News & Events

Thursday, December 8, 2016
The 2016 Bethany Lutheran College fall semester commencement ceremony will be held on Friday, December 9, at 3:30 p.m., in Trinity Chapel. Thirty graduates will receive their bachelor of... continue reading
Saturday, December 3, 2016
UPDATE (Dec. 9, 2016, 5 p.m.): Click here to download the memorial service program. –––––––– UPDATE (Dec. 8, 2016, 11 a.m.): The Kjeer family has asked that, in lieu of flowers,... continue reading
Monday, November 28, 2016
The Board of Regents of Bethany Lutheran College (BLC) recently approved the addition of three new majors. The programs are available to both current and incoming students. The new majors... continue reading
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
The annual Bjarne W. Teigen Reformation Lectures will be held October 27–28, 2016 at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, MN. This year the theme will be The Cost of Confessing: Luther and... continue reading
Thursday, September 8, 2016
The Bethany Hawkwatch will kick off a special week of raptor migration counting in observance of the Hawk Migration Association of North America’s (HMANA) International Hawk Migration Week... continue reading
Thursday, August 18, 2016
The Minnesota Board of Nursing has completed campus and clinical site visits at Bethany Lutheran College (BLC) and officially granted permission to the College to establish a bachelor of... continue reading
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
The Bethany Lutheran College Athletic Department has added three new coaches recently. Each of these coaches bring with them impressive resumes and a comittment to Division III athletics.... continue reading
Thursday, May 19, 2016
The Bethany Lutheran College student-produced Minnesota State Maverick hockey broadcast has been nominated for a Sports Video Group (SVG) and the National Association of Collegiate... continue reading
Monday, May 9, 2016
Bethany Lutheran College is the recipient of a generous $6,000 grant from the Mankato Clinic Foundation. The funding will be used for the addition of a teaching/lab space that is part of... continue reading
Friday, May 6, 2016
Val Imm Bashour of Dallas is the recipient of the 2016 Bethany Lutheran College Distinguished Alumna Award. The award will be presented on May 13, 2016, during the 2016 Bethany Lutheran... continue reading
Fall Commencement 2016 Dec 9 Trinity Chapel
Women's Basketball at Minnesota Morris Dec 9 Morris, Minn.
Men's Basketball at Minnesota Morris Dec 9 Morris, Minn.
The Divers 4th annual Christmas party concert Dec 9 Ylvisaker Fine Arts Center 100 - Theater
Memorial Service for Peter Kjeer Dec 10 Trinity Chapel
Women's Basketball at Crown Dec 10 St. Bonifacius, Minn.
Men's Basketball at Crown Dec 10 St. Bonifacius, Minn.
Minnesota Valley Chorale Concert Dec 10 Trinity Chapel
Student Christmas Party by BAC Dec 10 Old Main 102 - Viking Village
Final Exams Dec 12
Men's Basketball at Riverland Dec 15 Austin, Minn.
Christmas Break Begins Dec 16
Women's Basketball vs UW-Superior Dec 16 Mankato, Minn.
Men's Basketball vs UW-Superior Dec 16 Mankato, Minn.
Women's Basketball vs St. Scholastica Dec 17 Mankato, Minn.
Men's Basketball vs St. Scholastica Dec 17 Mankato, Minn.
Pepsi High School Holiday Basketball Tournament 2016 Dec 27 Sports & Fitness Center
Women's Basketball at Macalester Dec 30 St. Paul, Minn.
Men's Basketball at Warner Dec 31 Lake Wales, Fla.
Men's Basketball at Johnson & Wales Jan 3 North Miami, Fla
Women's Basketball vs Finlandia Jan 6 Mankato, Minn.
Men's Basketball vs Finlandia Jan 6 Mankato, Minn.
Women's Basketball vs Northland Jan 7 Mankato, Minn.
Men's Basketball vs Northland Jan 7 Mankato, Minn.
Classes Begin Jan 9
Last Day to Drop a Class Jan 13
Women's Basketball at Northwestern Jan 13 St. Paul, Minn.
Men's Basketball at Northwestern Jan 13 St. Paul, Minn.
Men's Track & Field at Minnesota Open Jan 14 Minneapolis, Minn.
Men's Track & Field at St. Mary's Jan 14 Winona, Minn.

