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Family Weekend 2016 Schedule

Friday, October 28

Family Weekend Check-in/Information
9 a.m.–7:30 p.m. | Community Life Center Lobby (CLC) Level 1
Stop by to pick up your name tags, tickets for the weekend, and schedule of events.

Bethel Campus Store
9 a.m.–5 p.m. (closed during Chapel) | Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 2
Stop by and enjoy a special 20% Family Weekend discount on Bethel apparel!  

Chapel with Your Student
10:15-11 a.m. | Benson Great Hall, Community Life Center (CLC) Level 1
Attend Chapel with your student and hear a message from Professor of Media Communication Ripley Smith.

Family Weekend Lunch
11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Monson Dining Center, Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 3
Experience lunch on campus, and enjoy the variety and appeal of Bethel’s buffet-style dining.
Special Family Weekend Lunch price: $8.50/adult; $4/child (age 4-11). Purchase at the Monson Dining Center. 

Parent Enrichment Seminar: “Directions to Adulthood – Preparing Your Young Adult for the Journey Ahead” with G. David Boyd
2-4 p.m. | Location TBD
Why does it seem that today’s adolescents are taking longer to grow up? Are millennials selfish, delusional unicorns, or are there other factors affecting their development? This seminar will explore the causes and proposed solutions of delayed development while providing an understanding of emerging adulthood (18-25 age group). We will examine the biblical basis of adulthood, and how parents can support their children during this critical transition. Boyd believes this seminar will help you better understand your children, and encourage you during this new phase of parenting. This seminar is free, but pre-registration is required. Space is limited.

G. David Boyd, DMin., is the Managing Director of EA Resources, a faith-based non-profit organization dedicated to equipping parents and churches to understand emerging adulthood. He is the Founder of the EA Network, a connection point for those who minister to emerging adults. David is a forward thinker, a collector of Marvel Comics, an avid gamer, a disciplined writer, and a radical follower of Jesus Christ. David resides in Indiana with his wife Rachel where he plays soccer with his three boys.

PSEO Pizza Party with Professors
5-7 p.m. | Eastlund  Room, Community Life Center (CLC) Level 2
Current PSEO students and their families are invited eat pizza with Bethel professors! Led by the Office of Admissions, this session will include an overview of important PSEO deadlines, an opportunity to hear from members of our distinguished faculty and time to ask some questions. We look forward to seeing you! Cost: Free, but pre-registration is required.

Women’s Hockey vs. University of Wisconsin-Superior
7 p.m. | Bethel University Arena – National Sports Center, Blaine, Minn.
Cheer on the Royals as they face the Yellowjackets! Purchase tickets at the door. Visit the
Bethel Athletics website for more information.

Family Weekend Jazz Orchestras Fall Concert
7:30 p.m. | Benson Great Hall, Community Life Center (CLC)
Relax with the stellar sounds of jazz classics presented by the 10:20 and 5:40 Jazz Orchestras, Jason Harms, director. Cost: Free; no tickets required.

Bethel University Theatre production: "The Women of Lockerbie"
7:30 p.m. | Bethel Theatre, Clauson Center (CC) Level 1
A mother from New Jersey roams the hills of Lockerbie, Scotland, looking for the remains of her son lost in the crash of Pan Am Flight 103. She meets the women of Lockerbie, who are fighting the U.S. government to obtain the clothes of the victims. The women, determined to convert an act of hatred into an act of love, want to wash the clothes of the dead and return them to the victim’s families. Learn more about this production and how to purchase tickets.

Saturday, October 29

Family Weekend Check-in/Information
8 a.m.–noon | Community Life Center Lobby (CLC) Level 1
Stop by to pick up your name tags, tickets for the weekend, and schedule of events.

Prayer Breakfast
8:30-9:45 a.m. | Bethel Underground, Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 1
Experience fellowship and mutual encouragement as you gather with other Bethel families to pray for Bethel students, employees, and families. Continental breakfast will be served. Cost: $5/person (not included in student meal plan). Pre-registration required. 

Bethel Campus Store
10 a.m.–5 p.m. | Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 2
Stop by and enjoy a special 20% Family Weekend discount on Bethel apparel!

