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Past Bethel College News: 2011

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 2011 semester grades have earned academic distinction. Students are eligible for semester honors provided they complete … Read more

Kauffman Museum to host book party for 'On the Zwieback Trail'

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The author of a new history of Russian Mennonites, aimed at readers of all ages, will be on the Bethel College campus at Kauffman Museum to sign her book during the Christmas holidays. Thursday, Dec. 29, the museum will host an … Read more

Psychology student presents research at D.C. conference

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College senior psychology major Brad Celestin may be on “the decade plan,” but that hasn’t kept him from doing exemplary work. Celestin and his major professor, Dwight Krehbiel, traveled to Washington, D.C., in … Read more

Brennan Peacock named men's soccer coach

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College Athletic Director Kent Allshouse has announced that former graduate assistant Brennan Peacock has been tapped to lead the men’s soccer program. Peacock has been the graduate assistant for the men’s and women’s … Read more

In gratitude for help, doctor leaves legacy of generosity

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Henry Gunther Schmitt never forgot the life-saving help he and his family got from Mennonites in war-time – and more than 70 years later, he left a legacy of generosity to Mennonite institutions, including Bethel College. … Read more

Freshman goalkeeper earns All-America honors

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College has its first All-American women’s soccer player in well over a decade. On Dec. 5, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics announced the 2011 women’s soccer All-America honors. Bethel’s freshman … Read more

Social work students help local hunters feed the hungry

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Two Bethel College students are trying to turn white-tailed deer – a common sight and sometime road hazard in Kansas in the fall – into a way to help combat hunger. Jamie Hopp and Elizabeth Terry, both from Hutchinson, are … Read more

Faculty contact gets student research position with Princeton sociologist

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – One advantage of a small college: faculty know their students, which can lead to some great contacts, as Bethel College student Shayne Runnion discovered this fall. Runnion, a junior social work major from Phillipsburg, is … Read more

Mealtime ritual helps preserve joy of camp worship

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – After a summer in which she spent significant time as a counselor at Camp Mennoscah near Murdock, Kan., Melissa Volk, Newton, Kan., returned to Bethel College for her senior year with an important internal question: “How can I bring … Read more

Faculty Chamber Players to present Stravinsky work

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – If you’re planning to visit the “Six Places of Christmas” in Newton and North Newton this Saturday, make some time for a special free musical performance at Bethel College. The Bethel Faculty Chamber Players will present … Read more

“Six Places of Christmas” include Goerz House, Kauffman Museum

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – An annual holiday open house in the Newton-North Newton community includes Goerz House and Kauffman Museum on the Bethel campus. “Six Places of Christmas” (expanded from five in past years) takes place Saturday, Dec. 3, between … Read more

Christmas Gala Jazz to round out semester of music at Bethel

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College’s annual holiday tradition, the Christmas Gala, is planned just for students – but the jazz concert is open to everyone. This year’s concert – which will feature an alumnus guest artist from Kansas City – is … Read more

‘Think, celebrate, sing’: Symposium looks at role of arts in worship

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Saturday, Nov. 19, at Bethel College was a day to think and talk about worship and the arts – specifically hymnody and preaching – and in the evening came a chance to experience it. Bethel’s first major symposium in a decade, … Read more

The 26th Lighting of the Green to take place Dec. 4

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – It began with one Bethel College student longing for a way to bring diverse people together around a shared belief in peace, and has now been going on for more than 25 years. Bethel’s Advent tradition, the Lighting of the Green, … Read more

Athletic department announces coaching resignations, searches

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College head men’s and women’s soccer coach Jason Moore announced his resignation Nov. 16, to take effect immediately. Moore, a graduate of Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Va., began his soccer coaching … Read more

Teacher education earns second national accreditation

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College’s Department of Teacher Education has been notified of achievement of accreditation under the performance-oriented standards of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. Bethel had earlier … Read more

Bethel now offers electronic transcript services

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College is now offering a new electronic service to alumni and former students. Bethel is one of only a handful of higher education institutions in the state that recently began providing electronic transcript delivery. … Read more

Exhibit showcases the eye and camera lens of the late Cookie Wiebe

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – On Cookie Wiebe’s bucket list: “Mount a public exhibit of my India photos.” The Bethel College art graduate (Class of 1976) got to see her hope fulfilled twice, with exhibitions at The Fiber Studio in Wichita and Pages Books & … Read more

Hymn festival to be a celebration of the arts, community

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College and local musicians as well as the broader community have an unusual opportunity coming up this Saturday evening in Memorial Hall on Bethel’s campus. The hymn festival that caps off a day-long symposium on … Read more

Nursing honor society inducts four Bethel students

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Four seniors in the Bethel College nursing program were recognized at the annual induction ceremony of Sigma Theta Tau, a nursing honor society. The Epsilon Gamma Chapter-at-Large of Sigma Theta Tau International held the event … Read more

Wind Ensemble to preview its KMEA program in Nov. 20 concert

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – “Classical music” instrumental groups from 66 different Kansas higher education institutions auditioned for the annual Kansas Music Educators Association’s In-Service Workshop next spring in Wichita. Three made the cut, including … Read more

Orchestra concert to feature student conductor, solo piano

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The second concert of the semester by Bethel College Chamber Orchestra will include “a couple of fun performances,” says director Timothy Shade, assistant professor of music. The performance will take place Thursday, Nov. 17, at … Read more

