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
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
Kelly Ludeking: Art-i-facts - Art Lecture and Reception Nov 3 Ylvisaker Fine Arts Center
Observatory Star Gazing Nov 4
Bethany Lutheran College Women’s Basketball Alumni Event Nov 5 Sports & Fitness Center
Women's Volleyball vs UMAC Championship Nov 5 TBD
Men's Soccer vs UMAC Championship Nov 5 TBD
Women's Soccer vs UMAC Championship Nov 5 TBD
Vikings in the Village Series Nov 6 Old Main 102 - Viking Village
Intramural Basketball Captain's Meeting Nov 6
WLCFS Mental Health Screenings Nov 7

October 25, 2016

Tuesday Menu Soup: Egg drop and Green olive. Main line: Southwestern pork, Roasted cheese potato and Spiced cauliflower. Rotisserie: Jamaican chicken, Spanish rice and broccoli. Taco Tuesday. Demo: Pasta station.
Gearing Up for Graduation! On Wednesday, October 26 (Advising Day), all December 2016 graduates need to attend the Gearing Up for Graduation event being held in the Viking Village in Old Main between 11am-1pm. The cap and gown vendor will be here to take measurements, and several other departments on campus will be sharing information regarding the December 2016 graduation.
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!
Reformation Vespers Service Thursday, October 27 at 4:30 p.m. - A Reformation Vespers choral service featuring the Bethany Concert Choir will be held in Trinity Chapel. All are welcome to attend!
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!
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.
Jazz Band concert Sunday, October 30 at 7:00 p.m. in Trinity Chapel - The Bethany Jazz Band performs a concert of rock, pop and jazz hits, led by director Adrian Lo.
Looking for a job? Be sure to visit the Find Jobs page ( on our website for all the latest job postings.
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.
Great Goody Grab at Edgewood Bring children to Edgewood Place on Saturday, October 29th from 5-7pm for trick-or-treating and games in a safe, warm environment. Vote on which resident has the best door decorations and purchase items from the bake sale raising money for exercise equipment for the women of Edgewood Place! If you have questions please call (507) 344-7727.
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
IM BB Sign-Ups Sign-ups are open for mens and womens IM BB. Games will be held Mon-Thurs and Sun evenings. Potential game times are 4-10:00pm depending on the number of teams and gym availability. Be sure to refer to the eligibility & roster portions of the rules when forming teams! Rules, roster, and liability/emergency information (2-sided) forms can be picked up from the IM wall in the SFC. Return completed forms to the same area. Rosters are due Wed 11/2. MANDATORY captain's meeting Sun 11/6 6:30pm in the SFC classroom. Games begin Mon 11/7. Questions? Please contact Renee Tatge, IM Dir.
COMM111.B Accelerated Public Speaking For advising purposes, the section of Fundamentals of Speech, COMM111.B will be accelerated. It will meet five days a week and finish shortly after Spring Break. While this was originally designed to allow athletes to free up their schedule at the end of the semester, the class is open to all students.
Final Regular Season Home Soccer Games On Friday, October 28th the men's and women's soccer teams will play their final regular season home games of the 2016 season. The men's game will begin at 1 p.m. followed by the women's game at 3:15 p.m. Come out to the BLC Soccer Field and cheer on the BLC soccer teams! GO VIKINGS