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Past Bethel College News: February 2015

Noted jazz drummer will give clinic, perform with trio

The Pete Zimmer Trio (drums, piano and bass) will give a masterclass from 4-6 p.m. and a concert at 7:30 p.m., Tues., March 3, in Krehbiel Auditorium.  Read more

Large class of nursing majors celebrates with lamplighting

The nursing Class of 2016 has 36 members, 34 of whom participated in the traditional lamplighting ceremony Feb. 21 in Krehbiel Auditorium.  Read more

Speakers to examine Kansas Mennonite encounters with federal government

The next Friends of the MLA event, Thurs., March 5 at 7 p.m. in the Ad Building chapel, features Jim Juhnke (Kansas Mennonites in politics) and Robin Deich Ottoson (Hillsboro Mennonites during the Vietnam War era).  Read more

After Saturday tournament, Bethel has four forensics championships

Cameron Ponce qualified his second event for AFA-NIET and earned two state championships, while one of Jacob Miller's two championships will take him to a prestigious oratory competition in Georgia this spring.  Read more

Veteran ponders lessons of military service, Bethel education

A Bethel business major and Iraq War veteran looks back on what brought her to a Mennonite college in a small town in Kansas, and some of what she's learned.  Read more

Reincarnated journal puts a pin in the college literary map

The reincarnation of "BClines," called "YAWP!," is now online and looking for more contributions, from current students, faculty and staff as well as alumni.  Read more

Two students attend state conference for educators

Seniors Alyssa Scheuerman and Jason Friesen, both named "Teachers of Promise" by Bethel education faculty, are attending the Kansas Exemplary Educators Network conference in Topeka and will be honored at a Feb. 20 banquet there.  Read more

Alumni choir to give second concert Feb. 22 at Newton church

The Bethel College Alumni Choir, which organized last fall, will give a concert of folk songs and love songs Sunday, Feb. 22, at 3 p.m. at Trinity Heights United Methodist Church, Newton.  Read more

Jazz Ensemble I to preview KMEA program on campus

Jazz I will play their KMEA program Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium, featuring guest instrumentalist James Pisano.  Read more

Peace and human rights activist will make return visit to Bethel, local area

Father Roy Bourgeois, founder of SOA Watch, will be on campus Monday, Feb. 23, in a 9 a.m. class in Krehbiel Auditorium and a 7 p.m. discussion in the KIPCOR office, with both events open to anyone interested.  Read more

Volleyball receives first KCAC Team of Character Award

The KCAC has inaugurated new team awards, especially noting service, with the Bethel Threshers receiving the first one for volleyball.  Read more

Film gives hope for reversing the tide of prison recidivism

The documentary Released screens Sunday, March 1, at 3 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium, telling the story of four people released from prison who beat the odds that they would return there.  Read more

Governor declares Kansas Private College Week

Gov. Sam Brownback has declared Feb. 9-15 Kansas Private College Week, honoring the 18 member institutions, including Bethel, of the Kansas Independent College Association (KICA).  Read more

Forensics comes home from Hutch with more nationals qualifiers

Cameron Ponce earned his first nationals qualification and Jacob Miller his third during the Zombie Apocalypse tournament at Hutchinson Community College Feb. 7-8.  Read more

In Israel/Palestine, places inspiring and people even more so

Despite conditions of intense militarism in Israeli society, and dehumanization and oppression in Occupied Palestine, the people living there with whom we interacted were surprisingly hopeful and delightfully hospitable.  Read more

Convo speaker: How crime-fighting alienates minority communities

Charles Epp, a Bethel graduate and professor at the University of Kansas, spoke on campus Feb. 8 and 9 about a recent book he co-authored outlining a study of police stops and racial profiling.  Read more

British male vocal ensemble set to take Hesston stage

The King's Singers make their seventh appearance with the Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts series Monday, Feb. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Yost Center on the Hesston College campus.  Read more

Deckert devoted to his family, vocation and alma mater

Kenneth L. Deckert's six-figure estate gift will be used for campus upgrades, which follows years of generosity to Bethel's math and information technology departments.  Read more

KU professor will speak about racial profiling and police

Charles Epp, professor of public affairs and administration, will speak at Kauffman Museum Sunday afternoon, Feb. 8, at 3 p.m. and Monday in convocation at 11 a.m., looking at racial profiling/stereotyping and police stops.  Read more

Costa Rica interterm a time to be up close to nature in the tropics

We visited four different biological stations, which allowed us to see many of the different environments represented in this beautiful country.  Read more

History becomes real with sights, sounds and tastes of east-central Europe

Lots of delicious breads were indulged in and non-verbal communication used. Passports were lost, appearances were made in foreign news programs and an appreciation for the history of these places was further enhanced.  Read more

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