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Past Bethel College News: February 2014

Memoirist to reflect on writing during Kansas book tour

Shirley Hershey Showalter, author of the 2013 memoir Blush: A Mennonite Girl Meets a Glittering World, will be on campus March 9-10, at Kauffman Museum (Sun., 3:30 p.m.) and in convocation (Mon., 11 a.m.).  Read more

Jamison ends basketball coaching tenure at Bethel College

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College head men’s basketball coach Alonzo Jamison will not return for the 2014-15 season. Kent Allshouse, Bethel athletic director, made the announcement Feb. 24 “To have someone with such historic ties … Read more

Pirates and daughters and cops, oh my!: Comic operetta coming to Bethel stage

Bethel's spring opera is Gilbert & Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance, Friday and Saturday, March 7 and 8, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday matinee March 9 at 2 p.m., in Krehbiel Auditorium.  Read more

Better harmony: Dad and daughter work on first book together

When junior art major Jessie Pohl's father, Dan, was preparing to publish his first book-length poetry manuscript, he decided to turn to his daughter as an illustrator.  Read more

Potter’s love of the natural world inspires his work

Travis Berning, whose exhibit Recent Works opened Feb. 21 in the FAC Gallery, will give the next Greer Lecture, Thursday, March 6, at 7 p.m. in the Ad Building chapel, followed by an artist reception outside the gallery.  Read more

Bethel continues to qualify for nationals in forensics

Leland Brown will be making his first trip to AFA-NIET in April after qualifying in Dramatic Interpretation, while Hank Unruh qualified a second event, at the KASIE tournament held at Bethel Feb. 15.  Read more

Biology professor was beloved teacher to many

A. Wayne Wiens, Bethel College professor emeritus of biology, died unexpectedly Feb. 6 from complications of a fall suffered in December. He was 77.  Read more

New coach seeks to carry on strong Bethel forensics tradition

Director of Forensics Mallory Marsh comes to Bethel with a long history of competing and excitement for the future of the program.  Read more

Jazz Ensemble I to come out swinging

Classic American big band music will fill up the stage at Newton's Fox Theater Saturday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. in a concert by Jazz I with guest musicians Jeff Harshbarger, Brett Jackson and Aaron Linscheid.  Read more

Nicole Smith and Michelle Unruh to give joint piano recital

The recital is Sunday, March 2, at 2:30 p.m. in the Administration Building chapel and will include one duet number as well as solo pieces.  Read more

Concert will wind up first-ever Honors Band Clinic at Bethel

Seven outstanding high school musicians will be on campus Saturday, Feb. 22, for a band clinic, which will wrap up with a concert by the Bethel College Wind Ensemble in Krehbiel Auditorium that evening at 7 p.m.  Read more

Concert series to host guitar quartet sensation

Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts presents the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, performing at Hesston Mennonite Church Thursday, Feb. 27, at 7:30 p.m.  Read more

Bethel qualifies second competitor for 2014 forensics nationals

Hank Unruh, senior from Newton, has qualified for AFA-NIET, the forensics national competition, with a 1st-place finish in Impromptu Speaking during the Zombie Apocalypse Swing tournament at Hutchinson Community College Feb. 8.  Read more

Sights, sounds and reality of Haiti produce life-changing experience

Visiting Haiti four years after a devastating earthquake, Steph Shogren and the members of her Cross-Cultural Learning Seminar found a country both beautiful and struggling, full of friendly, hospitable people.  Read more

Bethel announces 2014 football signings

Thresher football began its signing period Thursday, Feb. 6, National Signing Day, by announcing the names of 20 junior college transfers and more than 70 incoming freshmen who have signed to play in fall 2014.  Read more

Bethel chosen as Hometown Teams partner site, to look at sports and community

Bethel College, through CIC in fall 2015, will be part of the Hometown Teams initiative, to tell the local story of how sports shapes community, through a grant from the Kansas Humanities Council.  Read more

Time in Chicago brings plays and issues to life

Abigail Bechtel recounts the interterm 2014 trip to Chicago for the Studies in Drama class -- seeing plays, visiting different neighborhoods, finding the Willis (Sears) Tower and experiencing Chicago-style pizza for the first time.  Read more

Choir tour a combination of music, history, food and friendship

Ben Kreider reflects on the Concert Choir's interterm tour -- singing in venues in Poland, The Netherlands and Germany, making new friends, fortifying existing friendships, eating great food, deepening spiritual life and putting history into context.  Read more

Film tries to facilitate conversation toward reconciliation in Israel-Palestine

KIPCOR will sponsor a screening of Two Sided Story, a documentary that looks at the many facets of conflict in Israel-Palestine, Sunday, Feb. 16, at 3:30 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium.  Read more

Goossen to reprise program on history of Bethel bell

Newton attorney Levi Goossen will present a program on the history of the Bethel bell and its connections to northwest Kansas and Brown v. Board of Education, as well as the Mennonite church and Bethel College, Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. in the Ad Buildi  Read more

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