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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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Bethany announces extension of online classes, cancels commencement

Dear Bethany Community, Bethany Lutheran College announced today the decision to extend the suspension of in-person classes, and continue teaching students through online delivery for the remainder of the 2019-20 Academic Year. On March 17, 2020, Bethany announced it would resume the second semester by beginning online instruction March 23, and continuing at least through…

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BLC campus update – March 24, 2020

Mayo Express Care on campus now closed  To reduce face-to-face patient encounters, Bethany’s Mayo Clinic Express Care Clinic has suspended on-campus operations until further notice. Anyone with questions about potential COVID-19 symptoms are encouraged to call their primary physician. Library offering limited services The library is offering curbside pickup for physical materials from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday….

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.

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Bethany campus closing until April 14

March 17, 2020 In my message shared to the Bethany community last week, John 16:33 was referenced. Jesus said, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” The events of the recent weeks and days surely remind us that Jesus’ words regarding our earthly troubles are all too…

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Bethany’s response to COVID-19

The following message was sent to students and parents from Bethany Lutheran College President Gene Pfeifer on Thursday, March 12, 2020. More information can be found at Dear Members of the Bethany Lutheran College Community, I write with important news for you about Bethany’s campus action plan regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. I met…

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Bethany suspending international travel due to coronavirus concerns

Bethany Lutheran College announced today that all college-sponsored international travel leaving the United States will be suspended immediately. This suspension of international travel includes Bethany’s engagement with upcoming trips planned to Israel and Italy. The suspension also impacts and prohibits any planned, new international study trips until further notice. The College administration’s decision to suspend…

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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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