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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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COVID-19 Information and Q&A

The world-wide COVID-19 virus has made us more aware of the enemy of death that pursues us in this life. At Bethany Lutheran College it is our joy and privilege to proclaim the antidote to death through the message of Jesus Christ and His resurrection from the grave. Trusting in Him we can live confidently…

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Major goal for Shade

By Kaci Schneidawind • Bethany Lutheran College Senior When Wesley Shade (’21) first found out he was named to the United States Deaf Men’s National Team, the junior soccer player was understandably ecstatic.  The news, which came only a few weeks before school started, was even more special as it was the culmination of a…

2012 Bethany graduate Ruth Wels in her office

Graduate leads team of illustrators for NFL Social Lab

Bethany Lutheran College alumna Ruth Wels (’12) is taking her BLC education to an ever-increasing-in-size national audience. Wels has been working as the lead illustrator for the NFL Social Lab. She’s part of the team that creates content for the league’s social channels, which includes @NFL and @TheCheckdown as well as a few other accounts…

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Gratz to lead Advancement Office

Bethany President Gene Pfeifer announced today that Mr. Bruce Gratz has begun a new role with the College as Vice President of Institutional Advancement, and is now also serving on the President’s Cabinet. Gratz first joined Bethany’s Advancement Department in April 2019. Gratz is taking on this leadership position at a time when Bethany administrator…

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High school musicians gather on the BLC Campus

Bethany Lutheran College Professor of Music Benjamin Faugstad, together with others from the campus, are hosting seventy high school musicians from four states for a weekend of top-level instrumental instruction and performance. The students representing fifteen high schools arrive at Bethany on Friday afternoon, November 15. The students will stay on the Bethany campus with…

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Bethany Campus chosen as site for Monument

Bethany Lutheran College (BLC) has been chosen as the permanent home for a commissioned military monument. The monument is a project by the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS). The ELS owns and operates Bethany Lutheran College. The monument will be positioned in the area east of Division Street and west of the Edgewood Place residence hall…

"Meet a German" Day speaker Max Gruenig, President of Ecologic Institute US speaks with students in a classroom.

Gruenig’s visit prompts discussion about conservation roles

Bethany welcomed Max Gruenig to the campus on Wednesday, October 9, 2019. During a morning presentation Gruenig spoke to a packed hall about his role as the President of Ecologic Institute US. Gruenig’s visit was sponsored by Bethany Lutheran College’s Fulbright Program and was part of the nationwide initiative known as “Meet-a-German” Day. “Meet-a-German” Day…

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