News & Events

Monday, April 27, 2015
Jim Vinz is the recipient of the 2015 Bethany Lutheran College Distinguished Alumnus Award.  Vinz, originally from Amboy, Minnesota, enrolled at Bethany in 1979. He was a member of the... continue reading
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
The Bethany Lutheran College Speech Team continued its winning ways with a successful trip to the 18th annual National Christian College Forensics Invitational (NCCFI) speech and debate... continue reading
Friday, March 13, 2015
A new stained glass window was installed at the entrance of Bethany’s Old Main building on Thursday, March 13, 2015. The Bethany High School classes of 1952 and 1953 donated funds to create... continue reading
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
NEW ORLEANS - The Bethany men's and women's cross country teams had successful seasons in 2014 each coming in third place at the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference championships last fall.... continue reading
Monday, March 2, 2015
Legal Studies
The Board of Regents of Bethany Lutheran College (BLC) recently approved the addition of a new major and minor in legal studies. The new major will be offered beginning with the fall... continue reading
Thursday, February 26, 2015
MANKATO, MN – The Bethany Lutheran College Board of Regents has unanimously elected Dr. Gene Pfeifer (56) of Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, to become the tenth president of the College,... continue reading
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Faculty and Staff Anniversaries 2015
The Board of Regents of Bethany Lutheran College and Theological Seminary met on the Bethany campus for their quarterly meeting on February 2 and 3, 2015.  After the Chapel service on... continue reading
Monday, January 5, 2015
The next Bethany Lutheran College Athletic Hall of Fame induction will be during the 2015 Fall Festival in September. The Hall of Fame committee is looking for your nominations! If you know... continue reading
Monday, December 8, 2014
Let your mind wander back to your college days. Did you ever question, “Where will I be in ten, twenty, or even thirty years from now?” Were you concerned about making the correct career... continue reading
Friday, November 14, 2014
The 2014 edition of “Give to Bethany Day” was a great success! On Thursday, November 13, 2014, alumni and friends made 225 gifts to Bethany. The total contributions were $48,025 during this... continue reading
China Study Tour Information May 6
Spring Instrumental Festival Concert May 6 Trinity Chapel
Baseball vs Upper Midwest Athletic Conference May 7 Duluth, Minn.
Baseball at St. Scholastica May 7 Duluth, Minn.
Men's Track & Field at UW-L Eagle Open May 8 La Crosse, Wis.
Women's Track & Field at UW-L Eagle Open May 8 La Crosse, Wis.
Spring Formal May 8 City Center Hotel Ballroom
Final Exams May 11
Year-End Bonfire May 13 Fire Pit
Commencement Vespers 2015 May 14 Trinity Chapel
Spring Commencement 2015 May 15 Sports & Fitness Center
Choir Tour - Faith Lutheran Church worship service May 17 Faith Lutheran Church, Carthage MO
Choir Tour - Faith Lutheran Church afternoon concert May 17 Faith Lutheran Church, Carthage MO
Choir Tour - Trinity Lutheran Church evening concert May 18 Trinity Lutheran Church, Weatherford, TX
Choir Tour - Trinity Lutheran Church evening concert May 19 Trinity Lutheran Church, Copperas Cove, TX
Choir Tour - Faith Lutheran Church evening concert May 23 Faith Lutheran Church, San Antonio, TX
Choir Tour - Faith Lutheran Church worship service May 24 Faith Lutheran Church, San Antonio, TX
Choir Tour - Messiah Lutheran Church afternoon concert May 25 Messiah Lutheran Church, Oklahoma City, OK
Choir Tour - Grace Lutheran Church evening concert May 26 Grace Lutheran Church, Oskaloosa, IA
KTV Open House May 27
Choir Homecoming Concert May 27 Trinity Chapel
Joel Laube Memorial Golf Tournament Jun 5 Crystal Lake Golf Club, Lakeville, MN
Basketball Camp Jun 8 Sports & Fitness Center
Summer Science Camp Jun 8 Meyer Hall
Sanneh Soccer Residential Camp Jun 14 Bethany Campus
Red Eye Production Camp Jun 14 College campus and Mankato area
Basketball Camp Jun 15 Sports & Fitness Center
Bethany Art Camp Jun 15 Milton Tweit Hall
President Bruss Farewell Gathering Jun 17 Trinity Chapel, Old Main
Honor Choir Camp Jun 20 College Campus

