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)

The Things They Carried: Sara Shady

Today we hear from one of our philosophy professors, Dr. Sara Shady. Professor Shady also serves as Associate Dean for Academic Inclusive Excellence here at Bethel. Read on to learn a bit about the things she keeps, or "the things she carries," in her office space. If you missed our post on Dr. Kooistra earlier … Continue reading The Things They Carried: Sara Shady

The Things They Carried: AnneMarie Kooistra

Before the semester wraps up for our students next week, we have a few more faculty posts to share with you all! Today we take a look at some of the things Dr. AnneMarie Kooistra keeps as a professor of history and co-director of the Bethel Honors Program. Click here if you missed the previous … Continue reading The Things They Carried: AnneMarie Kooistra

The Things They Carried: Andy Bramsen

Today we're hearing from Dr. Andy Bramsen and "the things he carries" as an associate professor of political science. This series was inspired by a collection of stories and articles of the same name, by Tim O'Brien and Foreign Policy Magazine, respectively. If you missed our post on Dr. Gehrz earlier this week, click here … Continue reading The Things They Carried: Andy Bramsen

The Things They Carried: Chris Gehrz

Today we're reviving a series we did back in 2016 called "The Things They Carried." Inspired by a collection of Vietnam War stories by Tim O'Brien and a series of articles by Foreign Policy Magazine, we'll be exploring the offices of CC 4th's professors via mini photo tours. To start us off, Dr. Chris Gehrz … Continue reading The Things They Carried: Chris Gehrz

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

Bethel’s New Associate Dean for Academic Inclusive Excellence

We are pleased to introduce our very own Professor Sara Shady as the new Associate Dean for Academic Inclusive Excellence at Bethel University! Professor Shady recently took the time to share a bit about her newest position with us, and what that means for our department and the future of Bethel. What will your work as … Continue reading Bethel’s New Associate Dean for Academic Inclusive Excellence

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