Freshman takes two firsts in regional singing competition

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – She’s just a freshman, but Bethel College student Mycah Westhoff has already made a splash in the music department. Westhoff, a soprano vocalist from Newton, competed for the first time in the college/university section of the … Read more

Kamphaus qualifies for NAIA cross-country nationals on 4th try

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – It’s only his first season as Bethel College cross-country coach, and Kent Allshouse has a national qualifier. At the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Women’s Cross-Country Championships Saturday, Nov. 5, in McPherson, … Read more

Two forensics competitors claim first-place finishes

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Two members of Bethel College’s forensics squad took first place in their events at the Dragon/Loper Rodeo Swing tournament, on the campus of Hutchinson Community College Nov. 5-6. HCC and the University of Nebraska-Kearney were … Read more

Bethel hires first cheer and dance coach

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – With competitive cheer and dance moving toward the rank of a recognized intercollegiate sport, Bethel College has hired its first cheer coach. Jill Fenske, Valley Center, began in the half-time position Nov. 1. She is a 2009 … Read more

Renowned Russian quartet to bring classical sounds to HBPA concert

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The second Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts event of the 2011-12 season will feature the “blissful” sounds of the St. Petersburg Quartet on Bethel College’s Memorial Hall stage. The string quartet, which is currently in residence … Read more

Laramie revisited: Play looks at hate crime’s effect on community a decade later

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – A spotlight and an actor. In the upcoming Bethel College production of The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later , audiences may experience a different type of performance than they’re used to, including this stripped-down setting. … Read more

Small vocal ensembles’ fall concerts to include variety, perhaps comedy

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College vocalists will fill the Administration Building chapel with music this Sunday afternoon. The Men’s Ensemble performs at 2 p.m. and the Women’s Chorus at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6. Both events are free and open to the … Read more

Marike Stucky is first qualifier for 2012 forensics nationals

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The Bethel College forensics team has its first qualifier for the national tournament next spring. At the Central States Swing Part I, Saturday, Oct. 29, at Metro Community College-Longview in Lee’s Summit, Mo., Marike Stucky, … Read more

Registrar receives distinguished service award

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College Registrar Rodney Frey has been recognized by his professional peers with an award for distinguished service. At the annual meeting of the Kansas Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers, held … Read more

Jazz groups schedule fall concert

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Jazz, a popular fixture of student musical offerings, will come to the Bethel College stage Nov. 3. Bethel College Jazz Ensemble I and the Newton Mid-Kansas Jazz Ensemble will give a joint concert Thursday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. in … Read more

Forensics hosts Sunflower Swing with Sterling College

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College and Sterling College hosted 12 other schools in the Sunflower Swing Tournaments on the Bethel campus, Oct. 14-16. In Part II, the Sterling College Tournament, Audra Miller, junior from Hesston, took third in After … Read more

Dmitry Bucklin to give senior voice recital

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College student Dmitry Bucklin, Mountain Lake, Minn., will give his senior voice recital Saturday, Oct. 29, at 4 p.m. in the Administration Building chapel. Bucklin will graduate from Bethel College in February 2013 with a … Read more

Bethel named Champions of Character Five Star Institution for 2nd year

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College has earned the Champions of Character Five Star Institution Award from the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for 2010-11. This was the second straight year Bethel received the honor, along with 219 … Read more

Local author to share brother’s Vietnam story in museum program

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Joining with the annual “The Big Read-Wichita,” Bethel College, Kauffman Museum and Newton Public Library are collaborating on two special programs, the first one to be held Sunday, Oct. 16. As part of Kauffman Museum’s … Read more

Bethel boasts high rate of graduation in four years

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – As colleges and universities across Kansas and nationwide look at ways to improve graduation rates, Bethel College is ahead of the wave. Eleven years ago, starting with the 2000-01 school year, the private, liberal arts college … Read more

New fittings spruce up symbolic stone

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – With the recent aesthetic improvements to the plaza in front of Bethel College’s Administration Building, it wouldn’t do to have a “naked” threshing stone sitting there. Used briefly for threshing wheat in the Great Plains … Read more

First Worship and the Arts Symposium will be Nov. 19

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Two renowned scholars and practitioners of the arts in Christian worship will be the major resources for Bethel College’s first Worship and the Arts Symposium. “Think, Celebrate, Sing” will take place on the Bethel campus … Read more

Kreider to speak on the early church in Bethel Bible Lectures

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – A long-time mission worker in England and a college and seminary lecturer and professor will give the 2011 Bible Lectures at Bethel College. Alan Kreider, Elkhart, Ind., will present “Learning from the Early Church” Sunday, Oct. … Read more

STEM Symposium 2011 to honor mathematics, Rempel

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The STEM Symposium at Bethel College has become a Fall Festival tradition. This year, it honors mathematics and a mathematician, Professor Emeritus Richard Rempel. Rempel, of North Newton, is a newly minted Kansas Master … Read more

Juhnke memoir traces ‘small steps’ in a journey of peacemaking

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – James Juhnke, Bethel College professor emeritus of history, has spent a significant part of the past five years working on family history – including, most recently, his own. Juhnke has just published Small Steps Toward the … Read more

Forensics competition begins with ‘Debates on a Plain’

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

Band leader Friesen got his start in radio at Bethel

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – One of the best-known names in local radio got his start at Bethel College. Orin Friesen’s roots are in the Mennonite community of Henderson, Neb. He grew up near York, Neb., where his family raised cattle and he would ride his … Read more

