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Past Bethel College News: October 2017

Vocal groups front and center for 3rd annual Bethel Sings

by Sam Bertholf Bethel's choral ensembles showcase will be Sunday, Nov. 5, at 3 p.m. in Bethel College Mennonite Church, featuring the Men's Ensemble, Women's Chorus and Concert Choir, along with Woven and Open Road.  Read more

Wind Ensemble concert to feature guest composers, conductor

by Sam Bertholf Composers Derek Jenkins and Peter Meechan and guest conductor Joseph Parisi will participate in the Wind Ensemble's second concert of the year, Saturday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Mem Hall.  Read more

World War I novel is foundation of final two exhibit-related museum programs

Brad Born will speak on a novel set in World War I that explores themes related to conscientious objection in a program at Kauffman Museum Sunday, Oct. 29, at 3 p.m.  Read more

Fourth biennial symposium will examine place of theater in worship

Actor, playwright and comedian Ted Swartz is the keynote presenter for Bethel's biennial Worship and the Arts Symposium, taking place on campus Saturday, Nov. 18, with related events Friday, Sunday and Monday.  Read more

Vienna Boys Choir will bring sounds of Italy to arts series concert

The world-renowned Vienna Boys Choir will sing a program called Bella Italia -- music by Italian composers and representing Italian life and culture -- Thursday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Hesston Mennonite Church as the next HBPA event.  Read more

Bethel names new director for peacebuilding institute

Sheryl R. Wilson of Cary, North Carolina, will begin Nov. 6 as the next director of KIPCOR, bringing with her an array of experience in mediation and restorative justice.  Read more

Goshen professor will illuminate stories of Hutterite pacifists in WWI

Duane Stoltzfus, author of a book on the experience of Hutterites who were conscientious objectors to World War I, will speak about that topic and what he has discovered in his study and writing, Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 6 p.m. at Kauffman Museum.  Read more

Lectures examine gifts of Luther, Anabaptism to each other and to Christianity

by M. Zuercher In a series of three lectures, Timothy Wengert highlighted Martin Luther's contributions to Protestantism in the 21st century, with a special focus on Anabaptists and Mennonites.  Read more

Jonathan C. Gering appointed 15th president of Bethel College

The Board of Directors has unanimously appointed Jonathan C. Gering, Kirksville, Missouri, as the next president of Bethel College, to take office Jan. 29, 2018.  Read more

Bethel speech winner takes first place in binational contest

Jacob Miller, a 2017 graduate, has won first place in the binational C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest sponsored by Mennonite Central Committee U.S., for the speech he gave last spring on including race issues when discussing peace.  Read more

Fall Festival to feature 8th annual JazzFest on outdoor stage

Jazz at Fall Festival starts Thursday night, Oct. 12, at 6 p.m. at Taste of Newton, then continues Saturday, Oct. 14, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., on the Prairie Sky Stage, with area high school groups, Bethel jazz faculty and Bethel student ensembles.  Read more

Professor’s show exhibits new work from recent sabbatical

An exhibit of work from David Long's recent sabbatical is now open in the Regier Art Gallery through Nov. 3, with the reception during Fall Festival, Friday, Oct. 13, from 6-8 p.m.  Read more

Will Scholarship winner is multi-talented athletically and academically

Bethel freshman Katelyn Boston comes to Bethel after a busy and well-rounded career in athletics, academics and community service at Halstead High School and in the local Newton and Halstead communities.  Read more

Philharmonia to begin season with three classic works

by Sam Bertholf Looking forward to a KMEA appearance next February, the Philharmonia Orchestra will play its first concert of the school year Sunday, Oct. 8, at 3 p.m. in Mem Hall.  Read more

Bethel, MC USA reach agreement on denominational records

Bethel and Mennonite Church USA have finalized a memo of understanding that cedes ownership and responsibility for records of the former General Conference Mennonite Church to the college.  Read more

Beloved musical to make silver-anniversary appearance on Bethel stage

by Sam Bertholf Bethel College music and theater departments present Godspell as the Fall Festival 2017 musical, on the Krehbiel Auditorium stage Friday, Oct. 13 (7:30 p.m.), Saturday, Oct. 14 (3:30 p.m.) and Sunday, Oct. 15 (2 p.m.).  Read more

In WWI centennial year, interviewers will recall CO stories

Nearly 50 years after participating in an oral history project that collected stories of WWI conscientious objectors, former students and their professors will gather for a panel at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Kauffman Museum (part of Fall Festival)  Read more

47th annual festival celebrates fall at Bethel

Fall Festival is Oct. 12-15, with most events on Saturday, Oct. 14, on campus -- including food, music, soccer, science, Low German, a bird walk, and a special program at Kauffman Museum.  Read more

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