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Past Bethel College News: April 2017

Haydn mass, Mozart piano concerto on program for annual Masterworks

by Sam Bertholf Masterworks is Sun., May 7, at 3 p.m. in Memorial Hall, with Haydn's Missa in Angustiis and the Mozart A-major piano concerto, featuring Karen Bauman Schlabaugh, who retires as professor of music at the end of this school year.  Read more

Annual URICA Symposium includes science, art, internships

The URICA Symposium begins with the Student Art Exhibit reception April 27 and ends with the Wind Ensemble concert April 30, and includes the spring play, April 28-29, and a day of student presentations, Fri., April 28.  Read more

Final Wind Ensemble concert of year promises to be a prize winner

by Sam Bertholf The Wind Ensemble's spring concert -- Sun., April 30, 3 p.m. in Mem Hall -- will feature three pieces by three different Pulitzer Prize winners: Howard Hanson, Aaron Copland and Zhou Long (premiere of a commissioned piece).  Read more

Small Canadian town fights a battle in wake of war in Bethel spring play

by Sam Bertholf Unity (1918) by Kevin Kerr, Bethel's spring drama, Fri. and Sat., April 28-29 at 7:30 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium, describes the struggles of a community facing Spanish flu and other results of the First World War.  Read more

Jazz trio with drummer Zimmer will be in Krehbiel Auditorium April 23

Pete Zimmer will join Jim Pisano's trio Organique for a special concert Sun., April 23, at 5:30 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium (right after the KIPCOR Film Series presentation).  Read more

Parenting, art and activism important to next Greer Lecturer

Chicago-based artist Christa Donner will give the next Greer Lecture, Mon., April 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the chapel, after meeting with the Activism, Art and Design class earlier that day.  Read more

Flannelbacks prepare to play their Bethel swan song

by Sam Bertholf The Flannelbacks: The Farewell Concert will take place on the Green Fri., April 21, at 8 p.m. (bring your own lawn chairs, blankets and tissues).  Read more

Rock-star string quintet is last HBPA event of school year

Sybarite5 will perform Thurs., April 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Hesston Mennonite Church and will also give a public master class Tues., April 18, at 3 p.m. in the chapel.  Read more

Final event in this year's KIPCOR series examines Doctrine of Discovery

A YouTube video with Chief Oren Lyons and the documentary Reserve 107 will be the last event in the 2016-17 KIPCOR Film Series, Sun., April 23, at 3 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium, with John Stoesz as post-film discussion leader.  Read more

Mika Patron to give senior organ recital

Mika Patron's senior organ recital is Sat., April 22, at 3 p.m. in the Ad Building chapel and will include works by Buxtehude, J.S. Bach, Mendelssohn, Hindemith, Vierne and Alain.  Read more

Wilderness, solitude have helped build foundation of visiting poet’s work

The Bethel College Visiting Writers Series presents Sam Taylor, a poet and the director of the MFA program in creative writing at WSU, who will read from his work Thurs., April 20, at 6 p.m. on the Prairie Sky Stage.  Read more

Field athlete topples 61-year-old shot put record

by Joshua Booth Kyle Wilson broke the longest-standing Bethel track and field record at the Friends Invitational April 8 when his 15.87-meter heave of the shot put bested the previous mark by more than a foot.  Read more

Annual student exhibit now open in Regier Gallery

Work by 46 Bethel students is on display through April 28, in media including drawing, photography, painting, ceramics, sculpture, artist books and jewelry.  Read more

Palestinian, Jewish voices for peace to speak in south-central Kansas

Jonathan Kuttab, a human-rights lawyer and Palestinian Christian, will speak at Bethel Tues., April 18 (7 p.m.) and Weds., April 19 (11 a.m.) in the chapel, with Laura Tillem, Wichita, of Jewish Voices for Peace joining him for the eve  Read more

Presidential search committee gives update at spring board meetings

Following spring board meetings March 31-April 1, the chair of Bethel's Presidential Search Committee, Dan Flickinger, gave a progress report on applications and interest thus far, and next steps going forward.  Read more

Forensics team to give nationals showcase April 10

The Bethel forensics team will give a sampling of the 15 events they took to the national tournament, Mon., April 10, at 7 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium (for mature audiences due to language and graphic content).  Read more

Softball to honor Wedel with field dedication April 8

by Joshua Booth Thresher softball will dedicate their field, naming it to honor Vice President for Business Affairs Allen Wedel, Sat., April 8, between games (first game starts at 1 p.m., second game scheduled for 3 p.m.).  Read more

Programmers finish first in intercollegiate contest

Competing against teams from four states, Bethel's Team Thresher -- Mareike Bergen, Zach Preheim and Neil Smucker -- won the programming contest held April 1 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  Read more

Miller is Bethel’s first-ever forensics All-American

April 1 during opening ceremonies for this year’s AFA National Individual Events Tournament on the campus of Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, senior Jacob Miller was announced as a member of the 2017 All-American team.  Read more

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