Campus News

Bethel Partners with Area Churches to Offer Free Worship Conference

Five local churches are partnering with Bethel College to offer “ReFuel,” a one-day conference for church worship teams and leaders. The event, which is free and open to teams and leaders from any church, will be held Saturday, Jan. 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center – Auditorium on Bethel’s campus.

Sherwood Named Director of Alumni Relations

Bethel is pleased to announce Emily (Rodgers) Sherwood ’99 as director of alumni relations. She’s served as Bethel’s international student coordinator since 2012 and will transition into her new role in January.

Bethel Announces New Major – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Bethel College’s Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program has expanded to now include a major as well as the previously offered minor. The flexible degree, which has an emphasis on real-world experience, allows graduates to work anywhere in the world and equips them to meet the communication needs of an increasingly global economy.

Bethel Announces Jody Walker as Director of Financial Aid

Bethel College announces the hiring of Jody Walker as director of financial aid. She most recently served as director of enrollment management and financial aid at the Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) in Elkhart, Ind. She begins her role at Bethel on Nov. 24.

Bethel Student Recognized for “Realizing the Dream”

Bethel College student Christina Martin was recently recognized as one of Indiana’s 31 sophomores who is “Realizing the Dream” as a first-generation college student. The Independent Colleges of Indiana, funded by the Lilly Endowment, awards a $2,500 grant to go towards the student’s college costs, as well as honoring a teacher who influenced the student’s aspirations for college.

Bethel Athletics Achieves Champions of Character Five-Star Status

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced that Bethel College has been named a recipient of the Champions of Character Five Star Award for the 2013-2014 school year.

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Bethel Welcomes Christian Comedian John Crist

Bethel College welcomes Christian comedian John Crist to the stage on Friday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center – Auditorium. Crist emerged onto the national comedy scene in 2009 when he appeared on Louie Anderson’s Las Vegas Comedy Show “Larger than Life.”

Bethel Community Offers Helping Hands in Michiana

Bethel College students, faculty and staff will serve together throughout Michiana during a campus-wide service day on Tuesday, Oct. 7. The day will start at 8:30 a.m. in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center, where individuals will divide into their work groups and leave campus to volunteer at various local organizations from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Bethel Launches First Biotechnology Certificate Program in Northern Indiana

In response to the increasing demands of Indiana’s bioscience industry for a skilled workforce, Bethel College announces the creation of the first biotechnology certificate program in Northern Indiana, made possible by a grant from the Lilly Foundation. The program, which can be completed in three semesters and includes an internship, is designed to prepare students for employment in industrial, medical, college and research laboratories.