Enrollment rises again, up almost 10 percent

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – For the second year in a row, Bethel College enrollment has jumped by more than nine percent. In fact, it is up nearly 10 percent from fall 2010 to fall 2011. Bethel’s overall enrollment for fall 2011 is 523, compared to 476 last … Read more

Chamber Orchestra to feature Bach, Haydn in first concert of year

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The Bethel College Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Timothy Shade, will give its first concert of the school year Thursday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium in the Fine Arts Center. The concert is free and … Read more

41st Fall Festival to feature lots of fun

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The 41st annual Fall Festival at Bethel College will focus on fun. Fall Festival officially begins with Taste of Newton downtown on Thursday, Oct. 6 – featuring all kinds of food and live entertainment and marking the event’s … Read more

Physical, farcical comedy onstage for Fall Festival

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Full of physical humor for all ages, the British farce Charley’s Aunt , by Brandon Thomas, is this year’s feature performance at Bethel College’s Fall Festival. Bethel College’s theater department is putting on the production, … Read more

Summer vacation takes students from coast to coast

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Although it’s now officially fall, Bethel College students are still looking back on some great summer memories. Like those from any college, Bethel students spent their summers mowing lawns and making pizzas, waiting tables and … Read more

General education curriculum now stands on “Common Ground”

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The view out the window on the ride from the airport to downtown Port-au-Prince, Haiti, changed Danica Cox’s life. Carrie Schulz realized the value of collaboration when she and another student helped each other find what they … Read more

Bethel on three national lists for 2011-12

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Fall is ranking season for national publications in the United States and Bethel College is on three lists as of Sept. 12. In the longest running of these, the annual ranking of top colleges and universities by staff of U.S. … Read more

Program to feature alumnus research on Mennonite dowry chest

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Visitors will have two chances in late September to see Kauffman Museum’s current special exhibition free of charge. In honor of Kansas’ 150th year of statehood, the museum on the Bethel College campus is hosting “Awesome 150: … Read more

Yoder receives annual UPS Scholarship

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Renicia Yoder, a Bethel College senior, has been selected to receive a UPS Scholarship for 2011-12, provided through the Kansas Independent College Association (KICA) Fund. Yoder, from Newton, is a graduate of Escuela … Read more

Music faculty member to premiere work in Wichita Wind Ensembles opening concert

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The Wichita Wind Ensembles opens the 2011-12 season this Saturday with a Bethel College faculty member performing the world premiere of a euphonium piece he commissioned. The concert, by the Wichita Wind Ensembles Professional … Read more

Final film in KIPCOR series tells Palestinian immigrants’ story

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The fourth in a four-film series at Bethel College looking at issues related to Israel/Palestine is a departure in genre: Amreeka is a feature film (the other three were documentaries). Amreeka will air in Krehbiel Auditorium … Read more

Bethel grad, a 9/11 survivor, recalls how experience changed her

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – When it came to marking the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, Bethel College chapel planners turned to a personal connection. Ruth Tumblin, a 2010 Bethel graduate in nursing, survived the Sept. 11 attacks. She was employed at … Read more

Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts kicks off season with Canadian Brass

HESSTON, KAN. – Lauded as “the world’s most famous brass group,” Canadian Brass will present the kick-off concert for the 2011-12 season of Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts Series at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at Yost Center on the Hesston College campus. … Read more

Hesston men on winning team in alumni golf scramble

HENDERSON, NEB. – Three Hesston men were part of the winning team for the 18th annual Summer Thresher Golf Classic, held Saturday, Aug. 13, at Galaway Creek Golf Course, Henderson, Neb. Thirty-nine golfers participated in the 18-hole, four-person … Read more

Bethel makes new faculty and staff appointments

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College announces the following new faculty and staff appointments for the 2011-12 school year: Kent Allshouse , athletic director and head track and field and cross-country coach. He has a B.A. from Graceland University, … Read more

“Awesome 150” is featured exhibit at Kauffman Museum

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Kauffman Museum at Bethel College is honoring the 150th anniversary of Kansas statehood by hosting the special exhibition “Awesome 150: Museum Friends Share Their Favorites.” Following work by high school students in one of the … Read more

Peace activist to speak at KIPCOR, other area locations

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College Students for Social Change and the Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution are among the co-sponsors of the visit of a well-known Christian peace activist to the Newton-Wichita area. Father Roy Bourgeois … Read more

Varied interests, individualized major direct student toward rural health

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – If Bethel College student Natalie Stucky is an example, Kansas medical schools are looking for potential health-care practitioners with interests that range far beyond medicine. Stucky, a junior from Moundridge, learned earlier … Read more

Golfers take fifth straight service trip, earn national academic honors

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Even though it was break time, the Bethel College golf team shared two special events this summer. One was the annual service trip – the fifth in a row – to Kids Across America, June 12-15. KAA is a Christian sports camp for … Read more

Student dies after skateboarding accident

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College’s Krehbiel Auditorium is the venue for convocation, instrumental concerts of all kinds, opera, lectures and theater – seldom a service of eulogy. However, it became “sacred space” Friday evening, Aug. 5, as Bethel … Read more

Bethel returns degree completion component to its nursing program

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College has expanded its nursing program to serve practicing nurses with registered nurse (RN) status who want to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing. The Higher Learning Commission, Bethel’s accrediting body, on July 29 … Read more

