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News & Events

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Bethel College News

Dave Kreider with a copy of the Martyrs Mirror that he chose for the current Kauffman Museum special exhibit

Museum program to examine history of collecting

May 17th, 2022

Kauffman Museum’s next Sunday-Afternoon-at-the-Museum will be May 22 with Dave Kreider speaking on “Collecting for College and Community: Past, Present and Future.” The program runs from 3-4 p.m. in the museum auditorium, at the corner of North Main and 27th streets on the Bethel College campus in North Newton. Kreider was part of the team that… Read More

William Eash, D.M.A., retires from Bethel at the end of this school year.

Retiring professor of music to speak at commencement

May 11th, 2022

Bethel’s longtime director of choral activities will be the speaker for this year’s commencement ceremony, which takes place Sunday, May 15, at 4 p.m. Eighty-one seniors are scheduled to take part in the 129th commencement in Thresher Stadium, with Memorial Hall as a bad-weather contingent. The Baccalaureate worship service, May 15 at 10 a.m.,… Read More

2021-22 Bethel College Concert Choir

Concert Choir tours in eastern Europe       

May 11th, 2022

William Eash’s final tour as director of Bethel's large choir is taking the group to Germany, Poland, Hungary, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Croatia, May 17-June 8. They will sing concerts in Berlin, Großbeeren and Kyritz in Germany; Gdansk, Kraków and Warsaw in Poland; Budapest; Sarajevo and Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina; and Pridvorje and… Read More

Woven Road poster

Small ensembles to celebrate seniors, mothers

May 5th, 2022

Memorial Hall is the venue for a Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 8) concert by the student-organized a cappella ensembles Open Road and Woven. The concert is at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public, with a freewill offering taken to help support the two groups. Along with mothers, graduating seniors will be honored at this end-of-semester concert… Read More

Jazz Ensemble I plays in Krehbiel Auditorium.

May the 4th bring jazz music to campus

May 2nd, 2022

The annual Jazz on the Green concert will take place Wednesday, May 4, at 8 p.m., with a rain location of Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center. The forecast at this point is indicating a likelihood of rain, but listeners should bring chairs or blankets for sitting on the Green in the middle of campus, just in case. Please note the… Read More

Masterworks 2022

New orchestra scholarship honors Hohmann music legacy

May 2nd, 2022

The Hohmann name is well connected Bethel College’s music department, even though the last of the family died in 2018. Now, a gift of $500,000 from the estate of Rupert K. Hohmann has established a fourth scholarship bearing the Hohmann name, this one to promote orchestral music. Pam Tieszen, Bethel’s vice president for institutional advancement… 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.