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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
Friday, April 19, 2013
Thalia Pollard (Hastings, Minnesota), a senior elementary education major at Bethany Lutheran College, has been awarded the Stan Hooper Award for Educational Excellence by the Minnesota Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) Board of Directors. Each year, Minnesota ASCD presents this award to honor exceptional students in the field of education. The award is inspired by and named for Stan Hooper, a powerful force in... continue reading
Thursday, April 18, 2013
A still from Indrivaren Bethany Lutheran College is proud to announce the winners of the inaugural Speechless Film Festival. Speechless is an international film festival for students and professionals inspired by the universal art of visual, but not silent, storytelling. The festival received 86 entries from 24 countries. Judges for the festival are Jeff Boortz, assistant professor of graphic design at Georgia State University; Lars Johnson,... continue reading
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The Upper Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) Student Production Awards were announced at a ceremony on Sunday, April 14, 2013, at the Theaters at Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota. Bethany Lutheran College students received eleven nominations in eight categories and claimed five awards. Bethany and St. Cloud State University both went home with five awards followed by Minnesota State... continue reading
Monday, March 18, 2013
The Bethany Lutheran College Speech Team continued its winning ways with a successful trip to the National Christian College Forensics Invitational Tournament March 9-11, 2013, in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, on the campus of John Brown University. Students participating at the tournament were Baylee Amy (senior), Leah Hensch (sophomore), Shawn Loging (junior), Jacob Schneider (freshman), Rachel Skaaland (senior), and William Soule (junior). Three... continue reading
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Bethel Balge (music) will participate in a special concert in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Saturday, March 16, 2013. The concert is part of a series of events held throughout Minneapolis/St, Paul under the moniker "Before Bach's Birthday Bash." All performers will 
play music penned by J.S. Bach.   The concert will be broadcast live at 9 a.m. on Minnesota Public
 Radio with Michael Barone (Pipe Dreams) as host.
 Michigan-born and Wisconsin raised,... continue reading
Thursday, February 28, 2013
When the Cup 'N Saucer Cafe in Sherburn, Minnesota, quietly closed its doors on January 21, 2011, it could have easily marked the end of an era for the small town institution. The cafe served its first customers nearly 60 years ago catering to the far southern Minnesota community. For years the Cup 'N Saucer was the local hangout for teens, families, and even seniors. But like businesses in so many small towns, the customer base slowly faded.... continue reading

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