Bethel University is one of 10 Indiana colleges to be recognized as a 2020 College of Distinction, and one of 62 schools in the nation to be named a Christian College of Distinction. This honor is given to colleges and universities that excel in the Four Distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.
Due to Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb’s decision to extend the state’s Stage 4.5 reopening plan, including the restriction of in-person gatherings to less than 250 people, Bethel University regrets to announce that the rescheduled 2020 commencement ceremony will be canceled. In April, the university announced that a ceremony would be held on Aug. 16, in place of the originally scheduled May 2 ceremony.
Bethel University is partnering with churches to deliver affordable degrees via online courses and practicum experiences on-site at churches in a new Bethel University Extension Studies (BU-X) Program.
Bethel University announces changes to the fall semester academic calendar for traditional students in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. For traditional students only, the semester will begin two days early (on Aug. 18) and will run, with no breaks, until Thanksgiving break. Read the full release for more details.
Bethel University will hold its third annual Give Back Gala on July 17, 2020, at 5:30 p.m., as a virtual event and simulcast, with JC Watts as the keynote speaker. Watts – a former congressman, ordained minister, CNN contributor and professional athlete – is a visionary conservative leader whose concerns encompass the health and welfare of people around the world.
As of right now, Bethel University still plans to offer its annual academic and sports camps for kids this summer, following all CDC guidelines in response to COVID-19.
Bethel University announces the 2020 spring Semester Dean's List. Eligibility for the Dean's List requires a 3.50 GPA with 12 or more semester hours. Congratulations to all of the students who achieved this honor!
Bethel University is pleased to announce Lissa Diaz as the new Director of Marketing and Communication. A 2007 Bethel graduate, with degrees in English and Communication, Diaz has worked in the university’s Office of Marketing and Communication for nearly 12 years.
Bethel University has added a graduate level leadership program in business to supplement the existing MBA program. This new program, the Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (MLED), emphasizes qualitative business disciplines rather than the quantitative components of accounting, economics and finance found in the MBA. The MLED is a professional degree for people involved in management and leadership.
Bethel University announces that it plans to resume residential, face-to-face classes in August, and is investing significant human and financial resources to accommodate COVID-19-related scenarios that could emerge. A spectrum of options will allow the university to make adjustments based on real-time information from federal, state and local authorities.
Bethel University students enrolled in on-ground (not fully online) undergraduate or graduate programs are now able to apply for a grant to assist with financial hardships they and their families have experienced as a result of COVID-19.
Bethel University's 73rd Commencement Ceremony is set to take place on Aug. 16 at 2 p.m., in the Wiekamp Athletic Center on Bethel’s campus. This will be the first class to graduate from Bethel University since the university’s name change in May 2019. The combined ceremony will include traditional undergraduate, adult and graduate programs.
Bethel University will offer its annual academic and sports camps for kids this summer.
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the decision for all classes to remain online through the end of the spring semester, in response to the COVID-19 crisis. This decision was not made lightly, and we grieve with students, faculty and staff over the loss of the on-campus experience.
Read this update for important information about Bethel University events that have been postponed, canceled or reorganized.
Bethel University is modifying operations in order to fulfill our educational commitments and express care for students, employees and the community. Read the full statement for more information.
There are no presumptive or confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) at Bethel University. At this time, classes and activities are continuing as scheduled. Read more in this update from the BU Emergency Management Team.
Bethel University is closely monitoring the situation regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). There are currently no confirmed cases on Bethel's campus. Members of the BU Emergency Management Team are regularly reviewing information and implementing recommendations from the Indiana and St. Joseph County departments of health, the CDC and the WHO.
Bethel University takes seriously the health, safety and well-being of our community members, and we are closely monitoring the situation regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). Members of the BU Emergency Management Team are regularly reviewing information and recommendations from the CDC and Indiana and St. Joseph County Departments of Health.
Join the Bethel University Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo for an evening of jazz in a relaxed setting. The Jazz Coffeehouse Concert will be Friday, March 13, 2020 at 8 p.m., in the Bethel University Dining Commons.
Thursday, Feb. 27 is the annual Collegiate Day of Prayer in the United States, a day when corporate, organized prayer has taken place for almost 200 years. In honor of the day, the Bethel community will gather together in prayer and ask God for revival at Bethel and on campuses across the nation.
Join the Bethel University Theatre Department for their production of “The Wizard of Oz.” Performances will be held on March 26, 27*, and 28 at 7:30 p.m. and March 28 at 1 p.m. in the auditorium of the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center on Bethel’s campus.
