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Past Bethel College News: September 2011

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

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