News & Events

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... 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... continue reading
Monday, November 28, 2016
The Board of Regents of Bethany Lutheran College (BLC) recently approved the addition of three new majors. The programs are available to both current and incoming students. The new majors... continue reading
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
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
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan 16
C.I.D.R.-sponsored MLK Day Breakfast (live stream of Minneapolis event) Jan 16 Old Main 102 - Viking Village
Women's Basketball at Carleton Jan 16 Northfield, MN
MLK Day Movie: "13th" (sponsored by CIDR) Jan 16 Honsey Hall 129 - Viewing Room
IM Dodgeball Captain's Meeting Jan 16 SFC Classroom
Presentation: "Reaching Out to People with Special Needs Domestically and Internationally" Jan 18 Honsey Hall 129 - Viewing Room
Christian Family Solutions: Two Problems. One Person Jan 19 Luther Hall
Psych Club Donuts N' Discussion: Keeping your New Year's Resolutions Jan 20 Honsey Hall 311 - Classroom
Men's Basketball vs Alumni Game Jan 21 Mankato, Minn.
Bethany Alumni Basketball Day Jan 21 Sports & Fitness Center
Women's Basketball vs Martin Luther Jan 21 Mankato, Minn.
Men's Basketball vs Martin Luther Jan 21 Mankato, Minn.
Men's Track & Field at MSU Open Jan 27 Mankato, Minn.
Women's Track & Field at MSU Open Jan 27 Mankato, Minn.
Women's Basketball vs Crown Jan 27 Mankato, Minn.
Men's Basketball vs Crown Jan 27 Mankato, Minn.
Women's Tennis vs Edgewood Jan 28 Owatonna, Minn.
Men's Track & Field at UW-River Falls Jan 28 River Falls, Wis.
Women's Track & Field at UW-River Falls Jan 28 River Falls, Wis.
Men's Tennis vs Grand View Jan 28 Owatonna, Minn.
Women's Tennis vs Grand View Jan 28 Owatonna, Minn.
Women's Basketball vs Minnesota Morris Jan 28 Mankato, Minn.
Men's Basketball vs Minnesota Morris Jan 28 Mankato, Minn.
Men's Tennis vs Edgewood Jan 28 Owatonna, Minn.
Admissions Getaway Weekend Feb 2
Women's Basketball at St. Scholastica Feb 3 Duluth, Minn.
Men's Basketball at St. Scholastica Feb 3 Duluth, Minn.
Meredith Willson's "The Music Man" Feb 3 Ylvisaker Fine Arts Center 100 - Theater
Men's Tennis vs Wartburg Feb 4 TBD
Men's Tennis vs Bethel Feb 4 TBD

