News & Events

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... 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... 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... 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
Presidents' Day Feb 20
Snow Week 2017: Free Stadium Cups Feb 20 RA Desk in your building
Snow Week 2017: Battle of the Sexes Feb 21 Old Main Green Chairs
Men's Basketball vs UMAC Semifinals Feb 22 TBD
Snow Week 2017: Ice Skating Feb 22 All Season's Arena, 1251 Monks Ave, Mankato
New Music Recital Feb 23 Trinity Chapel
Snow Week 2017: Dash for Dollars Feb 23 Ylvisaker Fine Arts Center 100 - Theater
Men's Track & Field at UMAC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP Feb 24 Duluth, Minn.
Women's Track & Field at UMAC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP Feb 24 Duluth, Minn.
Snow Week: Ski for Echo Feb 24 Mt Kato, 20461 Hwy 66, Mankato
Softball at St. Olaf Feb 24 Northfield, Minn. / Northfield Dome
Snow Week 2017: Snow Dance Feb 24 Honsey Hall
Men's Basketball vs UMAC Championship Feb 25 TBD
Women's Tennis vs Ripon Feb 25 Owatonna, Minn.
Men's Tennis vs Ripon Feb 25 Owatonna, Minn.
Softball at Carleton Feb 25 Northfield, Minn. / Northfield Dome
Snow Week 2017: Star Wars - The Force Awakens Feb 25 Honsey Hall 129
Men's Tennis vs Simpson Feb 25 Owatonna, Minn.
Mid-Term Exams Feb 27
Softball vs Macalester Mar 1 Rosemount, Minn. / Rosemount Dome
Spring Break Mar 3
Softball vs Tucson Invitational Games Mar 3 Tucson, Ariz. / Lincoln Park Complex
Baseball vs Tucson Invitational Games Mar 3 Tucson, Ariz. / Kino Sports Complex
Men's Track & Field at UW-Stevens Point Mar 4 Stevens Point, Wis.
Women's Track & Field at UW-Stevens Point Mar 4 Stevens Point, Wis.
Baseball vs Wabash Mar 5 Tucson, Ariz. / Kino Sports Complex
Baseball vs Wabash Mar 6 Tucson, Ariz. / Kino Sports Complex
Baseball vs North Central Mar 6 Tucson, Ariz. / Kino Sports Complex
Baseball vs Simpson Mar 9 Tucson, Ariz. / Kino Sports Complex
Baseball vs Simpson Mar 9 Tucson, Ariz. / Kino Sports Complex

February 19, 2017

Visitation Hours Pres. Day Wknd Friday, Feb. 17 5pm-midnight (non change). Saturday, Feb. 18 noon to midnight (no change). Sunday, Feb. 19 noon to midnight (modified). Monday, Feb. 20 noon to 11pm (modified). Please contact your RA or RM with questions. Have a great weekend!
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
X-terrain Downhill Skiing at Mt.Kato Ski or Snowboard at Mt.Kato at a discounted price while supporting the ECHO food shelf on Feb 24th. Bring 5 non-perishable food items per person to Mt.Kato and receive discounted lift tickets for $13 and rentals for $12. If you're an X-terrain member (meaning you've been to a meeting and event), BLC will give you an extra $5 off if you sign up at the office before February 22nd. Drive yourself to Mt.Kato at or after 4:00 (whenever you'd like), pay full price at the window and we'll reimburse you $5 later.
Ottesen Museum Did you know that the church body that is now the ELS was founded twice? Find out more at the Ottesen Museum. Regular hours are 1:30 - 4:30, Tuesday through Thursday or by appointment. For more information contact Rebecca DeGarmeaux, Director of Programming at 344-7421 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!
The Screwtape Letters Book Club Our Savior's Lutheran Church Mankato invites YOU the 4th Sunday of the month 6-7:30 pm to The Screwtape Letters Book Club! Come to one or all! Questions or need a ride? Contact Abbie Hislop,; Kristi Hislop,; or Emma Hislop, What you need to read: Jan 22: ch.1-8; Feb 26: 9-16; Mar 26: 17-24; Apr 23: 25-31.
Snow Week: Free Stadiums Cups Mon 2/20 7-11pm Res Halls | Kick off Snow Week by picking up your FREE stadium cup from your RA desk between 7pm and 11pm. Off-campus students can pick up their cup on Tuesday 2/21 between noon and 2pm from Elizabeth in the main office in OM. TUES PREVIEW: Battle of the Sexes 7:30pm OM.
New Music Recital Thursday, Feb. 23 at 7 pm in Trinity Chapel - Bethany students showcase brand new compositions they have written during the academic year. All pieces, representing many musical genres, are performed by Bethany students and Bethany music ensembles. Free, and open to the public.