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Bethel College News

Bright Star poster detail

Bethel musical production to include one night of ASL interpretation

March 15th, 2022

Bethel’s Departments of Music and Theater will present Bright Star, March 25, 26 and March 27, with sign language interpretation for the Friday performance, in Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m. with a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. The two American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters are… Read More

Karen Gonzalez

Author’s focus is immigration, in the Bible and now

March 14th, 2022

Karen González, author of the BIFL common text The God Who Sees: Immigrants, the Bible, and the Journey to Belong, will give the Staley Lectures on campus Sunday and Monday, March 20-21. The overall title for her series is “The God Who Sees: Grace and Truth in the Immigration Conversation.” The biblical story is one of displaced people, a topic… Read More

Megan Kershner

New cabinet position will elevate vocation in Bethel’s long-term planning

March 14th, 2022

President Jon C. Gering has announced that Megan Kershner, director of career and leadership development, has been named the inaugural dean of vocational development, as of July 1, 2022. Kershner is a 2008 graduate of Bethel College with a B.A. in music, and completed an MBA from Kansas Wesleyan University in 2017. She was recently recognized by… Read More

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Bethel on break this week

March 7th, 2022

Most offices and services are open and available during the week of spring break, but some will have reduced hours, including the library, Thresher Shop and Reverie Roasters. Bethel’s spring break began Sat., March 5, and ends Sunday, March 13, with classes resuming Monday morning, March 14. Office services are available in Thresher Shop from 8… Read More

Detail of painting by Susan Harmon

Duo exhibit shows Harmons’ varying approaches to abstract painting

March 3rd, 2022

Last chance to see the exhibit by David and Susan Harmon in the Regier Gallery, which closes with an artist reception tonight, 6-8 p.m. at the gallery in Luyken Fine Arts Center. The two painters, a husband and wife, make different explorations of the medium of oil in “Painterly Aesthetics.” Susan Harmon and David Harmon “both approach paint in… Read More

Rebecca Thomas

Focus on immigrants marks lecturer’s work, locally and internationally

March 1st, 2022

Rebecca Thomas, Ph.D., will give the second Ada Schmidt-Tieszen Social Work Lecture at Bethel Friday, March 4, at 11 a.m. in Memorial Hall as part of the regular convocation series. The public is invited. Her lecture topic is “Climate-Induced Migration and Environmental Justice.” Thomas has a heart and mind focused on conditions facing… 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.