Friday, December 21, 2012

Bethany Accepting Nominations for Alumnus of the Year Award

The Alumnus of the Year Award was established by the Office of the President to recognize outstanding loyalty and accomplishment by alumni of Bethany College. The award recognizes not one achievement, but is reserved for those who have attained and maintained excellence throughout their career and in their service to others.
Criteria/selection:
  1. Must hold a degree from Bethany College.
  2. Must demonstrate outstanding professional accomplishment and personal deeds on behalf of Bethany College.
  3. Nominations may come from all constituency groups of the College.  Nominations should be sent to:
Office of the President
Bethany College
Old Main
Bethany, WV 26032
  1. Nominations should be made in the form of a formal letter detailing the strengths of the nominee.
  2. The Director of Alumni and Parent Relations & President's Cabinet will serve as the screening committee for the award.
  3. The President of the College will choose the recipient.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Nominations Sought for President’s Awards

Bethany President Scott D. Miller is again seeking nominations from all campus constituencies for the President’s Awards for Excellence in Performance. One will be awarded to a member of the faculty and another to a member of the staff. Recipients will be announced during the annual Honors Day Convocation. Nominations should be sent directly to the President at:

President’s Office
Bethany College
Bethany, WV 26032.

For more stories about Bethany College, please visit the official website.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Annual Moonbeam Breakfast Held

Bethany College students enjoyed the annual Moonbeam Breakfast Wednesday night in the Ogden Dining Hall of Benedum Commons. The Student Activities Council and Chartwells sponsored the event. Students took a break from studying and enjoyed breakfast served by faculty and staff. They also had the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing massage, decorate christmas bulbs and were entered into a raffle for an IPAD and Walmart gift card.

For more on Bethany College, please visit the website.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Multilingual Caroling a Tradition in Bethany

One of the many treasures of Bethany is the annual singing of carols.  Once again this year, on Dec. 12 Bethany faculty and students from the German and Spanish Clubs delighted the Bethany community with Christmas caroling at several homes in the town of Bethany.

In addition, for the first time ever, these two language clubs were invited to perform at a Christmas Caroling Concert at the Bethany Community Center for the greater Bethany community.  This wonderful cultural event was sponsored by Bethany Mayor Jay Eisenhauer and Bethany’s Town Council.  Refreshments were provided by the town for the attendees and participants.  This all-student group of carolers was led by professors of world languages and cultures Dr. Harald Menz, who played guitar, and Dr. Joseph Lovano, together with Gerhard Schultze and Chelsea Sebetich, the German and Spanish Club Presidents respectively.  The group of two dozen sang Christmas carols in English, French, Italian, Latin, and Spanish for all to enjoy.

For more stories on Bethany College, please visit the website.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Bethany Professors Participate in International Studies Workshops

Dr. Anju Ramjee, professor of business and economics, and professors of world languages and cultures Dr. Harald Menz and Dr. Joseph Lovano on Nov. 29-30 participated in the West Virginia Consortium for Faculty and Course Development in International Studies’ 32nd Annual Workshops in International Studies.

The event was titled “Global Crises, 2012” and was held at the Lakeview Resort and Conference Center in Morgantown, W.Va. The annual workshops focused on the following four sessions: “The Dynamics of Violence and Human Rights in Latin America,” moderated by session chair Lovano; “Youth and Transformation: How Young People are Grappling with Change in Eastern Europe, East Asia, and the Arab World;” “Energy, Resources and Crisis,” attended by Menz, who is Bethany College’s institutional representative to FACDIS; and “It’s All About Economics,” attended by Ramjee.

For more stories about Bethany College, please visit the website.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Traditional Tea Ceremony Held

On Saturday, December 1, the Bethany College Japanese Culture Club with assistance from the Japanese Outreach Program hosted a traditional Tea Ceremony at the Mountainside Conference Center.  Known as Chanoyu, Sado or Chado, this ancient art form focuses on the aesthetics of tea preparation more so than the drinking of tea itself.  Associated heavily with the rituals of Zen Buddhism, tea ceremonies feature images of beauty (such as flowers and art) to reflect and mediate.   The preparation and the drinking are meant to be spiritual in deep silence and serenity.  Everything comes from preparing the tea with one’s heart.  The guests, especially the principle guest, are all taken into account when a tea master sets to their work.

During the event, the Japanese Culture Club presented a direct image of the ceremony.  Professor Fujiko Sawtarie hosting with Mr. Nobuyuki Tanaka, Ms. Nobuko Felt, and Club members serving as demonstrators with opportunities for audience members to partake in the ritual following the demonstration.  Commentary was provided by Professor Sachiko Wood. The club provided a dinner of yakisoba following the demonstration in Harder Hall.

For more stories about Bethany College, please visit the website.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Kappa Delta Pi Welcomes 14 New Members During Induction Ceremony

The Bethany College Education Department on Dec. 2 inducted 14 students into the Alpha Beta Tau Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society in education. The new members are: Alana Allen, Brenna Anderson, Mike Bashioum, Chelsea Benson, Mindy Bierhals, Emily Jump, Corey Mays, Jessica Miller, Kristina Moff, Deanna Morrison, Bethany Mullins, Allison Pegg, Heidi Soriano and Alex Tylka.

Chad Barnett, headmaster of Linsley School and a Bethany alumnus, was the guest speaker. Following the ceremony, Angela Icard, assistant professor of education and Kappa Delta Pi adviser, introduced the new officers for the coming year: Chelsea Benson, president; Allison Pegg, vice-president; Jessica Miller, secretary; and Brenna Anderson, treasurer.

Selection as a member of Kappa Delta Pi is based on high academic achievement, commitment to education as a career, and a professional attitude that assures steady growth in the profession. Students must have sophomore status and have completed 12 credits in education with a 3.25 GPA to be considered for membership. The Alpha Beta Tau Chapter at Bethany College was installed on Oct. 24, 2004, and has inducted more than 200 members.

For more stories about Bethany College, please visit the website.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Bake Sale Held to Benefit Schistosomiasis Control Initiative

The business administration and accounting club and the economics club on Dec. 3-4 held a bake sale in Morlan Hall. The more than $100 raised by the clubs will go to the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative, which is a charitable organization  that treats young children in sub-Saharan Africa for parasitic worms that can cause anemia and even long-term developmental problems. It only takes $5 for them to protect a child for 10 years.

