Bethel College Collects Food for Food Bank of Northern Indiana

Bethel's community service office has been in contact with The Food Bank of Northern Indiana and has agreed to do a "campus blitz" before Thanksgiving in order to enlarge the sparse canned food supply for the many people in our area who depend upon them for Thanksgiving, as well as for regular meals. There will be bins in the Wiekamp lobby to serve as repositories of canned goods. The residence halls are also having a contest to donate the most cans of food. There are seven competing residential areas: Oakwood-Slater Hall, Shupe Hall, Founders Village, Logan Village, Manges & Eastwood Halls, Tuckey Hall and Scattered Site Houses.

The public can donate cans at the Taylor-Bethel basketball game that takes place Tuesday evening, November 21, 2006, at 7 p.m. The community service office is also accepting canned goods before 5 p.m. on that Tuesday. For more information, contact the community service office at 574.257.3367 or student development at 574.257.3530.

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college of the arts and sciences offering associates, bachelor's and master's degrees in more than 50 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 2,081 includes students from 29 states and Puerto Rico, 21 countries, more than 25 denominational affiliations 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. Bethel offers classes at four locations: the Mishawaka campus, the Elkhart Campus and two satellite locations (in Nappanee and in Dowagiac, Mich.). The main Bethel campus is situated on 75 wooded acres in Mishawaka, Ind.