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Zombie Apocalypse, mushroom hunting and Norway

Four of your Bethel University professors list their summer memories, childhood dreams and favorite Royal Grounds drinks.

Walking into your first college class can be intimidating, but knowing your professors can help ease some nerves. Ever wonder how they take their coffee or what they wanted to be as an eight year old? Some of them teach QWILT or Humanities – a series of courses fulfilling the general education requirement. Some of these professors teach the first-year classes for the most popular majors at Bethel from nursing to business to biokinetics. Or they teach classes with tags (the letter behind the number on some classes) that you will probably take this year. But more than anything, they are excited to meet you. No need to be scared (Trust me, I know, I was you once). Meet them here and learn some Bethel lingo along the way. Find the professors in your major and the ones teaching your classes this year, 

Disclaimer: Some answers have been edited for grammatical errors and clarity.

Leah Qubty | Applied Health Sciences

Favorite summer memory: A family reunion at our cabin, which included our annual swim across the lake

Favorite place to be alone: When I visited, I remember loving the great natural light in the dining center. 

What are you most excited about this semester? Getting to know the Bethel community.

Marcus Simmons | Music

Favorite summer memory: Travel to Norway to perform a world premiere performance

Favorite Bethel tradition: I enjoy Koinonia.

What they wanted to be as an 8-year-old: A conductor or a doctor

What they are looking forward to this semester: Getting to be a passenger on the journey of discovery with my students

Kenneth Steinbach | Art & Design

Favorite summer memory: I went with my wife and daughter on a mushroom hunting trip led by a foraging guide. 

Favorite place to be alone: My office rocks. A lot of cool tools and materials to play with. When the zombie apocalypse comes, that is where I am headed.

Teaching essential: I collect big piles of crazy materials for my students to use.

Steven Thompson | Music

Favorite summer memory: Playing with my grandson

Favorite place to be alone: The Great Hall Green Room

Freshman memory: My roommate

Teaching essential: A baton

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