For the first time in school history, Bethel University is taking part in the Mayo Innovation Scholars Program (MISP). MISP is a program that works with college students to assist Mayo Clinic Ventures, Mayo Clinic departments, and Mayo researchers in assessing new product submissions.
Formerly a pageant champion as Miss Brainerd Lakes, Bailey Wachholz now represents the Alzheimer’s Association as an advocate and a published author. The senior recently wrote a children’s book called Such a Pretty Young Lady: Grandma’s Journey with Alzheimer’s, a true story inspired by a family she knows from her home town of Nisswa, Minn.
The first sentence of Bethel’s value statement reads as follows: “Bethel University is a vibrant, Christ-centered educational community.” The campus’ concept of community revolves partially around the physical togetherness Bethel’s space provides — all academic buildings are connected via skyway and underground tunnel as well as all dormitories within walking distance. But when the Anderson Center, previously named Pine Tree Center, was purchased in 2013, questions regarding how the new building will assist with Bethel’s space needs began to surface.
October 14 marked Bethel’s ROAR (Raising Our Alumni Rate) Day: a one-day fundraising campaign that uses donations to give back and provide opportunities to future Royals. This provides students and alumni with the opportunity to celebrate all things Bethel.” Kristin Seely, Bethel senior and Supervisor of Royal Legacy, said.
Kathy Nevins leads her fellow cast mates in prayer and warm-ups before rehearsal begins in the black box theater for Bethel’s fall production: God of Isaac by James Sherman. At age 66, the Bethel psychology professor of over 30 years is pursuing a B.A. in Theatre Arts, having performed in roughly 25 Bethel theater productions.
Freshman Kristen Stucker found herself in her room on October 1, knowing her roommate was gone for the weekend. She collapsed from a mental breakdown when she heard the news that nine students were shot dead that day at Umpqua Community College in Oregon. Stucker’s parents called to say that her sister Brenna, who attends another university in Oregon, was okay.
In a recent ranking of colleges by the U.S. government, Bethel University’s score has people around campus raising their eyebrows. President Obama announced in 2013 that the White House and the Department of Education were working on a national college ranking system. When the results, called the College Scorecard, were released, Bethel’s score didn’t stack up well against similar schools in the region. Obama said the system is meant to evaluate colleges and universities on affordability and on return investment — the latter being information not many students know before choosing a school.