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Always a Seat at The Table

Always a Seat at The Table

As co-chaplain of the Minnesota Timberwolves and a pastor at The Table MPLS, Matt Moberg ’08 strives to make sure everyone in his two communities know they are beloved and belong for exactly who they are—even as unprecedented hardships affect his communities.

January 26, 2021 | 9:30 a.m.

4 Things I Want My Students to Know about College During a Pandemic

4 Things I Want My Students to Know about College During a Pandemic

After finishing spring semester 2020 in a virtual instruction learning environment, Bethel took unprecedented steps to bring students, faculty, and staff safely back to campus. Though this season holds challenges, it also presents a unique opportunity for students to reflect on why they’re attending college—and why a liberal arts education is more important than ever.

January 20, 2021 | 10:30 a.m.

Searching for Shalom

Searching for Shalom

Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and history professor Ruben Rivera spent the better part of 23 years educating the Bethel community about the biblical value of shalom. He retired on December 31, 2020.

January 19, 2021 | 10 a.m.

Alum Works to Provide Stable Housing in Chicago’s Uptown Neighborhood

Business alumnus Dan Minea ’14 has channeled his passion for social justice into helping young men in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood through his nonprofit Collective Chicago, a dignified housing project focused on holistic health and professional development.

January 15, 2021 | Noon

Bethel’s Youth Theology Institute continues to grow thanks to second Lilly Endowment Inc. grant.

The Youth Theology Institute has been given additional financial support to continue its effort in creating space for high schoolers to grow as truth seekers and world-changers. The program has been a collaborative effort across the university and provides a pipeline into the Bethel undergraduate experience.

January 14, 2021 | 1 p.m.

Jeanne Osgood Named Senior Associate for the President

With deep roots in the community as an alumna, Bethel parent, and employee, Osgood will serve on the president's cabinet and help integrate, execute, and align key priorities and new initiatives to propel the university forward.

January 12, 2021 | 10 a.m.

Robin Rylaarsdam Named Provost of Bethel University

With more than 20 years of experience as a professor and administrator, Rylaarsdam is passionate about developing students, supporting faculty, and seeing the breadth of what a Christ-centered learning community can accomplish.

January 08, 2021 | 3 p.m.

Connecting Students with God’s Work—in Their Own Lives and in the World

Meet Matt Runion S’03, a Bethel University campus pastor and associate dean of Christian formation and church relations. He’s served the Bethel community for 20 years—but he’s never had a year quite like the last one, when COVID-19 forced some significant changes in how Bethel provides spiritual formation opportunities for students.

January 07, 2021 | 11 a.m.

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