January 16, 2017

C.I.D.R. MLK Day movie: "13th" The Center for Intercultural Development and Resources (CIDR) is hosting a showing of the documentary "13th" in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Join CIDR on Monday (Jan. 16) at 7:00 P.M. to commemorate MLK Day with this film discussing the 13th Amendment in the Honsey Film Screening Room (room 129).
C.I.D.R. MLK Day Breakfast The Center for Intercultural Development and Resources (C.I.D.R.) is sponsoring a MLK Day Breakfast in the Viking Village on Monday, January 16th. We will be livestreaming the MLK Day Breakfast from Minneapolis in the Viking Village, starting at 7:30 a.m. C.I.D.R. will provide a continental breakfast. All are welcome. Please RSVP to Jonathan Stadler ( by Saturday, January 14th at 8:00 P.M. to help with food planning.
Psych Club Donuts N' Discussion: Keeping your New Year's Resolutions Join the Psychology Club on Friday, Jan. 20 at 3:30pm in Honsey Hall 311 for our first Donuts 'N Discussion of the new year. We will be talking about how to use psychology to make and keep new year's resolutions and stick with the goals you set for yourself this year. Enjoy some donuts and helpful tips on making your goals in 2017.
Need Tutoring Tutoring is available for free to all Bethany students. To request a tutor, complete the tutoring request form found on the Bethany website under Academics-Academic Resources and then click on tutoring.
Reaching Out to People with Special Needs Domestically and Internationally Wednesday, January 18 – 7 pm HH Viewing Room There are many opportunities and challenges for reaching out and sharing the Gospel with people who have special needs. In this inspiring presentation, you will hear first-hand stories about how people with special needs are being served in Malawi and the USA. You will also be given tips and suggestions for how to carry out such outreach in your own community. Presenters: Davie Duwe (Mitumbu) has served as Field Assistant for Kingdom Workers Malawi since 2013. Pastor Joel Gaertner is the Vice President of Ministry for the Lutheran Home Association.
2017 Bethany Phone-a-thon Looking for a job this semester? Do you have a busy schedule and need something flexible? Consider applying for the Bethany Phone-a-thon! If you enjoy talking to new people on the phone, and representing the college to our alumni & friends then this could be a job for you! Pick the shifts each week that you want to work, get paid, play gamest, and food/prizes when we hit our goals. This is also a job that will help you develop strong communication skills, and is something you will be proud to put on a resume someday. If interested applying please email or call ext: 519.
Archives Internship available Looking for some extra credits this semester? Consider applying for the Library Archives internship! Hours are flexible, and the work is fascinating. For more info email Alyssa at
Two Problems. One Person. On January 19th at 7:30 pm in Luther Hall, Christian Family Solutions’ counselor Angie Thomas will be presenting about co-occurring disorders. (TWO PROBLEMS. ONE PERSON.) Angie will be sharing some critical points on how you can understand and then help someone suffering with addictions and mental illness. To sweeten the deal, snacks will be provided AND a $20 gift card will be given to one lucky attendee. Come. Eat. Learn. Win Prizes.
Business Club - Resume Night Would you like a networking opportunity? Do you need someone to review your resume? Bethany Business Club will be hosting a Resume Night on January 30th, at 7:00PM Top floor of HH. Anyone who is business major/minor, or who are taking a business course are invited. A student will be paired up with a business professional, who will offer tips on your resume. Please send an email to Nadiya ( if you are interested in attending by Monday, January 16th.
Summer English Camp at St. Croix Lutheran 6-12 St. Croix’s Summer English Language Experience is looking for fun-loving, responsible young men to help supervise young students (age 11-17) from around the globe, both on daytime activities around the Twin Cities, and in the evenings in the dormitory. Besides salary, this position would also have a room in the dorm during camp, and all meals during camp would be provided. The position would be from July 10 to August 20, and salary would depend on prior experience. Please contact Hannah at or call 612.867.2046 for more details.
MOMs Bible Study Childcare - HELP NEEDED Would you like to earn a little extra cash? Looking for: A few reliable childcare workers to supervise young children while their moms participate in Bible Study WHEN: Wednesday Mornings from 8:00-10:00am, February 1st to April 26th. WHERE: Mt. Olive Lutheran Church Responsibilities: Lead bible story and song time, supervise activities and play time, and feed provided snack. This is a paid position. Must pass State of MN background check Contact: Emily Peters (
Ottesen Museum Where in the world is the ELS? Find out about the Evangelical Lutheran Synod’s mission work here in the United States and around the world 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
Between the Bridges Healing Centers is hiring Evening part-time 5-10+ hours per week. 2-3 times/week Interior/Exterior cleaning for health clinic. Job duties include (evening hours) cleaning/vacuuming 3 bathrooms/floors throughout, surface cleaning, emptying garbage, break down cardboard boxes, clean workout equipment, interior window washing. Exterior maintenance weather permitting: lawn-mowing/lawn mower maintenance, fall cleanup, weed pulling, sweeping, window washing, shoveling. Starting pay: $10/hour. On-site education includes HIIPPA and OSHA training during regular business hours. Please contact
Nanny Needed A local family is seeking an after-school nanny for two boys ages 10 and 14. Help would be needed several days a week between 5 pm to 7 pm. Primary focus would be assisting the boys with homework or after school activities. Pay starts at $10 an hour. If interested, contact Dr. Carrie Pfeifer-Memorial Library 101.
Health Services Schedule this week Wednesday 8-10a and Friday 8a-12p
RA Hiring Make a difference on your campus while gaining experience to make a difference in the world! Applications are available to be a Resident Assistant for the 2017-2018 academic year. Forms can be picked up and returned to Renee Tatge in OM 238 or Dean Manthe in OM 236. Applications will be available Monday, January 16 - Tuesday, February 21 and are due by 4pm on February 21. Check your Bethany email for the Resident Assistant job description and direct questions to or
Writing Center The Ada Stokes Writing Center, located in HH 217, is open Monday - Thursday from 7:00 - 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!