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. 

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.

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.

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 junior college.

The Bethany Lutheran College Science Department will host their annual Science Symposium on April 20, 2018. The theme and topic of this year’s symposium will cover frequency and causes of transmissible diseases, and will consist of three speakers who will each discuss their research. 

Session One at 10:30 a.m.