Campus News

Bethel College Ranked No. 1 for Exceeding Expectations

Bethel College is ranked number one on the list of “Top 50 Christian Colleges and Universities Exceeding Expectations.” The list was compiled by Christian Universities Online and highlights schools that enhance their students’ academic careers from acceptance through graduation.

Bethel College Partners with Area Churches for Second Annual ReFuel Conference

Six local churches are partnering with Bethel College to offer “ReFuel,” a one-day conference for church worship teams and leaders. The event will be held Saturday, Jan. 16 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center – Auditorium on Bethel’s campus.

Bethel College Department of Music Presents Annual Jazz and Percussion Night

The Bethel College Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo and Percussion Ensemble will present their annual fall Jazz and Percussion Night on Friday, Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center – Auditorium. Doors open at 7 p.m. for this exciting and entertaining program. The show is free and open to the public.

Bethel College Chamber Orchestra and Wind Ensemble to Perform Fall Concert

The Bethel College Chamber Orchestra and Wind Ensemble will present a free concert to the community on Thursday, Nov. 19 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., and the wind ensemble will be conducted by Professor of Music Mike Kendall, Ph.D. The chamber orchestra’s repertoire for this fall’s program includes: “The Carnival of the Animals,” a musical suite of 14 movements by Camille Saint-Saëns, and “Finlandia,” a symphonic poem by Jean Sibelius. The wind ensemble will perform Robert W. Smiths’ Divine Comedy – a multimedia symphony, with featured soloist Stefan Roose, performing James Curnow’s “Concertino for Tuba and Wind Ensemble.”

Third GREAT Job Gathering

On Oct. 29, 2015, President Gregg Chenoweth, Ph.D., recognized several Bethel employees for doing an exceptional job in living out the GREATer priorities at a special ceremony.

New Collaborative Training Program for Hospitality and Tourism Launches

The SMART Hospitality and Tourism Program will launch with 14 participants on Monday, Oct. 26 at WorkOne. A panel of general managers will speak about what it takes to succeed in the industry.

Bethel College music department presents: Fall Faculty Recital

Bethel’s Music Department Faculty presents a fall recital on Oct. 29, at 7:30 p.m. Featured is music for pianos, percussion, voice and violin by Shostakovich, Johannes Brahms, and Josh Gottry.

Bethel College Presents "A Christmas Carol"

The Theatre Department presents Charles Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol,” adapted by Jaqueline Goldfinger. Performances are Nov. 12 and Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 14 at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Former Bethel College President, James Bennett, Dies at age 78

Bethel’s fourth president (1982-1988), the Rev. James “Jim” A. Bennett, Ph.D., of Elkhart, Ind., passed away yesterday afternoon, Oct. 8, after years of declining health. He was 78 years old. Visitation will be held Monday, Oct. 12 in the Weaver Rotunda of the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13 in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center – Auditorium on Bethel’s campus.

Michiana Down Syndrome to Hold Festival/Walk at Bethel College

Michiana Down Syndrome (MDS) will be hosting its annual walk and festival at Bethel College on Oct. 10, 2015. The doors will open for registration in the Wiekamp Athletic Center at 9:30 a.m., where participants can enjoy a silent auction, games, raffles, vendor tables, door prizes, and professional face painting, before the walk begins at 12:30 p.m.