth annual Harvey County Butterfly Count should be on your schedule for Saturday, July 17. Participants will meet at 8:30 a.m. at Kauffman Museum, 27th and Main, North Newton. Cost is $3.50; children … Read more

"Curbside New York" dance production to premiere at Bethel College

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Montage Theatre of the Dance will premiere "Curbside New York," an original dance production, at 7:30 p.m., July 9 and 10 in Krehbiel Auditorium, Fine Arts Center on the Bethel College campus in North Newton. Through tap, ballet, … Read more

Bethel College Helping Hand Award goes to psychology professor

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- The Helping Hand Award at Bethel College was given to psychology professor Paul Lewis during awards convocation last month. Established by North Newton residents J.O. and Esther Schrag, the annual award recognizes an employee of … Read more

Schroeder appointed interim director of nursing at Bethel College

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Gregg Schroeder has been named interim director of the nursing program at Bethel College, according to John Sheriff, vice president for academic affairs. Schroeder has taught at Bethel College since 1992 and is currently associate … Read more

Broadway at Bethel Music Theater Camp to present "State Fair"

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Broadway at Bethel Music Theater Camp will present Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical "State Fair" at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 27 in Krehbiel Auditorium at Bethel College, North Newton. Admission is $5. All seating is general … Read more

BCWA to hold annual meeting, public lecture

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Bethel College Women's Association (BCWA) will hold its annual meeting and election of officers at 7 p.m., Thursday, June 10 in Krehbiel Auditorium at Bethel College, North Newton. The organization's leaders have added a Faculty … Read more

Bethel College presents Schrag Teaching Award to Born

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Bradley S. Born, associate professor of English at Bethel College, was awarded the Ralph P. Schrag Distinguished Teaching Award May 23 during commencement ceremonies at Bethel College in North Newton. The award is given to a … Read more

Bethel College Alumni Association to host Lawrence golf tourney

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- The eighth annual Bethel College Spring Thresher Golf Classic will be held at Eagle Bend Golf Course in Lawrence on Saturday, June 5. It is the first time that a Bethel College tournament has been held at that location. Cost for … Read more

Bethel College grants degrees to 95 graduates

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- President E. LaVerne Epp conferred baccalaureate degrees upon 95 graduates at Bethel College commencement May 23 in Memorial Hall on the North Newton campus. All degrees were granted on May 23 unless listed with another date. *** … Read more

Bethel College graduates reminded to "be a window to the world"

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- "Educate yourself," speaker Daniel Hege told the Bethel College graduating class during the college's 111th commencement May 23. A 1987 Bethel College graduate and current music director for the Syracuse (N.Y.) Symphony Orchestra, … Read more

Unruh receives chemistry award

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Bethel College student Zach Unruh, senior from Hillsboro, received an Outstanding Undergraduate Chemistry Major Award from the Wichita Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS). Unruh was presented with the award at the … Read more

Reservations due for Kauffman Museum-First Bank to Northwest Kansas

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Reservations are due May 28 for the Kauffman Museum-First Bank of Newton "Post Rock and Limestone Church Adventure" bus trip June 2 and 3. The tour will head to Hay with stops at the Vonada Stone Company and the Lucas Grassroots … Read more

Bethel College nursing class honored in pinning ceremony

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Bethel College will honor the nursing class of 2004 during the Nursing Pinning Ceremony at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 22 in Krehbiel Auditorium of the Fine Arts Center on the North Newton campus. Speaker for the event will be Susan … Read more

Janzen to give senior guitar recital

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Bethel College student Chris Janzen, Fresno, Calif., will present his senior guitar recital at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 22 in the drama lab of the Fine Arts Center on the North Newton campus. Admission is free and open to the public. … Read more

Bethel College establishes Chair in Religion

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Bethel College Bible and religion professor Duane K. Friesen is the first recipient of the Edmund G. Kaufman Distinguished Chair in Religion. John Sheriff, vice president for academic affairs, announced the inauguration of the … Read more

