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Past Bethel College News: February 2017

Instrumental groups to collaborate for March 5 concert

The Wind Ensemble and Philharmonia Orchestra will have a joint concert Sun., March 5 at 8 p.m. in Mem Hall, with works by Stucky, Gilmore, Mahler, Buxtehude and Wagner, and featuring Soyoun Chun as vocal soloist.  Read more

Junior nursing majors observe annual lamplighting

In a traditional ceremony honoring the profession of nursing, 21 of the 22 members of the nursing class of 2018 took part in the lamplighting service Feb. 18.  Read more

Miller wins state oratory crown, qualifies maximum events to nationals

Senior Jacob Miller won the state championship in Persuasive Speaking Feb. 18, which means he has six events (the maximum allowed) qualified to forensics nationals, and will represent the state of Kansas in the country's oldest oratorical competition.  Read more

Two students attend state conference for educators

Seniors Mattison Hiebner, an elementary/special education major from Hampton, Nebraska, and Kyle Regier, a history secondary education major from Whitewater, were named "Teachers of Promise" and attended a state educators conference in Topeka Feb. 10-11.  Read more

Professor to present on how to imagine memory through art

Rachel Epp Buller will reference Kauffman Museum's current special exhibit of works by Gesine Janzen in a talk on art and memory, part of the Sunday-Afternoon-at-the-Museum series, Sun., Feb. 26, at 3 p.m. in the museum.  Read more

Hart calls church to Jesus-shaped solidarity

The message of Jesus is one of total inclusion and absolute equality, said Drew Hart, a professor at Messiah College, in two recent lectures at Bethel – but the church has largely missed it.  Read more

Conference: Just future requires new ways, new words, new eyes

Students from several Anabaptist-related colleges in the United States and Canada heard speakers talk about the intersections of environmental, racial and LGBTQIA justice at a peace conference held on campus Feb. 10-12.  Read more

Guitar trio to bring eclectic excellence to arts series stage

Crossing genres and continents, Montreal Guitare Trio comes to Bethel March 4, 7:30 p.m., Krehbiel Auditorium, as part of the Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts Series.  Read more

South America trip shows distance traveled can be in more than miles

by Austin Prouty A variety of climate zones, cultures, economies and experiences across six countries gave students a greatly expanded view of the world.  Read more

Stories from people in Mexico open eyes as well as borders

by Rebecca Schrag A class that crossed physical and cultural borders and time spent listening and learning to a variety of people gave students a stronger feeling of connection to the world  Read more

Students bring back hope for peace from visit to Holy Land

by Alec Loganbill In addition to traveling to many of the sites known from biblical stories of Jesus and Israel, this class talked to people who live there now and heard their stories of pain, struggle and hope.  Read more

Costa Rica offers multiple ecosystems, first-hand views of climate change

by Sarah Balzer The Tropical Biology Field Trip visited four research stations in Costa Rica, finding an amazing range of ecosystems inside a country a quarter the size of Kansas.  Read more

Interterm trip finds cultural diversity without leaving U.S. borders

by Elizabeth Ratzlaff While many of their friends were traveling outside the United States during interterm 2017, this class found multiple cultures within this country's borders, specifically in Chicago.  Read more

Bielek announces resignation as BCAPA works toward restructuring

Danika Bielek, who started with BCAPA in 2009 and became executive director in 2012, has announced her resignation effective July 31.  Read more

Bethel wins inaugural KCAC Competitive Cheer Championship

Bethel came home with a first-place trophy and a Coach of the Year Award for Joseph Gogus after the first-ever KCAC Cheer Championships Feb. 11 at Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina.  Read more

Current exhibit gives students picture of activist art, design

Hidden Forces: The Kansas People's History Project is in the Regier Art Gallery through Feb. 24, and provides a concrete example of what Rachel Epp Buller is teaching in her new Activism, Art and Design class this spring.  Read more

Miller first Bethel basketball player to receive regional academic award

Men’s basketball player Jacob Miller, senior from Westmoreland, was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District 3 Team earlier this month.  Read more

Bethel continues spring forensics competition with Border Wars

The Bethel forensics team traveled to Salina Feb. 4-5 for more spring competition in a swing tournament hosted by Kansas Wesleyan University and Cameron University of Oklahoma.  Read more

Selichnow to give junior trombone recital

Billie Selichnow's junior trombone recital is Saturday, Feb. 18, at 3 p.m. in the Administration Building chapel, featuring work by Ewazen, Marcello, von Weber and Turrin.  Read more

Second film in KIPCOR series examines police militarization

The second KIPCOR film of the year looks at police militarization in the United States since 9/11, and screens Sunday, Feb. 19, at 3 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium.  Read more

Forensics opens spring competition with sweepstakes trophy

At the Kansas in Nebraska Swing at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Bethel amassed enough points for a 3rd-place sweepstakes finish and also saw Jacob Miller qualify his fifth event to nationals.  Read more

Intercollegiate peace fellowship conference comes to campus Feb. 10-12

The Intercollegiate Peace Fellowship (ICPF) annual conference will be on campus Feb. 10-12, with the theme Uniting for Social Change: Intersections of Race, Environment and LGBTQIA Identities and four keynote addresses that are free and open to the public  Read more

Bethel stands in solidarity with those affected by executive orders

Interim President John Sheriff and the administrative cabinet released a statement Feb. 2 in response to U.S. President Trump's executive orders of Jan. 27.  Read more

Church must change perspectives to bring real justice, speaker says

Drew G.I. Hart, assistant professor of theology at Messiah College, will give two lectures at Bethel Sunday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m., and Monday, Feb. 13, at 11 a.m. (convocation), both in Krehbiel Auditorium.  Read more

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