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Bethel Participates in Ribbon Cutting for Bendix Esports Arena

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.

Former Notre Dame Football Player Tim Brown to Serve as Keynote Speaker for Bethel University Gala

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.

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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.

Bethel University students have a unique opportunity to take an extra class in December, due to the academic calendar changes which resulted from COVID-19. Bethel is offering a Winter Term with accelerated online classes that will run Dec. 7 through Dec. 30. (No assignments will be due from Dec. 24 through 26.)

The Bethel University Concert Choir and Voices of Triumph will present their Fall Choral Concert on Fri., Oct. 16 at 6 p.m., on the campus of Bethel University. The concert is free admission and will be held outdoors around the ponds near the Dining Commons. Bring your blankets and chairs and join us for an evening of worship and song! In case of inclement weather, the concert will be rescheduled for Saturday, Oct. 17 at 6 p.m.

Bethel University is the recipient of a $1 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. through its initiative, Charting the Future for Indiana’s Colleges and Universities. The statewide initiative is designed to help colleges and universities improve their efforts to prepare students for successful futures while thoughtfully examining the long-term financial sustainability of their institutions.

Join us Tues., Oct. 27 at 6 p.m., for the first ever outdoor concert of the Bethel University Percussion Ensemble. The concert is free admission and will be held at the Hossler Patio, located just west of the Everest-Rohrer Fine Arts building on the campus of Bethel University. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be rescheduled for Thurs., Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. Bring your blanket or chair and enjoy some percussion music outdoors.

The Bethel University Chamber Orchestra will present its Fall Orchestra Concert on Mon., Oct.19 at 5 p.m. on the campus of Bethel University. The concert is free admission and will be held outdoors around the ponds near the Dining Commons. Bring your blankets and chairs and join us for an entertaining evening! In case of inclement weather, the concert will be rescheduled for Mon., Oct. 26 at 5 p.m.