Featured Student of the Week – Melissa Woeppel

26 - Melissa WoeppelName: Melissa Woeppel

Major: English and Communications with a minor in Religion

Hometown: Firth, NE

Nominated by: Matt Riordan, Director of Residential Education and Services

Involvements (sports, clubs, organizations): Swede Government Association, Choir, Band and Jazz Band, Handbells, Sigma Phi Omega Sorority, Campus Ministry, Greek Council, Gold Key

Plans for the future: Graduate from Bethany and see where life takes me.

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Featured Student of the Week – Melodeigh Christiansen

25 - Melodeigh ChristiansenName: Melodeigh Christiansen

Major: Math education with an endorsement in Special Education and a minor in Psychology

Hometown: Denver, CO

Nominated by: Na Peng, Ph.D., Chair of Mathematics & Science Department, Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Involvements (sports, clubs, organizations): Kappa Gamma Phi sorority, Greek Council, Von Neumann, Ambassador

Plans for the future: Change lives

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Featured Student of the Week – Mark Klaassen

24 - Mark KlaassenName: Mark Klaassen

Major: Biology & Chemistry

Hometown: Marquette, KS

Nominated by: Mark Lucas, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Music, Bethany Oratorio Society Conductor, Director of Choral Activities

Involvements (sports, clubs, organizations): Tri-Beta, Choir, Chamber Choir, Bethany Oratorio Society

Plans for the future: After Bethany I’m hoping to be accepted into Medical school.

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Featured Student of the Week – Carole Stuenkel

20 - Carole StuenkelName: Carole Stuenkel

Major: Double Major in Interactive Graphic Design and Studio Art with focus in Painting

Hometown: Palmer, KS

Nominated by: Warren Olson, Associate Vice President for Advancement

Involvements (sports, clubs, organizations): Alpha Delta Zeta (Treasurer), Art Club (President), College Choir, Bethany Oratorio Society, Beta Tau Sigma

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Featured Student of the Week – Lindy Broeckelman

21 - Lindy BroeckelmanName: Lindy Broeckelman

Major: Elementary Education

Hometown: Beloit, Kansas

Nominated by: Jason Schneider, Admissions Representative

Involvements (sports, clubs, organizations): Swede Government Association Vice President, Bethany Leadership Team, Pathfinder, Bethany Youth Ministry Team

Plans for the future: Graduate from college and become a teacher!

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Mullen Writes 2-part Blog-post for BioLogos Website

headshot-v_JohnMullenEarlier this month Professor John Mullen, Ph.D., Chair of the Religion and Philosophy Department, wrote two blog posts for the BioLogos website. The BioLogos foundation as according to their website, “presents evolution as God’s means of creation, so that the Church may celebrate and the world may see the harmony between science and the biblical faith.” His posts were related to evolution and can be accessed at the following links:

Part 1 can be found here.

Part 2 can be found here

Professor Mullen joined Bethany College in 2012 as a professor of Philosophy. He is a retired Naval Commander, who earned his doctorate in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame and specializes in epistemology and philosophies of religion and science. He has previously taught at St. Gregory’s University, Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics, Oklahoma Baptist University, and Valparaiso University.

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Featured Student of the Week – Derek Knopp

18 - Derek KnoppName: Derek Knopp

Major: Psychology and Criminal Justice

Hometown: Herington, Kansas

Nominated by: Brian Kinnaird, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

Involvements (sports, clubs, organizations): Basketball, Psi Chi, Big Brothers Big Sisters

Plans for the future: After Bethany I plan on attending graduate school for Forensic Psychology, after that there are many options!

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