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  • Continuing a tradition that began during the Fall 2012 semester with the Bethel Fitness Pageant, the Bethel University Fitness Society proudly presents the latest fitness competition for Bethel students: the first-ever Bethel Fitness Invitational!      It will take place on Thursday, April 17 at 7 p.m., in the Dickey Fine Arts Building (DFAB) Auditorium.
  •   The Tennessee Supreme Court held court at Bethel on April 10 providing area high school students and Bethel students a unique opportunity to attend a Supreme Court Session in their own community. The event was part of the SCALES (Supreme Court Advancing Legal Education for Students) Project, a Tennessee Supreme Court initiative designed to educate students about the Judicial Branch of government. Through the SCALES Project, students are provided with study materials and classroom instruction in advance so they understand the issues in the cases they will hear and how those cases reached the Supreme Court. Using materials provided by the court, teachers include judicial education in their curricula before and after students attend oral arguments.  
  •   The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Bethel University. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.      “We couldn’t be more pleased with this news,” said Bethel Interim President Walter Butler. “We are very proud of the caliber of our Physician Assistant Program, and this continued accreditation lets everyone know that our program meets rigorous standards and is a quality educational product.”      Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards.  The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be March 2021. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.      The mission of Bethel University’s Physician Assistant Program is to create opportunities for the members of the learning community interested in healthcare to ultimately graduate as exceptional and compassionate healthcare professionals who practice medicine within an ethical framework grounded in Christian principles.      For more information about Bethel University’s Physician Assistant Program, contact Janet Peeler at 731-407-7662 or at peeler@bethelu.edu.
  • On April 10, 2014, the Tennessee Supreme Court will hold court at Bethel providing area high school students and Bethel students a unique opportunity to attend a Supreme Court Session in their own community. The event is part of the SCALES (Supreme Court Advancing Legal Education for Students) Project, a Tennessee Supreme Court initiative designed to educate students about the Judicial Branch of government.
  • All types of creative projects will be displayed in this year’s Bethel Humanities Creative Arts Exhibit April 14-16. The projects are part of a sophomore survey two-semester humanities class at Bethel University.
  • Bethel University’s Department of Music will present a number of concerts throughout April that will showcase various aspects of Bethel’s music program.      On Monday, April 7, a Percussion Ensemble concert will be presented.
  • The Renaissance Theater program will present the high flying musical adventure “Peter Pan” beginning this weekend.  In this magical tale about the boy who refuses to grow up, Peter Pan and his mischievous fairy sidekick Tinkerbell visit the nursery of Wendy, Michael and John Darling. With a sprinkling of pixie dust, Peter and his new friends fly out the nursery window and over London to Never-Never Land. The children experience many wonderful and exciting adventures with the Lost Boys, Tiger Lily's Indian tribe, and Peter's arch enemy, the dastardly pirate Captain Hook. "A production as complex and as fantastic as Peter Pan brings many theatrical elements to the stage,” commented Brian Hill, Director of Renaissance Theatre.  “Not only will the show have large choreography numbers, a cast of wonderful characters, and beautiful sets and costumes, we are bringing in a professional staging company out of Las Vegas that will allow our characters to fly!  You won't want to miss all that we have in store for you in this magical story!” The show will take place Friday April 4th at 7:00pm and Saturday April 5th at 1:00pm and 7:00pm at the Dixie Carter Performing Arts and Academic Enrichment Center in Huntingdon, TN.  Tickets for this performance are $15 and can be purchased at www.dixiepac.net.  There will be a Bethel Performance on Thursday April 3rd, which will allow Bethel faculty, staff, and students to receive free admission.  The show will then move to the Ned Ray McWherter Performing Arts Center in Jackson, TN for performances on April 11th and 12th.  Curtain will open at 7:00pm.  Tickets that weekend will be $10 and can be reserved by calling the Renaissance Office and will be available at the door. For more information about the Renaissance Program or this upcoming production contact the Renaissance office at (731) 352-6980. 
  • A Renaissance Easter Worship Celebration will take place at Bouldin Auditorium in the Dickey Fine Arts Building on campus at Bethel University April 13 at 6 p.m. Admission is free.
  • A new date has been set for the 2,014 Hours Before Graduation event that was postponed Tuesday, March 4 due to inclement weather. The rescheduled date for the event is Wednesday, March 26 -- Be sure to mark your calendars!
  •   Matthew Gainey of Seymour, Tenn., is Bethel University’s 2014 Hendrix Scholarship winner. Gainey was chosen based on competition examination scores and an interview process.     As the winner of the prestigious Hendrix Scholarship, Gainey will earn full tuition, room and board at Bethel. Gainey attends Seymour High School, and he attends Seymour Heights Christian Church. Gainey, who plans to major in theatre and participate in the Bethel University Renaissance Performing Arts program, is the son of Wes and Rose Gainey.      Tyler Vernon of Bartlett, Tenn., is the runner-up in the competition and will earn full tuition. Vernon attends Tipton-Rosemark Academy and attends Ellendale United Methodist Church. The son of Justin and Lesa Vernon, he plans to double major in history with a pre-law interest and in theatre. Vernon also has interest in Bethel’s Renaissance and Honors programs.      Gainey and Vernon 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 26th year in 2014. 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.

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