May 6, 2015

Menu Lunch: ham & bean soup, vegetable beef, sliced roast pork w/tarragon, steamed broccoli, rice pilaf, meatball subs, roast turkey, green beans, Au Gratin potatoes, stir fry, pretzels
Chinese Culture Study Tour Information meeting Wednesday, May 6, 4:00 pm. in Honsey Hall, North Lantern. Curious but can't make it? Contact Dr. Wosmek at for more information.
Need a job? Like to read and correct everyone's mistakes? A copy editor is needed for the 2015-16 yearbook. Position will begin next August. If you are interested in improving your yearbook, and at the same time adding to your resume, contact Denice at to learn more.
Instrumental Festival Wednesday, May 6 at 7 p.m. in Trinity Chapel - BLC's String Band and Chapel Brass ensembles present their spring Instrumental Festival concert.
Jacob Behmer Senior Thesis Broad Field Social Studies Major Jacob Behmer will present his senior seminar thesis, “Teaching the Islamic Faith: A Study of Social Studies Curricula,” in Honsey Hall 311 on Wednesday, May 6, at 4:30 p.m. All are welcome!
Andrew Lentz Senior Thesis History Major Andrew Lentz will present his senior seminar thesis, “Lorenzo De Medici: The Political Warrior,” in Honsey Hall 311 on Thursday, May 7, at 4:30 p.m. All are welcome!
Non-Realistic Scene Showcase The Directing II class invites you to come to a performance of non-realistic and absurdist scenes. The directors are employing some new and immersive communication techniques and would love to have you be a part of the experience. The showcase will be in YFAC113 (The Black Box) Thursday, May 7th at 7p.m. Come, take a break, and experience an interesting and entertaining showcase!
Travis Drescher Senior Thesis History Major Travis Drescher will present his senior seminar thesis, “Rosemary Kennedy: A Life with a Lasting Legacy on those with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities,” in Honsey Hall 311 on Wednesday, May 6, at 3:30 p.m. All are welcome!
Psychology Poster Session Spring 2015 Psychology Poster Session to be held in the lobby of Old Main on Thursday, May 7th, from 10:20a.m.-1:45p.m. Come for the ginger ale and cheese...stay for the posters.
'Therapy Dogs' Back on Friday Caf Patio Stressed out with studying?! We have a solution! The therapy dogs are back for some much needed relaxation and fun! The dogs will be in the patio outside the Caf on Friday, May 8th, from 10:30-1:30pm. If it rains, they will be in Honsey's main lobby. Take time from your busy schedule to come and visit these friendly pets!! PAMA
Congratulations Anna Pietsch The Liberal Arts department would like to congratulate Anna Pietsch on the successful completion and defense of her B.A. Thesis. This is a great milestone in her formation. The department is very proud of her. May the Lord continue to bless Anna in all of her future endeavors.
B4ULeave Are you graduating this May? Be sure to stop by B4ULeave next week, Wednesday, May 13, 2015 in the Sports and Fitness Center lobby between 11:00am and 2:00pm. This is your chance to touch base with a number of departments on campus one final time B4ULeave. There will be food and a special gift for graduating seniors who participate!
Bethany's Spring Formal Celebrate the close of another great school year with the entire Bethany community at Spring Formal on May 8 at the City Center Hotel Ballroom. Check-in starts at 5:15pm with dinner at 7pm and dancing from 8pm to midnight. Free parking after 5pm in the parking garage below the hotel (entrance off Main Street), in the Civic Center parking ramp (south of City Center), or across the street in the library or dentist lots.
Year-End Bonfire Celebrate one last night with friends before we say good-bye for the summer! Free drinks and snacks at the firepit next to the soccer field. Wednesday May 13, 7:30pm.
Seminary Commencement Seminary Commencement will take place on Wednesday, May 13, at 4:00 p.m. in Trinity Chapel with the Rev. Gene Lilienthal as speaker. This service will include both the graduation of students and the assignment of calls. Please come and support the seminary seniors and graduate at this important milestone. The seminary seniors are Matthew Behmer, Jeffrey Hendrix, Joshua Mayer, Daniel Ruiz, and Andrew Soule. The graduate is Michael Lilienthal.