When the rules of survival change
Greetings from Bethel College! We are pleased to bring you this annual report for 2015–16, and to thank you for your generous support as we look to carry out our mission and provide the highest quality educational experience for our students.
A Thriving College
How to drum up school spirit
The newest addition to Bethel’s athletics department is an award-winning teacher who uses percussion to get students excited about music and sports.
Vibrant and Vital Campus
The search to create something useful
Entrepreneurial thinking bears a strong resemblance to the traits that define a liberal-arts education.
High Impact College
Nursing crosses the technology bridge
As the RN-to-BSN program goes live, it will not only fulfill department requirements but also help lead Bethel into the online-learning age.
Dynamic Student Experience
A chorus of voices
Students open spaces for more perspectives on what it means to be “a diverse campus.”
- Broad skills, Christian values and a cultural exchange
- Future health-care provider learned to ‘absorb life’
- Music, science and service connect couple to each other, Bethel
- Sports teach lessons about community and giving back
- Board member was a patient’s advocate, known for tenacity
Jost had a lifelong love affair with music
Walter Jost, Bethel professor emeritus of music, died at Kidron Bethel Village in North Newton March 10. He was 89.
Around the Green | Faculty & Staff
Longtime alumni director bids Bethel farewell
After 16 years as Bethel’s director of alumni relations, Dave Linscheid ’75 retired June 30.
Kreider’s spirit present at biennial Mennonite faculty
Robert Kreider ’39 would have deeply approved of a conference that took place at Bethel College recently.
Zerger has seen KIPCOR through big changes over more than two decades
In her 21 years with the Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (KIPCOR), Kirsten Zerger ’73 has seen some remarkable changes.
Financial aid director got to use ‘love of numbers’ over his 22 years
It took Tony Graber ’73 some time to finally settle on his career, but he seems to have found it at Bethel. He retired in August after 27 years, the last 22 of them in the financial aid office.
Around the Green | Campus
To find your path, follow your passion, commencement speaker says
Bethel College commencement speaker Daniel Hege ’87 admitted up front that the title of his address, “Find your own path,” sounded like a platitude.
- What happened on campus this summer