Off to a Strong Start
Bethel Faculty and Staff strive to be students' "biggest fans," in athletics and all other areas of college life.
The Inside Story
Across a border of security checks and locked doors, students enter a new culture for lessons on
visiting those in prison.
The Business of Lifelong Learning
As we end fall semester 2013, I am often inspired by the growth I witness in our students in such a short time.
How I Want to Be When I Am 94
During my time at Bethel, I have been spending about five hours a week hanging out with people on average in their 80s and 90s, and I must say it is one of the best parts of my week.
The Best Way to Lead
Students in Bobby Lloyd’s interterm class practice servanthood in the model of Jesus—and make an impact.
Around the Green | Faculty & Staff
Tieszen Named New VP for Advancement
Bethel College President Perry D. White has announced the appointment of Pamela K. Tieszen as vice president for advancement.
Kaleigh Earns Rave Reviews
A friend of Bethel—and the daughter of long-time adjunct instructor of guitar, Howard Glanton—created a flurry of excitement in south central Kansas on the evening of March 11.
New Coach Seeks to Carry on Strong Bethel Forensics Tradition
Bethel’s tradition of forensics excellence is now in the hands of a new leader.
Bethel is one of only six colleges or universities to qualify for and compete at the American Forensic Association-National Individual Events Tournament (AFA-NIET) every year since it started in 1978.
Around the Green | Campus
Martin Luther King Day speaker: Defeat Three Giants With Give Smooth Stones
Members of Bethel College’s Multicultural Student Union opened the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration Jan. 20 with a reader’s theater performance from one of King’s sermons.
Mandela Death Prompts Memories for Bethel Alumni
Bethel students on campus the day Nelson Mandela was released from prison remembered that event the day after the former South African president died Dec. 5, 2013.
Illinois Youth Group Chooses Charity to Receive Bethel Convention Award
One outcome of the Mennonite Youth Convention last July in Phoenix was a Bethel College drawing of a youth’s name to receive a money award for the charity of her/his choice.
Penner MathOne of the Many Distintinctives for Outstanding AlumnaAfter 46 years of teaching mathematics in Lincoln, Neb., it’s no wonder Leona Penner has a math method named for her.
Young Alumnus Awardee Advocates For Women Worldwide
Bethel’s 2014 Young Alumnus Award winner has dedicated her life to peacemaking and conflict resolution, especially with issues that affect women in the developing world.
Symposium Presenters Call for Return of Power and Meaning to Christian Funerals
Symposium presenters call for return of power and meaning to Christian funerals The seeds of Bethel’s second Worship and the Arts Symposium,
Accompany Them with Singing,held Nov. 16, 2013, began sprouting soon after the first one in 2011.
FDA Research Scientist Will Recieve Achievement Award
A research scientist for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will receive the 2014 Distinguished Achievement Award.
Around the Green | Students
Chemistry Majors Show Their Stuff to Colleagues, Kids
Bethel College chemistry students have been busy lately. Oct. 17–18, five students and two chemistry faculty attended the American Chemical Society Midwest Regional meeting in Springfield, Mo. Three students presented posters about their research, and one faculty member gave an oral presentation.
Student Creates Portraits to Stimulate Conversation on Gender Labels
Knowing well that a picture can speak 1,000 words, Audra Miller, Hesston, wants to start a conversation about gender perceptions.
Better Harmony: Dad and Daughter Work Together on First Book
Dan Pohl and his daughter Jessie, Moundridge, decided to do something new together: publish a book.
Cross-Cultural Learning In Haiti Teaches Students Gratitude
The first thing Bethel nursing students who traveled to Haiti before Christmas received was culture shock. But what they brought home was gratitude.
Thresher Basketball Breaks in New Gym Floor at Jan. 11 Home Game
Bethel’s first home basketball game of 2014, Jan. 11 against the University of Saint Mary, was also the first played on the new Thresher Gym floor, replaced in December following significant flood damage incurred last July.
The Dream House Collection, or Tales of a Narrow Escape: A Sculptural Novel
This artist book installation by Teresa Pankratz ’78, Chicago, was on display in the Fine Arts Center Gallery Jan. 16–Feb. 14.