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  • Committing social sciences

    Alumni and faculty gathered to commemorate the closing of the Department of Anthropology, Sociology and Reconciliation Studies By Elena Vaughn… Keep Reading

  • More than a Bible study

    By Zach Walker 162 Minnesota Hispanics attended the 7th Spanish-Speaking Seminar for Pastors and Leaders March 30, with the next… Keep Reading

  • Faculty load adjustments

    Provost Deb Harless presented the recommendations and results of the Faculty Load and Structure Working Group in reducing expenses to… Keep Reading

  • Talking about the tension

    Conversations arise around a recent statement released from the BTS department. By Sam Johnson On May 1, the Bethel faculty… Keep Reading

  • $5 within 5 miles

    By Taylor Fondie College students are often running tight on money and time, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy… Keep Reading

Culture, Arts & Lifestyle

  • More than a Bible study

    By Zach Walker 162 Minnesota Hispanics attended the 7th Spanish-Speaking Seminar for Pastors and Leaders March 30, with the next… Keep Reading

  • Built-in best friends

    Halle and Hadley Rittgers share what it’s like to be twins Interview and photo by Laura Osterlund Who is older?… Keep Reading

  • Transforming Bethel’s DNA

    Chief Diversity Officer Ruben Rivera discusses exclusive Christianity and tackles what it means to be a reconciler amidst diversity in… Keep Reading

  • A 1950s Hangover

    Ring by spring culture is reminiscent of the 1950s. By Josh Towner Graduation in May. Wedding next February. Then, life.… Keep Reading

  • A life without taste

    Bethel University freshman uses a rare diagnosis as motivation to become a nurse. By Kate Holstein Anna Bruno managed to… Keep Reading



Prepping for Pull-a-Print

Art and design club promotes their spring event By Jasmine Johnson  Art and design club co-leader Hannah Brue wanted to be a part of an art club in college, so she decided to make this an option for other students too. Brue talked with art and design office coordinator Julie Thoreen, who suggested combining with existing design club. Since the club was already established and Brue would be expanding it, the department supported this suggestion. “I was looking at the board of clubs that BSG funds and they’re all sports related or major related, but there wasn’t a single one for art,” Brue said. “So I was like, ‘We have to change this.’” Starting next school year, the club plans on hosting monthly events involving a variety of activities from design workshops to painting nights. Brue also brought up the idea of shack take-over, which would bring art events into… Keep Reading

Entertainment/Food & Drinks

5 coffee shops to visit this weekend

1.Dogwood Cafe Located in Northeast Minneapolis, this cafe was recently opened. It stays open until 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, so it’s a perfect spot to get work done. This location has booth seating, with outlets included in each one, as well as sofas and tables. When you are ready for a study break, there are ping pong tables and games available. There are plenty of windows that provide natural lighting during the day and neon lights to set the mood in the evening. They even roast their own coffee. If you are looking for a cool environment and fun atmosphere, Dogwood is your place this weekend.   2.Diamonds Diamond’s is a retro-themed cafe, housed inside of an old building in Northeast Minneapolis. It stays open until 8 p.m. on weekdays and 7 p.m. on weekends. This spot has a full menu of breakfasts, soups and sandwiches. They also have… Keep Reading


Presidential search update

Faculty senate meeting included updates on the search for Bethel’s future leader By Sam Johnson Inside a conference room on the fourth floor of the Brushaber Commons, a faculty senate meeting took place on a rainy Wednesday afternoon. The emphasis of the conversation was updates on the presidential search process. The meeting opened with philosophy professor Sara Shady praying for the Bethel community to unite during this transition from President Jay Barnes to the university’s sixth president. With the presidential search committee members finalized, committee chair Jim Green along with fellow committee member Julie White led the discussion with the faculty. Green began by reiterating that the timeline is on schedule to begin searching for candidates in the middle of June and will run until the middle of January. The goal of the committee between now and mid-June, Green said, is to develop a presidential profile that lays out qualifications… Keep Reading


10 shows to binge watch during the blizzard

By Taylor Fondie Now that April has arrived, we’d hope the cold, snowy weather was behind us and the sunshine and flowers were here to stay, but not in this unpredictable state. Here’s a list of shows to binge watch while you’re stuck inside during the blizzard from streaming services like Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and more. Psych- On Amazon Prime If you’re looking for a good laugh with some suspense this is your show. Two fake psychic detectives getting involved in police shenanigans, but always solving the case at the end. Timeless- On Hulu If you’re looking for a mysterious drama this is your show. This high-octane drama follows an unlikely trio who travel through time to battle a master criminal intent on altering the fabric of human history with potentially catastrophic results. Friends- On Netflix If you’re looking for a good laugh and relatable show. An iconic television show about 20-somethings in… Keep Reading


