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Past Bethel College News: February 2012

Kansas lawmakers pass resolution recognizing Bethel’s 125th year

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – A Bethel College group made the trip to the Kansas Statehouse (though for some it was only across town) to hear the college’s 125th anniversary year made part of the official public record. The group included President Perry and … Read more

Bethel represented at KMEA by musicians, prizewinning composer

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College was once again well-represented at the annual meeting of the Kansas Music Educators Association in Wichita, including in a performance of a recent graduate’s prizewinning choral composition. Friday, Feb. 24, the … Read more

Forensics qualifies two more for national tournament

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College has qualified two more forensics competitors for the national tournament in April. The forensics squad participated with teams from six other schools in the Kansas Individual Events Championships at Ottawa … Read more

Bethel welcomes guest director for Copland opera production

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – An American opera that hasn't been performed on a Bethel College stage in more than 40 years is bringing a new director to campus. The music and theater departments will present The Tender Land by Aaron Copland Friday, March 2, … Read more

Museum exhibit features lives, work of noted archaeologists from North Newton

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The next special exhibition at Kauffman Museum on the Bethel College campus will celebrate two eminent archeologists who grew up in North Newton. Emil W. Haury (1904-92), nicknamed “the dean of Southwest archeology,” and Waldo R. … Read more

Spectacle of Celtic music and dance coming to Mem Hall stage

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The fourth event in the 2011-12 Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts series brings to Bethel College’s Memorial Hall stage a wildly popular Irish music spectacle. Celtic Crossroads will be at Bethel Thursday, Feb. 23, at 7:30 p.m. … Read more

Forensics team travels to Oklahoma for Sweetheart Swing

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College forensics competitors traveled to Oklahoma over the weekend for the Sweetheart Swing Tournaments, Feb. 11-12. The University of Oklahoma and West Texas A&M University (Canyon) hosted the tournaments on the OU … Read more

Southern Africa interterm a ‘life-changing’ experience

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The interterm trip to South Africa and Lesotho is an experience I will carry with me for the rest of my life. I make this statement with a kind of certainty I have never felt before because the trip to Africa was unlike anything … Read more

Forensics back in action after winter break

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College forensics competitors got back into action after the Christmas break and interterm with two swing tournaments over the past two weekends. At the Zombie Apocalypse Swing Tournaments, hosted by Hutchinson Community … Read more

Europe tour an education in math, science and architecture

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – When I signed up to travel over interterm, I was unprepared for the education I would receive while simply seeing the sights and lights of some of the great cities across mainland Europe. The tour was a delicate balance of … Read more

Social work class encounters global justice issues locally

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – When I enrolled in Ada Schmidt-Tieszen’s Social Development and Social Justice class for Bethel interterm 2012, I was not sure what I would be learning. This course prepares students in the social work program to help … Read more

Chicago trip raises questions of invisibility and identity

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – “I am an invisible man. No I am not a spook like those who haunted Edgar Allen Poe… I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids – and I might even be said to possess a mind. I am invisible, simply because people … Read more

Greer Lecture artist influenced by his native Great Plains

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – A printmaker and collaborative artist whose work reflects the Great Plains of his native Oklahoma will give the next Greer Lecture at Bethel College. John Hitchcock will be on the Bethel College campus for several days, speaking … Read more

Made in China: Memories to last a lifetime

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – This past month, I had the opportunity to travel to China with a group of students and faculty from Bethel College. Words can’t really express how an experience like that changes the way one thinks and acts. Seeing a part of … Read more

Bethel players have ‘special’ afternoon leading basketball clinic

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College head men’s basketball coach Alonzo Jamison has never forgotten the experience of working with Special Olympics. So he made sure his Threshers had a similar opportunity. Team members held a basketball clinic for 50 … Read more

Education major spends interterm serving and learning in Haiti

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The chance to travel, meet new people and experience a different culture, while offering a needed service, was an interterm opportunity Bethel College student Chris Smith couldn’t pass up. Smith, of Hesston, is a junior majoring … Read more

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