Bethel welcomes alumni and friends to its annual fall festival, most of which takes place on Saturday, October 10. 8. Campus.
Find the full fall festival schedule at www.bethelks.edu/fallfest
The fall festival starts in October. 6 With Taste of Newton, Bethel in partnership with the City of Newton and Newton Area Chamber of Commerce, 6-9 pm downtown.
In addition to a variety of cuisines from local restaurants, caterers, churches and civic groups, there is live entertainment including Bethel and Newton High School Jazz, Newton Community Children’s Choir, Heart Voices Choir, Martial Artist, Danza Reyna del Tepeyac and other music and dance performances.
North Newton artist Glen Ediger’s exhibition “Environmental Exposure” is open at the Reger Art Gallery at the Luyken Fine Arts Centre throughout the weekend, including Thursday through Saturday, 9am-5pm, and Sunday at 2pm pm to 4pm
The opening reception is October. 7 o’clock in the gallery from 6 o’clock to 8 o’clock.
Oct. 7 is also the 16th annual STEM symposium, honoring Paul Lewis, professor emeritus of psychology this year.
Bethel graduate and school psychologist Jennifer Steinmetz of Portland, Ore., opened the seminar at 11:00 a.m. in the Krebeer Auditorium at the Luyken Fine Arts Center with a presentation on “School Psychology: An Influential Occupations”.
In the Krehbiel Auditorium at 1 p.m., a panel of three Bethel psychology graduates now working outside of psychology will talk about their experiences: Taylor McCabe-Juhnke, executive director of the Western Illinois Rural Schools Partnership; Matt Stucky , a software engineer at Intrust Bank in Wichita; and Sierra Williamson, a school social worker in Olathe, Kansas.
The closing ceremony of the STEM workshop will be on Saturday, October 6th. Laurie McLouth, professor of behavioral sciences at the University of Kentucky School of Medicine in Lexington, will give a presentation on August 8 at 9 a.m. in the chapel of the Administration Building.
The fall festival drama is quiet land Anne Chislett tells the story of a young Amish in Canada during World War I as she struggled to serve her country and follow the peaceful stance of her church community.
The show airs in October. There are other shows on October 7th at 7:30pm. 8:00, 3:30 and October 9:00, 2:00 pm, in the Krehbiel Auditorium.
Tickets are available online at bethelks.edu/fine-arts, at the Thresher Store in the Schultz Student Center during normal business hours or at the Luyken Fine Arts Center box office one hour before each performance (subject to availability).
Oct. 8. The Kaufman Museum starts a bird walk every month at 8:00 in the museum parking lot. Experienced local bird watchers will walk about an hour through Chisholm Park (paved) and the Sand Creek Trail (wood chips).
Beginning at 8 a.m., there will be food, craft and information kiosks from students, alumni and local organizations in and around the green space at the heart of campus.
The Bethel College Women’s Association’s “Total Market” in the Luyken Fine Arts Center sells baked goods, crafts, and Bethel College special items. There will be places outside to buy New Year’s cookies, homemade sliced pies, beef borsch and zwiebach, and all proceeds will go to Bethel.
Other items on Green include sausages, corn pans, verenikes, breakfast burritos, cinnamon rolls, and more.
On the outdoor Prairie Sky Stage is the Newton Community Children’s Choir, 9 a.m.; peek at Bethel Literary Magazine Wow! Fall Issue, 9:30; Bethel a cappella ensemble Woven (women) and Open Road (men), 10 and 10:30; Lori Dreyer, 11; Newton High School Jazz, noon; and Bethel Jazz Band from 1pm to 2pm
The Children’s Park is open from 9 am to 1 pm north of the advertising building and offers art activities, games and more.
In Centennial Square in front of the Memorial Hall, musicians and dancers from the Bethel College School of Performing Arts (BCAPA) will perform at 10 am and Newton Aztec dancers will perform at 1 pm (rain canceled).
A special commemorative event will be held on the northern lawn of the Luyken Arts Center at 10:30 am.
“Grief, Celebration, and Esses – Unexpected Paths and Connections in the Mysterious Journey of Exploring Memory” will include poetry and reflections on the life and death of Seth Dunn, a student who died in an accident in 2011, and he Father of Larry Dunn and Bethel Communication Arts Professor Christine Crouse-Dick.
The Kaufman Museum’s special exhibition is “The Magic of Things: Five Continents, 25 Centuries, 125 Years of Collection.”
The Fall Museum is open Thursday through Saturday from 9:30am to 4:30pm, and Sunday from 1:30pm to 4:30pm, with free admission throughout.
On October 8 at 1:30 pm, Bethel History Professor Mark Jantzen will speak on “The Oldest Book in the Bethel Library” – the cuneiform tablet is over 4,000 years old.
Ground breaking for the new Thresher Stadium locker room facility will take place at 4 p.m. near Goring Hall and the stadium, followed by a tailgate barbecue (tickets must be purchased in advance).
Bethel at Southwestern College’s homecoming football game at 6 p.m.
Bethel Athletic Booster Club Hall of Fame inductees will be recognized at halftime of the football game: Russ Graber, the driving force behind the 1999 women’s volleyball team, longtime track coach and Bethel athletic training program, will receive a Merit Service Award.
Bethel is a four-year liberal arts college established in 1887 and is the oldest Mennonite college in North America.Known for academic excellence, Bethel ranks 14th in the nation washington monthly “Best Bachelor’s Colleges” list, ranked 24th U.S. News & World Report 2022-23 “Best Regional Universities in the Midwest” rankings. Bethel is the only college or university in Kansas to be named the Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT) Campus Center. For more information, visit www.bethelks.edu