Wednesday, August 2, 2017
MANKATO, Minn.  – Bethany Lutheran's Nick Caldeen (Blaine, Minn.) joins the Thunder Bay Border Cats of the Northwoods League to conclude the 2017 schedule. Caldeen joins teammate Alex Babcock (Elk River, Minn.) who signed a contract a week ago with the Border Cats.   Caldeen – a 2016 First Team All-UMAC honoree saw limited action for the Vikings in 2017 due to a season-ending injury after 14 games played. The junior finished the season with 12... continue reading
Thursday, July 27, 2017
In a prominent location at the front of Trinity Chapel is a magnificent instrument. The instrument is a Steinway concert grand piano. Bethany Lutheran College is fortunate that, through donations from a variety of friends of the College, the Steinway found its way to the campus after serving as the principal performance piano at the prestigious Aspen Music Festival in Aspen, Colorado.  Dr. Bethel Balge (Music and Piano Instruction) helped... continue reading
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Bethany Lutheran College junior and Viking baseball pitcher Alex Babcock (Elk River, Minn.) recently signed a short-term contract with the Thunder Bay Border Cats of the Northwoods League during the team’s recent road trip to Waterloo, Iowa. Babcock was a First Team All-Upper Midwest Athletic Conference honoree in 2016 and had an impressive season for the Vikings on the mound. He led the team with a 1.60 ERA in 45.0 innings pitched. The right-... continue reading
Friday, July 14, 2017
Andrew Halverson (Communication ’07) made the most of his senior year internship at Bethany. Andrew’s professors worked closely with him to allow the internship to comprise the majority of his senior year academic program. That focus ultimately paid dividends for Halverson. “I was fortunate to receive an internship with the Minnesota Twins when I had nine credits remaining toward my BA. Bethany was gracious enough to work with me on those nine... continue reading
Friday, June 30, 2017
Even before Bethany Lutheran College offered a nursing major, Bethany students prepared for a career in nursing through Bethany’s associate in arts pre-nursing program. Beth (Flitter) Good ’86 studied pre-nursing at Bethany before she earned her bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees in nursing. Good recently was awarded with the State Award for Nurse Practitioner Excellence recognizing a protocol she developed for patients experiencing... continue reading
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Recent Bethany Lutheran College (BLC) graduate Megan Sauer was selected as a nominee for the 2017 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Woman of the Year award, announced Tuesday, June 27, by the organization’s office. A record 543 female collegiate student-athletes were nominated for this year’s Woman of the Year award. The nominees represent all three NCAA divisions, with 229 from Division I, 117 from Division II, and 197 from... continue reading
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Bethany Lutheran College Athletics competes in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC). The Conference recently released the names of thirty-nine Bethany athletes who earned the distinction of Academic All-Conference in their respective sports during the winter and spring sport seasons. The UMAC also awards team grade point average (GPA) awards for each sport the Conference sponsors. Bethany’s men's track and field team won top honors for... continue reading
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Jacob Schneider, a 2016 Bethany graduate, was the featured speaker at the annual "Senior Celebration" held prior to commencement in May. Schneider shared stories about life post graduation and what it means to be a Bethany alumnus. Good morning, everyone, and thank you for having me on this special day. As Jake mentioned, my name is Jacob Schneider, and I am a proud graduate from the 2016 class. I am currently a Universal Banker/Loan Officer... continue reading
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Bethany Lutheran College Professor Emeritus Rudolph (Rudy) Honsey (98) was called to his eternal home shortly after noon on May 11, 2017, in Mankato, Minnesota.  When Honsey arrived at Bethany Lutheran College as a student in 1938, he was eager to learn and eventually study to serve the church as a minister of the Gospel. After his time at Bethany, Honsey enrolled at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, where he earned both a bachelor of... continue reading
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Judith (Maginnis) Kuster is the recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Alumna Award. Judy was born in Madison, Wisconsin, and has one brother, Richard Maginnis who is also a Bethany alumnus. Kuster is married to Bethany Professor Emeritus, Dr. Thomas Kuster. The couple will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this year. The Kusters have nine children, and twelve grandchildren, of which many are Bethany alumni. They have also sponsored... continue reading