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

Course Previews: Intro to Gender Studies

Our next Spring 2022 course preview is the first of three we'll feature from philosopher and Hippo co-chair Sara Shady... PHI223L Introduction to Gender Studies Days/Times: TR 2:05-3:20pm in Spring 2022 Prerequisites: GES130 Christianity and Western Culture and GES160 Inquiry Seminar (can take at the same time), or GES244 Humanities III Counts for: • General Education: … Continue reading Course Previews: Intro to Gender Studies

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

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

Course Previews: Applied Humanities Seminar – Health Care

When this blog just served the History Department, we occasionally shared previews of new HIS courses. We'll plan to do the same for Philosophy and Political Science courses in the months and years to come, but we'll continue the course previews series with the first shared all-Hippos course, Applied Humanities Seminar. For its debut semester … Continue reading Course Previews: Applied Humanities Seminar – Health Care

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

What’s Changing with Our Merger? What’s Staying the Same?

As we announced on Monday, the departments of History, Philosophy, and Political Science have merged into a single department housed in the CC 429 suite. While that creates some exciting opportunities for the "Hippos," such a change can also raise concerns. Will we lose what made the individual departments special by coming together as a … Continue reading What’s Changing with Our Merger? What’s Staying the Same?

Meet the Department of History, Philosophy, and Political Science

Today we'd like to announce formally a change that's been percolating for over a year now: History, Philosophy, and Political Science have merged into a single department. We value the distinctive methods, insights, and emphases of our various disciplines and will keep our distinct programs. [Look for more on that topic in a follow-up post, but … Continue reading Meet the Department of History, Philosophy, and Political Science