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Past Bethel College News: February 2011

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

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