$1.236 million Bethel College Fund goal met

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – More than 1,500 generous donors helped meet the Bethel College Fund goal of $1.236 million, said Sondra Bandy Koontz, Bethel College vice president for advancement. The goal was for fiscal year 2010-11, which ended June 30. “We … Read more

18th annual golf tourney set for Aug. 13 in Henderson

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The Bethel College Alumni Association will host the18th annual Summer Thresher Golf Classic at Galaway Creek Golf Course in Henderson, Neb., Saturday, Aug. 13. The 18-hole, four-person scramble for men and women promotes … Read more

Youth learn history to earn prizes at Bethel’s youth convention display

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – After two freebie-free Mennonite Youth Conventions in a row, Bethel College staff decided on a creative variation of previous Bethel booths. Bethel offered giveaways this year – but the youth had to earn them. “For the [San … Read more

Former KU star Jamison named head men’s basketball coach

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – A former starter for a University of Kansas Jayhawks basketball team that made it to the 1991 NCAA championship game has taken the helm of the Bethel College men’s basketball program. Bethel College Athletic Director Kent … Read more

Grant provides museum with strategic planning resources

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – As part of a professional development training grant awarded last year, Kauffman Museum Director Rachel Pannabecker recently attended a workshop on strategic planning held June 23-24 in Kansas City, Mo. The museum was one of … Read more

Mark Yoder resigns as men’s basketball coach

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Following a second tenure as head men’s basketball coach at Bethel College, Mark Yoder has announced his resignation. After 25 years coaching men’s basketball at three different Mennonite colleges, Yoder said he is ready to … Read more

2011 Hall of Fame class includes athlete-turned-coach, football standout

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College’s athletic department has announced the inductees for the 2011 Hall of Fame. Former two-sport athlete and volleyball coach Bev Mayer, Phoenix, and standout football player Tod Bean, Murray, Utah, will be inducted … Read more

Bethel announces interim VP appointment

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College President Perry D. White has announced the appointment of Weldon Martens, Henderson, Neb., as interim vice president for Student Life. The appointment follows the resignation earlier this month of Chad Childs, who … Read more

“Fiddler” returns in Bethel’s annual Broadway production

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The beloved musical Fiddler on the Roof returns to the Krehbiel Auditorium stage as the production for this year’s Broadway at Bethel. The performance will be Sunday, June 26, at 2 p.m., with a cast and crew of high school … Read more

Research letter shows Bethel graduation rates rank high nationally

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College’s high ranking in the U.S. News & World Report annual “Best Colleges” issue has earned it another national accolade. The April 2011 issue of Postsecondary Education Opportunity , a research letter that serves … Read more

Alumni add expertise to 2011 Summer Science Institute

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College’s Summer Science Institute had another banner year, with the distinction in 2011 of having three science alumni on the institute faculty. The institute turned 12 this year with, like last year, a capacity 32 … Read more

Year of service and soccer set stage for freshman player’s college career

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Soccer standout Ben Kreider finished his four-year career at Newton High School with every intention of continuing in his sport at Bethel College – just not right away. Instead, the 2010 signee deferred for one year. He took off … Read more

New solar collectors save energy, enrich student’s experience

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College’s latest venture in energy-saving technology will make a small step toward a greener planet – but may have a more profound impact on at least one student’s future. Bethel maintenance and technology staff, under … Read more

Bethel trail marks birthday with national designation

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College’s Sand Creek Trail is a teenager, and its birthday gift is national recognition. In 1997, the trail was a twinkle in the eye of Jake Goering, North Newton, and the late Larry Voth, longtime director of development … Read more

Spring Dean’s List, Honor Roll released

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College associate registrar Kay Schmidt has announced the names of Bethel College students whose spring 2011 semester grades have earned academic distinction. Students are eligible for semester honors provided they … Read more

Second issue of annual ‘Mennonite Life’ now available online

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The second issue of Mennonite Life since the journal went to an annual format is now live. The Summer 2011 issue can be accessed at www.bethelks.edu/mennonitelife/2011 . Bethel College began publishing Mennonite Life in … Read more

Two golfers receive Academic All-America honors

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Two golfers bring the total to 23 for Bethel College athletes named by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics as Daktronics All-America Scholar-Athletes for 2010-11. Justin Regehr, a 2011 graduate from Halstead, … Read more

Uncle Carl’s Camps at Kauffman Museum still have some openings

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Camps aimed at aspiring young printmakers and youth who would like to be part of creating a special museum exhibit still have openings in Kauffman Museum’s summer day camp program. The popular Uncle Carl’s Camps, held in and … Read more

Honor choices made and those to come, Bethel graduates told

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The Hon. Kimberly J. Mueller, federal judge for the Eastern District of California, quoted from Robert Frost's “The Road Not Taken” as she addressed the 94 members of Bethel College’s Class of 2011 on May 22. “Two roads diverged … Read more

Bethel officially launches construction, renovation for new Academic Center

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – One of the special events of this year’s Alumni Weekend was a groundbreaking for the renovation of Old Science Hall into the Academic Center. Bethel students, faculty, alumni and friends gathered Saturday afternoon, May 21, on … Read more

Faculty award honors professor of education and math

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Lisa Janzen Scott, assistant professor of education and mathematics, received the Ralph P. Schrag Distinguished Teaching Award at this year’s Bethel College commencement May 22. The vice president for academic affairs presents … Read more

Next film in KIPCOR series looks at impact of ‘enforced boundaries’

