If you've been thinking about making a gift to Bethel University, today would be a good day to send it in. April 29, 2021 is Roar Day, a collective opportunity for Bethel alumni, employees, families, and friends to share stories and memories and to make a gift that can support what we do with Bethel … Continue reading ROAR Day 2021: How You Can Support Our Work
Each of four finalists got at least 10% of the first-place votes, but in the end our Best Historical Film tournament for 2021 came down to a close race between a gripping TV miniseries about a nuclear disaster in the Soviet Union and Steven Spielberg's unforgettable story of death and life in the Holocaust. In … Continue reading And the Winner of This Year’s Historical Film Tournament Is…
For the second year in a row, I'd like to invite readers of CC 4th to help the students in Intro to History determine the best historical film or TV series! We inaugurated this tournament last year, in the middle of our pandemic-necessitated shift online. We're back in person this spring, but the tradition continues... … Continue reading Vote in the 2021 Best Historical Film Tournament
Our third “Senior Seminar Spotlight” comes by way of Chad DeSota, who interviewed Kiernan Tollefson. If you missed Zach Chapin’s earlier post on Chad DeSota, please click here to check that out! Kiernan Tollefson Kiernan Tollefson grew up most of his life in Kentucky. In the last eight years however,he has lived in the small … Continue reading Senior Seminar Spotlight: Kiernan Tollefson
Our second "Senior Seminar Spotlight" comes by way of Zeke Chapin, who interviewed Chad DeSota. If you missed Celia Blattner's post on Josh Hinrich, please click here to check that out! Chad DeSota Chad came to Bethel University all the way from East Bethel. While he did not initially consider attending here, after some significant … Continue reading Senior Seminar Spotlight: Chad DeSota
We've offered History courses every so often in the summer, and three of our professors have been teaching an online version of Christianity and Western Culture every summer since 2013. But this coming summer will be the first when we have three HIS courses offered. All are taught online, all carry gen ed tags, and … Continue reading History Courses This Summer
Over the next few weeks, you'll have a chance to meet the students in HIS499: Senior Seminar. Students interviewed each other, and then created a blog post. First up, here's Celia Blattner's post about Josh Hinrichs: Josh is a native Minnesotan who grew up not too far down the road from Bethel in Shoreview, MN. … Continue reading Senior Seminar Spotlight: Josh Hinrichs
So far 2021 has been a quiet year for this blog. But we expect things to pick up shortly. Look for some important announcements as we come back from spring break and start looking ahead to 2021-22! In the meantime, here's something we forgot to share last month... With an eye to the complicated circumstances … Continue reading COVID, College, and Careers
Congratulations to Prof. Charlie Goldberg, whose first book has been published by Routledge! Here's the full publisher's description of Roman Masculinity and Politics from Republic to Empire: This volume explores the role that republican political participation played in forging elite Roman masculinity. It situates familiarly "manly" traits like militarism, aggressive sexuality, and the pursuit of power … Continue reading Check Out Prof. Goldberg’s New Book!
Attention, Bethel History alumni! In part because it's been about ten years since the last time we gathered such information and in part to help us make plans for the next ten years, we'd like to invite you to complete a short survey about your academic experience at Bethel, your views of our department, and … Continue reading Alumni, We’d Like to Hear from You!