Adrian to give piano recital

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Bethel College student Russell Adrian, Butterfield, Minn., will present his junior piano recital at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 20 in the Administration Building Chapel on the North Newton campus. Admission is free and open to the … Read more

Astrophysicist Owen Gingerich to visit Newton, Bethel College

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Astrophysicist Owen Gingerich is missing a high school diploma. He hasn't lost it. He just never had one. When he visits Newton later this month, invited by Newton High School, he will receive an honorary diploma and speak to the … Read more

Bethel College seniors honored with Thresher Awards

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Bethel College honored seven graduating seniors with Thresher Awards at Awards Convocation May 14. Thresher Awards went to Tory A. Doerksen, Chris Janzen, Jeremy Schrag, Samuel Schrag, Stephanie Sowers, Rebekah Kathleen Trollinger … Read more

Bethel College honors students at Awards Convocation

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Bethel College students were honored at the college's annual Awards Convocation May 14. The convocation, held at the end of each spring semester, recognizes academic excellence over the past academic year. Bethel College honored … Read more

Conductor to speak at Bethel College commencement

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Daniel Hege will speak at Bethel College's 111th commencement, set for 2:30 p.m., Sunday, May 23 in Memorial Hall on the North Newton campus. Hege is currently in his fifth season as music director of the Syracuse (N.Y.) Symphony … Read more

Bethel College to honor alumni, graduating seniors

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Bethel College will honor 95 graduating seniors and also returning alumni during end-of-year celebrations May 21-23 on campus. The college will celebrate the commencement of its 111th graduating class at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, May 23 … Read more

Akers to give senior piano recital

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Bethel College student Albena Akers, Bourgas, Bulgaria, will present her senior piano recital at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 18 in Krehbiel Auditorium of the Fine Arts Center on the North Newton campus. Admission is free and open to … Read more

Open Road to present concert

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Open Road will perform at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, May 16 in the Administration Building at Bethel College, North Newton. The men's octet, all Bethel College students, will present an a cappella program of Christian and secular pieces. … Read more

Claassen to give senior voice recital

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Bethel College student Emily Claassen, soprano from Beatrice, Neb., will present her senior voice recital at 4:30 p.m., Friday, May 14 in the Administration Building Chapel on the North Newton campus. Admission is free and open to … Read more

Kauffman Museum wins national museum award

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Kauffman Museum at Bethel College in North Newton, received first prize in the American Association of Museums' (AAM) 2004 Museum Publications Design Competition in the supplementary materials category. The prize was awarded to the … Read more

Brown to give senior flute recital

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Bethel College student Grayce Ann Brown, Murdock, will present her senior flute recital at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 13 in the Administration Building Chapel on the North Newton campus. Admission is free and open to the public. … Read more

Bethel College Jazz Ensembles to present Jazz on the Plaza

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- When the lights go down, the music starts up at Bethel College's Jazz on the Plaza. The public is invited to experience the interplay of the crepuscular light and the jazz tunes when the Bethel College Jazz Ensembles perform at 9 … Read more

Bethel College Sinfonia to present spring concert

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- The Bethel College Sinfonia will present its last concert of the season at 7:30 p.m., Monday, May 10 at Memorial Hall on the North Newton campus. The performance, directed by Christopher Koch, assistant professor of music, will … Read more

MLA reprints "Nonviolent America" book

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Mennonite Library and Archives at Bethel College has recently reprinted "Nonviolent America," a book edited by James Juhnke and Louise Hawkley. First published in 1993, the book resulted from a conference on "Violence and … Read more

Shoup to give senior trumpet recital

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Bethel College student Curtis N. Shoup, Winesburg, Ohio, will present his senior trumpet recital at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 8 in the Administration Building Chapel on the North Newton campus. Admission is free and open to the … Read more

