- Bethel will celebrate Homecoming 2011 on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 7-8 on the school’s McKenzie campus with some events taking place as early as Wednesday, Oct.
- Country music and Broadway star Gary Morris will visit Bethel University’s Renaissance performing arts group on Friday, Sept. 23 when he will come to the school’s McKenzie campus and take part in a MasterClass with Renaissance students.
- Bethel University’s Renaissance Southern Gospel Quartet was invited to the 2011 National Quartet Convention to be on the Featured Artist Showcase, a concert that features up and coming groups that have made a mark on the industry. The National Quartet Convention is gospel music’s largest annual event.
- Chaz Dachenhaus of Leesville, S.C. was named the 2011-2012 Hutchins Scholar at Bethel University during the school's fall 2011 Opening Convocation ceremonies.
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- The Paris Henry County Arts Council will be presenting the Bethel University Renaissance Theatre production of the classic stage play “Steel Magnolias” Sept. 9-10 at the Krider Performing Arts Center in Paris.
- Bethel University is proud to announce its 23 fall 2011 student teachers. Those student teachers working toward the completion of a bachelor’s degree include: Kayla Argo, (child learning and development) from Paris; Jennifer Arnold, (history) from Gleason; Lindsay Bowman, (child learning and development) from McKenzie; Justin Curtis, (math) from Trezevant; Toby Dressel, (biology) from McKenzie; Felicia Hindman, (child learning and development and exceptional learning and development) from Yuma; Robert Jones, (history) from Gleason; Josh Kelly (child learning and development) from McKenzie; Tina Rich (child learning and development) from Savannah; Ashley Roark (music) from Henning: Katie Shapcott (child learning and development) from McKenzie; Jennifer Townson (history) from Dyersburg; Christopher Williams (history) of McKenzie; Cassidy Wilson (English) of McKenzie; and Angela Wood (exceptional learning and development) of Darden.
- Crowds of students, faculty, staff, trustees and community members gathered on Bethel’s McKenzie campus on Aug. 19 for the ribbon cutting for the school's newly erected Vera Low Center for Student Enrichment.
- Bethel University’s Department of Security was named a Patriotic Employer by the Office of the Secretary of Defense Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. This award is given to outstanding employers who go “above and beyond” in supporting their employees who serve as “warrior citizens” in the Army National Guard and Reserve.
- Hot air balloon rides were part of Bethel University’s Bethel Blast held Aug. 20 on the school’s McKenzie campus.