The students involved in the bake sale were Amber Ridings, Jared Roque, Allison Snyder, Cameron Cooper, Alexander Tyre, Peter Franklin, Evan Sargo, Kelly Becquet and Johntel Coleman.

In the picture are Dr. David Youngberg, adviser to the economics club; Dr. Anju Ramjee, adviser to the business and accounting club, Franklin, Cooper, Sargo, Tyre and Coleman.

Friday, December 7, 2012

President, Senior Staff Attend Post-Election ACE Briefing

Bethany College President Scott D. Miller, Senior Vice President Sven de Jong and Executive Assistant to the President Mort Gamble recently attended a briefing by American Council on Education Senior Vice President Terry Hartle on what the 2012 elections mean for higher education. The briefing included a detailed discussion of the fiscal cliff and its potential effects on education funding.

For more stories from Bethany College, please visit the website.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Scanlon ’94 Named Bordas & Bordas Director of Communication and Philanthropy

Bordas and Bordas has named Carrie Scanlon ’94 as the new director of communications and philanthropy. She will coordinate the firm’s communications, community and media relations and philanthropic efforts.

Scanlon has more than fifteen years of experience in marketing, public relations and sales. In previous appointments, she has been responsible for grass-roots public relations efforts as well as award-winning advertising campaigns, record-breaking special events and product launches.

A graduate of Bethany College with a degree in public relations, Scanlon also holds a Master's degree in communication theory and research from West Virginia University and is finishing her doctoral studies in communication media and instructional technology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Scanlon has presented at national and regional communication conferences on public relations and the use of social media. In 2011, she presented at the International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Applications regarding the use of social media as legal evidence in family court.

For more stories from Bethany College, please visit the website.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Bethany Chaplain Travels to Republic of Ireland

The Rev. Scott Thayer, chaplain of Bethany College, traveled to the Republic of Ireland, Scotland, and Northern Ireland on Nov. 1-16 with a group of eight clergy from the upper Ohio River Valley. This trip was part of a three-year-long study opportunity with the Institute for Clergy Excellence.

Sponsored in part by a grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc., the group is studying alternative expressions of Christian faith that are emerging outside the institutional church. They met with numerous groups and individuals in Ireland, Scotland and Northern Ireland to determine the degree of religious involvement of people in those countries, especially young adults. Some of the most fruitful conversations occurred in pubs, hotel lobbies, and on the streets. The group also visited a number of historical sites that were important in the founding of the Presbyterian Church and the Disciples of Christ, including Edinburgh, Glasgow and Ahorey.

For more stories on Bethany College, visit the website.

Monday, December 3, 2012

"Read to Me Day" Event Held at Public Library

The social work, equine studies and education programs on Nov. 15 coordinated a “Read to Me Day” event at the Brooke County Public Library in Wellsburg, W.Va. Amy Van Horn, administrative assistant for social work career counseling and placement, developed, planned and coordinated the event which featured Lois Szymanski, author of 22 children’s books on the Chincoteague ponies found in Maryland.

Szymanski prepared a PowerPoint presentation, which provided detailed information on the ponies, their environment and how she develops and writes her stories. Following her presentation, she visited with members of the audience and autographed copies of her books.

Approximately 60 people were in attendance, including over 30 children. Bethany College volunteers from the equine studies and education programs provided the children with coloring books and other information about the ponies. Each child was also treated to a visit with Sea Feather, one of the Chincoteague ponies currently leased to Amy Van Horn and her daughter, Eden Rice. A glimpse of Sea Feather can be had at the Bethany College Paddocks area, where he is currently boarded.

For more stories on Bethany College, visit our website.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Save the Date: Florida!

Bethany College Alumni and Friends in the Florida area will have four opportunities to attend a reception with President Scott D. Miller in late January. Please save the dates and make plans to join us in:

Boca Raton, Fla.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Ponte Vedra, Fla.
Thursday, January 24, 2013

 Tampa/St. Pete, Fla.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Estero, Fla.
Sunday, January 27, 2013 

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Alumni Directory Update

Publishing Concepts, Inc (PCI), the company printing the new 2012 Alumni Directory, has informed the College that the directory has now shipped and should be arriving within a few days. The Alumni Office sincerely thanks all of those who purchased a directory for their patience. Any issues with orders can be handled by calling the PCI customer service line at 1-800-982-1590. Thank you to all of those alumni that participated in the 2012 Alumni Directory.

More stories about Bethany College can be found at our website.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Associate Professor of Theatre Tracie Lynn Duncan Nominated

Associate Professor of Theatre Tracie Lynn Duncan was recently nominated for Best Set Design and Best Lighting Design for the 2012 Broadway World Columbus Awards (http://columbus.broadwayworld.com/vote2012region.cfm#sthash.8TsQueVc.dpbs) for her work on the 2012 summer production of King Lear. In addition to the recognition given to Duncan, senior Patrick McGregor II received three nominations, including a nomination in the Person to Watch category.

Duncan is slated to design for the Clockwise Theatre in Waukegan, Ill., a member of the Chicago Area Theatre group, for their upcoming productions of Cars and Quinceaneras by Susan Lieberman and the world premiere of Party in the Kitchen written by Madelyn Sergel.

For more stories about Bethany College, please visit our website.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

2013 Girls High Schools FUTSAL Tournament to be Held

The Bethany College Women’s Soccer Program will host on Jan.5-6 the 2013 Girls High School FUTSAL Tournament in the Thomas Phillips Johnson Recreation Center on Bethany’s campus. The tournament is open to all girls’ soccer players in grades 9-12.

The tournament will be played using FUTSAL goals and the lines on the court as boundaries. The tournament will be a six-on-six format and games will last 32 minutes and will have a continuous clock. Each team will be allowed a maximum of 10 girls on the roster. The cost of the tournament is $250 per team.

The deadline for registration is Dec. 22, click here for a registration form. For more information, contact Peter Parikakis at 304.829.7031 or by email at pparikakis@bethanywv.edu. Each member of the team will receive a t-shirt.

For more stories about Bethany College, please visit our website.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Fields Leads Forum on Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness

Dr. Darin E. Fields, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty, recently attended the Council of Independent Colleges’ Chief Academic Officer's Institute in San Antonio. The Institute focused on the core responsibilities of the chief academic officer and the importance of strong academic leadership in today’s changing higher education environment. Fields led a forum on Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness for new Chief Academic Officers participating in the New CAO workshop.

