Friday, April 19, 2013

Bethany Presents Annual Honors Day Awards

Bethany College awarded many of its exemplary students, faculty and staff with a variety of college-wide and departmental awards on April 18 during its annual Honors Day celebrations. The recipients, selected based on their demonstration of outstanding scholarship and other contributions to the College, were presented with their awards during the Honors Day Convocation held in Commencement Hall in Bethany's historic Old Main.

For a full listing and photos, please visit the College's main website.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Eugene Miller ’47 Receives President’s Award from SABEW

The Society of American Business Editors and Writers recently honored Dr. Eugene Miller ’47 with the President’s Award from April 4-7 in Washington, D.C., for his decades of service as a founder of the society.

A special gala was held on April 6 to conclude the annual spring conference and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of SABEW at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel and included a fundraiser, dinner, benefit auction, history moments and a guest speaker.

Miller is the last remaining founder of SABEW.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Mollie Cecere Named Bethany College’s New Director of Enrollment

Mollie Cecere has been named to the position of director of enrollment management at Bethany College, according to Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of the College. Until her appointment at Bethany, she served as associate director of admission and recruitment for Point Park University.
“I am impressed by the special role that Bethany College plays in American higher education,” Cecere said. “I am excited about the opportunity to provide leadership for the Center for Enrollment, a department that has been instrumental in the success of the College in recent years.”

Cecere graduated from Saint Vincent College in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication, specializing in public relations and advertising and from Point Park University in 2006 with a master’s degree in business administration.

For the full story, please visit Bethany College's main website.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Economics Honor Society Holds Induction

Five students were inducted into the Omicron Delta Epsilon international honor society in Economics last night in the Bethany Club. Pictured, from left: Randy Cooey, Professor-emeritus; Amber Ridings; Cameron Cooper; Peter Franklin; Allison Snyder; Renee Jones; Professor Anju Ramjee, and President Scott D. Miller.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Gamble Presents Paper at Popular Culture Conference

Dr. Mort Gamble, executive assistant to the president, presented a paper at the joint national conference of the Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association on March 27 in Washington, D.C.

Gamble’s paper, “Where the Circus, and Much More, Once Reigned in the Nation’s Capital,” focused on the historic Uline Arena (at one time renamed the Washington Coliseum) at 3rd and M. Streets, N.E., the site of many events including the first live American concert by The Beatles following their appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show” in 1964.

Gamble is a circus historian registered with the World Circus Federation (Federation Mondiale du Cirque), a global circus organization under the patronage of H.S.H. Princess Stephanie of Monaco.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Bison Football Golf Classic

Bethany Football will host its annual Bison Football Golf Classic on Saturday, May 4 at the Highland Springs Golf Course in Wellsburg. Donation to play in the outing is $100 which includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, food and drinks on the course, and the post outing social at The Bison Inn. Young alumni (classes of 2009-2013) can play for a discounted price of $60.

If you can join us, register online or to be involved as a sponsor of the outing, please contact Bill Garvey at All proceeds go to benefit the Bethany Football program. We hope to see you there.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Bethany Students Participate in the Etiquette Dinner

Bethany College students on March 28 participated in the annual Business Dining Etiquette and Communications Hands-On Workshop at Harder Hall in the Mountainside Conference Center.

All food was prepared by Chartwells Catering Service.  The dinner is hosted by the Office of Career Counseling and Placement, and conducted by Chartwells Regional District Manager Gene Castelli.

The five-course dinner is designed to be challenging and teach students what not to order during a business meeting. The dinner consisted of brie and apricot crostini, french onion gratinee, napoleon with parmesan crisps and herb salad with sliced baguettes appetizers; an entrée of California rolled chicken breast, fettuccini alfredo and string beans; and a jumbo cream puff for dessert.

The dinner is offered to junior and senior students and stresses the importance of business dining etiquette, and enables students to gain a true feel of networking by combining the presence of local business representatives and college faculty at each table.

In attendance this year were alumni Art Bertol ’82 and Randy Shah ’03 and business leaders Zach Abraham, chief human resource and compliance officer of McKinley|Carter Wealth Services, Inc.; Seth Abraham, senior vice president of human resources at Citizen’s Bank; and Tammy Bober, West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources supervisor. Members of the college community were also in attendance, including John Osborne, director of career counseling and placement; Katherine Shelek-Furbee, chair and professor of social work; Ashley Kanotz, director of alumni and parent relations; and Amy VanHorn, administrative assistant for social work and career counseling and placement.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

“The Harbinger” Release Party to be Held

The 2012 edition of Bethany College's literary magazine “The Harbinger”will be released on April 19. In celebration of the magazine's publication, a launch party will be held in the Academic Parlour at 7 p.m. on April 19. Contributors will read from their published poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction. Refreshments including desserts, coffee and tea will be served. Bethany senior English major Taylor Cassidy edited the 2012 edition. Jessie Janeshek, assistant professor of English, is the faculty advisor of “The Harbinger.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Allison Engel to be Featured Speaker at Darline Nicholson May Morning Breakfast

Allison Engel '94, vice president of executive services at PNC Bank, will be the featured speaker at the 66th annual Darline Nicholson May Morning Breakfast to be held at 9:30 a.m. on May 4 in Benedum Commons.
Engel attended Bethany from 1990 to 1994 as an international economics major. Later, in 1995, she acquired her Slovene Language Proficiency Certificate from the University of Ljubljana before beginning her career in the retail services group at PNC Bank. In 1998, Engel joined Mellon Bank serving as an associate relationship manager in the international financial institutions group. During her time at PNC and Mellon, Engel attended the University of Pittsburgh Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business where she received her MBA in 1999.

The Darline Nicholson May Morning Breakfast began in 1947 as the May Morning Breakfast, which was an event intended to bring female faculty members and senior women together to honor the soon-to-be graduates. The Panhellenic Council assumed sponsorship of the breakfast during the 1960s and the event was expanded to include all female Bethany College students, faculty and staff along with invited guests. In the early 1970s a fashion show was added as part of the festivities. The May Morning Breakfast was renamed the Darline Nicholson May Morning Breakfast in 2000.

For the full story, please visit Bethany College's main website

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Bethany College Students Inducted into Kappa Mu Epsilon Mathematics Honorary Society

On Wednesday, Bethany College welcomed 11 students and two faculty members in the Kappa Mu Epsilon Mathematics Honorary Society.

