Bethel University Department of English and Journalism

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Congratulations to Brianna Mutterer, Claire Hipkins, Claire Nelson, and Soraya Keiser, the recipients of this year’s Art...
05/14/2020

Congratulations to Brianna Mutterer, Claire Hipkins, Claire Nelson, and Soraya Keiser, the recipients of this year’s Arts and Humanities scholarships! (Three of these excellent folks are from the English and Journalism department!)

On behalf of the English and Journalism Department, we would like to invite you to our annual Senior Symposium and Award...
05/11/2020

On behalf of the English and Journalism Department, we would like to invite you to our annual Senior Symposium and Awards event on May 14 at4:30 p.m. This event will take place on Zoom** and it will be recorded.

This is a time when we gather together to celebrate the achievements and successes from our seniors by giving out awards and scholarships, including The Jerry Healy Poetry Prize, The Christian Weintz Award, and the Johnson Award. This is also a time to see video presentations of our students’ scholarly work in their Senior Seminars.

This year, due to the disruptions from the coronavirus, this event will be held as a Zoom Meeting.** Once you click "Yes" near the bottom of the screen to accept this invitation, you will have the link you need to enter our Zoom Meeting.

Here is the timeline for the event:

4:00 We will open the Meeting a few minutes before the Program begins. You can download the software, be sure your technology is working, etc. Unfortunately, we cannot provide IT support at this time. And while you will be able to see the participants and other guests, we cannot accommodate conversation during this event. Attendees will be muted.
4:30-5:15 p.m. Program Begins: Awards and Poetry Reading
5:15-5:45 p.m. Student Presentations
5:45-6:00 p.m. Q & A Session for Seniors

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85461786161

A Prayer for Those Flooded by Too Much InformationAdapted from Every Moment Holy by Douglas McKelvey: In a world so wire...
05/07/2020

A Prayer for Those Flooded by Too Much Information
Adapted from Every Moment Holy by Douglas McKelvey:

In a world so wired and interconnected, our anxious hearts are pummeled by an endless barrage of troubling news. We are daily aware of more grief, O Lord, than we can rightly consider.

But you, O Jesus, are not disquieted by such news. You are neither anxious nor overwhelmed.

When the cacophony of universal distress unsettles us, remind us that we are but small and finite creatures, never designed to carry the vast abstractions of great burdens, for our arms are too short and our strength is too small.

Give us discernment in the face of troubling news reports.
Give us discernment to know when to pray,
When to speak out,
When to act,
And when to simply shut off our screens and our devices,
and to sit quietly in your presence, casting the burdens of this world upon the strong shoulders of the one who alone is able to bear them up.
Amen
–Professor Marion Larson

Check out another episode of the @thebuclarion Life Is podcast! Available on spotify.
05/05/2020

Check out another episode of the @thebuclarion Life Is podcast! Available on spotify.

We asked English & Journalism to share thoughts on working, studying and contemplating during these confusing times. Thi...
05/01/2020

We asked English & Journalism to share thoughts on working, studying and contemplating during these confusing times. This was shared by Dr. Brooks.

Prof. Marion Larson first did jigsaw puzzles...then she turned to coloring.
04/30/2020

Prof. Marion Larson first did jigsaw puzzles...then she turned to coloring.

rainy days are perfect to curl up with a book! what are you reading right now?
04/28/2020

rainy days are perfect to curl up with a book! what are you reading right now?

A poem that stood out to Professor Shannon: The Dream Keeper by Lanston Hughes“Bring me all of your dreams,You dreamers,...
04/27/2020

A poem that stood out to Professor Shannon: The Dream Keeper by Lanston Hughes

“Bring me all of your dreams,

You dreamers,

Bring me all of your

Heart melodies

That I may wrap them

In a blue cloud-cloth

Away from the too-rough fingers

Of the world.

Let’s keep each other's dreams”

Big shout out to the English department’s own Maddie Christy for being a recipient of CFCR’s Service Leadership Award! C...
04/26/2020

Big shout out to the English department’s own Maddie Christy for being a recipient of CFCR’s Service Leadership Award! Congrats!

“Have a listen to Christianity Today’s “Quick to Listen” podcast (Episode 204, Mar. 18), where Gary Ferngren (Oregon Sta...
04/25/2020

“Have a listen to Christianity Today’s “Quick to Listen” podcast (Episode 204, Mar. 18), where Gary Ferngren (Oregon State University) talks about the uniquely Christian response to a 3rd-century pandemic in the Roman Empire. St. Cyprian’s selfless engagement with the sick and dying was a powerful witness to a culture ready to hear a new message. Ferngren, an expertise in Christianity and the history of medicine, discusses the ways Christians added “compassion” to medicine as a profession — and invented the hospital! This story is all the more encouraging for being true.”

