Stan Anderson (1937-2023)

We're sorry to report the passing of Dr. Stanley D. Anderson Jr., who came to Bethel in 1968 and taught philosophy here for over 40 years. Stan passed away on January 3rd, at age 85, a year after the death of his wife, Ruth. Stan earned degrees from Wheaton College, Gordon Divinity School, Boston University, … Continue reading Stan Anderson (1937-2023)

Meet Our Majors: Social Studies Education

Today our series on the seven HiPPos majors focuses on our only true professional program: Social Studies Education 5-12. Equal parts theory and practice of education (including a student teaching semester) and content area studies in history, political science, geography, and related fields, graduates with this major are licensed to teach social studies in middle and … Continue reading Meet Our Majors: Social Studies Education

Meet Our Majors: Digital Humanities

Today we learn more about our most unique major. Digital Humanities combines study of history, philosophy, literature, etc. with training in digital skills like coding and design. When and why did you choose the Digital Humanities major? Aimee Kuiper '22: Coming into Bethel, I wished I could major in History but couldn't quite fit it … Continue reading Meet Our Majors: Digital Humanities

Meet Our Majors: Business & Political Science

To open a new week and continue our new series, three current HiPPos students tell us about one of the two majors we share with a professional program: Business & Political Science. When and why did you choose the Business & Political Science major? Karina Nelson '24: I came into Bethel planning to minor in … Continue reading Meet Our Majors: Business & Political Science

Meet Our Majors: International Relations

Our series about our majors — our programs, as described by our students and recent alumni — continues with International Relations. When and why did you choose the International Relations major? Soraya Kaiser '24: My majors have stayed the same since I applied at Bethel. I primarily wanted to study journalism, but my AP Human Geography … Continue reading Meet Our Majors: International Relations

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