Campus News

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.

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.