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Bethel University Receives $255,000 LIFT Grant

In April 2021, Bethel University received a $255,000 Labs for Industry Futures and Transformation (LIFT) grant, allowing for greater educational opportunities related to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The revised Phase II proposal of the LIFT grant was presented in December 2020. The $255,00 total project budget includes $230,000 for Phase II and $25,000 of remaining Phase I planning grant funds.

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In April 2021, Bethel University received a $255,000 Labs for Industry Futures and Transformation (LIFT) grant, allowing for greater educational opportunities related to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The revised Phase II proposal of the LIFT grant was presented in December 2020. The $255,00 total project budget includes $230,000 for Phase II and $25,000 of remaining Phase I planning grant funds.

Several first-generation Indiana college students are getting a boost to their education funds this semester and re-connecting with influential educators who helped along the way after being named “Realizing the Dream” recipients by Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI). This year’s Bethel University recipient is Samarah Williams from La Porte, Ind., an education major.

The Bethel University American Sign Language and Interpreting Department presents a showing of Deafmade replica alarm clock systems from the early 20th century. The displays will be available for viewing March 22-26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day in the ASLID lobby, third floor of the Miller-Moore Academic Center on Bethel’s campus. Students, staff, faculty, and the local community are invited to come and enjoy the displays.

Bethel Athletic Director Tony Natali is pleased to announce the addition of Varsity Men's Volleyball to Pilot athletic programs at Bethel University. Recruitment of a team will begin in Fall 2021 for intercollegiate competition in Fall 2022.

Today, members of Bethel University’s esports team, along with President Chenoweth, celebrated the ribbon cutting of the $1 million Bendix E-Sports Arena, located in the Century Center in South Bend. The new 6,000 square foot arena features a 36 PC gaming center, Nintendo and Xbox gaming stations and a 600-seat theater capable of hosting regional and national e-sports events. This space, just about 10 min. from campus, will be home to BU’s co-ed esports team. Chenoweth spoke at the event, sharing Bethel’s heart behind esports.

Bethel University will host its fourth annual Give Back Gala on June 12 at 5:30 p.m., in the Wiekamp Athletic Center on Bethel’s campus with Tim Brown as the keynote speaker. The event will be held in-person and as a virtual event and simulcast. Brown is a pro football hall of famer, a Heisman Trophy winner, nine-time Pro Bowler and part of the NFL 1990s All-Decade Team. He will speak on faith, encouragement and reflect on his career and life lessons.

Bethel University Board Chairman Randy Lehman announces the appointment of Vice President for Academic Services Barbara Bellefeuille, Ed.D., as Interim President of Bethel University. She will begin her new role June 1, 2021, when current President Gregg A. Chenoweth, Ph.D., transitions to his appointment as president of Olivet Nazarene University, in Bourbonnais, Ill.

Today we honor the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Instead of posting a single quote from this great leader, we are posting several links and encourage you to take a few minutes to learn more about MLK and read or listen to some of his most famous messages.