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Hanna Eastin at work in her studio

Eastin’s work ‘bears witness’ to her own and others’ humanity


This is the final week to view Hanna Eastin's show, "enduring witness," in the Regier Gallery, with the closing reception Thursday, Sept. 27, 6-8 p.m. In January 2017, Eastin’s friend and Hesston College co-worker Russ Neufeld died “after a fierce-hearted and grace-filled battle with [lymphoblastic lymphoma].” While being part of the support… Read More

Thresher football

Bethel gets opening day of ESPN3 airing 2018 KCAC football


Bethel kicks off their 2018 season Sat., Sept. 1, with kickoff at 7:05 p.m. – and with this game being featured as the “ESPN3 Game of the Week” for the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference. This marks the first year that every KCAC member institution will get to host a game on ESPN3. The Threshers being given the first of the season means… Read More

Part of the sextet The King's Singers

Arts series announces eclectic year of music and performance


The Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts (HBPA) series will bring a wide variety of music and performances from around the world to south-central Kansas for its 36th season. Opening the year’s series on Oct. 23 will be the Cashore Marionettes: Life in Motion. For more than 30 years, Joseph Cashore has designed and performed with his marionettes. This… Read More

Threshing stone

Welcome back, Threshers!


Fall athletes arrive Aug. 11 to move in and begin practices for the upcoming seasons. New students who are not fall athletes move in Sat., Aug. 18, and returning students Aug. 20. Classes start Weds., Aug. 22. Read More

Candy Dao

Dao is Bethel recipient of memorial scholarship from state foundation


The Kansas Independent Colleges Foundation (KICF) has named the 19 recipients of the Maud Wyatt Memorial Scholarship for 2018, including Bethel senior Candy Dao. The Maud Wyatt Educational Trust was bequeathed to the KICF in 1961, with funds “to be fairly and equitably distributed among the private colleges and universities which may be… Read More

Rachel Epp Buller leads a class in Berlin on string patterns.

Art professor recognized for teaching with statewide award


The largest organization of art educators in the state of Kansas has recognized Rachel Epp Buller, Ph.D., Bethel College associate professor of visual art and design, with one of its highest awards. The Kansas Art Education Association (KAEA) named Epp Buller its Outstanding Art Educator-Higher Education for 2018-19. Kathy Schroeder, who has… 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.