Bethany Lutheran College
name = Bethany Lutheran College
motto = "One Thing Needful"
established = 1927
type = Private
faculty = 75 (35 adjunct)
president = Dan R. Bruss, Ph.D.
students = 550 undergraduate
city = Mankato
campus = Medium town, 50 acres (200,000m²)
colors = Red and white
mascot = Viking
website = [http://www.blc.edu/ www.blc.edu]
Bethany Lutheran College, or BLC, is a private residential
liberal artscollege founded in 1927. BLC is a Christian coeducationalcollege operated by the Evangelical Lutheran Synod. The campus of BLC overlooks the Minnesota Rivervalley in Mankato, Minnesota, a community of about 40,000.
Bethany Ladies College opened in 1911 with 44 students and a faculty of four. In 1927, the Norwegian Synod of the American Evangelical Lutheran Church (now known as the
Evangelical Lutheran Synod) purchased the campus for dual use as both a high school(Bethany Lutheran High School; closed in 1969) and junior college(Bethany Lutheran College). In 1946 Bethany Lutheran Theological Seminary(BLTS) began as a department of the college; in 1975 it became a separate institution.
In 2001 Bethany awarded its first baccalaureate degrees, completing a five year transition from its 74-year history as a junior college.
*1911: Bethany Ladies College opens
*1927: Norwegian Synod purchases college
*1946: Seminary opens
*1969: High school closes
*1999: Baccalaureate programs begin
*2001: First BA degrees granted
The Vikings are members of the
Upper Midwest Athletic Conferencein the NCAA Division III. They are also members of the National Christian College Athletic Association. The school offers the following sports: baseball, men's and women's basketball, golf, men's and women's soccer, softball, men's and women's tennis and volleyball.
* [http://www.blc.edu/ Bethany Lutheran College]
* [http://www.evangelicallutheransynod.org/ Evangelical Lutheran Synod]
* [http://www.blts.edu/ Bethany Lutheran Theological Seminary]
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