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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

Bill Schmidt

Schmidt to be honored for achievement in computer technology, music

September 22nd, 2022

William “Bill” Schmidt, of Wichita, is the 2022 recipient of Bethel College’s Distinguished Achievement Award, which acknowledges character and citizenship, achievement in a chosen profession or vocation, and work of benefit to humanity. You might say Schmidt works as a translator – only the “languages” he’s translating are “human” and “computer… Read More

Phillip Balzer and Peter Buller, oboes

First instrumental performance of year to feature chamber orchestra

September 22nd, 2022

Kris Hilding will direct Bethel's small orchestra in a concert Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. in Memorial Hall, featuring music by Hässler, Grøndahl, Thompson and Mozart. This will be the first musical performance of the school year on campus since the Wind Ensemble concert scheduled for Sept. 19 had to be postponed. The concert is free and open… Read More

Spencer Myer

Bethel to host state piano teachers convention, world-class pianist

September 11th, 2022

Bethel welcomes piano teachers from institutions, studios and programs across the state, along with well-known pianist Spencer Myer in a public concert Friday, Sept. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium. The recital is free and open to the public, as a special feature of the Kansas Music Teachers Association (KMTA) annual conference being held… Read More

An image from Nate Hofer's exhibit "One and a Half Acres"

Photos contemplate nuclear-armed past, present and future

September 6th, 2022

Today is the last chance to see Nate Hofer's exhibit in the Regier Art Gallery in Luyken Fine Arts Center, with the artist reception this evening (Sept. 22) from 6-8 p.m. at the gallery. According to Hofer, the human race has managed to escape extinction so far most likely by sheer luck. His exhibit, "One and a Half Acres: Images of America's… Read More

Ad Building in fall

Bethel ranks high for service in national ‘Best Colleges’ list

September 5th, 2022

Bethel moved up one spot, to #14, in the Washington Monthly annual list of “Best Bachelor’s Colleges,” a number partially based on service, where Bethel placed at #6.   Washington Monthly rates four-year colleges and universities based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories: the degree to which they recruit and… Read More

Film poster for Generation 9/11

Film series opens Sept. 11 with documentary on ‘children of 9/11’

September 5th, 2022

The KIPCOR Film Series opens its 2022-23 season, Sunday, Sept. 11, at 2 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium, with a film appropriately titled "Generation 9/11." KIPCOR, the Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution at Bethel College, sponsors the series each school year. Showtime is 2 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center on… 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.