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Past Bethel College News: 2010

Mini-exhibit highlights Kansas history through story

NORTH NEWTON – Kauffman Museum at Bethel College is participating in the statewide tour of the traveling exhibition “Kansans Tell Their Stories.” The Kansas Humanities Council (KHC) organized the mini-exhibit, on display in North Newton through … Read more

Northridge students’ art and stories on display at Kauffman Museum

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Kauffman Museum at Bethel College kicks off a year of exhibitions and programs commemorating the 150th anniversary of Kansas statehood with a new special exhibition of artwork by local children. This fall, children from … Read more

Bethel forensics finishes fall season at UN-Kearney

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The Bethel College forensics squad participated in the University of Nebraska-Kearney “Outer Limits” Tournament Dec. 4. Marike Stucky, freshman from Moundridge, was fifth in Dramatic Interpretation. Bethel was one of 13 schools … Read more

Embodied testimony: Bethel has been lighting the Green at Advent for 25 years

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – One of Bethel College’s most beloved Advent traditions started from a longing for common ground. Faculty, staff, students and community members will circle the Green with candles for the 25th year in a row on Sunday evening, Dec. … Read more

Nathaniel Yoder to give senior percussion recital

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College student Nathaniel Yoder, Kalona, Iowa, will give his senior percussion recital Sunday, Dec. 12, at 2 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium of the Fine Arts Center. Yoder is a senior majoring in Bible and religion and music … Read more

Heather Garrison to give senior bassoon recital

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College student Heather Garrison, Haysville, will give her senior bassoon recital Saturday, Dec. 11, at 2 p.m. in the Administration Building chapel. Garrison is a senior majoring in music with an education licensure. She … Read more

Bethel jazz continues holiday tradition with Christmas Gala concert

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The Christmas jazz tradition continues at Bethel College with the annual Christmas Gala concert. Jazz Ensemble I and Jazz Ensemble II will perform Friday, Dec. 10, at 8 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium in the Fine Arts Center. The … Read more

Bethel and Cloud County CC sign agreement to facilitate transfer

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College has signed its third articulation agreement – the second this fall – with a two-year college. On Nov. 22, Bethel President Perry D. White and Vice President for Academic Affairs Brad Born traveled to Concordia to … Read more

Wind Ensemble to play three world premieres in early winter concert

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Modern compositions, including three world premieres, are on the program for the Bethel College Wind Ensemble’s end-of-the-semester concert. The group will perform Tuesday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium of the Fine … Read more

Bethel singers make strong showing in regional competition

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – After several years of competing in a regional competition for voice students at the college and university level, Bethel College senior Joshua Powell achieved first place in his final attempt. Powell, a tenor vocalist from … Read more

Two students inducted into nursing honor society

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College’s director of nursing gave the address for the annual recognition ceremony of a nursing honor society, at which two Bethel nursing students were honored. Phyllis Miller, chair of Bethel’s Department of Nursing, … Read more

New Krehbiel Distinguished Chair recognizes McCabe-Juhnke's “life in performance”

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – A new endowed chair at Bethel College recognizes John McCabe-Juhnke’s “life in performance” at Bethel and beyond. The recognition came thanks to the estate of a Moundridge couple who loved music, literature and their community. … Read more

Bringing in the season: Bethel, area musicians to present “Lessons and Carols”

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College and area musicians will collaborate for an event on campus meant to usher in the Advent and Christmas seasons – and the community is invited. A “Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols” will take place in Memorial Hall … Read more

Merry and bright: “Five Places of Christmas” event planned for Dec. 4

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Holiday merriment is the theme for the annual “Five Places of Christmas” to be held Saturday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Newton and North Newton. The joint open house will be hosted by the Bethel College Women’s … Read more

Joshua Powell to give senior voice recital

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College student Joshua Powell, Basehor, will give his senior voice recital Friday, Dec. 3, at 6:30 p.m. in the Administration Building chapel. Powell, a tenor, is a senior majoring in music and communication arts. He is a … Read more

Malotte receives annual UPS Scholarship

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Katherine (Katie) Malotte, a Bethel College senior, has been selected to receive a UPS Scholarship for 2010-11, provided through the Kansas Independent College Association (KICA) Fund. Malotte, from Marysville, is a graduate of … Read more

A dark drama, ‘Agnes of God’ asks deep questions

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – For her first play as part of the theater department at Bethel College, Megan Upton-Tyner has chosen to direct a deceptively small work. Agnes of God , with parts for only three actresses, will be on the stage of Krehbiel … Read more

Forensics has two more national qualifiers in four events

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Two more members of the Bethel College forensics team have qualified for the national tournament in two different events each. Several members of the squad competed in the Hutchinson Community College-Barton Community College … Read more

Alumni group awards first endowed scholarship

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – For the first time, Bethel College’s African-American Alumni Association (AAAA) was able to present an endowed scholarship to a deserving Bethel student. Travon Lewis, freshman from Houston, Texas, is the first scholarship … Read more

Caffeine dreams: Visions come together for a campus coffee shop

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – After percolating for a couple of years, some coffee dreams have brewed into a shop that opened on the Bethel College campus in September. That's when Patty Meier launched Mojo’s at Bubbert's in what used to be the snack bar in … Read more

Goshen professor examines challenges and promise of global Anabaptism

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Throughout his career as a historian and academic, John D. Roth has made it a point to “do scholarship in and for the church” – which his recent audiences at Bethel College recognized and affirmed. Roth, professor of history at … Read more

Pianists take on different challenge in duet recital

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – For a second time, Bethel graduate Susan Gaeddert of Madison, Wis., and her former teacher, Karen Bauman Schlabaugh, Bethel College professor of music, will collaborate for a piano duo concert. The duet recital will take place … Read more