Bethel College music students to perform joint recital

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Bethel College music students Greta Steingard and Chelsea Vaught will present a joint recital at 4:30 p.m., Friday, May 7 in the Administration Building Chapel on the campus in North Newton. Admission is free and open to the … Read more

Brown case to be subject of May 7 Bethel College convocation

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- It's been 50 years since the case of the century: Brown vs. the Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. To mark the civil rights milestone, the Bethel College community will hear research attorney Douglas T. Shima and Washburn … Read more

Bethel College music performance major to present senior recital

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Bethel College student Matt Esau will present his senior recital at 4 p.m., Saturday, May 8 in the Bethel College Administration Building Chapel. Esau, a music performance major from Hillsboro, will perform on the upright bass and … Read more

Bethel College to hold Undergraduate Research Symposium

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Bethel College students will present results of their research at the college's Undergraduate Research Symposium beginning at 9 a.m., Saturday, May 8 in Krehbiel Science Center on the North Newton campus. Admission is free and open … Read more

Bethel College library receives grant

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Bethel College Library, on the North Newton campus, received an Interlibrary Loan Development Program (ILDP) grant in the amount of $5,600. The sum was the second largest grant awarded out of the 36 ILDP grants given to other … Read more

May Concert to be presented at Bethel College

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Bethel College Oratorio Chorus and Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra will present their May Concert at 4 p.m., Sunday, May 2 in Memorial Hall at Bethel College in North Newton. Conductor is William Eash, director of choirs at … Read more

Kauffman Museum, First Bank of Newton accepting registrations for bus trips

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Kauffman Museum and First Bank of Newton are accepting registrations for two bus tours planned to Abilene and north central Kansas. The tours are the final trips during 2003-04 to destinations in the Sunflower State. The tours are … Read more

Bethel Quartet brings Brahms, bowling together in bowling alley concert

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- A striking new piece for strings will premiere as part of the Brahms and Bowling concert, presented by the Bethel Quartet, at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 25 at Play-Mor Lanes, a bowling alley at 1105 Washington Road in Newton. Local … Read more

Doerksen to present senior violin recital

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Bethel College student Crystal (Stotts) Doerksen, McPherson, will present her senior violin recital at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, April 25 in the Administration Building Chapel on the North Newton campus. Admission is free and open to the … Read more

Bethel College student to present senior string bass recital

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Bethel College student Tory A. Doerksen, Prescott Valley, Ariz., will present his senior string bass recital at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 23 in the Administration Building Chapel on the North Newton campus. Admission is free and … Read more

Bethel College to host Dinner and Dance Theatre

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- To celebrate National Dance Week, Bethel College Dance Ensemble will host the Dinner and Dance Theatre April 23 and 24 at Bethel College. A Dance Theatre performance is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., in Krehbiel Auditorium, Fine Arts … Read more

Sweating on a roof

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Sounds of banging hammers and whining saws ricocheted off buildings on the Bethel College campus in North Newton April 14 as students worked alongside alumni and others to put a new roof on Baumgartner House. The college-owned … Read more

Celestin to present senior voice recital

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Bethel College student Amber Celestin, soprano from Maize, will present her senior voice recital at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 22 in the Administration Building Chapel on the North Newton campus. Admission is free and open to the … Read more

Bethel College Alumni Association announces award recipients for 2004

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Bethel College Alumni Association will honor two outstanding alumni at the college’s alumni banquet May 22 on campus. Alfred Habegger, Enterprise, Ore., will receive the Distinguished Achievement Award. Leo Driedger, Winnipeg, … Read more

Bethel College education majors gain professional teaching practice

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Bethel College students are collaborating with professional educators for student teaching experiences during the spring semester. Placements for student teachers have been made with the assistance of Bethel College teaching … Read more

Bethel College to offer summer Science Institute for high school students

NORTH NEWTON, KAN -- Bethel College invites high school students to participate in a summer Science Institute June 6 to 11 on the North Newton campus. This institute is open to students entering grades 10 to 12 and graduating high school seniors. The … Read more