Session: Thriving at Bethel
10:15-11 a.m. | Olson Boardroom, Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 4
Don’t just survive –
thrive. Students who thrive in college succeed academically, manage the demands of college, have healthy relationships, and take care of themselves, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Deb Sullivan-Trainor, Vice-President and Dean, will share with you ways in which Bethel and families can help students thrive. This session is free, but pre-registration is required. Space is limited.  

Session: Study Abroad Overview
11:15 a.m. - noon | Bethel Underground, Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 2
Bethel offers more than 30 semester, semester, and interim study abroad opportunities. Vincent Peters, Associate Dean of Off-Campus Programs/International Studies, will discuss the rationale for study abroad at Bethel and how it is academically integrated; the various study abroad program options available; financial aid, health, safety and security matters; the important role played by parents in helping students to plan their study abroad experience; and success stories from Bethel study abroad participants. This session is free, but pre-registration is required. Space is limited.

Open House: Office of Career Development and Calling
10 a.m. – Noon | CC322, Clauson Center (CC) Level 3
Visit the Office of Career Development and Calling to learn about the variety of resources and tools that Bethel offers to help your student achieve success after graduation, including networking, identifying and building upon one's skills and strengths, approaching the job search process effectively, and more.

Family Weekend Lunch
11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Monson Dining Center, Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 3
Experience lunch on campus, and enjoy the variety and appeal of Bethel’s buffet-style dining. Special Family Weekend Lunch price: $8.50/adult; $4/child (age 4-11). Purchase at the Monson Dining Center.

Football Game vs. St. Thomas
1 p.m. | Royal Stadium, Bethel Campus
Cheer on the Royals as they face the Tommies!
Purchase tickets at the gate at the special Family Weekend price of $3 per ticket (free for children 5 and under).

BUILD Program Family Dinner
4:30-6:30 p.m. | Olson Boardroom, Brushaber Commons (BC) Level 4
This family dinner for students and families currently enrolled with the BUILD program will include a welcome to the Bethel community, BUILD Program updates, and time to reconnect with those in the BUILD Program. The dinner is free, but pre-registration is required.

Women’s Hockey vs. University of Wisconsin-River Falls
7 p.m. | Bethel University Arena – National Sports Center, Blaine, Minn.
Cheer on the Royals as they face the Falcons! Purchase tickets at the door. Visit the
Bethel Athletics website for more information.

Men's Hockey vs. Augsburg College
7:30 p.m. | National Sports Center, Blaine, Minn.
Cheer on the Royals as they face the Eagles! Purchase tickets at the door. Visit the
Bethel Athletics website for more information.

Family Weekend Combined Concert
7:30 p.m. | Benson Great Hall, Community Life Center (CLC)
The Bethel Choir, Women’s Choir, Men’s Choir, Chapel Choir, Festival Choir, Wind Symphony, and Chamber Orchestra will present a varied concert of choral and instrumental music. Cost: Free; no tickets required.

Bethel University Theatre production: "The Women of Lockerbie"
7:30 p.m. | Bethel Theatre, Clauson Center (CC) Level 1
A mother from New Jersey roams the hills of Lockerbie, Scotland, looking for the remains of her son lost in the crash of Pan Am Flight 103. She meets the women of Lockerbie, who are fighting the U.S. government to obtain the clothes of the victims. The women, determined to convert an act of hatred into an act of love, want to wash the clothes of the dead and return them to the victim’s families. Learn more about this production and how to purchase tickets.


Sunday, October 30

Bethel University Theatre production: "The Women of Lockerbie"
2:30 p.m. | Bethel Theatre, Clauson Center (CC) Level 1
A mother from New Jersey roams the hills of Lockerbie, Scotland, looking for the remains of her son lost in the crash of Pan Am Flight 103. She meets the women of Lockerbie, who are fighting the U.S. government to obtain the clothes of the victims. The women, determined to convert an act of hatred into an act of love, want to wash the clothes of the dead and return them to the victim’s families. Learn more about this production and how to purchase tickets.

Student-led Vespers Service
8 and 10 p.m. | Benson Great Hall, Community Life Center
Experience this special time of worship that has grown from a small residence hall gathering to a weekly service drawing thousands of young people from across the Twin Cities.