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Past Bethel College News: September 2017

Fall enrollment numbers show healthy rise over 2016

Bethel saw an uptick in enrollment this fall of close to 10 percent, going from an overall number of 460 in 2016 to 503 in 2017.  Read more

Student spends summer in paradise to help create dream weddings

by Sam Bertholf Sarah Turner, interested in wedding planning as a career, found herself a summer internship in Hawaii that also taught her the value of self-motivation, flexibility and learning from every experience.  Read more

Improv musical theater show to light up stage in HBPA season opener

Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts opens the 2017-18 season with the only unscripted theatrical awards show, Broadway's New H!T Musical, Thurs., Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium.  Read more

Iceland proves a rich and varied field for student’s summer research

by Sam Bertholf Heath Goertzen spent a summer in a landscape vastly different from his native Kansas -- Iceland -- as part of an international team of scientists examining stream ecology and its relationship to global warming.  Read more

Annual lectures part of year marking Reformation’s 500th anniversary

The Menno Simons Lectures, Sunday-Monday, Oct. 8-9, will take place in two venues: the first (Oct. 8, 7 p.m.) and second (Oct. 9, 11 a.m.) in Krehbiel Auditorium and the third (Oct. 9, 7 p.m.) at Bethel College Mennonite Church.  Read more

Pitts packs Mem Hall, issues strong challenge to act for change

by Sam Bertholf Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. minced no words in explaining why he believes the nation is on the brink of insanity, speaking to a full house at Bethel Sept. 12.  Read more

Wind Ensemble kicks off a big year with first concert Sept. 24

by Sam Bertholf The Wind Ensemble, which will appear at the KMEA annual meeting early next year, plays its first concert Sunday, Sept. 24, at 3 p.m. in Mem Hall, featuring music by Arnold, Bernstein, Grainger and Ticheli -- and also Bjork.  Read more

Provisional presidential candidate campus visit to start with students

Provisional presidential candidate Jon Gering and his wife, Deborah, will be on campus Sept. 24-25 to meet with various groups of campus and community stakeholders in a variety of settings.  Read more

Athletics department announces upgrade to Threshers website

The athletic department website has undergone major revision, with a new appearance, many new features and upcoming mobile apps that are specific to each sport.  Read more

Traditional, contemporary art sit together in Bethel gallery exhibit

The first show of the school year in the Regier Art Gallery is a set of paintings by Colorado-based artist Lindey Anderson that celebrate and support a particular shade of red and its link to Anderson's Ojibwe heritage.  Read more

Bethel provisional candidate has background in sciences, administration

Though he has spent almost a decade in higher-education administration, Jonathan C. Gering, Bethel College’s provisional candidate for the office of 15th president, also has a foundation in the sciences, the liberal arts and community engagement.  Read more

Goossen looks at conflicted relationship of Mennonites, Germany

Ben Goossen spoke at Kauffman Museum about his research into Mennonites' relationship with German nationalism, especially within the context of recent white nationalist activities in the United States.  Read more

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