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
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.
JV Mens Basketball Jan 25
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
The Liberal Arts in Practice Feb 3
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
Women's Tennis vs Bethel Feb 4 TBD
Women's Tennis vs Northwestern (Iowa) Feb 4 TBD
Men's Track & Field at St. Scholastica Feb 4 Duluth, Minn.
Women's Track & Field at St. Scholastica Feb 4 Duluth, Minn.
Women's Basketball at UW-Superior Feb 4 Superior, Wis.
Men's Basketball at UW-Superior Feb 4 Superior, Wis.

January 21, 2017

Psalm 25 Necklace A Psalm 25 Necklace was found outside the Chapel and President's Hall. You may identify and claim the necklace at the receptionist's desk in President's Hall.
Home Basketball Games This SATURDAY ATTENTION BLC BASKETBALL FANS: The men's and women's basketball teams will play at home on Saturday, January 21st against Martin Luther. The women's game will begin at 3 p.m. followed by the men's game at 5 p.m. Buffalo Wild Wings will be the game sponsor. They will have fun prizes throughout the games with the Blazin' Challenge happening during halftime of the men's game. Let's pack the stands!! See you Saturday!!
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.
Mathematics Party Are you a math major, minor or just interested in mathematics? Join us for a Math party on Tuesday, January 24th, 7-9pm in the Meyer Hall 3rd floor lounge (above the foyer). We will have appetizers, desserts and games (feel free to bring your favorite game!)
The Liberal Arts in Practice Definitions abound for the goal of the liberal arts. Developing "well-rounded" individuals, "critical thinkers" and "responsible citizens" are promoted as the prize for years of concerted effort. But what does this look like in practice when pursued in the specialized disciplinary arenas of higher education? Come to The Lab on Friday, Feb. 3 at 3:30pm to hear a fascinating panel on the meaning and practice of the liberal arts at Bethany. Faculty from several disciplines will discuss the interplay between their disciplinary commitments, pedagogy, and their vision of a liberal arts education.
Work in the Library! Do you like helping fellow students? Do you like answering questions? Have you ever wanted to work in a library? Are you available from 10:30-12:30 on Tuesdays & Thursdays? If so, apply to work in the library! You can pick up an application at the Circulation Desk. Questions? Contact Jessi Zimmerman (
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!
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
America Reads/Counts Work Study Do you have an interest in helping kids? Would you like to earn some extra cash? Do you have some open times in your schedule? If you answered yes to all these questions, then tutoring through this federal program might be for you. If you'd like more information, contact Dr. Polly Browne in HH327 or at
Morning babysitter needed A young mother is looking for a loving individual to babysit her 9 1/2 month old in her home two or three days a week from 8-11AM. If this fits your schedule or you know someone who might be interested, please contact Sue at 507-351-3473.
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.
Center For Urban Teaching Cohort Meeting Come to the CfUT meeting on Thursday, January 26th at 7 pm in Memorial Library 111 and learn more about being an urban educator from speaker Amanda Buelow. Amanda previously taught in a Milwaukee urban school.
UNITE CONFERENCE What? A one day conference on Saturday kicked off with two days (Thursday and Friday) to tour high performing urban schools with the Center for Urban Teaching. When? February 8th-11th 2017 Who? Anyone Why? Learn More about high performing urban education and see successful schools and teachers in action! Contact Dr. Carrie Pfeifer to Register