News & Events

Thursday, July 30, 2015
The Red Hats Company, made up of Bethany Lutheran College alumni Benji Inniger and Jacob Kempfert are producing a show entitled Saint Guillotine at the 2015 Minnesota Fringe Festival in... continue reading
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Bethany Lutheran College is proud to announce four new members to its Athletic Hall of Fame. In addition, Bethany will honor the first-ever "Team of Distinction" at its annual Hall of Fame... continue reading
Monday, April 27, 2015
Jim Vinz is the recipient of the 2015 Bethany Lutheran College Distinguished Alumnus Award.  Vinz, originally from Amboy, Minnesota, enrolled at Bethany in 1979. He was a member of the... continue reading
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
The Bethany Lutheran College Speech Team continued its winning ways with a successful trip to the 18th annual National Christian College Forensics Invitational (NCCFI) speech and debate... continue reading
Friday, March 13, 2015
A new stained glass window was installed at the entrance of Bethany’s Old Main building on Thursday, March 13, 2015. The Bethany High School classes of 1952 and 1953 donated funds to create... continue reading
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
NEW ORLEANS - The Bethany men's and women's cross country teams had successful seasons in 2014 each coming in third place at the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference championships last fall.... continue reading
Monday, March 2, 2015
Legal Studies
The Board of Regents of Bethany Lutheran College (BLC) recently approved the addition of a new major and minor in legal studies. The new major will be offered beginning with the fall... continue reading
Thursday, February 26, 2015
MANKATO, MN – The Bethany Lutheran College Board of Regents has unanimously elected Dr. Gene Pfeifer (56) of Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, to become the tenth president of the College,... continue reading
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Faculty and Staff Anniversaries 2015
The Board of Regents of Bethany Lutheran College and Theological Seminary met on the Bethany campus for their quarterly meeting on February 2 and 3, 2015.  After the Chapel service on... continue reading
Monday, January 5, 2015
The next Bethany Lutheran College Athletic Hall of Fame induction will be during the 2015 Fall Festival in September. The Hall of Fame committee is looking for your nominations! If you know... continue reading
PAMA Informational Meeting Sep 2
Men's Golf at UMAC Preview Sep 3 Alexandria G.C. / Alexandria, Minn.
Women's Golf at UMAC Preview Sep 3 Alexandria G.C. / Alexandria, Minn.
Autumnal - Paintings by Pam Bidelman Art Lecture Sep 3 Ylvisaker Fine Arts Center
C.I.D.R. Welcome & Kick-off Event Sep 4 908 Marsh Street (right next to Lot 7)
Women's Soccer at Wisconsin Lutheran Sep 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Women's Volleyball vs Simpson Sep 4 Morris, Minn.
Men's Soccer at Wisconsin Lutheran Sep 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Women's Volleyball vs Hamline Sep 4 Morris, Minn.
Women's Cross Country at Crown College Sep 5 St. Bonifacius, Minn.
Men's Cross Country at Gustavus Sep 5 St. Peter, MN
Women's Cross Country at Gustavus Adolphus Sep 5 St. Peter, Minn.
Women's Volleyball vs St. Catherine Sep 5 Morris, Minn.
Women's Soccer at Ripon Sep 5 Ripon, Wis.
Women's Volleyball at Minn.-Morris Sep 5 Morris, Minn.
Men's Soccer at Ripon Sep 5 Ripon, Wis.
Labor Day Sep 7
Speech Team Meeting Aug 31, Sep 1, Sep 8, Sep 15, Sep 22, Sep 29, Oct 6, Oct 13, Oct 20, Oct 27, Nov 3, Nov 10, Nov 17, Nov 24, Dec 1 Honsey Hall 211 - Competitive Speaking Room
Women's Soccer vs Augsburg Sep 8 Mankato, Minn.
Women's Volleyball at Buena Vista Sep 8 Storm Lake, Iowa
Men's Soccer at Central Sep 10 Pella, Iowa
This House Believes That Classic Debate Tournament Sep 11 Honsey Hall 200 - Staff Office
Women's Golf at Northland Invite Sep 11 Chequamegon Bay G.C. / Ashland, Wis.
