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Past Bethel College News: May 2014

Start celebration of National Trails Day with a bird walk on Sand Creek Trail

Take part in National Trails Day by walking Sand Creek Trail on Bethel's campus, with the option of an early-morning bird walk beginning in the Kauffman Museum parking lot.  Read more

Pinning ceremony honors nursing graduates

The 20 members of the Bethel nursing class of 2014 received their pins and celebrated special awards at the pinning ceremony May 17.  Read more

Professor of education is distinguished teacher for 2014

Allen Jantz, professor of education, received the Ralph P. Schrag Distinguished Teaching Award during commencement ceremonies May 18.  Read more

All true Threshers now: Schrag reminds graduates of valuable grain gleaned from a Bethel education

Dale Schrag, retiring director of church relations and campus pastor, gave the commencement address to the Class of 2014 all in rhyme.  Read more

Bethel summer art academy offers something for everyone

Bethel art faculty and guest artist instructors will lead a variety of art camp options for people of all ages, beginning with a five-day sculpting class May 26-30 and running through the end of June.  Read more

Faculty lecturer will focus on student experiences, learning in Haiti

Geri Tyrell, newly appointed director of nursing, will give the annual BCWA Faculty Public Lecture Thursday, June 5, at 7 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium.  Read more

Long-lost etching plate for famous martyr volume now at Kauffman Museum

A recently discovered etching plate used in illustrating a 15th-century volume on Anabaptist martyrs is on display at Kauffman Museum through the end of this calendar year.  Read more

Bethel promotes nursing faculty member to director position

Geri Tyrell, who has taught in the Bethel nursing program since 2008, will assume the position of director of nursing beginning July 1.  Read more

New campus pastor brings both Bethel and wider church experience

Peter Goerzen, a 2007 Bethel graduate who has been a pastor at Grace Hill Mennonite Church in rural Newton, will become the new campus pastor and director of church relations, beginning in July.  Read more

Men’s basketball to begin a new Hoops era

Tony Hoops, a 2005 Bethel graduate and a member of the 2003 KCAC Championship men's basketball team, will become head coach for Thresher men's basketball starting in the fall.  Read more

San Antonio, Whitewater seniors sign to play women’s basketball

Sybella Sandoval, a senior at John Jay High School, San Antonio, Texas, and Kylee Schunn, a senior at Remington High School, Whitewater, will be coming to Bethel next year to play basketball.  Read more

Hays senior signs to play women’s soccer

Lacey Pfannenstiel, currently completing her senior year at Hays High School, signed a letter of intent to play soccer at Bethel beginning next fall.  Read more

Awards convocations recognize achievement in academics, athletics

As spring semester winds to a close, the last two Bethel convocations of the school year recognized students for their academic and athletic accomplishments in 2013-14.  Read more

Schrag will wind up 30 years at Bethel with commencement address

Dale Schrag, campus pastor and director of church relations, will speak to the Class of 2014 at commencement ceremonies Sunday, May 18, at 4 p.m. in Thresher Stadium.  Read more

Barrera and Lehmann to give senior saxophone recital

Danny Barrera and Carl Lehmann will give a joint saxophone recital Saturday, May 10, at 2 p.m. in the Ad Building chapel.  Read more

Peace oration contest winner looks at social violence in tradition

Senior Henry Unruh gave the winning speech in Bethel's 2014 C. Henry Smith Peace Oration contest in late April, with junior Jerrell Williams taking second and senior Megan Siebert third.  Read more

Four Bethel art majors featured in final gallery exhibit of year

The annual Senior Art Exhibit, open now through May 18, features Sara Boman (photography), Edward Davila (photography), Audra Miller (drawings and graphic design) and Sam Sheridan (graphic design).  Read more

Jazz on the Green means it’s spring at Bethel

The annual Jazz on the Green concert will be Weds., May 7, starting at 8 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium due to bad weather, featuring Jazz Ensembles I and II.  Read more

NAP time: Faculty, tutors offer remedies for procrastination

Nearly a quarter of the student body turned out at the library between 9 p.m. and 1 a.m. April 30-May 1 for the first-ever Long Night Against Procrastination at Bethel.  Read more

Nothing but nets: 500 free throws raise funds to fight malaria

Heather Eddy and Daniel Ratzlaff's research project on malaria and West Nile virus spurred them to plan a fundraiser to buy treated mosquito nets to send to Africa.  Read more

Moms and others welcome at Open Road’s Mother's Day concert

Four seniors will be singing with Open Road for the last time in a Mother's Day concert, May 11 at 7 p.m. in Mem Hall.  Read more

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