Fall Commencement is this Weekend -- Hampton to Speak

Bethel University’s Fall 2016 Commencement will be held Saturday, Dec. 10. Dr. Logan Hampton, President of Lane College, will be the commencement speaker.      Logan Hampton was named the 10th President of Lane College by the Lane College Board of Trustees on June 12, 2014.      Dr. Hampton has a doctorate in higher education from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, a master's degree in student personnel services from Northwestern... Read More
Posted by Jennifer Glass at Monday, December 5, 2016 | 0 comments

BethelHolds Dedication of Newly Renovated Library

Bethel University held a dedication on Friday, Nov. 11 for its newly renovated library space. Grant funds secured through the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) allowed Bethel’s library, known as the Burroughs Learning Center, to be retrofitted to be a community storm shelter. In the process of the retrofit, Bethel administration was also able to choose an exterior that better matched surrounding buildings than the library’s previous white stucco finish. ... Read More
Posted by Jennifer Glass at Monday, November 14, 2016 | 0 comments

You're Invited to Attend the Burroughs Learning Center Re-Dedication This Friday, Nov. 11

To our Bethel Family: I wanted to invite each of you to a short ceremony of re-dedication and an open house for our Library.  It will be this Friday, November 11 at Noon.   The ceremony will last about 15 minutes followed by an open house of the renovated library.   I hope you can attend.   Bethel Forevermore, Walter Butler Read More
Posted by Jennifer Glass at Tuesday, November 8, 2016 | 0 comments

Tickets for "Christmas with Renaissance" are now available at the Renaissance Office!

Tickets for "Christmas with Renaissance" are now available at the Renaissance Office!    (McKenzie, TN) Bethel University invites you to “Christmas with Renaissance”, an annual celebration that takes audiences on an awe-inspiring journey, while showcasing all aspects of the Renaissance Performing Arts Program, including the Renaissance Choir, The Renaissance Quartet, Renaissance’s Vocal Authority, Renaissance Theatre, The Renaissance Bluegrass Band, and... Read More
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Bethel Holds Hall of Fame Induction

Bethel University honored two former athletic greats and one outstanding former team with inductions into the prestigious Bethel Athletic Hall-of-Fame Friday night. The Alumni Awards and Athletic Hall-of-Fame Inductions were held in the Vera Low Center for Student Enrichment, Crisp Wing. The 2016 inductees are: Chris Edlin (85) Golf Lon Varnell -Men's Basketball 1970-1971 Men's Basketball Team Prior to this year, eighty one people and one team had been enshrined into the... Read More
Posted by Jennifer Glass at Thursday, October 27, 2016 | 0 comments

Wind Ensemble to Present Concert

The Bethel University Wind Ensemble would like to extend an open invitation to the Carroll County community to attend our 2016 Fall Concert. Attendance is free and will be held at the Park Theater in McKenzie at 7:00 pm on the evening of Thursday, November 3. Under the direction of D.J. Culp, Jr., the Wind Ensemble will be presenting selections from great composers including Tchaikovsky, Holst, and Sousa. Mr. Culp would like to extend a special thanks to Mr. Keith Cottrill and Mr. Matthew Holt... Read More
Posted by Jennifer Glass at Thursday, October 27, 2016 | 0 comments

Hicks and McBee are Bethel University Homecoming King and Queen

Bethel students Macio Hicks and Vanesia McBee, both of Memphis, were named Bethel University's Homecoming King and Queen during halftime of Bethel's Homecoming football game on Saturday, Oct. 22.  Hicks is the son of Takela Hicks and Mister Lemons. He is a member of the Bethel University football team and an active member Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. He will be graduating in December, receiving a Bachelor’s of Arts in Business Administration with an emphasis in... Read More
Posted by Jennifer Glass at Monday, October 24, 2016 | 0 comments

Early Registration for 2017 Spring CAS and CHS Undergraduates

Early Registration for the Spring Semester will begin  Monday, October 24, 2016  and proceed as follows: Seniors –  Oct 24 , 25 Senior and Juniors –  Oct 26 , 27, 28 Seniors, Juniors, and Sophomores –  Oct 31 ,  Nov 1 Seniors, Juniors, Sophomores, and Freshmen  Nov 2 , 3, 4 Please schedule an appointment with your Advisor to discuss your course registration. Note that if you have a HOLD for the Business... Read More
Posted by Jennifer Glass at Tuesday, October 18, 2016 | 0 comments

Homecoming Court Announced

The 2016 Bethel Homecoming Court has been announced, and the King and Queen will be announced during halftime of the Homecoming game on Saturday, Oct. 22. The game begins at 1:30 p.m. at Wildcat Stadium. Pictured l to r are: Macio Hicks, Jasmine Johnson, Corderol McClerkin, Vanesia McBee, Cody Greene, Chardai McKissack, Aniston Ross (Princess), Elizabeth Warren, Gregory Hancock, Brian Rushing, Megan Lyell, Rakeo Cox, and Meagan... Read More
Posted by Jennifer Glass at Wednesday, October 12, 2016 | 0 comments

Homecoming Golf Tournament to Be Named to Honor Wilcoxson

Bethel University’s annual Homecoming Golf Tournament will officially be named The Jerry Wilcoxson Memorial Golf Tournament at this year’s event scheduled for Friday, Oct. 21 at Carroll Lake Golf Course.      Wilcoxson, who passed away in 2015, was a long-time educator, administrator and coach at Bethel. One of his most notable roles at Bethel was as Golf Coach.      “Coach Wilcoxson positively influenced and impacted many students... Read More
Posted by Jennifer Glass at Tuesday, October 4, 2016 | 0 comments

Homecoming is October 17-23

Bethel University will celebrate Homecoming 2016 the week of Oct. 17-23.      First, on Monday, Oct. 17, Bethel Student Activities will host Laser Tag in Dishman Gymnasium in Baker Fieldhouse. The event, which is from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m., is open to the public. Bethel students with a Bethel ID get in free. All other community members without an ID pay $5 at the door.      On Tuesday, Oct. 18, Bethel's Student Government Association will sponsor The... Read More
Posted by Jennifer Glass at Tuesday, October 4, 2016 | 0 comments

Renaissance's Stephen Mougin wins IBMA Mentor of the Year Award

Bethel University Renaissance’s Bluegrass Director Stephen Mougin has been named the International Bluegrass Music Association's 2016 Mentor Of The Year. This award is presented each year honoring a bluegrass professional who has made a significant impact on the lives and careers of newcomers to the bluegrass industry - musical and professional. “We are thankful to have Stephen on our team at Bethel,” commented Matthew Holt, Executive Director of Renaissance. “His... Read More
Posted by Jennifer Glass at Thursday, September 29, 2016 | 0 comments

Big Financial Aid Changes Coming This Weekend -- Please read!

Starting with the 17/18 year students are able to file the FAFSA BEFORE January 1.  You can now file the FAFSA for the 17/18 year beginning October 1, 2016.  That is this Saturday!!!!    Another big change is that you will use prior-prior year tax information instead of the prior year information.  SO, for 17/18 you will be using 2015 tax information (the same tax information used for the 16/17 FAFSA).   Since students and parents have already... Read More
Posted by Jennifer Glass at Thursday, September 29, 2016 | 0 comments

Renaissance Program Welcomes Rhonda Vincent and the Rage

The Bethel University Renaissance Program is set to welcome the “Queen of Bluegrass” Rhonda Vincent and The Rage to campus October 7th for a benefit concert at 7:00 PM.  In addition to Rhonda and her band, the Renaissance Bluegrass Students will also be performing.    Rhonda recently recorded her live DVD and CD on Bethel’s Campus.    Rhonda has been a supporter of the Renaissance program for many years.  When asked about the... Read More
Posted by Jennifer Glass at Friday, September 23, 2016 | 0 comments

Dream Comes True for Bethel Angler John Garrett

Bethel University Bass Team Angler John Garrett recently made history as the youngest collegiate angler to win a berth to the Bass Masters Classic and for his efforts he  will ride in style in a brand new Nitro Bass boat fully wrapped in Bethel University Purple and Gold.  Garrett along with Bethel University head Bass Fishing Coach Garry Mason were on hand Friday for a ceremony in which Garrett was presented... Read More
Posted by Jennifer Glass at Monday, September 19, 2016 | 0 comments

Bethel Among NAIA Schools Who Achieved Gold Level Champion of Character Status

The Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) was among the 18 NAIA leagues recognized as  Champions of Character  Five-Star Conferences,  the national office announced. ( http://www.naia.org/ViewArtic le.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=27900& ATCLID=205402257 )   Joining the conference in receiving the honor were eight SSAC member schools, which were recognized as Gold, Silver or Bronze Champions of Character  Five-Star Institutions.   "We are... Read More
Posted by Jennifer Glass at Tuesday, September 13, 2016 | 0 comments

Bethel Recognizes Garrett

Bethel Bass Fishing Team member John Garrett was recognized at the half time of the Wildcat Football game vs. University of the Cumberlands on Saturday, Sept. 3. Garrett was the winner of the The BassMasters College Classic Bracket Series. Garrett now stands as the only college bass fisherman in the nation to advance forward to the 2017 Bass Masters Classic. Garrett will be competing with 54 of the top professional anglers from across America for the chance to win... Read More
Posted by Jennifer Glass at Tuesday, September 6, 2016 | 0 comments

Bethel University featured in article at Bassmasters.com

Bethel University was recently featured in an article at Bassmasters.com. Click here to check out the article.  http://www.bassmaster.com/news /3-tips-starting-college-bass- club Read More
Posted by Jennifer Glass at Friday, September 2, 2016 | 0 comments

Brianna Newsome Named Hutchins Scholar

Brianna E. Newsome, a nursing major from McLemoresville, was named the 2016-17 Hutchins Scholar at Bethel University’s 2016 Opening Convocation Ceremonies. The Hutchins Scholar Award was established by Bethel in 1976 to honor the generosity and Christian ideals of George and Lottie Mae Hutchins of Marshall, Texas. The Hutchins Scholar award is presented each year to the rising senior who has achieved the highest academic average. In establishing the endowed trust fund, the Hutchins... Read More
Posted by Jennifer Glass at Friday, September 2, 2016 | 0 comments

Global Studies Opportunities Expand at Bethel

Bethel University is proud to announce expanded global opportunities through its newly developed Global Studies program, according to school president, Dr. Walter Butler.      “We’ve had a very strong service learning program for the past several years that has included a component where students travel to different countries,” Butler said. “Those experiences have been quite successful through the efforts of Stacie Freeman, an associate professor... Read More
Posted by Jennifer Glass at Friday, September 2, 2016 | 0 comments

Bethel Welcomes Class of 2018 Nursing Class

Bethel University welcomed its Class of 2018 Nursing Class on Monday, August 15. These students are juniors who have completed necessary coursework and who were accepted into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program. The 36 students are: Mariah McKenty of Benton, Ky., Kayla Taylor of Paris, Krystina Shafer of Huntingdon, Andrea DeMoulin of Jackson, Barry Doster of McKenzie, Evan Owrey of Jackson, Joshua Haywood of Huntingdon, Hannah Clifton of Atoka, Tristan Drago of Phillipsburg, N.J.,... Read More
Posted by Jennifer Glass at Monday, August 29, 2016 | 0 comments

Renaissance welcomes renowned guests from the Bluegrass Industry

The Bethel University Renaissance Program kicked off its 2016 Fall Semester with a 10 day camp.  The camp was filled with workshops, lessons, and creative activities with the hope of stimulating an excitement and artistic momentum for the upcoming year.  Renaissance, the Bethel... Read More
Posted by Jennifer Glass at Friday, August 26, 2016 | 0 comments

