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Past Bethel College News: May 2012

Biology professor wins 2012 teaching award

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – In her four years of teaching at Bethel College, Francisca Méndez-Harclerode, assistant professor of biology, has endeared herself to her students. The chocolate doesn’t hurt – Méndez-Harclerode is known for frequently supplying … Read more

Bethel announces spring Dean’s List, Honor Roll

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College associate registrar Kay Schmidt has announced the names of Bethel College students whose spring 2012 semester grades have earned academic distinction. Students are eligible for semester honors provided they … Read more

Faculty lecturer to present research on boys’ educational achievement gap

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Teachers and anyone interested in the education of children, particularly boys, should plan to attend the ninth annual free public lecture that the Bethel College Women’s Association is sponsoring Thursday, June 7. Doug Siemens, … Read more

All invited to Sand Creek Trail’s party for National Trails Day

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – It’s a dry campus, but Bethel College will still join in “America’s Largest TRAILgating Party” Saturday, June 2. The Sand Creek Trail Committee invites walkers to visit the trail between dawn and dusk on that day and they’ll be … Read more

Graduates begin journey out of Bethel community with ‘pro-visions’ packed

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The 100 members of Bethel College’s Class of 2012 enter an unknown future with hope and faith in a God who loves them and the strong backing of a community that has nurtured them. Bethel’s 119th commencement took place Sunday, … Read more

Bethel makes first academic signing, in health sciences

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College celebrated a signing recently – for a student with exemplary academic credentials. Starting with the 2012-13 school year, Bethel will award scholarships in five specific academic areas: athletic training, … Read more

Awards given on ‘common ground’ in final two convocations of school year

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – As part of the emphasis on “common ground” – the theme infused into the General Education curriculum – Bethel College’s annual awards convocations were arranged differently this year. In the past, one has focused on academic … Read more

Grant will help community garden continue to grow

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – As Sand Creek Community Gardens on the Bethel College campus continues to develop and evolve, a recently announced grant award of $4,506 will help in that process. SCCG received the funds through the Kansas Community Gardens … Read more

Alumnus award winner has always wondered ‘how things work’

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Growing up on a wheat farm in western Harvey County, Bethel College’s 2012 Outstanding Alumnus Award winner found no shortage of things to dismantle and reassemble. Glen Ediger, now of North Newton, says, “My best education was … Read more

Outstanding alumni called 'role models of nursing'

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The Bethel Deaconess Hospital/Bethel College Nursing Alumni Association has named Marie and Martha Voth of North Newton its Outstanding Alumnus Award winners for 2011-12. The sisters grew up 14 miles north of Newton in the … Read more

Distinguished Achievement honoree enjoys business challenges

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College’s 2012 Distinguished Achievement Award winner, Toshihiro “Ted” Fukudome, by his own description enjoys “challenges to the status quo.” That may have been why he decided to make the most of his talent for English, … Read more

Bethel art majors featured in final gallery exhibit of year

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The annual Bethel College Senior Art Exhibit opened Friday, May 4, with a reception for the three student artists to be held during Commencement Weekend. Student artwork includes ceramics, jewelry, painting and photography, on … Read more

Mother’s Day concert to be ‘swan song’ for five Open Road seniors

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – After a busy semester of singing, mostly in churches around the area, the Bethel College men’s a cappella group Open Road will finish up with a home concert Sunday, May 13. The concert is at 7 p.m. in Memorial Hall and is free … Read more

Women’s a cappella group to share their ‘Woven’ harmonies

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – A cappella vocal music will be a highlight of the May 12-13 weekend at Bethel College, starting with the female voices of Woven. Woven will give an end-of-the-year concert Saturday, May 12, at 7 p.m. in the Administration … Read more

Jazz on the Green will have ‘something for everyone’

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Grab your lawn chairs and blankets and come listen to Bethel College’s Jazz Ensemble I and II Wednesday, May 9, in the annual Jazz on the Green spring concert. Music begins at 8 p.m. on the Green in front of the Administration … Read more

Boettger and Voran to give joint junior recital

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College students Joel Boettger and Paul Voran will give a joint junior instrumental recital Monday, May 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Administration Building chapel. Boettger, Hesston, plays clarinet, as well as alto and tenor … Read more

Masterworks program music reflects the year at Bethel College

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The annual Masterworks program, a May tradition at Bethel College, will be a bit different this year. The Masterworks concert is Sunday, May 6, at 3 p.m. in Memorial Hall on the Bethel campus (note time change from some … Read more

Siebert and Yoder to give joint junior recital

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College students Megan Siebert and Allison Yoder will give a joint junior recital Saturday, May 5, at 5 p.m. in the Administration Building chapel. Siebert, Topeka, is majoring in music and education and studies guitar … Read more

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