Bethany Lutheran Campus News
The Bethany Lutheran College Education Department is now offering several post-baccalaureate licensure programs for current teachers. These programs will allow teachers to add to their current licensure profile by taking courses designed for licensure through Bethany’s Education Department.
BLC Studios, now in its 17th season of broadcasting Minnesota State University, Mankato, hockey, is producing a women's hockey game on Fox Sports North (FSN) Plus on Saturday, February 17. The entire production will be done by Bethany students. BLC alumnus Andrew Jelken will be reporting and interviewing players and coaches, and Bethany junior Lucas Dorton will be the color commentator (an MSU student will be calling the play-by-play). A total of twenty Bethany students are involved in the production.
The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) has recognized two Bethany students for their exemplary work. BEA is a professional association for professors, industry professionals, and graduate students who are interested in teaching and research related to electronic media and multimedia enterprises. Bethany award recipients were Kalley Hoshaw ('17) and Marcus Ruiz.
The Board of Regents of Bethany Lutheran College and Seminary traveled to campus for their quarterly meeting, February 12 and 13, 2018. At this winter meeting, they set aside time to recognize faculty and staff, and make special mention of those who have certain anniversaries of employment. The group of thirteen honored in 2018 has collectively served Bethany Lutheran College for 275 years.
Allie Curtis, a 2016 Bethany education graduate, is in the early years of her teaching career, but she’s already making an impact at Martin County West (MCW) Elementary School.
Bethany’s Choraliers production of Oklahoma! played to three sold-house houses on opening weekend—February 2-4, 2018. The ambitious and spirited production features a cast of forty-five, and is directed by Professors Ann Fredrickson and Dennis Marzolf.
The performances for the second weekend—February 9-10 are also sold out, however those seeking tickets are encouraged to come to the performance of your choice in the Sigurd Lee Theater located in the Ylvisaker Fine Arts Center, and put your name on a wait list. Often tickets become available at show time.
Faculty and students from the Bethany Theatre Department had the opportunity to explore and learn more about their craft at the Region V Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF). The annual event was held January 21-27 in Des Moines, Iowa. Region V includes over 100 colleges and universities from a seven-state area. Attendees took part in workshops and productions at the Festival, in addition to earning recognition for several past performances by the Bethany Theatre Department.
Over the Christmas break, a new Starbucks kiosk was installed in Bethany’s Honsey Hall. The self-service machine offers an assortment of beverages sure to please students, employees, and visitors alike. This is a new venture for Starbucks—a paid kiosk on a college campus—and Bethany is the proving ground. While the new attraction was originally set to be open for business shortly after students arrived for second semester, a delay with installation of the card readers prevented that from happening.
A pair of Bethany students will represent the College at the annual Private College’s Scholars Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, February 21, 2018.
Every Minnesota private college selects two students for the annual capitol event, where each presents a professional poster describing their research methodologies and addresses implications for future research. Representing Bethany are seniors Patricia Lilienthal and Benjamin Wessel.
Bethany Lutheran College is pleased to announce the formal approval from the Minnesota Professional Educator and Standards Licensing Board (PESLB) for two new programs at the College. Education professors, Drs. Carrie Pfeifer and Alanna Lienig, developed a new special education major, and the Education Department jointly created an endorsement program for pre-primary grades.