Course Previews: American Political Ideologies

Our second Spring 2022 course preview comes from political scientist Matt Kuchem... POS221L American Political Ideologies Days/Times: MWF 1:50-2:40pm in Spring 2022 Prerequisites: GES 130 Christianity and Western Culture and GES160 Inquiry Seminar (can take at the same time), or GES244 Humanities III Counts for: • General Education: Contemporary Western Life and Thought (L) course • Major … Continue reading Course Previews: American Political Ideologies

Course Previews: Philosophy of Religion

We're not quite halfway through Fall 2021, but it's not going to be too much longer before Bethel students register for their Interim and Spring 2022 classes. So we'll use the blog the next couple of weeks to preview some of those courses. We'll include basic info about each course (when it's taught, if there … Continue reading Course Previews: Philosophy of Religion

Introducing Our Newest Assistant Professor of Philosophy: Omar Fakhri, Ph.D.

We are pleased to introduce the newest member of our faculty: Omar Fakhri, Ph.D. Dr. Fakhri will be serving as Assistant Professor of Philosophy, offering courses in environmental ethics, philosophy of religion, and more. Recently, we sat down with Dr. Fakhri and asked him to share a bit about himself — what his story is, … Continue reading Introducing Our Newest Assistant Professor of Philosophy: Omar Fakhri, Ph.D.

Highlights of the 2021 Hippo Alumni Survey

Earlier this year — even before we announced our newly merged department — we invited all alumni in History, Philosophy, Political Science, and related fields to complete a survey asking about their experience at Bethel and after graduation. We heard back from just over 200 people and have been using that data for a number of purposes … Continue reading Highlights of the 2021 Hippo Alumni Survey

A New Podcasting Season for Channel 3900

It's not exactly a Hippo platform, since its participants include people other than Bethel historians, philosophers, and political scientists, but the various podcasts produced under the aegis of Channel 3900 collectively offer students, alumni, and friends a great way to learn from our faculty and stay connected with our department. Founded and administered by history … Continue reading A New Podcasting Season for Channel 3900

Meet Our New Social Media TA: Essie Shull

In recent years, I've often used my teaching assistant to help with the History Department's social media activities, a tradition I'm continuing with the new Department of History, Philosophy, and Political Science. I'm thrilled to be working with Essie Shull '23, who was kind enough to answer a few questions about herself by way of … Continue reading Meet Our New Social Media TA: Essie Shull

September 2021 Events and Deadlines

Upcoming Events Thursday 9/9: Model UN First MeetingBethel's Model United Nations club will hold its first meeting of the year this Thursday at 11:15am in CC 431. We'll be discussing activities on campus for the year, as well as our Chicago conference in November. Interested in joining us as we play the role of China? There's … Continue reading September 2021 Events and Deadlines

What We Did on Our Summer Breaks: Faculty

Just a few days now until things get underway for a new academic year at Bethel University! Faculty have had their retreat (here's Prof. Gehrz's keynote address for that event), new students are moving in, we'll start meeting with advisees tomorrow, and classes start next Monday. So before the summer is completely in our rearview mirror, … Continue reading What We Did on Our Summer Breaks: Faculty