To the Graduates of Spring 2019

In his letter to the Philippians, Paul says, "I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy. . . ." Truly the history graduates who will walk across the stage tomorrow have brought me joy, have consistently made me grateful for being … Continue reading To the Graduates of Spring 2019

What You Can Do With a History Major… As Seen in Bethel News

What can you do with a History major? Just read about our four alumni who have featured in Bethel media stories this month: • A social worker at the International Institute of St. Louis, Lauren Peffley '09 was profiled at Bethel's website last week. Here's how the story explains the connection between her undergraduate major … Continue reading What You Can Do With a History Major… As Seen in Bethel News

Highlights from the 2019 Minnesota Undergraduate History Symposium

Over the weekend, we had the pleasure of hosting the 6th annual Minnesota Undergraduate History Symposium, which drew students and faculty from twelve church-related colleges and universities in Minnesota and Iowa. In addition to the student research that was presented, we had a terrific (and timely) opening conversation with Kent Whitworth, director and CEO of … Continue reading Highlights from the 2019 Minnesota Undergraduate History Symposium

Mondale Hall, University of Minnesota

Alumni Law Roundtable: From Bethel to Law School

In addition to spotlighting individual alumni who have taken various career paths, occasionally we like to host a kind of roundtable discussion with alumni from a single field. In the past we've talked to former students who have gone into graduate school in history and into middle/high school teaching. This week we're excited to hear … Continue reading Alumni Law Roundtable: From Bethel to Law School

What’s Happening This Spring in Bethel’s History Department?

This morning marks the beginning of the Spring 2019 semester at Bethel. What's happening this spring in the History Department? • Dr. Poppinga is taking a well-earned sabbatical, as Dr. Kooistra returns from her fall away from Bethel. • We have our largest enrollments ever in both Intro to History (30 students joining Dr. Magnuson) and Intro to … Continue reading What’s Happening This Spring in Bethel’s History Department?

Our intrepid MUHS 2018 group

Highlights from the 2018 Minnesota Undergraduate History Symposium

Over the weekend students and faculty from our department took part in the fifth annual Minnesota Undergraduate History Symposium (MUHS), joining peers from the University of Northwestern-St. Paul, Bethany Lutheran College, Martin Luther College, and our hosts, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. Six Bethel History majors presented their research at Saturday's three concurrent sessions: Kerry … Continue reading Highlights from the 2018 Minnesota Undergraduate History Symposium

Meet Our Majors: Emma Beecken ’16

Throughout the semester, I will be interviewing a variety of history students, alumni, and professors, with the goal of answering the question: what can be done with a history major? To begin, we will be looking into some insights provided by Emma Beecken '16, who has majors in both the History and Education departments. This … Continue reading Meet Our Majors: Emma Beecken ’16

Bethel students at the 2015 Minnesota Undergraduate History Symposium in Mankato, MN

Highlights from the 2015 Minnesota Undergraduate History Symposium

On Saturday six people from our department represented Bethel at the second annual Minnesota Undergraduate History Symposium. Hosted this year by Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato after our neighbors at Northwestern kicked off the event in 2014, the symposium featured undergraduates from Bethel, Bethany Lutheran, Northwestern, and Martin Luther College presenting research findings on a wide variety of … Continue reading Highlights from the 2015 Minnesota Undergraduate History Symposium

The trophy for the BU Library Research Prize

History Majors Win 1st and 3rd Place in 2015 Library Research Prize!

Congratulations to Fletcher Warren '15, winner of the 2015 Bethel University Library Research Prize for his Senior Seminar paper, "'A Long Way from Minneapolis': Minnesotans in the Spanish Civil War." And to Kelly Van Wyk '15, winner of 3rd place in the same competition for "The Paneled Lives of Extraordinary Women: Comic Books, Superheroines, and American Women … Continue reading History Majors Win 1st and 3rd Place in 2015 Library Research Prize!