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Bethel College News

C. Arnold Snyder to present Menno Simons Lectures at Bethel College

September 11th, 2017

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. -C. Arnold Snyder will speak on the theme "The Rich Legacy of Anabaptist Spirituality" Nov. 3 to 5 for the 51st Menno Simons Lectureship series at Bethel College in North Newton. Snyder is professor of history at Conrad Grebel University College in Waterloo, Ont. Snyder's first lecture, "Anabaptism: A Protestant, Lay Monastic… Read More

Bethel College board of directors approves athletic complex

September 11th, 2017

NORTH NEWTON, KAN.- The Bethel College board of directors approved development and construction of an athletic complex on the north end of the Bethel campus during meetings held on campus last Friday. Plans for the complex include development of a football stadium around the current Schmidt Track at 29th and Main. Other features of the plan… Read More

Bethel College announces First Light for new telescope in Mabee Observatory

September 11th, 2017

NORTH NEWTON, KAN.- Bethel College in North Newton is touting a new and exciting facility which will open up a universe of possibilities for inquiring minds. It is the Mabee Observatory that crowns the new Krehbiel Science Center. The facility will be used for on-campus classes and research and will also be integrated into collaborative and… Read More

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

September 11th, 2017

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

September 11th, 2017

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

September 11th, 2017

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

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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.