Bethel University will host “An Evening with Homer Drew,” to honor the former Pilot men’s basketball coach and celebrate his induction into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. Drew began his head coaching career at Bethel, serving from 1976-1987, before going on to coach at Indiana University South Bend and Valparaiso University.
Learn more about Bethel's participation in The Race Card Project, an exercise used by schools, businesses, churches and the military to foster a dialogue about race.
Bethel University’s Weaver Gallery presents the 13th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition. A reception will be held on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 at 11 a.m. in the Weaver Gallery located in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center’s Great Hall on the campus of Bethel University. The artwork will be on display from Feb. 14, 2020 through March 12, 2020.
The Bethel University Theatre Department is holding a 24-Hour Theatre Project, starting on the evening of Fri., Feb. 7. Join them on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 8 p.m. for their performances in the Kelly Auditorium located in the Middleton Hall of Science on Bethel’s campus.
Nineteen students and four faculty and staff members from the Bethel University Theatre Department recently traveled to the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) Region 3 in Madison, Wisc., where they presented their work, saw shows, made connections in the field of theatre, attended workshops, stage managed events, and volunteered.
Bethel University will host its third annual Give Back Gala on April 25 at 5:30 p.m., in the Wiekamp Athletic Center on Bethel’s campus with J.C. Watts as the keynote speaker. Watts – a former congressman, ordained minister, CNN contributor and professional athlete – is a visionary conservative leader whose concerns encompass the health and welfare of people around the world.
Bethel University announces the 2019 Fall Semester Dean's List. Eligibility for the Dean's List requires a 3.50 GPA with 12 or more semester hours. Congratulations to all of the students who achieved this honor! See the full list here.
According to data from the recently released 2018-19 IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System) report, Bethel University is a leader among its peers in graduating students of color. Bethel’s overall graduation rate was 71% – 10% higher than that of our peer comparison group, which consists of nine schools in our region with similar size, mission and demographics.
The Bethel University Community Impact Report, a brand-new publication, is now available for viewing on our community partners page. The report, sponsored by Everence®, a financial services organization, focuses on how community partnerships are helping to shape Bethel University and how Bethel is giving back to the local community.
The Bethel University Center for Academic Success wants to help students relieve stress this finals week. They will provide a variety of activities, including “kitten therapy” courtesy of Pet Refuge. Tues., Dec. 10, from 10 a.m.-noon kittens will be available to pet, hold and play with on the first floor of the Miller-Moore Academic Center.
The Bethel University Athletic Department announces the formation of an Esports team, set to begin in fall 2020. A partnership with the City of South Bend will give the Bethel team a dedicated practice room within the state-of-the art LAN cafe and access to a 600-seat Esports arena with Bethel organizing and hosting competitions at the Century Center. Christopher Hess, Bethel’s associate athletic director, is leading the charge for getting the program up and running, including a search for a coach for the team.
At their fall meeting, the Bethel University Board of Trustees gave approval to break ground on a $3.9 Million Athletic Training Facility, to be built on Bethel’s campus. Construction is expected to begin in the spring with completion by the end of 2020. The building is funded by donations from Bethel’s GROW campaign, with $284,000 still being raised for equipment and furniture to furnish the inside.
The concert will be held on Bethel’s campus in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center Auditorium. Performances are Fri., Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Sat., Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
The Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble will perform on Thurs., Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center Auditorium on Bethel’s campus. Then on Fri., Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m., the Percussion Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra will perform at the same location.
Bethel University Theatre Department presents “Sense & Sensibility” by Kate Hamill, based on the novel by Jane Austen. Performances of the show, directed by Deb Swerman, will run Nov. 14, 15*, and 16 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee on Nov. 16 at 1 p.m., in the Everest-Rohrer Auditorium on Bethel’s campus.
The Weaver Art Gallery presents the “Essence and Matter” art exhibition, featuring the work of Ramiro Rodriquez and Laurie S. Rousseau. The artwork will be on display Nov. 8, 2019-Jan. 30, 2020, in the Weaver Gallery and Great Hall, located in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center. An opening reception for this show will take place on Fri., Nov. 8 at 11 a.m.
Bethel University will host Go2BU, a special three-day, two-night campus visit experience for junior and senior students, transfer students and parents from Thursday, Oct. 24 to Saturday, Oct. 26. 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*, and the event features the Christian band Building 429 in concert on Fri., Oct. 25. The concert is open to the public, and tickets are available now at https://www.itickets.com/events/422267.
The Bethel University Concert Choir and Voices of Triumph will present a Fall Choral Concert on Sun., Nov. 3, 2019 at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Mishawaka, Ind., (401 Lincolnway E), under the direction of Vicky Warkentien, D.M.M.
