Meet Bethel’s New VP of Student Life: Former History Major William Washington

October 6, 2015


William Washington

Bethel recently welcomed its new Vice President of Student Life, Dr. William Washington, who comes to us after having spent many years in leadership roles at Trinity International University. William holds a PhD in higher education from Loyola University Chicago, but his undergraduate major at Trinity College was History! He shared a bit about his interest in history (and […]

We’re Hiring!

October 1, 2015


Help wanted sign

Some of you may recall that last spring we began a search for the newest member of our faculty. While we did end up bringing highly qualified finalists to campus for interviews and teaching observations, we were ultimately unable to conclude the search in May. But we’re happy to announce that Bethel’s administration has reapproved the position, giving us […]

Meet Our Majors: Emma Beecken ’16

September 23, 2015



Throughout the semester, I will be interviewing a variety of history students, alumni, and professors, with the goal of answering the question: what can be done with a history major? To begin, we will be looking into some insights provided by Emma Beecken ’16, who has majors in both the History and Education departments. This […]

Join Us for Homecoming 2015!

September 22, 2015


Bethel Homecoming 2015 logo

Calling all alumni — and especially those from the classes of 2010, 2005, 1995, 1985, 1975, and 1965… If you’re planning to return to campus for Homecoming next month, please plan to attend two events featuring our department’s faculty: • On Friday afternoon, Oct. 9th, Prof. Chris Gehrz will be teaching a “class without a quiz” entitled “Remembering the Great War: […]

Lighten Your Load . . .

September 19, 2015


“Isn’t it funny, what we think we need, to live a life, and succeed? . . . You gotta lighten your load, kid, when you hit the road. I woulda thunk you’d know, kid, you gotta lighten your load.” From the song, “Lighten Your Load,” by the Okee Dokee Brothers As I mentioned in a […]

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The Body of Christ: Prof. Gehrz’s Opening Chapel Talk

September 16, 2015


He Qi, Easter Morning

This year our own Prof. Chris Gehrz was given the honor of speaking at Bethel’s Opening Chapel. Audio of his talk, “The Body of Christ” (from 1 Cor. 12:27) is now available on iTunes U. Click here to stream or download. (Prof. Gehrz’s talk starts a little after the twelve-minute mark. But don’t skip past the earlier sections, […]

Meet Our New Social Media Coordinator!

September 14, 2015


Kerry Bloomfield

This year Prof. Gehrz’s teaching assistant, Kerry Bloomfield (’17), will be serving as the department’s social media coordinator. Among other projects, Kerry will be working on a redesign of this blog and conducting interviews with students and alumni. First, though, an interview with Kerry, a double-major in History and Biology who is also active in […]


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