Bethel-based jazz ensembles to heat up the stage

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel jazz will continue its tradition of exciting performances when two groups give their first concerts of the season. The Newton Mid-Kansas Jazz Ensemble and Bethel College Jazz Ensemble I will give a joint concert Saturday, … Read more

Bethel gets five stars on Champions of Character Scorecard

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College has been named a Champions of Character Five Star Institution by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) The NAIA launched the Champions of Character Scorecard in 2009 for the purpose of … Read more

Forensics qualifies first two for nationals

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The Bethel College forensics team has qualified its first two members for the national tournament next spring. Some members of the squad competed in the Doane Nut-University of Nebraska-Omaha Swing Tournaments on the Doane … Read more

Greer Lecturer’s work looks at identity, culture and displacement

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Kansas City-based artist Heinrich Toh, whose work looks at identity and cultural displacement as inspired by relocation and travel, will be the Greer Visiting Artist for fall 2010. Toh will give a public lecture Thursday, Nov. 4, … Read more

Clio, bookstore to sponsor signing for Jantzen book, "Mennonite German Soldiers"

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Mark Jantzen, a professor of history at Bethel College, is celebrating the publication of his first book from a major press with a public book signing. On Oct. 25, the University of Notre Dame Press released Mennonite German … Read more

Small choral ensembles to present fall concerts

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The 2010-11 incarnations of Bethel College’s small choral groups, the Men’s Ensemble and the Women’s Chorus, will present their fall concerts Sunday, Nov. 7. The men perform at 2 p.m. and the women at 4 p.m. in the Administration … Read more

After singing with Hege, Concert Choir looks forward to KMEA opener

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – After a recent concert with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra (WSO), the Bethel College Concert Choir has great expectations for the rest of the 2010-11 year. The concert, which took place Oct. 16-17 at Century II Concert Hall in … Read more

Herman at 50: Bethel’s elusive Bubbert still makes his influence felt

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Fifty years ago, Bethel College had just inaugurated its seventh president (Vernon Neufeld), students, faculty and staff were trying to decide between Nixon and Kennedy for president of the country, and Herman Bubbert first appeared … Read more

Mem Hall stage to light up with Afro-Brazilian music and dance

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Hesston Bethel Performing Arts (HBPA) will welcome the power and pageantry of Afro-Brazilian dance, costumes and live music to Bethel College’s Memorial Hall stage Nov. 5 with Viver Brasil, which the Los Angeles Times has called … Read more

Home and away: Forensics hosts one tournament, competes in three

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The Bethel College forensics team has stayed busy in October, hosting one tournament and competing in two others. The Sunflower-Sooner Swing Invitational Forensics Tournaments took place Oct. 15-17 on the Bethel campus with … Read more

German professor receives teaching award

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – A longtime professor of German at Bethel College has received a statewide teaching award. The Kansas chapter of the American Association of Teachers of German (KATG), at their annual conference Oct. 15-17, named Merle Schlabaugh … Read more

Students gain ministry experience across the country

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – This summer, four curious Bethel students traveled to four vastly different communities in Texas, California, Iowa, and Illinois to explore the pastorate. Senior Caleb Regehr, Whitewater, participated in the Ministry Inquiry … Read more

Menno Simons Lectures will treat Anabaptism in a global perspective

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – A well-known writer and speaker on Mennonites and Anabaptists will look at these topics in a global perspective in the 59th annual Menno Simons Lectures at Bethel College Oct. 31-Nov. 1. John D. Roth, professor of history at … Read more

Varied offerings on program for Wind Ensemble opening concert

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The Bethel College Wind Ensemble’s first concert of the year has “relevant and exciting” music and will feature pieces played by top ensembles, said conductor Timothy Shade. The group will perform Thursday, Oct. 28, at 7:30 p.m. … Read more

Bethel inaugurates 14th president, looks to ‘a future with hope’

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – “Hope” was the unmistakable theme of the worship service and inauguration of Bethel College’s 14th president, Perry D. White, during the college’s Fall Festival Oct. 10. That was because it’s a theme to which, in only 10 weeks in … Read more

Denver artist uses her surroundings to inspire her work

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The Bethel College Fine Arts Center Gallery is currently hosting an exhibit of art created “on the spot.” “Site Inspired” by 1996 Bethel graduate Jennifer Miller of Denver is “an installation in four parts that are generated from … Read more

Volleyball wins 500th conference game

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The Bethel College volleyball team passed an important milestone in a conference match against McPherson College Oct. 11. The Threshers won their 500th game in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference, in which Bethel has been … Read more

Kelsey Easterday to give senior voice recital

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College student Kelsey Easterday, Manhattan, will give her senior voice recital Saturday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. in the Administration Building chapel. Easterday, a soprano, is a senior majoring in music education. She is a … Read more

Concert Choir will join conductor’s debut with Wichita Symphony

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – When Daniel Hege, a Bethel College graduate, makes his debut this weekend as music director and conductor of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, he’ll be joined by 56 current Bethel students. Hege was named to the position last … Read more

Folk trio to make only tour appearance in Kansas on Mem Hall stage

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The acoustic folk-rock trio The Wailin’ Jennys returns to Bethel College’s Memorial Hall and the Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts (HBPA) series for the only Kansas appearance in their current tour. Perhaps best known to south … Read more

Mural builds community along with a work of art

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Rachel Epp Buller, an assistant professor of art at Bethel College, has experience and success writing grants – she recently received a Fulbright fellowship she’ll use to study in Germany next year. When, soon after that, she … Read more

Mennonite historian will examine ethicist’s peace legacy in Friends of MLA lecture

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – A long-time teacher and writer on U.S. Mennonite history will give the first Friends of the MLA presentation of the 2010-11 school year at Bethel College. Theron F. Schlabach, Goshen, Ind., will speak Friday, Oct. 15, on “The Guy … Read more

