News & Events

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
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Dear Bethany Alumni - You will be receiving postcards and emails over the next few months requesting your assistance in confirming your current contact information. This will help us as we... 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
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Bethany Lutheran College unveiled a new logo for its athletic teams today in the college's Sports and Fitness Center. Along with the logo, the identity package creates a revised look for... continue reading
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
The Upper Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) Student Production Awards were announced at a ceremony on Sunday, April 10, 2016, held at the... continue reading
Admissions Open House Oct 21
Library Game Night Oct 21 Memorial Library
Men's Soccer at Northland Oct 22 Ashland, Wis.
Women's Volleyball vs JV - UW-Superior Oct 22 Mankato, Minn.
Women's Volleyball vs UW-Superior Oct 22 Mankato, Minn.
Women's Soccer at Northland Oct 22 Ashland, Wis.
Corn Maze Oct 22 Farmerica, Wasea MN
Vikings in the Village Series Oct 23 Old Main 102 - Viking Village
St. Peter's Basillica Oct 24 Meyer Hall 101 - Classroom
Viking Cup Oct 24
Men's Soccer at North Central Oct 25 Minneapolis, Minn.
Women's Soccer at North Central Oct 25 Minneapolis, Minn.
Advising Day Oct 26
Women's Volleyball at North Central Oct 26 Minneapolis, Minn.
Bjarne Wollan Teigen Reformation Lectures 2016 Oct 27 Ylvisaker Fine Arts Center
Admissions Getaway Weekend Oct 27
Reformation Vespers Service Oct 27 Trinity Chapel
Last Day to Withdraw from Course with a W Oct 28 Registrar's Office
Men's Soccer vs Crown Oct 28 Mankato, Minn.
Women's Soccer vs Crown Oct 28 Mankato, Minn.
Women's Cross Country at Upper Midwest Athletic Conference Championship Oct 29 Benson, Minn. / Benson Golf Club
Men's Cross Country at Upper Midwest Athletic Conference Championship Oct 29 Benson, Minn. / Benson Golf Club
Women's Volleyball at JV - Buena Vista Oct 29 Storm Lake, Iowa
Women's Volleyball at Buena Vista Oct 29 Storm Lake, Iowa
Late Night Madness Oct 29
Bethany Jazz Band Concert Oct 30 Trinity Chapel
Vikings in the Village Series Oct 31 Old Main 102 - Viking Village
Men's Soccer vs UMAC Semifinals Nov 2 TBD
Women's Soccer vs UMAC Semifinals Nov 2 TBD
Women's Volleyball vs UMAC Semifinals Nov 2 TBD

