There's more to life at Bethel than classes & seminars

Beyond the green is a place students to share the joys and hardships of being a Thresher.

  • 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 on Campus

The weather is finally beautiful outside, and when the weather is nice, people start to come out of hiding. I love spring for that fact. On campus when the weather is finally nice after a looooooong cold winter, everybody enjoys the nice weather on campus. It’s fun to see the community because on the green there will be random games of ultimate frisbee. Between the mods and Voth there are games of touch football and groups of people playing catch with a football or baseball. When the weather gets even nicer–sand volleyball becomes a normal activity to take part in. It’s so exciting to finally have wonderful weather that we can get outside and be active in! Our campus is so beautiful, and it has space to offer outside activities. I’m sooo excited it is finally spring weather!!!

Die Fledermaus!

Well, hello, my faithful readers! It has been a few weeks, hasn’t it? If you read Ryan’s post, then you probably already have an idea of what I am going to talk about: our upcoming operetta, “Die Fledermaus”! This will be my second opera to perform in at Bethel. My freshman year I was in “The Magic Flute,” which was a lot of fun, so I was excited to have another chance to be in an opera here. I was also in the musical, “The Light in the Piazza,” last year (we alternate between musical and opera each year). You may have noticed I wrote “operetta” instead of opera. I’m not an expert on this stuff, but from my understanding, operettas are always more comical than regular operas and also have more dialogue. This is definitely true of “Die Fledermaus”–we’ve been rehearsing for almost a month now, and we’re still laughing during rehearsals! Read More

Being Social

I’ve recently asked myself, “what sort of situation must I be in that allows me to forget birthdays, social engagements and how to be social???”The answer: student teaching last semester of senior yearHowever– there are still wonderful campus activities and friends that allow me to excuse myself for some fun and relearning the art of being social. Read More


Hello again my friends. We have, once again, spent far too much time apart. Yes, I know, I missed you too…however, we dare not dwell too much on the past as there is so much going on in the present. Can you guess where I am? Well I’ll save you the head-scratching and pondering and just come out with it; I am, as usual, in the Fine Arts Center at Opera practice. Read More

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