Bethel Students, Staff and Faculty Celebrate MLK Day

Bethel College’s center for intercultural development (CID) and multi-ethnic resource team (MERT) will offer activities for faculty, students and staff in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Mon., Jan. 21. Classes are canceled from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

“As a Bethel community, we want to celebrate and honor God’s work in Dr. Martin Luther King’s life and the work that He continues in us,” says Alex Gonzalez, coordinator of the center for intercultural development.

Here are some of the events that will take place:

7:30-9 a.m.      Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Recognition Breakfast

Bethel-sponsored table in the Century Center.

10-10:50 a.m.  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Chapel

The message “Reaching Our Young Anointed Leaders” will be presented by Bethel College's Billy Kirk Scholar Leaders in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center –Auditorium.

1-1:30 p.m.      Film Reception for Student, Staff and Faculty

Location to be announced.

1:30-3:30 p.m. Viewing of “The Great Debaters”

There will be another viewing during third shift hours for staff.

3:30-4:30 p.m. Small Group Discussion of Film

There will be facilitated small-group, one-hour discussions following each showing of the film. Sign-ups will be online.

7-9 p.m.           Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert

The event is located in the Northside Hall of IUSB Campus. Tickets are free, but seats are limited. Transportation will be provided. Contact Christian Mihut if interested.          

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 2,000 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.