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – When the second in a three-film series airs at Bethel College May 31, it may be the only large-screen U.S. showing in a new film series of the documentary Checkpoint . The Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution at … Read more

Bethel College named to 2010 Community Service Honor Roll

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – With the May 16 announcement of the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, Bethel College takes its place on the list for the third straight year, the fourth time since the award was launched in 2006. As … Read more

Women’s tennis finishes year with singles win at nationals

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The Bethel College women’s tennis team made its third straight appearance May 17 in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics National Tennis Championships in Mobile, Ala. Although the Threshers lost 1-8 in the first … Read more

BCWA annual lecture a must for Erdrich fans

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – For the eighth annual Bethel College Women’s Association Faculty Public Lecture, Ami Regier, Bethel College professor of literary studies, will examine the German immigrant stories that are part of the most recent novels of Louise … Read more

Graduating Bethel art majors featured in final exhibit of year

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The annual Bethel College Senior Art Exhibit opened Friday, May 6, with a reception for the five student artists to be held during Commencement Weekend. Student artwork includes ceramics, painting, photography and prints, on … Read more

Last Bethel convocation of year honors ‘Champions of Character’

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College’s last convocation of the school year is devoted to the achievements of student-athletes. The annual “Champions of Character Convocation” also honored retiring Bethel Athletic Director Diane Flickner. Bethel … Read more

Special convocation focuses on academic achievement

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College’s annual Awards Convocation, one of the last two convocations of the school year, recognizes student achievements in academics. The May 9 Awards Convocation also noted faculty transitions, and included … Read more

One deep breath: Writing, teaching ‘breath-based,’ playwright tells Bethel audience

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Margaret Edson, a teacher and playwright, advised her Bethel College listeners not to take notes as she spoke for about 40 minutes without consulting a written script. Speaking in Bethel’s May 6 convocation, the Atlanta … Read more

Bethel, Butler Community College sign agreement to facilitate transfer

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College has signed its fourth articulation agreement – the third this academic year – with a two-year college. Wednesday, May 11, Bethel President Perry D. White and Vice President for Academic Affairs Brad Born traveled … Read more

Open Road 'family' includes six seniors in season finale

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. –Bethel College’s exclusive men’s ensemble, Open Road, will perform their end-of-year concert Sunday, May 15, at 7 p.m. in Memorial Hall. The invitation-only group will perform a variety of pieces, including “Yesterday,” arranged … Read more

Jazz on the Green to feature original compositions

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – A long-standing Bethel College tradition, Jazz on the Green, will take place Wednesday, May 11, starting at 8 p.m. The concert will feature all three Bethel jazz groups: Jazz I, Jazz II and Jazz Combo. The groups will be playing … Read more

Pioneer judge will urge Bethel grads to ‘make all the difference’

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College’s 2011 commencement speaker is a former “campus kid” and, as the first female federal judge to preside over California’s Eastern District, is also responsible for there being one fewer glass ceiling in the world of … Read more

Chamber Orchestra plans to end year on strong, loud note

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The Bethel College Chamber Orchestra will be performing at 7:30 p.m. May 10 in Krehbiel Auditorium. The Chamber Orchestra will perform, “Light Cavalry Overture” by Franz von Suppé, “Trauermusik” by Paul Hindemith, “Printemps” by … Read more

Masterworks concert to feature flute, Schubert ‘Mass’

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Flutist Kristen Schaffer and Bethel College student and alumni vocal soloists will be among the features of this year’s annual spring Masterworks concert at Bethel. The Bethel College Oratorio Chorus, which includes all Bethel … Read more

Respect vital to real peacemaking, says winner of oration contest

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Brandon Schwager, Bethel College senior from Lawrence, placed first in the college’s annual C. Henry Smith Peace Oration contest. The Kansas Institute of Peace and Conflict Resolution (KIPCOR) sponsors Bethel’s part of a … Read more

Terra Wiens to give senior recital

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College student Terra Wiens, Newton, will give her senior recital Monday, May 2, at 7 p.m. in the Administration Building chapel. Wiens will graduate from Bethel College in May 2011 with degrees in music and German. Though … Read more

Anyone can bring home a memory from Old Science Hall

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Mabee Challenge met, construction fence up – major renovation of Bethel College’s Old Science Hall into an Academic Center is beginning. Many large pieces of furniture from the building were auctioned in August 2008. Now, … Read more

Many disciplines represented in student research symposium

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College’s annual Undergraduate Research, Internship and Creative Activity (URICA) Symposium, highlighting student research projects in a variety of disciplines, takes place on campus Saturday, April 30. The symposium … Read more

Playwright, veteran actors to be part of Bethel production of 'Wit'

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – A chance to get a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright on the Bethel College campus was one Megan Upton-Tyner could not let go by. As she rounds out her first year as instructor of theater at Bethel, Upton-Tyner is directing a … Read more

Students expand their research horizons through conferences

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College’s emphasis on undergraduate research can lead students in many directions, some of them geographical – this spring to New York, Colorado and Georgia. Sophomores Amber Anderson, McPherson, and Miriam Weaverdyck, Ann … Read more

Statewide hunger dialogue inspires ‘power of a few’ at Bethel

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College is proof that just because you’re small doesn’t mean you can’t get things done. Take Bethel graduate Rick McNary of Potwin who founded, and now serves as CEO of, the charity Numana, Inc. less than two years ago. In … Read more