Those inducted were students William Bambury, Cameron Cooper, Halee Cramer, Alex Delgiorno, Jacob Fisher, Thal Kratzke, Dustin Maiolo, Corey Mays, Tyler Pannebaker, Chelsea Skroka and Kristen Skroka, and faculty members Lisa Reilly, chair and assistant professor of chemistry, and Joseph Walsh, assistant professor of mathematics.

Kappa Mu Epsilon is a mathematics honor society founded in 1930 to focus on the needs of undergraduate mathematics students with more than 100 chapters at various American universities and colleges.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Bethany Joins Other Institutions for Higher Education Day in Charleston

President Scott D. Miller and Bethany College had a full day on March 21 during the annual Higher Education Day at the Legislature in Charleston, W.Va.

Bethany joined West Virginia’s other four-year and two-year institutions in the day’s activities, which included an informational display in the Upper Rotunda and meetings with public officials.

Miller participated in the Proclamation Presentation by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin at the Governor’s Reception Room, and presentations of a higher-education citation in the House Chamber and a resolution in the Senate Chamber. He then led discussion with other presidents and West Virginia Independent Colleges and Universities Executive Director Ben Exley during meetings with legislators including Delegate Mary Poling, House Education Chair; Sen. Robert Plymale, Senate Education Chair; and Senate President Jeff Kessler.

Mort Gamble, executive assistant to President Miller, and M.E. Yancosek Gamble, chair of the department of communications and media arts, also represented Bethany during Higher Education Day at the Legislature, which is sponsored by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Book Release Party to be Held for Professor Lamson

A release party will be held on the Bethany College campus for Assistant Professor of English, Brandon Lamson’s 2012 Juniper Prize winning collection of poetry “Starship Tahiti” from 4-6 p.m. on April 12 in the academic parlor.
Lamson will give a reading of his work and will be followed by a reception where collection will be available for purchase and signing. Words & Music Bookshop from Stratford Springs in Wheeling will also be selling books at the event.

“Starship Tahiti” is Lamson’s first book of poems. A 2010 graduate of the University of Houston Creative Writing Program, he is also the author of a chapbook of poems titled “Houston Gothic,” which was published in 2007. His work is also in a forthcoming analogy to be published this year titled “Poets for Living Waters: An International Response to the BP Oil Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.” 

For the full story, please visit Bethany College's main website.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Buffalo Seminary at Bethany College Holds Gift of Years Workshop

Buffalo Seminary at Bethany College held a workshop examining the gifts that come in our older years on March 16-17 at the First Christian Church in Wheeling.

The Rev. Judy Bennett, pastor of the Island Christian (Disciples of Christ), and The Rev. Dr. William Allen, former Bethany College trustee and regional minister emeritus of the Christian Church in West Virginia, offered thoughtful and moving reflections on their own spiritual journey across time.

The Rev. Dr. Larry Grimes, dean of Buffalo Seminary and director of church relations, guided the group in a study of biblical images of ages and provided thoughts toward a theology of aging.

Chip Railing, MSW, of Valley Hospice explained hospice programs and end of life options and directives. The Rev. Thaddeus Allen ’92, introduced the gathering to an exciting new partnership between the National Benevolent Association (DOC) and the Christian Church in West Virginia designed to provide a model for ministering to and through seniors in West Virginia and across the nation.

Thirty-one clergy and lay leaders attended the workshop, representing 10 West Virginia congregations. Upcoming Buffalo Seminary events include The Oreon E. Scott Lectures to be delivered by Dr. Rick Lowery on April 8-9 and a May 7-8 workshop on "Divine Passion, Erotic Faith—Toward a Theology of Christian Life in the Flesh" featuring The Rev. Dr. Victor Hunter and Grimes.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Two Bethany College Professors Named to West Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Bethany College Professor Emerita and former Professor of Mathematics Mary Ellen Komorowski and Assistant Professor of Mathematics Adam Fletcher have been elected to the West Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics (WVCTM) during the annual conference, which was held March 15-16 at Stonewall Resort in Roanoke, W.Va.
Affiliate elections were held, with Komorowski retaining her at-large council seat and Fletcher gaining the secretary seat.
They will both serve their positions for a term of two years and will hold seats on the executive committee of the council. 
For the full story, please visit the college's main website. 

Friday, March 22, 2013

Faculty Spotlight: World Languages

The Bethany College Board's Advanced Placement Program and Educational Testing Service have invited Harald Menz, professor of world languages and cultures and director of international studies, to serve as a table leader at the AP German Reading this summer in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

During the reading, which will take place from June 12-18, participants will receive training in consistent application of the scoring standards, and use those standards to score student responses; interact with members of the AP Development Committee responsible for revising the AP course description and developing the exam, giving and receiving information about the current state of teaching and learning in the discipline; discuss achievement, assessment and teaching strategies with college faculty and AP teachers; develop a network of professionals in their discipline that will last a lifetime; and have the opportunity to earn Continuing Education Units.

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

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Bethany to Participate in Annual Higher Education Day in Charleston

Bethany College will join other West Virginia private and public colleges and universities for the annual Higher Education Day at the Legislature, Thursday, March 21, at the State Capitol in Charleston.

Representatives from all of West Virginia’s four- and two-year institutions of higher education prepare displays that inform legislators and the public about their unique programs and services as providers of post-secondary education.

Participating institutions will have displays available for viewing beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Rotunda area. Governor Earl Ray Tomblin will issue a proclamation, followed by the presentation of House and Senate resolutions, during the morning’s activities. Institutional displays will be set up until 1 p.m.

Charleston-area alumni and friends of Bethany will convene for a reception hosted by George Manahan, class of 1983, at the general offices of The Manahan Group public relations and advertising firm on Capitol Street, beginning at 4:30 p.m. President Scott D. Miller, other representatives of Bethany College, alumni and guests will attend.

For more information, please visit the Bethany College website, or call the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 304-829-7411.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

“Seusstacular” Celebration Marks Re-Opening of Children’s Library

The “Seusstacular” celebration held Saturday marked the grand re-opening of the Grace Ryland and William Henry Children’s Library, now relocated to the main floor of the T.W. Phillips Memorial Library.

The event, sponsored in conjunction with the Bethany College Department of Education, featured games, skits, read-alouds, raffles and prizes for children, all themed around classic Dr. Seuss stories.

