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High School Musicians Gather on the BLC Campus

Bethany Lutheran College Professor of Music Benjamin Faugstad, together with others from the campus, are hosting seventy high school musicians from four states for a weekend of top-level instrumental instruction and performance. The students representing fifteen high schools arrive at Bethany on Friday afternoon, November 15. The students will stay on the Bethany campus with…

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Bethany Campus Chosen as site for Monument

Bethany Lutheran College (BLC) has been chosen as the permanent home for a commissioned military monument. The monument is a project by the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS). The ELS owns and operates Bethany Lutheran College. The monument will be positioned in the area east of Division Street and west of the Edgewood Place residence hall…

"Meet a German" Day speaker Max Gruenig, President of Ecologic Institute US speaks with students in a classroom.

Gruenig’s Visit Prompts Discussion About Conservation Roles

Bethany welcomed Max Gruenig to the campus on Wednesday, October 9, 2019. During a morning presentation Gruenig spoke to a packed hall about his role as the President of Ecologic Institute US. Gruenig’s visit was sponsored by Bethany Lutheran College’s Fulbright Program and was part of the nationwide initiative known as “Meet-a-German” Day. “Meet-a-German” Day…

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Ribbon cutting planned for new athletic field

Bethany Lutheran College will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new all-turf, multipurpose athletic field on Wednesday, October 9, 2019. The event will occur at approximately 4:50 p.m. prior to men’s and women’s soccer games vs. Martin Luther College. Greater Mankato Growth Ambassadors will be on hand to assist with the event. The new…

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Bethany Is Top-Ranked in U.S. News Social Mobility Category

Bethany Lutheran College is ranked number one in the State of Minnesota and 42nd nationally (U.S. News College Rankings – National Liberal Arts Category) for graduates’ social mobility—the ability to climb the success ladder. In this season of college rankings, it’s not surprising to see the same Ivy Leagues and highly selective institutions at the…

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Supreme Court Justice to vist Bethany

The Bethany Lutheran College Legal Studies and History Departments welcome Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Natalie Hudson for the annual Constitution Day Presentation on Thursday, September 19 at 7 p.m. The event takes place in Meyer Hall Room 101 is free and open to the public. Justice Hudson is a graduate of Arizona State University and…

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Media Arts Alumna Leads At NFL Social Lab

Bethany alumna, Ruth Wels, is doing some pretty sweet work for the National Football League (NFL). Wels (12) is working for the NFL’s social media division. Bethany media arts professor Amanda Quist’s interviewed Wels recently, and her blog post explains the story. Read more about Ruth and the amazing content she’s creating for one of…

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Athletic Field Nearing Completion

Progress continues on Bethany’s new soccer field/athletic complex. Site work began in early May 2019 and is scheduled to wrap up in late September. Since construction began on the project, crews have completely dismantled the old baseball field, constructed two new parking lots adjacent to the athletic complex, added dozens of trees and shrubs to…

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Bookstore Changes With The Times

Bethany’s campus bookstore has been a mainstay in Old Main for almost 100 years. “The Bookstore” first opened in 1920 when the institution was still called Bethany Ladies College. While the store primarily serves the needs of the students at BLC, it also doubles as a Christian book and supply store, and is the occasional…

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Nursing Grads Seeing Success

Photo courtesy of Sara Traylor Bethany nursing faculty and graduates at the 2019 commencement ceremony.  The smiles on the faces of the Bethany Lutheran College nursing faculty perhaps tell the story best. The delight, or perhaps more aptly phrased thankfulness, is due to the tremendous professional success the first graduates of Bethany’s nursing program have…

Education Program Offers Phy Ed Certification

Bethany Lutheran College is adding to its growing degree options within its Education Program by now offering a teacher licensure program in K-12 Physical Education. Bethany education students who complete the program, and other state requirements, are eligible to apply for a Minnesota teaching license for grades K through 12 physical education. These graduates are…

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Nursing Program Receives Full Accreditation

Photo courtesy of Sara Traylor Bethany Nursing graduates with faculty before the 2019 graduation ceremony. Bethany Lutheran College is pleased to announce its Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program has received full accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The CCNE Board of Commissioners acted at its meeting on May 7-10, 2019, to…

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