Bethel Dedicates Sufficient Grounds Cafe and Campus Store

Bethel College administrators will dedicate a $1.1 million facility, recently named Sufficient Grounds Café and Campus Store on Monday, Dec. 3 at 11 a.m. inside the new building. The building is located on LaSalle Ave. across form the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center on Bethel’s main campus. In addition, Mishawaka Mayor Dave Wood will present a proclamation to the college on behalf of the city, commemorating the long history of spirited connections and community amongst the student body.

Guests are invited to walk through this new facility and enjoy refreshments following the ceremony.

About Sufficient Grounds Café and Campus Store

The new Café and Campus Store represent another step toward the enhancement of "vibrant community" as one of Bethel's core values. Currently, staff and students are planning social events like open mic night, acoustic-related performances, as well as bringing in other outside performers. The shop also contains conference and meeting space for the public. Its location will also make it more accessible and convenient for folks to patronize it after events in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center and athletic events in the Wiekamp Athletic Center.

The Campus Store, formerly the Bethel College Bookstore, has expanded to include more than just text books and Bethel apparel, but convenience items for students as well. The Café and Campus Store combined form Sufficient Grounds.

The Café opened in its new location on Nov. 26, leaving the old coffee shop location on McKinley Ave. empty. The Bookstore, which is now named the Campus Store, remained opened during construction which began in May 2012.

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 70 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 2,000 includes students from 34 states and Puerto Rico, 19 countries, more than 25 denominations and 16 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds. Scholarships are available based upon a variety of factors including academic achievement, talent in the arts or athletics, ethnicity and church affiliation. In addition to its beautifully wooded 75-acre main campus in Mishawaka, Ind., Bethel also offers specific academic programs at sites in Elkhart, Ind., Fort Wayne, Ind., Dowagiac, Mich., and St. Joseph, Mich. Nursing programs are also offered in cooperation with Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind.