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Update on Fall Semester from President Pfeifer

May 29, 2020 Dear New and Returning Students, We have come to the end of an academic year unlike any we have experienced before. We praise God for blessing us through the semester and in keeping us safe. On behalf of Bethany’s faculty, staff, and administration, I write to express our admiration for your determination…

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Update from Bethany President Gene Pfeifer

There’s no doubt the coronavirus will impact our lives during the next academic year. What does that mean for Bethany? President Pfeifer explains in this video message from May 11, 2020. Visit All The Vikings to learn more and support Bethany.

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President Pfeifer shares a personal letter to the Class of 2020

Dear May 2020 Bethany graduates, In your honor, this morning, Friday, May 8, at 9:50 a.m., I stepped out of my office, and walked from Old Main to the Sports and Fitness Center. We should be making this traditional walk through the center of campus together leading to your 10:30 a.m. graduation ceremony. I am…

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Graduating senior pens opinion piece about Class of 2020

Kaci Schneidawind is a member of the Bethany Class of 2020. She’s also a writer for the student paper The Bethany Scroll. Schneidawind has penned many articles for the paper throughout her four years at Bethany, but maybe none more important than this, her final piece, an opinion about the fate of the Class of…

For BLC Theatre unprecedented times yield unprecedented solutions

Theatre Professors Peter Bloedel and Benji Inniger didn’t let the lack of live performances during the Spring 2020 semester keep their students from expressing their creativity. While Bethany’s classes were moved online due to the pandemic, three theatre classes: Directing I and Sound Design (taught by Inniger) and Vocal Interpretation (taught by Bloedel) collaborated to…

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Scholarship winners announced for Fall 2020

Bethany Lutheran College announced today the recipients of competitive academic scholarships for the Fall 2020 incoming class. The awards are in the form of two prestigious scholarships—the Marvin G. Meyer Scholarship and the S.C. Ylvisaker Scholarship. Dr. Marvin G. Meyer was president of Bethany Lutheran College from 1982 to 2002. The primary purpose of the…

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Bethany participates in community-wide PPE collection effort

Bethany took part in a community-wide effort to locate and secure personal protective equipment that was donated to Mankato area clinics, assisted living facilities, healthcare operations, and rehabilitation centers. The College was able to fill the back of an SUV with various items ranging from protective gowns to gloves. The effort was led by Greater…

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Virtual Honors Recital released for Spring 2020

Each semester, students taking private lessons may audition to be a part of an honors recital. Chosen by the faculty, these students represent the best work being done in the private studios. Private lessons are available to any student at Bethany, regardless of major, and there are many majors represented among our performers. This year…

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Protective mask initiative catches with local alumni

By Lance Schwartz • Director of Institutional Communication Many Bethany alumni are pitching in on the front lines to help their communities, states, and nation during the worldwide pandemic. And as time passes, certainly more stories about the many ways Bethany alumni are making a difference during the time of uncertainty will come to light. One…

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Alumni information requested

Hello Bethany Alumni. How are you doing right now? I realize this might be a tough question, but I’m asking because during this time of uncertainty, we’re learning of some amazing things that Bethany alumni are involved with, and ways they are helping their communities amidst the disruption. Additionally, we understand that even though the world…

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Easter Greetings

Bethany alumni and friends, amidst all of the turmoil in the world today, there is hope. We are wishing all of you a hope-filled Easter celebration.

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Ways to help Bethany

There is no doubt everyone is facing uncertainties and challenges as a result of the worldwide pandemic. At Bethany, our special, personalized brand of higher education is temporarily being delivered in an online format. But God is providing the College with the tools and effort needed to do this in the best manner possible. And…

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Photos and messages sent for students

After two weeks of online learning, the Bethany academic community is starting to adjust to the new normal. Several faculty members have shared photos of their new “office” spaces. A few even created some fun videos crafted especially for their students. We’ve woven all of the videos together for your viewing, and invite you to…

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Faculty challenged with moving classes online

By Lance Schwartz • Director of Institutional Communication March 16, 2020, was the day Bethany students were supposed to return to the campus after spring break. The second half of the spring semester is always a time of eager anticipation for the stretch run to graduation in early May. But this year was shaping up…

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