Vaught to present organ recital

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Bethel College student Chelsea Vaught, Henderson, Neb., will give an organ recital at 5:30 p.m., Monday, April 19 in the Administration Building Chapel on the North Newton campus. Admission is free and open to the public. Vaught, … Read more

Polacco to give KIPCOR peace lecture

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Patricia Polacco, children’s author, artist and storyteller, will speak on "The Heroes of My Life," at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, April 18 in Memorial Hall on the Bethel College campus in North Newton. The lecture is part of the 2003-04 … Read more

Bethel College Repertory Studio theater group to give performance

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- The Bethel College Repertory Studio theater group will present an original, experimental theater performance entitled "Boundary Crossings." Performances are set for 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, April 16 and 17 in Krehbiel … Read more

Bethel College student is national forensics champion

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Bethel College senior Jeremy Schrag, Moundridge, earned First Place in Persuasive Speaking at the 27th annual American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIET) held April 2-5 at California State … Read more

Menard to present lecture and demonstration at Bethel College

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Printmaking professor Lloyd Menard will present a slide lecture and studio demonstration at Bethel College as part of the Greer Fine Arts Visiting Artist Series. His slide lecture, "Forty Years of Teaching and It's Time to … Read more

Bethel College invites high school musicians to summer Music Camp

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- A community of musicians. That’s the way Bethel College music professor William Eash sees the Bethel College Music Camp that once again will bring high school students musicians to campus for a week of making music. The dates for … Read more

Bethel College art students show works in Fine Arts Center Gallery

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Art works by Bethel College students are on display in the Fine Arts Center Gallery at Bethel College April 9 to 30. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free and open to the public. The … Read more

Kauffman Museum to offer Uncle Carl’s summer camps for children

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Kauffman Museum at Bethel College in North Newton invites children to register for one or more of the five Uncle Carl’s Summer Camps for Kids. The camps run from June 7 to early July and are offered for ages four through 12. The … Read more

Youth invited to summer Broadway at Bethel Theater Camp

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- If singing and acting during a week of summer camp is your idea of fun, take a close look at one of the Bethel College summer camp options. Broadway at Bethel Music Theater Camp is a residential camp that brings youth to the campus … Read more

Bethel College to offer summer sports camps for children, teens

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Bethel College in North Newton will offer summer sports camps for children and teens, beginning June 1. See the Summer Camps page on the Bethel College website for details. Girls' Basketball Camp , June 1-4, 9 a.m. … Read more

Registrations due Tuesday for bus tour to Northwest Kansas

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Registrations for a two-day bus trip to Northwest Kansas later this month are due Tuesday, April 6. Planned by Kauffman Museum and First Bank of Newton, the April 22 and 23 trip, "From Czechs to Swedes," is the seventh of nine … Read more

Spanish professor to present Bethel College faculty seminar

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Martha Peterka, associate professor of Spanish at Bethel College, will present "Kitchen Philosophies: Connections between the Culinary and Literary Arts" for the next Bethel College faculty seminar at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 5 in … Read more

Bethel College vocal ensembles to present concert

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Bethel College’s Men’s Ensemble, Women’s Chorus, Freshmen Women’s Ensemble and Freshman Vocal Ensemble will present a spring concert at 4 p.m., Sunday, April 4 in the Administration Building Chapel on the North Newton campus. … Read more

Bethel College student to present senior guitar recital

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Bethel College student Ryan O’Reilly, Mt. Lake, Minn., will present his senior guitar recital at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 3 in the Administration Building Chapel on the North Newton campus. Admission is free and open to the public. … Read more

Kautz to present senior piano recital

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Bethel College student Laura Kautz, Leola, Pa., will present her senior piano recital at 4 p.m., Saturday, April 3 in Krehbiel Auditorium of the Fine Arts Center on the North Newton campus. Admission is free and open to the … Read more