For more stories about Bethany College, please visit our website.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Bethany College Continues to Expand and Upgrade Campus Technology

As part of Bethany College's continuing efforts to bring high quality technology services to the campus community and to students, we are pleased to announce that wireless access will be completed for Campbell Village residence halls during the Thanksgiving break.

Upon return to campus, students will enjoy wireless access throughout the Campbell Village complex. In addition to the wireless upgrades, additional network access control is being implemented to provide enhanced management of access to campus computing resources, ensuring more users have appropriate anti-virus protection, system updates, and configurations.

For more stories from Bethany College, please visit our website.   

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Light Up Night at Bethany Brightens Community and Campus

Bethany College will host its 2nd annual Light Up Night at 7 p.m. on Nov. 29 in Commencement Hall. The celebration will include the lighting of the College’s tree by President Scott D. Miller and a variety of presentations on holiday themes, as well as a charity tree auction.

The evening will begin with a welcome by Dr. Miller and will be followed by educational presentations on some of the major holidays of the season, including Christmas, Jewish Hanukkah, African American Kwanza and more.

For more information, please visit Bethany College's website.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Bethany’s Foster Voted Capital One Academic All-District II

Bethany College senior Johnathan Foster (Cumberland, Md./Fort Hill) added to his growing list of accomplishments, as he was voted to the Capital One Academic All-District II football team, as presented by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at their current institution and be nominated by their sports information director. All Division III institutions in Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Rhode Island and West Virginia make up District II.
 
For more on this story, visit Bethany College's website.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Bethany Places Two on Academic All-District II Volleyball Team

For the second consecutive year, the Bethany College volleyball team had multiple players earn spots on the Capital One Academic All-District II team, as seniors Jessica Zavatchen (Uniontown, Pa./Laurel Highlands) and Taylor Cassidy (Barboursville, W.Va./Cabell Midland) were recognized for their athletic and academic achievements.

To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at their current institution and be nominated by their sports information director. All Division III institutions in Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Rhode Island and West Virginia make up District II.
 
For more on this story, visit Bethany College's website.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Bethany and IRD Video Released

A video promoting Bethany College and International Relief & Development (IRD), Arlington, Va., has been completed and is available for viewing at www.bethanywv.edu/academics/studyabroad/.

The project was produced by Bethany’s Department of Communication and Media Arts and managed on campus by Department Chair M.E. Yancosek Gamble, in conjunction with an independent video-production company and officials of IRD. The video, highlighting Bethany’s international-study opportunities and IRD’s humanitarian programs, features interviews with Bethany students, faculty and administration, and coverage of overseas relief programs by IRD. Bethany and the agency are pursuing additional collaborations, including an online international journal and internships for Bethany students.

For more on this story, visit Bethany College's website.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Atlanta Alumni Event

You are cordially invited to attend an Alumni & Friends Event with President Scott D. Miller and host Neil Christman '55 at Atlanta Athletic Club on Sunday, November 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For information on the location and to RSVP, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at (304) 829-7299 or alumni@bethanywv.edu.

For more Bethany College news, visit our website.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Bethany College Capital Campaign Reaches $44 Million

Officials at Bethany College announced Thursday that “Transformation Now!: The Campaign for Bethany College” has reached the $44 million mark in gifts and pledges.

Launched during the 2008-09 academic year, the campaign has a Phase I, five-year goal of $52 million for capital improvements, endowment and operations, according to Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of the College. The overall goal is to raise $68 million by 2019-20 to fully fund the College’s master plan, “Bethany 2020.”

More on this story can be found at Bethany College's website.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Bethany Alum Vogrin ’95 Sworn in as West Virginia ADA

Stephen L. Vogrin ‘95 was formally sworn in as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia Monday in federal court. Upon a motion made by U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld, II, Vogrin was administered the oath of office in United States District Court by Chief Judge John Preston Bailey.

The full story can be found at www.wtrf.com/story/19946909/bailey-swears-in-vorgin-as-wva-ada.

For more stories from Bethany College, visit our website.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Spanish Club Sponsors Dia De Los Muertos Celebration

Bethany’s 16th annual community-wide Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration was held to rave reviews on Oct. 29. Sponsored by the Bethany College Spanish Club, and led by WLAC Section Senior Fellow Gabriela Núñez and Club President Chelsea Sebetich, the cultural celebration commemorated the event that is celebrated on Nov. 1-2 each year throughout the Spanish-speaking world, especially in Mexico.

Authentic Mexican-style food and drink, prayers, poetry, and music in Spanish were enjoyed by a large number of Bethany students, staff and faculty.  The event was organized by chair of the world languages and cultures department Joe Lovano, professor of finance Anju Ramjee, professor of world languages and cultures Harald Menz and Kim Lawless.

For more stories from Bethany College, visit the website.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Bethany President Attends ACA Meeting

Bethany College President Scott D. Miller attended the quarterly meeting of the Appalachian College Association Executive Committee in Bluefield, Va. this week.  The ACA is a non-profit consortium of 36 private four-year liberal arts institutions spread across the central Appalachian Mountains in Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Collectively these higher education institutions serve over 54,000 students.  Miller represents the colleges from West Virginia on the Executive Committee.

For more stories from Bethany College, visit the website.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Congressman McKinley Visits Campus

West Virginia First District Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., met with Bethany students and senior administration on Oct. 26 during a campus visit.

A native of Wheeling, Congressman McKinley is a first-term member of the U.S. House of Representatives who sits on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

He was briefed on higher-education issues by President Scott D. Miller; Dr. Darin E. Fields, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty; William R. Kiefer, executive vice president and general counsel; and Dr. Mort Gamble, executive assistant to the president.

For more on this story, visit Bethany College's website.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Wyman ’64 Receives Cornell Runestad Award

Dr. William Wyman ’64 recently received the Cornell Runestad Award as a part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the Nebraska Choral Directors Association. The award is given for life-long dedication to choral excellence.

Wyman is only the ninth recipient of the award, and follows his Fulbright Scholar Award in Korea, Nebraska Choral Director’s Association Choral Director of the Year, Nebraska Music Educators Association Hall of Fame election, the City of Lincoln Mayor’s Award for Arts Leadership and Bethany College’s Alumni Achievement Award.

For more on this and other stories, visit Bethany College's website. 