The Children’s Library, under the guidance of Heather Ricciuti, director of libraries and learning resources since 2009, has evolved from a small collection of children's materials to a fully renovated and redesigned children friendly environment on the main floor of the T.W. Phillips Memorial Library.

A formal ribbon cutting ceremony took place with President Scott D. Miller and the family of the late Dr. Lynn Adkins, who donated the funds in 2007 for original incarnation of the library. Adkins’ husband Thomas Lyons, daughter Toni Robinson and her husband William, along with son and daughter William and Grace, and Heather Riccuti also participated in the ceremony.

The “Seusstacular” event involved a variety of faculty, staff and student groups. Angela Icard, assistant professor of reading education, and Ricciuti are worked with Heather Holeva, a sophomore psychology major from McDonald, Pa., to host this event as part of her Kalon Scholar project.

Photos from the event can be found by visiting the College's Flickr page.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Bethany Alum Verakis ’94 Addresses Kalon Scholarship Candidates

Bethany College alumnus Dan Verakis ’94, senior vice president and director of public relations at Cramer-Krasselt, on Saturday addressed Kalon Scholarship candidates during a special luncheon.

Verakis is an accomplished international communicator, entrepreneur, and strategic business consultant with more than 18 years of corporate experience. He is also the founder and CEO of, a consumer product registry and recall monitoring service, as well as a director at Technori, a Chicago-based group that organizes and celebrates tech startups and entrepreneurship.

The luncheon recognized incoming students with leadership potential and served as part of the Kalon Leadership Scholarship Competition. Bethany College hosts potential scholarship recipients every year during Kalon Weekend, giving them the opportunity to tour the campus and participate in events such as the luncheon and a variety of leadership seminars.

Following the luncheon and keynote address, three-person teams composed of a Bethany faculty or staff member, a current Bethany student and an alumnus, conduct in-depth interviews of each candidate to complete the evaluation process.

Photos from the luncheon can be found by clicking here.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Bethany College Announces 2013 Senior Art Exhibit

The Bethany College 2013 Senior Art Exhibit will be displayed April 5- 14 in the Renner Art Gallery.

The show features the combined works of senior studio art majors Carl Dean Cosentino, Marcus D’Aguiar-Alexander, Brennan Davies, Elizabeth Kletzli, Kayla Smuck and Victoria Spriggs. The exhibit is comprised of various works created during their career at Bethany College. With each senior exemplifying interest in different mediums, such as painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics and much more.

For the full story, please visit Bethany College's main main website.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Bethany College Announces 2013 Alumni Award Recipients

Bethany College will present its annual awards honoring outstanding alumni on May 4 at the Alumni Awards Dinner as a part of the Alumni Weekend events. 
Bethany will recognize Bill Kiefer ’71 with the Robert A. Sandercox Award, and Justice Kaye Gorenflo Hearn ’72 and Dr. Cheryl Mitchell ’76 with Alumni Achievement Awards.

As previously announced, the College will also honor Jeff Flick ’82, president and CEO of BD&E in Pittsburgh, as recipient of the 2013 Alumnus of the Year Award.

For the full story, please visit Bethany College's main website by clicking here. 

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Author and Professor Sutherland Donates Book Set

Dr. Pat Sutherland, professor of communications and media arts, recently presented a 2013 copyrighted book set donation titled "American History Through American Sports" to Bethany College Librarian Trevor Onest.

 The three-volume set includes a chapter Sutherland wrote titled "ESPN: Television Transforms Sports Culture."

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

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Bethany President Joins Washington Discussions on Diverse Higher Education Issues

Scott D. Miller, president of Bethany College, was back in Washington, D.C., this week participating in meetings focusing on legislative policy, fiscal sustainability, shared efficiencies, affordability, technology, and globalization. 

On Saturday and Sunday he attended a meeting of the International Association of University Presidents. The meeting focused on opportunities for international partnership development and issue engagement.  IAUP recognized Bethany Professor Joe Lovano in 2012 with a Faculty Achievement Award.
Miller took part in discussions of global engagement with Latin America, the role of U.S. higher education in international development and the role of the president as catalyst for internationalization. 

Sunday evening, he was the guest of Liz McMillen, editor, and Mireille Grangenois, publisher, of the Chronicle of Higher Education for a by-invitation-only discussion of the reinvention of American higher education. 

On Monday, he attended the Presidents’ Alliance meeting for the New Leadership Alliance for Student Learning and Accountability. Bethany joined the group last year. 

Monday afternoon, he was one of seven higher-education presidents serving on a panel, sponsored by the National Association of College and University Business Officers, focusing on campus business and financial issues for the future. 

Monday evening, he attended an executive briefing for presidents of new initiatives of Ellucian, Bethany’s technology provider through the Independent College Enterprise. Bethany and seven other colleges in four states are part of the I.C.E. consortium. 

Sunday through Tuesday he attended presidents-only discussions on federal relations, technology, finance, collaboration and innovation sponsored by the American Council on Education.  He also lunched with General Stanley McChrystal, former commander of U.S. and International Forces in Afghanistan.

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

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Thaddaeus Allen ’92 and West Virginia Disciples Spearhead Gift of Years Pilot Project

The Rev. Thaddaeus Allen ‘92, regional minister and president of the National Benevolent Association (NBA) of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), in partnership with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in West Virginia recently announced the launch of a pilot initiative, the "Gift of Years Project," a ministry centered on, for, and with older adults.

The mission for the "Gift of Years Project" is to name and affirm the gift of years for older adults so that all people may experience life as holy, joyful, and abundant sustaining wholeness for all the days of life.

As a region, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in West Virginia and western Maryland, named and affirmed to intentionally focus on the needs of older adults.

For the full story, please visit Bethany College's main website.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Seventh Annual Math/Science Day Held

The Bethany College Mathematics and Computer Science Club, led by Keith Bartlett and Mindy Bierhals, in conjunction with the American Chemical Society student chapter, led by Jacob Fischer, the Tri-Beta Biology honorary, led by Amber Lancaster, the Society of Physics Students, led by Olivia Pavlic, and Bethany Kalon Scholar Morgan Jacobs, recently invited local high-school students to Bethany College’s Mountainside Conference Center for a day of friendly competition in mathematics and the sciences.

This student-led competition has occurred every March since 2007, and consists of an individual exam and several group activities. The students were addressed by Carolyn Kitchens, visiting assistant professor of chemistry. 

