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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…

Bruce Gratz

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…

Image depicts the details of the proposed ELS Military Monument on the Bethany campus.

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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Bethany Is Top-Ranked in U.S. News Social Mobility Category

Bethany Lutheran College is ranked number one in the State of Minnesota and 42nd nationally (U.S. News College Rankings – National Liberal Arts Category) for graduates’ social mobility—the ability to climb the success ladder. In this season of college rankings, it’s not surprising to see the same Ivy Leagues and highly selective institutions at the…

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Supreme Court Justice to vist Bethany

The Bethany Lutheran College Legal Studies and History Departments welcome Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Natalie Hudson for the annual Constitution Day Presentation on Thursday, September 19 at 7 p.m. The event takes place in Meyer Hall Room 101 is free and open to the public. Justice Hudson is a graduate of Arizona State University and…

Bookstore manager Dan Gerdts

Bookstore Changes With The Times

Bethany’s campus bookstore has been a mainstay in Old Main for almost 100 years. “The Bookstore” first opened in 1920 when the institution was still called Bethany Ladies College. While the store primarily serves the needs of the students at BLC, it also doubles as a Christian book and supply store, and is the occasional…

Bethany 2019 nursing graduates in gowns.

Nursing Grads Seeing Success

Photo courtesy of Sara Traylor Bethany nursing faculty and graduates at the 2019 commencement ceremony.  The smiles on the faces of the Bethany Lutheran College nursing faculty perhaps tell the story best. The delight, or perhaps more aptly phrased thankfulness, is due to the tremendous professional success the first graduates of Bethany’s nursing program have…

Darwin Beck receives the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Bethany President Gene Pfeifer during the 2019 Spring Commencement Ceremony.

Darwin Beck is 2019 Distinguished Alumnus

Darwin Beck (’60) is the Bethany Lutheran College 2019 Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient. Beck, a native of St. James, Minnesota, is an accomplished and noted economist and monetary policy expert. During his 44-year career, Beck served as economist for the United States Treasury Department and Federal Reserve System, as well as Credit Suisse First Boston….

Bethany 2019 nursing graduates in gowns.

Nursing Program Receives Full Accreditation

Photo courtesy of Sara Traylor Bethany Nursing graduates with faculty before the 2019 graduation ceremony. Bethany Lutheran College is pleased to announce its Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program has received full accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The CCNE Board of Commissioners acted at its meeting on May 7-10, 2019, to…

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