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Past Bethel College News: October 2012

Forensics team competes in Central States Swing

Chris Riesen took first place in Prose Interpretation on Day 2 of the tournament at Metropolitan Community College at Longview, Lee's Summit, Mo.  Read more

Nursing students prepare for service trip to Haiti

Seven Bethel senior nursing students will be taking a service trip to Haiti Dec. 8-16 and will hold a fundraiser at Pages Books & Coffee in Newton Thursday, Nov. 8, from 6-8 p.m.  Read more

Vocal groups to fill Sunday afternoon air with singing

The Men's Ensemble sings Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. in the Ad Building chapel. The Women's Chorus concert is at 4 p.m. in Bethel College Mennonite Church, a change of venue brought about by the group's growth in number over recent years.  Read more

Bethel graduate and colleague to present art song recital

Julia Foster, soprano, and Susan Gaeddert, piano, will present a recital of art songs Friday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Administration Building chapel.  Read more

James Will estate contributes to Bethel through new scholarship fund

The James Will estate gift to Bethel College has been used to establish a scholarship for students from Halstead and Harvey County.  Read more

Bold string quartet to open HBPA concert series

The Turtle Island Quartet, which fuses classical music traditions with contemporary American styles, will open the Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts Series Sunday, Nov. 11, in Hesston.  Read more

Wind Ensemble to finish semester with concert full of color and variety

The Bethel College Wind Ensemble will cap an afternoon and evening of music on campus Sunday, Nov. 4, with a concert at 7 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium.  Read more

For 3rd year, Bethel is a Champions of Character Five-Star Institution

Bethel College has been named a Champions of Character Five-Star Institution for the 2011-12 school year, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced Oct 17.  Read more

Athletes take part in Operation Christmas Child

Bethel's Fellowship of Christian Athletes group has a goal of 50 Christmas boxes for needy children around the world.  Read more

Miller qualifies for fourth straight trip to forensics nationals

Bethel College has qualified its first forensics competitor for the 2013 national tournament after a weekend at Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, Oct. 20-21.  Read more

Buhler High singers to join with Bethel choirs, orchestra

Three choirs from Buhler High School will be part of concert that also features Bethel College student musicians, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. in Memorial Hall. The final piece will be Antonio Vivaldi's "Gloria."  Read more

Bethel lectures on college’s history help mark 125th anniversary

The 2012 Menno Simons Lectures will take place on the Bethel College campus Oct. 28-30, with Keith Sprunger talking about the history of the college and his newly published book.  Read more

Special art exhibits keep celebration going at Bethel

Two special art exhibits remain up at Bethel College through the end of the month, in the Fine Arts Center Gallery and Mojo's coffee shop.  Read more

Bethel, Goessel and McPherson winds to give joint concert

The Bethel College Wind Ensemble will be joined by the Goessel High School Wind Ensemble and the McPherson Brass Ensemble for a joint concert Thursday, Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium.  Read more

Donor’s generosity leads to naming new academic center

James Will was known throughout his lifetime for his generosity, which Bethel College has honored in the name of its new academic center.  Read more

Archives is quiet contributor to Bethel anniversary celebrations

One of the most visible contributors to Bethel College’s quasquicentennial (125th) year celebrations is, at the same time, among the least noticed.  Read more

Ediger to describe his quest for threshing stone history

Glen Ediger, curator of Kauffman Museum's current special exhibition, "Threshing Stone: Mennonite Artifact and Icon," will give an illustrated talk on his research, Sunday, Oct. 21, at 1:45 p.m., repeated at 3:30 p.m., in the museum auditorium.  Read more

Check presentations continue Bethel service emphasis from Pittsburgh 2011

Mennonite youth continue to help spread Bethel College’s emphasis on service from its booth at the Mennonite Youth Convention in Pittsburgh, well over a year later.  Read more

2012 STEM Symposium honors biology at Bethel

The sixth annual STEM Symposium at Bethel College will feature three alumni presenters, all Kansas natives, honoring Professor Emeritus of Biology A. Wayne Wiens.  Read more

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