Business Major, History Minor

In 2013 we ran a series of posts from Bethel graduates who had paired a major in the sciences with a minor in History. Six years later, a History minor is still a good idea for students in seemingly unrelated fields. Just ask Haley Prewitt '20, who is combining a Business (marketing) major with her … Continue reading Business Major, History Minor

Meet Our New Social Media TA

Hi, my name is Mary Hitt and I am the new social media TA for the History Department. If you would have told me as a freshman that I would doing this I would not have believed you. I came into college as a business major and quickly learned that I wanted to go a … Continue reading Meet Our New Social Media TA

World War I Journal: Battlefields

Our World War I group is more than halfway through its J-term in Europe. As we continue our stay in Paris, we're all still thinking about our four days at Ypres, the Somme, and Normandy, three of the most important battlefields of the 20th century. Here I'm happy to share two reflections written by Graphic Design/Studio Art … Continue reading World War I Journal: Battlefields

St. Benedict and St. Scholastica

CWC Journal: Lessons from St. Benedict

Today we're happy to share a second example of recent exam essays in GES130 Christianity and Western Culture, in which students explained a lesson they thought contemporary Christians could learn from their medieval forebears. This essay comes from Maddie Sumners, a freshman at Bethel who hails from Victoria, MN and graduated from Chanhassen High School. One important … Continue reading CWC Journal: Lessons from St. Benedict

Domenico, painting of Dante between Purgatory and Florence

CWC Journal: Lessons from the Middle Ages

We've occasionally published student work from upper-level History courses like Modern Europe and Senior Seminar, but this week I thought I'd share some writing by Bethel students who aren't necessarily majoring in History... but are studying the past in Christianity and Western Culture, the multidisciplinary first-year course that is a foundation of Bethel's gen ed curriculum. … Continue reading CWC Journal: Lessons from the Middle Ages

Justin hiking through Zion National Park

What We Did On Our Summer Break: Students

Now that our profs have had a chance to report on summer highlights, we thought we'd turn the theme over to a few of our 2018-2019 department teaching assistants. How do Bethel History students spend their summers? Haley Johnson '19:  This summer I did quite a few things. I worked on a project with Compass Airlines … Continue reading What We Did On Our Summer Break: Students

Nelson Menjivar

Nelson Menjivar Named to INCE Museum Fellows Program

Nelson Menjivar '19, a Bethel History major and Philosophy minor, was named to the 2018-2019 cohort of the INCE Museum Fellows at the Minnesota Historical Society. The program includes a fall course at MNHS, a site visit to museums in Chicago, a paid internship next spring, and ongoing mentoring after the program concludes. In addition … Continue reading Nelson Menjivar Named to INCE Museum Fellows Program