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Former Beacon Editor Passes Away at 93

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BLUE ISLAND, Ill.–Graduating from Bethel College in 1951, Barbara Bickel spent her time on campus studying English, was the editor in chief of the Bethel Beacon, and was a part of the Ambassadors Club, Radio Club, English Club, and the Alpha Literary.   Bickel... More »

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Bethel Planning Modified Graduation Ceremonies

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MISHAWAKA – It’s no surprise to anyone that COVID-19 has disrupted the lives of just about everyone on the planet, some more severely than others. Laborers have suffered from lack of income, medical professionals have been working practically non-stop to help ... More »

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Looking at Math and Engineering Majors Beyond Bethel

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MISHAWAKA—Here is a special edition of graduate school tips, this one for math and engineering majors. This edition is a little different because it will look at the transition for engineering majors from Bethel to Notre Dame or Trine, then their transition fr... More »

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Faculty Profile: Vicki DeBolt

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MISHAWAKA–Vicki DeBolt, D.O., a graduate of Bethel, has made the most of her skills and abilities to serve people around the world by teaching them about health. She has been teaching at the university since 2011, and currently, she is the professor of Anatomy... More »

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Theatre Department Offers Graduate School Advice

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MISHAWAKA—Bethel University’s Theatre Department had much to say on graduate school and what it entails for anyone looking into theatre as a career.   Debra Swerman, director of acting, talked about how specialized a graduate program can be. Lots of time will ... More »

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Alumni Welcomed Back for I Heart BU Week

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Note to readers: the original version of this story, published in print form and distributed on Feb. 19, contained incorrect numbers for alumni attendance and donation amounts. Those numbers are corrected here.  MISHAWAKA—For the second year in a row, Bethel h... More »

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Ian Thompson Plans for Education in Diversity

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MISHAWAKA—On Feb. 24, there will be an African American Read-In from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the President’s Dining Room. This event is just the tip of the iceberg of the plans Student Support Specialist Ian Thompson has for encouraging education in diversity on c... More »

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Bethel to Enter Phase Two of GROW Campaign

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MISHAWAKA—Bethel launched the GROW Campaign in January 2018, detailing several projects scheduled to take place over a five-year period. Now, two years later, many of those projects are either completed or well under way, and a second phase of the campaign is ... More »

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Faculty Profile: Dr. Reg Klopfenstein

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MISHAWAKA– Reg Klopfenstein, D.M., started off his education journey at the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music, graduating in 1980. He went on to finish his graduate degree two years later. He had many pieces of advice for students pursuing graduate school ... More »

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Bellefeuille Named Interim President

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MISHAWAKA—On Jan. 25, Board Chairman Randy Lehman announced that Vice President for Academic Services Barbara Bellefeuille, Ed.D., will be filling the role of interim president for Bethel University effective June 1.   Bellefeuille was approached about the int... More »