Thresher Jazz to give spring concert

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Bethel College’s Thresher Jazz will give its spring concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 2, in Krehbiel Auditorium of the Fine Arts Center on the North Newton campus. The performance, including several big band favorites, is free … Read more

KU astronomy professor to speak at Bethel College

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Astronomer Steve Shawl, Lawrence, will present two illustrated talks April 1 and 2 at Bethel College, North Newton. He will speak on "Stellar Evolution" at 7:30 p.m., Thursday in the Administration Building Chapel. He will present … Read more

Hindu scholar to speak at Bethel College

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- The public is invited to hear Paramahamsa Prajnanananda, Hindu scholar and holy man from Pattamundai, Orissa, India, speak at 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 31 in the Administration Building Chapel on the Bethel College campus in North … Read more

Ken Medema to present concert April 1 at Bethel College

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -- Ken Medema, internationally known Christian singer, pianist and master of musical improvisation, will perform at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 1 in Memorial Hall at Bethel College, North Newton. For tickets, call Thresher Bookstore, … Read more

Averette to speak at Bethel College

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College welcomes Arvis Averette, social worker and professor of economics and social work, to campus to deliver the convocation address. His speech, "The New World Order: How It Affects Human and Civil Rights," will be … Read more

KBCU back and better than ever

Bethel College’s student-run radio station is once again filling the airwaves. Since repairs were made to the 15-year-old transmitter, thanks to the help of Ron Tozier of Ron’s TV and Electronics of Newton, community members can tune into KBCU 88.1 FM 24  Read more

"Christ is the seed" hymn to be performed at Bethel College home choir concert

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Janet Forts Goldsmith had a deep well of love to draw on for family, friends and parishioners. So after she died, her friends wanted to create a memorial that would give as widely as she did. Goldsmith grew up in McPherson, … Read more

Bethel College honors young neuroscientist

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College honored neuroscientist Cheryl L. Stucky March 8 for her work in pain research. She received the 2004 Bethel College Young Alumnus Award during ceremonies at the college. A 1987 Bethel College graduate currently … Read more

Bethel College Concert Choir to tour during spring break

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The 42-voice Bethel College Concert Choir will tour in five Midwestern states during the college’s spring break. Performances are scheduled for March 20-28 in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota. Conductor is Dr. … Read more

Bethel College student wins Anabaptist Research prize

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – James P. Regier, Newton, won first prize in the 2004 nation-wide Anabaptist Research Paper Competition for Undergraduates. The annual competition is sponsored by the Sider Institute for Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan Studies, … Read more

HBPA to host Kansas City Chorale

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Kansas City Chorale, one of North America’s top professional vocal groups, will perform at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 16 in Memorial Hall at Bethel College, North Newton. Conductor is Charles Bruffy. The concert is the final … Read more

Both hands and feet

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College students, faculty and staff have heard the sounds of Christopher Shaw’s organ playing for the past four years. Since the organ is centrally located in the Administration Building Chapel on the North Newton … Read more

Shaw to present senior organ recital

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College student Christopher Shaw, Peabody, will present his senior organ recital at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 14 in the Administration Building Chapel on the North Newton campus. Shaw’s performance will encompass … Read more

Notre Dame history professor to speak at Bethel College’s Friends of MLA program

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Notre Dame history professor Brad S. Gregory will speak on "Reformation History and Ecumenism: Problems and Prospects" for the next Friends of the Mennonite Library and Archives (MLA) program at Bethel College in North Newton. … Read more

Bible and religion professor to present Bethel College faculty seminar

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Duane Friesen, professor of Bible and religion at Bethel College, will speak on "Seeking the Peace of the City in the Face of Violence and Disorder" for the next faculty seminar at Bethel College. The seminar is set for 7:30 … Read more

