First Intercultural Festival Presents Gospel Concert and Fashion Show

Bethel College’s center for intercultural development has planned its first intercultural festival set to take place on April 2 and 3. Included in the festivities are a gospel concert and fashion show that are free to the public.

“When various students brought up the idea to have an intercultural festival, we jumped right in,” says Alex Gonzalez, campus coordinator/center for intercultural development. “This is in line with our mission here at the college — to become more culturally competent in every area.”

In the future, Gonzalez says he not only wants to establish a welcoming community on an everyday basis at Bethel, but he would like to spend an entire week celebrating all the different cultures on campus.


April 2

10 a.m.  - 11 a.m.         International chapel – Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center – Auditorium

April 3

9 a.m. - 2 p.m.             Village Trust silent auction – Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center – Great Hall

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.     Heritage meal – Dining Commons

7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.        Gospel concert and fashion show – Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center – Auditorium

For more information, contact Alex Gonzalez at

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.