Visualizing the Careers of America’s History Majors

October 17, 2014
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Visualization of the career paths taken by History majors

Few historians have worked more creatively with digital tools as Ben Schmidt of Northeastern University. Earlier this year, for example, he took educational data from the American Community Survey (ACS — an ongoing project of the U.S. Census) and created a striking visualization of what college majors led to what careers. Go to Schmidt’s personal […]

The Bethel Philosophy Department Blog Returns

October 16, 2014
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More than four years before AC 2nd debuted, our friends one floor up in the Philosophy Department paved the way for Bethel departmental blogging. Prof. Dan Yim kicked things off with a post on how René Descartes understood the biblical claim that humans are made in the image of God. After a few years of steady blogging, […]

The 2014 Government and Nonprofit Job Fair

October 15, 2014
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For alumni and current students: the 2014 Government and Nonprofit Job Fair will take place next Friday, October 24th, 10am-3pm at the University of Minnesota’s Coffman Memorial Union. It’s free, but you need register by next Wednesday with Bethel’s Office of Career Development and Calling. Nearly 100 organizations are expected to take part this year, with […]

From AC 2nd to… Dean of Student Life

October 15, 2014
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Meloni Rudolph

Our occasional series of alumni interviews continues with Meloni Rudolph ’94, the Dean of Student Life at the Community College of Denver (nearly 13,000 students strong). While many of our majors have held positions in student and residence life during their studies at Bethel, Meloni suggests that full-time work in student affairs is a great fit with a […]

Dispatches from the Conference on Faith and History

September 26, 2014
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Greetings from the campus of Pepperdine University in beautiful Malibu, CA, where I’m attending the biennial meeting of the Conference on Faith and History (CFH). Wenham, MA was nice, but I think this is where God meant historians to hold their conferences. #cfh2014 pic.twitter.com/Cz2XWaFlyN — Chris Gehrz (@cgehrz) September 26, 2014 CFH is a rather ecumenical […]

The AC 2nd Travelogue: Oxford and Environs

September 19, 2014
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Fletcher and Oxford Poppies

Today we’ll continue our new series of travel writing by Bethel History students and alumni. If you’d like to contribute to the series, please e-mail Prof. Chris Gehrz. This fall History/Business & Political Science major Fletcher Warren (’15) is spending the semester in England, studying at the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CMRS) in Oxford. When he returns we’ll make […]

Crowdsourcing for the Smithsonian

September 18, 2014
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Over the summer, the Smithsonian Institution announced an exciting new crowdsourcing initiative that might be of interest to our alumni and students: Many myths surround the Smithsonian Institution’s archives—from legends of underground facilities hidden beneath the National Mall to rumors of secret archaeological excavations. One underlying truth persists amid these fallacies: the Institution’s archives are […]

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