Culture | Cherie Suonvieri
It’s a new school year, and there’s no time like the present to jump on new opportunities. In an effort to help new students get involved at Bethel, Welcome Week created the Opportunity Fair. It was held in Kresge courtyard on Wednesday, Sept. 4, but for those that missed it, there is still time to get inolved.
Bethel is home to many clubs and organizations that cover a broad range of interests. The following are several of the many clubs or organizations featured at Wednesday’s Opportunity Fair. A more complete listing and contact information can be found online at bsa.bethel.edu.
Opportunities for the new school year
The Bethel Swing Club offers an opportunity to meet new people and to enjoy the musical cultures of swing and jazz. The group meets on Thursday nights to teach swing dancing and learns about a variety of band leaders, musicians and singers that have inspired jazz and swing music throughout the years.
A branch of Bethel Student Association, Student Activities (SA) plans, markets and executes the activities on and off campus throughout the year. SA’s mission is to “enhance the Bethel experience by providing fun and purposeful events through servant leadership." SA hosts multiple events every month open to all students at little or no cost.
Working as a mentoring program for freshmen women, Woven Lives pairs interested freshmen with women from Bethel’s faculty and staff. The program is designed to encourage and support freshmen through a mentoring relationship that is developed through one-on-one meetings that each pair plans. The program begins mid-October and continues through mid-May.
Commuters looking to connect with other commuters at Bethel may have an interest in the Commuter Council. The group is led by commuter students for commuter students and seeks to promote community, provide resources and empower commuter students in all areas of their lives. The Commuter Council works to organize events for commuters, advocate for the unique needs of commuter students and create opportunities,