December 9, 2016

Test Proctoring in the ARC The ARC is open for test proctoring ONLY during these listed times during finals week. Please schedule your test taking needs accordingly: Sunday 12/12: 7-9 pm, Monday 12/13: 9am-12pm and 7-9 pm, Tuesday 12/14: 9am-12 pm and 7-9 pm, and Wednesday 12/15: 9am-12 pm
Divers Concert The Divers Christmas Party Concert is Friday, December 9, 7:30 p.m. in the YFAC theater. Join The Divers (BLC profs Pete Bloedel & Andy Overn, and BLC alums Eric Halvorson & Loren Halvorson) for a concert that includes a Christmas carol singalong. Free Yuletide fun for everyone! Doors open at 7, general admission. This concert is jam packed every year, so arrive early for the best seats.
Health Services Schedule this week Monday 7:30am-9:30am, Tuesday 8am-1pm and Friday 8am-10am
Student Christmas Party What do you get when you combine Ugly Sweaters, Hot Apple Cider, Gingerbread Houses, Games, and a Cheesy Photobooth? The annual BAC Christmas Party! See you Sat. 12/10 AT 8PM (NOT 7:30PM AS ORIGINALLY ADVERTISED) in the Viking Village.
After School Care Help Wanted Mt. Olive Lutheran School is looking for staff to work with its After School Care program ( grades k - 8) from 2:15 - 5:15 starting January 09. Great experience for elementary ed students. If interested, please call Michelle Graham at 507 720 7258.
Christmas Giving Opportunity STORM and a business management group have come together to sponsor a Giving Tree for families of New Ulm area churches and their Christian day school students. This tree is located in the lounge area of the main floor of Honsey Hall. Please feel free to take a gift tag to shop for those in need! Please return the gift with the tag by Thursday, December 15.
Holiday Sharing Tree Outside the cafeteria are 3 trees with cards on them. If you would like to purchase a gift for someone needy, please pick up a card, purchase the item on the card and return the wrapped gift with the tag on the outside of the package to the Business Office by Friday December 16th. If you don't make the December 16th date you can always drop your gift off at the Madison East Center by 5pm on Saturday December 17th .
Gift Wrap Volunteers The Holiday Sharing Tree is celebrating 31 years of giving to those in need in Blue Earth & Nicollet Counties. They provide gifts to approx. 2,800 people each holiday season. There is a gift wrap center located at the River Hills Mall where volunteers can pick time slots (usually 2 hour slots) to wrap gifts. And, you don’t need to be an expert at wrapping! Volunteers can sign up at and view the calendar and pick times OR Liz can slot them in as well. Liz Thiesse, Project Manager,, 507-382-5073.
Christmas Coloring in MH! New Christmas coloring pages have been added to the Meyer Hall potting bench at the south end of the building. Stop by and do a little Christmas coloring.
New Bible Studies The Student Senate is hosting two new Bible Studies on campus. One, in Anderson Hall's 4th floor lounge at 8:30 on Tuesdays, is led by Noella Wigtil. The second is in Gullixson's 4th floor lounge at 6:30 on Thursdays led by John Wagner. Everyone is welcome. Bring a Bible and a friend!
Would you like to earn a little extra cash? MOMs Bible Study Childcare Looking for: A few reliable childcare workers to supervise young children while their moms participate in Bible Study When: Wednesday Mornings from 8:00-10:00am, February 1st to April 26th. Where: Mt. Olive Lutheran Church Responsibilities: Lead bible story and song time, supervise activities and play time, and feed provided snack. This is a paid position. Must pass State of MN background check Contact: Emily Peters (
Child Care/Tutor Looking for someone to transport a middle school child home from school and spend an hour with him being a tutor by providing homework help. Three days a week. Must have a car, valid driver's license and compassion for kids. Apply by emailing or calling 507-420-3886.
Res Halls over Christmas Break The Residence Halls are closed over Christmas Break beginning 5pm Thursday 12/15/16. The Res Halls reopen at noon on Sunday 1/8/17. Students needing to be on campus over break must complete a waiver available from Renee Tatge OM238, Ted Manthe OM236, or Glenda Bossow MH205. The cost to stay on campus is $20 per night (exceptions: participants in Bethany-sponsored activities, apartment residents, and international students). Waivers are due by 4pm Tuesday 12/13. Please contact Renee Tatge at with questions. Have a blessed Christmas and safe travels!
CLIMB 2 Feed Kids Climb 2 Feed Kids is Sunday, January 8, 2017 and helps raise funds to provide low-income elementary students in the Mankato area with packs of child-friendly nutritious food for every weekend and school break. The BackPack Food Program fills their tummies on the weekend so teachers can fill their minds on Monday morning. You can be a Photo Booth Assistant or Climbing Assistant! Choose between three shifts: 9:30- 11:30, 11:30-1:30 and 1:30-3:30 at the MSU-Mankato Taylor Center-Bresnan Arena. Register to volunteer following this link:
The Ada Stokes Writing Center The Ada Stokes Writing Center, located in HH 217, is open Monday - Thursday from 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Tutors provide help in the areas of essay writing, creative writing, resumes, cover letters, graduate applications, and more. Walk-ins are welcome, but priority is given to individuals with an appointment. To make an appointment, go to MyBLC and search for “Writing Center Appointment Form.” Come see us!
Ottesen Museum Do you need a study break during exams? Come to the ELS Ottesen Museum to see displays about Evangelical Lutheran Synod history. Step into a log cabin and learn about pioneer life. Explore the idea that church is more than just a worship service. Regular hours are 1:30 - 4:30, Tuesday through Thursday or by appointment. For more information contact Museum Director Rebecca DeGarmeaux, at 344-7421 or
Darts in the VV Finals week is the most stressful time of the year. If you’re looking for a quick, fun, worry free study break, grab a friend and come hangout at the Viking Village on Monday, December 12th from 7-9pm for a while and enjoy a couple games of darts! There will be snacks provided! Questions? Contact Brandyn Olsen.