Bethel Celebrates with Ribbon-Cutting Ceremonies

 Bethel College will host a “Day of Celebration” with ribbon-cutting ceremonies for each of the newly renovated and reopened buildings on campus: the Dining Commons, Wiekamp Athletic Center, Goodman Gymnasium and the Otis Bowen Museum on Thursday, Sept. 15. Events will start at 8:45 a.m. and finish up around 9:15 a.m.

Schedule of events:

8:45 a.m. Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Dining Commons

9:00 a.m. Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Wiekamp Athletic Center and Goodman Gymnasium

9:15 a.m. Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Otis Bowen Museum

The Dining Commons renovations features natural colors and lighting, updated flooring and additional seating. Additionally, a “café-style” area has been created with bistro tables, booths and room dividers. The renovations in the Wiekamp Athletic Center include carpet throughout and new furniture in the lobby. The fitness areas in Goodman Gymnasium also feature new equipment and accessories. In addition to repainted walls and new carpet, the Otis Bowen Museum has been updated with several new displays.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact the office for institutional advancement at 574.257.3310 or email

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 70 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 2,100 includes students from 34 states and Puerto Rico, 19 countries, more than 25 denominations 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. In addition to its beautifully wooded 75-acre main campus in Mishawaka, Ind., Bethel also offers specific academic programs at sites in Elkhart, Ind., Fort Wayne, Ind., Dowagiac, Mich., and St. Joseph, Mich. Nursing programs are also offered in cooperation with Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind.