News & Events

Thursday, December 8, 2016
The 2016 Bethany Lutheran College fall semester commencement ceremony will be held on Friday, December 9, at 3:30 p.m., in Trinity Chapel. Thirty graduates will receive their bachelor of... continue reading
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Bethany Lutheran College professor Peter Kjeer passed away unexpectedly on December 3, 2016. The original news item and Kjeer scholarship donation information is available below. A memorial... continue reading
Monday, November 28, 2016
The Board of Regents of Bethany Lutheran College (BLC) recently approved the addition of three new majors. The programs are available to both current and incoming students. The new majors... continue reading
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
The annual Bjarne W. Teigen Reformation Lectures will be held October 27–28, 2016 at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, MN. This year the theme will be The Cost of Confessing: Luther and... continue reading
Thursday, September 8, 2016
The Bethany Hawkwatch will kick off a special week of raptor migration counting in observance of the Hawk Migration Association of North America’s (HMANA) International Hawk Migration Week... continue reading
Thursday, August 18, 2016
The Minnesota Board of Nursing has completed campus and clinical site visits at Bethany Lutheran College (BLC) and officially granted permission to the College to establish a bachelor of... continue reading
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
The Bethany Lutheran College Athletic Department has added three new coaches recently. Each of these coaches bring with them impressive resumes and a comittment to Division III athletics.... continue reading
Thursday, May 19, 2016
The Bethany Lutheran College student-produced Minnesota State Maverick hockey broadcast has been nominated for a Sports Video Group (SVG) and the National Association of Collegiate... continue reading
Monday, May 9, 2016
Bethany Lutheran College is the recipient of a generous $6,000 grant from the Mankato Clinic Foundation. The funding will be used for the addition of a teaching/lab space that is part of... continue reading
Friday, May 6, 2016
Val Imm Bashour of Dallas is the recipient of the 2016 Bethany Lutheran College Distinguished Alumna Award. The award will be presented on May 13, 2016, during the 2016 Bethany Lutheran... continue reading
JV Mens Basketball Jan 25
Men's Track & Field at MSU Open Jan 27 Mankato, Minn.
Women's Track & Field at MSU Open Jan 27 Mankato, Minn.
Women's Basketball vs Crown Jan 27 Mankato, Minn.
Men's Basketball vs Crown Jan 27 Mankato, Minn.
Women's Tennis vs Edgewood Jan 28 Owatonna, Minn.
Men's Track & Field at UW-River Falls Jan 28 River Falls, Wis.
Women's Track & Field at UW-River Falls Jan 28 River Falls, Wis.
Men's Tennis vs Grand View Jan 28 Owatonna, Minn.
Women's Tennis vs Grand View Jan 28 Owatonna, Minn.
Women's Basketball vs Minnesota Morris Jan 28 Mankato, Minn.
Men's Basketball vs Minnesota Morris Jan 28 Mankato, Minn.
Men's Tennis vs Edgewood Jan 28 Owatonna, Minn.
China: Making Eternal Friendships Jan 30
Admissions Getaway Weekend Feb 2
The Liberal Arts in Practice Feb 3
Women's Basketball at St. Scholastica Feb 3 Duluth, Minn.
Men's Basketball at St. Scholastica Feb 3 Duluth, Minn.
Meredith Willson's "The Music Man" Feb 3 Ylvisaker Fine Arts Center 100 - Theater
Men's Tennis vs Wartburg Feb 4 TBD
Men's Tennis vs Bethel Feb 4 TBD
Women's Tennis vs Bethel Feb 4 TBD
Women's Tennis vs Northwestern (Iowa) Feb 4 TBD
Men's Track & Field at St. Scholastica Feb 4 Duluth, Minn.
Women's Track & Field at St. Scholastica Feb 4 Duluth, Minn.
Women's Basketball at UW-Superior Feb 4 Superior, Wis.
Men's Basketball at UW-Superior Feb 4 Superior, Wis.
Meredith Willson's "The Music Man" Feb 4 Ylvisaker Fine Arts Center 100 - Theater
Meredith Willson's "The Music Man" Feb 5 Ylvisaker Fine Arts Center 100 - Theater
Superbowl Party Feb 5

January 24, 2017

Center For Urban Teaching Cohort Meeting Come to the CfUT meeting on Thursday, January 26th at 7 pm in Memorial Library 111 and learn more about being an urban educator from speaker Amanda Buelow. Amanda previously taught in a Milwaukee urban school.
The Scroll The student newspaper comes out Thursday, January 26. Get ready to get your copy.
Mathematics Party Are you a math major, minor or just interested in mathematics? Join us for a Math party on Tuesday, January 24th, 7-9pm in the Meyer Hall 3rd floor lounge (above the foyer). We will have appetizers, desserts and games (feel free to bring your favorite game!)
Home Basketball Games Friday and Saturday Come support the BLC Basketball teams this Friday and Saturday against Crown College and Minnesota-Morris. Friday game times are at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. MN Valley Federal Credit Union will serve as the game sponsor. On Saturday, games begin at 3 p.m. Consolidated Communications will serve as the game sponsor. Wear your Red Sea T-Shirt!
BLC Tennis Begins 2017 Season On Saturday, January 28th the BLC men's and women's tennis teams will begin competition at the Owatonna Tennis Club against Edgewood and Grand View. Good luck to the tennis teams throughout the 2017 season. Go Vikings!
Indoor Track and Field This Weekend The Bethany Lutheran Indoor Track and Field teams will be in action this weekend at the MSU Open and UW-River Falls Winter Classic. Good luck to all student-athletes competing in the events! Go Vikings!
Winter Hike Feb 3rd 4:30 All Bethany students are welcome to join the X-terrian Outdoor club on a winter hike on Feb 3rd. We will depart from the glass staircase (in OM by the bookstore) at 4:30. Free rides for the first 15 students! We will hike at 7 Mile Creek, which is close to Happy Chef on the way to St.Peter. Please dress for the weather. No need to sign up, just come!
UNITE CONFERENCE What? A one day conference on Saturday kicked off with two days (Thursday and Friday) to tour high performing urban schools with the Center for Urban Teaching. When? February 8th-11th 2017 Who? Anyone Why? Learn More about high performing urban education and see successful schools and teachers in action! Contact Dr. Carrie Pfeifer to Register
Student Employment Checks Student Employment checks can be picked up at the Business Office window from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Please bring your Bethany ID with you. You will be required to fill out a new W-4 tax form for 2017.
The Liberal Arts in Practice Definitions abound for the goal of the liberal arts. Developing "well-rounded" individuals, "critical thinkers" and "responsible citizens" are promoted as the prize for years of concerted effort. But what does this look like in practice when pursued in the specialized disciplinary arenas of higher education? Come to The Lab on Friday, Feb. 3 at 3:30pm to hear a fascinating panel on the meaning and practice of the liberal arts at Bethany. Faculty from several disciplines will discuss the interplay between their disciplinary commitments, pedagogy, and their vision of a liberal arts education.
RA Hiring Make a difference on your campus while gaining experience to make a difference in the world! Applications are available to be a Resident Assistant for the 2017-2018 academic year. Forms can be picked up and returned to Renee Tatge in OM 238 or Dean Manthe in OM 236. Applications will be available Monday, January 16 - Tuesday, February 21 and are due by 4pm on February 21. Check your Bethany email for the Resident Assistant job description and direct questions to rtatge@blc.edu or tmanthe@blc.edu.
Writing Center The Ada Stokes Writing Center, located in HH 217, is open Monday - Thursday from 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. Tutors provide help in the areas of essay writing, creative writing, resumes, cover letters, graduate applications, and more. Walk-ins are welcome, but priority is given to individuals with an appointment. To make an appointment, go to MyBLC and search for “Writing Center Appointment Form.” Come see us!
Ottesen Museum Where in the world is the ELS? Find out about the Evangelical Lutheran Synod’s mission work here in the United States and around the world by visiting the Ottesen Museum. Regular hours are 1:30 - 4:30, Tuesday through Thursday or by appointment. For more information contact Museum Director Rebecca DeGarmeaux, at 344-7421 or museum@blc.edu.
Between the Bridges Healing Centers is hiring Evening part-time 5-10+ hours per week. 2-3 times/week Interior/Exterior cleaning for health clinic. Job duties include (evening hours) cleaning/vacuuming 3 bathrooms/floors throughout, surface cleaning, emptying garbage, break down cardboard boxes, clean workout equipment, interior window washing. Exterior maintenance weather permitting: lawn-mowing/lawn mower maintenance, fall cleanup, weed pulling, sweeping, window washing, shoveling. Starting pay: $10/hour. On-site education includes HIIPPA and OSHA training during regular business hours. Please contact Tina@BridgesHealingCenters.com
The Screwtape Letters Book Club Our Savior's Lutheran Church Mankato invites YOU the 4th Sunday of the month 6-7:30 pm to The Screwtape Letters Book Club! Come to one or all! Questions or need a ride? Contact Abbie Hislop, ahislop@blc.edu; Kristi Hislop, khislop@blc.edu; or Emma Hislop, ehislop@blc.edu. What you need to read: Jan 22: ch.1-8; Feb 26: 9-16; Mar 26: 17-24; Apr 23: 25-31.
Tutors Needed Dr. C. Pfeifer is looking to hire tutors for Physics, Math Problem Solving, and Statistics. If you have an ability and interest in tutoring in these subjects please see Dr. Pfeifer or email her at cpfeifer@blc.edu