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News & Events

Bethel College shares its story with a number of audiences through the work of the Office of Institutional Communications. They promote Bethel, its people, programs and achievements through:

  • media relations
  • print publications
  • digital media
  • video
  • photography
  • advertising

Bethel College News

Glowing Prairie by Glen Ediger

An eye on the environment leads Ediger to create new art form

October 2nd, 2022

“Environmental Exposure,” now in the Regier Gallery in Luyken Fine Arts Center, represents what is very likely a new genre – pieces of metal or wood on which the environment has created the design. Glen Ediger’s exhibit opened Sept. 30 and will be up through Oct. 21. Ediger, of North Newton, retired in 2015 after 30 years as director of design… Read More

Will Academic Center, fall

Bethel’s 2022 enrollment figures show continued growth over past 4 years

October 2nd, 2022

The recent release of “20th-day figures” for enrollment shows Bethel College has continued a steady upward trend over the past four years. Enrollment numbers for the semester are released on the official 20th day of classes, which was Sept. 14 this year. As of Sept. 14, the fall enrollment headcount was 495, compared to 484 in fall 2021.… Read More

Fall scene on campus

Bethel ranks in top 25 of U.S. News annual listing

September 26th, 2022

Bethel jumped seven places in the annual “Best Colleges” issue published by U.S. News & World Report, landing at #24 in the list of “Best Regional Colleges Midwest.” Bethel is listed among schools that award mostly bachelor’s degrees and are located in the 12-state region that covers Kansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan,… Read More

Meeting friends at Fall Festival 2021

Fall Festival back in full force with food, fun and fellowship

September 26th, 2022

Bethel welcomes alumni and friends for its annual Fall Festival, with most events taking place Saturday, Oct. 8, on campus. Find a complete Fall Festival schedule at Fall Festival kicks off Oct. 6 with Taste of Newton, a Bethel collaboration with the City of Newton and the Newton Area Chamber of Commerce, 6-9 p.m.… Read More

Jalane Schmidt

Schmidt takes scholarship to streets, parks and public spaces

September 22nd, 2022

Jalane Schmidt will receive the Outstanding Alumnus Award at the annual Alumni Banquet Oct. 9 during Fall Festival, given on the basis of character and citizenship, service to church/community or college, or other outstanding achievements, honors and recognition. The Outstanding Alumna for 2022 is redefining what it means to be an “active scholar… Read More

Ashley Klein with her dog Skye

Alumni award winner is dedicated to the community, and its pets

September 22nd, 2022

Ashley Klein is this year's recipient of the Young Alumnus Award, given to an alumnus 39 years of age or younger, to recognize character and citizenship, achievement or service rendered, and honors and recognition received. Klein is dedicated to her community. In fact, it says so, right on her CV: “I hang out with dogs and make my community… 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.