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Notice of Combined Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report Availability

Bethany College is committed to assisting all members of the Bethany community in providing for their own safety and security. The annual security and fire safety compliance document is available on the Bethany College website at: www.bethanywv.edu/students/safety-and-security/crime-statistics/

If you would like to receive the combined Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains this information, you can stop by the Office of the President at Old Main, Room 110, Bethany, WV 26032 or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (304) 829-7111. This is information is required by law and is provided by the Bethany College Department of Safety and Security.

For more on this and other stories, visit Bethany College's website.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Monday, October 29, 2012

Bethany College to Celebrate National Bison Day

Bethany College is planning numerous activities for Nov. 1-2 in celebration of National Bison Day.
 
From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 1 students will be able to decorate bison shaped cookies in the cafeteria and Bethany College mascot Boomer the Bison will be available during meals for pictures and to encourage students, faculty and staff to “vote bison.” 

The “vote bison” campaign is part of an initiative sponsored by the International Buffalo Council, the National Bison Association and the Wildlife Conservation Society that aims to see the bison elected as the national mammal. The initiative believes the iconic bison is impeccably qualified to join the bald eagle as a symbol of the United States. As the largest land mammal in the country, the bison helped shape the Great Plains and the lifestyle of the Native Americans who lived there. Bison have been important for centuries to history and culture, and today, they live in all 50 states. Bethany College and its long-standing tradition as a bison community is proud to be a partner of this campaign. More information can be found at www.votebison.org.

For more on this story, visit Bethany College's website.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Cancer Memorial Blood Drive to be held at Bethany College

The Pre-Health Professions Club recently announced it will be hosting a Cancer Memorial Blood Drive from 1-7 p.m. on Nov. 14 in the private dining rooms of Benedum Commons at Bethany College.


“The drive is being held in honor of those who lost their lives to cancer and in honor of those that continue the fight,” said Tanner Coles, site coordinator and training provider for the American Red Cross River Valley Chapter and the Greater Alleghenies Blood Service Region.

Those that volunteer and donate will receive a free pint of ice cream while supplies last and also will be entered to win a Sheetz gift card.

For more Bethany College stories, visit the website.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Fifth Term at Reed Smith Helm for Jordan

Reed Smith LLP, Pittsburgh’s eighth-largest private company, Tuesday said Gregory Jordan '81 has been elected to a fifth three-year term as global managing partner. Jordan, 53, will lead the law firm through 2015, giving him the longest tenure in Reed Smith’s 136-year history.

Click here to read the whole story from the Pittsburgh Business Times, or visit Bethany College's website for more stories.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Bethany Students Participate in Pittsburgh Discussions About Career Development, National Issues

“America’s Growth: Your Future” and “Revitalizing America” were the themes of distinctive presentations attended by Bethany students October 18 in Pittsburgh.

The day began at Reed Smith with a discussion featuring Dave Egan ’79, Chief Marketing Officer for Reed Smith. Students had the opportunity to ask questions regarding career paths, employment after graduation and the global market place. Lunch and a tour of Reed Smith’s Global Headquarters were included as part of the presentation.

For more on this and other stories, visit Bethany College's website.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

National City Church in Washington, DC celebrates Bethany College Heritage

Bethany College President Scott D. Miller, along with vice president Sven de Jong '95, Carol Grimes '66 and students Annie Grogan, Matthew Sipos and Jacob Bray on Oct. 13 attended a Buffalo Seminary forum entitled “Speaking Truth to Power” at National City Christian Church in Washington, D.C.

Panel members included T.W. Phillips Chair of Religious Studies Dr. Brooke Deal, Chaplain of the college the Rev. Scott Thayer, dean of Buffalo Seminary and director of church relations the Rev. Dr. Larry Grimes '64 and Bethany graduate the Rev. Dr. Adam Kradel '95. On Oct. 14, Dr. Grimes joined the Rev. Dr. Peter Morgan for a forum celebrating the Bethany College/National City Christian Church heritage.

For more on this and other stories, visit Bethany College's website.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Bethany College Children’s Collections Expands to T.W. Phillips Memorial Library

The Grace Ryland and William Henry Robinson Children's Library, fully renovated and redesigned, has taken up residence on the main floor of the T.W. Phillips Memorial Library.

The Children’s Library, under the guidance of Heather Ricciuti, director of libraries and learning resources since 2009, evolved from a small collection of children's materials originally housed on the upper level of the main library. Education major Leslie Lacaria ’03 re-envisioned the space into “Kids Korner” for her senior project. The project turned the space into a welcoming, family friendly resource and featured handmade decorations, a chalkboard table, stuffed animals, games, reading materials and more.

For more on this story, visit Bethany College's website.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Reminder: Alumni Directory

The Alumni Office and Publishing Concepts, Inc (PCI), the company printing the new 2012 Alumni Directory, will have it available at the end of October.  Those alumni that that order books only can expect them to be delivered to their homes within the next two weeks.  For those that ordered the CD or book/CD combo can expect those in three weeks. Any issues with orders can be handled by calling the customer service line at 1-800-982-1590.  Thank you to all of those alumni that participated in the 2012 Alumni Directory.

For more on this and other stories, visit Bethany College's website.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Atlanta Alumni Event!

You are cordially invited to attend an Alumni & Friends Event with President Scott D. Miller and host Neil Christman '55 at Atlanta Athletic Club on Sunday, November 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

For information on the location and to RSVP, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at (304) 829-7299 or alumni@bethanyw.edu.

More event information and other stories can be found on Bethany College's website.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Bowers ’73 Receives Junior Hockey Award

Bethany alum Sydney Bowers ’73 was recently the recipient of the 2012 Junior Hockey Award, which was awarded by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association. Bowers coaches kindergarten through eighth-grade sports at Hill, an independent school of 230 students in Middleburg, Va.

For more on this and other stories, visit Bethany College's website.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Bethany Trustee Jordan ’81 Announces Reed Smith Office in Singapore

Global Managing Partner of Reed Smith and Chair of the Bethany College Board of Trustees Gregory B. Jordan ’81 has announced the firm has continued its expansion into Asia with the opening of an office in Singapore this month.

The launch has been in the works for about two years and marks the firm’s fourth office in Asia after Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai. Jordan said the firm will have a tailored focus in Singapore and will concentrate on its trading and commodities practice, shipping and international arbitration.

For more on this story, click here.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Bethany President Active at CIC-sponsored NYC Initiatives

Bethany College President Scott D. Miller on Monday attended the annual meeting of the Presidents’ Council of the New York Times and Council of Independent Colleges partnership at the New York Times headquarters. Twenty CIC presidents currently serve on the Council. Bethany has sent student editors to the NYT editors’ workshop in the spring.
 
