This Year’s Special Constitution Day Lecture

As an early celebration of Constitution Day, last Wednesday we had the privilege of hosting legal scholar Michael Stokes Paulsen for a public lecture, "Three Myths about Constitutional Interpretation." Distinguished University Chair and law professor at the University of St. Thomas, Paulsen has also worked for the U.S. Department of Justice, the Center for Law … Continue reading This Year’s Special Constitution Day Lecture

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

How You Can Help Us Introduce our Programs

Calling all HiPPos! If you're a current student or alumnus who majored in History, Philosophy, Political Science, Business & Poli Sci, Digital Humanities, International Relations, and/or Social Studies Education 5-12 at Bethel, we'd like to hear from you! Just click here to take a short survey about your experience as a HiPPos major. We'll ask … Continue reading How You Can Help Us Introduce our Programs

Our Newest Edgren Scholar: Soraya Keiser ’24

Named for Bethel's founder, John Alexis Edgren, the Edgren Scholars program funds collaborative student-faculty research each summer. The latest HiPPo student to join that distinguished cohort is Soraya Keiser '24, who will work this summer with English/Journalism professor Scott Winter on a project related to immigration from Central America. Soraya was kind enough to answer … Continue reading Our Newest Edgren Scholar: Soraya Keiser ’24

Kevin Cragg

April 9: Memorial Service for Kevin Cragg

There will be a service celebrating the life of Dr. Kevin Cragg on Saturday, April 9, 11am (visitation at 10am) at First Presbyterian Church in Stillwater, MN. Professor of History at Bethel for over thirty years, Kevin died last December. In his obituary, his family remembers him for loving teaching and using stories to make … Continue reading April 9: Memorial Service for Kevin Cragg

New Lenten Devotional from the Bethel Faculty

The Christian season of Lent begins in two days, on Ash Wednesday, and if you're looking for devotional resources for those forty days, there's a free booklet available from Bethel with all sorts of connections to our department. A daily devotional for Lent and Holy Week featuring short biblical reflections and prayers by about four … Continue reading New Lenten Devotional from the Bethel Faculty

Meet Our Award-Winning Model UN Club

When Dr. Chris Moore came to Bethel, he not only brought new courses like The Politics of Terrorism and Counterterrorism and Political Psychology, but also the idea of starting a Model United Nations club. Now in its tenth year, that group finds many ways to study and publicize important issues in international affairs, but the … Continue reading Meet Our Award-Winning Model UN Club

Meet Our New Social Media TA: Essie Shull

In recent years, I've often used my teaching assistant to help with the History Department's social media activities, a tradition I'm continuing with the new Department of History, Philosophy, and Political Science. I'm thrilled to be working with Essie Shull '23, who was kind enough to answer a few questions about herself by way of … Continue reading Meet Our New Social Media TA: Essie Shull