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Past Bethel College News: October 2015

Film shows climate change occurring right before viewers’ eyes

The award-winning documentary Chasing Ice will screen Sunday, Nov. 8, at 3 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium, with KU professor David Braaten leading the talk-back session following.  Read more

Gundy will unravel essential thread of Anabaptism in lectures

Jeff Gundy, professor of English at Bluffton (Ohio) University, will speak on the overall theme of Wrestling with Mennonite/s Writing, Sunday, Nov. 1, and Monday, Nov. 2, in Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center.  Read more

Fall concert to feature all five Bethel choral groups

The Concert Choir, Woven and Open Road will join the fall concert of the Women's Chorus and Men's Ensemble for a choral extravaganza, Sunday, Nov. 1, at 3 p.m. in Bethel College Mennonite Church.  Read more

Sports columnist to speak on how youth baseball builds community

Wichita Eagle sports columnist Bob Lutz will be the featured speaker for Kauffman Museum's Living Endowment Dinner Sunday, Nov. 8, with reservations due by Nov. 3.  Read more

Philharmonia, Honors Orchestra to present all-Beethoven concert

The Philharmonia, with the 2nd high school Honors Orchestra, will play works by Beethoven, including Symphony No. 8 and the first movement from Symphony No. 5, Monday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. in Memorial Hall.  Read more

Bethel welcomes visiting writers to campus

Steven Wingate will be on campus Oct. 27, including a reading in Memorial Grove (bad weather alternate: Ad Building chapel) starting at 7:30 p.m., and Jeff Gundy Nov. 1–2, with a reading of recent poetry during convocation Nov. 2 at 11 a.m.  Read more

Biblical scholars to speak at from Old, New Testament perspectives

New Testament scholar Tom Yoder Neufeld, Waterloo, Ontario, speaks on campus Oct. 25–26, and Safwat Marzouk, a professor of Old Testament at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Oct. 29–30, with all lectures in Krehbiel Auditorium.  Read more

Bethel community mourns the loss of student

As Bethel students returned from fall break, they learned of the passing of Qadrey Tolliver, a first-year student from Kempner, Texas.  Read more

New board members appointed, come from western U.S.

Lori Schmidt-Harrison, Pasadena, California, and Wynn Goering, Albuquerque, were appointed to the Bethel board at fall meetings Oct. 8–9, to start their terms Jan. 1, 2016.  Read more

Gypsy jazz and silent films to open performing arts series year

Hot Club of San Francisco opens the 2015–16 season of Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts Saturday, Oct. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium, with music accompanying films by early filmmakers Ladislaw Starewicz and Charley Bowers.  Read more

Quinlin earns Faculty of Distinction honor from college association

Dan Quinlin, professor of languages, was among 17 faculty members selected to receive the Kansas Independent College Association’s (KICA) 2015 Faculty of Distinction award.  Read more

Board approves strategic plan

The Bethel College Board of Directors unanimously approved a strategic plan that has been in development since 2014 and is designed to carry the college through 2022.  Read more

Bethel has first nationals qualifier in forensics, first sweepstakes win of year

Jacob Miller, and the Threshers forensics squad, needed only two swing tournaments to, respectively, qualify for forensics nationals and bring home the first sweepstakes trophy of the year.  Read more

Summer ministry experiences affirm students’ pastoral calls

Seniors Allie Shoup and Josh Janzen spent 11 weeks of their summer as pastoral interns with the Ministry Inquiry Program, Shoup in North Newton and Janzen in Salem, Oregon.  Read more

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