Crossing Cultures On Campus

In spring 2012, Bethel launched the Diversity Seminar with the hope of starting conversations about culture/s on campus.Three seminars and a curriculum vote later, how has the class changed Bethel—if at all?This spring, a faculty vote made the Diversity Seminar … Continue reading

The Inside Story

Across a border of security checks and locked doors, students enter a new culture for lessons on “visiting those in prison.”By Melanie Zuercher.January at Bethel is often the time when students opt for a cross-cultural experience—in Costa Rica, Mexico, Europe or … Continue reading

What The Journey Serves

Two professors see time spent abroad as vital to their scholarship, research and teaching. By Melanie Zuercher.Going outside your own country and culture is not only enriching for students who take travel courses—professors find it invigorating, too.At Bethel most recently, … Continue reading

A place for everything

Ashley Klein, a 2013 graduate, seems to thrive on juggling myriad commitments – especially when they somehow involve dogs. by Melanie Zuercher As a Bethel College senior, Ashley Klein had apparently found a way, according to one of her professors, … Continue reading