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Bethel University’s Music Department presents the final performance of their Fall Concert Series on Thurs., Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature performances from the Jazz Ensemble and Wind Ensemble and will be held in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center Auditorium.

Bethel University will host Go2BU, a special three-day, two-night campus visit experience for high school juniors and seniors, transfer students and parents from Thurs., Oct. 14 to Sat., Oct. 16. The event is designed to expose students to campus and give them a taste of life as a BU student. Registrants will be automatically entered to win a $5,000 or $10,000 scholarship*. Registration is open until Mon., Oct. 11. Friday evening, students will enjoy a Cochren & Co. concert and fireworks with others in the Bethel and the Michiana community.

The Bethel University Music Department will present their annual Music Faculty Recital on Saturday, Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Art Center – Auditorium. The program will feature a wide variety of selections for percussion, trumpet, flute, voice, and piano.

Bethel University announces an exciting partnership with Youth For Christ (YFC) USA, which will allow YFC staff members around the USA to complete a college education at a reduced rate. YFC has become an extension site with Bethel University Extension Studies (BU-X). The initiative will allow YFC staff and volunteers to enroll at Bethel University for an online program to earn a fully accredited associate or bachelor’s degree. It will also allow recently graduated high school seniors who are interested in joining the YFC staff to participate while serving in a local YFC USA chapter.

For the 18th consecutive year, Bethel University has been recognized by U.S. News on their annual Best Colleges list. For 2022, Bethel is ranked among the Midwest’s Best Regional Universities, distinguished in the top 10 for social mobility and recognized for its nursing program.

Bethel University’s 32nd annual campus-wide Service Day will take place on Tues., Sept. 28, starting at 8:30 a.m. Sponsored by United Federal Credit Union (United), Bethel students, faculty, staff and United employees will serve together throughout Michiana. The day will start in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center on Bethel’s campus, where individuals will divide into groups and leave campus to volunteer at various local organizations.

Bethel University will host nearly 30 Christian colleges for the annual South Bend/Mishawaka Christian College Fair on Monday, Sept. 27 from 6:30-8:30 p.m., in the Wiekamp Athletic Center, 1001 Bethel Circle, Mishawaka, Ind. High school, junior high, and junior college students and parents are encouraged to attend.

Brent LaVigne, Ph.D., has been named Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Bethel University, and began his new role Sept. 6.

LaVigne comes to Bethel with more than a decade of experience in Christian higher education, serving at Southern Nazarene University (SNU), in Bethany, Okla., a fellow Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) institution, since 2010. His roles ranged from staff member, to faculty member to administrator.

Bethel University is offering free boot camps in the area of cloud computing basics and services. These camps, funded through the LIFT Workforce Accelerator Grant, will help equip Michiana’s information technology (IT) community to understand cloud technology, ultimately preparing them to analyze the different advanced cloud options for companies and move forward toward a career in cloud computing.