Friday, February 2, 2018
Faculty and students from the Bethany Theatre Department had the opportunity to explore and learn more about their craft at the Region V Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF). The annual event was held January 21-27 in Des Moines, Iowa. Region V includes over 100 colleges and universities from a seven-state area. Attendees took part in workshops and productions at the Festival, in addition to earning recognition for several... continue reading
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Over the Christmas break, a new Starbucks kiosk was installed in Bethany’s Honsey Hall. The self-service machine offers an assortment of beverages sure to please students, employees, and visitors alike. This is a new venture for Starbucks—a paid kiosk on a college campus—and Bethany is the proving ground. While the new attraction was originally set to be open for business shortly after students arrived for second semester, a delay with... continue reading
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
A pair of Bethany students will represent the College at the annual Private College’s Scholars Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, February 21, 2018.  Every Minnesota private college selects two students for the annual capitol event, where each presents a professional poster describing their research methodologies and addresses implications for future research. Representing Bethany are seniors Patricia Lilienthal and Benjamin Wessel.  Lilienthal... continue reading
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