Look for Us at Homecoming 2021

It's Homecoming Week at Bethel University, and there are lots of Hippo connections to be found. Tomorrow's chapel speaker will be seminary alum of the year Joel Johnson '80 S '86, a local pastor who talked about studying philosophy as part of his Seminary of the Year alum video, and the 2021 winner of that … Continue reading Look for Us at Homecoming 2021

Highlights of the 2021 Hippo Alumni Survey

Earlier this year — even before we announced our newly merged department — we invited all alumni in History, Philosophy, Political Science, and related fields to complete a survey asking about their experience at Bethel and after graduation. We heard back from just over 200 people and have been using that data for a number of purposes … Continue reading Highlights of the 2021 Hippo Alumni Survey

Hippo Alumni in the (Bethel) News

We'll be saying more about our alumni soon, but if you want to get some sense for what History, Philosophy, and Political Science students have gone on to do with their Bethel degrees, just check out these recent Hippo-related stories at Bethel News: Diba Domínguez '20 Combat medic, U.S. Army "Domínguez decided to attend Bethel … Continue reading Hippo Alumni in the (Bethel) News

Welcome Back to Bethel, Hilary Ritchie ’13

While we're glad to send our graduates down career paths that may lead them far from Bethel, it's also a joy to have alumni come back to campus to work with new generations of students. So join us in welcoming back to Bethel Hilary Ritchie, who will join the Christian Formation and Church Relations team … Continue reading Welcome Back to Bethel, Hilary Ritchie ’13

Four Tenets for Talking about “Our History”

Today's guest post comes from Bethel History graduate Tim Anderson '05. Featured recently by Bethel News for his work with Ace in the City, a community development organization he founded in 2008 that cultivates belonging in the neighborhoods of South Minneapolis and beyond, Tim initially shared this thought-provoking post last month on his Facebook page. … Continue reading Four Tenets for Talking about “Our History”

Chris Pappadackis and family

Congratulations, Chris Pappadackis ’08!

This week Bethel is featuring a profile of Chris Pappadackis, a History and Social Studies Education major who graduated from Bethel in 2008. A social studies teacher for Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg schools, a couple hours west of Minneapolis, Chris was named Minnesota's 2020 participant in the James Madison Fellows program, which supports "the graduate study of American … Continue reading Congratulations, Chris Pappadackis ’08!

Seeing Animals: The New Podcast from Prof. Berglund

Check out Seeing Animals, the new podcast from Prof. Annie Berglund '13! Yesterday's debut featured Annie's interview with Jered Camp, co-founder of the Iowa Farm Sanctuary, and new episodes will drop each week this spring and fall, as Annie continues to talk with practitioners and researchers who work in fields related to animal rights. Seeing Animals … Continue reading Seeing Animals: The New Podcast from Prof. Berglund

Bethel’s 1968 European History Tour

Did you know that Bethel sent students on a month-long tour of Europe in the middle of the tumultuous summer of 1968? Led by longtime history professor Roy "Doc" Dalton, the trip started in London, moved on to Belgium, France, and Switzerland, then concluded with multiple cities in Italy. Retired social studies teacher Dan Johnson … Continue reading Bethel’s 1968 European History Tour