On March 1, academic coaches from Buckeye Local High School, including alumna Kelli McAbier ’11, John Marshall High School, Ringgold High School and Valley High School brought 110 students to Bethany’s campus. Bethany College faculty, including Scott Brothers, assistant professor of chemistry; Adam Fletcher, assistant professor of mathematics; Mary Ellen Komorowski, professor emeritus of mathematics; Lisa Reilly, assistant professor of chemistry; and Joseph Walsh, assistant professor of mathematics, assisted with contests and grading throughout the day.

The next Math/Science Day Competition will be held March 7, 2014.

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

Friday, March 8, 2013

Bethany College Founder's Day Celebration Features West Virginia Poet Laureate Marc Harshman ‘73

Bethany College celebrated 173 years as a small college of national distinction on March 7 with its annual Founder’s Day activities.
Festivities included the College’s traditional Founder’s Day Convocation in Commencement Hall. This year’s Convocation featured recently appointed West Virginia Poet Laureate Marc Harshman ‘73 as the guest speaker.

Bethany President Dr. Scott D. Miller presided over the Convocation and presented remarks. The program included special music from the Bethany College Choir and recognition of those students “distinguished in scholarship” for the fall semester of the 2012-2013 academic year.

Before welcoming Harshman, Miller prefaced his remarks by noting that it is “perhaps unimaginable to fully understand the enormous risk and significant challenges that Alexander Campbell faced when creating a campus in the middle of wilderness and farmland.” He continued by remarking that “small liberal arts colleges like Bethany revolutionized early 19th century American society and culture.”

For the full story, please visit Bethany College's main website.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

2013 Kalon Scholar Service Leaders Leadership Academy

This year’s theme for the Kalon Scholar Leadership Academy was “You Can Lead: The Steps to Becoming a Great Leader.” The event was held at the Mountainside Conference Center on Saturday, February 23.

Seventy students representing campus organizations, fraternal organizations and athletics attended the day-long event. This year’s speakers, a collection of six community leaders from different walks of life, presented a variety of sessions, all of which were connected to the idea of establishing oneself in leadership roles.

For the full story, please visit Bethany College's main website.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Bethany College Receives National Recognition for Community Service

The Corporation for National and Community Service recently named Bethany College a national leader among institutions of higher education for its support of volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.

Bethany was admitted to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for engaging its students, faculty and staff in meaningful service that achieves measurable results in the community.

“Bethany College is in a significant and unique position to serve the community in a number of diverse and meaningful ways,” said Bethany College President Scott D. Miller. “We draw upon our extensive resources to strengthen and expand our continuing relationships with community groups. This allows our students to gain first-hand knowledge of the important relationship between learning and service.”

For the full story, please visit Bethany College's main website.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Faculty Spotlight: Visual and Performing Arts

Assistant Professor of Music Pandel Collaros, alumnus Amanda McCoy ‘09 and former faculty member Wiley Cash presented an evening of music and readings at the House of Manuel on Feb. 20 in Nashville, Tenn. 

Cash read from his New York Times best-seller “A Land More Kind than Home.”  McCoy presented original material from three earlier albums “Jade,” “Blank Canvas,” and “Thick Is Blooder,” as well as selections from her forthcoming album “The Hurt” and a new single, "The Rain Barrel" inspired by Cash's novel. Collaros assisted McCoy and is the producer of the aforementioned recordings which are available on iTunes and

Monday, March 4, 2013

Buffalo Seminary at Bethany College Holds Generosity Workshop

Buffalo Seminary at Bethany College held a "Generosity" workshop on Feb. 24 at the First Christian Church in Moundsville and Feb. 25 and the Disciples House in New Martinsville.

The featured speakers were the Rev. Bruce A. Barkhauser, minister of faith and giving for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the Rev. W. Darwin Collins, Bethany College trustee and vice president of the Christian Church Foundation for the Great Lakes Zone.

Twenty-four clergy and lay leaders attended the workshop, representing eight congregations in West Virginia and Maryland. The next Buffalo Seminary workshop titled "The Gift of Years" will be held at First Christian Church on March 16-17 in Wheeling.

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Friday, March 1, 2013

Bethany College Faculty Member Jennifer Franko Receives Instrumentation Grant

Bethany College’s Dr. Jennifer Franko, assistant professor of biology, was in Charleston on Thursday to receive a $19,995 research instrumentation grant.

The award is a 2013 Instrumentation Grant given by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission’s Division of Science and Research.

Franko said one of the major factors that contributed to her position at Bethany was her desire to participate in the education and training of undergraduate students. She said obtaining support for research equipment through sources such as this will provide hands-on research training opportunities for students interested in pursuing careers in the biomedical field.

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

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Bison Finish Big Weekend at PACs by Breaking Four More Records

The Bethany College swimming and diving teams completed its best performance at the PAC Championship Meet in recent memory by breaking a total of four records Saturday, including three women’s marks and one men’s standard.

Despite the new records, the Bison finished sixth among PAC teams and seventh overall out of 11 teams at the Longnecker Invitational. Bethany led Chatham coming into Saturday’s events, but the Cougars scored 179 points to just edge out BC, who finished with 173. The Bethany men completed the weekend with 34 total points.
For the full story, please visit Bethany College's main website.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Alumni Weekend Schedule Announced!

Save the date and join us for Alumni Weekend 2013 slated for May 3-5. Classes celebrating reunions include 1943, 1948, 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968 and 1973. Click here to view a schedule of events for the weekend.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Khristian Smith Represents Bethany at WVICU Annual Meeting

Khristian Smith, sophomore English/creative writing major from Marlinton, WV, represented Bethany College at the annual meeting of the West Virginia Independent Colleges and Universities (WVICU) at Davis & Elkins College last week.

Khristian, the recipient of a WVICU scholarship, gave a presentation Feb. 14 on his academic interests and career plans to a session attended by President Scott D. Miller, West Virginia’s other private college and university presidents, students and WVICU “Circle of Vision” scholarship contributors. Among Khristian’s scholarships is a generous award provided to the WVICU by the Schenk Charitable Trust of Wheeling. Khristian met with that board on Saturday, February 9, during one of their meetings in Wheeling, in appreciation for their support of his college career.

