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Bethany Lutheran College ranked number 1 in Minnesota and number 10 in nation for social mobility according to U.S. News and World Report

Bethany ranks number ten in the nation in latest U.S. News poll

Bethany Lutheran College is ranked number ten in the United States and number one in the State of Minnesota for graduates’ social mobility—the ability to climb the success ladder—in the 2023 U.S. News College Rankings – National Liberal Arts Colleges Category. The rankings were released on Monday, September 12, 2022. U.S. News ranks schools in…

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Taylor Foundation provides support for Bethany construction project

Bethany Lutheran College (BLC) has received a substantial gift from the Glen A. Taylor Foundation to be used for a capital campaign supporting the currently-under-construction Bethany Activity and Wellness Center on its hilltop campus in Mankato. The Bethany Activity and Wellness Center is an 84,000 square foot multipurpose facility that will provide top-notch recreational spaces…

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Bethany to offer reading interventions clinic for local youth

Bethany students serve as tutors to local students in the intervention clinic. Bethany students serve as tutors to local students in the intervention clinic. Dr. Carrie Pfeifer has helped start a reading intervention clinic at Bethany. Previous Next Among the many important proficiencies a child must develop at an early age, perhaps the most critical…

Dr. Daniel Schaefer (’71) is the 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient

University of Wisconsin Professor Emeritus Daniel M. Schaefer, PhD, a 1971 Bethany graduate, is the 2022 Bethany Lutheran College Distinguished Alumni Award recipient. Dr. Schaefer is regarded as an expert and leader in meat and animal sciences. Schaefer grew up on a livestock and poultry farm. The experience and work on the farm piqued his…

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Opportunities Abound for Taylor Leadership Institute Students

Though Bethany students have plenty of opportunities to engage in leadership roles on campus, the Taylor Leadership Institute is making those opportunities all the more hands-on. The Taylor Leadership Institute exists to develop leadership skills for students, build community awareness, and prepare students for future leadership positions. Former CEO Glen Taylor, of Taylor Corporation, took…

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Fall 2021 Return to Campus Update

Bethany Lutheran College Fall 2021 Return to Campus Plan Academic Planning- May Update The ongoing pandemic has continued to force nearly every location where people gather to rethink and modify their daily operations. Both now and into the future, most businesses, churches, and places where people are together will need to continue to follow the…

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Bethany Vikings Esports reaches North American quarterfinals

The Bethany Lutheran College Vikings Esports Team is among the top-eight programs in North America after reaching the 2021 College League of Legends Championship Tournament quarterfinal round. League of Legends, developed by Riot Games, is one of the world’s most popular video games. It features a team-based competitive game mode centered on strategy and outplaying…

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Bethany adding clay target team

Bethany Lutheran College announced today that it will add a competitive clay target team to its co-curricular programs. Clay target is a popular sport which involves shooting a firearm at cylindrical flying objects known as clay targets. Hitting the target requires skill, timing, and hand-eye coordination. Clay target competition is conducted at local clubs, national and international competitions,…

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Bethany Vikings Esports Earns Number One Ranking

Courtesy of @cslesportsgg The Bethany Vikings Esports Team has earned its first-ever number one ranking. The recognition comes in the League of Legends team power rankings category. League of Legends is the world’s most popular video game and competitive esport. There are roughly 1000 colleges and universities competing in the League of Legends arena. The…

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Harold Theiste is the 2020 Bethany Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient

Pictured from left  is Harold’s family, Mary Farquhar (daughter), Arlene Theiste (wife), Karin Cooper (daughter), Beth Davis (daughter), and Laura Merriam (daughter) accepting the award at a private ceremony on Sunday, November 8, 2020. Harold ‘Hal’ Theiste (’55) was honored posthumously with the Bethany Distinguished Alumni Award on Sunday, November 8, 2020. Due to the…

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President Pfeifer Announces Changes to College Operations

Bethany Lutheran College will be making a number of changes to College operations in the coming days. President Gene Pfeifer recently announced these modifications in a letter to students and employees dated Thursday, November 19, 2020. These adjustments were brought about because of a recent Executive Order from Minnesota Governor Tim Walz; which carried with…

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Speechless Film Festival Closing Its Run

Seven years ago a new venture called Speechless Film Festival was created by the Media Arts faculty and staff at Bethany Lutheran College. From early on, the event was a success while attracting numerous filmmakers from around the globe. And southern Minnesota embraced the event with enthusiasm. Numerous community sponsors, venues, and volunteers helped the…

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New Soccer Field A Regional Asset

While college sports at Bethany are taking a break this fall due to the pandemic, local high school soccer teams in the Mankato community are enjoying the opportunity to make use of Bethany’s new state-of-the-art field. Three Mankato high schools, East, Loyola, and West have played games on the new Bethany field. The Mankato East…

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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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