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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

Kansas Day in a Box

Museum adapts Kansas Day activities to pandemic

January 18th, 2021

Kauffman Museum’s annual Kansas Day celebration this year has some opportunities for in-person engagement along with virtual options. The celebration itself is Jan. 30, but families who want to participate in “Kansas Day in a Box” need to order by Jan. 20, at Celebrate Kansas Day!,… Read More

Cover of Colorizing Restorative Justice

Faculty contribute to two groundbreaking books

January 18th, 2021

Three Bethel College faculty had roles in two books published in 2020 that are the first of their kind. Sheryl Wilson, executive director of the Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (KIPCOR) and a faculty member in Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies, is the author of a chapter in Colorizing Restorative Justice: Voicing Our… Read More

Annual phonathon set to begin Feb. 8

January 14th, 2021

It’s the time of year when alumni and friends begin to see materials in their e-mail and snail mail boxes about Phonathon. Phonathon 2021 begins Feb. 8, with student callers working through Feb. 28. Phonathon has been taking place since 1980, when then-alumni director Edwin R. Stucky initiated the event. Gifts made to Bethel College in response… Read More

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Bethel announces fall 2020 Dean’s List, Honor Roll

January 11th, 2021

One hundred thirty-three students have posted fall 2020 semester grades that earned them academic distinction. Students whose semester grade point average is 3.7 or higher are named to the Dean’s List, while those with a GPA of 3.50-3.699 are listed as members of the Honor Roll. DEAN’S LIST Elizabeth Alderfer, Newton     Phillip Balzer, Hurley… Read More

Pauline Sharp, right, and Florence Schloneger (photo copyright Travis Heying, The Wichita Eagle; used with permission)

Next museum program to look at land ownership, indigenous rights

January 5th, 2021

Florence Schloneger and Pauline Sharp will share family stories related to land ownership, economics, education and identity, Sunday, Jan. 10 at 3 p.m. via Zoom and Facebook Live. In 2018, Schloneger, North Newton, a retired Mennonite pastor, did something that no landowner in Kansas had apparently done before. She gave something back to the… Read More

Chris Singleton

MLK Day celebration will lift up the spoken word

January 5th, 2021

Bethel's Martin Luther King Jr. celebration will feature spoken word artist M'Vyonne Payne and national speaker Chris Singleton, on Jan. 18. Each year, the college remembers the day in 1960 when Dr. King spoke in a packed Memorial Hall on “The Future of Integration.” This year’s celebration takes place Jan. 18, with in-person and virtual options… 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.