Bethel College Young Alumni Award recipient announced

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The Bethel College Alumni Awards Committee announces that Cheryl L. Stucky, Milwaukee, Wis., is the recipient of the 2004 Bethel College Young Alumni Award. She will be honored at 11 a.m., Monday, March 8 in Krehbiel … Read more

Flickner, Hershberger to exhibit works in Bethel College gallery

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Geneva Flickner is an artist, not a talker. But the art she has created during her lifetime speaks for itself and for her love of texture. "I like textures and that comes through in all the media I work with," Flickner said … Read more

Bethel College to present "The Bartered Bride"

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The Bethel College theater and music departments will present the three-act comedic opera "The Bartered Bride" by Bedrich Smetana. Performances are set for 8 p.m. on March 4, 7:30 p.m. on March 5 and 6 in Krehbiel Auditorium in … Read more

Bethel College forensics team takes first in state

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College’s forensics squad received first place in small school sweepstakes at the Kansas State Championship Forensics Tournament Saturday, Feb. 28 at Kansas State University in Manhattan. The squad also placed third out … Read more

Mathematician to present ACCK lectures at McPherson, Bethel

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Mathematician David S. Ross, Rochester, N.Y., will present two lectures in a series sponsored by the mathematical science departments of the Associated Colleges of Central Kansas. Ross will speak on "Mathematical Models of … Read more

Wichita Eagle photographer to speak at Bethel College convocation

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The Bethel College Convocation Series will offer a presentation by Wichita Eagle photographer Travis Heying at 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 27 in Krehbiel Auditorium, Fine Arts Center on the campus in North Newton. He will speak on … Read more

Self ceramics on display at Bethel College

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College is currently hosting an art exhibition by potter David Self. The exhibition will run through Friday, Feb. 27 in the Fine Arts Center gallery on the North Newton campus. Self, born in southeast Oklahoma, draws … Read more

Spokesperson for U. S. Muslims to present Bethel College Peace Lecture

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Maher Hathout, a leading spokesperson for the American Muslim community, will lecture on "U.S. Foreign Policy: Its Effect on Christian/Muslim Relations in the United States." He will speak at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 26 at … Read more

Bible lecturer preaches a comprehensive gospel

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Naim Ateek is a man profoundly affected by history. On May 12, 1948, when he was 11, he stood in the yard of his family’s home in Beisan (Bet Shean), Palestine, as the Israeli army marched in and occupied the town. The state of … Read more

Anderson, Schrag place at forensics tournament

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The Bethel College forensics squad traveled to Norman, Okla., Feb. 14 and 15 to participate in the Sweetheart Swing tournaments hosted by the University of Oklahoma and West Texas A&M. On the first day of competition, seniors … Read more

Peaceful Tomorrows member to speak at Bethel College convocation

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The Bethel College Convocation Series will offer a presentation by Andrew Rice, Oklahoma City, Okla., on "Exploiting Sept. 11th for Pre-Emptive War: How Our National Tragedy Was Used to Launch an Unjustified War." The program … Read more

Bethel College to honor nursing students at lamplighting ceremony

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The Bethel College nursing department will honor 29 students in a lamplighting ceremony at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 22 in the Administration Building Chapel on the North Newton campus. The ceremony honors upper-class nursing … Read more

Bethel College to host Family Fest

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Family Fest at Bethel College is scheduled for Feb. 20-22 with a variety of activities planned for family members of current students. Activities for the three-day event begin Friday morning with families invited to attend … Read more

Comedian to perform at Bethel College

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Comedian Eric O’Shea from New York will perform at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 21 in Krehbiel Auditorium, Fine Arts Center. This is his first performance on the Bethel College campus in North Newton. Planned by the student … Read more

Geologist to speak on evolving creation for Bethel College science lecture

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Geologist Keith B. Miller will present a lecture on "An Evolving Creation: Scientific Evidence and Theological Implications" at 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb 19 in the Administration Building Chapel at Bethel College in North Newton. … Read more

Bible lecturer to speak on "Reading the Bible through Palestinian Eyes"

