George Brushaber (1938-2021)

Once more, we regret to report that the Bethel community has suffered the loss of a significant figure in our history: George Brushaber died yesterday at age 82. Images courtesy of the Bethel University Digital Library George came to Bethel in 1975 as academic dean under Carl Lundquist, then succeeded to the presidency in 1982 … Continue reading George Brushaber (1938-2021)

Meet Our Award-Winning Model UN Club

When Dr. Chris Moore came to Bethel, he not only brought new courses like The Politics of Terrorism and Counterterrorism and Political Psychology, but also the idea of starting a Model United Nations club. Now in its tenth year, that group finds many ways to study and publicize important issues in international affairs, but the … Continue reading Meet Our Award-Winning Model UN Club

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.

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

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

Hippo Faculty Favorites: Travel Destinations

This month we've learned more about the Hippo professors' favorite movies, music, and books, who they admire and who inspires them, and which courses they'd love to develop. To conclude our Faculty Favorite series, we follow them around the country and the globe. (Then next month we'll hear from some of our students!) What's your … Continue reading Hippo Faculty Favorites: Travel Destinations

Hippo Faculty Favorites: Bethel Colleagues

While we'll continue to get to know more about the Hippo faculty next week, today they'll talk about some other professors at Bethel University. Beyond our department... tell us about another member of the Bethel faculty whom you especially admire. Dan Yim: I admire my good friend Rachel Anderson, neuroscientist in the Psychology Department. Her … Continue reading Hippo Faculty Favorites: Bethel Colleagues