The Things They Carried: Sara Shady

Today we hear from one of our philosophy professors, Dr. Sara Shady. Professor Shady also serves as Associate Dean for Academic Inclusive Excellence here at Bethel. Read on to learn a bit about the things she keeps, or "the things she carries," in her office space. If you missed our post on Dr. Kooistra earlier … Continue reading The Things They Carried: Sara Shady

The Things They Carried: AnneMarie Kooistra

Before the semester wraps up for our students next week, we have a few more faculty posts to share with you all! Today we take a look at some of the things Dr. AnneMarie Kooistra keeps as a professor of history and co-director of the Bethel Honors Program. Click here if you missed the previous … Continue reading The Things They Carried: AnneMarie Kooistra

The Things They Carried: Andy Bramsen

Today we're hearing from Dr. Andy Bramsen and "the things he carries" as an associate professor of political science. This series was inspired by a collection of stories and articles of the same name, by Tim O'Brien and Foreign Policy Magazine, respectively. If you missed our post on Dr. Gehrz earlier this week, click here … Continue reading The Things They Carried: Andy Bramsen

The Things They Carried: Chris Gehrz

Today we're reviving a series we did back in 2016 called "The Things They Carried." Inspired by a collection of Vietnam War stories by Tim O'Brien and a series of articles by Foreign Policy Magazine, we'll be exploring the offices of CC 4th's professors via mini photo tours. To start us off, Dr. Chris Gehrz … Continue reading The Things They Carried: Chris Gehrz

Meet Our Majors: Social Studies Education

Today our series on the seven HiPPos majors focuses on our only true professional program: Social Studies Education 5-12. Equal parts theory and practice of education (including a student teaching semester) and content area studies in history, political science, geography, and related fields, graduates with this major are licensed to teach social studies in middle and … Continue reading Meet Our Majors: Social Studies Education

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

Introducing Our Newest Assistant Professor of Philosophy: Omar Fakhri, Ph.D.

We are pleased to introduce the newest member of our faculty: Omar Fakhri, Ph.D. Dr. Fakhri will be serving as Assistant Professor of Philosophy, offering courses in environmental ethics, philosophy of religion, and more. Recently, we sat down with Dr. Fakhri and asked him to share a bit about himself — what his story is, … Continue reading Introducing Our Newest Assistant Professor of Philosophy: Omar Fakhri, Ph.D.

Hippo Faculty Favorites: Bethel Colleagues

While we'll continue to get to know more about the Hippo faculty next week, today they'll talk about some other professors at Bethel University. Beyond our department... tell us about another member of the Bethel faculty whom you especially admire. Dan Yim: I admire my good friend Rachel Anderson, neuroscientist in the Psychology Department. Her … Continue reading Hippo Faculty Favorites: Bethel Colleagues

Announcing Ruben Rivera’s Retirement

After twenty-three years at Bethel, our friend Ruben Rivera has decided to retire at the end of December. Before becoming the university's chief diversity officer in 2014, Ruben served as a history professor, teaching courses like Latin American Civilizations, Minorities in America, Hispanic Christianity, and Christianity in Western Culture. We'd love to hear from many … Continue reading Announcing Ruben Rivera’s Retirement

Screenshot of Chris Gehrz article from Winter 2020 issue of Bethel Magazine

Prof. Gehrz in Bethel Magazine: College under COVID

The current issue of Bethel Magazine includes a letter that history professor Chris Gehrz addressed to his students at the beginning of a semester that has been shaped in many ways by the COVID-19 pandemic. Here's part of how Prof. Gehrz explained why the pandemic should nudge students to think more intentionally about the purpose … Continue reading Prof. Gehrz in Bethel Magazine: College under COVID