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Facebook users face the facts about security


Pick a Bethel student at random, and you will probably find an active Facebook user. Bethel accounts are sometimes hacked, with no more serious consequences than silly changes to a relationship status. But recent events have proven Facebook users may be at a g... More »

May term in Hawaii fills up


A May term class in Hawaii is no longer available to students.  The class had a limit of ten students and those ten spots filled up quickly. The trip was coordinated by Dr. Katie Weakland, assistant professor of biology at Bethel. These May term abroad student... More »

Earthquake in Haiti causes tremors at Bethel


 When a devastating earthquake rocked Haiti last month a Bethel student felt the impact. Junior Beene Capre was born in Haiti. She moved to the United States when she was 5-years-old, but says she still has family who live in Haiti. “I can’t imagine what my pe... More »

Students produce TV news magazine show about Bethel


      It’s called “Bethel Prime Time” and it’s a 30-minute TV news magazine show that showcases different aspects of life at Bethel. The show was produced by students in a class taught by Director of Student Media Tim Ceravolo. “We worked on it during the whol... More »

May term offers tropical experience


 A group of May term students will depart for Hawaii on May 10, returning on May 28. The group will spend a week on the Hilo side of the island, a weekend at Hakalau Forest north of Hilo and several days near Kino. The trip is coordinated by Dr. Katie Weakland... More »

Bethel dean battles cancer


Kathy Gribbin, dean of students and residentiall life at Bethel College, has recently been faced with some new challenges. This past November, Gribbin’s mother passed away after a year-long battle of failing health following a stroke. Only days later, Gribbin ... More »

Bethel hosts services for fallen officer


It was a brisk January afternoon. Thousands stood along Mishawaka streets to show their support and respect. More than 400 police and emergency vehicles from around Indiana formed a procession through the Bethel College campus and then through the streets of M... More »

Where is the Beacon?


Budget cuts are changing a lot of things at Bethel including the face of news. “The Beacon,” Bethel’s news source, has gone digital – it can now be found online at, a development that has mixed reactions. “I’ve never even looked at the... More »

Professor Scott Johnson looks to God for healing


Dr. Scott Johnson, head of the communication department, was diagnosed in 2006 with non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Because of a stem cell transplant he received in 2008 as well as four different types of chemotherapy, the cancer was expected to go away for at least fi... More »

Students receive free H1N1 vaccinations


Senior Austin Shertz waits to get his flu vaccination from senior nursing student Jessica Lovin. (Photo by Matthew Schoettle) Bethel held its first H1N1 vaccination clinic on Tuesday, Nov. 10. Since then, three more clinics have been held. According to Wellnes... More »

Senior girls dominate Powder Puff football competition


As senior Ashleigh Finley made her way onto the muddy, cold field for the start of the 2009 Championship Powder Puff game on Nov. 1, she said only one thing was running through her mind: winning. As she took her place next to her teammates in a group huddle, h... More »

Students take a journey through the Scriptures


How long does it take to read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation? Students found out over Halloween weekend as the Word of God was spoken by more than 100 people in 15-minute increments. Starting on Oct. 30 and finishing two hours early on Nov. 2, students g... More »