Campus News

Bethel Announces New President

On behalf of the Bethel College board of trustees, Chair Brian L. Hamil announced Gregg Chenoweth, Ph.D., as the seventh president of Bethel College. The presidential search committee voted unanimously last month, selecting Chenoweth as the finalist. On Saturday, April 6, the Bethel board of trustees unanimously voted to appoint Chenoweth. The general oversight committee of the Missionary Church denomination approved the appointment yesterday, April 8.

Athletes Coordinate Blood Drive on Campus

Bethel College will host a community blood drive Thursday, April 25 from 10:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Goodman Gymnasium.

Jazz and Percussion Ensembles to Present Free Concert

The Bethel College Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo and Percussion Ensemble will present their annual spring jazz and percussion night on Friday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center – Auditorium.

Bethel Students Stress Importance of Need-Based Financial Aid at Statehouse

Students from Indiana’s private, nonprofit colleges and universities, including Bethel College, want to deliver three messages in person at the Statehouse on Tuesday, April 9: Sincere thanks for the legislators’ ongoing commitment to state need-based financial aid for students; the urgent need for their continued support of this program; and the critical importance of increasing the number of Hoosiers with bachelor’s degrees to Indiana’s economy.

Orchestra and Wind Ensemble Present Free Chamber Concert

The Bethel College Chamber Orchestra will join the Wind Ensemble to present a free concert to the community on Thursday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center – Auditorium. The orchestra will be conducted by Associate Professor of Music Vicky Tan Warkentien, D.M.M.

Bethel College Alumni Plan Recital in Honor of Music Professor

Several Bethel College alumni will hold a recital in honor of Associate Professor of Music and Artist-in-Residence Victoria Garrett on Saturday, April 13, at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 410 Lincoln Way East, Mishawaka, Ind. This concert is to celebrate Garrett’s “retirement diminuendo.” She will be decreasing her teaching hours next fall.

Weaver Gallery Hosts the Biggest Art Show of the Year

The Bethel College Weaver Gallery is proud to host the 2013 senior thesis shows. The opening reception is on Friday, April 5 from 5-7 p.m. and will feature the work of 10 seniors: Hannah Beamer, Desiree Delgado, Kayla DiGirolamo, Evan Giles, Michelle Hines, NaRa Lee, Lindsay Marks, Caitlyn Ramirez, Samantha Ratner and Brandon Vance. The show will be held in the Weaver Gallery in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center. The show will be open April 6 to May 4, Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed Sundays.

Bethel Recognized in Presidential Community Service Honor Roll

Bethel received recognition in the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Bethel to Host Faculty Spring Colloquia Lecture Series

Bethel will host the second spring faculty colloquium lecture series called “Does War Work? Thinking About Conflict in the 21st Century” on Thursday, April 4 at 3:30 p.m. in the Academic Center, Room 342. John H. Haas, Ph.D., associate faculty in history, will discuss the nation's recent wars, whether they have achieved what Americans hoped from them, why or why not, and what they may have to teach us about war in the future.

7th Graders Become College Students for a Day

Students from Jefferson Intermediate School will experience “college for a day” at Bethel College. Half the 7th grade class will visit on Wednesday, March 20, and the rest will visit on March 21. “College for a day” is a unique experience sponsored by Ivy Tech, the University of Notre Dame, Indiana University South Bend and Bethel College where middle school students can see firsthand the opportunities that college has to offer.