Sparring countries connect through music
For the first time since the Iranian Revolution, an Iranian composer living in Iran was commissioned by an American orchestra—led by Warren Friesen ’75.
Finding kindred spirits: Robert S. Kreider (1919–2015)
Not many historians have the opportunity to mentor four generations of students and colleagues.
Seventy years and still going strong
For the 70th year in a row, loyal Bethel alumni and friends gathered at First Mennonite Church, Reedley, California, for the annual Bethel College Fellowship Banquet. Sixty-six people attended the Jan. 30 event.
Around the Green | Faculty & Staff
Bethel to form new kind of band, hires first director
The newest face in Bethel athletics has a musical challenge in front of him.
Three new head coaches join Bethel athletic department.
Bethel says farewell to “Number 1” football fan Staley
Friends and family are mourning the loss of a man who was an avid fan of Bethel College Thresher football.
Around the Green | Campus
Young Alumnus awardee passionate about conflict resolution
Bethel’s Young Alumnus Award winner for 2016 has a passion for resolving conflict and creating understanding between people.
Achievement Award winner’s work has created therapies to treat illness
Bethel’s Distinguished Achievement Award winner for 2016, in 35-plus years as a biochemist, developed therapies to help those suffering from some common but serious illnesses.
Outstanding Alumnus puts cast-offs to work serving the needy
LaVon Ediger ’62, Bethel’s 2016 Outstanding Alumnus, found a way to take his skills in construction and turn them into a means of serving some of society’s most vulnerable.
MLK speaker: To change unjust systems, choose a life that matters
Throughout her presentation at Bethel’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day program Jan. 18, Michelle Armster would pause to call out several names.
Symposium devoted to practices that sustain the worshiping community
Christine Pohl, a teacher and administrator at Asbury Theological Seminary in Kentucky for the past 26 years, has spent years reading and writing about practices essential to Christian community.
Sister Care seminar focuses on particular issues of college women
Women at Bethel had a chance to invest a Saturday thinking about their roles in caring for themselves and others when Sister Care for College Women came to campus.
- Tabor Game, Saturday, Feb. 20
Around the Green | Students
Kaufman works on exhibit for national display
Senior art major Jesse Kaufman, who is also Bethel’s web developer, came up with the initial design concept for the traveling exhibit “Voices of Conscience: Peace Witness in the Great War.”
Bethel qualifies entire forensics squad to national tournament
Bethel hosted the Kansas State Individual Events Tournament, better known as KASIE, on campus Feb. 20, and the District III Tournament two weeks later, March 5.
- Photos from January 2016 Interterm Courses
- Alumni News
Legacy in bloom
David ’78 and Dorothy Ewy Boldt live on a farm in Parlier, California, where they have two ornamental fruit trees that bloom early each spring. They are not just beautiful—they are a reminder of two farmers who tried to be good neighbors both when things were going well and when they got hard.
All Bethel alumni and friends of the college are invited to the annual Alumni Weekend
Activities begin Friday evening with an ice cream social with the president.
An investment in values
In addition to a liberal-arts and practical education—in nursing and economics, respectively—Lois ’60 and Richard Reimer ’57 gained some lifelong values at Bethel.
This is what I’m worth: The ‘Home Is’ Portrait Project
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing, or DISH, provides high-quality, permanent housing to 450 formerly homeless San Franciscans who suffer from serious health issues. Audra Miller ’14 is in her second year as a volunteer with DISH through Mennonite Voluntary Service.