Men's Golf at Yellowjacket Invite Sep 12 Lester Park G.C. / Duluth, Minn.
Women's Golf at Yellowjacket Invite Sep 12 Lester Park G.C. / Duluth, Minn.
Men's Golf vs BCM Triangle Sep 12 Summit G.C. / Cannon Falls, Minn.
Women's Golf vs BCM Triangle Sep 12 Summit G.C. / Cannon Falls, Minn.
Men's Soccer at Crown Sep 12 St. Bonifacius, Minn.
Women's Soccer at Crown Sep 12 St. Bonifacius, Minn.
Women's Golf vs Viking/Cougar Dual Sep 13 Litchfield G.C. / Litchfield, Minn

September 2, 2015

Cable Hook Up If you would like cable tv in your dorm room the cost per semester is $100 per room. You can stop by the business office to pay.
IM Sand Volleyball Sign-Ups Open Sign-ups are open for IM sand volleyball. Games will be held Mon-Thurs and Sun evenings. Potential game times are 4-8pm weeknights & 2-8pm Sundays depending upon the number of teams and team availability. Be sure to refer to the eligibility & roster portions of the rules when forming teams. Check your email or pick up rules, registration, liability, & emergency info forms on the IM wall in the SFC. Return completed forms to the same area. Sign-ups close Wed 9/2 & games begin Tues 9/8. Mandatory managers meeting 8pm Thurs. 9/3 in the SFC classroom. Questions? Contact Renee Tatge, IM Director.
Child Care Needed The Evangelical Free Church of 354 Carol Court in Upper North Mankato is seeking responsible college students to do child care during parent Bible study throughout the school year from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday mornings. Contact them at 507-345-7451 if you are interested or for additional information.
Student Jobs at BLC Students eligible for work-study financial aid can pick up their contracts from Connie in the Business Office (213 Old Main) between 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. All other students must wait until September 8 to apply for jobs unless they have specific skills as noted in the job list. Not sure whether you were awarded work-study financial aid? Check with the Financial Aid office (263 Old Main).
Volunteer 6th Grade Volleyball Coach Needed Mt. Olive Lutheran Grade School (located just east of BLC on Marsh St.) is in need of a volunteer coach for their 6th grade volleyball team. Practices are Tuesdays and Fridays from either 2:30-4:00 or 4:15-5:30 depending on your schedule. Games are mostly on Saturdays. If you are interested, please contact Craig Zibrowski at Mt. Olive by calling 345-7927 or emailing him at
Volunteer Soccer Coaches needed at Mt. Olive Lutheran Mt. Olive Lutheran Grade School (located just east of BLC on Marsh St.) is in need of volunteer coaches for their co-ed soccer teams. The program consist of students in grades 5-8, and is planning to have a lower-grade squad and a upper-grade squad. Practices are on Mondays and Thursdays from 2:30-4:00PM on the Bethany soccer practice field. They play in two tournaments in Sept. and play matches during the week, usually on practice nights. If you are interested, please contact Craig Zibrowski at Mt. Olive by calling 345-7927 or emailing him at
America Reads / Counts Work Study BLC students from all majors are invited to participate in American Reads and Counts, a paid work study program that involves tutoring children in reading and math. Tutoring typically occurs at the child's school and matches your schedule during or after school hours on any weekdays. Candidates must clear a background check. Contact Mike Butzow in Old Main 227 beside the registrar's office to apply or to get more information. It's a great way to get paid while gaining experience, representing BLC, and serving the community.