Dr. Miller also attended the Conversation between Foundation Officers and College and University Presidents at the TIAA-CREF headquarters. The program is sponsored by the CIC.  Approximately 80 presidents and 20 foundation leaders attended the discussion.

For more on this and other stories, visit Bethany College's website.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Homecoming 2012 Pictures!

This year's Bethany College Homecoming was a major success, and pictures from all of the weekend's activities can be found by clicking here.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Relay for Life Set for Next Week

Relay for Life will be held from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. on Oct. 12-13. There will be events held throughout the night and donations will continue through the 2 p.m. Bethany vs. Waynesburg game. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase that will offer the chance to win 10 different baskets. The drawing will be held during half-time of the football game.

If interested in donating, donations can be sent to Aerika West, Relay for Life chair, at PO Box 262, Bethany, WV 26032.

For more on this and other stories, visit Bethany College's website.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Bethany College Awarded Military Friendly Schools Title from Victory Media, Inc.

Victory Media, Inc., the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, recently named Bethany College to the coveted Military Friendly Schools list. 
 
The 2013 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus. 

“It’s an absolute honor to be named to the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools. We strive to accommodate our military students and their families in any way that Bethany College can. Our small school of national distinction embraces our country’s servicemen and women and aims to serve and aid in all their academic pursuits,” said Dr. Scott D. Miller, president of Bethany College.  

For more on this story, visit Bethany College's website.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Sven de Jong promoted to Senior Vice President

President Miller is pleased to announce the promotion of Sven de Jong (’95) to Senior Vice President of Bethany College.  de Jong has served as Vice President for Institutional Advancement of Bethany since 2005.

“Sven has played an important role in the qualitative growth of Bethany College,” Dr. Miller said.  “This is a fitting and proper way to recognize an individual who loves Bethany College and devotes his full energies to its prosperity.”

As senior vice president, he oversees external affairs programs of the College including the Center for Institutional Advancement (development, alumni & parent relations, communications & marketing, government relations, church relations, sports information, and Historic Bethany) and the Center for Enrollment (undergraduate & graduate enrollment, transfer & pre-collegiate programs, and financial aid). He serves as the senior vice president responsible for administrative facilitation/coordination for the President’s Cabinet and is a liaison for board of trustees’ relations.

For more on this and other stories, visit Bethany College's website.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Bethany Homecoming 2012!

We hope you can join us for Homecoming 2012 slated for Oct. 5-6. Click here to see a full schedule of events!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Bethany Department Chair Performs in Political Ad

Luke Hardt, chair of the visual and performing arts department and director of Bethany College Theatre, can be seen in a political attack ad in the Stebenow/Hoekstra Michigan Senate race. In the commercial, he plays the director of a soap opera frustrated in his attempt to keep the actors from improvising political jabs into their scripted lines. 

Although the ad is airing in Michigan, it was shot at WQED studios in Pittsburgh. In addition to flexing his acting muscles, Luke also enjoyed hanging out at X the Owl and King Friday's Castle set pieces still extant from “Mister Roger's Neighborhood.”

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Bethany College to Hold Fifth-Annual Fall Symposium

Bethany College will hold its fifth-annual Fall Symposium on Nov. 1-2 at the Mountainside Conference Center. This year’s theme will focus on “Life Stages: the Circle of Life,” and will feature a keynote speaker for each day as well as a number of workshops.
 
Co-hosts for the event include West Virginia Northern Community College, the West Virginia University Masters of Social Work Program, Wheeling branch, and the Brooke County Health Department.

More than 100 professionals, including social workers, nurses, counselors, addictions specialists and domestic violence prevention specialists are expected to attend the symposium. One difference in the schedule this year will be the addition of tracks. Following the keynote presentation each morning, each series of sessions will feature an offering on infants/children, teens/young adults and middle/older adults.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Own a Piece of Bethany History

This year at Homecoming Bethanians will have the opportunity to buy yearbooks from various years in Bethany's history. The yearbooks will be available in the Alumni Tent and have a suggested donation price of $50.

All proceeds will be designated  for materials, preservation, promotion, and outreach for Archives and Special Collections in the T.W. Phillips Memorial Library. Please contact Sharon Monigold, Director of Bethany Heritage Program and Archivist, at (304) 829-7898 or smonigold@bethanywv.edu with any questions.

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Monday, October 1, 2012

Presentation on the Amazon to be Held

There will be a video presentation on the Amazon at 7 p.m. on Oct. 4 in Kirkpatrick, room 105. John T. Burns, professor of biology, will present a video presentation on the three trips that he and Bethany College students have taken to Tahuayo Lodge in the Peruvian Amazon Basin.

The presentation is expected to last approximately 45 minutes and there will be time afterwards for questions regarding the video the planned Ecology of the Amazon course – which is set to be offered during the May 2013 term – and other possible research projects, internships and community service opportunities in this unique area. Snacks will also be provided.

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Friday, September 28, 2012

Bethany Celebrating the 12th Annual Allison’s Run

In conjunction with Homecoming 2012, the 12th Annual Allison’s Run, a conversational and recreational run or walk, will be held at 9 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 6, beginning at the Cunningham Soccer Complex located at the intersection of Route 67 and Castleman’s Run Road. The cost is $20. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. Those wishing to pre-register or sponsor the race should contact the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations at (304) 829-7411 or alumni@bethanywv.edu. The first 75 registrants will be given a complimentary t-shirt.

Help us to remember the vibrant life of Jim Allison ’62 while raising money to support the scholarship that bears his name.

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Bethany Japanese Outreach and Culture Club Holds Presentation

The Bethany College Japan Outreach and Japanese Culture Club on Sept. 24 held a cultural presentation on Japanese marriage and wedding customs in Commencement Hall.
The presentation was held as a part of the 25th Explore Japan Event. The annual celebration was initiated in 1988 with a gift from the Nisshin Steel Co., Ltd., located in Tokyo, Japan. Since then, Bethany has provided Japanese language and culture educational events in the Ohio Valley.

