New Bethel Students to Serve the Community

As part of freshman and transfer student orientation, about 300 new students will work with the Mishawaka Parks Department. Students will serve the community cleaning the fountain, weeding and planting on Tuesday, Aug. 28 with about 600 hours of community service.

The morning group will start from 9-11 a.m. at Beutter Park, located off Mishawaka Avenue on the former Ball Band/Uniroyal site, just west of the Main Street bridge along the river. The afternoon group will work from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at other various Mishawaka parks.

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college of the arts and sciences offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 50 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 2,000 includes students from 34 states and Puerto Rico, 20 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.