Bethel Campus News
Updated: 5 days 21 hours ago
Wed, 11/15/2017 - 9:53pm
As the healthcare industry continues to grow and thrive, Bethel makes sure to connect its students with healthcare companies looking for the valuable skills Bethel graduates offer.
Thu, 11/09/2017 - 1:33pm
On November 1, the physics and engineering department began accepting applications for a new Physics and Engineering Program Scholarship, which was designed to help attract even more high-achieving students into its growing degree programs.
Tue, 11/07/2017 - 9:14pm
Adult learners make up a large and growing percentage of Bethel’s student body, with classes happening in St. Paul, San Diego, and fully online. This year, Bethel’s post-traditional programs—the College of Adult & Professional Studies (CAPS), Bethel Seminary, and Graduate School (GS)—welcomed four new full-time teaching faculty to help meet the needs of adult students and programs.
Mon, 11/06/2017 - 2:53pm
“Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should,” says John Roise, president and owner of Lindsay Window & Door, LLC. This is the philosophy he’s adopted through a lifetime of overcoming trials thanks to “the grace of God.” Roise’s journey has taken him from his upbringing as a “poor farmer,” to serving as a draftee in the Army during the Vietnam War, to a successful career in the world of corporate banking, and now to thriving entrepreneurial ventures with multiple businesses across the U.S. His rags-to-riches story is the very reason Roise—a longtime Bethel donor—believes in giving rather than spending the resources he’s acquired. “They’re God’s, not [mine],” he says.
Tue, 10/31/2017 - 9:16pm
Lynne Raatz GS’16 addressed 401 professionally-dressed undergraduate students who filled Benson Great Hall on the morning of October 25. It was Advising Day, a mid-semester Wednesday off of classes, traditionally set aside for selecting courses and discussing career goals with students’ academic advisors. This fall, though, the day was dedicated to the Fifth annual Project Ex conference sponsored by Bethel’s Department of Business and Economics.
Mon, 10/30/2017 - 3:50pm
Putting science on display has been a guiding principle behind the complete renovation and expansion of Bethel's physics and engineering space. Where a meandering hallway in the Academic Center once led to one of Bethel's largest and most renowned departments, glass walls and doorways now show off new state-of-the-art labs designed to accommodate and celebrate the growing number of students pursuing top-quality STEM degrees at Bethel.
Tue, 10/24/2017 - 4:55pm
If you had asked Rick Hendel ’97 what he planned to do after Bethel, he wouldn’t have hesitated before giving an answer. The plan—from Welcome Week through commencing with his B.S. in Biology—was to become a doctor. He even volunteered with the Red Cross and as a tissue harvester on his way to medical school. But a part-time carpentry job changed all of that.
Tue, 10/24/2017 - 9:18am
“It’s a lifestyle,” Anderby (Matthew) Anfinson ’19 says of the long dreadlocks loosely piled on top of his head. “I like to stick out.” Wearing a “Straight Outta Church” T-shirt, Anfinson lounges in a high-top chair on the second floor of Bethel’s Brushaber Commons, his enthusiastic chatter only broken up by greetings to passing classmates. In this setting, it’s hard to imagine Anfinson being anything other than the outgoing and well-connected student he has become. But he says this breezy confidence—his sense of belonging within a large, collegiate community—once seemed a freshman fantasy.
Sat, 10/21/2017 - 1:13pm
When Saji Lukos S’12 accepted Christ in 1979, his father showed up at his house brandishing a knife, infuriated at the shame Lukos would cause their family. His father dragged him home to their village in Kerala, a state in southern India, and beat him in front of his mother and siblings.