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News & Events

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

Reinhild Janzen with birth ritual clay pots from Uganda

Museum artifacts tell stories of life and death

February 28th, 2022

Kauffman Museum opens its spring 2022 Sunday-Afternoon-at-the-Museum series on March 6 with “Ritual Markers of Life and Death in Uganda and Taiwan” by Reinhild K. Janzen, Ph.D. The program runs from 3-4 p.m. in the museum auditorium, at the corner of North Main and 27th streets on the Bethel College campus in North Newton. Sunday-Afternoon-at-… Read More

Student Life and Admissions staff visit the reopened Thresher Food Pantry.

Food pantry open again to serve students, campus community

February 23rd, 2022

The campus food pantry, now called Thresher Food Pantry, has reopened almost exactly two years after the pandemic closed it in March 2020. The food pantry was launched Nov. 4, 2019, when two social work students, now graduates, and a faculty member met with Vice President for Student Life Samuel Haynes to talk about a problem they had identified… Read More

Roll on banner and Ad Building

Spring retention numbers show reason to celebrate

February 22nd, 2022

Bethel’s spring semester enrollment, and in particular the retention percentage, showed numbers worth celebrating, especially in a pandemic. Enrollment numbers become official on the 20th day of classes, which was Feb. 8 for spring 2022. The report showed an official count of 449, the second highest spring number in a decade. Equally important… Read More

Julianna Schrag

Schrag to give junior recital Feb. 27

February 22nd, 2022

Julianna Schrag, soprano, will give her junior voice recital Sunday, Feb. 27 at 4 p.m. in the Ad Building chapel, featuring works by Mozart, Barber and others. Current Bethel COVID protocol requires face coverings to be worn indoors regardless of vaccination status. Schrag, a communication arts major at Bethel, is a voice student of Soyoun Chun… Read More

Emil Benavides and Char Ehrmann

Forensics will have first live campus performance since 2019

February 22nd, 2022

Members of the forensics team will perform this morning at 11 a.m. in Memorial Hall during convocation; PLEASE NOTE that this convocation will not be livestreamed due to sensitive content. Emil Benavides, freshman from Stockton, and Char Ehrmann, senior from Andover, will perform Program Oral Interpretation, while Nathaniel Schmucker, senior from… Read More

Threshing stone and snow

‘Pandemic piece’ on program for Wind Ensemble

February 21st, 2022

The Bethel College Wind Ensemble will wrap up February with a program of music for band, Monday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center on the Bethel campus, with Joel Boettger directing. Current Bethel COVID protocols require face coverings indoors regardless of vaccination status and physical distancing to the… 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.