The celebration of Bethel College’s 125th year continued with the 2012 Menno Simons Lectures, Oct. 28 through 30 at Bethel.
Keith L. Sprunger, author of the newly published “Bethel College of Kansas 1887-2012” will be this year’s speaker for four sessions 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 28, Oct. 29, and Oct. 30 and 11 a.m. for convocation.
All lectures are in Krehbiel Auditorium of the Fine Arts Center, are free, and open to the public.
In his final presentation, Sprunger recognizes the publication of two other Kansas Mennonite college histories in the past five years. Rather than following a strict lecture format, the Oct. 30 session, titled “Writing the History of Kansas Mennonite Colleges — Comparative Views” is a panel discussion with John Sharp of Hesston College and Richard Kyle of Tabor College.
Kyle, Tabor College professor of history was one of four coauthors of “Tabor College: A Century of Transformation, 1908-2008,” along with Peggy Goertzen, Lynn Jost, and David Peters.
Opportunity for questions and discussion will follow the presentation of each lecture.