Bethel Recognized on ESPN -- Tune in on August 27

The Bethel Bass Fishing Team will be recognized on ESPN on Saturday, August 27 for winning the Bassmasters College Bracket Series. The BassMasters College Classic Bracket Series was held on Kentucky Lake a few weeks ago. Two Bethel Wildcat anglers participated in the event along with six other anglers. These eight anglers were the very best in the nation and competed for that national championship in which Bethel angler John Garrett won! So set your DVR! -- The events airs twice -- once at... Read More
Posted by Jennifer Glass at Thursday, August 25, 2016 | 0 comments

Bethel Criminal Justice Program Receives Recognition

Bethel University received recognition this week for the role its criminal justice programs have played in recent improvements in the Knoxville, Tenn., Police Department. Police Chief David Rausch, head of the KPD, wrote that there has been a significant decrease in officer response to resistance, also known as “use of force,” and remarked on its link to education.             “The importance of education in the... Read More
Posted by Jennifer Glass at Wednesday, August 24, 2016 | 0 comments

Renaissance Technical Director Wins Emmy

The Lower Great Lakes Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences recently awarded an Emmy in the category of Arts/Entertainment – Program/Program Feature/Special to the season 3 of the TV show, “Cook and Belle’s Playhouse.” “Cook and Belle’s Playhouse” was recorded, mixed, and produced by Daniel Howell over the show’s 3 season life span. The show was shot in Muncie, IN and features several musical guests from around the... Read More
Posted by Jennifer Glass at Tuesday, August 16, 2016 | 0 comments

Notice to Undergraduate Students Taking Fall 2016 Classes

Confirmation of Registration All undergraduate students (part-time and full-time, commuters and residence hall students) MUST confirm registration by 4:00 p.m., Friday, August 26, 2016. If registration is not confirmed by that time/date, all Fall Semester classes will be dropped . Instructions 1. Log into Student E-Portal using the current term 2016-FA. 2. On the left side of the screen under Student Portal, click on Confirm Registration. 3. In the center of the screen,... Read More
Posted by Jennifer Glass at Tuesday, August 16, 2016 | 0 comments

Bethel University Once Again Hosts Lights|Camera|Fashion

Bethel University once again hosted the Lights|Camera|Fashion organization on its McKenzie campus, Tuesday, July 26.      According to Tina Hodges, Dean of Enrollment for Bethel’s College of Arts and Sciences, Bethel served as the location for the Lights|Camera|Fashion program 2017 auditions.      “Lights|Camera|Fashion came to our campus to hold auditions that would give these young women an opportunity to be a fashion model for a... Read More
Posted by Jennifer Glass at Monday, August 15, 2016 | 0 comments

Nursing Events Scheduled Across State

Bethel's College of Health Sciences Department of Nursing will hold the following events in the coming weeks. RN to BSN Program Information Session: August 18, 2016 from 4 until 6 p.m. at Bethel's Nashville campus -- 1801 West End Avenue, 3rd floor; For information and to RSVP contact Rebecca Sargent-Dyal at 731-695-8214 or at dyalr@bethelu.edu RN to BSN Program Information Session: Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 4 to 6 p.m. on Bethel's Memphis campus -- 5885 Ridgeway... Read More
Posted by Jennifer Glass at Wednesday, August 10, 2016 | 0 comments

Summer Commencement Held

Bethel University held its Summer 2016 Commencement on Saturday, August 6 with 271 candidates receiving degrees. Degrees awarded included bachelor’s, master’s and associate degrees.      According to Bethel University President Dr. Walter Butler the event also kicked off a year-long celebration of the school’s 175 th Birthday.       Serving as Commencement speaker was Nancy Bean, recently retired Vice President of... Read More
Posted by Jennifer Glass at Saturday, August 6, 2016 | 0 comments

Freshman Orientation Begins August 17

Freshman Orientation for the College of Arts and Sciences begins Wednesday, August 17. Freshman Orientation is a mandatory event for incoming freshmen. See the schedule of events below. Wednesday, August 17 9 a.m. - Noon -- Freshmen Move-In (Resident Students Only) 6 p.m. -- Student Life Courtyard Cookout (All Students) Thursday, August 18 (Resident & Commuter Students) 9:30 a.m. -- Orientation Registration Begins -- Crisp Arena 10 a.m. -- Welcome -- Crisp Arena ... Read More
Posted by Jennifer Glass at Wednesday, August 3, 2016 | 0 comments

