- The administrative offices at Bethel's McKenzie campus will be closed on Thursday, March 5, 2015 because of inclement weather.
- Bethel Night Held at Oak Manor The Missions Program hosted its first monthly Bethel Night at Oak Manor Health Care Center on Tuesday February 24, 2015. Fifteen student volunteers assisted with refreshments and played games with the residents. Laughter filled the dining hall of Oak Manor as residents and volunteers played games like Rummy, Connect 4, and Dominos. According to Andrea Scarbrough, the Activities Director at Oak Manor, residents were talking about how much they enjoyed getting to know the student volunteers and playing games. The next Bethel Night is scheduled for Tuesday March 24, 2015. Oak Manor Health Care Center is located in a beautiful wooded setting just outside the city limits of McKenzie, TN. It is a dually certified ICF/SNF Home. They have 31 double apartments and 4 private rooms, housing up to 66 Elders. Their current population is very diverse in ages, ranging from mid-twenties to late nineties. They offer varying degrees of care ranging from basic to clinically skilled services for higher acuity needs as well as hospice and respite care. Picture-Volunteers pose for a quick picture as the game night came to a close. Picture-Residents enjoyed playing games such as Checkers with Bethel students.
- Luke Cagle of Linden, Tenn., is Bethel University’s 2015 Hendrix Scholarship winner. Cagle was chosen based on competition examination scores and an interview process. As the winner of the prestigious Hendrix Scholarship, Cagle will earn full tuition, room and board at Bethel. Cagle attends Perry County High School and New Life Christian Church. Cagle, who plans to major in business with an emphasis in accounting, is the son of Ginger and Gil Cagle. Vernon “Trey” Cook III of McEwen, Tenn., is the runner-up in the competition and will earn full tuition. Cook attends McEwen High School and attends Westgate Church in Dickson, Tenn. The son of Ann Marie and Vernon Ray Cook, he plans to major in Christian Studies. Cagle and Cook can both renew their scholarships each year as long as they maintain a 3.6 grade point average (GPA). The Bethel University Hendrix Scholarship celebrates its 27th year in 2015. It was established by Willard R. Hendrix, a successful Nashville civic leader and businessman who had a great desire to bring qualified and dedicated faculty into contact with outstanding and deserving students.
- Due to the anticipated winter weather conditions, day and evening classes on the McKenzie Campus will cancel at noon today, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. All classes on the McKenzie campus will be cancelled on Thursday & Friday, March 5th and March 6th. The cafeteria will operate on the brunch schedule today after lunch from 4:00-5:30 PM, and will continue on the brunch schedule through Spring break. An email regarding staff on the McKenzie Campus will be forthcoming.
- Students from any major can sign up to take SOC 490 (Global Service Learning), a course offered by Bethel's Sociology department that provides students with opportunities to learn and serve around the globe. This year's service project will take place in Cali, Colombia June 1-10, 2015 and will involve teaching English at Colegio Americano, a school affiliated with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
- Bethel University Renaissance will present “Easter with Renaissance” Friday March 20 at 7 p.m. and Saturday March 21 at 2 p.m.
- Potential traditional undergraduate students can get a good idea of what Bethel University is all about Saturday, March 21, by attending an Open House hosted by the Bethel University College of Arts and Sciences Office of Enrollment Services. Held on the McKenzie campus, the Open House will allow students to tour the campus and to meet with campus representatives.
- For the first time in Bethel fitness history, the Bethel University Fitness Society will be hosting an open fitness competition, the Wildcat Fitness Classic. After years of providing a fitness contest for students, the Fitness Society is now providing a show for the public to get involved.
- The Bethel University Art Department will present its first art exhibition of Spring 2015 in the Kathy Sacks Art Gallery located in the lobby of the Dickey Fine Arts Building with a solo exhibition showcasing work of Nashville photographer John Thomas Collins. Mr.
- Thirteen Bethel University Renaissance students spent the day with Mark Lowry and Kevin Williams and had the chance to record with them in the TMC studio in Nashville, Tenn. The group was a variety of students from Bethel’s Renaissance Choir, Vocal Authority, the Quartet and the Renaissance Theatre program. "Our students did an incredible job! I couldn't be more proud of their professionalism and overall talent," commented Matthew Holt, Executive Director of Renaissance. Some of the biggest names in gospel music have made contributions to this project through singing, playing, or producing. A couple of those names include Bill Gaither, The Martins, Dailey and Vincent, Kevin Williams, Greg Ritchie, and Bethel's own Matthew Holt. Holt played piano on several songs, as well as arranged and produced a song that Lowry and the Martins sang. The project is set to release this March.