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Second Semester 2021 Opening Plans Released

Bethany Lutheran College President Dr. Gene Pfeifer announced plans for the College to reopen for on-campus, in-person learning and other activities on January 10, 2021. He, and Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Theodore Manthe, outlined the plans in letters to employees and students dated December 10, 2020. The College will continue operations in 2021…

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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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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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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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Statement for the Bethany Community

Delivered in video format by Bethany Chaplain Don Moldstad on June 2, 2020. Our nation has been shocked and outraged by the senseless death of George Floyd, as well as the escalation of damaging riots that have followed causing tensions to stir around the issues of race. The hearts of people are aching all across…

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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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Update from Bethany President Gene Pfeifer

There’s no doubt the coronavirus will impact our lives during the next academic year. What does that mean for Bethany? President Pfeifer explains in this video message from May 11, 2020. Visit All The Vikings to learn more and support Bethany.

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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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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….

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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.https://youtu.be/41426Lv94IM

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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 blc.edu/coronavirus. 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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