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The Story of Quadruple—maybe Quintuple—Major Michael Opheim ’24

The Story of Quadruple—maybe Quintuple—Major Michael Opheim ’24

Many students—about 30%—pursue more than one major at Bethel. But only one is pursuing four. With broad interests and an eye toward his future, Michael Opheim ’24 is currently pursuing four majors—neuroscience, history, computer science, and chemistry—and may add a fifth in mathematics.

June 01, 2023 | 12:45 p.m.

Graduates Leave Bethel to “Show God’s Love” to Everyone They Encounter

Graduates Leave Bethel to “Show God’s Love” to Everyone They Encounter

About 700 students graduated from Bethel University over the weekend. In the College of Adult and Professional Studies (CAPS), graduates ranged in age from 17 to 70 and included 23 PSEO students earning associate’s degrees, reflecting Bethel’s growing numbers of PSEO/Early College students in CAPS and College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) programs—one additional PSEO student earned a CAS associate’s degree.

May 30, 2023 | 2:30 p.m.

Family Honors Father’s Legacy by Supporting Future Students

Family Honors Father’s Legacy by Supporting Future Students

Paul ’76, S’83 and Ruth Goddard ’72, S’83, and their son, Timothy ’04, all cherished the time they spent at Bethel—and the transformational programs and vibrant community they experienced. After Paul died of cancer in 2019, Ruth and Timothy knew the perfect way to honor his legacy—by helping future students have similar opportunities.

May 23, 2023 | 9 a.m.

Big Weekend for Bethel Athletics: Softball and Baseball Teams Win MIAC Titles as Track and Field Hosts MIAC Outdoor Championships

Bethel was at the center of the MIAC playoffs over the weekend. While the baseball and softball teams each repeated as MIAC champs, the track and field team hosted the MIAC Outdoor Championships for the first time. The program also celebrated the new track and field facilities at Royal Stadium with a ribbon-cutting and activities for alumni and supporters.

May 17, 2023 | 12:30 p.m.

Joel Costa Named Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Administration

With more than 34 years of experience in finance, Costa has held a variety of leadership roles at multinational companies like UnitedHealthcare, Thomson Reuters, and General Electric.

May 15, 2023 | 10 a.m.

Act Six Scholar and First-Generation College Student’s Remarkable Journey from a Refugee Camp to Bethel

Pawlay Htoo ’26 is a pre-nursing major, Act Six scholar, and first-generation college student with big dreams. She is also part of the K’nyaw tribe, a persecuted ethnic minority from Myanmar who came to the United States as refugees. Htoo shares her story of growing up in the U.S. as a refugee and her journey to Bethel in hopes that she can inspire the next generation of K'nyaw students to honor their heritage, continue telling their stories, and become who they’re meant to be.

May 12, 2023 | 10 a.m.

Beyond the Roller-Skating Principal: Albert Johnson’s Story of Resilience

Two Rivers High School Principal Albert Johnson GS’22, Ed.D., has garnered local media attention and become known as “The Roller-Skating Principal.” But his story extends deeper than his custom skates. A high school dropout who overcame trauma and addiction, Johnson is an energetic and positive administrator dedicated to helping students overcome their own hurt and hardships.

May 08, 2023 | 9 a.m.

Bethel Alert: Vehicle Theft on Campus

May 06, 2023 | 11:40 a.m.

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