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Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Recent Bethany Lutheran College (BLC) graduate Megan Sauer was selected as a nominee for the 2017 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Woman of the Year award, announced Tuesday, June 27, by the organization’s office. A record 543 female collegiate student-athletes were nominated for this year’s Woman of the Year award. The nominees represent all three NCAA divisions, with 229 from Division I, 117 from Division II, and 197 from... continue reading
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Bethany Lutheran College Athletics competes in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC). The Conference recently released the names of thirty-nine Bethany athletes who earned the distinction of Academic All-Conference in their respective sports during the winter and spring sport seasons. The UMAC also awards team grade point average (GPA) awards for each sport the Conference sponsors. Bethany’s men's track and field team won top honors for... continue reading
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Jacob Schneider, a 2016 Bethany graduate, was the featured speaker at the annual "Senior Celebration" held prior to commencement in May. Schneider shared stories about life post graduation and what it means to be a Bethany alumnus. Good morning, everyone, and thank you for having me on this special day. As Jake mentioned, my name is Jacob Schneider, and I am a proud graduate from the 2016 class. I am currently a Universal Banker/Loan Officer... continue reading
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Bethany Lutheran College Professor Emeritus Rudolph (Rudy) Honsey (98) was called to his eternal home shortly after noon on May 11, 2017, in Mankato, Minnesota.  When Honsey arrived at Bethany Lutheran College as a student in 1938, he was eager to learn and eventually study to serve the church as a minister of the Gospel. After his time at Bethany, Honsey enrolled at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, where he earned both a bachelor of... continue reading
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Judith (Maginnis) Kuster is the recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Alumna Award. Judy was born in Madison, Wisconsin, and has one brother, Richard Maginnis who is also a Bethany alumnus. Kuster is married to Bethany Professor Emeritus, Dr. Thomas Kuster. The couple will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this year. The Kusters have nine children, and twelve grandchildren, of which many are Bethany alumni. They have also sponsored... continue reading
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
The Bethany Lutheran College Class of 2017 will receive their diplomas at the spring commencement ceremony on Friday, May 12, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., in the Younge Gymnasium of the College’s Sports and Fitness Center. A reception will follow on the Campus Green. The commencement speaker is Bethany Lutheran College President Emeritus Dan R. Bruss, PhD. Dr. Bruss served as the ninth president of Bethany Lutheran College from 2003 to 2015. This was a... continue reading
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Bethany Lutheran College continues to expand its program offerings with the addition of a secondary teaching licensure in mathematics. A joint endeavor of the Education and Math Departments, the College recently received final approval for the licensure from the Minnesota Board of Teaching. Dr. Carrie Pfeifer (Education) and Prof. Laura Buch (Mathematics) led the effort to achieve the new licensure.  Pfeifer explained the impetus for the math... continue reading
Monday, February 13, 2017
The Board of Regents of Bethany Lutheran College and Seminary traveled to campus for their quarterly meeting, February 13 and 14. At this winter meeting they set aside time to recognize faculty and staff, and make special mention of those who have certain anniversaries. This recognition of service took place on Monday, February 13, right after chapel with a reception that followed in the Great Room of Old Main. 2017 Faculty and Staff... continue reading
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 arts degrees. Professor Peter Bloedel is the commencement speaker. Bloedel grew up in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, the youngest of five siblings. As a young man, Bloedel taught himself to juggle, do magic tricks, and play a variety of folk instruments, spurring... continue reading
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Bethany Lutheran College professor Peter Kjeer passed away unexpectedly on December 3, 2016. The original news item and Kjeer scholarship donation information is available below. A memorial service was held on Saturday, December 10, 2016. You may watch a recording of the service on Vimeo, on Google Video, or on this page. Click here to download the memorial service program.   Original news item, December 3, 2016 at 6 p.m. Professor Peter... continue reading

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