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Bethany’s Fall Enrollment Highest In History

Bethany Lutheran College’s enrollment for fall 2020 has set an all-time high. Combining recent, consecutive years of large first-year classes with a historically-high retention of upper-class students, Bethany’s full-time, traditional enrollment now stands at 633 students. Bethany Lutheran College President Gene Pfeifer said, “We’re pleased that Bethany’s overall enrollment remains on a growth pattern that…

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New center at Bethany focuses on authenticity of Christian faith

Bethany Lutheran College is moving forward with plans to establish a center that will help students to learn to talk openly and with confidence about their Christian faith. Bethany has announced the establishment of a Center for Apologetics and Worldview Studies. The center, unique among Christian colleges, sponsors opportunities for students to discover that Christianity…

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Despite uncertainty, Bethany officially opens Academic Year

Bethany Lutheran College marked the official start of the 2020-21 Academic Year on Monday, August 24 with the traditional Opening Service held in Trinity Chapel. Due to restrictions on the size of public gatherings and social distancing recommendations during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the service was limited to a very small gathering. The service was…

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Preventative health measures a campus priority in pandemic times

As Bethany Lutheran College prepares to open the 2020-21 academic year on August 25, the entire campus is readying for an experience that will look and feel much different than normal. The COVID-19 virus will undoubtedly affect Bethany Lutheran College, whether it is the possibility of cases emerging on campus, or simply the changes in…

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New Information Regarding Fall 2020 Semester

July 9, 2020 Bethany Lutheran College President Gene Pfeifer released both a letter to Bethany Community and a video with new details about plans to open the campus on time in August. Bethany’s classes for the Fall 2020 Semester will be delivered using the HyFlex model. HyFlex learning involves the delivery of courses that “enable…

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Statement for the Bethany Community

Delivered in video format by Bethany Chaplain Don Moldstad on June 2, 2020. Our nation has been shocked and outraged by the senseless death of George Floyd, as well as the escalation of damaging riots that have followed causing tensions to stir around the issues of race. The hearts of people are aching all across…

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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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