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Past Bethel College News: May 2016

To find your path, follow your passion, commencement speaker says

Bethel alumnus Daniel Hege addressed the largest class of graduates in at least a decade (131 counting those in absentia) with six points about how to discover and build a life that is your own.  Read more

Sand Creek Trail marks five years on national registry

The public is invited to the fifth annual "Walk Sand Creek Trail Day," Sat., June 4, when members of the Sand Creek Trail Committee will be at the Memorial Grove trailhead, 6 a.m.-8 p.m., with water for people and dogs.  Read more

2016 Achievement Award winner’s work has created therapies to treat illness

Duane Schroeder, who will be honored as the 2016 Distinguished Achievement awardee at the June 4 Alumni Banquet, spent a career as a biochemist, developing therapies to help treat emphysema, HIV and thrombosis, among others.  Read more

Outstanding Alumnus 2016 puts cast-offs to work serving the needy

LaVon Ediger, who will be honored as the 2016 Outstanding Alumnus at the June 4 Alumni Banquet, was a driving force behind the ReUseIt Shop in McPherson, where construction materials are recycled to raise money for relief and service.  Read more

2016 Young Alumnus awardee passionate about conflict resolution

Aziza Hasan will be honored as Bethel's 2016 Young Alumnus Award winner next fall when she presents a convocation for students, faculty, staff and community.  Read more

Awards convocations recognize achievement in academics, athletics

The last two Bethel convocations of the year recognize student academic and athletic achievement, including presentation of Thresher Awards and major service awards in athletics.  Read more

A cappella groups to give year-end concerts

Woven and Open Road, Bethel's small a cappella ensembles, will give their year-end concerts and recognize seniors, Sat., May 14, and Sun., May 15, respectively, both at 7 p.m. in Mem Hall.  Read more

Conductor Dan Hege will encourage graduates to find their own path

Daniel Hege, music director of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra and a 1987 Bethel graduate, will be the speaker for Bethel's 123rd commencement, Sunday, May 22.  Read more

Bethel jazz alumnus Jackson to join groups for Jazz on the Green

Jazz Ensembles I and II present the annual Jazz on the Green concert Weds., May 11, starting at 8 p.m., with special guest Brett Jackson, Kansas City, on saxophone (in Krehbiel Auditorium if it rains).  Read more

Symposium celebrates research, internships and creative activity

The annual URICA Symposium takes place on campus Fri., May 6, starting with concurrent presentations at 11 a.m. in the convo slot and continuing with research posters and oral presentations in Will Academic Center throughout the afternoon.  Read more

Regier Gallery’s last exhibit of year has work of four seniors

Graphic design by Sondra Buller, jewelry by Xi Cheng, mixed-media photos and ceramics by Erin Doerksen, and prints by Claire McStravick are on display in the Senior Art Exhibit, with the reception Fri., May 20, 7-9 p.m.  Read more

One-acts pushed their student directors, will challenge audiences

Seniors Josh Lewis, Greg Parham and Will Shoup are the directors for five one-act plays that can be seen on the Krehbiel Auditorium stage Thurs., May 5, and Fri., May 6, at 7:30 p.m.  Read more

With book, exhibit, Bethel professor brings hidden German artist to the world

Rachel Epp Buller's five years of intensive study on the work of 20th-century German artist Alice Lex resulted in the opening of the first-ever Lex retrospective and publication of the exhibition catalog in April.  Read more

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