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Bethel College News

Steel Drum Band at fall 2021 concert

Two Bethel-connected steel drum bands will help close out musical semester

April 28th, 2022

The sound of steel drums will fill Krehbiel Auditorium as student and community musicians finish out the semester with a musical bang, tonight at 7 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public, with a freewill offering taken to help support care and maintenance of the steel pans. The mostly community-member band Steel Paradise will play first… Read More

Keith and Aldine Sprunger

Professor dedicated a lifetime to history

April 25th, 2022

The memorial service for Keith L. Sprunger, professor emeritus of history, will be Saturday, May 7, at 10:30 a.m. at Bethel College Mennonite Church. Sprunger held the Oswald H. Wedel Endowed Chair in History, and is remembered by generations of Bethel students for the class History of Civ. He died April 24 after several months of physical… Read More

William Eash

Masterworks to feature Mozart, Rutter, alumni musicians

April 25th, 2022

William Eash, D.M.A., will have one last chance to conduct the Masterworks concert when the annual event returns for the first time since 2019, on Sunday, May 1, at 3 p.m. in Memorial Hall. The concert will comprise Mozart’s Requiem, Rutter’s Gloria and a choral piece by Rutter. Eash, director of choral activities at Bethel, will retire at the… Read More

Joel Boettger leads the Wind Ensemble in February 2022

Ensemble will give concert of 21st-century music

April 21st, 2022

The Bethel College Wind Ensemble closes out the school year tonight at 7 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center. The program is free and open to the public, with a freewill offering taken to support music study and performance at Bethel College. The concert will also be livestreamed on Bethel’s YouTube channel. Joel Boettger… Read More

Kayla Newman with brass instruments

Newman to give senior recital

April 19th, 2022

Kayla Newman will give her senior brass recital (trumpet, horn, trombone and tuba) Sunday, April 24, at 4 p.m. in the Ad Building chapel. Newman, a music and education major from Halstead, Kan., will graduate from Bethel on May 15. She is a student of Brad Shores at Bethel and Phillip Black (tuba) at Wichita State University. On her program are… Read More

Falconer Nate Mathews with a golden eagle

Falconer to present at museum for Earth Day

April 14th, 2022

To celebrate Earth Day and its current special exhibit, Kauffman Museum will host falconer Nate Mathews, Wichita, on Saturday, April 23, in the museum auditorium. The Saturday program is at 10:30 a.m. and is free and open to the public. Admission to the museum is also free to program attenders. The exhibit is “The Magic of Things: 5 Continents,… 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.