Bethel University’s 31st annual campus-wide Service Day will take place Tues., Oct. 1. Sponsored by United Federal Credit Union (United), Bethel students, faculty, and staff, and United employees will serve together throughout Michiana.
A variety of locations will be served this year, including Center for the Homeless, the Foodbank of Northern Indiana, Transformation Ministries, the City of South Bend, Goodwill Industries and St. Paul Retirement Community, among others.
Bethel University earned the 30th spot among the Midwest’s Best Regional Universities in the 2020 U.S. News Best Colleges ranking. This is the 16th consecutive year that Bethel has been recognized as a Top Tier university on this annual list.
The Bethel University Theatre Department presents a performance of “Three Sisters,” guest directed by Clarence A. Gilyard Jr., Sept. 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance Sept. 28 at 1 p.m. in the Paqui and Brian Kelly Auditorium, Middleton Hall of Science.
Bethel University is ranked number 29 on the national list of “” by College Consensus. The ranking combines the published rankings of a wide selection of trusted media outlets, with the more trustworthy student review sites.
Bethel University will host more than 30 Christian colleges for the annual South Bend/Mishawaka Christian College Fair on Monday, Sept. 23 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.
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) released its Champions of Character Five-Star Award winners on Tuesday and the Bethel University Athletic Department earned a Silver Award for the 2018-19 athletic year.
Bethel University has been named to Money Magazine’s “Best Colleges for Your Money 2019” list. Money weighed more than 19,000 data points, including tuition, family borrowing, and career earnings, to find the schools that successfully combine quality and affordability.
Bethel University will present “Operatic Irregulars” on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 6 and 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center – Auditorium, 1001 Bethel Circle, Mishawaka, Ind. Admission is free.
Bethel University’s Weaver Gallery presents their opening art exhibition of the 2019-2020 academic year.
For the fourth year in a row, Washington Monthly has ranked Bethel University on its annual list of the “Best Bang for the Buck Colleges - Midwest.” Bethel is also one of two Indiana schools to appear in the top 200 on the guide’s “Top Master’s Universities” list, which ranked Bethel No. 73 in the nation, higher than any other Indiana college or university.
Bethel University has been named one of the best schools in the U.S. for student-athletes, according to the Next College Student-Athlete (NCSA), the country's largest and most successful college athletic recruiting network.
Bethel is celebrating the start of its first academic year as Bethel University with a music video featuring Dray Taylor '17, along with student, faculty and staff who participated in video shoots last spring.
Bethel University is one of 10 Indiana colleges to be recognized as a 2019 College of Distinction, and one of 58 schools in the nation to be named a Christian College of Distinction. This honor is given to colleges and universities that excel in the Four Distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.
Bethel University has established the $25,000 endowed Engbrecht Spiritual Life Fund to permanently support costs associated with fall revival speakers or student spiritual life retreats for Bethel University, and to support other ministries as funds grow.
Jerry L. White, CPA, has been named Vice President for Administration & Finance and CFO for Bethel University, beginning Aug. 19.
Matt Lentsch, MPA, CFRE, has been named vice president for institutional advancement at Bethel University. He will begin July 8.
Bethel University announces the 2019 Spring Semester Dean's List.
Bethel University will offer its annual academic and sports camps for kids this summer.
Bethel University has partnered with YouVisit, LLC to build a complete walking tour of the school’s scenic campus, giving prospective students from around the world with unlimited access to university grounds.
On Monday, May 6, Bethel College officially began operating as Bethel University. The transition has been more than a year in the making, since the Bethel College Board of Trustees voted to change the name in April 2018.
This year, more than 415 students plan to participate in Bethel College’s two commencement ceremonies, which will be held Saturday, May 4, in the Wiekamp Athletic Center on Bethel’s campus. This will be the last class to graduate from Bethel College before we become Bethel University on May 6. The 10 a.m. commencement includes adult programs, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) completion and graduate programs. The 5 p.m. commencement includes all traditional undergraduate programs, Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).
The Bethel College Center for Academic Success is helping students relieve some stress during finals week by providing a variety of activities, including having some “kitten therapy” courtesy of Pet Refuge. Other activities include shoulder massages, coloring, journaling, a bubble wrap wall and free popcorn.
Bethel College will host a Give Back Gala May 11 at 5:30 p.m., in the Wiekamp Athletic Center on Bethel’s campus. Keynote speaker Steve Arterburn, best-selling author of "Every Man's Battle" and "The Book of Life Recovery," will share a message focused on the theme of mental and spiritual wellness. Seven-time Grammy-nominated musical guest Natalie Grant will present an acoustic concert at the event.