October 21, 2016

Friday Menu Soup: Cream of mushrooms and Beef and vegetable. Onion crusted tilapia, Scallop potato and Squash. Rotisserie: Bacon wrap pork loin, Wild rice and Mixed vegetable. Demo: Pancakes
Health Services Schedule this week: Monday 11am-2pm, Thursday and Friday 8-11am
Seminary Night Men if you would like to have more information about the pastoral ministry come to Bethany Lutheran Theological Seminary on Sunday night, October 23, 5:30–7:00. A presentation will be given by Pastors Joshua Mayer and Andrew Soule, entitled Millennials in the Ministry.
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!
Student Employment-Admissions Do you like Bethany? Can you talk? Do you know how to operate a phone and computer-at the same time? Then we have a job for you!!! Get paid to call high school students and tell them about Bethany. Evening hours. Sun-Thur. Flexible-you pick nights. Contact Estelle at to learn more!
Student Employment Checks Student Employment checks can be picked up at the Business Office window from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Please bring your Bethany ID with you.
Help deliver meals to seniors and disabled individuals Students and staff: Volunteers are needed to help deliver meals to seniors and disabled individuals in the Mankato area. Delivery takes just an hour and you can pick up meals between 10:45–11 a.m. Deliver once a week, once per month, whatever works with your schedule. Brighten someone's day with a visit from a friendly face with some great food and help make a difference in the Mankato community. Please contact Sally at 340-3162, or Vanessa at 1-866-974-0285 for more information, or email
Library Game Night Come to the Library at 7pm on Friday, Oct. 21 for another Library Game Night! There will be food, drinks, and fun. The event is co-hosted by BOSS and we are partnering with our friends at the Dork Den. Dress as yourself or as someone (or something...) else - there will be a prize for BEST COSTUME!
Haunted Corn Maze Get ready for some spooky fun at Farmamerica's Haunted Corn Maze in Waseca! Spoiler alert... there may be some scary clowns there! Vans depart from the glass staircase 7pm on Saturday, October 22. $5 for admission and transportation. Sign up and pay at the Business Office. Brought to you by BAC.
Looking for a job? Be sure to visit the Find Jobs page ( on our website for all the latest job postings.
Home Volleyball on Saturday, Oct. 22nd The BLC volleyball team plays University of Wisconsin-Superior on Saturday, Oct. 22nd. The junior varsity match will begin at 1 p.m. followed by the varsity match at 3 p.m. Come to the Sports and Fitness Center and cheer on the Vikings!
Reformation Lectures The annual Bjarne W. Teigen Memorial Lectures will be held October 27–28, 2016. This year the theme will be “The Cost of Confessing: Luther and the Three Princes.” The first lecture will begin Thursday at 10:30, in the YFAC theater: “Luther and Frederick the Wise,” by Dr. Roland Ziegler; lecture two, Thursday at 2:00: “Luther and John the Constant,” by Dr. Charles Cortright; and lecture three, Friday at 10:30: “Luther and John Frederick,” by Dr. David Lumpp.
Vikings FB + Free Food Watch the Vikings games in the Viking Village with free food from Pioneer College Caterers! Get these games on your calendar: Sun 10/23 vs Eagles at noon, Mon 10/31 vs Bears at 7:30pm, Sun 11/6 vs Lions at noon, and Thurs 12/1 vs Cowboys at 7:25pm. Brought to you by BAC.
Candy Drive for Operation Gratitude On Sunday, October 23rd at 3-6 at Mount Olive Lutheran Church(1123 Marsh St, Mankato, MN 56001) there will be a Halloween Candy Drive for Operation Gratitude. Operation Gratitude sends 200,000+ care packages filled with food, entertainment, hygiene, and handmade items, plus personal letters of appreciation to Veterans, First Responders, New Recruits, Wounded Heroes, their Care Givers, and to individually named U.S. service members deployed overseas and their families waiting at home. This is an opportunity to make a candy donation or also write a letter to someone who is serving our country.
Friendship Circle Have you ever wanted to learn how to communicate more effectively or feel more confident in social situations? Christian Family Solutions now offers a new group (Friendship Circle). This group will help members grow in their abilities and confidence and give the opportunity to learn from others who may be experiencing similar feelings or concerns. The group meets Thursdays from 10:45-11:30 am at the Christian Family Solutions clinic at 421 E. Hickory St., Ste. 402. New members are welcome to join at any time. You can contact us at 800.438.1772 for more information.
Paid position: help kids with reading and math Any Bethany student may apply for a position with America Reads/Counts helping local school children with reading and math, even if you don't normally qualify for work study. So, if you have some time in your schedule (there are slots available pretty much all day long), want to earn some extra cash, and desire to make an impact on little kids, please contact Dr. Polly Browne at x323, HH 327, or You can work as little or as much as you'd like.
Basketball Coaches Needed Mt. Olive Lutheran School is in need of basketball coaches for the Girls B team (5th-6th grade) Girls A team (7th and 8th Grade) and the Boys B team (5th-6th grade). Practices will be on Mondays and Thursdays for the girls teams and Tuesdays and Fridays for the boys. Practice times are between 2:30 and 5:30PM depending on the coaches availability. Practice begins on Monday, November 7th. If interested please contact Craig Zibrowski by email
Paid position in child care Do you like taking care of little children? Jesus Loves Me Learning Center is looking to hire several people for early morning or mid to late afternoon shifts. This temporary job could turn into something permanent. If interested, contact the director, Linda Gronholz, at 507-508-2041 or