Bethel one of first to show new documentary on Middle East peace work

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College has been chosen as one of the first 100 venues to launch a new documentary film on nonviolent response to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The nonprofit educational organization EthnoGraphic Media (EGM) of … Read more

Freshmen get rigorous introduction to college forensics competition

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The Bethel College forensics team opened the season with trips to Sterling College Sept. 24-25 and Hutchinson Community College Sept. 26 to compete in the “Debates on a Plain” Swing Tournaments. The Threshers placed fourth … Read more

Museum’s teaching kits help make learning tangible

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – For more than 10 years, Kauffman Museum at Bethel College has given local educators a way to extend learning in science and social studies. That has happened through teaching kits that complement the museum’s permanent … Read more

Psychology is focus of 2010 STEM Symposium

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The fourth annual STEM Symposium at Bethel College will this year honor the study of psychology with a keynote address by a professor at Grinnell College. Nancy Rempel-Clower, a 1988 Bethel graduate who is now associate professor … Read more

Long-time nursing educator to receive Bethel nursing alumnus award

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – A retired Bethel College professor of nursing will be honored at this year’s Fall Festival at the college. Verda Deckert, Newton, will receive the Outstanding Nursing Alumnus Award from the Bethel Deaconess Hospital/Bethel … Read more

Fall enrollment shows healthy increase

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College enrollment has jumped by more than nine percent from fall 2009 to fall 2010. Bethel’s overall enrollment for fall 2010 is 476, compared to 437 last year. One hundred twenty-seven new students on campus this fall … Read more

An auspicious occasion: Bethel will inaugurate president on 10-10-10

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends, along with representatives of sister institutions and church officials, will join in inaugurating Perry D. White Sunday, Oct. 10, as the culmination of the 40th annual … Read more

Program will show how permanent exhibit got ready for the road

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Another special event connected to “The Bison: American Icon” at Bethel College’s Kauffman Museum takes place this Sunday, Oct. 3. Chuck Regier of Kauffman Museum and Joel Gaeddert of Flint Hills Design in North Newton – half of … Read more

Fall Festival musical to take characters and audience ‘Into the Woods’

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Cinderella’s stepsisters who are “beautiful of face but vile and black of heart” and an “obnoxious, fearless and straightforward” Red Riding Hood “with a huge appetite” are just two fairy-tale characters who populate Bethel … Read more

“Wild West” history will flavor 40th annual Fall Festival

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – This year’s Fall Festival at Bethel College will have a “Wild West” flavor and it will also include the inauguration of the college’s 14th president. As Bethel continues a five-year series of special events leading up to its … Read more

Extended family’s gift shows gratitude for help in exploring their history

NNORTH NEWTON, KAN. – An extended family’s interest in their history has led to a gift of almost $3,000 to Bethel College’s Mennonite Library and Archives. Tabor College’s Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies in Hillsboro also benefited from the … Read more

Free admission to traveling exhibits part of annual Museum Day

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The Newton community is hosting two traveling exhibits that can’t be seen anywhere else close by and now you have a chance to view them free of charge. The only Kansas venue for the national traveling exhibit “The Bison: American … Read more

Bethel and HCC formalize agreement to facilitate seamless transfer

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Hutchinson Community College students will find it even easier to transfer to Bethel College thanks to a new partnership between the two institutions. On Sept. 7, Bethel President Perry D. White and Vice President for Academic … Read more

After surviving 9/11, nursing grad wants to spend her life helping others

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Although at 40, Ruth Tumblin of North Newton was the oldest member of Bethel College’s class of 2010, that in itself doesn’t make her unusual. Tumblin graduated with a degree in nursing, a second-career (at least) choice for her. … Read more

Bethel praised for peace education and ‘great values with good value’

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College has been recognized by another national magazine. With the start of a new school year come the listings of U.S. colleges and universities noteworthy in a variety of categories. The September-October 2010 issue of … Read more

Kauffman Museum is only Kansas venue for comprehensive bison exhibit

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – It’s the mascot of eight Kansas high school athletic teams. It’s coined on the Kansas quarter. Yet within 30 years of Kansas statehood in 1861, the North American bison had virtually disappeared. Bethel College will be the only … Read more

Bethel and Friends University music faculty to give recital on both campuses

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Music faculty members from Bethel College and Friends University will perform together in recitals on their respective campuses. Monday, Aug. 30, and Thursday, Sept. 2, Timothy Shade, Bethel College, and John Taylor, Friends … Read more

Hesston faculty member exhibit opens year at FAC Gallery

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – An exhibit of work by a native Kansan whose background influences her work and who serves on the art faculty at Hesston College opened the 2010-11 year at Bethel College’s Fine Arts Center (FAC) Gallery. “Lois Misegadis: Recent … Read more

History professor part of German-language encyclopedia update

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – A Bethel College professor is part of an ambitious project to revise and update the first Mennonite encyclopedia. Mark Jantzen, associate professor of history, is the North American representative for the fifth volume of the … Read more

Potluck reaps local harvest, including first from community gardens

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Sand Creek Community Gardens, a joint project of Bethel College and Bethel College Mennonite Church (BCMC), added a new dimension to an annual event this year. For the past several years, the church’s Creation Care Committee has … Read more

New faculty and staff appointments announced

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College announces the following new faculty and staff appointments for the 2010-11 school year: Brian Becker , instructor of business and economics. He has a B.S. in secondary education (business) from Kansas State … Read more

President meets more Bethel alumni and friends at Henderson golf classic

HENDERSON, NEB. – Dr. Perry White, Bethel’s new president, visited with alumni and friends of the college at a noon meal Saturday, Aug. 14, following the 17th annual Summer Thresher Golf Classic at Galaway Creek Golf Course, Henderson, Neb. White began … Read more

