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A New Season of Bethel History Podcasts

Now that classes are all up and running for the fall, it's time to launch new seasons of our faculty podcasts! • First up is Bookish @ Bethel, in which Prof. AnneMarie Kooistra and her colleagues from the Humanities program talk through great works of literature. This week: the play Bacchae by Euripides. (And check out the Bookish blog, … Continue reading A New Season of Bethel History Podcasts

Sam Mulberry addressing the Bethel faculty retreat on Aug. 27, 2019

“Teach Well”: Prof. Mulberry’s Address at Faculty Retreat

A week before the start of fall classes, Bethel's faculty gathered yesterday morning for its annual retreat. The keynote speaker was our own Prof. Sam Mulberry '99 — who was kind enough to let us post the text of his address. Not only will you learn a lot more about Sam's story, but you'll find … Continue reading “Teach Well”: Prof. Mulberry’s Address at Faculty Retreat

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Upcoming Library Talks: Debating Liberty and Thinking in Public

History students and alumni might be interested in two faculty talks coming up in the Bethel University Library's Prime Time series: • For American history and politics buffs... This Thursday morning (3/7, 11:15am) Political Science professor Mitchell Krumm will examine how Federalists and Anti-Federalists used the ideas of the French philosopher Montesquieu to articulate "dramatically … Continue reading Upcoming Library Talks: Debating Liberty and Thinking in Public

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What We Did On Our Summer Break: Faculty

It's the first week of the new year at Bethel, but before we get too far into the fall, we thought we'd look back at what the people of AC 2nd did with their summers. We'll hear from some students soon enough. But let's start with a few members of our faculty: Amy Poppinga: It is … Continue reading What We Did On Our Summer Break: Faculty

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Some Back-to-School Inspiration for Teachers

If you're one of our many alumni working as a teacher or professor — or you're teaching in other contexts — and you haven't yet seen Prof. Mulberry's Why We Teach documentary... I recommended it this morning in my weekly post at The Anxious Bench blog on Patheos. Bethel BTS alum Sara Misgen '13 (now finishing a PhD in … Continue reading Some Back-to-School Inspiration for Teachers

Watch Prof. Mulberry Talk about Empathy

Prof. Sam Mulberry is the latest member of our department to be featured in Bethel's Meet the Faculty video series. In his interview, Prof. Mulberry explains the connection between empathy and historical study in courses like GES130 Christianity and Western Culture: "History, when it's taught well, can help us approach events, ideas, controversies from multiple perspectives. It challenges … Continue reading Watch Prof. Mulberry Talk about Empathy

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Why We Teach

Last night Bethel hosted the premiere of Prof. Sam Mulberry's documentary film, Why We Teach, featuring interviews with fifteen recipients of Bethel's Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching (including Prof. Chris Gehrz). If you couldn't be there, the full film is now available to stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k87e9aEahbk Filmed and edited over the course of Prof. Mulberry's spring sabbatical, Why … Continue reading Why We Teach

Save the Date: The Premiere of Prof. Mulberry’s Sabbatical Film on Teaching at Bethel

While he's technically on sabbatical from Bethel, Prof. Sam Mulberry has actually spent most of his spring thinking and talking about Bethel. For his primary sabbatical project, Sam has been filming interviews with fifteen winners of the Bethel Faculty Excellence Award in Teaching — including 2009 recepient Chris Gehrz. (Sam won the excellence award for … Continue reading Save the Date: The Premiere of Prof. Mulberry’s Sabbatical Film on Teaching at Bethel

Sam Mulberry being interviewed in Past & Presence

Faculty Excellence Award for Service: Sam Mulberry

It is the first day of the Minnesota State Fair, so clearly the end of summer is in sight.  Fall semester classes begin Monday.  That means that this week faculty have been busy putting the final touches on course syllabi, preparing to meet new students, arranging calendars to accommodate a full slate of meetings and … Continue reading Faculty Excellence Award for Service: Sam Mulberry

Sunset at Glacier National Park in Montana

What Do Bethel History Professors Do on Their Summer Breaks? (part 2)

Part two of our brief series sharing summer plans from Bethel's history professors. (Read part one here.) This summer, Sam Mulberry be working at Bethel on three major projects. First, he'll help build academic schedules for incoming students who will be new to Bethel in the Fall. This includes both building their initial schedules as … Continue reading What Do Bethel History Professors Do on Their Summer Breaks? (part 2)