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Sherdeill H. Breathett Sr.

MLK Day speaker is ‘a Kansan you should know’


Sherdeill H. Breathett Sr., a bi-vocational pastor from Wichita, will speak Monday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center. The program is free and open to the public. Breathett, an Illinois native and a graduate (and football alumnus) of the University of Oklahoma, came to Wichita thinking he wouldn’t be there for… Read More

Threshing stone

Bethel announces fall 2018 Dean’s List, Honor Roll


One hundred fifty-seven students' fall 2018 semester grades have earned academic distinction. To earn semester honors, a student must have completed a minimum of 12 letter-graded hours and not have an I (Incomplete), NR (Not Reported) or IP (In Process) in any letter-graded courses, with the exception of seminars. Students whose semester grade… Read More

A detail from Rachel Epp Buller's project "Taking Care"

Residency supports Epp Buller’s ongoing work to ‘take time, take care’


Her master’s thesis show might have closed at Bethel College’s Regier Art Gallery, but Rachel Epp Buller, Ph.D., is far from done with the work. Epp Buller, associate professor of visual art and design at Bethel, completed an MFA in creative practice from the Transart Institute of Plymouth University last summer. In October, she gave a major… Read More

Notebooks of tobacco premiums called "silkies" from the early 20th century

Pannabecker to recall origin story of current museum special exhibit


Rachel Pannabecker presents "Remembering Ethel Ewert Abrahams: Collector and Artist" Sunday, Jan. 6, at 3 p.m. at Kauffman Museum. The museum will honor the source and inspiration behind its current special exhibit at this Sunday-Afternoon-at-the-Museum program, which is free and open to the public. Honoring collectors is the heart of the museum… Read More

Christmas greetings

Christmas greetings, and an open house


Plan to stop by the development office for a New Year’s Eve open house, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Office staff will be on hand Monday, Dec. 31, to accept end-of-year gifts. “Stop by for conversation, holiday treats and a warm beverage,” said Brad Schmidt, advancement office director. You’ll also want to be sure and take a good look at the office’s decorated… Read More

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Hours change for intersession, holidays


The end of the semester and the holidays mean changes in hours for many of the offices and services at Bethel College. During finals week, Dec. 10-13, the library will have extended hours Mon.-Weds., Dec. 10-12: 8 a.m.-2 a.m. The library is open Thurs., Dec. 13, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and Fri., Dec. 14, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The library's intersession hours… 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.