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

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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

How We’re Teaching History Courses in the Midst of a Pandemic

After spending the second half of the spring semester entirely online, this week Bethel students and faculty came back in the classroom for the start of a new year. But because we're starting this fall in the midst of an ongoing public health crisis, we've all had to make some adjustments that directly affect teaching … Continue reading How We’re Teaching History Courses in the Midst of a Pandemic

Sam Mulberry addressing the Bethel faculty retreat on Aug. 27, 2019

“Teach Well”: Prof. Mulberry’s Address at Faculty Retreat

A week before the start of fall classes, Bethel's faculty gathered yesterday morning for its annual retreat. The keynote speaker was our own Prof. Sam Mulberry '99 — who was kind enough to let us post the text of his address. Not only will you learn a lot more about Sam's story, but you'll find … Continue reading “Teach Well”: Prof. Mulberry’s Address at Faculty Retreat

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Some Back-to-School Inspiration for Teachers

If you're one of our many alumni working as a teacher or professor — or you're teaching in other contexts — and you haven't yet seen Prof. Mulberry's Why We Teach documentary... I recommended it this morning in my weekly post at The Anxious Bench blog on Patheos. Bethel BTS alum Sara Misgen '13 (now finishing a PhD in … Continue reading Some Back-to-School Inspiration for Teachers

Recent Bethel Alumni Teaching History

Summer is winding down for our Social Studies Education alumni preparing to return to their teaching jobs this fall.  Joining the numerous veterans will be Andrew Fort '18, who has a full-time position at Greenway Public Schools in Coleridge, Minnesota. Christina Sibileva '18 has also recently accepted a teaching job at Highview Middle School (part … Continue reading Recent Bethel Alumni Teaching History

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Why We Teach

Last night Bethel hosted the premiere of Prof. Sam Mulberry's documentary film, Why We Teach, featuring interviews with fifteen recipients of Bethel's Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching (including Prof. Chris Gehrz). If you couldn't be there, the full film is now available to stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k87e9aEahbk Filmed and edited over the course of Prof. Mulberry's spring sabbatical, Why … Continue reading Why We Teach

Save the Date: The Premiere of Prof. Mulberry’s Sabbatical Film on Teaching at Bethel

While he's technically on sabbatical from Bethel, Prof. Sam Mulberry has actually spent most of his spring thinking and talking about Bethel. For his primary sabbatical project, Sam has been filming interviews with fifteen winners of the Bethel Faculty Excellence Award in Teaching — including 2009 recepient Chris Gehrz. (Sam won the excellence award for … Continue reading Save the Date: The Premiere of Prof. Mulberry’s Sabbatical Film on Teaching at Bethel