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  • Bridging the generation gap
    Rashaka Lucas has been learning about aspects of wellness across the lifespan, in his connections with his host family and with senior citizens in a water aerobics class he leads.


  • I John 4:8
    I’ve gone to church most of my life, but never really considered myself a very religious person.


  • Alumni see Rio Olympics from the inside
    Kaitlyn Preheim and Jennifer Scott are lifelong friends who were Sunday school classmates and youth group members at Zion Mennonite Church, Elbing, before going to Bethel and ultimately graduating in 2014 with majors in social work. They now live in Merriam, and they are experienced travel buddies – most recently this past August, when they went to Rio de Janeiro to volunteer at the Summer Olympics. Alumni Relations Director Brad Kohlman ’07 caught up with the pair to find out more.

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  • Revelations in wood—65 years of the sculpture of John Gaeddert
    When making their rounds of the Green, regular Fall Festival-goers have come to expect to see John Gaeddert ’50 next to a table of striking wooden sculpture (in Osage orange, bristlecone pine, black walnut and other woods native to Kansas and Colorado) on the east side under an oak tree. And no wonder—because he was there for at least 35 years.