- Bethel University Renaissance Theatre is excited to present the classic play “To Kill A Mockingbird” at the Bethel Performing Arts Center in McKenzie, Tenn. This powerful drama is an adaptation of the beloved novel by Harper Lee, and tells the story of the Finch family in depression era Alabama. Many will remember the powerful themes included in this story, as a young black man named Tom Robinson is accused of a crime against Mayella Ewell, a poor white farmer’s daughter. Young Scout and Jem, the children of the famous Atticus Finch, are caught up in this complicated situation, and learn valuable lessons about love, family, and how we treat those around us that are different from us. “This story will never grow old,” says director Brian Hill. “While many of us remember reading this powerful book in school, I hope that seeing it enacted on stage will bring a new perspective on a timeless story. Just look at the local and national news and you will bear witness to the fact that prejudice is still a major part of our culture. I hope that this play will inform, and educate, as well as share truths about the world in a way that encourages and inspires.” The show will open on Thursday, Jan. 30, and will run through Feb. 2. Thursday through Saturday evening shows start at 7 p.m. and the Sunday matinee starts at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students 18 and younger. Bethel faculty, staff and students receive free admission. You can reserve your tickets by calling the Renaissance Office at 731-393-0405 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets will be available at the door.
- McKenzie, Tenn. –The Bethel University men's basketball game against Hiwassee College scheduled for Monday night, January 6 at 7 p.m.
- Note: Please remember to pay your $15.00 dollar activity fee upon checking in to your Residence Hall! To check in for housing for the Spring 2014 semester, you will need to report to the Vera Low Center during the following days and times: Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., or Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014 from 1p.m.-5 p.m.
- Bethel's Renaissance Southern Gospel Quartet will be one of the featured groups at "A Gospel Gathering" at the Dixie Carter Performing Arts Center in Huntingdon, Tenn., on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 at 2 p.m.
- Bethel University has been named a Champions of Character Five-Star Institution for the 2012-13 school year, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced recently. It marks the second consecutive year the school has been awarded the prestigious award.
- Bethel University's Fall 2013 Commencement scheduled for tomorrow, Dec. 7 has been postponed due to icy weather conditions.It will be rescheduled and an announcement will be made in early January regarding a new date.
- Bethel Renaissance Christmas shows scheduled for tonight, Dec. 6 and tomorrow Dec. 7 have been canceled because of issued winter storm and ice warnings. Ticketholders can get refunds beginning Monday, Dec. 9, at the Bethel University Bookstore (731-352-4094).
- Bethel's College of Arts and Sciences will be closed Friday, Dec. 6 due to the weather forecast.
- Bethel's fall 2013 Commencement scheduled for this Saturday, Dec. 7, will be webcast on Wildcat Vision. Those wanting to watch the undergraduate ceremony, which begins at 10 a.m., can go to the following link: https://www.boxcast.com/show/#/undergraduate-graduation. Those wanting to watch the ceremony for master's degree candidates, which begins at 2 p.m., can go to: https://www.boxcast.com/show/#/undergraduate-graduation-2. Both events will be available starting 15 minutes prior to starting time, and will be archived on the Bethel athletics website.
- More than 500 students are scheduled to graduate at Bethel's Fall 2013 Commencement, which will be Saturday, Dec. 7, with two commencement services.