Artie Terry’s road to recovery

Bethel professor embarks on his journey in rehab By Taylor Fondie Communications professor Artie Terry suffered a severe stroke in Bethel’s parking March 4. Terry will soon be moved to Courage Kenny Rehabilitation facility, where they are very well known for extensive work with stroke patients. “We feel lucky he will be able to be transitioned there,” communications department chair and Terry’s wife Nancy Brule said. Finishing up a typical day at work, Terry walked out to his car in record-setting cold weather. He collapsed in the furthest parking lot from the buildings’ exit. Campus security found Terry 40 minutes later laying on the ground and had to wait an additional 20 minutes for an ambulance to come for medical help. Terry was rushed to the hospital and had suffered from a stroke and frostbite. The doctor said Terry’s case was serious, an 8 on a scale from 1 to… Keep Reading


Weekend events in the Twin Cities

Looking to get out in the Twin Cities and enjoy the springtime weather? Here is our list of cheap and free things to do in the Cities this weekend. By Taylor Fondie Final Four Fan Fest Tip off the weekend as you take your steps through the Minneapolis Convention Center a Final Four event presented by Capital One. A sports wonderland of interactive games, special celebrities, athlete appearances, autograph signings and much more. Friday-Sunday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Nelson’s Ice Cream Opening The sun is out and spring is in the air, so Nelson’s Ice Cream will be opening both of their locations in Stillwater and St.Paul. Opening Saturday at 11 a.m. (Stillwater) & 12 p.m. (St.Paul) Goldy’s Run 2019 Join thousands of runners on the 5K route through the University of Minnesota’s campus or the 10 mile route that runs along the Mississippi River. Sunday 7 a.m. –… Keep Reading


PHOTOS: Bethel baseball and softball teams swept in MIAC home openers Sunday

After successful spring break trips, both Royals teams Royals opened conference play with the tall task of facing MIAC superpower St. Thomas Photos by Carlo Holmberg Baseball: Bethel fell to the Tommies by scores of 6-4 and 3-1. Left fielder Mitch Butvilas collected two RBIs in the first game while pitcher Jake Marsh went the distance of nine innings giving up just six hits. Softball: The Royals lost in two six-inning games on Sunday, both by a score of 10-2. on Sunday. Kayla Hokanson grabbed a single RBI in the opener and shortstop Jamie Axelberg went 2-for-3 with two RBIs in the closer. Keep Reading


Testify: presidential edition

Jay Barnes will share his story Tuesday night By Elena Vaughn President Jay Barnes will give his testimony to the Bethel community Tuesday night at 9 P.M. in the Underground. A month after announcing his retirement, Barnes agreed to spend a night sharing more about his faith journey. Speaking for Student Ministries, Executive Director Jessica Nafe said they were “ecstatic that Jay wanted to share his testimony with the student body.” Director Rebecca Martin reached out to Barnes before spring break to invite him to share at this event. Testify is a monthly event where two students have the opportunity to share their testimonies with their classmates. “Students love hearing one another’s stories, being real and vulnerable with one another,” Nafe said. “It’s a beautiful opportunity to really get to know the girl you pass in the hallway or the guy you have class with, to know their full story.”… Keep Reading


Multicultural Festival to be held Friday

United Cultures of Bethel and Student Activities are partnering on an event in efforts to expose students to the diverse cultures on campus. By Emma Harville United Cultures of Bethel is partnering with Student Activities for the first time to host a Multicultural Festival under the Egg in Brushaber Commons Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. Student groups representing different cultures, countries and heritages will be set up at tables around the BC. Those who attend the festival will be given pretend passports to travel to each table and learn about the many cultures that make up Bethel’s student body. Stations may offer items such as traditional foods, common prayers, traditional clothing, games and art. Students will be encouraged to mingle throughout the various stations, sample food and enjoy a live musical performance while learning about the different traditions and customs of their peers. Voz Latinx leader Lizzie Sanchez hopes… Keep Reading


Off-campus opportunities

Study abroad fair includes information for international program options By Rebecca Pirrie In the 2017-2018 academic year, 291 Bethel students studied abroad. Of those students, 55 chose to study with an off-campus international program. The rest travelled with one of Bethel’s faculty-led programs. “There’s such a wide range of choices in regards to countries and disciplines,” Director of AIFS Study Abroad Ann Hubbard said. Bethel partners with multiple off-campus programs including Global Semesters, Academic Programs International and International Study Abroad. Presented alongside the other travel options, these organizations have the same cost effectiveness as Bethel’s faculty-led programs. “I think students feel more comfortable going with a program where they know the faculty,” Bethel Study Abroad Office Coordinator Eliza Jensen said. Jensen explained that with independent trips, the lack of familiar Bethel faces accompanying them could be intimidating to some. In other instances, a language barrier could be a concern involved… Keep Reading

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