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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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Bethany Activity Center Groundbreaking

Groundbreaking for the Bethany Activity Center took place at the construction site near the corner of Marsh and Division Streets on November 9, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. Video Photos

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Art Exhibit: Stars in the Sky (October 2021)

Author, Haylee Blauert, and illustrator, (Bethany Professor) Jason Jaspersen, participate in a panel discussion around their new storybook’s themes of mental health, mentorship, grief and creativity.  Learn about the making of this symbolic storybook, The Stars in the Sky, and discover the real-life inspiration behind it. The artwork was displayed in the YFAC gallery October…

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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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The Christian Church amid Seismic Shifts

2020 Biblical Worldview Conference:The Christian Church amid Seismic Shifts Five presentations by five Christian scholars and theologians: Dr. Gene Edward Veith, Dr. Paul Wendland, Dr. A. Andrew Das, Dr. Ryan MacPherson, and Missionary Karim Yaghleji. September 26, 2020 Sponsored jointly by the Center for Apologetics and Worldview Studies and St. Timothy Lutheran Church. About the Speakers Dr….

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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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