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Naim Stifan Ateek will be the featured speaker for the Bethel College Bible Lectures Feb. 15 and 16 on the college campus in North Newton. A Palestinian Christian, Ateek will speak on the theme "Reading the Bible through … Read more

HBPA to host Moscow Chamber Orchestra

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Moscow Chamber Orchestra, one of the world’s great chamber ensembles, will perform at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 12 in Memorial Hall at Bethel College in North Newton as part of the Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts series. … Read more

Barbed wire in Berlin

By Leia Lawrence NORTH NEWTON, KAN – Amidst a strained political and social climate that has again illuminated the importance of German-American relations, I traveled with seven other Bethel College students and Bethel German professor, Merle … Read more

Bethel College students connect with people, places of Eastern Europe

By Rachel Voth NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – In only 22 days on a history tour of Eastern Europe in January, Bethel College students learned about events from more than 1,000 years of history—from the beginnings of the Teutonic Knights at the end of … Read more

Amnesty International deputy director to speak at Bethel College convocation

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Curt Goering, senior deputy director for Amnesty International USA, will speak to Bethel College students during convocation at 11 a.m., Monday, Feb. 9 in Krehbiel Auditorium, Fine Arts Center. Admission is free and open to the … Read more

Music professor to present Bethel College faculty seminar about Schumann

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Karen Bauman Schlabaugh will speak about the 19th century German composer Robert Schumann and perform the second half of "Davidsbündlertänze (Dances for the League of David)" for the next faculty seminar at Bethel College. … Read more

An American in London

By Elizabeth Zerger, junior, for Bethel College News Service NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – In his lengthy poem "The Waste Land," Anglo-American poet T.S. Eliot calls London the "unreal city." During January interterm, along with 19 other Bethel College … Read more

Kauffman Museum to host Kansas Day birthday celebration

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The annual Celebrate Kansas Day! event at Kauffman Museum is set for 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 31 at the museum in North Newton. The party will commemorate 143 years of Kansas statehood. Admission is free for all ages. … Read more

Brazilian Guitar Quartet to perform at Bethel College

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – In Brazil they are called the "Dream Team." When they arrive on the Bethel College campus for their Jan. 25 performance, they’ll be carrying not basketballs, but guitars-classical guitars. The Brazilian Guitar Quartet, … Read more

Bethel College announces hiring of VP of Business Affairs

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College President E. LaVerne Epp has announced the hiring of Lowell J. Peachey, Hillsboro, for the position of vice president of Business Affairs. Peachey, who will also serve on the college’s Administrative Cabinet, … Read more

Bethel College students travel to London for January

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College students are studying in London during the January interterm as part of a Literary London course. Led by English professor Brad Born, the 20 students are studying dramatic literature, English cultural and … Read more

Bethel College students to spend January interterm in Mexico

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – A group of seven Bethel College students are studying social development and social justice in Mexico during a January interterm course taught by social work professor Larry Friesen. Traveling in Mexico with Friesen, the … Read more

Bethel College students tour east-central Europe during January

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College students are traveling in Europe in January for the three-week interterm course History of East Central Europe, led by assistant professor of history Mark Jantzen. Cities on the study tour will include Gdansk, … Read more

Bethel College students travel to Belize and Guatemala during January

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College students, along with Tabor College students, left last week to travel to Belize and Guatemala for a three-week tropical biology course led by Tabor professor Richard Wall. Students will spend time studying the … Read more

Bethel College students travel in Germany in January

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College German professor Merle Schlabaugh is leading a group of Bethel students in Germany during the January interterm for the course German Language and Culture. During the three-week trip, students will be immersed … Read more

Bethel College to host ARISE for MLK, Jr. Day community event

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - The Wichita vocal group ARISE will perform at Bethel College for the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day community celebration, set for 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 19. Planned by Bethel’s Minority Life department, the one-hour program will … Read more

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