Bethel in first tier of U.S. News listing for liberal arts colleges

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College made the first tier in its category in the annual ranking of top colleges and universities by staff of U.S. News & World Report . In the magazine’s survey of “America’s Best Colleges,” released Aug. 17, Bethel … Read more

Bethel remains only Kansas liberal arts college to make Forbes.com listing

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – For the third straight year, Bethel College is the only private, liberal arts college in Kansas and one of only three institutions of higher education in the state to be ranked in a Forbes.com analysis of top colleges and … Read more

Ad Building plaza gets a facelift

The most-photographed (and most widely familiar) site on the Bethel College campus, the front of the historic Administration Building, got a makeover this summer – replacement of the plaza in front of it. The work included removal of some old and ailing … Read more

Conference explores new ground in Anabaptist-Mennonite history

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – When it comes to religious history, the standard college textbook for “Western Civilization” has a blank, one a recent conference at Bethel College was planned to help begin to fill in. After more than 50 years of scholarly study … Read more

Bethel presents check at Pa. church to help benefit Ghana seminary

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The third and final check from the Bethel College exhibit at last July’s Mennonite Youth Convention (MYC) in Columbus, Ohio, has gone to University Mennonite Church in State College, Pa. Clark Oswald, Bethel College associate … Read more

Golfer is ‘Champions of Character’ athlete of year

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College received another Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference award at the KCAC Sport Management Conference Aug. 10 at Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina. Scott Crawford, KCAC Commissioner, announced Aug. 2 that Cameron … Read more

Maintenance worker puts Kansas sun to good, green use

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – During one of the hottest Kansas summers in recent memory, Roger Reimer of Bethel College’s maintenance department has been putting all that sun to extra good use – to drive his solar-powered golf cart around campus. It all … Read more

Six sports teams receive NAIA academic honors

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Six Bethel College athletic teams earned the honor of being named 2009-10 NAIA Scholar Teams, according to a release by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. The Bethel women’s tennis team tied for fifth highest … Read more

Bethel’s new president, Western District Conference get acquainted

NORTH NEWTON – Not even yet officially on the job, Bethel College’s new president, Perry White, got his first real introduction to Mennonite Church USA by attending the Western District Conference annual gathering. White’s first day as president was … Read more

Bethel musicians’ contribution wins Emmy® for documentary

NORTH NEWTON – The contribution of Bethel College musicians to a documentary on the Russian Mennonite “Great Trek” to Central Asia in the late 19th century has resulted in a regional Emmy® award. “Through the desert goes our journey,” the title song … Read more

Newton woman to share her “Mennonite culinary journey”

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The movie Julie and Julia and a love for good food has inspired a Newton woman to embark on a culinary journey of her own. Ellen Awe is documenting her adventures in a blog called “A Year of Mennonite Cooking.” She will share … Read more

Kauffman Museum hosts exhibit of “memory jewelry”

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Kauffman Museum’s current special exhibition, “Beloved: Artwork by Kristin Diener,” features handcrafted personal adornment and whimsical rolling toys. The exhibit will be open to the public July 17- Aug. 22. Bethel alumni and … Read more

Bethel College names first softball coach

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College athletic director Diane Flickner has announced the hiring of Stacy Koontz Middleton to lead the softball program for the Threshers. Bethel College announced the addition of softball to its intercollegiate lineup this … Read more

Bethel College Board announces presidential appointment

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Perry D. White, Manitowoc, Wis., will become the 14th president of Bethel College. He and wife, Dalene White, will soon make their move to North Newton with his first day anticipated to be in mid-July. “The Bethel Board of … Read more

Broadway at Bethel to present "Oklahoma!"

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Broadway at Bethel, an annual production featuring high school students, will bring a classic American musical, Oklahoma! , to the Krehbiel auditorium stage. Structured as a music theater camp, talented students under the … Read more

11th Summer Science Institute attracts largest group to date

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College’s Summer Science Institute (SSI) celebrated its 11th birthday with its highest enrollment ever. The 2010 group numbered 34, double the highest previous enrollment, said Dwight Krehbiel, Bethel College professor of … Read more

Bethel golfers learn and teach life lessons with their game

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – A highlight for the Bethel College golf team, players and coach alike, has nothing to do with low scores, pristine greens or picture-perfect putts. Instead, it’s the annual service trip to Kids Across America (KAA), a Christian … Read more

Kauffman Museum to host ‘Great Trek’ scholar, filmmaker

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The upcoming “Mennonites and Modernity” conference at Bethel College will bring visitors from different parts of the world, including Uzbekistan. Thursday, June 24, Dr. Dilaram Inoyatova of the National University of Uzbekistan … Read more

Flickner named KCAC Athletic Director of the Year

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College Athletic Director Diane Flickner has been named the 2009-10 Athletic Director of the Year in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC). KCAC Commissioner Scott Crawford made the announcement June 16. … Read more

"Mennonite Life" returns from the dead in online form

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Once again, Mennonite Life has risen from the dead. Since 1946, when Bethel College began publishing the journal, Mennonite Life has been devoted to exploring and developing Mennonite experience. Its intended audience is … Read more

Music Week to feature an evening of jazz

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – In conjunction with the annual Music Week camp for high school students, Bethel College presents an evening of jazz with professional musicians. Monday, June 14, at 7:30 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium of the Fine Arts Center, James … Read more

Bethel presents “check for charity” to Ohio youth group

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Clark Oswald, Bethel College associate director of admissions, visited Kidron (Ohio) Mennonite Church May 16 to present a check for $1,000 from the college’s exhibit at the Mennonite Youth Convention (MYC) in Columbus, Ohio, last … Read more

Facilitator trainees discover skills on adventure course

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The “elements” are coming together as Bethel College’s new Discovery Adventure Course continues to take shape. June 1-4, a group of a dozen people completed training on the Bethel campus to be adventure course facilitators. “We … Read more

