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Monday, January 29, 2018
Bethany Lutheran College is pleased to announce the formal approval from the Minnesota Professional Educator and Standards Licensing Board (PESLB) for two new programs at the College. Education professors, Drs. Carrie Pfeifer and Alanna Lienig, developed a new special education major, and the Education Department jointly created an endorsement program for pre-primary grades. In a recent press release regarding these programs Pfeifer explained, “... continue reading
Thursday, January 11, 2018
For Andrew (‘10) and Sarah (Doebbeling ‘11) Gerda Bethany Lutheran College (BLC) wasn’t on their college radar until their pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Francis, Minnesota, mentioned BLC to them. His Bethany experience was the catalyst that helped to convince them to visit Bethany, and eventually enroll.  Sarah explained, “The small campus and Christ-centered education drew us to tour and eventually apply to Bethany. Another important... continue reading
Friday, January 5, 2018
The Christ in Media Institute (CMI) is an educational arm of Bethany Lutheran College, and is led by Executive Director Dr. Tom Kuster (Bethany Professor Emeritus of Communication). CMI, through a Board of Directors, “promotes research and education focused on employing God's gift of mass media to bring the pure Gospel message to vast audiences both in the US and abroad.”  CMI, through their website, is highlighting a new outreach project... continue reading
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Special Education
In an ongoing effort to offer majors relevant to the needs of today’s workforce, the Bethany Lutheran College (BLC) Board of Regents is pleased to announce new bachelor of arts majors in computer science and special education, a certificate program in paralegal studies, and a preprimary education endorsement.  The computer science major at BLC is designed to provide a broad understanding of computer systems and the software that runs on those... continue reading
Monday, December 18, 2017
Alexa Alfred, a senior biology major at Bethany from New Ulm, Minnesota, is a recipient of an Xcel Energy Scholarship. The Xcel Scholarship is administered through the Minnesota Private College Fund and the Minnesota Private College Council (MPCC). Bethany is a member of the MPCC, which is an association of seventeen institutions of higher education. The MPCC represents private nonprofit higher education, and its related issues, in Minnesota. ... continue reading
Friday, December 8, 2017
Professor Emeritus Erling Teigen, Bethany Lutheran College archivist, wrote a terrific story for our most recent edition of the Bethany Magazine about alumni legacy families at Bethany. It’s a wonderful testament which demonstrates, in part, why Bethany is such a special institution of higher education. What follows are excerpts from the story. You may read the entire story (with photos) in the December 2017 issue on the Bethany Magazine webpage... continue reading
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Bethany’s second year head men’s basketball coach Matt Fletcher had the opportunity to meet a Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association and Bethany Lutheran College Hall of Famer after the Vikings 84-69 road win at the University of Wisconsin-Stout on November 29.  Anyone who was a part of Bethany athletics in the 1950s and early 60s remembers the name Dwain “Dewey” Mintz. Mintz began his legendary coaching career at Bethany High School in 1951,... continue reading
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Bethany Lutheran College is looking to the sun for a portion of its future electricity needs. The College has elected to partner with the Community Solar Garden (CSG) program and will be receiving some of its power from local solar farms. A CSG is a large array of solar panels that a customer can subscribe to rather than installing solar panels on location. A subscriber does not own or maintain the solar panels and does not receive the actual... continue reading
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Bethany, because of its size and personal attention from professors, affords students the opportunity to participate in things that are not always part of an undergraduate experience. One such event was a recent poster presentation by psychology students. On Monday, November 6, several students displayed their posters in the lobby of Old Main with the goal to explain both research topics and recent internship experiences to the campus.  Junior... continue reading
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Among a long list of positive things about Bethany Lutheran College, perhaps one attribute that rises to the top is the wonderful personalities on campus. Bethany is a college where personal mentorship occurs on a variety of levels. That includes professors, library staff, resident assistants, and in the case of this story - the cafeteria staff.  Judy Hed has been a fixture in the BLC cafeteria for nearly three decades. The desserts she prepares... continue reading

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