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Film looks at effects of extreme weather, disparity

November 1st, 2020

The next offering in the KIPCOR Film Series will look at the sometimes deadly relationship between climate change, extreme weather and personal income. Cooked: Survival by Zip Code will be a virtual presentation, with the film and its talk-back taking place at two different times. Cooked: Survival by Zip Code is a multiple-award-winning… Read More

Sarah Smarsh

Best-selling author to give Peace Lecture on culture and class in America

October 26th, 2020

COVID put a stop to Sarah Smarsh delivering the KIPCOR Peace Lecture in person – but has opened it up, literally, to the world. KIPCOR is the Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution at Bethel College. The endowed Peace Lecture series was to have featured Kansas-based writer Smarsh last May, postponed until September and finally moved… Read More

Cesar Garcia photo by Janet Bauman for Canadian Mennonite

Garcia brings global perspective to annual Bethel lecture series

October 20th, 2020

The first leader of a worldwide Mennonite confederation to hail from the global South will give this year’s Menno Simons Lectures, Sunday and Monday, Oct. 25-26. And for the first time in the almost 70-year history of the lecture series, it will take place entirely online. Speaker César García, a native of Colombia now living in Canada, became… Read More

Soccer players spent Service Day rooting out invasive honeysuckle near Kauffman Museum.

In a year of changes, Service Day stays almost the same

October 7th, 2020

Students still shared in one important annual tradition: Service Day, which took place Sept. 23. Classes were canceled so students could spend several hours serving on campus and in the nearby community. “Service Day is a physical expression of how Bethel College values an ethic of service,” said Michael Unruh, campus pastor. Service Day saw… Read More

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Robu adapts play for 2020’s virtual requirements

October 1st, 2020

You can still watch the Fall Festival theater production, No Cross, No Crown – Covid Edition, on Bethel's YouTube channel. It should surprise no one to learn that the Fall Fest play needed to move from live stage to online. While many events had to be be canceled, a few were able to go on, just virtually. One such was No Cross, No Crown – Covid… Read More

Forthcoming, photo by David Long

Regier Gallery exhibit showcases new photos by David Long

September 30th, 2020

This is the final week to see “Forthcoming,” which closes Friday, Oct. 30, in the gallery in Luyken Fine Arts Center. David Long is professor of visual arts and design at Bethel. The reception for the exhibit was one of the few Fall Festival events that could go on in person, on Oct. 2. “Images for this exhibit were taken while [I was] in… Read More

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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.