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  • Mudslam, AKA The Dirtiest Volleyball You Have Ever Played

    Mudslam, AKA The Dirtiest Volleyball You Have Ever Played

  • Mod Life: Finding Fun Amidst Stress

    Mod Life: Finding Fun Amidst Stress

Concert Choir Tour 2015

Concert Choir Tour 2015

The choir's annual spring break tour took them into churches of various denominations in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas, where they experienced amazing hospitality from an equal variety of people.
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Bethel in bloom

Bethel in bloom

It seems like we just turned around and suddenly it's spring all over the Bethel campus.
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Spring Fling 2015

Spring Fling 2015

Above is a photo from 2015's Bubbert Awards fun. The Bubberts capped off Spring Fling week, which also included Ultimate Trivia, laser tag, Capture the Flag and Bethel Olympics. Plus an Iron Chef Cook-off with a secret ingredient...
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The end of another school year

The end of another school year

Wrapping up, finishing up and moving out, as another school year ends. Our bloggers appreciate coffee, friends, beautiful coffee, summer plans, study breaks and ... coffee.
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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

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Yesterday was Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Every year Bethel College has some type of celebration in honor of Dr. King. This year was a very special celebration. The whole celebration centered around the speech that Dr. King presented on this campus in Memorial Hall about 50 years ago. Bethel was able to locate an audio copy of the speech that Dr. King spoke and professionally restored it along with getting the speech transcribed so all can have access to it. Read More

Interterm is already half way done!!?

So, it’s already the middle of interterm classes! Today I just took my midterm for my class, and I honestly cannot believe that we only have 2 more weeks left!Interterm is a unique aspect of Bethel. During the month of January, students take 1 class every day for the whole month. Usually the classes offered are different than usual semester classes. There are traveling classes (Europe, Costa Rica), different types of English classes (War fiction), some very interesting science classes (astronomy, animal behavior), and even a fun business class (Emerson Meets Management)…just to name a few! Read More

Interterm–a lot can happen in just 1 month

Wow, it’s been two weeks already, and interterm has been hectic. Who knew having one class for a whole month would be so full of reading and lectures? It has not been all bad, there has been fun and games as well.3 on 3 basketball intramurals has begun and the race is on to find the best 3 on 3 teams–men and women–on the Bethel campus. Also basketball has heated this below-freezing winter right up with both the women’s and men’s teams in top competing spots in the conference. Read More

Karlsruhe

Hey people!Greetings from Karlsruhe, Germany! It’s a ten-hour bus ride from Leipzig (Leipzig did not have free internet, and this place only has it for twenty minutes at a time in the lobby, so I must be quick), and we also stopped at Buchenwald concentration camp. That hour-and-a-half stop on the way here deserves far more time than I can give it in a blog, so it will have to wait. Read More