The event saw four Japanese presenters show and demonstrate how to prepare traditional Japanese wedding kimonos. In the Japanese culture, a marriage creates a strong bond between two families and the wedding ceremony is considered with care and seriousness. Although Japanese society turned towards the modern, citizens still follow traditional wedding customs.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fenstermacher ’00 visits Department of Communications and Media Arts

Bethanian Kevin Fenstermacher ’00 visited Bethany College’s campus on Sept. 14 to meet with Dr. Pat Sutherland’s, professor of communications and media arts and adviser to WVBC radio, class as well as the department of communications and media arts offices and studios.

Fenstermacher was previously a sports management major at Bethany, and is now the PAC assistant commissioner and director of communications. He spoke with Bethany Sports Information Directing students and also got a chance to visit with WVBC Sports Director James Peterson, who is now a junior. Fenstermacher was also given a tour of the remodeled BCTV.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Gault’s Walk-off Single Salvages Split for Varsity

The Bethany College Baseball Team split the annual Fall Marathon double-header, held Sept. 15, with the Bethany College Alumni Team. Freshman Kenny Gault’s 2-out single off of Bethany’s career appearance record-holder Adam Nyswaner '11, in the bottom of the ninth scored sophomore Ryan Meier to net the Varsity team the win in Game 2.
 
The double-header saw all 45 members of the Bison fall team participate against one of the youngest Alumni teams in recent history, which totaled 23 members. Pacing the Alumni offensive attack was current Bison hitting coach, and Bethany College career hits leader Tyler Dillinger '11, who had two triples, a home run and six RBI. Dillinger’s efforts were supported by a pair of Bethany Hall-of-Famers, as catcher Jim Taylor '95 went 2-4 at the plate with three RBI, and Chris Rice '91 went 2-4 with a triple and an RBI. Additional offensive standouts for the Alumni team were Mike Pegg '11 (two singles), Max Schimmel '02 (single and double) and Eric Fudala '11 (single and an RBI). Adam Martin '06 threw four strong innings to earn the win in game one. The alumnus coming the furthest distance to participate was also the oldest alumnus in attendance, as Theron Noble '82 claimed both honors.

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Bethany Broadcasting Network Receives Mobile Unit

Bethany College’s student-operated Bethany Broadcasting Network is now on the move! Acquired through a gift from a private donor, the mobile unit is for use on webcasts from remote locations. It received official BBN branding on Sept. 17. A.J. Sparks and Joe Dumas of the department of communications and media arts are currently conducting a final inspection on the mobile unit.

For more on this and other stories, visit Bethany College's website.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Bethany College to Welcome Award-Winning Media Professionals for 51st Annual Communications Week

The Bethany College Department of Communications and Media Arts announces the schedule for its 51st annual Communications Week, themed “User Generated: My Media, My World.” Communications Week will be held Sept. 24-27 on the College campus.

The series of events will feature presentations and workshops from prominent Bethany College alumni and professionals working in a wide variety of positions in communications and media arts. The program is designed to help students better understand the diverse and quickly evolving world of media communications, take advantage of the wide array of potential experiences as undergraduates and move through their undergraduate years and into their professional careers successfully.

For more on this story, visit Bethany College's website.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Baltimore Area Alumni Event

You are cordially invited to attend an Alumni & Friends event with President Scott D. Miller, hosted by George Davis '78 in the Baltimore area on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012. The event will take place from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at Gertrude's at the Baltimore Museum of Art.
 
For information on the location and to RSVP, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at (304) 829-7299 or alumni@bethanyw.edu.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Brooke L. Deal, Kenneth L. Morgan Installed as Endowed Chairs at Bethany

Distinguished Bethany College professors Dr. Brooke Lemmons Deal and Kenneth L. Morgan were honored as endowed chairs during a formal investiture ceremony today (September18) in the Academic Parlour of Old Main. Dr. Deal was installed as the Thomas W. Phillips Chair of Religious Studies, and Morgan as the Jennie Steindorf Renner Chair of Fine Arts, according to Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of the College.
 
“This is one of the highest honors a faculty member can receive,” Dr. Miller said. “The formal ceremony of investiture illustrates the connection between the scholarship of our leading instructors and the tradition of philanthropy in support of that scholarship that has been a hallmark of Bethany College for nearly 173 years. Professors Deal and Morgan are acknowledged leaders in their respective fields and are very deserving of this recognition.”

Dr. Miller noted that the College currently has 13 endowed positions.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Two Faculty Members to be Installed as Endowed Chairs

Dr. Brooke Lemmons Deal, associate professor of religious studies, and Kenneth Morgan, professor of fine arts, will be installed as endowed chairs at 4 p.m. on Sept. 18, 2012 in the academic parlour of Old Main. Deal will be installed as the Thomas W. Phillips Chair of Religious Studies, and Morgan will be installed as the Jennie Steindorf Renner Chair of Fine Arts.

For more on this and other stories, visit Bethany College's website.

Monday, September 17, 2012

American Red Cross Blood Donation Set

Bethany College’s Sophomore Class Council and the American Red Cross from 1-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19 will be accepting blood donations in the Agostino Room on Benedum Commons (the back dining room).

Donors will be entered to win a Bethany College hoodie, a $50 Wal-Mart gift card and a $25 Sheetz gift card. The organization with the most donors will also receive $50.

Pre-registration is encouraged this year to ensure a shorter wait-time. Registration can be done by emailing Tanner.Coles@redcross.org.

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Friday, September 14, 2012

Professor Lovano Receives Award at Fall Convocation

Dr. Joseph B. Lovano, chair of the department of humanities and professor of world languages and cultures at Bethany College, received the International Association of University Presidents’ 2012 International Education Faculty Achievement Award on Sept. 13 at Fall Convocation.
 
Dr. Neal King, president of IAUP, said Dr. Lovano was chosen for the award “in recognition of his extraordinary commitment to fostering international understanding and preparation of students to be world citizens.”

Bethany College President Dr. Scott D. Miller nominated Lovano for the award. For more on this story, visit Bethany College's website.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Bethany Alumni Artists Invited to Submit Work

The department of visual and performing arts, the office of student life and the office of alumni and parent relations invites Bethany College alumni to submit works of art in any medium to the Bethany Alumni Biennial Art Exhibition, “A Show of Hands.” The exhibition will be displayed Sept. 20 through Oct. 6 in the Renner Art Gallery. The first such event was held 16 years ago and has continued every few years since then as part of homecoming weekend.

