- Bethel University and Henry County Medical Center are excited to announce the date for a groundbreaking ceremony for a new Diagnostic Center and a Bethel University Paris, Tenn., campus. On Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 4 p.m. at the south end of the proposed Diagnostic Center and Bethel University in Paris, various dignitaries will gather at the former Pet Milk Company location to break ground. Guest speakers will include Sam Tharpe, City of Paris Mayor; Brent Greer, Henry County Mayor; Tom Gee, Administrator of Henry County Medical Center; Dr. Robert Prosser, President of Bethel University, Steve Prosser, Vice President for University Administration and Larry Crawford, Henry County Alliance. A performance by Renaissance and a small reception will end the ceremony. “HCMC is excited about the expansion of our imaging services to better serve the outpatient needs of our community. We think the partnership with Bethel will also expand the educational opportunities for health professionals in our region” says Tom Gee. “We’re excited as well about Bethel’s future facility with Henry County Medical Center,” said Steve Prosser. “This endeavor will allow us to expand healthcare offerings. There are so many possibilities not to mention that the building will also provide spillover classroom space for our Success program.” The facility, approximately 20 miles from Bethel's main McKenzie campus, will become one of a number of Tennessee satellite campuses for the school. Located in Paris, TN, Henry County Medical Center is a progressive, integrated healthcare organization committed to serving the healthcare needs of Henry County and the adjoining region. Including a 142-bed hospital and other facilities, the medical center provides a variety of outpatient services, as well as inpatient care. Henry County Medical Center is a county-owned and operated nonprofit institution. For more information: www.hcmc-tn.org.
- Members of Bethel's Circle K club are helping UNICEF this week by taking part in the "6 Cents Initiative." They have spent the week asking others for loose change that will be sent to UNICEF to help individuals who have unclean water.
- 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.