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Past Bethel College News: April 2011

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

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