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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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New faculty and staff appointments announced

August 10th, 2022

New faculty and staff for the 2022-23 school year (the list includes those who began employment Jan. 1, 2022, or later) were introduced on the annual Prologue Day Aug. 8.             Faculty Ruthann Farley, assistant professor of nursing. She has an M.S. in nursing (education track) from Fort Hays State University. Melissa Siemens,… Read More

Capri Bisom painted the Class of 2022's contribution to the Haury Hall mural.

Mural continues a senior tradition

July 26th, 2022

Like four students previously, Capri Bisom spent some sunny summer days on scaffolding on the north side of Haury Hall. Bisom was creating the Class of 2022’s contribution to the mural born in 2019 from an idea of Lil Padro, a 2019 graduate from Miami. “I felt that a mural is something that could last and be a symbol of the senior class,” Padro… Read More

Percent area for High Plains drought by Karen Reimer

New issue of Mennonite Life now available online

July 18th, 2022

The annual issue of Bethel’s journal Mennonite Life is now live for 2022 with articles remembering Keith Sprunger and Lawrence Hart, reflections on museum collecting, craft, and more. The current issue of the online-only journal can be viewed at “Heritage” is part of the theme of this year’s issue, with remembrances of Keith… Read More

Emily Guldner, Rachel Geyer and John McCabe-Juhnke in the Prison Theater Project class

Students do theater with inmates at correctional facility

June 21st, 2022

Bethel’s Prison Theater Project returned as a summer term course, with two students and John McCabe-Juhnke, professor emeritus of communication arts, collaborating with seven inmates. The men are at Hutchinson Correctional Facility’s medium-security East Unit, where the performance, titled Inside Story, took place June 30 and July 1. Over the… Read More

Shanti Kauffman

Student wins scholarship from health organization

June 7th, 2022

Shanti Kauffman, Hesston, a rising senior majoring in social work, will receive one of the academic scholarships that MHS of Goshen, Ind., gives each year. MHS (Mennonite Health Services) is a not-for-profit organization that supports Mennonite and other Anabaptist faith-grounded health and human service providers in their leadership and… Read More

Josue Coy Dick

Students compete in annual Bethel peace speech contest

June 3rd, 2022

Three Bethel students, covering a variety of topics, presented their speeches in the C. Henry Smith Peace Oration contest April 18, with Josué Coy Dick finishing first. Coy Dick, first-year student from North Newton, presented “Moses the Two-World Peacebuilder.” Coy Dick’s speech will now be entered along with the first-place speeches from other… 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.