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Intramurals Kick it into High Gear

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MISHAWAKA, IN—Student athletes are not the only ones who can play sports on campus. Intramural sports provide all students with the opportunity to play in a moderately competitive environment. This year, there are plenty of o... More »

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Graduate School Tips: Psychology Department

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MISHAWAKA – Any Pilots looking to go to grad school for Psychology should take a peek at these useful tips from Bethel’s Psychology Department. Professor of Psychology Stephanie Carlson, Ph.D., gave three useful tips to succe... More »

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AEI Presents “The Pursuit”

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MISHAWAKA—On Wednesday, Nov. 6, the American Enterprise Institute [AEI] will be showing “The Pursuit” at 7 p.m. in the Academic Center, room 342. Free Chick-fil-a is being provided for attendees who registered for the event b... More »

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Three Ways to Stay Healthy This Fall

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MISHAWAKA, IN—With the changes in weather come flu season: decreasing sunlight, a decreased motivation to exercise, and et cetera. All of these can combine to make quite the miserable fall season. How can someone who wants to... More »

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Rogue Pianos Connected to Vanishing Students?

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Note: the following story is fictitious. Any correlation to actual people or events is coincidental.  MISHAWAKA—Bethel has been blessed with an abundance of lovers of music and talented musicians, and as a result there is a p... More »

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Bethel Finds Ways to Limit Plastic

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MISHAWAKA, IN—Most would agree that Bethel has a visually pleasing campus. Lots of trees and flowers with plenty of birds, squirrels, and other creatures make it feel very natural and green. However, Bethel uses a lot of sing... More »

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Nintendo Provides Ring Fit Adventure

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MISHAWAKA, IN – Put on your exercise clothes, grab the nearest slightly-bendy gaming peripheral, and strap another gaming peripheral around your thigh, Pilots. It is time for Nintendo’s spiritual successor to “Wii Sports.”  T... More »

Plastic Bags Strangle Student

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MISHAWAKA—Plastic waste has been in the news recently. It is being touted as one of the great monsters afflicting the world and the environment today. What may not have been said was just how real of a monster plastic can be.   The problem started at the beginning of the semester when more and more students began asking for to-go containers, primarily made of plastics, Styrofoam, and other non-bio... More »

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Theater Department Undergoing Staff Changes

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MISHAWAKA—There have been many staffing changes this year all across the school and even the Theater Department has not been immune. Just recently Johan Godwalt, Associate Professor of Theater Arts, chose to resign. This resi... More »

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iPhone 11 Released

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MISHAWAKA – Apple has recently released its new smartphone, the iPhone 11, and proved two things in the process: the developers still haven’t learned to count, and if there’s a price tag on something, someone will buy it.  To... More »

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Bethel Alumnus Leads Poetry Reading

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MISHAWAKA—On Wednesday, Oct. 16, Bethel Alumnus Spencer French ‘19 returned to Bethel’s campus to lead students in a poetry reading. A total of 11 students and two professors attended the event.  French selected nine poems fo... More »

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D.C.’s Take: Zombieland: Double Tap

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“Zombieland: Double Tap” has finally come out after years of asking for a sequel to finally happen, but it had many a difficult task to get through if you ask me. This is a sequel where the original came out in theaters ten y... More »

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Pilots Stay Undefeated

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MISHAWAKA–The Bethel University Baseball team has had a great start to the season continuing to stay undefeated.  They continue their winning streak 11-0 victory against Randall University and keep pushing with a strong start... More »

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Pilots Race to the Finish

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MISHAWAKA— Cross Country is getting close to the to the NCCAA? Jordan Shoemaker and Jacob Ropp ran their second-best times of the season. We talked to the head coach of Bethel University Cross Country team Ryan Sommers and as... More »

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President Throws A Pumpkin Party

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Falling leaves, flannels, pumpkins, apple cider, and bonfires are things that evoke pleasant memories of fall. In just a few weeks, all of this will come together when Bethel University’s own President, Greg Chenoweth, hosts ... More »

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Bethel Sports Teams Work Notre Dame Security

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MISHAWAKA–Bethel University sports teams began the 2019-2020 school year by working security through the company Per Mar Security Services on Saturdays at the University of Notre Dame, to raise funds for their teams.  Differe... More »

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FICTION: Goose Attacks Bethel Student