–Professor Dan Ritchie

https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/podcasts/quick-to-listen/

Check out another episode of the Modern Story Podcast! Look up on Spotify.
04/23/2020

Check out another episode of the Modern Story Podcast! Look up on Spotify.

Ally O’Neil reminisces her time in India: “My favorite memory was when we had all of our sources and India partners toge...
04/22/2020

Ally O’Neil reminisces her time in India: “My favorite memory was when we had all of our sources and India partners together for one last celebration of the big project we were creating. It was filled with laughter and dancing, and that is something I will never forget.”

Professor Brooks features a new course for the fall: “You may have heard about the department's newest course,  ENL243L ...
04/20/2020

Professor Brooks features a new course for the fall: “You may have heard about the department's newest course, ENL243L Story in Modern America, which will be offered only in the fall during the 20-21 school year (a change from the catalog). This semester we've read and listened to stories from all over the world from Bethel to Rwanda, and created the MSP--the Modern Story Podcast--for us to tell our own stories.” Register for fall 2020!

In ENW115 Reporting I (MWF at 9 or 1:50), you'll meet working journalists, such as The New York Times' Sarah Mervosh and...
04/19/2020

In ENW115 Reporting I (MWF at 9 or 1:50), you'll meet working journalists, such as The New York Times' Sarah Mervosh and The Washington Post's Faiz Siddiqui. You'll become a better reporter and writer by getting three stories published. You'll make stuff, do stuff and gain a new understanding of the media and your world.

Professor Ritchie’s "Literatures of Faith" won't just teach you about Islam. It will give you experience in the Somali c...
04/17/2020

Professor Ritchie’s "Literatures of Faith" won't just teach you about Islam. It will give you experience in the Somali communities of the Twin Cities. We'll study theology and history, then see how Muslims live their faith through the literature we read and the tutoring we do. Register for fall 2020!

Enjoy writing and editing? Join the Writing Center team in fall 2020. Find more information in the Bethel E-Announcement...
04/16/2020

Enjoy writing and editing? Join the Writing Center team in fall 2020. Find more information in the Bethel E-Announcements.

Hone your individual voice, unleash your curiosity to explore subjects you're passionate about, and learn to wield struc...
04/15/2020

Hone your individual voice, unleash your curiosity to explore subjects you're passionate about, and learn to wield structure and compose the music of language. Join Creative Nonfiction for a workshop-style advanced creative writing class aimed at spurring your craft to write with impact about what matters. Register for fall 2020.

Thinking about registration? There’s numerous courses available from the English department! This fall, Prof. Marion Lar...
04/14/2020

Thinking about registration? There’s numerous courses available from the English department! This fall, Prof. Marion Larson is particularly excited to be teaching ENL215U: World Literature. “When I teach that class, we focus on literature from Japan. Students are always surprised to see how relatable many of these authors can be. I love introducing students to two books in particular. There's Pillow Book, a collection of observations, pet peeves, gossip, and stunningly beautiful reflections on many topics. And there's Silence, a novel that prompts much thinking and often heated class discussions about what faithfulness to Christ might look like in a time of persecution.”

In the fifth episode of the Modern Story Podcast, Bethel Students Kate Whisler, Mu Ku Shi, Carrie Park, and Madeline Aaf...
04/13/2020

In the fifth episode of the Modern Story Podcast, Bethel Students Kate Whisler, Mu Ku Shi, Carrie Park, and Madeline Aafedt share their stories about growing pains - both emotional and physical.

The theme is Milestones and Memories. Make some art. Write a poem. Take a photo.
04/12/2020

The theme is Milestones and Memories. Make some art. Write a poem. Take a photo.

The theme is Milestones and Memories. Make some art. Write a poem. Take a photo.
04/12/2020

The theme is Milestones and Memories. Make some art. Write a poem. Take a photo.

Professor Susan Brooks is keeping busy during her time at home: “Haven’t cross-stitched since about 1989.  Took it up ag...
04/11/2020

Professor Susan Brooks is keeping busy during her time at home: “Haven’t cross-stitched since about 1989. Took it up again to keep myself away from Twitter in the evenings.”