Professor of music honored with Schrag teaching award

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – William Eash, professor of music, received the Ralph P. Schrag Distinguished Teaching Award at this year’s Bethel College commencement May 23. The vice president for academic affairs presents the award in recognition of an … Read more

Bethel announces spring Dean’s List, Honor Roll

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College associate registrar Kay Schmidt has announced the names of Bethel College students whose spring 2010 semester grades have earned academic distinction. Students are eligible for semester honors provided they … Read more

Keep leveraging learning opportunities, speaker tells graduates

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The thunderstorm passed to the north and Bethel College’s 117th commencement exercises proceeded outdoors in Thresher Stadium for the third year. A few sprinkles fell on faculty, graduates and audience and a gusty wind kept … Read more

Students test calling to ministry through inquiry program

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Four Bethel College students are exploring congregational ministry this summer through the Ministry Inquiry Program. Naomi Graber from Sunnyside Mennonite Church in Elkhart, Ind., will be working with Cyneatha Millsaps, pastor of … Read more

Distinguished Achievement winner to bring her choir for final HBPA event

HESSTON, KAN. – The Lawrence Children’s Choir will take the stage at Hesston Mennonite Church for a 3 p.m. concert, Sunday, June 6. The concert is the final event in the 2009-10 Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts season. After 19 years of touring to … Read more

BCWA-sponsored lecture will “awaken the biologist within”

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – For the seventh annual Bethel College Women’s Association (BCWA) Faculty Public Lecture, Francisca Méndez-Harclerode, Bethel College assistant professor of biology, will speak on “Biology – A Lifelong Love Affair.” The free … Read more

“Champions of Character” focus of final convocation

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The final two convocations of the school year recognized student achievements in academics and athletics at Bethel College. The May 14 Champions of Character Convocation began with a photo recap of the year in sports at Bethel … Read more

EMS day for athletic training students includes helicopter landing

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – When the EMS helicopter landed on Bethel College’s football field on a recent Saturday in May, it fortunately didn’t signal a medical emergency. It was there to add to a day of learning about Emergency Medical Services for Bethel … Read more

Bethel to offer first-ever online classes this summer

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Incoming and returning Bethel College students looking to get a jumpstart on some required course credits can do so online for the first time, starting this summer. Beginning Monday, June 7, Bethel will offer three 8-week online … Read more

Bethel announces winners in peace speech contest

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Four Bethel College students presented speeches April 26 in the annual C. Henry Smith Peace Oration competition, sponsored by Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) with support at Bethel from the Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict … Read more

Special convocation focuses on academic achievement

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The final two convocations of the school year recognize student achievements in academics and athletics at Bethel College. The May 10 Awards Convocation also noted faculty transitions and included presentation of the Helping … Read more

Bethel, North Newton seek to grow community in new gardens

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Less than six months ago, it was a field of grass and weeds on the east side of North Newton. Now it’s flowering into something new. Members of the Bethel College, Bethel College Mennonite Church and North Newton communities … Read more

Bethel to add women’s softball to sports roster in 2011

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College will step in line with the other member schools in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) with the addition of women’s softball to its roster of intercollegiate sports. The Bethel College Board has … Read more

Interfaith communicator, mediator to address 2010 graduates

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – A Bethel alumna who uses her mediation and public speaking skills in the areas of interfaith communication and understanding, particularly among Christians, Jews and Muslims in the United States, will address graduating seniors, … Read more

May 16 Open Road concert is last for three seniors

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – For Open Road, the men’s a cappella group at Bethel College, the upcoming concert Sunday, May 16, is the last of this season – and for three members, the last of their Open Road career. Seniors Austin McCabe-Juhnke, North … Read more

Five seniors display work in annual spring art exhibit

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The annual Bethel College Senior Art Exhibit opens May 7, with a reception for the artists to be held during Commencement Weekend. Five seniors are showing work in a variety of media in the Fine Arts Center Gallery on the Bethel … Read more

Jazz groups to end year on a high note

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – This year, Bethel College jazz groups have impressed Kansas Music Educators Association (KMEA) clinicians and played alongside large university bands at the Wichita Jazz Festival. They’ll finish out at home with Bethel’s perennial … Read more

Bethel-Northridge collaboration earns partnership award for teacher ed.

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – An award that the Bethel College Department of Teacher Education received recently affirms its efforts to collaborate with the local school system. Doug Siemens, director of elementary teacher education at Bethel, along with … Read more

Masterworks concert will showcase 20th-century works

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The annual spring Masterworks concert at Bethel College this year will feature choral and symphonic work from the 20th century. The Bethel College Oratorio Chorus, consisting of members of all Bethel student choirs along with … Read more

Annual symposium to highlight Bethel student research

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College’s annual Undergraduate Research, Internships and Creative Activity (URICA) symposium will take place on campus Saturday, May 1. The public is invited to any session of interest. There is no charge. Presentations … Read more

Outstanding Alumnus has long career in church service

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College’s 2010 Outstanding Alumnus Award winner, James F. (Jim) Schrag, Newton, went from teaching to pastoring to Mennonite churchwide leadership. The Newton native graduated from high school at Hesston Academy before … Read more

Distinguished Achievement Award winner shares her love of singing

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Janeal Crabb Krehbiel, Lawrence, Bethel College’s Distinguished Achievement Award winner for 2010, has spent a career teaching children to sing and to love music. Krehbiel graduated “with distinction” from Bethel College in 1968 … Read more

Instrumental groups’ spring concert to include second world premier

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The Bethel College Chamber Orchestra and Wind Ensemble’s spring concert will feature a diverse repertoire – from a Beethoven classic to a world premier of a modern composition. The concert is Sunday, May 2, at 7 p.m. (note change … Read more

