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Past Bethel College News: November 2017

MLA partners with KU, K-State for Vietnam exhibit at KU library

Bethel's Mennonite Library and Archives provided material for an exhibit currently in the Haricombe Gallery of KU's Watson Library on Kansans' response to the Vietnam War, from protest to support to tribute, on display through Jan. 12, 2018.  Read more

Programmers finish first in online contest

Bethel computer programming students found a way to have fun and be successful in a competitive setting with a small online contest just before Thanksgiving.  Read more

Exhibit uses paint, photography to embody grief, anger and the push for truth

by M. Zuercher Jerry Holsopple's exhibit of paintings using photo transfers, currently in the Regier Gallery in Luyken Fine Arts Center, is an exploration of abuse of power through sexualized violence, and a lament for the culpability of church leaders a  Read more

Beloved Advent tradition has endured for more than 30 years

by Sam Bertholf The 31st annual Lighting of the Green will be Sunday, Dec. 10, starting at 8 p.m. -- the annual event when the Bethel community circles the Green with lit candles to symbolize the light of Christ coming into the world.  Read more

Inaugural winter run will honor Neufeld’s memory, legacy

Russ Neufeld, who died last January, loved Mojo's, and played there with his band the Ne'erdowells a number of times -- so Mojo's is the starting point and a main sponsor for a winter race (9K and 2-mile) called Run the Neuf, Jan. 13, 2018.  Read more

Christmas goes Caribbean with steel drum holiday concert

by Sam Bertholf The Bethel College Steel Drum Band and the faculty-staff-community band Steel Paradise will play their first-ever Christmas concert Sunday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. in Mem Hall.  Read more

Symposium: Using the body brings Scripture, worship to life

by M Zuercher The 4th biennial Worship and the Arts Symposium, held at Bethel Nov. 18, looked at how using the physical body, through theater, laughter and dramatic Scripture performance, can enhance worship and connection to God.  Read more

Football coaching staff undergoes major transitions

Morris Lolar, head football coach, and Kevin Griffin, assistant coach, have resigned their positions effective Nov. 21.  Read more

Boettger returns to alma mater to join jazz faculty

by Sam Bertholf After completing a master's degree at Eastman School of Music, Joel Boettger is back at Bethel, directing Jazz Ensemble II, Jazz Combo II and teaching classes in jazz.  Read more

Africa tour adds depth to senior’s liberal-arts education

by Sam Bertholf Austin Regier, a senior social work and Bible and religion major, had the opportunity earlier this fall to take a learning tour to southern Africa, where he spent most of his time with a group of other North Americans in Zimbabwe.  Read more

British WWI film is final fall program for museum special exhibit

Kauffman Museum will screen Behind the Lines, the British film adaptation of Pat Barker's award-winning World War I novel Regeneration, Thursday, Nov. 16, starting at 5:30 p.m. in the museum auditorium.  Read more

Brass quintet to help usher in the Christmas season with HBPA concert

Mirari Brass Quintet, a group of young music professors (two trumpets, a horn, a trombone and a tuba), will present Christmas with Mirari Brass Quintet Friday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. at Hesston Mennonite Church.  Read more

Afternoon of jazz features student compositions, guest artists

Bethel Jazz Combo I and the Mid-Kansas Jazz Ensemble will give a joint performance Sun., Nov. 19, at 4:30 p.m. in Mem Hall, featuring two faculty as guest artists, and original compositions by seniors Westen Gesell and Neil Smucker.  Read more

Two seniors close out careers with KCAC football honors

by Joshua Booth Logan Matthewson and Brett Mathis finished their Thresher football careers on their home field by helping defeat Friends, 13-20, Nov. 11 and earning Defensive and Special Teams Player of the Week honors, respectively.  Read more

Bethel will host 5th Bal-A-Vis-X training on campus

BCAPA is sponsoring its 5th Bal-A-Vis-X training with Bill Hubert, the method founder, Jan. 12-14, 2018, in Memorial Hall, with discounts available for registration by Nov. 20 or for group registration and continuing education credit available.  Read more

Bethel women sweep Player of Week honors in basketball

by Joshua Booth Freshman Abby Schmidt and junior Jade Brown earned KCAC Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week honors, respectively, for Oct 30-Nov. 5.  Read more

Varney’s academics, service earn an exclusive Kansas scholarship

Students from any of the 19 member institutions in the Kansas Independent College Association can apply for this scholarship but only one will qualify -- and this year that was Bethel's Kiley Varney, a senior biology major.  Read more

Bethel programmers finish strong in annual regional contest

Team Thresher finished first at the Garmin-hosted site of an annual programming contest called NCNA, with Matt Lind, Jordan Schroeder and Neil Smucker solving enough problems fast enough for first place and an overall regional showing in the top quarter.  Read more

Organ recital is a celebration of collaboration

Karen Bauman Schlabaugh, professor emeritus of music, will give a concert of ensembles (pieces played with trumpet, with clarinet, and with a second organist) Sun., Nov. 12, at 4:30 p.m. in the Ad Building chapel.  Read more

KIPCOR film will help launch new restorative justice network

The first film in KIPCOR's Film Series for 2017-18, Healing Justice, will screen at 2 p.m. (NOTE EARLIER START TIME) Sun., Nov. 12, in Krehbiel Auditorium, and will start a launch event for the Kansas Restorative Schools Network.  Read more

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