Scott Winter spent spring break doing three things: 1. rereading No Country For Old Men by Cormac McCarthy. So good. 2. ...
04/10/2020

Scott Winter spent spring break doing three things: 1. rereading No Country For Old Men by Cormac McCarthy. So good. 2. Reading about coronavirus around the world in at nytimes.com and washingtonpost.com. 3. Watching Better Call Saul and ESPN 30 for 30s with family.

Junior Emma Harville remembers a moment from her Textura India study abroad experience: “I walked into a dark village cl...
04/08/2020

Junior Emma Harville remembers a moment from her Textura India study abroad experience: “I walked into a dark village classroom and was greeted by a sea of faces. There was one boy, maybe 4 or 5 years old, who stood at the center of the room and began to dance. And he had joy – like the kind of joy that I don’t know if I’ve had in years. Then the women wanted us to dance for them. I felt like an idiot. But it was fun because I could tell it gave them the same joy.”

In the fourth episode of the Modern Story Podcast, Bethel students Emma Eidsvoog, Analise Irakoze, and Ben Martin tell s...
04/07/2020

In the fourth episode of the Modern Story Podcast, Bethel students Emma Eidsvoog, Analise Irakoze, and Ben Martin tell stories about going for it.

Don’t forget! Use your extra time to write something new. The theme this semester is Milestones and Memories.
04/06/2020

Don’t forget! Use your extra time to write something new. The theme this semester is Milestones and Memories.

Check out a very special episode of @thebuclarion podcast Life Is, featuring Zach Walker and his parents. Find the full ...
04/05/2020

Check out a very special episode of @thebuclarion podcast Life Is, featuring Zach Walker and his parents. Find the full episode at the link below! https://youtu.be/fL2b2FyhS9U

The Bethel community needs each other more than ever now. Students may not be on campus anymore, but they are still bein...
04/04/2020

The Bethel community needs each other more than ever now. Students may not be on campus anymore, but they are still being built up to change the world. It is so evident how much the world needs women and men of Christ to boldly go into their professions to bring hope and light. On April 16, we are asking the Bethel community to rally together and make an impact! ROAR Day is an opportunity for people to share Bethel stories, to inspire others and make a gift that will touch the hearts and lives of Bethel students. This year, people can designate their gift to the following:

1. The Bethel Fund continues to ensure that the experience of Bethel students will prepare them to live out their calling as world-changers and Christ-followers.
2. The Student Emergency Assistance Fund gives to students who have a pressing financial need right now due to the COVID-19 crisis.

On the third episode of the Modern Story Podcast, Bethel students Elena Vaughn, Kate Holstein, Sierra Beilby, and John P...
04/03/2020

On the third episode of the Modern Story Podcast, Bethel students Elena Vaughn, Kate Holstein, Sierra Beilby, and John Peterson tell stories about encounters with fear, like car accidents, public speaking, and the fact that we always lose one sock at a time.

Months after their trip, the Textura India students miss their experience and all the memories they made there. Junior Z...
04/02/2020

Months after their trip, the Textura India students miss their experience and all the memories they made there. Junior Zach Walker shares a memory: “My friend Josh and I had the privilege of riding to our reporting site on this motorcycle driven by Sunil, one of the team’s drivers. I booked it to the bike so I could snag the middle seat. We rocketed down busy streets at 70 mph, but I have never felt safer.”

Check out episode 2 of the Modern Story Podcast - Stupid, Sunny DoorhandlesOn this week’s zesty episode of the Modern St...
03/31/2020

Check out episode 2 of the Modern Story Podcast - Stupid, Sunny Doorhandles
On this week’s zesty episode of the Modern Story Podcast, Bethel students Lynsey, Elle Nelson, and Madi Herman tell personal stories that center on the theme of finding your voice!

Antioch University is creating a historic focus on issues that affect the working class and undeserved communities. They...
03/30/2020

Antioch University is creating a historic focus on issues that affect the working class and undeserved communities. They publish work by new, emerging, and established writers and artists. Accepting submissions for issue 17 until March 31. Learn more at lunchticket.org

Bethel English alum, Doug Weber (Communication Arts, '93) has served in Navigators' Washington D.C. ministries for years...
03/26/2020

Bethel English alum, Doug Weber (Communication Arts, '93) has served in Navigators' Washington D.C. ministries for years, along with his wife Janea. A discipleship coordinator, he's asking for prayers for House and Senate staffers who are seeking wisdom in the Covid 19 crisis. We're with you, Doug and Janea!

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