Students Experience World-Class Theatre at Stratford Festival (1)
In August, 20 Bethel students from a variety of majors (accompanied by Associate Professor of Theatre Johan Godwaldt, Professor of Religion and Philosophy Tim Erdel and Theatre Arts Secretary Barb Franklin, along with donors John and Therese Gardner), traveled to Stratford, Ontario, for the Stratford Festival. Located in Ontario, Canada, the Stratford Festival is the largest repertory theatre in North America.

This is the fifth year Bethel students have been privileged to take this trip, thanks to the Gardner family. “It has opened our students’ eyes to aspire for professionalism in their arts and they have brought back many ideas that they hope to implement at Bethel,” says Franklin.

Each day was packed with activities such as meeting a stage manager, lighting designer and participating in a question and answer time, in addition to taking in 11 shows.

Concert Choir Tours Midwest (2) 
The Bethel College Concert Choir completed a tour of the Midwest this past summer. Travelling throughout Indiana and Illinois, they performed for five different high schools, one community college, retirement home residents, and patients at the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital in Chicago. In addition to performances, they volunteered in the food bank at the 14th & Chestnut Community Center in Terre Haute, Ind.

Weaver Art Gallery Schedule
New Art Faculty Exhibitions:
A series of artwork by Kari Stieglitz Black, Adjunct Professor of Ceramics;
A series of digital prints by Chad Jay, Adjunct Professor of Graphic Design
Show runs Sept. 8 – Nov. 3, 2017.

Let’s Make it Personnel
Bethel College faculty and staff showcase their artistic talents
Opening reception: Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 at 11 a.m. Show runs Nov. 17, 2017-Jan. 24, 2018.

11th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit
All Bethel students are eligible to enter and win money! Entry deadline is Dec. 14, 2017.
Opening reception: Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 at 11 a.m. Show runs Feb. 9 – March 14, 2018.
Senior Art Exhibits
Exhibit 1.0 – Opening reception: Friday, March 23, 2018 at 11 a.m. Show runs March 23-April 4, 2018.
Exhibit 2.0 – Opening reception: Friday, April 13, 2018 at 11 a.m. Show runs April 13-25, 2018.

Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday-Saturday. All events are open to the public and are family friendly with free admission. For more information, visit