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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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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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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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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…

COVID-19 Update: Bethany Lutheran Athletics Cancels Remainder of 2019-20 Sports Seasons

Video message from Bethany Lutheran College

A video message from Bethany Lutheran College President Gene Pfeifer was shared with the Bethany community on March 19, 2020. He addressed the most recent update about the College’s online learning decision with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic.https://youtu.be/41426Lv94IM

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Statement on coronavirus and spring break travel for students

Bethany is remaining current on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak that originated in Wuhan, China, and has begun to spread around the globe. We are monitoring developments, reviewing our protocols, and preparing for appropriate actions as the situation potentially evolves. Just as done for previous flu outbreaks (such as the H1N1 virus in 2009), the College…

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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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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…

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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Staying on Course

If you’re a college graduate, think back for a minute to your undergraduate days. What was your life like while you were in school? Did you overload on credits every semester? Did you participate in a collegiate sport while maintaining a 4.0 GPA? Did you get up at 7 a.m. to work four hours in a professional setting before classes began? It’s okay if you answered ‘no’ to any or all of these questions, but for Bethany senior MacKenzie Manthei the answer to all is ‘yes.’

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Fall Enrollment Sets Records

Bethany Lutheran College’s enrollment for fall 2018 has broken several records. Most notably, the incoming class of students is the largest in the history of the institution. The fall 2018 class of first year and transfer students exceeded projections, and at 225 students, it surpasses the previous record set in 2008 by 10 students.

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