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Bethel College to Inaugurate President

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Bethel College has set a ceremony for next month to inaugurate its seventh president. Gregg Chenoweth has been at the helm of the Mishawaka-based school since July.

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October 25, 2013

News Release

MISHAWAK, Ind. - Bethel College will inaugurate Gregg A. Chenoweth, Ph.D., as its seventh president on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 2:30 p.m. in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center - Auditorium. John Fuller, vice president of Focus on the Family’s audio and new media division, will speak at a pre-inauguration worship service as well as during the inauguration ceremony. Both events are free and open to the public.

On April 9, 2013, the Bethel College board of trustees unanimously voted to appoint Chenoweth and he began his tenure as president on July 8, 2013. In his inauguration address Chenoweth will speak about his short- and long-term goals for the college and invite students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the college to participate in his grand aspirations for Bethel's future.

Chenoweth most recently served as vice president for academic affairs at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Ill., where he also held positions as professor of journalism and public relations, journalism program director, honors program director and dean of the college of arts and sciences.

Chenoweth received his B.A. in Communication/Journalism from Olivet Nazarene University in 1990, his M.A. in Organizational Communication from Northern Illinois University in 1993 and his Ph.D. in Organizational Communication from Wayne State University in 2003.

The presidential inauguration is part of Bethel's alumni weekend. See below for a full schedule of events which are open to the public. For more information about the inauguration visit BethelCollege.edu/Inauguration. For bios, photos and more information about alumni weekend events, visit BethelCollege.edu/Media.

Friday, Nov. 8

7:30 p.m. – Theatre Production: "The Diary of Anne Frank"
Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center – Auditorium
Guest Directed by TV and film actor Clarence Gilyard, best known for his role on "Walker, Texas Ranger"
$15 Adults, $13 Students and Seniors, $10 Alumni, $7 Children 17 and under
For tickets – BethelCollege.edu/Tickets or 574.807.7080

7:30 p.m. – Live Music: performance by VonStrantz
Sufficient Grounds Coffee Shop and Campus Store
Admission is free

8:00 p.m. – Men's Basketball: Gates Automotive Classic
Wiekamp Athletic Center – Gates Gymnasium
Holy Cross Saints vs. Marian Knights
$5 Adults, $2 Students and Seniors, Free for Children Six and Under

Saturday, Nov. 9

11 a.m. – Campus Dedications
Huffman Administration Building and the Lower Level of the Academic Center
Administrators will dedicate the Weldy Presidential Suite in the Huffman Administration Building and the Katherine J. Gribbin Learning Commons in the Academic Center.

3 p.m. – Men's Basketball: Gates Automotive Classic
Wiekamp Athletic Center – Gate Gymnasium
Bethel Pilots vs. Holy Cross Saints
$5 Adults, $2 Students and Seniors, Free for Children Six and Under

7:30 p.m. – Jimmy Needham Concert
Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center – Auditorium
Young, contemporary Christian artist, Jimmy Needham, will be performing hits from his five albums live at Bethel. Sibling student duo, Matt and Elaina Gillin, will open for Jimmy.
$13 Adults, $10 Bethel Alumni, $5 Students/Children 12 and under
For tickets – BethelCollege.edu/Tickets or 574.807.7080

Sunday, Nov. 10

11 a.m. – Alumni and Friends Worship Service
Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center – Auditorium
Featuring guest speaker John Fuller, vice president of Focus on the Family's Audio and New Media division. He hosts the national "Weekend Magazine" broadcast and co-hosts the daily "Focus on the Family" radio program.
Admission is free

2:30 p.m. – Inauguration Ceremony
Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center – Auditorium
Admission is free

4 p.m. – Inauguration Reception
Dining Commons
Admission is free

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 70 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 1,800 includes students from 34 states and Puerto Rico, 10 countries and 16 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds. In addition to its beautifully wooded 75-acre main campus in Mishawaka, Ind., Bethel also offers specific academic programs at sites in Elkhart, Ind., Fort Wayne, Ind., Dowagiac, Mich., and St. Joseph, Mich. Connect with Bethel online at BethelCollege.edu, or via Facebook (Facebook.com/BethelCollege), Twitter (Twitter.com/BethelCollegeIN), YouTube (YouTube.com/BethelCollegeIndiana) and Instagram (Instagram.com/BethelCollege).

Source: Bethel College

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