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Dwight Krehbiel

Krehbiel to speak at 126th Bethel commencement

May 7th, 2019

The Class of 2019 chose for its commencement speaker a man who has been closely associated with the institution for more than 50 years. Dwight Krehbiel, Ph.D., professor of psychology, came to Bethel as a student in 1965 and began teaching there in 1978. He recently announced he will retire at the end of this academic year. He has titled his… Read More

Woven and Open Road in front of Ad Building

Mothers and others invited to May 12 concert

May 6th, 2019

The members of Woven and Open Road invite all who enjoy a cappella music to spend Mother’s Day evening with them. The two small vocal ensembles will give their end-of-the-year concert together at 7 p.m. on May 12 in Memorial Hall on the Bethel campus. Each group will perform separately and they’ll also sing some numbers together. In addition,… Read More

Angus Siemens plays bass with Jazz Ensemble II.

End-of-year jazz concert moves indoors

April 30th, 2019

No surprise after all the rain -- Jazz "on the Green" will be in Krehbiel Auditorium, tonight starting at 8. One of Bethel’s most-anticipated year-end music events is a bring-your-own-chairs-and-blankets outdoor event that showcases the two big bands, Jazz Ensemble I and Jazz Ensemble II. Music starts at 8 p.m. in the middle of campus. The… Read More

Jill Siebert

Annual Masterworks will include choral, orchestral works

April 29th, 2019

This year’s Masterworks concert, Sunday, May 5, will include several selections for chamber orchestra, along with Gabriel Fauré’s well-loved choral Requiem. The concert is at 3 p.m. in Memorial Hall. Tickets are available at Thresher Shop in Schultz Student Center on campus, or by phone with a credit card at 316-284-5205, during regular business… Read More

Steel Drum Band

Steel Drum Band will welcome guest for year-end concert

April 26th, 2019

Jim "JT" Taylor of Phoenix will join the Bethel College Steel Drum Band at the end-of-the-school-year concert tonight at 7 in Krehbiel Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public, with a freewill offering taken to support the steel drum program at Bethel. The Steel Drum Combo will also be featured in the concert: Steel Drum Band… Read More

Threshing stone

Board approves new major, adds new sport for 2020

April 24th, 2019

Bethel hopes to add a new major in software development starting in 2020, along with a new sport, men's and women's swimming and diving. The Bethel College Board of Directors, meeting on campus April 5-6, approved both proposals, as well as acting favorably on new mission, vision and values statements. The board also took action toward starting… 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.