Campus News

Concert Choir to Tour the Midwest

Nearly 50 Bethel College students from Concert Choir will tour churches throughout the Midwest from May 6-12. Directed by Associate Professor of Music Robert Ham and accompanied by Marilynn Ham, the Concert Choir will perform a variety of music relating to this year’s theme, “Agnus Dei,” (Lamb of God). The program will also feature Bethel’s a cappella group, Voices Of Triumph.

Bethel Hosts "Summer Institute" for Teachers

Bethel College will offer “Summer Institute for Teachers” on June 10, 11 and 12 in the Miller-Moore Academic Center, Room AC 342. Those participating in the three-day learning experience can earn up to 18 professional growth points (PGPs) or three graduate credits. Registration will be limited to the first 125 participants per session.

Bethel Athletes Coordinate Walk for Boston

Bethel College will host a fundraiser to benefit victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. The Walk for Boston will begin at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30 at the Bethel College outdoor track and will end Wednesday, May 1 with a closing ceremony at 12 p.m. noon.

Professor Releases New Book

Routledge recently published “The Routledge Companion to Modern Christian Thought” edited by Chad Meister, Ph.D., professor of philosophy and theology at Bethel College, and James Beilby, Ph.D., professor of theology at Bethel University

Bethel College Commencement Planned for First Weekend in May

This year, 582 students plan to participate in Bethel’s two commencement ceremonies. Commencement for nontraditional programs, organizational management, Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) and Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) completion will take place on Saturday, May 4 at 2:30 p.m. Traditional undergraduate and graduate programs commencement will be held on Sunday, May 5 at 2:30 p.m. Both ceremonies will take place in the Wiekamp Athletic Center. Bethel College Senior Vice President Dennis Engbrecht, Ph.D., will speak at the nontraditional student ceremony on May 4 and the Rev. William Hossler, president of the Missionary Church, will speak at the traditional and graduate student ceremony on May 5.

Bethel Summer Theatre Presents "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown"

Laugh with the comics you grew up with as a child as the department of theatre presents “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” at Bethel College’s annual summer theatre. Show times are Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1 at 7:30 p.m., and also on June 1 at 1 p.m. located in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center – Auditorium.

Bethel Presents Annual Choral Showcase with Two Special Guests

Bethel College will present its annual end-of-the-year choral showcase featuring Music Ministry Teams, The Collegians, Voices Of Triumph, Concert Choir and two special guests — Bethel’s President Steven R. Cramer, Ph.D., (’75) and the hand bell choir from St. Paul’s Retirement Community. The event takes place Friday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center – Auditorium, with a 7:15 p.m. prelude concert by the hand bell choir.

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.