News & Events

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Bethany Lutheran College students and faculty members attended the weeklong Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) Region V Festival at Normandale Community College in... continue reading
Friday, December 18, 2015
The Bethany Lutheran College Theatre Department has received notice that a recent production titled Leveling Up has been selected for performance at the Region V Kennedy Center American... continue reading
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
The Bethany women's basketball team’s record currently stands at 3-4 (1-1) entering the second week of Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) play. The Vikings have benefitted greatly... continue reading
Thursday, December 3, 2015
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Bethany women's soccer team completed the 2015 season with Nicole Moldstad being named to the Division III All-North Region Third Team, the National Soccer Coaches... continue reading
Monday, November 16, 2015
Bethany Lutheran College officially welcomed its tenth president, Dr. Gene Pfeifer, when he was inaugurated on Friday, November 13, 2015, in Trinity Chapel.  The guest speaker for the event... continue reading
Friday, October 30, 2015
Koine, a Christian band will present a concert in Bethany's Lee Theater on Tuesday, November 24 beginning at 7 p.m. Koine's humble roots originate in the heartland of America, in a city... continue reading
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Bethany Lutheran College continues to move forward with plans to add a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree to its academic offerings. The College first announced the intent to... continue reading
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
MANKATO, MN — Bethany Lutheran College (BLC) together with Bethany Lutheran Theological Seminary (BLTS) announce the 48th annual Reformation Lectures to be held on October 29 and 30, 2015.... continue reading
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
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, July 30, 2015
The Red Hats Company, made up of Bethany Lutheran College alumni Benji Inniger and Jacob Kempfert are producing a show entitled Saint Guillotine at the 2015 Minnesota Fringe Festival in... continue reading
Parliamentary League of the Upper Midwest Debate tournament Feb 9 Honsey Hall 200 - Staff Office
Science Symposium Feb 9
Men's Basketball at North Central Feb 12 Minneapolis, Minn.
Men's Tennis vs Wis.-Eau Claire Feb 12 St. Peter, Minn.
Women's Basketball at North Central Feb 12 Minneapolis, Minn.
Men's Track & Field at Carleton Feb 13 Northfield, Minn.
Women's Track & Field at Carleton Feb 13 Northfield, Minn.
Women's Tennis at Hamline Feb 13 White Bear Lake, Minn.
Men's Tennis at Hamline Feb 13 White Bear Lake, Minn.
Men's Basketball at Northwestern Feb 13 St. Paul, Minn.
Women's Basketball at Northwestern Feb 13 St. Paul, Minn.
Women's Tennis vs Mount Marty Feb 13 Owatonna, Minn.
Presidents Day Feb 15
Snow Week 2016 - Bingo and Sno Cones Feb 15 Old Main 102 - Viking Village
Snow Week 2016 - Snow Games Feb 16
Snow Week 2016 - Comedy Sportz Feb 17 Ylvisaker Fine Arts Center 100 - Theater
Snow Week 2016 - Karaoke Feb 18
Men's Basketball at Crown Feb 19 St. Bonifacius, Minn.
Women's Basketball at Crown Feb 19 St. Bonifacius, Minn.
Snow Week 2016 - Snow Dance Feb 19
Men's Tennis vs Ripon Feb 20 Owatonna, Minn.
Men's Tennis vs Simpson Feb 20 Owatonna, Minn.
Men's Basketball at Minn.-Morris Feb 20 Morris, Minn.
Women's Basketball at Minn.-Morris Feb 20 Morris, Minn.
Snow Week 2016 - Ice Skating Feb 20 All Season's Arena 1251 Monks Ave, Mankato
Women's Tennis at Hamline University Feb 21 University of Minnesota
Women's Tennis at Mount Marty College (S.D.) Feb 21 University of Minnesota
New Music Recital Feb 23 Trinity Chapel
Daniel Kaniess, Mixed Media Art Feb 25 Ylvisaker Fine Arts Center
Men's Track & Field at UMAC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Feb 26 Superior, Wis.