Child Care Opportunity at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church The MOMs Bible study group at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church at 1123 Marsh St in Mankato is seeking responsible college students to do child care for toddlers during their meetings on Wednesday mornings from 8:10 to 10:00 from Sept. 16 through Dec. 9. Compensation is $10 per meeting. Candidates will be asked to agree to a background check. If interested or for more information, contact Ms. Rachel Ulrich at
Menu Soups: egg drop and creamy chicken and vegetable. Main Line: fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, California blend vegetables, and Sloppy Joes. Rotisserie: carved roast beef, roasted sweet potatoes, and apple crisp. Demo: Asian noodles
BOSS The Bethany Organization of Student Scientists (BOSS) would like to welcome all students to its first meeting of the year tonight at 8 p.m. in Meyer Hall 101. You do NOT have to be a math or science major to take part! Come learn why toothpaste changes the taste of your food, help us plan for the year, eat treats and play a game. We hope to see you there!
Understanding Chinese Culture Course and Study Tour info. Understanding Chinese Culture Course and Study Tour, Spring 2016. Interested? Find out more tomorrow (Sept.3), 9:00 pm, Honsey 344. Spring break of a lifetime in China! Open to freshmen through seniors.
Colleges Against Cancer There is an informational meeting for the Colleges Against Cancer committee, THIS Wednesday(09/02) at 7:00p.m., in the Honsey Hall North Lantern. PLEASE come to learn more about what we do! Any questions, please e-mail or
PAMA Information Meeting Do YOU want to raise awareness about issues almost all college students can relate to? Then join PAMA (Promoting Awareness, Motivation, and Action)! There will be an informational meeting on Wednesday, September 2nd at 6:30 p.m. in Honey Hall North Lantern. Hope to see you there!
Debate Practice, Thursday Night The Debate Team will meet on Thursday night at 6:30 pm in HH 211. If you are interested in debating, there is still time to join!
TUTORS NEEDED Tutors are needed for all subject areas, but there is an urgent need for tutors in Chemistry, Biology, Intermediate Algebra, Macroeconomics, and Sign Language. Tutoring is a paid position! Contact Dr. Carrie Pfeifer for an application.
Art Lecture and Reception The first art lecture and reception of the year is Thursday, September 3 at 7:00 pm in the YFAC gallery. Pam Bidelman will speak about her "Autumnal" painting exhibition, on display through September 29. Welcome to one and all!
Ottesen Museum Did you know that Bethany was founded as a Ladies’ College over 100 years ago? Find out more at the ELS Ottesen Museum, on Browns Court across from the softball field. Regular hours are 1:30 - 4:30, Tuesday through Thursday or by appointment. For more information contact Rebecca DeGarmeaux, Museum Director at 344-7421 or
Health Services Hours this week Monday Aug. 31 8-10am, Wednesday and Thursday Sept 2 & 3 8-12pm
Camp with X-terrain The X-terrain club will be going camping on Friday September 11th to Saturday morning at Flandrau (ride provided). Tell us you are coming by this Friday on our Facebook page "x-terrain sports club" (other information will be given there as well). The cost is $5 and we will provide food and tents. It will be a fun filled night of hiking, talking by the campfire, sleeping in a tent, and meeting new friends!
Parking Winners Congratulations to Alicia Kranz and Victoria Wingert they are the winners of the two free parking permits.
C.I.D.R. Welcome & Kick-off Event Do you like to expand your horizons, learn new things, and develop new insights? Come to The Center for Intercultural Development & Resources Welcome & Kick-off this Friday, Sept. 4th, at 3:30 p.m. to learn how you can help celebrate diversity and foster unity at Bethany this year. C.I.D.R. will be hosting the Kick-off in Professor Stadler's backyard (next to Lot 7 across from Honsey Hall). Stop by and learn more about how you can plug into C.I.D.R. this year! [Rain location: Honsey North Lantern]
Game Night in the Library Board game lovers unite! Game Night in the Library Friday Sept 11 from 7-9pm. Bring a favorite game or just show up and play! The Dork Den located in downtown Mankato will be bringing to campus some of their favorites. As if that's not enough... Snacks will be provided! See you there! Co-sponsored by Library Services and BAC.
Employment Opportunity: After School Care at Mt. Olive Mount Olive Lutheran School is seeking students to work in their After School Care program, which runs from 2:15-5:15 on school days, though hours are flexible. The position pays $9.00 per hour and requires a background check, which is paid for by the school. Call the church office if interested at 507-345-7927 or 507-345-4966.