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Bethel College News

Singers from Concert Choir and Bel Canto

Music becomes tie that binds two choirs, constituencies

March 6th, 2019

Russell Adrian came to Bethel College from southern Minnesota in the early 2000s, thinking he would study engineering. Today, he holds a doctorate in music, and chairs the music department and leads the choral music program at Hesston College. On Feb. 17, Adrian and his former professor and choir director, now colleague, William Eash, D.M.A.,… Read More

Clay Jenkins, trumpet

Well-traveled and widely recorded trumpeter to be guest artist

March 6th, 2019

One more chance to hear Clay Jenkins, with Bethel College Jazz Ensemble I tonight in Krehbiel Auditorium. The jazz studies department has a tradition of hosting renowned jazz artists, and Joel Boettger, interim director of the program, is keeping that up. Jenkins joined the Joel Boettger Quartet March 11 in Mojo’s Coffee Shop. March 12, Jenkins… Read More

Clip from "Julia Blue"

Lauded independent film to make Kansas debut at Bethel

March 1st, 2019

The independent film Julia Blue will screen in Krehbiel Auditorium, Friday, March 8 at 7 p.m. It comes to Kansas, a week after its UK debut, because of a specific and personal connection with Bethel Professor of Communication Arts John McCabe-Juhnke. There will be a Q&A with Julia Blue director Roxy Toporowych after the film. She will also… Read More

Brad Kohlman speaks at an Alumni Heritage Weekend event.

Kohlman becomes VP for institutional advancement

February 28th, 2019

Brad Kohlman moves from his position as director of alumni development into a vice president role in advancement. Bethel College President Jonathan Gering announced the appointment Feb. 27, to begin immediately. Kohlman came to Bethel as director of alumni relations in 2016 and, since 2017, has been director of alumni development. He is a 2007… Read More

Poster detail

Spencer Museum curator to offer insights on Chinese propaganda art

February 25th, 2019

The first program in connection with Kauffman Museum’s exhibit "Campaign for a New China" will be Sunday afternoon, March 3. The program starts at 3 p.m. in the museum auditorium, and is free and open to the public. Kris Ercums, Ph.D., curator of global and contemporary Asian art at the Spencer Museum, will speak on “Manipulating the Masses:… Read More

Two members of the Armida Quartet

Quartet presents a re-imagined Mozart

February 25th, 2019

With an innovative approach to the classical style of Mozart, the Berlin-based Armida Quartet comes to Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts tonight at 7:30 in Hesston Mennonite Church. The ensembles performs at at 7:30 p.m. at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus. The quartet will present “Mozart Exploded,” which re-envisions… 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.