Sarah Pohl and Cameron Voth to give joint recital

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College students Sarah Pohl, sophomore from Moundridge, and Cameron Voth, junior from Goessel, will give a joint voice recital Saturday, April 30, at 2:30 p.m. in the Administration Building chapel. Pohl is majoring in … Read more

Three singers to give joint recital

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College students Julia Miller, Hesston, Renee Reimer, Sioux Falls, S.D., and Allison Yoder, Kalona, Iowa, will give a joint sophomore voice recital Wednesday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Administration Building chapel. … Read more

Three Bethel jazz groups invited to play in WSU jazz festival

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Three Bethel College-based jazz groups will take the stage this Thursday, April 21, at the WSU Jazz Invitational, part of the Wichita Jazz Festival on the campus of Wichita State University. James Pisano, who directs Jazz … Read more

Prize-winning paper examines 1972 controversy

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – A Bethel College student’s prize-winning paper sheds some light on conflict and reconciliation in the face of Mennonites’ growing global diversity. “Fragile Bonds and Global Fellowship: The Ninth Mennonite World Conference in … Read more

Bethel doubles online course offerings for summer 2011

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College is doubling its online course offering – from three to six – for summer term 2011. Beginning Tuesday, May 31, and continuing for eight weeks, through July 26, the following courses will be available online: World … Read more

Annual student exhibit now open in FAC 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 8, and continues through April 29 in the Fine Arts Center Gallery on … Read more

Distinguished Alumnus Award: Preheim active in infectious diseases research, care of veterans

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Laurel Preheim, Omaha, Neb., winner of Bethel College’s 2011 Distinguished Alumnus Award, is a medical doctor and avowed pacifist who has spent his career working with military veterans. Preheim will be a special guest on the … Read more

Outstanding Alumni Award: Janzens’ lifetime collaboration has spanned the globe

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The winners of the 2011 Outstanding Alumnus Award at Bethel College, John and Reinhild Kauenhoven Janzen, have spent a life in collaboration around the globe. John Janzen graduated from Bethel College in 1961 with a B.A. in … Read more

Bethel to participate in second Kansas Private College Week

TOPEKA, KAN. – To highlight the “special, vital niche in the Kansas higher education landscape” that Kansas’ private colleges hold, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has declared April 17-23 Kansas Private College Week. The 18 member institutions of the … Read more

HBPA event to include convocation by Tracy Silverman

HESSTON, KAN. – Three Part Invention, an instrumental ensemble of violin, piano and cello, will present the fifth and final concert in the 2010-11 Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts Series at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 17, at Hesston Mennonite Church on the … Read more

Vocal ensembles to give spring concerts

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College’s small vocal ensembles will give their spring concerts on the next two weekends. The Bethel College Men’s Ensemble will perform with the Kansas Mennonite Men’s Chorus Sunday, April 10, at 7 p.m. in Memorial Hall … Read more

Service trip is a gift to givers and recipients

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Take some Bethel College students who have grown up doing service projects, mix with a chance to spend a week in Cajun country on the cheap and what do you have? A spring break service trip appreciated by all concerned. And for … Read more

Challenge met, Bethel to break ground for Academic Center this spring

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – On March 15, Bethel College informed the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation of Tulsa, Okla., that Bethel donors had met their latest Mabee challenge. The resulting funds are for the transformation of the old Science Hall into a new, … Read more

Discovery Adventure Course sees good results in first months

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Discovery Adventure Course, Bethel College’s recent addition to its community-building resources, has passed a milestone of having more than 300 people use it. The course, which opened late last summer, just before the start of … Read more

Sedgwick artist leaves a legacy in studio donation to Bethel College

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College is the beneficiary of a Sedgwick potter’s love of her art and her wish for that love to live on in others after she was gone. Donna Philbrick lost a struggle with cancer last fall. Her husband, Jerry Philbrick, … Read more

Busy beavers to be subject of Kauffman Museum Earth Day event

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Scheduling conflicts and Earth Day (April 22) falling on Good Friday have combined to put Kauffman Museum’s annual celebration a week earlier. The museum, located on the Bethel College campus, will host its Earth Day event, … Read more

Bethel lineman chosen for NAIA Senior Classic

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – A Bethel College football player has been selected to play in a national all-star game. Victory Sports Network, the internet sports news provider for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, announced its picks … Read more

KIPCOR film series meshes with goals of Bethel student activists

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College students’ interterm experiences have come together with the college’s connection to an Oklahoma film company to give campus and community a chance to look at Israel/Palestine through several different lenses – … Read more

Violin duo concert to benefit Bethel’s Hohmann String Scholarship

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – For the second year in a row, the violin duo Nova Deco will perform at Bethel College to benefit a music scholarship fund established there. Nova Deco is composed of Nancy Johnson and Dominique Corbeil. The concert is Sunday, … Read more

Powell brings together Bethel years in show worth ‘Eighty-nine cents’

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College and community audiences probably know Joshua Powell, senior from Basehor, best for his vocal talents. Powell is a four-year member of, and frequent soloist for, both the Bethel College Concert Choir and the men’s a … Read more

Forensics offers national tournament preview

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The Bethel College forensics team presents its second annual National Tournament Preview. The event will be held Monday, March 28, at 7 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium in the Fine Arts Center. It is free and open to the public, with … Read more

Schmidt sees mental health services as 'faith practically applied'

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The reasons why Matt Schmidt, winner of Bethel College’s 2011 Young Alumnus Award, decided to choose a service profession are not unique. Schmidt’s parents, Deb and Don Schmidt, began their married life with a term in Bolivia … Read more

