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Past Bethel College News: October 2014

Threshers make an impact at fall forensics tournaments

Bethel's forensics team was fifth of 13 schools on Day 1 and fifth of 10 on Day 2 of the Golden Eagle Swing at John Brown University, Oct. 25-26.  Read more

Singers successful at regional vocal competition

Cameron Ponce and Abby Christensen took part in the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) West Central Region annual convention and student auditions in Denver, both advancing in their divisions.  Read more

Lecture will explore impact of global climate change on Kansas

John Harrington, professor of geography at Kansas State University, will speak on what global climate change could mean for Kansas Sunday afternoon, Nov. 9, at 3:30 p.m. in the Kauffman Museum auditorium.  Read more

Two small choral groups to give fall concerts Nov. 2

This Sunday, Nov. 2, the Men's Ensemble and Women's Chorus will perform under the direction of William Eash, the men at 2 p.m. in the Ad Building chapel and the women at 4 p.m. in the sanctuary of Bethel College Mennonite Church.  Read more

Some of Broadway’s best on Bethel stage for second HBPA event

Neil Berg's 100 Years of Broadway, on the Mem Hall stage Friday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m., features Broadway stars in musical theater roles they made famous, along with local talent chosen through audition.  Read more

Fine Arts Center name now includes that of Dutch engraver

The Fine Arts Center now bears the name of Jan Luyken, a 17th-century Dutch engraver, illustrator and poet whose copper etchings illustrate the 1685 edition of the Martyr's Mirror.  Read more

Philharmonia goes from dark to light with Persichetti, Brahms

The Bethel College Philharmonia will play a piece by Vincent Persichetti, featuring Evan Koch on trumpet, and Brahms' Second Symphony in a concert Monday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. in Mem Hall.  Read more

Student’s dream becomes reality with new disc golf course on campus

Bethel's new Disc Golf Club celebrated the even newer Thresher National Disc Golf Course, right in the middle of campus, with a ribbon-cutting Oct. 14.  Read more

Board supports rephrased mission and values statements

Bethel College’s Board of Directors, meeting on campus Oct. 16-17, unanimously approved revised mission and values statements.  Read more

Science and faith, creation and evolution, to be BIFL lecturer’s topics

John Haught, author of one of the common texts for this year's Basic Issues of Faith and Life classes, will be on campus to give two lectures Monday, Nov. 3, at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium.  Read more

Film profiles world’s leading expert on nonviolent revolution

The second film in this year's KIPCOR series, showing Sunday, Nov. 2, at 3 p.m., in Krehbiel Auditorium, profiles Gene Sharp, whose writings on nonviolent revolution have influenced anti-government resistance movements around the world.  Read more

Music theater aficionados invited to audition to sing with Broadway stars

Aspiring music theater performers are invited to submit an audition to be considered for a singing role in Neil Berg's 100 Years of Broadway when it's onstage at Bethel College Friday, Nov. 7.  Read more

Going global with God is focus of 2014 Menno Simons Lectures

Walter Sawatsky, professor emeritus at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana, will deliver the annual Menno Simons Lectures, Oct. 26-28, on the overall topic Going Global with God in the Third Millennium.  Read more

HBPA brings sonic possibilities to Bethel stage with percussion ensemble

Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts opens the 2014-15 season Friday, Oct. 24, at 7:30 p.m., in Krehbiel Auditorium with the Chicago-based quartet Third Coast Percussion.  Read more

World-renowned music headlining Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts season

The 2014-15 HBPA series kicks off with Third Coast Percussion, continuing with Neil Berg's 100 Years of Broadway and the St. Louis Brass this fall, and the King's Singers and Trio Voronezh next spring.  Read more

Three new books with local ties coming to Kauffman Museum

Beginning Oct. 18, the Kauffman Museum store will carry new children's books by Lisa Weaver and Brenda Eck (with illustrations by Bethel student Jessie Pohl) and a new book of bird illustrations by Bob Regier.  Read more

Psychology is on stage for 8th annual STEM Symposium

Psychology alumni Louise Hawkley, Homewood, Illinois, David A.S. Kaufman, St. Louis, and Angela Troyer, Toronto, will be the featured presenters for this year's STEM Symposium, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 17-18.  Read more

Emergency training proves successful for Bethel College

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Emergency drills and crisis plans are a little like insurance – you hope you never need them. But preparation paid off when, during the overnight hours of Oct. 6-7, there were reports of shots being fired near Bethel College’s … Read more

Students learn small ways to fight big problem of human trafficking

During a week when convocations focused on human trafficking worldwide and right here in south-central Kansas, Bethel students learned about what they could do on a small but effective scale.  Read more

Well-known musical will be on Bethel stage for Fall Festival

The Fall Festival musical, Man of La Mancha, takes place in Krehbiel Auditorium Friday night, with Saturday and Sunday afternoon matinees, Oct. 17-19.  Read more

Cebrun receives Bethel's 2014 UPS Scholarship

Hannah Cebrun, freshman from Valley View, Texas, will receive the UPS Scholarship awarded every year to one student from each of the 18 member institutions of the Kansas Independent College Association.  Read more

Enrollment holds steady for fall 2014

Overall enrollment for fall 2014 is 481, with 111 first-time freshmen and 63 transfer students.  Read more

Jantz honored as KICA Faculty of Distinction

The Kansas Independent College Association named one faculty member from each of its 18 member institutions -- including Allan Jantz, professor of education -- to its inaugural class of Faculty of Distinction.  Read more

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