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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Smithsonian logo

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 […]

From AC 2nd to… Capitol Hill

September 16, 2014
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Caleb and Jill Graff

Our first From AC 2nd interview of the fall features Caleb Graff (’10), a History and Social Studies Ed major who left his job as a high school teacher and coach to take up a career in politics. After earning his master’s degree from Claremont Graduate University in California, Caleb moved to Washington, DC, where he’s currently a research fellow with […]

October 4: History and Poli Sci Open House at Homecoming

September 15, 2014
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Bethel Homecoming 2014

Members of the classes of 1964, 1974, 1984, 1994, 2004, and 2009, all other alumni, and our current students are invited to join the History and Political Science departments at Homecoming 2014. We’ll have an open house on Saturday, October 4 from 10:00-11:30am in AC 228. Pick up some coffee or tea in the CLC Lobby, then come upstairs […]

What’s New in 2014-2015? Curriculum and Courses

September 10, 2014
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Chris at the North West Fur Trading Company historic site

This year’s crop of History majors and minors at Bethel will be the first to experience a curriculum that’s been significantly revised. While our programs remain small (about 36 credits for the major, half that for the minor) and flexible (mostly giving students choices within categories), it’s been updated in several important ways: Probably the most notable change is that […]

What’s New in 2014-2015? Faculty Presentations and Publications

September 9, 2014
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Gehrz, The Pietist Vision of Christian Higher Education

Today we’ll continue our look ahead at the 2014-15 academic year with a list of venues where you can read and hear our faculty as they publish and present in the coming months: • Amy Poppinga writes, “This fall is going to be busy. I will be spending Tuesdays sequestered at home, working on my dissertation. However, I […]

What’s New in 2014-2015? Our Faculty

September 8, 2014
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Ruben Rivera

Now that we’re past the busyness of Welcome Week and the start of classes, it’s high time we get back to blogging here at AC 2nd. We’ll start with three posts sharing what’s new in the department. First, comings and goings on our faculty: • Ruben Rivera is continuing in a new role that he started last spring, as the university’s interim […]

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