From CC 4th to… the State Department

In our latest alumni interview, we're very happy to hear from Kyle Peterson '05, a Political Science major who has worked for the U.S. Department of State since 2006. He now serves as Managing Director for Regional and Global Issues in the Office of Foreign Assistance. Let's start with your Bethel story, Kyle. What brought … Continue reading From CC 4th to… the State Department

This Year’s Special Constitution Day Lecture

As an early celebration of Constitution Day, last Wednesday we had the privilege of hosting legal scholar Michael Stokes Paulsen for a public lecture, "Three Myths about Constitutional Interpretation." Distinguished University Chair and law professor at the University of St. Thomas, Paulsen has also worked for the U.S. Department of Justice, the Center for Law … Continue reading This Year’s Special Constitution Day Lecture

HiPPos + BSG: Why Our Students Should Consider Participating in Student Government

Not just a new year for Bethel at large, it's also a new year for Bethel Student Government, whose leadership includes Laura Charlotte Underwood, a Biochemistry major and History minor. We asked Laura Charlotte about her experience in BSG, why she thinks it's a good fit for students interested in fields like ours, and how … Continue reading HiPPos + BSG: Why Our Students Should Consider Participating in Student Government

How a Political Science Professor Helped Bethel Become a Four-Year College, 75 Years Ago

Last year Bethel University celebrated its 150th anniversary, dating back to its origins as a tiny Swedish Baptist seminary in Chicago. But arguably, 2022 marks an even more important anniversary for Bethel's development as a modern university: 75 years since Bethel became a four-year college. A little history here... In 1914 the Baptist seminary in … Continue reading How a Political Science Professor Helped Bethel Become a Four-Year College, 75 Years Ago

How You Can Help Us Introduce our Programs

Calling all HiPPos! If you're a current student or alumnus who majored in History, Philosophy, Political Science, Business & Poli Sci, Digital Humanities, International Relations, and/or Social Studies Education 5-12 at Bethel, we'd like to hear from you! Just click here to take a short survey about your experience as a HiPPos major. We'll ask … Continue reading How You Can Help Us Introduce our Programs

Our Newest Edgren Scholar: Soraya Keiser ’24

Named for Bethel's founder, John Alexis Edgren, the Edgren Scholars program funds collaborative student-faculty research each summer. The latest HiPPo student to join that distinguished cohort is Soraya Keiser '24, who will work this summer with English/Journalism professor Scott Winter on a project related to immigration from Central America. Soraya was kind enough to answer … Continue reading Our Newest Edgren Scholar: Soraya Keiser ’24

Commencement 2022: Prof. Gehrz’s Baccalaureate Address

In addition to Prof. Bramsen's invocation yesterday morning, one other HiPPos professor spoke during this spring's Commencement ceremonies at Bethel: historian Chris Gehrz, who was asked to deliver the address at Friday night's Baccalaureate worship service for graduates and their families. The text for the evening was Colossians 3:12-17. Greetings to parents, grandparents, and families, … Continue reading Commencement 2022: Prof. Gehrz’s Baccalaureate Address

Commencement 2022: Prof. Bramsen’s Invocation

Earlier today twenty Bethel students received their degrees in History, Philosophy, Political Science, Digital Humanities, and related fields. And two of our professors spoke during the weekend's events. First, here's the opening reflection and prayer of invocation that political scientist Andy Bramsen shared at this morning's first Commencement ceremony. It starts with a story from … Continue reading Commencement 2022: Prof. Bramsen’s Invocation