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MISHAWAKA – A violent goose has joined Bethel University’s pantheon of Halloween horrors.  Rooty Archman, who said, “My name isn’t going in this, right? I don’t want my friends to know I ran away from a goose,” is the only st... More »

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Bethel Professor Gives Art Presentation

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MISHAWAKA, IN—This Tuesday, October 15, Bethel’s own Kari Black, Adjunct Professor of Ceramics, will be giving a presentation for the Art League. This organization supports the South Bend Museum of Art, a local, accredited mu... More »

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Review: “Untitled Goose Game”

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MISHAWAKA – Nintendo’s release of the non-titular goose in, “Untitled Goose Game,” has players flocking to their Nintendo Switches.  The goose simulator that no one was asking for, nor expecting, but that everyone is deeply g... More »

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Recapping Bethel’s Annual Spiritual Retreat

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MISHAWAKA—This past weekend was the annual Spiritual Retreat.   Kristen Koteskey, one of the leaders on the Spiritual Life team said, “The purpose of the Spiritual Retreat is to get away from campus and to intentionally get o... More »

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Looking at Student Athletic Scholarships

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MISHAWAKA–At Bethel University, athletic students are offered scholarships for playing a sport. Athletic scholarships are non-guaranteed, aid agreements between an athlete and their university. Universities coaches award thes... More »

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“Mario Kart Tour” (ture)

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MISHAWAKA–Nintendo’s mobile version of its classic kart racing franchise, Mario Kart, drifted into the App Store on Sept. 25, and has kept many a player enraptured by its iconic gameplay. However, not everyone is ready to hea... More »

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New Admissions Event Coming to Bethel

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MISHAWAKA—Many have probably heard about the G2BU event coming up. G2BU is a three-day, two-night event, taking place Oct. 24-26. It is an event for perspective students and is an immersion into Bethel and what campus life lo... More »

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Review: Three Sisters

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MISHAWAKA–Directed by Clarence Gilyard, American actor, college professor, and author, the complex story of “Three Sisters” was performed at the Kelly Auditorium by students involved in the theatre department on both Friday a... More »

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Campus Safety: Storm Damage Report

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MISHAWAKA—Most are aware of the recent thunderstorms and the damage they have caused on campus. However, there are other damage reports students may not be aware of.  Paul Neel, Director of Campus Safety said,” We had two rou... More »

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BU gives Baugo students glimpse into their future

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Bethel University (BU) held an event called, “Walk Into My Future” on Sept. 26.  Baugo Community Schools (BCS) and BU partnered to ignite excitement for BCS students beginning their education. Four hundred Baugo Elementary st... More »

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Bethel Alumni Receive Awards

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MISHAWAKA–At Bethel, great minds are cultivated and brilliant young leaders learn to step forth from the shadows. While every Bethel graduate is unique and brilliant in their own way, every year Bethel chooses a select few to... More »

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Nutshell: What Is Your Opinion on Climate Change?

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MISHAWAKA—Wel­come back to the Nut­shell! This is where the Bea­con staff poses a ques­tion to you, the stu­dent body, and pub­lishes your an­swers.    This week we asked you: What is your opin­ion on climate change?  Sheri C... More »

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“Link’s Awakening” for the Third Time

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“The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening,” the 26-year-old action, adventure RPG from everyone’s favorite, family-friendly game company, Nintendo, has gotten a brand-new look. The old title’s remaster released on Sept. 20, 2019... More »

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Campus Activities Brings New Events to Campus

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MISHAWAKA — Bethel University students might be wondering who all is responsible for the plethora of exciting activities around campus. Student Engagement Coordinator, Annelotte Letens, plans and oversees all the events aroun... More »

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A Look at Bethel’s Stance on Sexuality

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MISHAWAKA, IN—In the past, we have had speakers in chapel discuss the topic of sexuality and the LGBTQ community and what is biblical and acceptable, but what is Bethel’s stance on sexuality? Many students have asked this que... More »

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“Three Sisters” to Be Performed at Bethel

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MISHAWAKA — Bethel’s Theatre Department will perform its Fall Studio Play, “Three Sisters,” on Friday, Sept. 27, and Saturday, Sept.28. Both days have a 7:30 p.m., performance in the Everest-Rohrer Auditorium, and there is an... More »