Wildcat Football Begins Practice on Renovated Field

Bethel's Wildcat Football players arrived for training camp on Monday, August 1, and they are already hard at work on the school's newly renovated field. The Wildcats will kick off their season on Saturday, August 27 as they host a 6 p.m. game at Wildcat Stadium against Missouri Baptist University.  Other home games include: Sept. 3 at 1:30 p.m. against University of the Cumberlands Sept. 24 at 1:30 p.m. against Kentucky Christian University Oct. 22 at 1:30 p.m.... Read More
Posted by Jennifer Glass at Wednesday, August 3, 2016 | 0 comments

Summer 2016 Commencement is this Saturday, August 6

Bethel University’s Summer 2016 Commencement will be held this Saturday, August 6. There will be one service for both undergraduate and graduate degree candidates. The ceremony will take place at 10 a.m., in the Rosemary and Harry Crisp II Arena which is located in the Vera Low Center for Student Enrichment at 101 Wildcat Lane on the school’s McKenzie campus.      Nancy Bean, Vice President for Bethel’s College of Arts and Sciences, will be the... Read More
Posted by Jennifer Glass at Wednesday, August 3, 2016 | 0 comments

Fall 2016 Move In Dates for College of Arts and Sciences

Resident Assistants Move In -- July 24, 2016 Football Players Move In -- August 1, 2016 Renaissance Percussion/Color Guard Move In -- August 4, 2016 Fall Sports Move In -- August 5, 2016 Renaissance Move In -- August 8, 2016 S.T.A.R.S. Move In --  August 15, 2016 -- (9 a.m. to Noon check-in time) Freshmen Move In -- August 17, 2016  All Other Returning Students -- See Times Below Students with last name beginning with A-K -- 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. ... Read More
Posted by Jennifer Glass at Tuesday, August 2, 2016 | 0 comments

Bethel University Nursing Graduates Achieve 100% Pass Rate

Bethel University’s May 2016 nursing graduates have achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the NCLEX, the nurse licensure examination that determines nurse readiness. The national average pass rate is around 86 percent. This is the third time in the last four years the school has achieved the perfect 100 percent pass rate, according to Mary Bess Griffith, Program Director.      “I cannot say enough about the effort of all of our faculty as well as of the students... Read More
Posted by Jennifer Glass at Tuesday, August 2, 2016 | 0 comments

Online Master’s in Criminal Justice Nationally Recognized

  Bethel University’s online Master’s in Criminal Justice program has been ranked 7th in the nation by Affordable Colleges Online for the Best Online Master’s in Criminal Justice Degrees.      Affordable Colleges Online recently released its 2016 Rankings highlighting the Best Online Master’s Degrees for 23 different subjects. The ranking agency spent months collecting and analyzing data from government sources and hundreds of... Read More
Posted by Cliff Bush at Monday, May 23, 2016 | 0 comments

Students Meet with Retired Supreme Court Justice

  Bethel University students and faculty members traveled to Washington University School of Law in St. Louis on April 25 to see Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. Stevens is a retired associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States who served from December 1975 until his retirement in June 2010. At the time of his retirement, he was the oldest Justice then serving, the second-oldest serving Justice in the history of the Court, and the third... Read More
Posted by Cliff Bush at Saturday, May 7, 2016 | 0 comments

PA Program Ranked Among Top 6 in Nation

Bethel University’s Physician Assistant Program was recognized by the Rural Health Research Center (RHRC) as a top 15 PA program that graduated proportionately more PAs who practice in rural settings. Bethel’s PA program was #6 on the list in the report that was published in February 2016.      According to the RHRC, “employing more physician assistants (PAs) is often proposed as an important part of the solution to rural primary care shortages in the... Read More
Posted by Cliff Bush at Sunday, May 1, 2016