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Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Bethany Lutheran College continues to add to the growing degree options within its Education Program. Beginning in the fall of 2019, Bethany will offer a teacher licensure program in K-12 Physical Education. Bethany education students who complete the program, and other state requirements, are eligible to apply for a Minnesota teaching license for grades K through 12 physical education. These graduates would be able to be hired as physical... continue reading
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Bethany Lutheran College is pleased to announce its Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program has received full accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The CCNE Board of Commissioners acted at its meeting on May 7-10, 2019, to grant accreditation to Bethany’s nursing program for five years, extending to June 30, 2024. The accreditation action is effective as of September 10, 2018, which is the first day of the... continue reading
Thursday, June 6, 2019
Dr. Bethel Balge (Music, Piano) together with Mankato native Peter McGuire are teaming up to present the first-ever ProMusica Minnesota summer music festival in Bethany’s Trinity Chapel. Balge teaches piano at both Bethany and Martin Luther College. McGuire is the principal second violinist for the Minnesota Orchestra. Balge is also a distinguished concert pianist and has performed with the Russian Voronezh Philharmonic and for a live Minnesota... continue reading
Thursday, May 16, 2019
The Bethany Lutheran College athletic fields will take on a new look with the construction of a new artificial turf soccer field during the summer of 2019. Preliminary site work began on May 6, 2019. Work is expected to continue throughout the summer. Robert W. Carlstrom Company of Mankato is managing the $3 million project for the College. Other companies involved include: FieldTurf Corporation will install the artificial turf playing surface.... continue reading
Friday, May 10, 2019
Bethany Lutheran College’s award-winning production studio (BLC Studios), has been nominated for a College Sports Media Award (CSMA) for their work directing and producing Minnesota State University Maverick Hockey broadcasts.  The Sports Video Group (SVG) and the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) support the award and together recognize the best in sports production from college and university campuses across the... continue reading
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
The 2019 Bethany Lutheran College spring semester commencement ceremony will be held on Friday, May 10 at 10:30 a.m. in Bethany’s Sports and Fitness Center. One hundred two graduates will receive their bachelor arts or bachelor of science degrees.  Mr. Tim Thiele of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, is the commencement speaker. Thiele spent the majority of his career working for Lutheran organizations including Bethesda Lutheran Home in Watertown,... continue reading
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Darwin Beck is the recipient of the 2019 Bethany Lutheran College Distinguished Alumnus Award. Mr. Beck, a native of St. James, Minnesota, is a 1960 graduate of Bethany Lutheran College. He is an accomplished and noted economist and monetary policy expert. During his 44-year career, Beck served as economist for the United States Treasury Department and Federal Reserve System, as well as Credit Suisse First Boston. His work for the Treasury... continue reading
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Bethany made its entry into the world of competitive computer gaming official on Tuesday evening April 23, 2019, with an exciting kick off for its new varsity eSports team.  Bethany is taking its new eSports program to the highest level possible by joining the premier collegiate sanctioning organization – the National Association of Collegiate eSports (NACE).  The College is currently recruiting new students interested in becoming part of the... continue reading
Thursday, April 18, 2019
An exciting venture is on the horizon for Bethany. A new, nationally-sanctioned collegiate eSports team is being added to the campus in the fall of 2019. Sanctioned eSports is offered at some 600 colleges and universities across the nation as a club activity. Bethany is taking its program to a “higher level” by joining the National Association of Collegiate eSports (NACE) as a varsity program.  Bethany President Gene Pfeifer remarked, “The... continue reading
Monday, April 8, 2019
A new face is joining Bethany’s Advancement Department on April 8, 2019. That “new face” will be a familiar one to many Bethany alumni and friends. Bruce Gratz is a 1984 Bethany alumnus, and most recently he’s served on the College’s controlling board, the Board of Regents. He’ll be working with a variety of supporters of the College identifying and developing relationships with alumni and friends of Bethany. Gratz grew up in in rural Fairmont,... continue reading

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