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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

Chuy Alba painting the new mural on Haury Hall.

Mural intended to start new tradition on campus

May 30th, 2019

As the academic year wound down, an observant visitor to campus May 15 might have found graduating senior Jesus “Chuy” Alba of Dallas in a somewhat precarious position. Alba was perched on a scaffolding on the north side of Haury Hall, creating a small mural representing the Class of 2019. The mural idea originated with Lil Padro, a senior from… Read More

Jake Goering with the plaque at Memorial Grove

Annual Sand Creek Trail Day will remember co-founder Goering

May 28th, 2019

This year, Walk Sand Creek Trail Day, June 1, will honor the memory of one of the driving forces behind the trail’s creation. Walk Sand Creek Trail Day is part of National Trails Day®, sponsored by the American Hiking Society. It’s also Jacob D. Goering Trail Day, so designated by the City of North Newton earlier this spring. Jake Goering died… Read More

Robert Milliman presents the Ralph P. Schrag Distinguished Teaching Award to Siobhan Scarry.

Teaching award recipient helps students open doors through writing

May 21st, 2019

Bethel College’s Ralph P. Schrag Distinguished Teaching Award, presented each year at commencement, recognizes a faculty member who “has made an outstanding contribution to teaching.” The 2019 recipient is Siobhán Scarry, Ph.D., associate professor of English. Scarry began teaching at Bethel in 2014. She has a B.A. from the University of Arizona… Read More

President Gering fist-bumps new graduate Heath Goertzen.

Krehbiel to Class of 2019: What matters most is caring

May 21st, 2019

Professor of Psychology Dwight Krehbiel hopes their Bethel education has put graduates on the right career path – and he also hopes for more. Career discernment is important enough to be in the college’s new mission statement. But, said Krehbiel, who is retiring after 41 years at Bethel, while that’s his wish for every graduate, it's not the… Read More

The five Thresher Award winners for 2019

Awards convocations, Threshpys recognize achievement in academics, athletics

May 15th, 2019

Between May 3 and May 18, several campus events celebrated excellent performances during the year, in many disciplines. Over the past several years, the last two Bethel College convocations of the school year have recognized students’ academic and athletic achievements. In addition, the athletic banquet, now called the Threshpy Awards, is a time… Read More

Photo display of 8 seniors showing work in the Regier Gallery

Senior show includes paintings, photos, prints and design

May 9th, 2019

Time is running out to see the Senior Art Exhibit -- and don't forget the reception tonight from 7-9 p.m. Eight Bethel art or graphic design majors have work on display through Sunday in the Regier Art Gallery in Luyken Fine Arts Center through Commencement Sunday. Gallery hours are weekdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sundays, 2-4 p.m., with extended hours… 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.