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Bethel College News

Ad Building with flowers

Women’s Chorus to give Palm Sunday concert

April 1st, 2022

The Women’s Chorus spring concert will be April 10 at 4 p.m. in the Ad Building chapel (change from previous location), featuring The Wailin' Jennys, W.B. Yeats, Sara Teasdale and several contemporary composers. William Eash, D.M.A., Bethel director of choral activities, directs the Women’s Chorus. Bethel junior Josie Epp is the rehearsal and… Read More

Bethel President Jon C. Gering

Bethel receives largest-ever gift from Sundquist estate

March 30th, 2022

A gift of $7.25 million from the estate of Dorotha and Grant Sundquist of Independence, Iowa, will provide direct financial support to students in Bethel's Career Pathways initiative. President Jon C. Gering announced the gift, the largest single gift in institutional history, in a press conference on campus March 30. “Across time, Bethel has… Read More

Piano keyboard

Beachy to give senior piano recital

March 29th, 2022

Emma Beachy will give her senior piano recital Sunday, April 3, at 4 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium, featuring works by J.S. Bach, Haydn, Brahms, Ginastera, Duke Ellington and Jimmy McHugh. Beachy, Kalona, Iowa, will graduate in May with degrees in music and history. She is a student of Christina Liu, D.M.A. On her program are Chromatic Fantasia… Read More

Aaron Linscheid playing trumpet

Linscheid comes home for jazz residency, concert

March 28th, 2022

Bethel welcomes one of its own to campus as a guest artist who will work with student jazz groups and give a public performance alongside those groups on Tuesday, April 5, at 7 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium. Aaron Linscheid was born and raised in Newton, graduating from Newton High School, plus he’s also a Bethel graduate who played with jazz… Read More

Karen Gonzalez speaking in the chapel

Speaker calls Christians to a more biblical view of land

March 28th, 2022

In Karen González’s view, Christians who claim the Bible as holy Scripture seem to be missing important points about land and the people who live there. González was at Bethel College March 20-21 to give the Staley Lectures, with their focus “a conversation on immigration.” Her topic was meant to supplement this year’s common texts in the senior… Read More

John Janzen with ngoma drum and organ

Program will look at contrasting styles of African worship music

March 24th, 2022

John M. Janzen will present the next Sunday-Afternoon-at-the-Museum program at Kauffman Museum, April 3 at 3 p.m., based on two items he chose for the museum’s special exhibit. The program is April 3 at 3 p.m. in the museum auditorium, with Janzen speaking on “Drums or Organ: Contesting Musical Styles in African Christianity.” Kauffman Museum is… 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.