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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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Bethel College News

Emma Girton and Elizabeth Friesen Birky

Students meet shut-down challenge with virtual senior show

April 14th, 2020

As seniors across the country scramble to complete final projects under extraordinary circumstances, Emma Girton and Elizabeth Friesen Birky face one of the bigger challenges. [Note: To see the complete Q&A with the student curators, scroll down.] As college seniors across the country scramble to complete final projects under extraordinary… Read More

John Thiesen and Dale Schrag with the Erasmus Bible

MLA achieves $1 million for endowment to ensure stable future

March 16th, 2020

It took a bit longer than expected, but the Mennonite Library and Archives achieved a major financial goal that helps stabilize its future. At the end of February, John Thiesen, co-director of libraries at Bethel and archivist in the MLA, sent an e-mail letter to MLA supporters announcing completion of a $1 million goal for an endowment to… Read More

Bethel, south entrance

Successful accreditation makes Bethel a resource for other colleges and universities

March 16th, 2020

Teacher education has been accredited for another cycle, through the end of December 2026. The department finished in such good standing that faculty were asked to be resources for other colleges and universities in the state. At the end of December 2019, the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) made its final recommendation for Bethel… Read More

Bethel legacy star

COVID-19 concerns lead Bethel to online classes, reduced campus presence

March 13th, 2020

Bethel has transitioned to online classes, closed residence halls and reduced staff presence on campus for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester. The college issued major campus updates March 18 in response to the nationwide public health emergency caused by COVID-19. There have been four confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Harvey County, where… Read More


Traditional Irish sounds set to close out performing arts season

March 5th, 2020

Start your Saint Paddy's celebration early, on Mon., March 9, with a concert by Celtic group Goitse at Hesston Mennonite Church -- Bethel students, pick up your free tickets in Thresher Shop. Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts will bring Goitse to the stage for the final concert of the 2019-20 season. Goitse appears at 7:30 p.m. March 9 at Hesston… Read More

Detail of "The Theory of Relativity" poster

Friday will be final night for spring musical

March 3rd, 2020

Because of the current public health emergency, there will be no third performance of the spring musical as originally scheduled – tonight is the last chance to see it. Call the Bethel ticket office at 316-284-5205 today through 5 p.m. for a refund on tickets purchased for the Saturday night performance, or to exchange them for Friday night… 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.