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  • Spring Semester

    Spring Semester

  • A Late Start To Tennis

    A Late Start To Tennis

Looking Back

Looking Back

As the end of the semester winds down, a lot of us find ourselves reflecting over what happened over the course of the semester. From memories made, those laugh-until-your-face hurt moments, to maybe even those that you wish you could forget, now is the time a lot of us do that. And I was doing that today as well.
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Pirates Of Penzance

Pirates Of Penzance

Over the past month many of Bethel’s students have been working on the opera, The Pirates of Penzance.
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Thankfulness For The Little Things

Thankfulness For The Little Things

Today, the theme of our chapel service was Thankfulness. One of the points that was brought up among the speakers was being thankful for the little things. This was a good reminder for me. I get so stressed with school work and the end of the semester that I forget to take time to step back and be thankful for some of the little things that I take for granted.
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Concert Choir In Europe

Concert Choir In Europe

The Concert Choir gave a bittersweet farewell to our European choir tour with a final concert on Sunday, this time in front of the friendly faces of Bethel’s campus.
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Women’s Basketball

The end of February and the beginning of March is conference tournament time for basketball. This year we ended the season 4th place in conference, hosting our first round game. In years past we have played the ‘play-in’ game because we were at the bottom of our conference and had to win that game to actually be in the tournament. So this year was exciting to be ranked high enough to host first round. Read More

Tournament Play

Well regular season has come to a close, and the KCAC tournament is on its way. Bethel men started the tournament off right with their play-in game against Tabor (our rivals) at Tabor College. The atmosphere was fierce, for the tournament play is very different from the regular season–it’s win or go home, and anyone who has the heart of the champion can win. Read More

Second Semester=Craziness

Second Semester is now almost one month underway. For me, this means that the craziness is one month underway! My second semester schedule is a great one, but I am crazy busy! I feel like I am always in class, or preparing for a class. This is not always a bad thing, but with basketball on top of everything else I feel that I barely have time for myself. Read More

Back into Spring!

Spring semester is underway and it feels like it’s been taking forever! We’re only two weeks in! Right now, there are lots of things happening on campus. I’m trying to get in all my points for forensics while keeping up with homework in classes AND costuming the opera. Somehow my schedule is all messed up and I have four classes that start at 8:00am–but I’ll live :) Read More

Spring Semester

It wouldn’t be spring semester if we didn’t have convocation. Convocation has been very interesting so far especially with Rick McNary’s presentation on Numana and the students presenting about their interterm trips. Read More

Lost in a February Song

Student teaching is awesome.It’s only been 2 weeks at Slate Creek Elementary School here in Newton, in a 4th grade classroom, but I can already tell this is what I want to do with my life. Or at least part of my life.The students are lovable and challenging, sweet and sneaky, but (so far) I can’t think of one I’m not thankful for. I laugh a lot with this group of kids, and have already learned so much in classroom management from my cooperating teacher. I keep notes on the cute moments: the child who shows incredible patience and encouragement to the student who likes to yell in people’s ears for fun; the student who gives me two valentine cards a week ahead of time; the child who offers to loan me one of her books because it’s so good, I need to read it, too. They already respond well to me, and while I’m thankful that I’m slowly being eased in to the position of full time teacher, I am ready to start teaching some lessons and helping these 4th graders through assessments. Read More

Back from Europe…and then some

So it’s been a few weeks since we returned from Europe! Jet lag is completely gone, and everyone has hit the ground running with spring semester. I would have loved to post some pictures, but unfortunately when I tried to upload them, it said that they were too large of files, and while there might a way to remedy this, I am not computer savvy enough to do so. :( But here are some of my final thoughts and reflections: Read More

Interterm

Today was our last day of interterm! I have enjoyed Astronomy, a class taught by a man who absolutely LOVES the stars (Tracy Tuttle). Our universe is so big, I still can’t fathom it. Because of the cloudy weather, we only were able to observe the nighttime sky a couple times during the month. However, those few times of stargazing were incredible! Read More

Thoughts from Homestays

During any choir tour we have (sometimes) luxurious evenings at hotels, but often the most cozy, awkward or hilarious stories come from the nights when we stay with members of the host congregations.The past week was night after night of these stays in Switzerland, France, Germany and the Netherlands. Read More

The After Effect

MLK Day was so amazing. Out of the three years that I have been here at Bethel College, this year was the best ever! The support that was shown by the Bethel community as a whole is what made an impact on me, because this year the vibe wasn’t such as “oh this day is just for African Americans.” The day is for everyone to celebrate the life of a legend, and this is exactly what occurred on Monday. Read More