From CC 4th to… the State Department

In our latest alumni interview, we're very happy to hear from Kyle Peterson '05, a Political Science major who has worked for the U.S. Department of State since 2006. He now serves as Managing Director for Regional and Global Issues in the Office of Foreign Assistance. Let's start with your Bethel story, Kyle. What brought … Continue reading From CC 4th to… the State Department

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

Bethel’s New Associate Dean for Academic Inclusive Excellence

We are pleased to introduce our very own Professor Sara Shady as the new Associate Dean for Academic Inclusive Excellence at Bethel University! Professor Shady recently took the time to share a bit about her newest position with us, and what that means for our department and the future of Bethel. What will your work as … Continue reading Bethel’s New Associate Dean for Academic Inclusive Excellence

Hear from Abby Williams ’23 about her semester at Oxford!

History and Philosophy double major Abby Williams '23 spent the past semester studying in Oxford, England. As her trip was coming to an end, we asked if Abby would be willing to share about her experience studying abroad, and how she has been impacted as a student of history and philosophy. Read on to learn … Continue reading Hear from Abby Williams ’23 about her semester at Oxford!

Photos of Stephen Chang and Austin Bleess

Alumni Roundtable: From Bethel to State and Local Government

In addition to hosting one-on-one interviews with HiPPos who have gone into careers like medicine and banking, we sometimes like to use this blog to convene groups of alumni to share their stories of career and calling. Having previously published roundtables on law, teaching, and graduate school, today we're delighted to share the first half … Continue reading Alumni Roundtable: From Bethel to State and Local Government

From CC 4th to… Pastoral Ministry

This year, Caitlyn Stenerson '13 has stepped in as Interim Assistant Pastor and Director of Chapel Programming at Bethel University. Since graduating from Bethel with a degree in Political Science, Caitlyn has gone on to win two Edwin J. Omark Preaching Awards, worked as a Communication Specialist for the Minnesota House of Representatives, and earned … Continue reading From CC 4th to… Pastoral Ministry

From CC 4th to… UnitedHealthcare

Yesterday we interviewed a Bethel poli sci alum who retired as a vice president from one of the nation's largest financial services companies. Today we hear from Ben Cline '16, a double-major in philosophy and psychology who works for another leader in its industry: UnitedHealthcare. Why did you decide to study at Bethel? Photos courtesy … Continue reading From CC 4th to… UnitedHealthcare

From CC 4th to… Wells Fargo

This month we're going to revive a series that ran for several years before History merged with Philosophy and Political Science to form the new Hippo department. From CC 4th (previously, From AC 2nd) featured interviews with a couple dozen Bethel alumni who took their History degrees into diverse careers: from business and law to … Continue reading From CC 4th to… Wells Fargo