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Concert Band Alumni Invitational

Concert Band Alumni Invitational with guest conductor, Wayne Lu. This event, held on September 21, 2019, was part of Bethany’s 2019 Fall Festival.

Six actors on stage perform a fairy tale mashup during Theatre Physics 26.

Theatre Physics 26 (2019)

2019 marks the BLC Theatre Department‘s 26th year of the annual Theatre Physics performances. This exercise in creative energy features a variety of short scenes of original material by Bethany students and theatre faculty written, rehearsed, and readied in three weeks. The five shows are extremely popular for all ages and fill quickly, so advance…

BLC President Gene Pfeifer delivers his address from the lecturn in Trinity Chapel during the 2019 opening service.

2019 Opening Service

This worship service officially opens the academic year and features the Concert Choir and remarks by the College Chaplain, College President, and Student Body President. Attendance is required. Event video is available on the 2019 Opening Service Chapelcast page.

Text on background, "Making the Case for the Truth of the Bible: Bringing Jesus to My Unbelieving Neighbor"

Apologetics and Worldview Seminar 2019

Making the Case for the Truth of the Bible: Bringing Jesus to My Unbelieving Neighbor June 27, 2019 at 2 p.m.  Sponsored jointly by the ELS Committee on Apologetics and the Bethany Lutheran College History Department. Schedule 2:00–2:10 p.m. Welcome 2:10–3:10 p.m. “When Your Neighbor Doesn’t Believe in Truth—Combining Apologetics and Evangelism” (Pastor David Thompson) 3:25–4:25 p.m. “Is the Old Testament Reliable?…

President Gene Pfeifer smiles at a podiium during the 2019 commencement ceremony.

2019 Spring Commencement

Spring Commencement took place on Friday, May 10, 2019, on the campus of Bethany Lutheran College. Congratulations to all the graduates! The Commencement Vespers service is held the evening before Commencement.

Fans in the stands at Franklin Rogers field for the Bethany at the Ballpark event, with the field and players visible in the background

Bethany at the Ballpark 2019

On Friday, May 3, Bethany alumni and friends gathered at Franklin Rogers Field in Mankato, Minnesota, to watch some baseball, eat some food, and enjoy a beautiful day outside.

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eSports Kick Off Event

Bethany Lutheran College announces their plans for their varsity eSports program on April 23, 2019.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CR70yF9Fvq0

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Letters to Anne of Green Gables (2019)

Letters to Anne of Green Gables, adapted by Lydia Lonnquist and Benji Inniger, was the 2019 Spring Play, presented on April 5, 6, 7, 12, and 13. Read more about this play. This new adaptation retells the beloved stories of Anne Shirley, an orphan girl sent to an elderly brother and sister by mistake, as…

Promotional photo for Kiss Me Kate (2019)

Kiss Me Kate (2019)

Bethany’s February 2019 winter musical was Kiss Me, Kate. Music and lyrics by Cole Porter; Book by Sam and Bella Spewack. Synopsis: Passions run high as leading lady Lilli Vanessi and her ex-husband, actor/director Fred Graham, battle onstage and off in a production of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew. With romance, comedy, sophistication, and behind-the-scenes high…

Posed photo of the graduating class at the 2018 Fall Commencement

2018 Fall Commencement

The 2018 Fall Commencement Ceremony was held in Trinity Chapel on December 14. Professor Andy Overn served as speaker. View photos on Facebook or view photos on Flickr. Download the Fall 2018 Commencement Program

Closeup of three women of the choir singing at the Christmas at Bethany concert in December 2018, with a Christmas tree in the background

Christmas at Bethany 2018

The Bethany Music Department presents their annual Christmas at Bethany concert in Trinity Chapel. Concert participants included the Concert Band directed by Benjamin Faugstad; the Concert Choir directed by Dennis Marzolf; and the Mary Martha Singers and Handbell Choir directed by Ann Fredrickson. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrEmLTFg6tg

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (2018) promotional poster

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (2018)

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a world premiere adaptation by father-son team Peter and Hans Bloedel, based on the Washington Irving classic following Ichabod Crane as he investigates the curse of the headless horseman. The show is directed by Peter Bloedel.

Four band members crash cymbals at the 2018 Fall Festival

Fall Festival 2018

Fall Festival is an annual tradition at Bethany. This event included activities for all ages and alumni reunions. Fall Festival 2018 was a homecoming weekend celebrating anniversary years of alumni with an ending number of “3” or “8” in their class year.

Group photo of performers with their instruments at the 2018-10 Concert Band Invitational, seated at the front of the chapel

Concert Band Invitational 2018

The Bethany Concert Band, along with alumni and friends, performed a 45-minute concert in Trinity Chapel. The three featured conductors are Erik Hermanson (Cleveland High School), Tom Bierer (New Ulm Cathedral), and Benjamin Faugstad (BLC).

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