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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

Kaci Wilson in the role of Jo March in the Fall Festival 2018 musical

Wilson is Bethel recipient of state foundation scholarship

August 13th, 2019

The Kansas Independent Colleges Foundation (KICF) has named senior Kaci Wilson one of 19 recipients of the Maud Wyatt Memorial Scholarship for 2019. The Maud Wyatt Educational Trust was bequeathed to the KICF in 1961, with funds “to be fairly and equitably distributed among the private colleges and universities which may be participants” in the… Read More

LEAs learn the basics of the circle process.

Faculty learn how to build first-year community through circles

August 13th, 2019

As Bethel gears up to welcome new students, one group of faculty spent a recent morning in circles. They weren’t running in circles – they were sitting in them, learning the basics of the “circle process,” with the ultimate goal of transforming conversations on the Bethel campus. All Bethel freshmen are divided into First-Year Seminar (FYS)… Read More

Billie Selichnow

Selichnow to give senior recital Aug. 12

August 5th, 2019

Billie Selichnow will give her senior trombone recital Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. in Bethel College Mennonite Church. Selichnow, Wichita, is a student of Matt Blauer, Bethel College instructor of trombone. The recital completes Selichnow’s graduation requirements for a major in music (performance). She will play “Fantastic Polka” by Arthur Pryor, “A… Read More

Volleyball team in Thresher Gym

Volleyball brings home academic award for second straight year

August 1st, 2019

Hard work in the classroom has earned the volleyball team an American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Academic Award for 2018-19. This is the second consecutive year the Threshers have received this distinction. The award, which was started in the 1992-93 academic year, honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams that display… Read More

Threshing stone

Bethel selects online platform to manage course materials

August 1st, 2019

Beginning this fall, students and faculty will have access to an expanded selection of low-cost textbooks and course materials, along with personalized, 24/7 online shopping. Akademos provides higher education institutions with a full-service online platform to manage course materials. Calling itself “more than just an online bookstore,” the… Read More

Kelly Parsley

Parsley joins coaching staff for track and field, cross country

August 1st, 2019

Athletic Director Tony Hoops has announced the appointment of Kelly Parsley, formerly from Point Park University, as the newest head coach. “We are very pleased to announce the hiring of Coach Parsley,” said Hoops. “I look forward to watching him grow our program in ways in which he did at Point Park and other institutions.” Parsley most… 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.