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Thursday, September 4, 2014
Bethany Lutheran College is seeking comments from the public about the institution in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The college will host a visit Dec. 8–9, 2014, with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association. Bethany Lutheran College has been accredited by the HLC since 1974. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet the commission... continue reading
Monday, August 18, 2014
The Bethany Hawkwatch will have an informational meeting on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in Room 101 of the Marvin G. Meyer Hall of Science and Mathematics on the Bethany Lutheran College campus.   Chad Heins (Assistant Professor of Biology) will give a brief history of the Hawkwatch project as well as discuss raptor migration and identification. The public is welcome to attend. In 2013, volunteers at the Bethany Hawkwatch... continue reading
Friday, August 8, 2014
Bethany Lutheran College is proud to announce four new inductees into its Athletic Hall of Fame. Anthony Bias starred for the men’s basketball team from 1979-81. He earned National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-American honors following his sophomore season after averaging 26.0 points, 12.4 rebounds, and 5.6 assists per game. He also was named to the All-Division Team, All-Minnesota Community College Conference (MCCC) State... continue reading
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Bethany Lutheran College began a $28,000,000 capital campaign in June 2007. The goals of the campaign focused on a variety of needs at Bethany. First and foremost was the construction of a new academic building to replace an aging Luther Hall (100 years old). In addition to the need for modern learning spaces, the College also sought to increase its endowed scholarships to meet the growing demand for financial aid. President Dan Bruss noted in... continue reading
Monday, May 5, 2014
Dr. Carol (Gilbertson) Lehtola is the recipient of the 2014 Bethany Lutheran College Distinguished Alumna Award.  As a child growing up on the family farm in Ulen, Minnesota, she had always been interested in the subjects that most girls didn’t venture into—math and science.  Lehtola enrolled at Bethany (BLC) in 1969 and earned an associate in arts degree from BLC in 1971. After two years at BLC, Lehtola transferred to South Dakota State... continue reading
Friday, April 4, 2014
Bethany Lutheran College Associate Professor of History Dr. Ryan MacPherson together with Dr. Jonathan Den Hartog (University of Northwestern, St. Paul), and Dr. Christopher Gehrz (Bethel University) recently collaborated to create an academic forum for undergraduate students majoring in history. The three envisioned a forum where students could practice their craft like professionals, but among their peers. That vision came to fruition on March... continue reading
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Bethany Lutheran College and South Central Service Cooperative hosted the Young Writers and Artists Conference (YWAC) March 11 and 12. This wonderful set of workshops for students in grades 4 through 12 brought hundreds of students to the Bethany campus. The Young Writers and Artists Conference offers students the opportunity to explore a variety of subjects related to writing and creative arts. YWAC utilizes a number of authors, artists,... continue reading
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
The Bethany women's cross country team has always been known for the hard work they put forth in training for races. They put in hard work in the classroom as well and the latter is being recognized as the Vikings have been selected as a United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division III All-Academic team for 2013. The squad earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.66 and were among four other UMAC... continue reading
Thursday, February 20, 2014
MANKATO, MN — Dr. Dan R. Bruss, the ninth president of Bethany Lutheran College, has announced his plan to retire June 30, 2015. Bruss made the public announcement to a campus assembly today. Bruss had formally made his intention known to the College’s Board of Regents at their most recent quarterly meeting in early February 2014. In his announcement letter to the Board, Bruss stated “When I first took up my duties as president, I had in the... continue reading
Monday, February 10, 2014
Bethany Lutheran College is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Speechless Film Festival. Speechless is an international film festival for both students and professionals. Speechless observes and celebrates the art of visual storytelling. Entries were judged by Donna Casella, Minnesota State University, Mankato; Sean Cobb, Gustavus Adolphus College; Lars Johnson, Bethany Lutheran College; Amy Magnus, South Central College; and Andrew... continue reading

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