Designated Bethany College students benefit from scholarship funds raised by the WVICU during an annual statewide campaign on behalf of West Virginia’s independent colleges and universities. According to its website, “WVICU, now celebrating its 61st year, provides undesignated and designated support to its eight fully accredited members. Since 1951, the consortium has provided more than $36 million to the colleges it serves.” Ben Exley, IV, is the association’s executive director.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Bethany Participates in Congressional Roundtable on the Economy

Bethany was the only higher education institution participating in an economic roundtable hosted by West Virginia First District U.S. Congressman David B. McKinley on Tuesday, February 19, in Weirton.

Assistant Professor of Economics Dr. David Youngberg and students Amber Ridings and Peter Franklin participated in the 90-minute discussion on the economy with Congressman McKinley and local public officials and business leaders. The Bethany group was accompanied by Executive Assistant to the President Dr. Mort Gamble.

The roundtable focused on looming federal budget cuts, or “sequestration,” other issues and trends pertaining to the U.S. economy, ideas on how to market West Virginia as a business destination and the current political climate in Washington.

Ridings, from the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, and Franklin, from the Pittsburgh area, offered their views on how the national and state economies could attract business development.

Rep. McKinley has frequently consulted with Bethany College officials on issues and trends of importance to higher education.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Bethany College Selects Jeff Flick ‘82 for 2013 Alumni Award

JeffFlick.jpgBethany College alumnus Jeff Flick ’82, president and CEO of BD&E in Pittsburgh, will be honored during the Alumni Weekend Awards Reception on May 4 with the 2013 Alumnus of the Year Award.

The award was established by the Office of the President to recognize alumni who have demonstrated loyalty to the college and exceptional achievement throughout their lives, both professionally and in service to the community.

Nominees for the award are screened by the director of alumni and parent relations and the President’s Cabinet, and recipients are chosen by the president of the college.

As a cum laude graduate of Bethany College, Flick holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications with a concentration in graphic design. In addition, he has taken post-graduate course work at Rochester Institute of Technology and earned the professional designation of Certified Business Communicator from the International Business Marketing Association.

For the full story, please visit Bethany College's main website.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Join Bethany’s LinkedIn Group!

Bethany College has an alumni group on LinkedIn.  The Bethany College Alumni-Bethany, West Virginia group is to help with networking and connecting alumni.  The group also includes 20 subgroups that cover a variety of professional fields that alumni can join. Click here ( ) to join this group and start connecting with other Bethanians.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Bethany Sets Four School Records on Day One at PAC Championships

Sophomore Marina Baker (Winchester, Va./Sherando) set two individual records and helped a pair of relays set new standards as the Bethany College women’s swimming and diving team posted strong results on the first day of the 2013 PAC Championships/Grove City Longnecker Invitational.

With the record setting performances, the Bison scored 67 points to rank seventh out of 11 teams at the Invitational. Bethany’s men finished with 14 points and are in ninth place at the meet.
For the full story, please visit Bethany College's main website.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Faculty Spotlight

Communications and Media Arts
Professor of Communications and Media Arts Patrick Sutherland had a book chapter titled "ESPN: Television Transforms Sports Culture" published January in the three volume series “American History Through American Sports” (Praeger).

Sutherland is also co-chair of the Small Programs Interest Group Research Committee in the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. SPIG is sponsoring a research paper competition that focuses on all aspects of how the global economy is affecting small programs in journalism and mass communication, including effects on their students and faculty. Papers will be presented this August in Washington, D.C., at the annual AEJMC Convention.

Humanities – English
Assistant Professor of English Jessie Janeshek has poetry forthcoming in the March issue of THRUSH poetry Journal.
Assistant Professor of Reading Education Angela Icard is a regular contributor to Ohio Valley Parent Magazine. The magazine is published monthly and distributed throughout the Ohio Valley to all libraries, schools, hospitals and child care services. Designed to advise parents how to promote and reinforce emerging literacy skills, her column "Getting Ready to Read" includes early literacy resources, reading research and information.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Verakis ’94 to Address Bethany College Kalon Scholarship Candidates

Dan Verakis ’94 has been chosen to deliver on the keynote address for the 29th Annual Kalon Scholarship Luncheon to be held on March 9.
Verakis is an accomplished international communicator, entrepreneur, and strategic business consultant with more than 18 years of corporate experience. He is the senior vice president and director of public relations at Cramer-Krasselt, the nation's largest independent communications agency. He is also the founder and CEO of, a consumer product registry and recall monitoring service, as well as a director at Technori, a Chicago-based group that organizes and celebrates tech startups and entrepreneurship. 

“It is an honor to welcome Dan to our campus and to have him speak to our Kalon candidates. It’s an important event and this luncheon provides future students with such potential, an opportunity to be inspired by a successful alumnus – to see what an education at Bethany College can offer,” said Scott D. Miller, president of the college.

The luncheon recognizes incoming students with leadership potential and serves as part of the Kalon Leadership Scholarship Competition.

For the full story, please visit Bethany College's main website.

Friday, February 15, 2013

McBride ’90 Appointed Executive Vice President of Grocery Manufacturers Association

Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) President and CEO Pamela G. Bailey recently announced Sean McBride ‘90 has been promoted to executive vice president of communications and membership services, effective January 1, 2013.  McBride previously served as senior vice president of communications and marketing.

In his new role, McBride will provide strategic leadership of the GMA communications and marketing function, the association’s membership development and services platform, and all GMA and joint industry conferences and events.  He will also continue to direct the GMA Industry Affairs and Collaboration function on an interim basis, as he has done since July 2012. He has been with the association since 2006.

For more stories and information about Bethany College, please visit the college's main website.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Florida Alumni & Friends Gatherings

Alumni and friends joined Dr. Scott D. Miller at events in Boca Raton, Ponte Vedra, Tampa/St. Pete and Estero from January 23 - 27, 2013. Eugen Miller '47 hosted the event in Boca Raton at the St. Andrews Country Club and Bob Goin '59 hosted the event at his home in Ponte Vedra.

Click here to view photos from the gatherings.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Children's “Seusstacular” Celebration Planned at T.W. Phillips Memorial Library

The T.W. Phillips Memorial Library in conjunction with the Bethany College Department of Education will hold a Children's “Seusstacular” Celebration from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2013

“Seusstacular” will feature games, skits, read-alouds, raffles and prizes for children, themed around classic Dr. Seuss stories. The celebration is open to the public and will include a brief ceremony to commemorate the grand re-opening of the recently relocated Grace Ryland & William Henry Robinson Children's Library on the main floor of the T.W. Phillips Memorial Library.

