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MLA photo of Standingelk (Vohokass), Rodolphe Petter and Bertha Kinsinger Petter at Lame Deer, Montana

Volunteer will share journey of history he took through photos


Weldon Schloneger will give a talk titled “My Encounters with the Photos of Rodolphe Petter” as part of an occasional series sponsored by the Friends of the MLA, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Kauffman Museum auditorium. When Schloneger walked into Bethel College’s Mennonite Library and Archives to inquire about a volunteer position, he didn’t guess… Read More

Richard Southern at tennis building dedication

Southern leaves Bethel head tennis coach position


Richard Southern, who just began his third season coaching Thresher tennis, resigned effective Sept. 17 to take a coaching job in Phoenix. “I want to thank Richard for his contributions to our tennis program over the past two years,” said Tony Hoops, Bethel athletic director. “He has brought great energy and passion to this position that our… Read More

Jalane Schmidt in convocation

Anti-racist activist: All our communities are Charlottesville


Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” is as relevant today as it was when he wrote it 55 years ago, said Jalane Schmidt. She made the remark in Bethel College’s Sept. 17 convocation, where she talked about “Charlottesville, one year later.” (She also presented a convocation at Bethel last spring.) The biggest “stumbling block… Read More

Sarah Balzer

For second straight year, Bethel speaker is first in binational contest


The judges for an annual peace oratorical contest, open to colleges in the United States and Canada, chose junior Sarah Balzer's speech as this year's overall winner. It would be possible to sum up her thesis as “Make peace through potlucks.” Balzer, Inman, wrote and gave the speech as part of the C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest, taking… Read More

Three participants in KIPCOR training session

KIPCOR short course series serves both beginners and practitioners  


As the school year gets underway, Bethel College’s peacebuilding institute, KIPCOR, is also starting up this year’s schedule of short courses. KIPCOR, the Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, is once again offering a variety of educational opportunities, with the aim of both serving those with training in conflict mediation and… Read More

Image from "Locked in a Box" short film

Short films address current issues of immigration, detention


The KIPCOR Film Series opens its 2018-19 season with two short films that could have come right out of today’s news. The series, sponsored by the Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Bethel College’s peacebuilding institute, starts Sept. 9 at 3 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium, Luyken Fine Arts Center on the Bethel campus, with To… 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.