After Jerusalem Seminar, Bethel students explore responses to injustice

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The experience of participating in the 2011 Jerusalem Seminar sponsored by Bethel College and Tabor College caused Tom Harder, a Wichita pastor, to “lose my religion,” he said. But it also renewed his faith. Harder and his … Read more

Academic All-America honors announced for seven Bethel sports

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College continues its tradition of producing scholar-athletes, with 21 athletes recently named by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) as Daktronics All-America Scholar-Athletes for 2010-11. The … Read more

Instrumental groups to give first spring concerts

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The Bethel College Chamber Orchestra presents its first concert of the school year March 15, followed by the Bethel College Wind Ensemble two days later on March 17. Both events are in Krehbiel Auditorium of the Fine Arts Center … Read more

All facets of nature inspire Wichita ceramicist

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Wichita artist Heather Meeds, whose work is now on display in Bethel College’s Fine Arts Center Gallery, finds her inspiration in the colors, shapes and textures of the natural world. “Organic Forms,” a solo show by Heather … Read more

Bethel to expand cross-cultural learning options with China initiative

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College will be expanding students’ options in cross-cultural learning (CCL) beginning next fall with the addition of Chinese language courses. The main sponsorship for the initiative comes from an individual donor. In … Read more

Bethel’s forensics nationals team is complete

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – At a tournament in Texas over the weekend, four Bethel College students qualified for the American Forensic Association-National Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIET). West Texas A&M University hosted 14 schools, including … Read more

Saxophonist is latest jazz artist to visit, teach and play at Bethel

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Since he began teaching at Bethel College five years ago, James Pisano, director of jazz studies, has worked hard to get internationally known jazz artists onto the campus. The latest is Grammy® Award-winning saxophonist, … Read more

After son’s death, Wichita pastor follows call to speak against violence

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Early in 2008, Riccardo Harris – who will speak March 7 in Bethel College’s convocation – decided he needed to find some meaning in an otherwise “senseless” death in his family. Jan. 5, 2008, Harris’ 19-year-old stepson, Robert … Read more

Bethel has ninth student qualifier for forensics nationals

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Brandon Schwager, Bethel College junior from Lawrence, came back from a weekend at Kansas State University qualified for the national forensics tournament in two events. Schwager competed in Extemporaneous Speaking and Impromptu … Read more

Concert Choir to tour in Pacific Northwest, California

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The Bethel College Concert Choir is headed to the Pacific Northwest and northern California for this year’s spring break tour. The first and last concerts of the 48-voice choir’s spring tour will be in Kansas, beginning with a … Read more

Stucky to bring March Madness to museum with talk on vintage gyms

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – March Madness kicks off at Kauffman Museum on the Bethel College campus with an illustrated lecture on vintage basketball gyms by local author Brian D. Stucky. Stucky will speak at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 6, in the museum … Read more

Bethel College’s new athletic director will also coach runners

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College has announced the appointment of a new athletic director, Kent J. Allshouse of Lamoni, Iowa. In addition to serving as AD, Allshouse will be head track coach and head cross-country coach at Bethel. Allshouse has … Read more

Sky-watchers try to see 110 objects in a night in celestial marathon

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Rising temperatures (at least a little), days getting longer and the earth hurtling in its orbit toward the vernal equinox can only mean one thing. Spring, of course, but more to the point, the annual Messier Marathon, said … Read more

Wilson-Hartgrove tells convo audience small efforts can lead to big changes

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Speaking at Bethel College Feb. 21, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, Durham, N.C., took the opportunity to reflect briefly on history. Wilson-Hartgrove is an associate minister at the historically black St. John’s Missionary Baptist … Read more

The value of genius and talent: Harris to make directing debut with Steve Martin play

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College senior Clint Harris, Manhattan, has spent the last three-and-a-half years singing, dancing and acting at every opportunity. For his final project, Harris has placed himself on the other side, as he directs Steve … Read more

Israel/Palestine pilgrimage an ‘encounter with the sacred’

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – What does it mean to be a pilgrim or to go on pilgrimage? A pilgrimage can be defined as a journey to a sacred place as an act of devotion, though to me this is rather formal and doesn’t sound very fun. As one who would claim the … Read more

Mexico interterm furnishes a different kind of education

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Education comes in many different forms, whether in school, at home or just from the people around you. Then there are other educational experiences that thrust you into completely new and awe-inspiring situations and the … Read more

Students make art 'disappear' for a day to protest state funding cuts

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – When a group of Bethel College students were discussing their feelings about the Kansas governor’s recent decision to cut arts funding, they decided to bring it home. So Friday, Feb. 18, they organized a Day without Art, going … Read more

Bethel has several champions in state forensics

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Four members of the Bethel College forensics squad earned trophies at the Kansas Individual Events Championship Tournament at Sterling College Saturday, Feb. 19. Sophomores Chris Riesen, Beatrice, Neb., and Aaron Rudeen, Osage … Read more

Four Bethel groups to perform for Kansas Music Educators

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The Newton/North Newton community will be well represented through Bethel College at the annual meeting of the Kansas Music Educators Association (KMEA) in Wichita this weekend. The Bethel College Concert Choir earned a prime … Read more

Lamplighting for junior nursing students considers 'call to care'

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College’s nursing class of 2012 held the traditional lamplighting for juniors Sunday, Feb. 13, in Krehbiel Auditorium. Seven of the 22 members of the junior class participated in the service, which also featured music from … Read more