Bethel College will launch three new on-ground programs and three online programs in Fall 2019. These include Computer Sciences, Business Marketing and English as a New Language on-ground, and Cyber Security, Business Marketing and a Master’s in Sport Administration online.
The Bethel College Voices of Triumph and Women's Chorale will present a spring semester performance on Fri., April 26 at 7:30 p.m., in the Paqui and Brian Kelly Auditorium in the Middleton Hall of Science on Bethel’s campus.
Bethel College will present the War & Peace event, with a Film Screening April 3 at 7:30 p.m., and a Music Concert April 6 at 7:30 p.m., with access to an Art Exhibit prior to the concert. Both the Film Screening and Music Concert will take place in the Everest-Rohrer Fine Arts Center-Auditorium; the Art Exhibit will take placed in the Weaver Art Gallery, all on Bethel’s campus. This project is made possible by the Indiana Arts Commission, the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Cost for each venue varies.
The Bethel College Music Department will present its Spring Instrumental Concerts April 11 and 12 on campus.
Bethel College will host a career and internship fair, sponsored by 1st Source Bank and Dungarvin, on Wed., March 13, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Wiekamp Athletic Center on Bethel’s campus. Representatives from more than 100 employers in a variety of industries – including Patrick Industries, Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation, Bashor Children’s Home, Beacon Health System, and St. Joseph Health System, among many others – will be on hand to talk about available jobs and internships in fields ranging from manufacturing to health care.
The Bethel College Theatre Department will present “The Drowsy Chaperone” March 28, 29 and 30 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee March 30 at 1 p.m., in the Everest-Rohrer Auditorium on Bethel’s campus.
RegisteredNursing.org has ranked the Bethel College Registered Nursing program past and present first time NCLEX-RN pass-rates - weighted by year. More information about the methodology used can be found on and a top nursing school in our area. The organization analyzed 48 schools in Indiana on factors that represent how well a program supports students toward licensure and beyond, includingRegisteredNursing.org.
Feb. 28 is he annual Collegiate Day of Prayer in the United States. Bethel students, faculty and staff will offer prayers for the college students on campuses in our nation and around the world.
Peter Lang Publishers recently released Women’s Voices of Duty and Destiny: Religious Speeches Transcending Gender, by Elizabeth W. McLaughlin, Ph.D., associate professor of communication at Bethel College. This is the first book in a series, Speaking of Religion, edited by Dann Brown, Ph.D., Grove City College, Pa., and is available on Amazon.com.
The Bethel College track & field team are coming home with a banner for the second straight weekend, as the men's team finished off their repeat of the NCCAA Indoor National Championship, overtaking host Cedarville (Ohio) on the final day of competition to earn their sixth NCCAA national championship. The women's team held serve with a second-place finish by a wide margin.
The Bethel College Music Department will present the Jazz Coffeehouse Concert Fri., March 15 at 8 p.m. in the Dining Commons on Bethel’s campus. This evening of jazz in a relaxed setting will feature the Bethel College Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo.
Bethel College announces the 2018 Fall Semester Dean's List.
The Bethel College Theatre Department presents a brand new play, “God of My Own World,” Feb. 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m., with a Feb. 9 matinee at 1 p.m. in the Paqui and Brian Kelly Auditorium, Middleton Hall of Science, on Bethel’s campus.
In observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, all afternoon classes were cancelled so that students could participate in activities to honor his life and legacy.
Bethel College’s Weaver Gallery presents the 12th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition. A reception will be held on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, at 11 a.m., in the Weaver Gallery located in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center’s Great Hall on the campus of Bethel College. The artwork will be on display from Feb. 15, 2019 through April 15, 2019.
Bethel’s third president, The Rev. Albert J. Beutler, Ph.D., passed away Dec. 23, 2018 at the age of 89 years old.
Eight local churches and Bethel College are partnering together to offer, “ReFuel,” a one-day conference for church worship teams and leaders. The event will be held Saturday, Jan. 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center – Auditorium on Bethel’s campus.
On May 6, 2019, Bethel College will begin operating as Bethel University. Today, the new logo and seal were officially revealed to students at chapel, and to faculty, staff, and alumni through email.
Bethel College mourns the loss of Trustee LeRoy Troyer, who passed away Sun., Dec. 2, following an illness. He was 81 years old.
A new One Button Studio is designed to make professional recordings for everything from preparing for presentations to developing material for online courses.
The Bethel College Music Department will present its 71st Annual Christmas Concert, Goodwill to All, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m., with a Dec. 1 matinee at 2 p.m. The concerts will take place in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center – Auditorium on Bethel’s campus.
