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Speech Team SuccessThe Bethany Speech Team hosted its latest debate tournament on Tuesday, Nov. 21. 11 debate teams from 5 schools attended. Bethany had three of those teams. All three teams won awards. Emily Kjeer and Caleb Helmen won a silver award. The teams of Andrea Herber/Gideon Ripley and Rebecca Johannes and Andrew Van Kampen won bronze awards. Andrea was named the 2nd best debater in the tournament. Gideon and Rebecca tied for 5th best speaker. The Speech Team would like to thank all the people who helped with the tournament. We couldn't have done it without you!
ARC HoursThe Academic Resource Center (ARC) will be closed Wednesday through Sunday, November 22 - 26. It will open again on Monday evening, November 27.
Health Services Due to the short holiday week there are no health services hours this week. Questions and concerns please email
Ottesen MuseumDid you know that Bethany was founded as a Ladies’ College over 100 years ago? Find out more at the ELS Ottesen Museum on Browns Court across from the softball field. Regular hours are 1:30 - 4:30, Tuesday through Thursday or by appointment. For more information contact Rebecca DeGarmeaux, Director of Programming at 344-7421 or
Bike Storage
Wed., November 22
All bikes on campus need to be stored either in your room or in the Gullixson Hall storage area. Storage is necessary for snow removal, plus it protects your bike from the elements and prevents theft. You can bring your bike to GH during visitation hours after 8 p.m. (while the RAs are at the desk) or contact Brady Stier, GH Coor., at to set up a time. Bikes must be stored by November 22.
HOME Basketball
Sat., November 25
The women's basketball team hosts Central College on Saturday, November 25 at 6 PM. GO VIKINGS!
Events in MankatoCheck out the events going on this week, November 20-26, in Mankato:
Res Hall over Thanksgiving Break
Wed., November 22
Students are encouraged to go home for Thanksgiving and possibly take with them a friend who isn't able to get home. The Res Hall will be open for students who cannot leave campus. Lunch on Wed 11/22 will be the last meal until dinner on Sunday 11/26. There will be visitation hours until 11pm each night: 5-11pm on Wednesday 11/22 and noon-11pm Thursday-Sunday 11/23-26. Representatives from Residential Life will be on campus. Have a safe and blessed Thanksgiving!
Handmade Ornaments
Tue., November 28
Join the Taylor Library at the N. Mankato Police Annex for their Adult Craft Night on Tuesday 11/28. Stop in from 6:30-8pm to handmake ornaments and grab some snacks and treats! The Annex is located at 1001 Belgrade Avenue. Questions? Contact Katie at
Courtroom Visit & Tour
Thu., November 30
Are you interested in shows like Law & Order or Criminal Minds? If so, please join the Legal Studies/Pre-Law department for a visit to the Blue Earth County Courthouse on Thursday, November 30th from 1:30-3:00 p.m. We will take a courthouse tour, visit with a judge, and will watch defendants plead guilty or not guilty. Transportation provided. Contact Professor Edwards at for more information.
How to Get a Tutor for a SubjectIf you discover that you would benefit from the ongoing support through peer tutoring, please request a tutor through the online tutor request form on the Bethany website. Go to "Academics" and look for the tutor request form under "Academic Resources". Dr. Pfeifer will contact you when a tutor is available or if there are any questions about your request.
Travel to NorwayA tour to Norway will be led by Adie Harstad and Craig Ferkenstad May 28-June 8, 2018. Places to be visited include Oslo, Bergen and a journey to the mountains and fjords. A special highlight of this twelve day trip will be joining the ELS sister congregation for a Sunday service. There is still room, but this tour is limited to forty registrations. The $4,370 price is all-inclusive. No extra tips or fees! Students should ask about a possible special student cost. Contact for further information. Registrations are needed by February 1.
Tutoring in WritingNeed help understanding a writing assignment, developing a thesis statement, organizing ideas, or learning how to edit an essay? How about creative works? A resume and cover letter? An essay for graduate school? The Ada Stokes Writing Center is here for you! We are open on Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday from 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. (last call at 9:45 p.m.). Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are given priority. HH 217
2 Minute Viking Cup Survey
Fri., December 8
We hope you had fun at Viking Cup 2017 but we're looking at taking a fresh approach for Viking Cup 2018! In particular, we'd like your input on the division of the student teams, the schedule of events and the date. If you have other suggestions/feedback/ideas, please include it in the free response box at the end of the survey. It should only take you about 2 minutes (unless you have a ton of ideas - which is great)! Thank you for your valuable input!
ARC HoursThe Academic Resource Center is open for quiet study and test proctoring on Sundays through Thursdays from 7-10 pm and on Fridays from 10:30am-2:00pm. Additional test proctoring opportunities are available from 10:30-3:00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. As a courtesy, please sign up for a test proctoring time by going to the Academic Resources Quicklink on MyBLC. You will also see the weekly calendar for the ARC---breaks and special hours in the library may impact the hours the ARC is open.