Student-directed one-acts will bring comedy to Bethel stage

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Two student directors will see the fruit of their labor when three one-act plays come to the Bethel College stage. Joshua Powell, senior from Basehor, and Clinton Harris, junior from Manhattan, staged and directed fellow students … Read more

Kyle Unruh to give senior trumpet recital

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College student Kyle Unruh, Goessel, will give his senior trumpet recital Friday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Administration Building chapel. Unruh will graduate from Bethel College in May 2011 with a degree in music … Read more

Community garden opening postponed to May 4

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Remember the dove-shaped seed card that came in the bookmark announcing Bethel College’s new tagline, “Seek. Serve. Grow.”? While the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, April 22, popped up as the perfect time for a communal planting … Read more

Bethel receives Mabee challenge grant for major building renovation

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation of Tulsa, Okla., has awarded Bethel College a $725,000 challenge grant for renovation of Old Science Hall into the Academic Center. To receive the grant, Bethel College must raise an additional … Read more

Students turn out to serve campus and community

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – For the last number of years, Bethel College has set aside “Service Day” in mid-April. This year, it was more like a Service Week, spurred by the momentum of a high-participation event in mid-February, eight hours of meal … Read more

Actor, teacher and playwright to share her craft at Bethel

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – When she visits Bethel College, Amanda Petefish-Schrag will both teach and entertain in a variety of aspects of her genre, theater. Petefish-Schrag will speak in convocation at 11 a.m. Friday, April 23. At 7:30 that evening, she … Read more

Social scientist Redekop to speak on Paraguay at Kauffman Museum

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The final program in a series on Paraguay will feature a lecture by well-known social scientist and writer Calvin W. Redekop at Bethel College’s Kauffman Museum April 25 as part of the Sunday-Afternoon-at-the-Museum Series. The … Read more

Vocal groups to give lively spring performances

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Two Bethel vocal groups will give their spring concerts on campus in late April. The Bethel College Women’s Chorus will perform Sunday, April 25, at 2 p.m. in the Administration Building chapel, while the Bethel College Men’s … Read more

Psychology students present poster on Capitol Hill

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – On April 13, in Washington, D.C., the Council of Undergraduate Research (CUR) honored the research achievements of 75 undergraduate students – three of them Bethel College science majors. The event was CUR’s annual Posters on … Read more

Benjamin Harder to give senior trombone recital

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College student Benjamin Harder, Hesston, will give his senior trombone recital Saturday, April 24, at 4 p.m. in the Administration Building chapel. Harder will graduate from Bethel College in May 2011 with a degree in … Read more

Violin duo will play to benefit string scholarship at Bethel

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College violin instructor Nancy Johnson’s upcoming faculty recital will showcase duets and serve as a benefit concert for a string scholarship fund at Bethel. Nova Deco, a violin duo composed of Johnson and Dominique … Read more

Annual student exhibit opens in Bethel College art gallery

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College students from a variety of disciplines working in a variety of media are featured in the annual student art exhibit, which opened Friday, April 9, and continues through April 30 in the Fine Arts Center Gallery on … Read more

Evan Fast to give senior saxophone recital

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College student Evan Fast, Goessel, will give his senior saxophone recital Thursday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Administration Building chapel. Fast will graduate from Bethel College in May with a major business … Read more

Chatham Baroque to present HBPA concert in Hesston

HESSTON, KAN. – Chatham Baroque, a renowned Pennsylvania trio that performs music from the Baroque on authentic instruments of the period, will appear on the Hesston Mennonite Church stage as part of the Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts Series. The … Read more

Jazz groups to perform at WSU Jazz Fest

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. — Bethel College’s Jazz Ensemble I and Jazz Combo will perform before professional clinicians and jazz enthusiasts at Wichita State University’s Jazz Festival Friday, April 16. Both Bethel groups will perform in the CAC Theater in … Read more

Composer to premier three new pieces for Bethel College musicians

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Contemporary classical composer Paul Rudy once performed in Krehbiel Auditorium as a Bethel College student. Thirty years later he returns to the stage in a new role. “I get to write for wonderful young people who sit in the … Read more

Museum to hold “bird event” for Earth Day 40th anniversary

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College’s Kauffman Museum will help celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day with an evening about birds. Although the official Earth Day is April 22, for this year’s activity, participants are invited to meet at the … Read more

Kauffman Museum chosen for Hands-on Experiential Learning Project (HELP)

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Mid-America Arts Alliance, a regional arts organization serving cultural organizations in its member states of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas, has selected Kauffman Museum at Bethel College as one of 17 … Read more

Art professor receives Fulbright for research on German artist

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Rachel Epp Buller, Bethel College assistant professor of art, has become the second Bethel faculty member in the past five years to be awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant. Epp Buller, an art historian, writer and printmaker, will … Read more

Forensics squad to give national tournament preview

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – With its largest qualifying group in recent years, the Bethel College forensics squad will share its talents with the campus and community before heading off to national competition in Wisconsin. “This year we’re pleased to have … Read more

Storytelling, other arts to be on display at Celebrate Women! event

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Women and the arts – especially the art of storytelling – will be the focus of the third Celebrate Women! event at Bethel College. The Bethel College Women’s Association sponsors the program every five years, with underwriting by … Read more

A new view: Lens of Hindu culture brings students’ own into sharper focus

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – For Paul Lewis, Bethel College professor of psychology, an integral part of his Social Cognition class is having students directly encounter the Hindu Indian culture, which he finds as close as Kansas City and Wichita. Every … Read more

While staying on campus, class experiences “world cultures”

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. –Though most Bethel College January interterm classes stay “on campus,” that doesn’t mean students don’t get a chance to experience the world. A major goal of Bethel College’s Social Development and Social Justice class is to help … Read more