Bethel College’s Weaver Gallery presents the Alumni Art Group Exhibition. A reception will be held on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018 at 11 a.m. in the Weaver Gallery located in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center’s Great Hall on the campus of Bethel College. The artwork will be on display from Nov. 16, 2018 through Feb. 1, 2019.
Bethel College Music Department presents Fall Instrumental Concerts, Nov. 15 and 16 in the Everest-Rhorer Auditorium.
Bethel College Department of Theatre presents “It's a Wonderful Life,” by Philip Grecian, Nov. 8, 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 10 at 1 p.m., in the Everest-Rohrer Fine Arts Center-Auditorium. The Nov. 9 performance will be interpreted for the Deaf community.
Bethel College announces a new major in Computer Science, to begin in the fall of 2019. The program was created in response to the increasing local, regional and national demand for professionals skilled in the areas of technology and software development, and builds on Bethel’s existing Computer Science minor.
This new Field Scholar Program is a partnership with local employers to provide a low- or no-debt option for students to obtain a bachelor’s degree from Bethel. It is designed for commuter students who will take about half of their coursework online and be paired with an employer who will guarantee work (15-20 hours per week during academic year and 40 hours per week during the summer). The first cohort will begin in the fall of 2019.
The Bethel College School of Nursing announces that it is now offering a direct admission option for exceptional high school seniors who meet specific criteria. This option allows students to be granted admission into the School of Nursing with their college acceptance, instead of waiting until their freshman year to apply.
The Bethel College Concert Choir, Voices of Triumph, and special guest Luminos, will present their Fall Choral Concert on Tues., Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m., at St. Monica Catholic Church in Mishawaka.
The Bethel College Music Department Faculty will present their annual fall recital on Friday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Art Center – Auditorium. The program will feature a wide variety of selections for piano, percussion and voice.
Bethel College’s 30th annual campus-wide Service Day will take place on Tuesday, Oct 2 at 8:30 a.m. Sponsored by United Federal Credit Union (UFCU), Bethel students, faculty, staff and credit union 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 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Bethel College President Gregg A. Chenoweth, Ph.D., announced today that on May 6, 2019, the institution will begin operating under a new name, Bethel University. The decision for the name change was made by Bethel’s Board of Trustees at their spring 2018 meeting.
The Bethel College Department of theater kicks off the 2018-19 season with THE GLASS MENAGERIE by Tennessee Williams. It will be performed on the Earl Reimer stage in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center on Bethel’s campus, Thursday, Sept. 27 and Friday, Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m., and a matinee at 1p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29.
Steve Govorko, adjunct professor of kinesiology, is partnering with Aleck’s Home Medical to raise awareness of the struggles of persons with physical disabilities. On Tues., Sept. 18, 10 of his PE Methods for Elementary Students class will use wheelchairs from Aleck’s to get around campus for the afternoon, and then journal about their experience. The class will meet at 2 p.m. in room 100, in the Wiekamp Athletic Center on Bethel’s campus, to get their wheelchairs.
Bethel earned the 29th spot among the Midwest’s Best Regional Universities in the 2019 U.S. News Best Colleges ranking, improving nine spots over last year. Bethel was also ranked No. 16 on the list of "Best Undergraduate Teaching - Regional Universities Midwest."
“Remembering Ray: A Night of Reflection and Laughter,” will celebrate the legacy of former Bethel College Professor of Music and Fine Arts Ray Weaver, who impacted students from the college’s founding in 1947 to 1986. The event will be held Sept. 14, 2018 at 7 p.m. in the Everest-Rohrer Auditorium on Bethel’s campus. It is free and open to the public.
HCM Records, the Bethel College record label, announces the release of a new student album, “Heartcry.” A release party, including live performances of songs from the album, will be held on Thursday, Sept. 6 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Sufficient Grounds coffeehouse on Bethel’s campus.
Bethel College will present “Operatic Irregulars,” a performance filled with fast-paced comedy, on Sept. 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center – Auditorium, 1001 Bethel Circle, Mishawaka, Ind. Admission is free.
Bethel College will host approximately 30 Christian colleges for the annual South Bend/Mishawaka Christian College Fair on Monday, Sept. 24 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.
For the third year in a row, Bethel is ranked in the top 10 in the Midwest on the annual list of “Best Bang for the Buck Colleges,” coming in at No. 7 for 2018. Bethel is also one of only four Indiana schools to appear on the guide’s “Top Master’s Universities” list, which ranked Bethel No. 66 in the nation.
Bethel is also currently ranked number seven on Washington Monthly’s list of “Best Bang for the Buck – Midwest” colleges, and has been consistently named a top tier college by U.S. News and World Report since 2005.
