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Bethel College Steel Drum Band

Bethel groups to perform for state music educators


The Steel Drum Band will give its KMEA preview concert Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. in Memorial Hall. The band is one of two Bethel College musical groups that will perform for the 2019 meeting of the Kansas Music Educators Association (KMEA) in Wichita. The Bethel College Concert Choir will sing Thursday, Feb. 21, at 3:55 p.m. in Hyatt Ballrooms… Read More

Detail for a scroll by Anne Labovitz

Artist’s compact exhibit reflects connections that span the globe


Anne Labovitz's "Exhibition in a Suitcase," on display in the Regier Gallery through March 1, emerged from a six-year process of conversations across the world. The current exhibit in Bethel College’s Regier Art Gallery doesn’t take up much space, but in some ways it encompasses the world. The collection of printed fabric scrolls, painted aprons… Read More

The King's Singers

Marking 50 years, The King’s Singers to make Kansas appearance at Bethel


The King’s Singers make the only Kansas appearance of their "Gold50" tour tonight at 7:30 in Mem Hall. This is the third event in he 2018-19 Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts series. The King’s Singers are well-known and beloved by HBPA audiences, and are presenting the “Gold50” program to mark 50 years of the group’s existence. The King’s Singers… Read More

Moew than a Word

Film tackles tough topic of Native American mascots, nicknames


The topic of the third offering in the KIPCOR Film Series might hit a bit close to home for some Kansas sports fans. The Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution presents More than a Word Sunday, Feb. 17, at 3 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center, with a discussion following. More than a Word is centered on the NFL’s… Read More

Ken Walker

KC-area organist will give next recital at Bethel College


Ken Walker will play Sunday, February 10, at 4 pm in the chapel, a program including works by Scheidermann, Walther, Martini, Mendelssohn, Rheinberger, Böhm, Homilius and J.S. Bach. This guest musician in Bethel College’s Organ Recital Series may be a familiar face to some long-time friends of the college. Walker, currently the organist-… Read More

Jacob Miller performs in Inside Story in 2015.

Students prepare to share ‘inside’ experience with ‘outside’ audience


The Prison Theater Project class presents their on-campus performance Sunday, February 3, at 2 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium. Nine Bethel College students spent the January interterm in a “foreign culture” located less than an hour from campus – inside Hutchinson Correctional Facility. The students joined nine HCF inmates, all under the direction… 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.