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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:

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Bethel College News

Caleb Abbott and Joel Boettger, saxophones

In COVID era, the arts are looking for alternatives

August 18th, 2020

As Bethel resumes classes in a pandemic, fine arts is an area in which instructors are having to be especially creative. Bethel’s fall 2020 semester begins Aug. 19 with the traditional opening convocation taking place virtually, only the first of many such events (convocation will be all-online this fall). The first and likely the second of the… Read More

Softball clubhouse in progress

Strong relationship with foundation persists with new matching gift

August 18th, 2020

The Sunderland Foundation has awarded Bethel College a challenge grant as part of the college's Engage the Future capital campaign. Bethel’s connection with the Sunderland Foundation reaches back two decades. “The Sunderland Foundation’s history with Bethel is very strong,” said Brad Kohlman, Bethel vice president for institutional advancement. “… Read More

Voices of Conscience exhibit

Kauffman Museum traveling exhibit wins national award

August 4th, 2020

The American Association for State and Local History has honored “Voices of Conscience“ with an Award of Excellence. Bethel College's Kauffman Museum was the only entity in Kansas to win a 2020 AASLH award. The AASLH Leadership in History Awards, now in its 75th year, is the most prestigious recognition for achievement in the preservation and… Read More

Frank Flores

Bethel names inductees to athletics Hall of Fame

August 4th, 2020

The Class of 2020 is volleyball athlete Trisha Clark (Terada), basketball player Frank Flores, and long-time Bethel coach and teacher Russ Graber. They will be inducted Oct. 2 at the annual Hall of Fame Banquet during Fall Festival, and recognized at halftime of the homecoming football game, when Bethel hosts Southwestern College Oct. 3 in… Read More

Warren Rohrer, courtesy of Rohrer family

Mennonite Life 2020 now online

July 20th, 2020

Arguably the two most widely known Mennonite artists, and a survey of literature on Mennonites and the Holocaust, highlight the current issue. The online-only journal Mennonite Life is produced at Bethel College. The current issue can be viewed at ml.bethelks.edu. Mennonite peacebuilder Lisa Schirch, Harrisonburg, Va., has surveyed “Anabaptist-… Read More

Legacy star

Harvey County COVID announcement moves Bethel alert level

July 11th, 2020

Bethel College President Jon C. Gering, Ph.D., has informed the college community of a change in the color-coded campus procedures for COVID-19. On July 10, Harvey County Health Department officials, in consultation with Public Health Officer Doyle Detweiler, M.D., identified community spread of COVID-19 in Harvey County. Gering emphasized that… 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.