Dr. Seuss, or Theodor Seuss Geisel, published 46 children's books throughout his life. His birthday on March 2 has been adopted as the annual date for National Read Across America Day, which is an initiative created by the National Education Association.    
The Children’s Library, under the guidance of Heather Ricciuti, director of libraries and learning resources since 2009, has evolved from a small collection of children's materials to a fully renovated and redesigned children friendly environment on the main floor of the T.W. Phillips Memorial Library.
For the full story, please visit Bethany College's main website. 

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Greenbrier Cook-Off Webstreamed by Bethany Students

The eighth annual Cast Iron Cook-Off, a culinary competition celebrating authentic food using new Appalachian cuisine, was webstreamed live by Bethany College Department of Communications and Media Arts students on February 1 and 2, from The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.

Communications and Media Arts majors Katrina Miller, senior fellow; Anthony Sparks and James Reeve, seniors; and Whitney Lewicki, sophomore, produced the entire live event, which included the Friday evening welcome reception, stand-up interviews with participating chefs, the five-hour Saturday cook-off competition and the awards ceremony that evening. Department Chair M.E. Yancosek Gamble again served as co-master of ceremonies, interviewing members of the 14 cooking teams and judges.

Bethany Broadcasting Network’s chief engineer Joseph F. Dumas, Dr. Jason K. Smith, assistant professor of communications and media arts, and Dr. Mort Gamble, executive assistant to the president of Bethany College, accompanied the students to White Sulphur Springs and provided logistical support. Dumas and Smith also played in the Appalachian old-time band assembled for the occasion, titled the Cast Iron Skillet Lickers.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Bethany President and Senior Vice President Advocate for Independent Higher Education on Capitol Hill

 President Scott D. Miller and Senior Vice President Sven de Jong participated in the annual meeting of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU), February 3-6, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., as part of a series of activities on behalf of private higher education.

They attended briefings and reports on issues critical to private higher education, such as the federal government’s expanding role in both student aid and oversight of colleges, resulting in unprecedented challenges in Washington for independent institutions.

“Our institutions are being pressed on several fronts:  fraud and abuse, state authorization, tax policy, teacher preparation, student aid funding, gainful employment, and college affordability, among others,” according to a NAICU spokesperson, who described the session as “the single most important national higher education event held in the nation’s capital.”

Friday, February 8, 2013

“Noel & Gertie” to be Performed at Bethany College

The Bethany College Theatre Program will present an "iridescent and delightfully daring" evening  of "cocktails, evening dress and repartee" at 8 p.m. on Feb. 28 through March 2 in Maxwell’s with their production of “Noel & Gertie” by Sheridan Morley.

The production focuses on Noel Coward, a famous actor, playwright and composer, played by Andrew Ferguson, and Gertrude Lawrence, a celebrated actress in musical theatre, played by guest artist Kim Douglass. A combination of icons, the work is a depiction of their plays and lifelong, plutonic love for each other. 

Performing in Maxwell’s eschews the traditional theatre setting in favor of a cabaret style atmosphere. This will be an evening of throwback elegance which extends from the stage to audience and aims to unify actor and attendee. As such, attendees are encouraged to dress in semi-formal attire. A complimentary faux cocktail will be offered to those who do. 

For more on this story, please visit the main website.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Bethany College Announces Fall 2012 President’s List and Dean’s List

Bethany College has announced the President’s List and the Dean’s List for the fall semester of the 2012-13 school year. Those named to the President’s List must have achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average while completing a minimum of 12 graded credit hours. Those named to the Dean’s List must have earned a grade-point average of 3.65 or better for the semester while completing a minimum of 12 graded credits.
President’s List
The following students have qualified for this honor:

Brenna Michele Anderson (Oakmont, Pa.)
Kelly Becquet (Finleyville, Pa.)
Rebecca Lynne Braithwaite (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Tyler John Buchanan (Claysville, Pa.)
Cameron Avery Cooper (Hurricane, W.Va.)
Samuel Duvall (Shadyside, Ohio)
Olivia Kathleen Evans (Avella, Pa.)
Derek C. Fickess (Cranberry Twp., Pa.)
Johnathan Henry Foster (Cumberland, Md.)
Demi R. Frankhouser (Uniontown, Pa.)
Alaina M. Heck (Martinsburg, W.Va.)
Jessica LeeAnn Herrold (Washington, Pa.)
Rebekah Margaret Hudock (Uniontown, Pa.)
Kayla Elizabeth Kelly (Pasadena, Md.)
Mariah Jean Kemmerer (Royersford, Pa.)
Dakota K. Maravelis (Berkeley Springs, W.Va.)
Jessica Marie Miller (Greensburg, Pa.)
Teresa Mock (Inwood, W.Va.)
Deanna M. Morrison (McKees Rocks, Pa.)
Julia Ann Mouch (Toledo, Ohio)
Nicolette Frances Rea (Williamstown, W.Va.)
Kassandra Ann Reed (Waynesburg, Pa.)
Amber L. Ridings (Inwood, W.Va.)
Allison Joy Snyder (Newcomerstown, Ohio)
Kristen A. Sroka (Elizabeth, Pa.)
Kayla Nicole Taormina (Monaca, Pa.)
Skylar Brooke Williams (Jefferson Hills, Pa.)
Ashley R. Wright (Coshocton, Ohio)
Casey Jo Wynn (Chester, W.Va.)
Jessica Louise Zavatchen (Uniontown, Pa.)
Kelly Lyn Zogran (Pittsburgh, Pa.)

