NORTH NEWTON, KAN- A group of Bethel College students will spend the January term in New York City. Students will take a course called Public History in an Urban Setting, led by Hilda Regier, a Bethel College alumna who lives in New York City. The focus of the trip will be to look at how the histories of various populations are conveyed by cultural institutions, in an area that has served as a portal of immigration for almost 400 years. The group will participate in conversations and discussions with a variety of resource people in the city. Participants in the course will be Rebecca Caldwell, freshman from Wichita; Rachel Combs, sophomore from Inman; Jessica Garner, freshman from Wichita; Jonathan Kempf, sophomore from Shickley, Neb.; JulieAnn Minns, freshman from Wichita; and Samuel Schrag, junior from Wichita.
This trip is a part of the college's January interterm, in which students study one subject for a month. This year other students will travel to Colorado, Chicago, Jerusalem and Guatemala. Many students also study on campus.