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E. LaVerne Epp inaugurated as Bethel College's 12th president


NORTH NEWTON, KAN.- E. LaVerne Epp, 30 years after his graduation from Bethel College, was inaugurated as Bethel College's 12th president Oct. 13 during afternoon ceremonies in Memorial Hall. More than 1,000 people attended the inauguration, including 31 delegates from colleges and other schools of higher education in a dozen states. Dee Gaeddert… Read More

Bethel College president pleased with academic successes of new freshmen


NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Nearly half of Bethel College's new crop of freshmen were ranked in the top one-fourth of their high school graduating classes, according to enrollment statistics completed after the college's 20th day. "Although overall enrollment is slightly down," President E. LaVerne Epp says, "the mood of the college is up, in part… Read More

Bethel College teach-in addresses alternatives to war with Iraq


NORTH NEWTON, KAN.- "Demonization of the enemy is one of the first steps to war," J. Daryl Byler told the Bethel College community Oct. 8 during an all-day teach-in on the topic Alternatives to War with Iraq. "But Jesus told us to humanize our enemies." Byler, who is director of the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Washington, D.C. offices, was… Read More

Science, mathematics lectures scheduled for Fall Festival weekend at Bethel College


NORTH NEWTON, KAN.- Science and mathematics lectures are scheduled during the 32nd annual Fall Festival weekend at Bethel College Oct. 10-13. Admission to the lectures is free and open to the public. Biologist Chris McLendon, a 1993 Bethel College alumnus, will speak on "Beta-Amyloid Protein and Alzheimer's Disease" at 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 10… Read More

St. Louis Brass Quintet to perform in Hesston


HESSTON, KAN. -- Saint Louis Brass Quintet will present the first concert of the 2002-03 Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts (HBPA) season at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 20, in Hesston College's Yost Center. "We have a lot of fun with the audience," trombonist Melvyn Jernigan told a reporter after a concert last fall. "It starts off really kind of straight… 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.