Dean’s List
The following West Virginia students have qualified for this honor:
Belleville - Kathryn S. Powell
Bethany - Natalie Pfahl
Bluefield - Sarah Michelle Smith
Bridgeport - Janet Taylor Lewis
Bunker Hill - Brittany Lynn Marsh
Charles Town - Shannon Nicole Marks
Charleston - Douglas B. Cheatham
Clarksburg - Kelvin M. Thomas
Colliers - Daniel Ross Sabatino
Follansbee - Carlie M. Fisher
Glen Dale - Kyle Louis Pytlak
Harpers Ferry - Charlotte Elizabeth King
Hedgesville - Kelsea Brooke Martz
Marlinton - Khristian Shane Smith
Martinsburg - Brooks Mastin Kursey
Moundsville - Charles Thomas Ziants, Daniel John McClelland and Evan M. Marmie
New Martinsville - Jason K. Utt
Parkersburg - Brett Michael Bourdon
Ridgeley - Emily Sue Miner
Weirton - Jason R. Swartzmiller, Kaitlyn L. Pitchok, Mari J. Kolanko and Matthew J. Salerno
Wheeling - Diana C. Greenawalt-Ware, Emily Sue Hobbs, Gerhard Augustus Schultze and Joseph Michael Morgan

The following Ohio students have qualified for this honor:
Berlin Center - Katherine Lynn Santor
Hubbard - Alanna Christine Bebech
Huron - Paige E. Bragg
Shadyside - Brian Tyler Davis
Shreve - Lindsay Erin Sparr
Somerset - Cody F. Eyerman
Steubenville - Andrew Joseph Brettell
Tiltonsville - Olivia Michelle Pavlic

The following Pennsylvania students have qualified for this honor:
Aliquippa - Bradley Robert Kubis
Allison Park - Peter Michael Franklin
Avella - Carl Dean Cosentino, Georgia Marie Miller and Katrina Miller
Avonmore - Jocelyn V. Nelson
Beaver - Sara E. Hogan
Beaver Falls - Derek Allen Bozic
Belle Vernon - Chelsea Nicole Sebetich
Buena Vista - Ryan Styche
Claysville - Hilary Suzanne Clark and Jolyn Nicole Ullom
Coal Center - Zachary Carlos Edmiston
Elizabeth - Amanda Rae Rodabaugh
Gibsonia - Paige Alexandra Prato
Greensburg - Seth Andrew Cawoski
Landisville - Kelsey Bish
Mather - Christina Marie Schamp
McMurray - Chelsea Louise Benson
Monaca - Taylor Camille Verrico
Nanty Glo - Lauren B. Wiegman
New Castle - Jessica Lynn Kusnierz
Pittsburgh - Alexander Joseph Tylka, Rebecca Elizabeth Stage, Ryan Nicklas Donnelly, Victoria A. Rhoads and Zachary Alan Kozlowski
Schwenksville - Julia Mazzanti Anderson
Seven Fields - Frank C. Salopek
Sycamore - Sydney E. Stennett
Uniontown - Allison Ann Pegg
Washington - Megan Nicole Scott
Wyano - Michael J. Bashioum

Other students achieving this honor were:
Hartford, Conn. - Catherine C. Marshall
Washington, D.C. - Dominique P. Sansbury
Bloomington, Ill. - Katherine Malini Warren
Whiting, N.J. - Bethany Rose Selph
Irving, Texas - Marjorie V. Card
Fairfax, Vt. - Heather Lauren Hamm
Beltsville - Taylor Josephine Solomon
Gaithersburg - Umar Tunkara
Waldorf - Neil Philip Verley
New York
Lancaster - Anne D. Taylor
New York - William Edward Bambury
Centreville - Gabriela Itzel Nunez
                    Woodbridge - Brandon Alan Trinh and Dayanara Ramos

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Pre-Health Professions Club to Host American Red Cross Blood Drive

Due to diminished blood collection over the winter season, the Pre-Health Professions Club from 1-7 p.m. on February 13 will be partnering with the American Red Cross River Valley Chapter to host a “Cycle of Love” blood drive in the private dining rooms of Benedum Commons.

Recent weather conditions, cold temperatures and widespread flu nationwide have forced the cancellation of many blood drives within the community and across the country. The college community can start their Valentine’s Day early by coming out to donate and help save the lives of others. All donors will be entered to win a Sheetz gift card and receive two free slices of pizza while supplies last.

For more information, or to pre-register to donate, please visit or email Site Coordinator Tanner Coles at

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Bethany College Names Bill Garvey New Head Football Coach

Bill GarveyBethany College President Dr. Scott D. Miller announced Friday that long-time assistant coach and offensive coordinator Bill Garvey has been promoted to head football coach, effective immediately. Garvey is the 36th head football coach in program history.
Garvey (right) will replace veteran head coach Tim Weaver, who has stepped down to pursue an opportunity at an NCAA Division I university. An announcement about Weaver’s future is expected within a week. Weaver departs after seven seasons at the helm of the Bison and has served as Director of Athletics and Recreation the past five years.

Dr. Miller also announced that director of sports information Brian Rose will serve as the acting director of athletics and recreation. Rose graduated from Bethany in 1998 and is in his 15th year in sports information, with over 13 of those serving at his alma mater.

For more on this story, please visit the main website. 

Monday, February 4, 2013

Bethany College Welcomes Two New Members to Board of Trustees

Gregory B. Jordan, Chair of the Bethany College Board of Trustees, has announced the election of two new members to the Board, – Jhamal Robinson, a 1998 graduate, and Doug Goin.

Robinson, the Vice President of Production Management for TLC at Discovery Communications, began his television career as a nightly news anchor for BCTV, Bethany’s campus-based station. Since then, he has worked with some of the most prominent television studios, including Paramount, Disney, Warner Brothers, NBC Universal and Fox. He became one of the youngest executives in the industry at 25 years old with a position at E! Entertainment Networks and has received four Emmy nominations, winning the award for Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts for his work on “Clean House: Messiest Home in the Country.”

Goin serves as the CFO for ZeroChaos, a workforce solutions company with clients in 14 countries around the globe. They help companies optimize their contract labor force with automated, web-enabled delivery platforms.
Goin received his bachelor's degree in business administration from West Virginia University. As CFO, he is charged with setting the financial direction for ZeroChaos and is responsible for finance, accounting, facilities, legal and treasury management.

For more on this story, please visit the main website.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Chaplain Thayer and Students Attend Inauguration in D.C.

As a part of his January term course entitled “How Can I Make Things Better?” Bethany College Chaplain Scott Thayer led 13 freshmen on a four-day trip to Washington, D.C., where the group attended the presidential inauguration and visited with a number of people in the nation’s capital who are making a positive difference in our society.

The group met with the Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson, the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church who has faced challenges and physical danger in his efforts to welcome people into the church who formerly have not felt welcome. The group also met with Jane Campbell, former Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, who currently is the director of the senate committee on small business and entrepreneurial activity, as well as with the management team of Sojourners, and with Arthur Keys and his staff at International Relief and Development.

