We’re Hiring! Announcing Our New Ancient-Digital Position

March 5, 2015
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Help wanted sign

We’re happy to announce that we’ve begun a job search for the newest member of our faculty: a gifted, innovative teacher committed to the mission of Bethel and able to straddle the fields of ancient/medieval and digital history. First, our new colleague will teach upper-division courses in ancient and medieval history, and as a member of the team for GES130 Christianity and Western Culture. […]

Wednesday’s Webisode: A Usable Past?

March 4, 2015
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Screen shot of Amy Poppinga from Episode 5 of Past & Presence

Episode five of Past & Presence is now available! It’s a special episode on at least two counts: It’s the first to be hosted somewhere beyond Bethel’s campus — at Bethel’s former campus across from the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul! And it’s the first to feature two of our teaching assistants in place of faculty members for […]

Interested in Internships?

March 2, 2015
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Anj at the MN Historical Society

If you’re interested in incorporating an internship into your studies at Bethel, check out our new Internships page. It features some of our alumni explaining why they valued their internship experiences, links to internship programs at area historical societies and living history sites, and advice for students seeking positions in law, government, business, and other fields. We’re coming up […]

“I Was Jacob”: Another Student’s Memoir of Our WWI Travel Course

March 2, 2015
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Dachau grounds

As the calendar turns to March, today we share one last post from our January travel course in Europe on the history of World War I: a second example of the memoirs that students wrote as their final assignment. This post comes to us from History major Angela Stephens ’16, who also contributed several beautiful images to […]

Wednesday’s Webisode: Primary Sources

February 25, 2015
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At Scandia Chapel

Episode 4 of Past & Presence, our department webisode, is now available! This week’s was an especially rich faculty conversation, as we talked with Diana Magnuson and AnneMarie Kooistra about the nature of historical evidence and research. Not only did we discuss primary sources and why they’re fun to use in teaching, but we reflected on the experience of conducting […]

Call for Papers: The 2015 Minnesota Undergraduate History Symposium

February 24, 2015
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Old Main at Bethany Lutheran College

For our students… Please consider taking part in the Minnesota Undergraduate History Symposium, taking place Saturday, April 25 at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, MN. Here’s the event description: Established in 2014 by history professors from Bethany Lutheran College, Bethel University, and the University of Northwestern-St. Paul, the Minnesota Undergraduate History Symposium fosters opportunities for college students […]

From AC 2nd to… Financial Planning

February 23, 2015
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Brandon Marcott '07

In our continuing attempt to help students visualize a pathway from their History studies to a post-Bethel career, we often point out that the single biggest cluster of careers for our alumni is not secondary education, higher ed, or law, but business. Today, another example of that theme: Brandon Marcott ’07, who recently launched his own financial planning firm. […]

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