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Thursday, October 24, 2013
The Bethany men's golf team is no stranger to winning an Upper Midwest Athletic Conference championship. The program won the title in 2007, but since the school was going through a transition to NCAA Division III from junior college, the victory didn't come with a bid to the national tournament.   The 2013 Vikings' team had a great chance of adding another trophy to the case as they held a commanding 28-shot lead going into Saturday's third and... continue reading
Thursday, September 19, 2013
“For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.” - Romans 15:4 (NKJV) Bethany Lutheran College and Bethany Ladies College have now been a part of Lutheran higher education for over 100 years. It wasn’t until recently, though, that the College began a process to preserve the history of the Institution. Professor Erling Teigen was recently appointed... continue reading
Monday, August 26, 2013
As we prepare for move in day for the 2013-14 school year, our resident assistants (RAs) went through fire safety training with the Mankato Fire Department on August 23, 2013. This training teaches all of the RAs the basics of using an extinguisher and how to determine what is the best method for putting a small fire out. According to Dean of Students Ted Manthe, the RAs go through extensive safety training every year. “Our RAs complete ten days... continue reading
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Mankato, Minn. - Hall of Fame inductions are nothing new to Art Westphal. For nearly 30 years, Westphal has served Bethany Lutheran College in a number of capacities including athletic director, head baseball and basketball coach, admissions counselor, and his current role of chief advancement officer. Because of his impact on the Bethany community, he gained induction into the Bethany Athletic Hall of Fame in 2006.Westphal has had an impact in... continue reading
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Bethany Lutheran College announces the hiring of Don Westphal as the new Director of Athletics. If there is anybody who is in-tune with the Bethany Lutheran community it is Westphal. He was a graduate of Bethany in 1987 and has spent the last 20 years working in the school's admissions office, the last 13 of which were as Dean of Admissions. Additionally, Westphal spent time as the Sports Information Director and as the Public Relations Director... continue reading
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
The Minnesota Private College Council announced today that Bethany President Dan Bruss will chair the executive committee beginning July 1, 2013.  The Minnesota Private College Council and its affiliate, the Minnesota Private College Fund, represent private nonprofit higher education in Minnesota. Seventeen institutions are members; they share a liberal arts focus.  Minnesota Private College Council’s mission is to serve members' shared needs... continue reading
Friday, May 24, 2013
Dr. Peter Harstad (55) is the recipient of the 2013 Bethany Lutheran College Distinguished Alumnus Award. Harstad, the eldest of ten children, was born on November 13, 1935, to the Reverend Adolph and Martha (Tjernagel) Harstad.  Harstad is an accomplished historian with several books and publications to his credit, has taught at the collegiate level, and directed two State Historical Societies. He has earned several awards including:  •... continue reading
Thursday, May 9, 2013
When Bethany Lutheran College became a Division III member in 2004-05, no athletic team has ever qualified for a national tournament. That changed on Saturday. The softball team beat Martin Luther 9-0 in six innings in the UMAC championship game to win the UMAC postseason championship and earns the conference's automatic berth to the NCAA tournament. In the cold, windy, and drizzly conditions, neither the Vikings nor the Knights could muster a... continue reading
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Rebecca Alberts (Pine Island, Minnesota), a freshman media arts major at Bethany Lutheran College, has been named winner of the 2013 PromaxBDA Student Story Challenge. Her winning entry is titled Dreamer. PromaxBDA is self described as “a global community of those passionately engaged in the marketing, promotion, and design of television on all platforms, inspiring creativity, driving innovation, and honoring excellence.” The creative objective... continue reading
Monday, May 6, 2013
Bethany Lutheran College announces the hiring of Greg Holzhueter as the new head men’s basketball coach. Holzhueter has been with the Vikings for the past two seasons working as the lead assistant and recruiting coordinator under David Balza. Bethany reached the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) championship game in each of those years which included the program’s first regular season UMAC title in 2011-12. “I’m very excited to be named... continue reading

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