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Christmas greetings

Christmas greetings, and an open house

December 13th, 2018

Plan to stop by the development office for a New Year’s Eve open house, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Office staff will be on hand Monday, Dec. 31, to accept end-of-year gifts. “Stop by for conversation, holiday treats and a warm beverage,” said Brad Schmidt, advancement office director. You’ll also want to be sure and take a good look at the office’s decorated… Read More

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Hours change for intersession, holidays

December 7th, 2018

The end of the semester and the holidays mean changes in hours for many of the offices and services at Bethel College. During finals week, Dec. 10-13, the library will have extended hours Mon.-Weds., Dec. 10-12: 8 a.m.-2 a.m. The library is open Thurs., Dec. 13, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and Fri., Dec. 14, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The library's intersession hours… Read More

Lighting of the Green 2017

Bethel observes 33rd Lighting of the Green

December 7th, 2018

The Bethel community gathered Dec. 9 to help surround the Green with candlelight and welcome in the Advent season.         The Lighting of the Green at Bethel College is an annual tradition dating back to 1986. This year, the Lighting of the Green takes place Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. around the Green in the center of campus, coordinated by Bethel’s… Read More

Eli Brockway and Chuck Lenley play with Bethel Jazz Ensemble I.

Bethel Jazz welcomes the season with Christmas Gala concert

December 4th, 2018

Jazz Ensembles I and II share their annual Christmas tradition, “Gala Jazz,” Friday, Dec. 7, at 8 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public, with a freewill offering taken to support jazz study and performance at Bethel College. Both groups will share jazz standards and some music for the… Read More

Threshing stone

Have yourself a Caribbean Christmas with Steel Drum Band

December 4th, 2018

The Bethel College Steel Drum Band will play its annual Christmas concert Thursday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m. in Mem Hall. Come take the last opportunity to see “Terms” by Stephanie Lanter (artist reception beginning at 6 p.m., Regier Art Gallery in Luyken Fine Arts Center) and then head over to Mem Hall for some steel drum music. The concert is free and… Read More

Bethel College "Giving Tuesday" graphic

Make Bethel College a part of your Giving Tuesday

November 26th, 2018

Support Bethel College on #GivingTuesday -- Nov. 27 --a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Your gift to Bethel College will provide educational opportunities that prepare our students to bring their skills and insights to their chosen fields and communities. Increase your impact: All new or increased… 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.