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Approximately 595 students plan to participate in graduation ceremonies on April 28 and 29 in the Wiekamp Athletic Center. The speaker for both ceremonies will be Sarah Kilemi, Ph.D., director with United Nations and economic advisor/co-founder of The Village Trust. Learn more information about graduation weekend.
ATHLETIC HALL OF FAMERS HONORED
Bethel hosted the 2011 Athletic Hall of Fame induction banquet in the Wiekamp Athletic Center lobby. This year’s Athletic Hall of Fame inductees included Pablo Rodriguez (’00), a four-year letter winner in soccer; Eric Stults (’02), a four-year letter winner in baseball and a two-year letter winner in basketball; and John Urbanski (’97), a four-year letter winner in baseball.
BETHEL NAMED MISHAWAKA BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Bethel College was named “Business of the Year” during the Mishawaka Business Association’s (MBA) annual meeting and awards dinner in February. The event was hosted at the Windsor Park Conference Center in Mishawaka.
KINESIOLOGY HOSTS JOB FAIR
A kinesiology job fair provided exercise science, kinesiology and sports management majors a chance to meet multiple graduate school representatives, as well as potential employers in the South Bend area.
PROVIDING FOOD FOR NEIGHBORS IN NEED
Bethel took part in Neighbors in Need, a regional food drive conducted by many local colleges and universities at different times between December and March to benefit the Food Bank of Northern Indiana. Bethel’s drive concluded with “praise and pancakes,” where students fixed breakfast and held a worship service for individuals at local homeless shelters.
BOY SCOUTS ATTEND CAMP AT BETHEL
Bethel hosted the LaSalle Council Winter Advancement Camp 2011 for the Boy Scouts of America. This annual event brought in 350 scouts and leaders from northern Indiana, southern Michigan and eastern Illinois. This twoday camp provided the scouts with the opportunity to earn three merit badges.
BETHEL BEGINS HIGH SCHOOL TUTORING PROGRAM
Bethel began an after-school tutoring program at South Bend’s Washington High School this past fall. The college hired approximately a dozen students to provide tutoring in math, language arts, science and other subjects at least one afternoon per week. The program was started in an attempt to increase multicultural experiences for Bethel students by broadening their view of the world.
BETHEL LAUNCHES ONLINE BUSINESS DEGREE
Bethel’s nontraditional studies program now offers its first complete degree online — a bachelor’s in business. This degree offers the same strength, quality and integrated faith as traditional on-campus offerings.
MLK DAY CELEBRATED
Afternoon classes were canceled on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to provide the Bethel community with the opportunity to celebrate and honor their own diversity. A celebration chapel began the day’s festivities on campus. Students, faculty and staff could watch the feature film, “The Help,” take part in seminars or the Memorial March in South Bend, or attend an MLK Celebration Concert at IUSB.