All alumni are invited to submit four pieces of work to Kenn Morgan at the Renner Art Gallery, Bethany House, Bethany, W.Va., 26032, by Sept. 18. Artists should label their work with their name, graduation year, address and phone number, title, medium and price, or not for sale value. Bethany does not receive a commission on sales.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Bethany Continues to Rank Among First-Tier National Liberal Arts Colleges by U.S. News and World Report

Bethany College has once again ranked among first-tier national liberal arts colleges according to a report released this morning by U.S. News and World Report. Bethany is the only West Virginia institution to be included in the first-tier listings.

Not only is Bethany the highest ranked national liberal arts college in West Virginia, but out of the 36 colleges in the Appalachian College Association, only five were listed in the national liberal arts college study, of which Bethany ranked third. National liberal arts colleges are undergraduate liberal arts colleges emphasizing undergraduate education and awarding at least half of their degrees in the arts and sciences.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Prominent Pittsburgh Medical Leader to Address Bethany College Fall Convocation

Dr. G. Daniel Martich, a prominent leader in the Pittsburgh medical community, will be the keynote speaker at Bethany College’s Fall Convocation on September 13, according to Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of the College. He currently serves as Chief Medical Information Officer and Associate Chief Medical Officer at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
 
Dr. Miller will also recognize Dr. Martich with an honorary Doctor of Science degree at the ceremony to be held at 11 a.m. in historic Commencement Hall.  The public is invited.

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Monday, September 10, 2012

Rector of Heidelberg University of Education Visits Bethany

Dr. Anneliese Wellensiek, rector of Heidelberg University of Education, visited Bethany College on Sunday to discuss additional collaboration on a variety of programs. Bethany and Heidelberg have been formal exchange partners since 1990. Dr. Wellensiek toured the campus, lead sessions with students and faculty, and was a guest for a dinner held at Christman Manor.

For more on this and other stories, visit Bethany College's website.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Bethany College Theatre to Present “Hidden in This Picture”

The Bethany College Theatre will present Aaron Sorkin’s “Hidden in This Picture” on Sept. 13-16 in the amphitheatre behind Steinman Hall.
 
The performance will begin at 6 p.m. on Sept. 13-15, and at 2 p.m. on Sept. 16. Admission is by donation, and attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair to the event. In the case of inclement weather, the play will be performed in the Wailes Theatre.

The one-act play by Aaron Sorkin, who has also created “A Few Good Men,” “The West Wing,” and “The Newsroom,” is a satire on movie-making.

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Bethany College Welcomes Hartz ‘00 as Director of Institutional Research

Dr. Scott D. Miller, president of Bethany College, has announced the appointment of Bethany alumnus Jason Hartz ’00 to the position of director of institutional research.

“It’s truly a pleasure to welcome Hartz back to Bethany. He started his academic career here, and now he continues his professional career with us. I’m confident that he will bring passion and enthusiasm to all that he does for the College,” said Miller.

After receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Bethany, Hartz attended Marshall University where in 2003 he received his Master of Arts in music history and literature. Later, Hartz completed his doctorate studies in 2010 at Ohio University, where he focused on music and art history.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Bethany College Welcomes Fulbright Scholar in Arabic Language, Culture

Bethany College will host a Fulbright Scholar in Arabic in the 2012-13 academic year, according to Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of the College.

Basma Baazaoui of Tunisia will instruct courses in Arabic, in addition to those that will address topics in modern Arabic culture and society. Bethany also hosted a Fulbright Scholar in Arabic last year. 
 
“Bethany is continually striving to further its focus on preparing the student body to enter the global marketplace, and Ms. Baazaoui is the ideal candidate to do just that,” Dr. Miller said.

The Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is administered by the Institute of International Education. It allows educators from around the world to enhance their teaching abilities, further their understanding of American customs, and serve as representatives of their home cultures by working with students in the U.S. and completing coursework at the host institution.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Gamble to Present Paper on Historic Site of Beatles’ First U.S. Concert

“The Washington Coliseum: Where the Circus, and Much More, Once Reigned in Our Nation’s Capital” will be presented by Dr. Mort Gamble, assistant to the president, at the 2013 joint conference of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association in Washington, D.C.

The paper will focus on the former Uline Arena’s colorful history as a Washington, D.C., sports, concert, and circus arena which hosted the first live U.S. concert by the Beatles in 1964, following their appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Gamble’s paper will also reference the exciting new possibilities for the building’s proposed preservation and rehabilitation as a mixed-use facility in Northeast Washington.

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Monday, September 3, 2012

Bethany Alumni Artists Invited to Submit Work

The department of visual and performing arts, the office of student life and the office of alumni and parent relations invites Bethany College alumni to submit works of art in any medium to the Bethany Alumni Biennial Art Exhibition, “A Show of Hands.” The exhibition will be displayed Sept. 20 through Oct. 6 in the Renner Art Gallery. The first such event was held 16 years ago and has continued every few years since then as part of homecoming weekend.

For more on this story, visit Bethany College's website.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Bethany College Service Learning Center to Hold Agency Fair

The Bethany College Service Learning Center will hold its annual Agency Fair from 1-4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14 in Commencement Hall.

The event, now in its third year, is sponsored by the Service Learning Center and funded through a grant provided by PNC Bank. All agencies are welcome to reserve a table that will be provided at no charge. Agencies can discuss volunteer and service projects, internships and employment opportunities with student groups, faculty and staff members.
 
For more on this story, visit Bethany College's website.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Bethany College Joins Bison as National Mammal Campaign

Bethany College in June made the decision to partner with the National Bison Legacy Act campaign, a coalition that advocates and seeks the designation of the American bison as the national mammal of the United States.

The campaign’s aim is to create a geographically diverse coalition of Native American, bison production, conservation, sportsmen/recreation, education and health organizations and businesses to celebrate the American bison. Currently, the Vote Bison coalition has managed to introduce legislation in the House of Representatives as well as the Senate. To date, 15 senators and two representatives have co-sponsored the bills, according to officials.

More information, as well as the recently released campaign video, can be found at www.votebison.org.

For more information and news about Bethany College, visit www.bethanywv.edu.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Bethany Announces Partnership with Oglebay to Benefit Equine Programs

Bethany College recently announced a partnership with Oglebay Stables at Oglebay Resort and Conference Center that stands to benefit the college’s equine studies and riding programs.
 
Due to the growth and success of the programs, Bethany will now house its off-campus equestrian facilities at Oglebay Stables. These facilities will serve as a boarding space and learning laboratory in addition to the College’s own pasturelands and paddocks currently in use.
 
