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News & Events

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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  • digital media
  • video
  • photography
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Bethel College News

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North Newton ranked as one of 'safest college towns' in U.S.

September 24th, 2020

Bethel is located in the top 25 for LendEDU’s ranking of safest college towns in the country. North Newton, Kan., is #23 out of 325 towns and cities that LendEDU, an online organization that works “to help students and families make educated decisions when it comes to higher education,” examined for its safety rankings. LendEDU notes that… Read More

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Enrollment rises despite pandemic

September 17th, 2020

Bethel’s incoming student numbers stayed up and total enrollment increased, a heartening trend following the unexpected end to the 2019-20 school year. After the 20th day of classes, when semester numbers become official, there are 151 first-time freshmen (compared to last year’s 155), the second-largest class in the past 32 years, along with 30… Read More

Student-athletes working on Service Day 2019

Bethel earns Champions of Character gold with perfect score

September 16th, 2020

For the third straight year, Bethel has received the NAIA Champions of Character® Five-Star Gold Award. This time, the Threshers had a perfect score of 100 points. Bethel was one of 113 institutions across the NAIA to earn gold status, out of 181 that earned either gold, silver or bronze. The NAIA announces the awards in the fall for the… Read More

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Bethel sees enrollment increase for second straight year

September 15th, 2020

As colleges everywhere had a “different start” to the fall 2020 semester, one thing remained the same for Bethel – an enrollment increase. As of the first day of classes, the enrollment stood at 475, compared to 466 a year ago, an increase of 2% (unofficial census). “This year’s increased enrollment is a product of a strong class of new students… Read More

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Bethel takes high positions in national rankings

September 14th, 2020

Bethel stayed in the Top 15, the highest at #14 of any Kansas college or university, in the Washington Monthly annual list “Best Bachelor’s Colleges.”   Washington Monthly rankings measure four-year institutions based on contribution to the public good in three broad categories: social mobility, research and service. “[The] new rankings are… Read More

A view of the entry to "Sorting Out Race: Examining Racial Identity and Stereotypes in Thrift Store Donations" at Kauffman Museum

Museum brings back exhibit on race, stereotypes

September 8th, 2020

The Kauffman Museum traveling exhibit “Sorting Out Race” will be on display just through the end of this month. COVID-19 brought home from the road “Sorting Out Race: Examining Racial Identity and Stereotypes in Thrift Store Donations,” developed by a team of museum staff and community consultants in 2015. Its last day is Sunday, Nov. 29.… 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.