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Film an honest, respectful look at tennis legend and his legacy

Submitted by mzuercher on Thu, 02/10/2022 - 14:58
Citizen Ashe poster

In honor of Black History Month, the next offering in the KIPCOR Film Series profiles a Black athlete and social activist, the late tennis star Arthur Ashe, Sunday, Feb. 20, at 2 p.m. 

Citizen Ashe is the third film in a four-film series that KIPCOR, the Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution at Bethel College, sponsors each school year.

Citizen Ashe will screen in Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. An audience talkback with Bethel head football coach A.B. Stokes will follow the film.

Familiar face returns to take charge of football

Submitted by mzuercher on Mon, 11/29/2021 - 22:56
A.B. Stokes from his previous Bethel days

Bethel Athletics announced Nov. 29 that A.B. Stokes, an assistant coach for two seasons in 2018 and 2019, has been appointed the next head coach of Thresher football.

Stokes becomes the 24th head coach in a program dating back to 1914.

“It’s an honor to welcome Coach Stokes and his family back to Bethel College,” said Bethel Director of Athletics Tony Hoops.

“The impact that he made on Bethel College and [in] establishing the Bethel football program four years ago was profound. Bethel College football is lucky to have a leader with such high integrity.”

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