Bells are meant to be rung. Though Bethel's now-iconic bell sat silent for well over a decade, eventually it did speak,, "ringing out danger, warning, love, freedm" to quote the famous Pete Seeger/Lee Hays song that became an anthem of the '60s. It pealed "a ringing challenge" to a tragic war and became a Bethel symbol with multiple meanings.
Ashley Klein, a 2013 graduate, seems to thrive on juggling myriad commitments - especially when they somehow involve dogs.
With the 2013 commencement ceremony, Alumni Weekend and early summer alumni gatherings now in the books, it seems we have recently had tremendous opportunities to hear stories of the way Bethel College changes lives.
Rachel Kasper Fitzsimons '88 and Arthur W. Marks '93 were on campus for several days in early May to be part of the 125th anniversary "Masterworks" choral event.
About two years ago, members of the Bethel College Women's Assocation were brainstorming ideas for special ways BCWA could mark the college's 125th anniversary.
Dr. Perry White tries to find the silver lining in a student prank.