Bethel’s Blackburn named to All-America Team

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Hannah Blackburn, senior from Kingman, became the first Bethel women’s basketball player in more than a decade to make All-American. The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced the 2010 Division II … Read more

Worlds collide: Young Alumnus winner will bring her students to dance, experience Kansas

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – When Katrina Toews comes home to Kansas and Bethel College as this year’s Young Alumnus Award speaker, she’ll be bringing some of her dance students along. “It’s great to have both of my worlds collide in this way,” she says. … Read more

Second Paraguay lecture to feature KU emeritus professor

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The second program focused on Paraguay, in conjunction with the special exhibit currently running at Bethel College’s Kauffman Museum and Carriage Factory Gallery in downtown Newton, takes place this Sunday, March 21. Carriage … Read more

Mennonites and modernity to be topic of June historical conference

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Historians and scholars from across Europe and North America will gather at Bethel College in June for a conference that will shine a light on a heretofore neglected area in Anabaptist and Mennonite historical study. “Marginal or … Read more

The groundhog is invited to bring his cello to festival at Bethel

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Groundhog Day is past, but the prognosticating rodent will be honored March 20 at Bethel College with a day-long cello festival named in his honor. Back by popular demand is Groundhog Cello Day, which Bethel and Friends … Read more

Wind Ensemble concert to feature new and older music

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College Assistant Professor of Music Timothy Shade’s love of new music will be on display when the Bethel College Wind Ensemble, which Shade directs, performs Sunday, March 14. The concert is at 7 p.m. in Krehbiel … Read more

Board holds spring meeting, approves tennis court reconstruction

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The Bethel College Board held its annual spring meeting on campus March 4-6. Interim President John Sheriff, along with faculty, students and various board committee representatives reported on recruitment strategies; fiscal … Read more

Washburn professor to lecture on Paraguay art at Kauffman Museum

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Art from Paraguay will be focus of an illustrated lecture in the Sunday-Afternoon-at-the-Museum series at Bethel College’s Kauffman Museum. Reinhild Kauenhoven Janzen, professor of art history at Washburn University, Topeka, will … Read more

Bethel will take large squad to national forensics tournament

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Following the regional qualifying tournament in Oklahoma over the weekend, Bethel College will be sending one of the largest squads in recent memory to the American Forensic Association-National Individual Events Tournament … Read more

After input from stakeholder groups, Bethel launches new tagline

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College, with help from a local marketing agency, has developed a new tagline for admissions and other college promotional materials. The new line is “Seek. Serve. Grow.” It was unveiled March 8 with an official … Read more

Bethel named to 2009 Community Service Honor Roll

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College has been named to the 2009 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the third time since the award was launched in 2006. Bethel was one of three Kansas private colleges named to the Honor Roll, … Read more

Social work program earns maximum reaccreditation

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The Council on Social Work Education has reaccredited the Bethel College social work program for the maximum period of eight years. As part of the renewal process, faculty and staff engaged in several years of intensive … Read more

Renowned big band to appear on Mem Hall stage for HBPA concert

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The “World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra,” one of the most popular and sought-after big bands in the world for concert and swing dance engagements, will appear on Bethel College’s Memorial Hall stage as part of the Hesston-Bethel … Read more

Sierra Pryce and Monica Schmidt to give joint vocal recital

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College students Sierra Pryce, soprano, junior from North Newton, and Monica Schmidt, mezzo soprano, junior from Mount Hope, will give a joint vocal recital Saturday, March 13. The recital will be at 4 p.m. in the … Read more

Bethel grad’s art ‘a visual commentary’ on the ordinary world

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College will feature the art of a North Newton native and one of its own graduates with the next show in the Fine Arts Center Gallery. “Linked in Spirit: An Exhibition of Mixed-Media Collage, Clayboard Drawings and … Read more

King speech accessible for limited time on Bethel Web site

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College’s unveiling on Jan. 18 of the recently recovered recording of Martin Luther King’s Jan. 21, 1960, speech in Memorial Hall generated quite a buzz. The coverage on local TV stations and particularly by National … Read more

Katrina Toews is Young Alumnus Award winner

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Young Alumnus Award winner Katrina Toews has been dedicated to dance from a young age – so much so that she made it part of her Bethel major, even though the college does not have a dance program. Toews is a 1998 graduate with a … Read more

Unique opportunity: Professor performs for Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – It’s not often an actor is offered a role in a Pulitzer Prize-winning play – even more rare to have the play’s author sitting in the audience. John McCabe-Juhnke, Bethel College professor of communication arts, had just such an … Read more

Bethel’s “Die Fledermaus” to be comedic collaboration

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The Bethel College production of Johann Strauss’ operetta Die Fledermaus ( The Bat ) promises to be one big party, packed full of laughs. Bethel’s music and theater departments present Die Fledermaus March 4 and March 6 in … Read more

Jazz, cello groups to perform for Kansas Music Educators

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Two Bethel instrumental groups will perform for the 2010 Kansas Music Educators Association (KMEA) workshop in Wichita this Friday. Bethel College Jazz Ensemble I plays Friday, Feb. 26, at 1 p.m. in Hyatt Regency Ballrooms F-H. … Read more

Art from the heart of South America: Kauffman, Carriage Factory collaborate

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Art from Paraguay will be featured in the first-ever joint exhibition between the Carriage Factory Gallery in downtown Newton and Kauffman Museum on the Bethel College campus in North Newton. “Images of Paraguay” will be on … Read more

Bethel has a big day at state forensics tournament

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Matt Stucky, senior from Moundridge, a member of the Bethel College forensics team, qualified for his third event in national competition in the Kansas Individual Events State Tournament, hosted by Barton County Community College in … Read more

Bethel holds traditional nurses’ lamplighting for juniors

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College’s nursing class of 2011 held the traditional lamplighting for juniors Sunday, Feb. 14, in Krehbiel Auditorium. Nine of the 10 members of the junior class participated in the service, which also featured music from … Read more

