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Editor’s Note

I am excited for the opportunity to lead the Alumni Relations office, and be of service to all Bethel College alumni. It feels great to be back on campus and part of a community that has meant so much to so many people over the years. Feel free to contact me with any ideas of how we can help you engage and interact with the college and your fellow alumni. — Brad Kohlman, Alumni Relations Director

Over the next few months we will be making some slight changes to the look and feel of THRESHEReview. If you have suggestions, comments, or questions, feel free to contact me using the contact information provided at the end of the newsletter.

Thank You!

The Advancement team wishes to thank donors for their generosity throughout the 2015–16 fiscal year. Your gifts make a difference and transform lives! Thank you!

With the turn of the academic calendar, we look ahead to the new year. Our Bethel College Fund goal this fiscal year is $1.4 million. We hope you will continue to support our students as they experience all that Bethel has to offer!

Consider becoming a host family

As a new school year approaches, local Bethel College alumni and friends should consider participating in the Host Family Program. Give back, by providing a “home away from home” to Bethel students who live outside of Kansas and/or outside their culture.

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Adam Esses hired to lead Thresher women’s basketball program

Adam Esses comes to Bethel from Kaskaskia College, a two-year school in Centralia, Illinois, where he has been head women’s basketball coach and athletic director since 2014. Before that, he was assistant women’s basketball coach at Upper Iowa University, Fayette, 2010–14.

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Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts’ 35th season features worldwide and world class performers

An array of world-class musical talent, genres and sounds will headline the Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts’ (HBPA) 35th season in 2016–17. HBPA season tickets range in price from $75 to $85 for adults. Single tickets can also be purchased for individual performances. Discounts are available for students and senior citizens.

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Threshers hire new tennis coach, Richard Southern, to lead men’s and women’s programs

A native of Andrews, Texas, Southern was named tennis coach at Central Christian College, McPherson, this past April, after serving as an assistant men’s and women’s tennis coach and recruiting coordinator at Southwestern College, Winfield, since 2013.

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New 2016–17 Products in Thresher Shop!

A new school year means new students, new classes, new friends, and new products at the Thresher Shop! Along with new Nike clothing, Thresher Shop has introduced two more famous brands: Under Armour and Adidas. 

Store hours are 8 a.m.–5 a.m. CST Monday–Friday or shop online! Payment can be made by credit card or via PayPal. And, Thresher Shop can ship almost anywhere in the world.

If you have questions, e-mail the shop or call 316-283-2500 — 8 a.m.–5 p.m. CST Monday–Friday.

Major League Fun

Enjoy a major league game without the major league hassles! September 13 Kauffman Museum staff and guests will venture to Kansas City to take in a game between the Kansas City Royals and the Oakland As. The trip includes a 90-minute "behind the scenes" tour of the stadium, lunch at Arthur Bryant’s BBQ, a visit to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and American Jazz Museum, tickets to the game, and a pre-tour lecture by baseball historian Dr. John Dreifort from Wichita State University. Cost for museum members is $175 while non-members pay $190. Reservations with payment must be received by August 30. To register, call (316-283-1612) or email the museum.

Give to Bethel as you shop online!

Give to Bethel College by shopping on Amazon. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know, same products, same prices, and same service.

Support Bethel College by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com.