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Bethel College shares its story with a number of audiences through the work of the Office of Institutional Communications. They promote Bethel, its people, programs and achievements through:

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Bethel College News

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Board approves new major, adds new sport for 2020

April 24th, 2019

A new major in software development has been added to Bethel's offerings, and, starting in fall 2020, a new sport, men's and women's swimming and diving. The Bethel Board of Directors, meeting on campus April 5-6, approved these additions, as well as acting favorably on new mission, vision and values statements. Men’s and women’s swimming and… Read More

Alec Loganbill and Leah Friesen listen to their CMU counterparts via Zoom.

Bethel and CMU launch joint undergraduate research journal

April 24th, 2019

With the help of the internet, students, faculty and administrators from two Mennonite colleges in two different countries met April 23 to launch something brand-new in Mennonite higher education. The groups from Bethel College and Canadian Mennonite University were celebrating the first issue, now live, of the Marpeck Undergraduate Research… Read More

Neil Smucker playing flute

Smucker to give senior recital April 27

April 24th, 2019

Neil Smucker's senior flute and saxophone recital will include classical, jazz and original compositions. It is April 27 at 3 p.m. in the Administration Building chapel. Smucker, North Newton, is a student of Kristin Shaffer, Bethel College instructor of flute, and Joel Boettger, Bethel director of jazz studies and instructor of single-reed… Read More

Bethel College Wind Ensemble

Annual student showcase includes music, art, theater and research

April 24th, 2019

Today (Weds., April 24) begins a four-day period of showcasing all kinds of creative work at Bethel, starting with a concert by the Wind Ensemble tonight in Mem Hall. The Eisenhower High School Symphonic Band from Goddard, under the direction of Marla Weber, will join the Bethel College Wind Ensemble at 7 p.m. After each group plays separately… Read More

Tricia Clark

Bethel names new director of institutional communication and marketing

April 18th, 2019

Tricia Clark, Lindsborg, began April 17 as director of the Office of Institutional Communication and Marketing. Clark was most recently director of communication and marketing at Bethany College, Lindsborg, from 2017 through early 2019. She began at Bethel April 17. President Jonathan Gering noted that Clark’s “accomplishments at Bethany were… Read More

Ellie Bradley as Rhonda and Jessie Thomas as Scottie

Spring play is a story of making and missing connections

April 15th, 2019

The Department of Theater presents This Random World (the myth of serendipity) by Steven Dietz, April 26 and 27, 7:30 p.m., in Krehbiel Auditorium. The play is by the “most ubiquitous American playwright whose name you may never have heard,” according to the Chicago Tribune. Tickets are now available in Thresher Shop in Schultz Student Center… Read More

About Bethel

As the first Mennonite college founded in North America, Bethel College celebrates a tradition of progressive Christian liberal arts education, diversity within community, and lifelong learning.