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Past Bethel College News: November 2013

Illinois youth group chooses charity to receive Bethel convention award

Rachel Walker of Hopedale (Ill.) Mennonite Church was picked in Bethel's Mennonite Youth Convention booth drawing and her youth group chose to give the $500 award to Anthony's Promise.  Read more

Two jazz groups to play in Krehbiel Auditorium Dec. 3

The Mid-Kansas Jazz Ensemble and Bethel College Jazz Combo I will give a joint concert Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium, with a reception following.  Read more

Nursing students prepare for second winter service trip to Haiti

Bethel nursing students are offering a full Haitian meal, catered by Pandea Smith at The Leaf Tea Lounge in downtown Newton, Tuesday, Dec. 3, with a reservation deadline of Saturday, Nov. 30; donations to support the Dec. 13-20 service trip.  Read more

Chemistry majors show their stuff to colleagues, kids

In the past month, Bethel chemistry students have presented posters at an American Chemical Society meeting and given demonstrations to about 180 middle school students.  Read more

College community spends 24 hours praying with and for each other

Bethel student chaplains Katelyn Melgren and Alli Rudeen organized 24 hours of prayer Nov. 9-10 and were awed by the results.  Read more

Professor picked as volunteer for 2014 Winter Games

Allison McFarland, professor of business and economics, will be one of 29,000 volunteers at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, in February.  Read more

Wichita Chamber Chorale to present special HBPA Christmas concert

The Wichita Chamber Chorale presents its annual Christmas performance, Sounding Joy, Thursday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Hesston Mennonite Church, with special guests the Wichita Brass Quintet.  Read more

Thresher football has reasons to celebrate

After a 26-14 win over Bethany to end the season, Bethel saw several players honored by the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference, including two Player of the Week designations and a First Team All-KCAC pick.  Read more

Forensics has its first qualifier for 2014 nationals

Freshman Jacob Miller, Westmoreland, has qualified for AFA-NIET next April after fifth-place and second-place finishes in After Dinner Speaking at the Green Country Swing Tournament in Tulsa Nov. 16-17.  Read more

Nativities are back for this year's 5 Places of Christmas

The annual 5 Places of Christmas, held Saturday, Dec. 7, will include Kauffman Museum and the Fine Arts Center on campus, along with three downtown Newton locations, and will feature about 100 Nativities set up in the FAC from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  Read more

Symposium presenters call for return of power and meaning to Christian funerals

Tom Long and John Ferguson helped participants in Bethel's second Worship and the Arts Symposium consider new ways of looking, as Christians, at dying, death and funerals.  Read more

Nursing honor society inducts seven Bethel students

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Seven seniors in the Bethel College nursing program were recognized at the annual induction ceremony of Sigma Theta Tau, a nursing honor society. The Pi Epsilon Gamma Chapter-at-Large of Sigma Theta Tau International held the … Read more

Women’s tennis signs first two for 2014-15

Steph Brown, Newton High School, and Breanne Rogers, Parsons High School, will join the women's tennis team as freshmen in 2014.  Read more

Honors convocation recognizes students who embody Bethel’s core values

Sarah Masem, assistant professor of nursing, gave the address at a convocation that also recognized students who demonstrate Bethel's four core values: discipleship, scholarship, service and integrity.  Read more

Women’s soccer announces signing of Jessica Kerstine

Defender Jessica Kerstine of Blue Valley High School has signed a letter of intent to play soccer at Bethel beginning next fall.  Read more

After summer flooding, Bethel will get new gym floor

Removal of the Thresher Gym floor begins the week of Nov. 25, with installation of a new floor to be completed by Christmas.  Read more

Museum receives state award of excellence for threshing stone exhibit

At its annual meeting Oct. 18, the Kansas Museums Association gave Kauffman Museum the Award for Excellence for last year's special exhibit Threshing Stone: Mennonite Artifact & Icon.  Read more

Orchestra’s fall program to feature Dvorak and Sibelius

The Bethel College Philharmonia Orchestra will give its fall concert Monday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. in Mem Hall.  Read more

Remembering those who have gone the base for Wichita artist’s current work

Inconsolable, an exhibit by Ann Resnick, is on display through Nov. 29, with the artist reception Thursday, Nov. 21, 6-8 p.m. outside the FAC Gallery.  Read more

First concert of HBPA season to feature globally influenced jazz

Metta Quintet performs Thursday, Nov. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium, with a free masterclass featuring Bethel jazz ensembles earlier in the day, 4-5:30 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium.  Read more

Concert celebrates American composers, marks JFK death anniversary

The Bethel College Wind Ensemble plays works by American composers Sunday, Nov. 10, at 3 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium, with Michael Kallstrom present to conduct his own work and pianist Michelle Price as a guest soloist.  Read more

How Christians mark life transitions to be subject of Nov. 16 symposium

The second Worship and the Arts Symposium will draw on the knowledge and teaching of Thomas G. Long and John Ferguson and will conclude with a hymn festival worship service, Saturday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Mem Hall.  Read more

In lectures, zwieback symbolizes place of food in Mennonite history, culture

In the annual Menno Simons Lectures, Oct. 27-29, Marlene Epp looked at how food reflects gender roles, spiritual practices, social consciousness, family memory and much more for Mennonites and Mennonite communities.  Read more

Symposium combines mothering and Mennonites in many ways and contexts

Participants in the Mothering Mennonite Symposium, held at Bethel Oct. 26, heard from speakers in a broad range of ages, experience and perspectives on what it means to be a mother in a Mennonite context.  Read more

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