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News in Brief | Nov. 6
Jerusalem Seminar canceled, ThresherKIND recipients announced.
The key headlines gathered by The Collegian news writer Lauren McCreary.
Jerusalem Seminar canceled
On Oct. 26, Assistant Professor of Bible and Religion Peter Goerzen sent an updated email to students who were enrolled in the Jerusalem Seminar course. The email informed those students that they were no longer going.
The course was canceled due to the continued violence in Gaza and Jerusalem with no indication of stabilization in the immediate future. The trip was not planned to visit Gaza, but the war with Gaza has impacted life in Israel-Palestine.
Violence in the West Bank impacted the decision of whether the trip would take place since students would visit places like Jericho, Bethlehem, and East Jerusalem. With an imminent cease-fire appearing unlikely and the security and travel situation for late December and early January impossible to anticipate, the trip was canceled.
ThresherKIND recipients announced
On Oct. 30, the ThresherKIND recipients were announced by Executive Director of Institutional Communications and Marketing Tricia Clark. Robbie Crager, Tea Kennedy, Ross Bay, Mason Bolen, and Clark Oswald were among the ones rewarded for their kind actions. In the email, each nominee was highlighted for their actions by their nominator.
The “We Are ThresherKIND” program acknowledges the acts of kindness displayed by Bethel students, faculty, and staff by the Bethel community. Nominations are accepted up to the 28th day of each month and will run during the fall and spring semesters.
SGA luncheon with Bethel administration
On Oct. 27, the Student Government Association (SGA) and Bethel College administration luncheon was held to help improve communication between both groups. During the SGA meeting held on Oct. 24, Vice President Mathew Fleck discussed the proposed questions for the administration, while senators elaborated on those questions and offered suggestions and other talking points.
Both President Hayden Wallace and Vice President Mathew Fleck were in attendance with the members of the administration.
North Newton to vote for new mayor
On Tuesday, residents of North Newton will head to the polls for election day and decide their next mayor. The candidates include 21-year city councilmember Ron Ratzlaff and Keith Schroeder, who moved to the town just over a year ago following his retirement in 2021 after spending most of his career in communication technology for Williams Companies. For more information on Kansas municipal election day, visit the U.S. Vote Foundation.