Bethel is one of ten Indiana colleges to be recognized as a 2018 College of Distinction, and one of 72 schools in the nation to be named a Christian College of Distinction. Bethel also received program-specific recognition in business, education and nursing.
Athletic Director Tom Visker is pleased to announce that Bethel College will offer men's and women's bowling as varsity programs for the 2018-19 academic year. The addition of bowling will bring Bethel to a total of 21 varsity programs competing in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), and 27 intercollegiate teams total.
Athletic Director Tom Visker is pleased to announce that Bethel College will offer men's and women's swimming and diving as varsity programs for the 2018-19 academic year. The addition of swimming & diving, as well as bowling announced earlier this summer, will bring Bethel to a total of 23 varsity programs competing in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), and 29 intercollegiate teams total.
Bethel College is naming its first endowed professorship, where external funding perpetually supports a faculty member. David McCabe, Ph.D., is honored as the Missionary Church Endowed Professor of Biblical Theology. This new position has been designed to address the critical importance of comprehensive and Biblically faithful theological academic training for future pastors and church leaders.
Bethel College and the Kelly Cares Foundation dedicated the Paqui and Brian Kelly Auditorium on Thursday, June 21. Renovations to the auditorium, Bethel’s largest lecture hall, were made possible by a gift from the Kelly Cares Foundation.
Terrell Elam, Ph.D., has been named Vice President for Enrollment Management. Elam most recently served as Dean of Admissions for Liberty University and will lead Bethel teams in Traditional and Adult & Graduate Studies Admissions, Financial Aid and Enrollment Marketing.
Bethel College and the Missionary Church USA announce the creation of a living endowment to fund a professor in the denomination’s name at Bethel College. The Missionary Church Endowed Professor of Biblical Theology was created to address the critical importance of comprehensive and Biblically-faithful theological academic training for future pastors and church leaders.
More than 425 students plan to participate in Bethel's commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 5. The speaker will be Katelyn Beaty, an editor-at-large with Christianity Today. Beaty previously served as the magazine's youngest and first woman managing editor. She is the author of "A Woman's Place: A Christian Vision for Your Calling in the Office, the Home, and the World" (Simon & Schuster). A native of Dayton, Ohio, and graduate of Calvin College, she has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Atlantic and lives in the Chicago suburbs.
As part of the Bethel College Day of Giving, Bethel will host a Give Back Gala featuring Keynote speaker Lee Strobel, New York Times best-selling author of “The Case for Christ."
Voices of Triumph concert will be Friday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. Suggested donation is $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.
The Bethel College Concert Choir, Voices of Triumph and string quartet will perform on Friday, April 20. The concert will feature world premieres of two pieces
Bethel's chamber Orchestra and Wind Ensemble will perform on April 12 and the Percussion Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo will perform on April 13.
The movie is based on the life of New York Times best-selling author Lee Strobel and will be shown on April 14 at 6 p.m.
The Bethel College Percussion Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo will present their annual Fall Jazz and Percussion Concert on Friday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Bethel Athletics is proud to announce that Hoosier Tire will be the naming sponsor of the 2017 Hoosier Tire Bethel Athletics Golf Outing. This summer marks the 25th annual outing that helps support the efforts of the Bethel Athletic Department.
Bethel College is seeking comments from the public about the college, in preparation for its 10-year re-evaluation by the Higher Learning Commission. Accreditation is a voluntary, peer review process that evaluates an institution’s ability to meet educational standards. Bethel College has been accredited by the Commission since 1971.
The Bethel College Music Department presents its Spring Choral Showcase featuring the Concert Choir and Voices of Triumph. The concert is on Friday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center – Auditorium. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.
The Bethel College Music Department presents Voices of Triumph in their annual presentation of a cappella choral music for chamber choir. The concert will be on Friday, April 28, 8 p.m. at Evangel Heights United Methodist Church, 114 N. Ironwood Drive, South Bend, Ind. Admission is free.
President Gregg Chenoweth, Ph.D., recently recognized several faculty and staff for doing an exceptional job of living out the GREATer priorities.
Three Bethel College Art Department faculty will be featured at the Elkhart ArtWalk on April 12. Department Chair and Assistant Professor of Art Michael May, Adjunct Professor of 2D Design & Digital Photography Jeffrey Combs and Adjunct Professor of Ceramics Kari Black will have their work showcased at the event.
Bethel College will celebrate the naming of the Therese and John Gardner Softball Field on Friday, March 31 at 2:45 p.m. The recently constructed softball stadium is located on the corner of Liberty Drive and West LaSalle Avenue on Bethel’s campus.
