- 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.
- 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” this weekend 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 this 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.
- The latest graduates from Bethel University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program have achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) for the second straight year, according to Bethel Nursing Program Director Mary Bess Griffith. “We are so proud of our students and of our faculty and staff who are so committed to the success of this program and of our students,” Griffith said.
- On January 28, 13 Renaissance students will travel to Nashville, Tenn., to record background vocals on Mark Lowry’s upcoming Studio Release. Mark is a singer, storyteller, humorist, author and songwriter, whose lyric to “Mary Did You Know?” resulted in one of the most loved modern Christmas songs of this century. This captivating song has been recorded more than 400 times by artists from every genre including: Reba McEntire, Cee Lo Green, Clay Aiken, Michael English, Kenny Rogers, Wynonna Judd, The Gaither Vocal Band, and a long list of others. Mark has spent more than 20 collective years as the baritone singer for the Grammy-award-winning Gaither Vocal Band and serves as the sidesplitting comedic sidekick for Bill Gaither through live concert tours and the best-selling Gaither Homecoming video series and television airings (now more than 150 volumes strong). “We continue to be amazed at the incredible opportunities that God gives us,” commented Matthew Holt, Executive Director of Renaissance. “This opportunity will put our students in a professional setting, working alongside distinguished artists and producers. Kevin Williams, one of my best friends in the world, is producing this project and I am thrilled that our students are going to get to work with someone of his caliber.” Matthew not only played piano on this project, he also will be in the studio January 26th producing his acapella arrangement of “When I Survey The Wondrous Cross” with Mark and special guests, The Martins. “I can’t wait to look at the back of this album, and on the credits see names like; Mark Lowry, Kevin Williams, The Martins, Matthew Holt and Bethel University Renaissance,” added Travis McLeese, Associate Director of Renaissance. “This will be one of those ‘full-circle moments’ for me,” Matthew added.
- Bethel University is proud to offer its annual Hendrix Scholarship Competition, a premier scholarship program established in 1988 by Mr. Willard R.