The power of a speck of dust: Summer research leads to international opportunity

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College senior physics major Matthew Hershberger, Clay Center, knows the power of a speck of dust. As a part of the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network’s Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (NNIN … Read more

Three more qualify for forensics nationals

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Three more members of the Bethel College forensics team qualified for nationals at tournaments in Oklahoma over the weekend. At the Sweetheart Swing Tournaments, hosted by the University of Oklahoma and West Texas A&M University … Read more

God’s timing: ‘Food for Haiti’ event at Bethel was among first for Numana

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – It began at Bethel College with a student e-mail message sent in mid-January. “Help Haiti!” sophomore Andrew McNary wrote on Jan. 14. “For those of you who want to help out with the disaster in Haiti, here is the event for you!” … Read more

Concert Choir finds a warm welcome across Europe

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – For almost as long as I can remember, I have been an avid traveler. My family has taken a vacation pretty much every summer since I was in elementary school. But while I have become familiar with much of the United States, it … Read more

Chelsea Vaught to give special organ recital at Bethel

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The Bethel College chapel organ and a Bethel graduate well known in the community for her musical talents will be featured in a special concert later this month. Chelsea Vaught, Lawrence, will play an all-Bach recital Sunday, … Read more

Two freshmen qualify for forensics nationals

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The Bethel College forensics team is back in action as the spring season begins, and has qualified two of its freshman competitors for nationals. In the first half of the Hutchinson Community College-Sterling College Swing … Read more

Vast diversity: Costa Rica interterm a reminder of ecological connections

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Humidity and warm sunshine greeted the students and professors on the biology field trip stepping off the airplane in San Jose, Costa Rica – a shock compared to the bitter Kansas winter we had departed from earlier in the day. … Read more

Infinite variety: Chicago trip an adventure in culture

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – I’ve never been to Chicago. I’ve never been anywhere, actually – so the trip to Chicago for the Studies in Drama class was an eye-opening and ultra-fun experience that I thoroughly enjoyed. Our cross-cultural experience in … Read more

Visiting Eastern and Central Europe makes history real

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Physicality adds a kind of presence to history, makes it feel real. Once you’ve touched a fragment of the Berlin Wall, a chain-link fence at Auschwitz or a bombed-out building in Belgrade, you better recognize the impact of what … Read more

Ladysmith Black Mambazo to make rare Kansas appearance at Bethel

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Almost 25 years after Paul Simon’s groundbreaking album Graceland brought this South African men’s a cappella group to world prominence, Ladysmith Black Mambazo will appear at Bethel College as part of the Hesston-Bethel … Read more

Bethel seeks volunteers to “help feed Haiti”

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College invites residents of Harvey County and the surrounding area to join what has already been a tremendous response by south central Kansans to the recent earthquake in Haiti. In keeping with the college’s mission, … Read more

Caves and canyons: Applying geology to the world around

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – What started out as a General Education requirement at Bethel College turned into one of the best experiences of my life. As a freshman, I decided to take Geology for my January interterm class. I thought it would be the best way … Read more

Choir home concert: same date, different time

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Shortly after returning from its quadrennial Europe tour, the Bethel College Concert Choir will present a home concert, Sunday, Feb. 7, at a different time from previously printed schedules. The concert will take place at 2 p.m. … Read more

Parker Stanley returns to campus for recital with friends

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College alumnus and cellist Parker Stanley, now pursuing graduate studies in music at the University of Iowa, returns to campus for a concert with several of his friends. The event will take place Friday, Feb. 5, at 8 p.m. … Read more

Sculptor’s work employs water and trees, humor and irony

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Sculptor Mark Cowardin, Overland Park, will be the next guest artist to show his work in the Bethel College Fine Arts Center Gallery. Cowardin’s show, “Ins and Outs,” opens Friday, Jan. 29. There will be a reception for the … Read more

'Be maladjusted': King friend tells Bethel audiences the message rings true after 50 years

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – In early 1960, Martin Luther King, Jr. stood behind a podium in Memorial Hall on the Bethel College campus and told his listeners they needed to be “maladjusted.” Fifty years later, his friend and co-worker in the Southern … Read more

Kauffman Museum’s Kansas Day event to look at “going green”

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – At the 13th annual Kansas Day event at Bethel College’s Kauffman Museum, the focus will be on using resources in ways that are both smart and fun. Celebrate Kansas Day! is the museum’s annual family event marking the birthday of … Read more

Last chance to see scale models, “Wheels” exhibit, at Kauffman Museum

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – “Wheels,” the special exhibit at Bethel College’s Kauffman Museum, closes Sunday, so this is the last chance to see three scale models showing precision engineering that have been added since the exhibit first opened last fall. … Read more

MLK Day celebration to feature "lost recording," King colleague

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – On April 4, 1967 – exactly one year before he was assassinated – Martin Luther King Jr. delivered one of his most controversial speeches to a meeting of Clergy and Laymen Concerned at the Riverside Church in New York City, calling … Read more

D.C. Wedel, Bethel’s sixth president, dies at 101

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College has lost a man who bridged most of the college’s history. David C. “D.C.” Wedel, 101, Bethel’s sixth president, died Jan. 13, just two months shy of his 102nd birthday, at Bethesda Home in Goessel, Kan. Wedel … Read more

Kaufman named to NAIA All-Decade Team

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Jason Dannelly, the “Sports Guru” for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, has announced his NAIA All-Decade Team, including a former Bethel player and assistant coach. The All-Decade Team comprises the best … Read more

Bethel announces fall Dean’s List, Honor Roll

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College associate registrar Kay Schmidt has announced the names of Bethel College students whose fall 2009 semester grades have earned academic distinction. Students are eligible for semester honors provided they complete … Read more

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