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Past Bethel College News: November 2011

“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

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