On March 21, Indiana State Representatives Tim Wesco (R-Osceola) and Dale DeVon (R-Granger) honored Bethel College with a resolution recognizing its 70th anniversary.
The Bethel College Campus Store is hosting a book signing for “The Self-Aware Leader,” written by Terry Linhart, Ph.D., Bethel College professor of Christian ministries and chair of the Department of Religion & Philosophy. The signing will be on Thursday, March 30 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Campus Store.
Cidney DoBrodt, a senior in Bethel's Worship Arts program, will release her debut album, "Undone," on March 17. The album will be available for purchase on iTunes, in the Bethel College Campus Store, and available for listening on Spotify.
The Bethel College School of Nursing has been ranked seventh in the nation on the list of “Top RN Degree Programs for 2017.” The list, compiled by Accredited Schools Online, ranked schools all over the country based on criteria such as cost, graduation rates and resources available to them. With a score of 97.20 out of 100, Bethel is the only Indiana college to appear in the top 30 and the only CCCU (Council for Christian Colleges and Universities) school to appear in the top 20.
Residents from the Robert L. Miller, Sr., Veteran’s Center will gather for a special Christmas dinner in the Bethel College Dining Commons on Saturday, Dec. 17. Congresswoman Jackie Walorski will be the guest speaker.
The Bethel College Education Department recently received accreditation for all of its programs through 2023, based on the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards. All accreditation standards were met, with no stipulations.
Bethel College students, faculty and staff are joining together to create a “free to pick” garden on Bethel’s campus. The project is a collaboration with South Bend Unity Gardens, the college’s Enactus student team, and individual faculty who are passionate about beginning a garden on campus.
Bethel College student Lacey Miller was recently recognized as one of Indiana’s 31 sophomores who is “Realizing the Dream” as a first-generation college student.
Bethel College Professor of Christian Ministries and Chair of the Department of Religion and Philosophy Terry Linhart, Ph.D., has released a new book, “Teaching the Next Generations: A Comprehensive Guide for Teaching Christian Formation.”
The Bethel College Music Department presents its 69th annual Christmas Concert. Performances are Friday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center – Auditorium. Tickets are on sale now.
Two actors and one director from the internationally acclaimed Stratford Festival will present a four-day residency at Bethel College. Bethel is the first private college to do a residency with this prestigious group, who has previously conducted workshops at Michigan State University, University of Missouri and Wayne State University.
Recording artists David Britton and Jean Watson, along with the Nashville Bandoliers, will present the “Sounds of the Season” Christmas concert on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. on the campus of Bethel College, in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center – Auditorium. The concert will be a unique blend of musical styles that will delight the audience with a variety of Christmas favorites.
The Bethel College Chamber Orchestra and Wind Ensemble will present a concert to the community on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center-Auditorium.
The Bethel College Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo and Percussion Ensemble will present their annual fall Jazz and Percussion Night on Friday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center – Auditorium. Doors open at 7 p.m. for this exciting and entertaining program.
Bethel College will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for a $1 million nursing simulation lab on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 1 p.m. on the south side of the Middleton Hall of Science. A reception will follow in the School of Nursing.
Bethel’s Music Department Faculty will present their annual fall recital on Friday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Everest-Rohrer Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public.
The Bethel College Art Department presents a “before and after” student art show titled, “Something Better.” The show will run through Dec. 16 in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center—Great Hall.
Bethel students, faculty and staff will serve together throughout Michiana during the 28th annual campus-wide service day on Tuesday, Oct. 4.
Zippia, a career resource for new graduates, evaluated which colleges in Indiana offer the best opportunities for economics majors. Out of 162 schools, Bethel ranked number seven on the list, which also included Purdue University, the University of Notre Dame and Indiana University.
Tickets are on sale now for “Shadowlands,” presented by the Bethel College Theatre Department. Performances are Thursday, Sept. 29 and Friday, Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 1 at 1 p.m.
Bethel College Assistant Professor of Art and Art Department Chair Michael May will open his first exhibit at the college, “Futile Proposals,” in the Weaver Art Gallery.
Bethel College will host more than 30 Christian colleges for the annual South Bend/Mishawaka Christian College Fair on Monday, Sept. 26 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Wiekamp Athletic Center. High school, junior high, and junior college students and parents are encouraged to attend.
Bethel College and Visit South Bend Mishawaka are working to prevent human trafficking in our area by offering a seminar for hospitality and tourism professionals, who can be in a unique position to spot the subtle tell-tale signs of a person being trafficked.
With the news that ITT Tech is suddenly closing all campuses, including the one in South Bend, Bethel College is stepping in to help local students complete their degree. Bethel has a more generous credit transfer policy than many other institutions and is prepared to assist displaced students so they can continue their education without disruption.
