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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

Entry to "Reeds & Wool" exhibit

Exhibit offers nomadic arts from Central Asia

November 1st, 2022

An unusual exhibit from more than 20 years ago has been revived as Kauffman Museum presents the textile arts of Kyrgyz nomads in “Reeds & Wool: Patterned Screens of Central Asia.” The special exhibition, which opened Oct. 22, will be on display through May 21, 2023. Kauffman Museum developed this exhibition in 1998 in collaboration with John… Read More

Henry Waters

‘Bethel sings’ under the direction of new faculty member

October 31st, 2022

As Henry Waters begins his tenure as Bethel's director of choral music, one of his first steps has been to revive some old choir traditions. This year, in addition to the Concert Choir, Waters is leading a Chamber Choir and a Chapel Choir. “Both of these are still in the Bethel catalog,” he says, “but it’s been [decades] since they existed.”… Read More

Tyler Boehmer

New Bethany organ professor to give recital Nov. 8

October 31st, 2022

The first concert in Bethel College’s Organ Recital Series will bring Tyler Boehmer, D.M.A., from Bethany College to campus Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. in the Ad Building chapel. The recital is free and open to the public. Boehmer will play works by J.S. Bach, Petr Eben, Johann Kaspar Kerll and Max Reger. Boehmer began this fall as visiting associate… Read More

Fall Festival groundbreaking for stadium locker room

Bethel breaks ground for new facility in Thresher Stadium

October 25th, 2022

The college and the athletic department celebrated the start of construction of a new locker room facility on the Bethel campus with a groundbreaking Oct. 8 as part of the annual Fall Festival. Representatives of the college and project contractors McCownGordon Construction of Wichita, along with coaches, and current student-athletes, joined… Read More

Threshy makes a homecoming debut.

A threshing stone comes to life in new athletic mascot

October 24th, 2022

How do you create a mascot costume out of an obsolete farm implement from the turn of the (20th) century?           According to Tricia Clark, Bethel College director of institutional communications and marketing, like this: “Three years googling every mascot design from the last 50 years; five months of intense design work with Street… Read More

Bethel campus in fall

​​​​​​​Issues of hearing, vision and aging to be symposium topic

October 11th, 2022

Bethel will host the inaugural symposium on aging and the senses, created by a recent estate gift to the college, Thursday, Oct. 20, from 6-8:30 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center. It is free and open to the public, but registration is requested at www.bethelks.edu/academics/convocation-lectures/senses-aging-symposium or by… 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.