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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Deutsche Weihnachten

Today we had our first practice for Deutsche Weihnachten. This is a pretty cool event, unlike anything else anywhere (except for Germany, they have them all over the place). Basically, It’s a church service entirely in German. The scripture readings are in German, the songs are in German, even the sermon is German (to be delivered this year by Austin McCabe-Juhnke). Read More

Music Department Happenings

This semester, the music department has been an exciting place to be. The weekend before last was a special concert where the Bethel College Chamber Orchestra got to play with the Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra. We did some really awesome pieces like the Carnival overture by Dvorak, and Tchaikovsky’s March Slav. There was also an amazing baritone soloist and our very own Jim Pisano on clarinet. The orchestra worked really hard, and I think that the combined concert benefited both the Chamber Orchestra and the NMKSO. I felt like it was the best concert I have been involved in at Bethel–and it was very satisfying to perform. Read More

Be Prepared

The end of the semester is approaching, and this is the time when teachers will pile things on you at the last minute. Especially next week, which is the week before finals, there will be last minute projects, tests and quizzes, so hit the books and don’t stress, because the end is near.

Conference Play Begins Thursday!

For the men’s and women’s basketball teams, conference games begin tomorrow (Dec. 3)! This is when the season really gets exciting. In conference play each team plays everybody twice. So by the middle of January the second half of conference starts. But this week is when every game counts towards winning conference! Read More

Finals are fast approaching!

There is about a week and a half left until finals week begins! This is the time of the semester when everybody is flocking to the library, to the study rooms, as well as hiding in their rooms trying to finish the last minute projects that are due. Read More

It’s beginning to look like Christmas!!!!

I love coming and leaving the dorms and seeing the holiday cheer spreading rapidly. In Voth hall there is a well-decorated Christmas tree and garland all around to get ready for the coming of baby Jesus and that fat red jolly man that comes down the chimney with his many reindeer. Although I’m not sure how he will get into Voth without it having a chimney, but I’m pretty sure he will find a way. Read More

Pretending it’s still November…

It’s not just me. It’s the weather also. I won’t question the 55 degree warmth though… after 4 years of residency in Kansas, I’m not surprised anymore.And while we’re pretending it’s still November:I got to see Wicked! This musical (based on the novel by Gregory Maguire) has been one I’ve wanted to see for so very long. When two tickets magically appeared in the mail (thanks friend) I was giddy. And now one dream is fulfilled. Read More


Hey there. So today I’m thinking about our upcoming European Choir Tour in January. I’m really glad that I’ve been able to be in this choir and have these kinds of opportunities. I really enjoyed our tour through the southwest last year, but I anticipate that going to Europe for 3-4 weeks is going to be infinitely better. Read More

One month Left in a Foreign Land

December is upon us! Christmas will be here in the blink of an eye (actually I just blinked now and it’s still not here), and I’m coming back to Kansas very soon! Now is the time to decide what I should do before leaving Ecuador. I have traveled so much I don’t have any other place I am DYING to go to, except to climb to the top of Cotopaxi, the second largest mountain in Ecuador. Read More


I couldn’t post this at the time I wrote it, but I hope you don’t mind.I’m currently sitting scrunched in the back of a van on my way back from visiting my family in Beatrice, Nebraska, for Thanksgiving. In the last couple of hours I have realized two very important things: classes start again tomorrow, and I don’t have my homework done. I suppose that for those of you who know me this doesn’t come as any surprise. Haha, I guess I could find it reassuring that some things never change? Anyway, I really love Thanksgiving, but not just for the food. Seeing friends and family again is always good. Read More