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New Search Tool Debut

May 8, 2014 | 3:35 p.m.

The Bethel University Library is pleased to announce that beginning in June we will be upgrading our primary search tool.  After doing our own testing, we are excited about the improvements in ease of use and completeness of the results … Continue reading

Primetime | For a Healthy Campus Climate

May 1, 2014 | 8:22 p.m.

Christena Cleveland is a social psychologist with a hopeful passion for overcoming cultural divisions in groups. Drawing from a vast body of research, she uncovers the underlying processes that affect relationships within and between groups and helps leaders understand how … Continue reading

Primetime | The Role of Institutions, Openness, and Democracy for Economic Growth

April 29, 2014 | 7:31 p.m.

The case that democracy promotes development rests on the central idea that the political institutions critical to economic development are more likely to exist and function effectively under democratic rule. On Tuesday, April 29, Professor Jeff Jacob investigated the idea … Continue reading

Primetime | Looking Back to Move Forward – Sankofa 2014

April 22, 2014 | 7:07 p.m.

Sankofa means looking back to move forward which is exactly what students and faculty get the chance to do on this week long Civil Rights road trip. On Tuesday, April 22, students who went on this journey shared their experiences … Continue reading

Primetime | National Poetry Month – A Celebration of Poetry

April 17, 2014 | 11:10 p.m.

On Thursday, April 17, faculty, staff, and students gathered to enjoy tea and scones, wax poetic and hear the winners of Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday Sonnet Contest read their sonnets. English Professor Thomas Becknell announced the winners and the celebration continued … Continue reading

Primetime | Cuba Explorer : Searching for the Present Reality

April 15, 2014 | 11:04 p.m.

On Tuesday, April 15, Jay and Conor Rasmussen presented their images and impressions of a country thought to be “off-limits” to U.S. citizens. Their two week adventure this past winter exposed them to the wonders and realities of Cuba. From … Continue reading

Primetime | Highlights from Studying the Media in Kenya

April 10, 2014 | 10:54 p.m.

On Thursday, April 10, students who studied media in Kenya during Interim 2014 with Dr. Phyllis Alsdurf spoke about how the experience changed them and their outlook on the world. Watch the Video Co-sponsored by Faculty Development & Friends of the … Continue reading

Primetime | Sara Shady Faculty Excellence Award Recipient Discusses Teaching

April 8, 2014 | 9:24 p.m.

On Tuesday, April 8, Philosophy professor Sara Shady presented Corrupting the Youth?: The Value of Teaching “Dangerous” Ideas at the Bethel University Library as the 2014 winner of the Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching. She introduces her talk with the … Continue reading

It’s National Poetry Month!

April 2, 2014 | 9:43 p.m.

Come celebrate National Poetry Month with us! Check out our Poetry Book Recommendations Add to the “Cheesy Sonnet” You can also submit your original sonnet by April 7, 2014 to the English Department. Prizes will be awarded and winners will … Continue reading

Primetime | 2014 Library Research Prize Award Winner

April 1, 2014 | 6:37 p.m.

On Tuesday, April 1, Danielle Becker presented “Cochlear Implants, Language Acquisition, and Speech Intelligibility: The Effect of Age at Implantation” as the First Place Winner of the 2014 Library Research Prize. The Friends of the BU Library announced the First, … Continue reading

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