“Bethany College is very pleased to announce this important enhancement to our equine studies and riding programs. It’s another great example of the how we seek to improve and enhance the education of our students in all areas,” said Dr. Scott D. Miller, president of Bethany College.
 
For more on this story, visit Bethany College's website.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Bethany College President Leads National Thought Leaders’ Focus on Responding to Commoditization of Higher Education

Dr. Scott D. Miller, president of Bethany College, will serve as co-executive editor of the seventh volume of “Presidential Perspectives,” a thought provoking leadership series authored by college and university presidents.
 
The series features a collection of chapters aimed at providing insight on the issues facing higher learning institutions nationwide. This 2012-13 series will examine the topic of “Responding to the Commoditization of Higher Education.”
 
Philadelphia-based Aramark Higher Education, a leader in providing professional services to colleges and universities across North America, has sponsored all seven volumes in the series.
 
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Monday, August 27, 2012

Bethany College Welcomes New Students for 2012-13 School Year

Bethany College marked the start of the 2012-13 academic year on Aug. 25 with a formal matriculation convocation held in the Dr. Fred H. Tilock Amphitheatre at the Pennington Quadrangle.

Dr. Scott D. Miller, president of the college, was joined by faculty and staff in the ceremony that welcomed approximately 330 new students to Bethany. He said the Class of 2016 is among the strongest in over 30 years, the third-largest since 1977. The total of new students in each of the past four years represents the largest classes since the mid-1970s.

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Friday, August 24, 2012

Bethany College Partners with Carnegie Mellon University

Officials from Bethany College and Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) H. John Heinz III College met May 16th to officially sign an Accelerated Master’s Program agreement that creates six new areas of graduate study for Bethany students. The program allows qualified applicants to graduate with both a bachelor’s degree from Bethany and a master’s degree from CMU in 5 years.

For more on this story, visit Bethany College's website.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Bethany Hosts Annual West Virginia Regional Planning Conference

From May 15-17, 81 federal, state and local representatives met at Bethany College's Mountainside Conference Center to hear strategic program updates and to informally exchange ideas and practices.

Hosted by the Brooke-Hancock Regional Planning and Development Council, all 11 regional councils were represented while key presentations were made by the West Virginia Development Office and West Virginia Broadband Mapping Program. West Virginia's regional councils were created from the 1971 West Virginia Regional Planning & Development Act.

The Act mandates that West Virginia be divided into 11 regions to serve as "development districts" to more effectively use the State's resources and maximize small communities chances of attracting federal dollars. Given the uniqueness of the Conference Center, the rural beauty of Bethany and the relevance of presentations, the event received high marks from conferees.
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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

de Jong Elected to Board of Directors for The Neighborhood Academy

Sven de Jong, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, was recently elected to serve on the Board of Directors for The Neighborhood Academy. 

The Neighborhood Academy  is located in Pittsburgh, Pa. and serves as a college preparatory school for disadvantaged youth in the greater Pittsburgh area.  For the last three years members of the school have spent several days on the campus of Bethany College during the summer to take classes taught by Bethany College faculty and staff and to have an immersion experience of  living on a national liberal arts campus.

Rev. Tom E. Johnson, Jr. co-founder of the Neighborhood Academy received an honorary degree from Bethany College in 2008. More information on the Neighborhood Academy can be found at www.theneighborhoodacademy.org/.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Bethany President Recognizes Challenges, Opportunities and Competitive Advantages in State of the College Address

Bethany College welcomes a new academic year that will continue to position the College to serve the needs of a highly competitive marketplace, President Scott D. Miller said in his annual State of the College Address Aug. 21 to a crowded Commencement Hall and online viewers worldwide.

In his fifth speech as Bethany’s 19th president, Miller credited “strategic planning consistent with Bethany’s history and tradition” as the main reason that the College has maintained its leadership as a residential, liberal arts college committed to student success. He said Bethany has succeeded as a place where academics and student life complement each other with recognition that learning takes many forms, inside and outside the classroom.
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Monday, August 20, 2012

Bethany College Awards Kalon Leadership Scholarships

Bethany College has announced that several incoming freshmen for the 2012-2013 school year have been awarded the prestigious Bethany College Kalon Leadership Scholarships.

The students who have been chosen to receive the annual awards are Catherine Breault of Moundsville, W.Va.; Dakota Maravelis of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; Julia Mouch of Toledo, Ohio; Tess Parry of Hillsboro, Ohio; Matthew Sipos of Chesterland, Ohio; Sarah Michelle Smith of Bluefield, W.Va.; Anne Taylor of Lancaster, N.Y.; Anthony Thompson of Wheeling, W.Va.; and Amanda Weber of Inwood, W.Va.

The Kalon Leadership Scholarship dates back to 1984 and is a competitive scholarship program for incoming freshmen.

Kalon award selection is based on past leadership achievements, school record, required essay and interview. Candidates must have demonstrated exceptional qualities of character and leadership; have achieved a record of distinction in service to their school and community; and have maintained a commendable academic average. They are required to provide a list detailing their extra-curricular activities in and out of school and the leadership positions that they have held. An essay pertaining to leadership, which is graded by members of Bethany’s English department, must also be submitted.

Each candidate is then required to participate in Kalon Weekend on Bethany’s campus. Students are able to tour campus, participate in seminars on leadership and attend the Kalon Luncheon, after which, everybody is interviewed individually by teams of three. These teams are comprised of a faculty or staff member, a current student and an alumnus.

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Friday, August 17, 2012

Bethany College President Elected Chair of Board of Directors of Academic Search, Inc.

Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of Bethany College, was elected Chair of the Board of Directors of Academic Search, Inc. at its annual meeting. Dr. Dana L. Gibson, President of Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, was elected Vice Chair.

Jessica S. Kozloff, president of Academic Search, Inc. stated: “We’re delighted to have Dr. Miller chair our board. His grasp of the issues in higher education today will be invaluable, as will his commitment to leadership identification and development.”
A native of Pennsylvania, Dr. Miller has served as President of Bethany College since 2007. Prior, he was President of Wesley College in Delaware (1997-2007) and Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee (1991-97).

Dr. Miller serves as a monthly columnist for “College Planning and Management,” “The Huffington Post,” and “The State Journal.” He is also a publisher of “Presidential Perspectives,” a higher education thought series for college and university presidents throughout the country.

For 18 years, he has also served as a consultant to college presidents and boards.

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