Fall festival a homecoming weekend

Fall Festival 2023 Wrap Up

Many thanks to all who visited Bethany to enjoy our Fall Festival: A Homecoming Weekend, held September 15–17, 2023. Here is a roundup of photos and video from the weekend. Please see our Fall Festival page for more information. Fall Festival: A Homecoming Weekend A number of events are held over the Fall Festival weekend….

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Bethany Enrollment Continues Steady Growth

Bethany Lutheran College’s Fall 2023 enrollment continues the positive growth trend that began already in 2018. Two enrollment records are notable: Full time students now number 671 which bests the previous record of 651 in 2021. A record 905 students in total are being served by the institution in Fall 2023 which is an increase…

Chad Dale

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Student Profile – Chad Dale

Clinical Mental Health is often overlooked and stigmatized throughout the world, even though it is something everyone deals with. There is no shame in seeing a doctor for a physical ailment, but people often feel shame when seeking help for their mental health. Furthering my education allows me to better help people as well as…

Bethany named All-Steinway School

Bethany Lutheran College is pleased to announce it has been named an All-Steinway School, joining an elite roster of colleges, universities, and conservatories that bear this designation. Peter Schmitt, CEO and fifth generation family owner of Schmitt Music, headquartered in the Twin Cities, will present Bethany with the prestigious distinction on Saturday, September 16 during…

Bethany in England Trip Summary

The Bethany in England Study Tour brought fourteen students and two professors, along with their spouses, for a two-week adventure in six different cities June 15–29, 2023. Below is a travel log with photos provided by Music Professor Benjamin Faugstad. DAY ONE – Upon arrival in England, the group visited St. Paul’s Cathedral, then traveled…

A culture of deception apologetics conference 2023

Apologetics and Worldviews Conference 2023

Fifth Annual ELS Apologetics and Worldviews Conference A Culture of Deception? Equipping Christians with Truth and Love in Tumultuous Times Hosted at Bethany Lutheran College on June 21-22, 2023 Sponsored by the Center for Apologetics and Worldviews Wednesday, June 21, 7 p.m. Equipped with Words and Works of Love in an Angry and Frightened World…

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Teigen Selected for Service to Bethany Award

Reverend Doctor Professor Emeritus Erling Teigen is the 2023 Exceptional Service to Bethany Award recipient. Teigen is being recognized for his contributions to the Bethany Community. This Exceptional Service to Bethany Award was created to recognize faculty or staff members, administrators, volunteers, or a specific graduating class or group who has contributed substantially to the…

Commencement May 12, 2023

Spring Semester commencement ceremony May 12

The 2023 Bethany Lutheran College (BLC) spring semester commencement ceremony will be held on Friday, May 12, at 10:30 a.m. in Bethany’s Sports and Fitness Center. Ninety-five graduates will receive their bachelor of arts, bachelor of science in nursing degrees, or master of arts in clinical mental health counseling. Dr. Joshua Mears is the commencement…

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David Paulson selected as Choral Director

Bethany Lutheran College (BLC) is delighted to announce the selection of David Paulson as Assistant Professor of Music and Choral Director. He will lead the Choral Program through leadership and vision, direct the Concert Choir, teach a variety of music courses, advise new students and those within the music major, and assist in music leadership…

Lyle Jones coaching

Jones steps down from women’s basketball post, Purfeerst to take over

Longtime Bethany Lutheran College (BLC) professor and head women’s basketball coach Lyle Jones has announced that he is stepping down from both roles after the 2022-23 academic year due to health concerns. Jones has been at Bethany since 1990. He has taught in the Health and Human Performance Department, serving as a past head coach…

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Art in Service

Photo courtesy of Jason Jasperson By Lance Schwartz (’86) – Bethany Magazine, Winter 2023 The path that led Associate Professor of Art Jason Jaspersen to Bethany Lutheran College seems almost unbelievable—perhaps even scripted. Jaspersen was in the 8th grade, and like many teens found himself wondering about his future occupation. Art was on his mind, fueled…

Angie Phares and Emma Morris standing in the new Career Development Center

Linked Insiders

Career Development gets new space, leadership Photo by David Norris Angie Phares (left) and Emma Morris in the newly-renovated Career Development Center, located in Luther Hall. By Emeline Gullixson (’21) – Bethany Magazine, Winter 2023 One of the central questions on any soon-to-be graduate’s mind is, “What am I going to do after I graduate?”…

Students working in the engineering lab

Accelerating Education in The Mast

Maker-space open to more than just students in engineering Photo by David Norris Students Trace Edmondson (left) and Ethan Ernest and work on the new CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machine in the The Mast. By Emeline Gullixson (’21) – Bethany Magazine, Winter 2023 Engineering sciences is one of Bethany’s fastest growing programs, and with that…

Apologetics student conference 2023

Apologetics and Worldviews Student Conference 2023

Student Apologetics and Wordviews Conference Bringing Truth and Compassion to the Transgenderism Debate Hosted at Bethany Lutheran College on March 18, 2023 Sponsored by the Center for Apologetics and Worldviews Presentation Summaries Reality’s Edges and God’s Good Words That Lovingly Define Them / Rev. Jonathan Conner, Pastor, Zion Lutheran Church, Manning, Iowa Reality has edges….

Legal studies students carry out a mock trial in a courtroom.

Bethany graduates in nation’s top law programs

Bethany’s Legal Studies program graduates are doing some exciting things. Several recent graduates provided updates on their progress in law school and careers.   Madison Barber ’20 Madison is in her final year of law school at St. Thomas College of Law in Minneapolis. Last summer, she was a law clerk for Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services. She was…

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