History professor looks at ‘Mennonite effect’ on alternative service

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – New to the Bethel College campus this school year, Nicholas Krehbiel, visiting assistant professor of history, will share his primary area of research interest in the next Friends of the MLA program. Krehbiel will speak Thursday, … Read more

Fischer earns first nationals berth in college forensics

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The Bethel College forensics team has its third freshman qualifier for the 2011 American Forensic Association-National Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIET). Several members of the squad competed in the Sweetheart Swing … Read more

Celebrate state’s 150th with 'K is for Kansas' at Kauffman Museum

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Kansas statehood, Kauffman Museum at Bethel College has brought back its award-winning traveling exhibit “K is for Kansas: Exploring Kansas from A to Z,” through May 22. The popular … Read more

Forensics earns three more qualifications for nationals

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The Bethel College forensics team racked up more qualifications for the national forensics tournament at a swing tournament in Salina Feb. 5-6. Bethel was one of 13 schools competing on Saturday and 12 on Sunday in the Kansas … Read more

Sculptor’s work is about ‘negotiating with chaos’

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – A sculptor who has been creating and teaching art for more than two decades in south central Kansas has the current exhibit in Bethel College’s Fine Arts Center Gallery. “Formal Order,” a solo show by Ted Krone, chair of the art … Read more

HBPA to feature Kansas musical talent in Lyric Arts Trio

HESSTON, KAN. – Lyric Arts Trio, an instrumental and vocal ensemble of clarinet, piano and soprano voice, will be the fourth concert in the 2010-11 Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts Series. The trio, which hails from Kansas City, will present “American … Read more

Alumni, friends of Bethel invited to new volunteer opportunity

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Alumni and friends of Bethel College now have a new opportunity to contribute volunteer time and energy to improving the campus for both students and visitors. Dalene White, spouse of Bethel President Perry D. White and Bethel’s … Read more

Students experience different kind of education during Mexico interterm

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Education comes in many different forms, whether in school, at home or just from the people around you. Then there are other educational experiences that thrust you into completely new and awe-inspiring situations and the … Read more

Jantzen’s contribution to European history earns Distinguished Scholar Award

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College recognized the outstanding scholarship of a faculty member in a special presentation Feb. 4 during the first convocation of the spring semester. Brad Born, vice president for academic affairs, presented the David … Read more

Interterm class follows aid from source to destination in Haiti, Dominican

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Almost exactly a year ago, Bethel College students had a chance to join with the wider community under the auspices of a local nonprofit to respond to a devastating earthquake in Haiti. This year, several of them “closed the … Read more

Short version of new documentary to show at Bethel College

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College audiences will have a chance to preview a new documentary on the Freedom Rides that took place in the South in 1961. The Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (KIPCOR) at Bethel College is sponsoring a … Read more

Forensics starts spring season strong

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The Bethel College forensics team started its spring season with a bang – a second-place sweepstakes trophy and its fifth and sixth members qualifying for the national tournament. In the Hutchinson Community College section of … Read more

Bethel senior receives emergency nurses association scholarship

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Allison Kaster, a senior in her final semester studying nursing at Bethel College, has wanted to be a nurse most of her life. Kaster received one of two $500 scholarships awarded each semester by the Kansas State Council of the … Read more

HBPA to feature “the world’s reigning male chorus”

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – A popular vocal ensemble – which also happens to be known as “the world’s reigning male chorus” ( The New Yorker) – makes its fifth appearance in the Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts Series. Chanticleer comes to the Memorial Hall … Read more

Student artist places high in regional competition

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – A Bethel College art student placed in the top group in a regional art scholarship competition. Audra Miller, sophomore from Hesston, was one of 19 finalists in the Midwest Regional Collegiate Scholarship Competition, sponsored … Read more

Bethel audience challenged to “let suffering speak truth”

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Pondering the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. at Bethel College’s annual celebration of the King holiday, Mark McCormick recalled another man who fought racism with unconventional weapons. McCormick, communications director for … Read more

Young Alumnus Award winner has been devoted to mental health services

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – It’s hard to think of Prairie View Mental Health Services in Newton without thinking of Bethel College graduate Matthew Schmidt. Schmidt has been working at Prairie View for most of the past 18 years. Like many Bethel students, … Read more

Kauffman Museum to start its celebration of 150 years of Kansas statehood

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – A special Kansas Day celebration Saturday, Jan. 29, on the Bethel College campus will recognize Kansas’ 150th birthday. Kauffman Museum will be celebrating the state’s sesquicentennial – Kansas joined the Union in 1861 – … Read more

MLK Day event will revolve around the arts

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The arts – spoken and written words, vocal music and visual creations – will be the hub around which this year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration at Bethel College revolves. This year’s program will be in Krehbiel … 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 2010 semester grades have earned academic distinction. Students are eligible for semester honors provided they complete … Read more

BCWA's WEB Day event turns 40

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The Bethel College Women’s Association (BCWA) is marking its 40th year of offering “a time of learning and fellowship” to the community. BCWA invites both men and women to participate in its Welcome to Education at Bethel (WEB) … Read more

Researching the stone: North Newton man seeks to document Bethel College symbol’s history

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – A North Newton man is looking for threshing stones. Glen Ediger isn’t seeking to collect the stones – he wants to photograph them and document their history. “Many people have no idea what a threshing stone is,” Ediger said. … Read more

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