- The Division of Music is pleased to present two music events this week. On Thursday, Feb.
- Coach Rusty Thompson (167-119) enters his seventh season at the helm as head coach of the Bethel University Wildcats. He and his staff are excited about their new chapter joining the Southern States Athletic Conference this season.
- Bethel University Renaissance Theatre’s presentation of the classic play “To Kill A Mockingbird” is scheduled for this weekend at the Bethel Performing Arts Center in McKenzie. 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.
- Bethel’s College of Arts and Sciences will host the 2014 Hendrix Scholarship Competition on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21-22 on the school’s McKenzie campus.
- Bethel’s Office of Residence Life is proud to announce the launch of My Favorite Student – a program that allows loved ones and friends to send care packages to their residential students. Senders can either send a single care package or sign up for care package plans which include options for students to receive care packages as often as once a month.
- 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.