Washington Monthly has ranked Bethel College No. 6 of 367 colleges in the Midwest on their 2016 list of the “Best Bang for the Buck Colleges.” Bethel was also ranked No. 48 in the nation on the list of “Top Master’s Universities.”
See the full list of students who made the Dean's List for the 2016 Spring semester. Congratulations, we are proud of your hard work!
Bethel is one of nine Indiana colleges to be recognized as a 2016 College of Distinction, and one of 59 schools in the nation to be named a Christian College of Distinction. This honor is given to colleges and universities that excel in the Four Distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.
Bethel College and Visit South Bend Mishawaka are partnering to offer a safety workshop for hospitality and tourism professionals and others who work with large crowds. The event, prompted by recent tragedies such as the mass shooting in Orlando, aims to increase awareness and preparation in the event of a crisis.
At a special ceremony on May 3, several Bethel employees were recognized for doing an exceptional job in living out the GREATer priorities.
HCM Records will host an exclusive Christian Songwriting Master Class with Billy Smiley on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bethel College. Smiley, one of Christian music’s most successful songwriters and producers, will collaborate with participants and help them take their songwriting skills to the next level.
Bethel College will offer its annual academic camps, which provide campers from ages 9-14 with the opportunity to explore their interests with college professors, instructors and leaders who channel their knowledge into a fun, hands-on college learning experience.
Adults interested in a ministry degree from Bethel College now have a new option for taking classes in St. Joseph, Mich. The satellite location will serve adult students pursuing an associates or bachelor’s degree in Bible and Ministry, as well as graduate students working towards a Master of Arts in Ministry or Master of Arts in Theological Studies.
Last week, Bethel College began a Hispanic Initiative, offering bilingual adults a new option for obtaining a college degree. The Spanish-assisted business degree is the first of its kind in the United States and is geared towards Hispanic adults who have the ability to earn a college degree, but have stayed out of the classroom due to language barriers.
The Bethel College Governing Board of Trustees acted unanimously in their decision to give seventh Bethel president, Gregg Chenoweth, Ph.D., a contract extension through 2021.
Registration is open for the Summer Institute for Teachers, hosted annually by Bethel College. The institute will be held June 20-22 and those participating can earn up to 18 professional growth points (PGPs) or three graduate credits.
The Bethel College Theatre Department presents, “Barefoot in the Park,” by Neil Simon, nominated for a 1964 Tony Award for Best Play. Performances are Friday, May 27 at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, May 28 at 1 p.m., in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center – Auditorium.
Bethel College will have a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new Bethel Innovation Gateway (BIG), a room on campus designed to encourage problem-solving and spur creativity. The ceremony will take place at on Tuesday, May 3 at 11:30 a.m., in Room 433 of the Miller-Moore Academic Center.
Bethel College’s graduating class raised money to create a prayer garden on campus. The 50-year reunion class of 1966 joined in the fundraising efforts to make this a combined gift from both classes, a tradition for Bethel alumni. A groundbreaking for the prayer garden will take place outdoors near the Sailor Residential Center on Saturday, April 30 at 3:30 p.m., as part of Bethel’s graduation weekend.
The Bethel College Education Department and School City of Mishawaka are partnering to create a laboratory kindergarten classroom on Bethel’s campus.
WorkOne, Bethel College and local unions and employers are partnering to provide a two-week building trades training program designed to put area workers on the path to a career in the building trades industry.
Bethel’s second annual Online Giving Day will be on Wednesday, April 13. All gifts will be matched dollar-for-dollar and will go towards three projects: an active-learning classroom, a prayer garden, and expansion of the Weaver Art Gallery.
Bethel College Athletics is pleased to host the sixth annual Northern Indiana Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Luncheon on Tuesday, April 12. This year's speaker is Bethel graduate and MLB pitcher, Eric Stults, who has taken the mound for the Dodgers, Rockies, White Sox, Padres and Braves.
Bethel College announces the creation of a record label, HCM Records, and music publishing company, Bethel College (IN) Publishing. Its first project, "Anchor in the Undertow," will be released on April 12.
Bethel College will host a free community health workshop for anyone who wants to learn more about the Creighton Model FertilityCareTM System. The system is used for family planning and is also highly effective for identifying and treating health issues such as endometriosis, pelvic pain, ovarian cysts, polycystic ovarian disease, infertility, and recurrent miscarriage, among others.
Community members have the opportunity to become a certified community health worker (CHW) by attending a three-day training at Bethel College, April 25-27. The deadline to apply is April 18.