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Meet Bethel’s New Faculty

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Picking up right where we left off last time, we’re finishing our list of new faculty members for Bethel University.  Dr. Laura Maddux, our new Assistant Professor of Sign Language Interpreting, is coming to us from the Lone ... More »

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Meet the Bennetts

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MISHAWAKA—Meet Johnny (’17) and Annie (’16) Bennett, Bethel graduates and a recently married couple who have come back to Sailor and the dorms they each served in as RAs, to be the new Resident Directors. Annie graduated in 2... More »

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A Look at Bethel’s Tech Teams

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MISHAWAKA– Every production on Bethel’s stages involves a plethora of people working hard behind the scenes to make sure everything runs smoothly. For chapel and theatre, a portion of those people comprise the tech teams.  Br... More »

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Lighting Strikes Campus

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MISHAWAKA — On Thursday, Sept. 12, lightning struck Bethel, resulting in some technical difficulties across the campus.  Late Thursday night, the Mishawaka area experienced thunder and lightning showers.   Around 11 P.M., stu... More »

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Dr. Haas Delivers Second Amendment Lecture

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MISHAWAKA– Tuesday, Sept. 17, marked the 232nd birthday of the Constitution of the United States. To celebrate the event,  Dr. John Haas, Associate Professor of History, delivered a presentation concerning the history and con... More »

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Intramurals Start Up

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MISHAWAKA, IN—Intramurals are enjoyed by a wide variety of students on campus. For the most part intramurals have been sports such as sand volleyball, basketball, softball tournaments, and futsal. But there has been some expl... More »

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New faculty hired at Bethel University

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MISHAWAKA — Bethel students will be seeing a lot of new faces on the faculty team, this year, so here’s a comprehensive guide to some of the new members of the Bethel University family.  Katie Weakland, Associate Professor of... More »

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Bethel University wins top college recognition

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MISHAWAKA — Bethel Pilots from the past decade-and-a-half should be giving themselves a pat on the back for being a “top tier college” for 15 years straight. According to the 2019 edition of “U.S. News Best Colleges,” Bethel ... More »

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Student Media Center renovated during summer

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MISHAWAKA—Over the summer, the Student Media Center, located behind the Sufficient Grounds, underwent some renovations. In addition to a classroom, kitchen, podcast studio, film studio, and meeting rooms, the building is also... More »

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Worship Nights Coming Soon

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MISHAWAKA — Starting Friday, Sept. 20, Bethel University will begin holding student worship nights.  The idea was put into motion by senior Stephen White. He is one of the lead vocalists for two chapel bands, is a campus guid... More »

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What is your opinion of Spiritual Emphasis Week?

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MISHAWAKA—Welcome back to the Nutshell! This is where the Beacon staff poses a question to you, the student body, and publishes your answers.   This week we asked you: What is your opinion of Spiritual Emphasis Week?  “As a s... More »

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Emphasis on Spiritual Emphasis Week

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MISHAWAKA —This past week has been spiritually challenging, and altogether eye-opening for students on campus. It was a blessing to be able to have Nirup Alphonse with us to encourage students in their walks with God through ... More »

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Campus Clubs Available to Students

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MISHAWAKA—On a campus dominated by sports, sometimes it can be difficult to find other ways to get involved. Thankfully, there are many other opportunities to be part of the Bethel community, not the least of which is by join... More »

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“Just Keep Swimming” 30 Minutes away

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MISHAWAKA, IN—I felt my fins get cold, or what was that word again? Oh yes, feet. My feet were cold as I got closer to jumping into the chlorinated water. I knew what was to come: chipped nails, frayed hair, dry skin, and ble... More »

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Campus Safety Report

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MISHAWAKA, IN — The campus safety report will be an update dedicated to informing students and staff about occurrences on campus. It will also feature tips from the campus safety office to help keep everyone on campus safe.  ... More »

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Bethel IT releases new app

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MISHAWAKA — The Information Technology (IT) Department released its new app to the Bethel University student body on August 23. While the app’s release date came as a surprise to many students, IT planned to create an app for... More »

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Introduction

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Hello Bethel University! Here’s to a new school year and new school name! My name is Josiah Hackett, and I am the new editor for the Bethel Beacon. I am excited to showcase and collaborate with the budding journalists here at... More »

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