February 9, 2016

Science Symposium Join us for the Science Symposium Tuesday, February 9, at 7pm in MH 101. Ron Smith, will discuss "Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy." BLC alum Leah Preus, speaking on "Understanding the role of genetics in clinical outcomes," has been re-scheduled for Monday, February 22.
Bethany Auxiliary Meeting The Mankato chapter of the Bethany Auxiliary will meet on Tues., Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. in Honsey Hall 239. Amanda Quist will present "Community Television at BLC." Mankato public access TV is operated by BLC, and this talk will cover the basics of public access TV, Bethany's involvement, new community coverage, and more. EVERYONE is welcome to attend the presentation. Following the presentation the auxiliary will hold their business meeting. Membership is open to any women interested in supporting BLC by staying informed of BLC events and participating in fundraising for BLC student projects.
Volunteer Opportunity - Capstone Literacy Center The Capstone Literacy Center is seeking volunteer tutors for 45 minute sessions one day a week for 10 weeks to assist struggling readers in grades 1-5. Tutoring starts Feb. 8 and ends April 18. No experience is required as Capstone staff trains volunteers. Available times are Mon. 4:00-4:45 in North Mankato; Tues. 3:15-4:00 at Lincoln Center in Mankato; and Wed. at either 3:00-3:45 or 4:00-4:45 in North Mankato. Contact Christie Skilbred at cskilbred@coughlancompanies.com or 507-385-8270 as soon as possible.
IM Racquetball Signups IM singles racquetball sign-ups are open. Email Renee Tatge at renee.tatge@blc.edu by Wednesday 2/10/16 to get on the schedule. Games must be completed within a scheduled time frame but actual game times will be left up to each pair of opponents. Schedule will be emailed out by Monday 2/15/16.
Vote for Snow Court 2016 Bethany’s got great students - let's recognize them! Help us get the Snow Week excitement started by choosing five guys and five ladies to represent Bethany on the 2016 Snow Court! Vote now until Wed 2-10-16 at www.blc.edu/snowweekvote.
Opportunities Kingdom Workers urgently needs volunteers to serve this spring or summer at locations throughout North America. Help a congregation share the Gospel in their community. Sign up today for a Kingdom Workers mission trip! Laura Harstad, Director of Volunteer Management, will have a display set up near the cafeteria from 10:20-1:30 on Wednesday, Feb. 3rd. Stop by and learn where you can serve! www.kingdomworkers.com
Scholastic Book Orders The February Scholastic Book Orders are out! Flyers contain books for all ages and a variety of genres (even more available online). These books make a great Easter basket filler or spring gift. Don't miss out on the great savings Scholastic offers! February orders must be submitted by Thursday, February 25. Flyers and ordering information can be found in the Bethany library by the copier, or order online at scholastic.com/readingclub (classroom code: GPP8X). Several February deals in the flyers! Contact Allie Curtis at acurtis1@blc.edu for more information.
Bands & Performers Wanted Do you rock?! Then plan on playing for Luthapalooza XV, Bethany's annual concert featuring BLC talent! Date: Sun, April 24. Location: Sibley Park. Time: Early afternoon to early evening. Contact Renee Tatge at rtatge@blc.edu for more information or to get yourself or your band in the lineup.
Work Study Positions Available Several positions are still available for the American Reads and Counts work study program. Candidates earn $9 per hour tutoring elementary level children in local schools. Days and times are flexible. To find out more and to access the online tutoring schedule, contact Mike Butzow in Old Main 227 or Michael.Butzow@blc.edu.
Snow Week 2016 Get ready for a full week of great activities! Mon 2/15 Bingo and Sno Cones in the Viking Village 8pm | Tues 2/16 Snow Games in Old Main Lobby 8pm | Wednesday 2/17 Comedy Sportz - improv group in YFAC Theatre 8pm | Thur 2/18 Karaoke in the Lab | Fri 2/19 Snow Dance in South Gym 9pm | Sat 2/20 Ice Skating at All Seasons Arena 8pm
ELS Ottesen Museum Who was Ulrik Vilhelm Koren and what does he have to do with you? Find out by visiting the Ottesen Museum. 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 museum@blc.edu.
Resident Assistant Hiring Resident Assistant (RA) applications are available for pick up from January 25 through February 22. Please visit OM 238 to pick up an application in person. All applications are due by 4:00 PM on February 22. For more information on the job description or hiring process, contact Matt Behmer.
"Above Board" public reading Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 7 pm in the YFAC's Lee Theater - Experience the first public reading of the new romantic comedy "Above Board", written by BLC's own Emily Kimball and Peter Bloedel. Auditions will be held on Thursday, Feb. 18. More details to come on the theatre call board in the YFAC!
REU Informational Session Do you have plans for your summer yet? If not, consider applying for a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) to travel to another university and get paid to help faculty carry out their research! Tim Wildauer will be hosting an REU informational session following the BOSS meeting this Wednesday, February 10th in MH 101 at 8 p.m. He is able to answer questions and offer application advice, with an emphasis on math and science REUs. Hope to see you there!
Speech Team Success The Bethany Speech Team competed at the speech and debate tournament at St. Cloud State University this past weekend. Jacob Schneider took 3rd place in Persuasive Speaking. Zeffie Woods took 5th place in the Interpretation of Children's Literature. Jeff Olsen and Rachael Melby (at her first tournament!) also represented Bethany well. The team will head to Concordia College in Moorhead on Feb. 19-21 to compete in the Minnesota State Tournament.
Valentines for sale this week! Purchase a Valentine's Day card and candy for that special someone. The Psych Club will be selling Valentine's Day cards and candy Wednesday through Friday (Feb. 10-12) in Old Main from 11:30-1:00. The cost is $.50 for 1 or 5 for $2.00. All proceeds will be donated to CADA. Valentine's Day cards will be delivered to the mailboxes on Friday. Spread some Valentine's Day cheer and support a good cause!
Health Services Hours this week Monday 12-2pm, Tuesday and Thursday 8-12pm
Men's and Women's Tennis Another busy weekend for Bethany tennis. The men's team will play UW-Eau Claire on Friday night at Gustavus. On Saturday, the men's team will play Hamline at 2 p.m. in White Bear Lake. The women's team will play Hamline on Saturday at 2 p.m. followed by a match against Mount Marty at 6:30 p.m. Go Vikings
Indoor Track and Field The men's and women's indoor track and field team will compete at Carleton College on Saturday, February 13th. The meet is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. Go Vikings!
Basketball on the Road The Bethany basketball teams will travel to North Central on Friday night and Northwestern on Saturday afternoon for two Upper Midwest Athletic Conference Games. Check out blcvikings.com for game times and live stat links. Go Vikings!
X-Terrain Club Ski Event The X-Terrain Outdoor club invites the BLC campus to go skiing at Mt.Kato on February 26th. Cost is $13 for lift and $12 for rental IF you bring 5 items for the food shelf. Drive yourself or meet at the glass staircase (by the bookstore) at 3:40 for a ride. Email eandreasen@blc.edu to RSVP for a ride. X-Terrain members please look at the Facebook page for an extra discount.