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Past Bethel College News: November 2015

Organ music for Christmas and Advent returns to Bethel chapel

Donna Hetrick will play organ music for Christmas and Advent Sunday, Dec. 6, at 3 p.m. in the chapel -- followed at 8 p.m. by the 30th annual Lighting of the Green.  Read more

Christmas Gala Jazz an anticipated part of fall semester’s end

Christmas Gala Jazz, featuring Bethel Jazz Ensembles I and II, will be Friday, Dec. 4, at 8 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium.  Read more

Sixteen Bethel nursing students inducted into honor society

The induction ceremony for the student nurses' honor society, Sigma Theta Tau, took place Nov. 15 at Wichita State University.  Read more

Symposium devoted to practices that sustain the worshiping community

Christine Pohl from Asbury Theological Seminary and Father Michael Driscoll from the University of Notre Dame were on campus Nov. 21 to explore how gratitude and hospitality are essential to healthy Christian life.  Read more

Sunflower Trio concert to honor late Bethel music professor emeritus

The Sunflower Trio will perform Sunday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m. in Bethel College Mennonite Church in a program honoring the life and work of J. Harold Moyer.  Read more

Celtic music and dance to ring in holiday season

The award-winning Irish-American band Cherish the Ladies will be at Hesston Mennonite Church Thursday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m. for the next event in the Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts Series.  Read more

Sharp to speak on Orie Miller’s broad influence on Mennonite institutions

Hesston College professor John Sharp will speak about his book on Orie O. Miller at the next Friends of the MLA program, Tuesday, Nov. 24, at 7 p.m. in the Kauffman Museum auditorium.  Read more

Wind Ensemble and 3rd Honors Band welcome guest composer Maslanka

The Wind Ensemble and 3rd annual Honors Band will play works by composer-in-residence David Maslanka, Monday, Nov. 23, at 7 p.m. in Mem Hall.  Read more

Issei Tsuji to give senior trombone recital

Issei Tsuji's senior recital is Friday, Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ad Building chapel and will also include selections by Bethel College Jazz Combo.  Read more

Krahn contest offers college scholarships to winners

The Cornelius Krahn Mennonite Multimedia Contest for High Schoolers has added a new incentive for 2015–16 — a $500 scholarship to winners who enroll at either Bethel, Hesston or Tabor College.  Read more

Third Thresher qualifies for the forensics national tournament

After taking the tournament championship in Persuasion this past weekend at the Broncolope Swing at Hastings College, sophomore Shekhinah Jones will be going to nationals in that event.  Read more

Volleyball players honored for achievement on, off court

Ashley Dishon, Emma Hilgenfeld, Katie Neira and Amanda Ramsden were named to the All-KCAC Honorable Mention team, and Tia Goertzen to the KCAC Champions of Character Team.  Read more

Lecturer speaks on why Mennonites should pay attention to their writers

Writing in the categories of desire, heresy, defiance and doubt -- where many current Mennonite literature can be found -- is indispensable to both creative work and true faith, says Jeff Gundy, professor of English at Bluffton University.  Read more

Fall jazz concert a collaboration between collegiate, high school players

Joel Linscheid, saxophone, and Nick Schroeder, trumpet, will be guest soloists for a joint concert featuring Bethel Jazz Ensemble I and the Mid-Kansas Jazz Ensemble, Monday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium.  Read more

Freshman qualifies for forensics nationals

Last weekend at the Green Country Swing in Tulsa, Emily Kondziola qualified for forensics nationals (AFA-NIET) in Extemporaneous Speaking.  Read more

Bethel announces coaching changes

Bethel College men’s soccer coach Brennan Peacock and volleyball coach John Marble have announced their resignations.  Read more

New drama from 16th-century martyr history at museum Nov. 15

Katie Schmidt, Adam Robb and Doug Siemens will perform the readers theater piece I Have Not Forsaken the Word of God Sunday, Nov. 15, at 3 p.m. in the Kauffman Museum auditorium.  Read more

Vocalist takes top honors at local, regional competitions

Freshman Blake Overman took first place at the Tabor College Vocal Competition Oct. 24 and second place in his division at the NATS West Central Region student auditions Oct. 31 at the University of Nebraska-Kearney.  Read more

Programmers compete in regional contest

Bethel sent two teams of three students to ACM's annual regional programming contest Oct. 31, where they competed against students from colleges and universities in the North Central North America region.  Read more

Three Bethel teams are academic champions in KCAC

Softball, women's soccer and men's indoor track were top academic teams for the KCAC in 2014–15, tying Bethel with two other schools for the most All-Academic Team awards.  Read more

Bethel’s 3rd worship and arts symposium to look at place, value of community

Christine D. Pohl from Asbury Theological Seminary and Father Michael Driscoll from the University of Notre Dame will be the resource people for the Worship & the Arts Symposium Saturday, Nov. 21, on campus.  Read more

Exhibit shows engraver’s work well beyond Martyrs Mirror

Professor of Visual Art and Design Rachel Epp Buller and senior Allie Shoup have curated an exhibit of prints by 17th-century Dutch artist Jan Luyken, gathered from Bethel's collection.  Read more

Class invites public to Dia de los Muertos celebration on campus Nov. 4

Come learn about Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico and Guatemala and participate in traditional activities Weds., Nov. 4, from 7-9 p.m. in the atrium of Will Academic Center.  Read more

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