Becker Wins Catholic Press Award
Rick Becker, R.N., associate faculty, won third place in the 2012 Catholic Press Awards for the category of Magazine/Newsletter Best Essay – Scholarly Magazines. His award-winning article was “Hypodermoclysis and Proctoclysis as Basic Care: Avoiding Unnecessary Terminal Dehydration” and was published by the National Catholic Bioethics Center. The Catholic Press selected his article because it was “comprehensible to nonmedical people while not losing an authoritative and scholarly voice.”

Bingle and McClendon Collaborate on Book 
Jaimee Bingle, director of marketing and communications, and Joan McClendon, M.A. (’10, ‘13), adjunct faculty, released “Life on the Fringe: Testimonies of Women Moving from Desperation to Faith” in December. More than 35 women from around Michiana, including several Bethel students, faculty and staff, share their testimonies in the book. In addition to the testimonies, the book includes an intensive study of the woman with the issue of blood according to Luke 8 and Mark 5. Visit or the Bethel College Campus Store to purchase a copy.

Meister Releases New Book
Professor of Philosophy Chad Meister, Ph.D., recently collaborated on a book project called “God and Evil.” Released by InterVarsity Press, contributors include various scholars in religion, philosophy and apologetics. Meister co-edited the book along with James K. Dew Jr. and authored a chapter entitled “Evil and the Hiddenness of God.” This book models a deep and passionate inquiry into the problem of evil and suffering, and features a full transcription of the much publicized debate between evangelical philosopher William Lane Craig and atheist philosopher Michael Tooley. “God and Evil”can be purchased at,, or the Bethel College Campus Store.

McLaughlin Contributes to Interfaith Dialogue Project 
Associate Professor of Communication Elizabeth McLaughlin, Ph.D., collaborated on a book project called “Interfaith Dialogue in Practice: Christian, Muslim, Jew.” Contributors to this volume are communication professors from across the country who wrote from their own experience as communication experts facing the challenges of interfaith dialogue. The book provides useful strategies that aid in the understanding of Christianity, Islam and Judaism by focusing on both communication and theology. You can purchase a copy at, or

Dan Null Retires
In October, Dan Null (’68) retired after 23 years of service in Bethel’s physical plant office. He received a plaque and a model replica of his Gator utility vehicle, which he was often seen driving around campus.

Concert Planned for Garrett
Alumni Jessica (Hanel ’01) Satava and Jared Swartz (’04) plan to honor Associate Professor of Music and Artist-in-Residence Victoria Garrett with a concert. Garrett will begin to decrease her teaching hours this fall. She started as an adjunct professor in 1992 and became full time in 1994. The concert will consist of 13 of Garrett’s former students singing and sharing stories about the music and life lessons she taught them. The concert is on April 13 at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Mishawaka. It is free and open to the public.