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Bethel Decorates for Christmas Season

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MISHAWAKA- Barbara K. Bellefeuille, Ed.D., interim president, wanted to celebrate the birth of Jesus by lighting up campus with a nativity and light trees. There was a tree lighting celebration on Monday, Nov. 29. Students and faculty gathered by the pond to s... More »

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Bethel Volleyball Competes in NAIA Tournament

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MISHAWAKA—Jump back to 1998. Many of Bethel’s current players on the volleyball team were infants, and maybe not even born. That year was the first time Bethel volleyball went to the NAIA tournament. Current Head Coach Katie Weiss played on that tournament tea... More »

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Bethel Athletic Department Hosts Helm Awards

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MISHAWAKA—With so much uncertainty entering the 2020-21 academic and athletic year due to COVID-19, the Bethel Athletic Department made it a goal to try and make it through the season. Not only did the Athletic Department make it through their 2020-21 seasons,... More »

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Opinion: Are Esports Considered Sports?

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MISHAWAKA—The emerging popularity of electronic sports, shortened to esports, has led a few people to call into question the validity of the field being labeled a “sport.” The trepidation is understandable; gaming is seen as little more than a hobby, and an un... More »

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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 »