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Monday, August 27, 2018
Bethany Lutheran College is seeking comments from the public about the College in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The College will host a visit on October 29-30, 2018, from a team of peer reviewers representing the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation. Bethany Lutheran College has been accredited by HLC since... continue reading
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Associate Professor of Theatre Benji Inniger took a very unique, and perhaps inspirational approach, to his preparation for teaching this fall semester’s offering of Music 480 - Composing for Media class. Inniger was in Baden, Austria, in late July and early August for two weeks learning from some of the top film music composers and arrangers in the world!  Inniger, who has penned many scores for both theater productions, film, and video himself... continue reading
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
A milestone of sorts was reached on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, when a new grand piano was delivered to the Ylvisaker Fine Arts Center. Bethany Lutheran College is in the midst of a campaign to replace old and damaged pianos throughout the campus. Dr. Bethel Balge (Music, Piano Instruction) is organizing and leading the effort. The new grand is manufactured by Steinway and Sons and carries the Boston pianos name. Bethany’s plan is to replace all... continue reading
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
One member of the Bethany Vikings Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) championship team is getting in some quality work on the diamond this summer. Bethany sophomore Logan Nissen is pitching well for the Rochester Honkers of the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is one of the nation's premier summer collegiate baseball leagues. Read more about Nissen on the Bethany Athetics website.
Friday, July 20, 2018
Many Bethany Lutheran College students spend their summer months participating in internships. Internships are a great way for a student to either bolster their resume with experience pertinent to their career choice, or an internship can help a student to decide whether a particular career path is right for them.  Kendra Porath is a senior at Bethany from Stacy, Minnesota. She is in the midst of an exciting internship experience.  Porath... continue reading
Monday, July 2, 2018
Benji Inniger, Associate Professor of Theatre, has been busy readying a new, commissioned musical composition written for the Mankato Symphony Orchestra. His original work will see its debut as part of the Orchestra’s performance on July 4, 2018, during the City of Mankato’s annual Fourth of July concert and fireworks event.  The piece is called The Next Bend: A River Adventure for Orchestra. According to Inniger, it was written to reflect and... continue reading
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Josh Grove photo
Since the time Bethany senior Josh Grove turned sixteen years old, he had an idea, let’s say a plan, about his post high school education. In his mind, the plan was set in stone, and it had nothing to do with Bethany Lutheran College.  “Since my sophomore year in high school, I was dead set on attending West Point [United States Military Academy]. Everything I did in high school was in some way connected to bolstering my [West Point] application... continue reading
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Senior Daniel Halvorson will be among the first to earn an engineering sciences degree from Bethany when he graduates on May 11, 2018. Halvorson is a fourth generation legacy student at Bethany. His now sainted great-grandmother Katherine Oesleby (’35) attended Bethany, as did grandparents Bob (’62) and Ruth (Oesleby) (’64) Heidenreich, and parents Loren (’86) and Susan (Heidenreich) (’88) Halvorson. All five attended Bethany when it was still a... continue reading
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
The Bethany Lutheran Colleges against Cancer (CAC) Club is taking a break from their normal Relay for Life event this spring. Their focus changed when learning that, one of our education professors at Bethany Lutheran College, Dr. Polly Browne, recently saw her cancer return. The CAC Club at BLC will be organizing “A Week of Hope” to help their professor in her battle against cancer. During the week of April 28–May 4, there will be a variety of... continue reading
Friday, April 20, 2018
On Thursday, April 19, a jury gathered to hear opening statements, watch as witnesses were questioned by prosecution and defense, and to ultimately make a decision on the fate of one man and the charges against him—all in the name of learning. This was a mock trial organized by Bethany Lutheran College Legal Studies Professor Sara Edwards, J.D., with the help of adjunct instructor Dan Birkholz, J.D., and attorney Ryan Drea, J.D. The trial had... continue reading

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