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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
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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
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
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.  Bethany Lutheran College alumna Jenny (Lohmiller) Shaw (’14) is a research technician at the Center for Infectious Disease Research in... continue reading
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
For students who want to see and learn about cutting-edge technology for film and broadcast, a great place to start is at the National Association of Broadcasters convention held at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Six Bethany students, along with BLC Studio Director Greg Vandermause, were able to attend this year’s NABSHOW, as it’s called. In addition to visiting conference sessions and viewing showroom exhibits, the group was... continue reading
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Bethany Lutheran College is a member of the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC). The Conference recently announced a list of finalists for the annual Scholar-Athlete Leadership Award. The finalists represent each of the nine member institutions and exhibit excellence in academics, leadership, and service while competing as an NCAA and UMAC student athlete. Seniors Nicole Moldstad (North Mankato, Minn./Minnesota Valley Lutheran) and Kevin... continue reading
Thursday, March 29, 2018
One of the more common remarks you’ll hear about many colleges and universities often centers on the caring, approachable faculty at a particular institution. At Bethany Lutheran College (BLC), we mention this attribute in our admissions materials and refer to it often when talking with prospective students. Personal mentoring is one of the five points in Bethany’s vision statement that we promise to deliver when you’re a student at BLC. We talk... continue reading
Monday, March 19, 2018
As a way to highlight all the psychology major has to offer at Bethany, the department is putting together several days of events under the appropriately titled moniker “Psych Week!” The events kicked off with the Psychology Club hosting Game Night in Memorial Library on Friday, March 16. Other events throughout the week include a psychology students’ poster session featuring academic work, a Psych Carnival, talks, an open house, and a “Family... continue reading

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