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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

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Bethel announces spring 2019 Dean’s List, Honor Roll

June 25th, 2019

Congratulations to the Bethel students whose spring 2019 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… Read More

Connor Mickens on golf course

Bethel has first-ever Google Cloud Academic All-American

June 19th, 2019

Connor Mickens, a 2019 Bethel graduate and member of the golf team, was named a Google Cloud Academic All-American®, and also earned All-America Scholar status from the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). Mickens, Meriden, is the first Thresher student-athlete in school history to receive the Google Cloud honor. He earned 2nd Team status… Read More

Ashley Davis

Bethel appoints competitive dance coach

June 18th, 2019

Ashley Davis is the first head coach to lead the competitive dance program, and will also be an assistant cheer coach. “We are very fortunate to have such a quality candidate in Ashley to take our inaugural head dance position,” said Athletic Director Tony Hoops. “Her head coaching experience in the KCAC will be a great asset to this new program… Read More

Cover of "Kauffman: Three Merchants of Integrity"

Museum founder’s grandson to sign books

June 18th, 2019

Charles Kauffman, for whom Bethel’s Kauffman Museum is named, is the subject of a new book, along with two other generations of the family, and the author will be at the museum June 23 from 3-4 p.m. Jim Kauffman of Casper, Wyo., will sign copies of his book Kauffman: Three Merchants of Integrity. The book, published in 2018, tells the life… Read More

Sarah Balzer, center, with KIPCOR director Sheryl Wilson, left, and Randall Schmidt

Balzer gives Bethel’s winning speech for second straight year

June 12th, 2019

Senior Sarah Balzer has some ideas to share about voting, and they’re not about ballot boxes or campaign promises. For the second year in a row, Balzer was the first-place winner in Bethel’s C. Henry Smith Peace Oration contest, which took place at the end of April, with the winners announced at semester’s end. Last year, Balzer’s winning speech… Read More

Jeff Hoskisson

Coaching transition takes place with track, cross-country programs

June 7th, 2019

Head coach Jeff Hoskisson has left his position with Bethel track and cross country, effective June 7. "Jeff was a quality coach who got the best out of his athletes,” said Tony Hoops, Bethel athletic director. “He brought many years of expertise and experience to not only our track and cross-country programs, but also to our coaching floor.… 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.