A high point of the trip was a visit with West Virginia 
Senator Joe Manchin, who somehow found time in his busy schedule to sit down with the students and discuss their concerns. In their journal entries covering the trip, students wrote that the experience was an eye-opening, life-changing event. The group was welcomed by National City Christian Church, where students were lodged as a part of the church’s “bunkhouse” ministry, courtesy of funds made available by Bethany Memorial Church. Lauren Morris served as a van driver and female adult sponsor.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

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.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Faculty Spotlight

Communications and Media Arts
Dr. Jason K. Smith, Assistant Professor of Communications & Media Arts, will be presenting his paper: “This is Philip Defranco and You Have Been ‘Philled-In’”: Corporate Exploitation of YouTube ‘Circuitry,’ at the Annual Popular Culture Association /American Culture Association Conference held on March 27-30, 2013 at the Wardman Park Marriott in Washington, D.C.

Humanities - World Languages
Dr. Harald Menz, Professor of World Languages and Cultures & Director of International Studies, has been invited to serve a two-year term on the FACDIS (The West Virginia Consortium for Faculty and Course Development in International Studies) Steering committee. The Steering Committee (made up of six Institutional Representatives plus the FACDIS Director) makes decisions about travel grant funding and the selection of participants for other FACDIS special programs, including the annual Scholar-Diplomat Program."!

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Bethany College Announces 2013 Commencement Speaker

Ralph Baxter, chairman and chief executive officer of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, has been announced as Bethany College’s 2013 Commencement speaker. This will mark the college’s 173rd Anniversary Commencement Weekend.
Commencement will be held at 10 a.m. on May 18 in the Tilock Amphitheatre in the Pennington Quadrangle.

Baxter has held his position since 1990, during which he expanded Orrick, diversifying and extending its geographic reach and transforming the company from a domestic firm with California origins to one of the world’s largest and most prominent law firms, with more than 1,100 lawyers in offices across the United States, Europe and Asia.

For the rest of this story, please visit Bethany College's main website.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Bethany College Announces Addition of Marching Band for 2013-14

Bethany College has announced the addition of a marching band for the 2013-14 academic year, according to Bethany President Dr. Scott D. Miller. The Stampede Marching Band will be directed by J. Matthew White, lecturer in music at Bethany.

“Bethany College is very pleased to announce this exciting new addition to the music program. It’s another great example of the how we seek to improve the opportunities provided to our students inside and outside of the classroom,” said Dr. Miller. “Matthew provides the leadership and musical skills necessary to launch this new endeavor.”

White currently serves as the director for the Pep Band and Wind Ensemble. He also provides instruction for Bethany students who study brass woodwind and percussion instruments. With  20 years experience teaching and performing with instrumental groups that range from elementary bands, middle school bands and high school bands to Trinidadian steel drum bands, jazz bands, woodwind, brass and percussion ensembles, White brings an expansive knowledge to the newest performance option in the Music program at Bethany.

For the rest of this story, please visit Bethany College's main website.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Seglin ’78 Named to Top 100 List by “Trust Across America”

Bethany College alum Jeffrey Seglin ’78 was recently named one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior by “Trust Across America” for the second consecutive year.

Seglin, who is also the communications program director for the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy, writes “The Right Thing,” a weekly column on general ethics that has been syndicated by Tribune Media Services since September 2010. Seglin lectures widely on business ethics and is regularly featured as an expert on ethics on CNN, CNBC, Fox 25 Boston, and other media outlets.

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

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

ECHO Student Literary Contest

Bethany students are encouraged to submit their poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction to the ECHO student literary contest. The third annual Echo contest is open to undergraduate students currently enrolled at Bethany College, Heidelberg University, Hiram College, Marietta College, University of Mount Union, and Muskingum University. Each work will be judged as an individual entry, and entrants may win more than one prize. Prizes in each category will be $175, $100, and $50. Interested students may visit the ECHO contest website or contact Dr. Jessie Janeshek for more information. The deadline for entries is February 4, 2013.

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Monday, January 21, 2013

Bethany College and BD&E Win Two 2012 Collegiate Advertising Awards

Winners of the national 2012 Collegiate Advertising Awards were recently announced and the team of Bethany College and BD&E of Pittsburgh received two gold awards.

The entries which earned the recognition were the college’s 2012 admissions postcard series as well as a brochure promoting Bethany's dual degree programs.

The Collegiate Advertising Awards is an elite program designed to recognize today’s most talented educational marketing professionals for outstanding excellence in all forms of advertising, marketing and promotion. Jeff Flick '82, serves as the President and CEO of BD&E.

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

Friday, January 18, 2013

Bethany Alum Appointed as Judge to District Court in Carroll County, Maryland

Brian Green ’80 on Dec. 28 was appointed as a judge to the district court of Carroll County in Maryland by Governor Martin O’Malley.

For the past 23 years, he has served as an attorney there with the Office of the Public Defender. Green also has significant teaching experience. He is an adjunct professor for the criminal practice clinic at the University of Baltimore School of Law, and has worked for the Shemer Bar Review since 1999. Green began his legal career as an assistant state’s attorney in Baltimore City. He graduated from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law in 1987 and from Bethany College in 1980.

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

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Bethany College Announces Speaker for MLK Day

Paulo Nzambi, senior vice president and COO of Manchester Bidwell Corporation, has been as announced as the speaker for Bethany College’s Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Celebration on Monday, January 21, 2013.
Sponsored by the Office of Student Life, Nzambi will speak at 7 p.m. in the Agostino Room of Benedum Commons in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., and his incredible life’s work.

All day, there will be passive programming within the residence halls, titled “Honor the Man, Live the Dream.” From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. there will be service projects in the Ogden Dining Room which include decorating and creating flower pots and door decorations for assisted living homes, cards of appreciation for the troops, posters and cards for children in the hospital and pillow cases and care packages for women’s shelters.

In addition, starting at 11:30 a.m., there will be inauguration coverage on the televisions in the Ogden Dining Room.

For the rest of this story, please visit Bethany College's main website.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Brown ‘97 to Direct New Public Health Group at Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center

Bethany Alum Shawn T. Brown ‘97, Ph.D., has joined Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center as director of public health applications. In this role, he will lead a new group at PSC whose research addresses the problems of predicting disease spread via large-scale agent-based modeling, vaccine supply chain logistics in developing countries, and public health decision-making support via high performance computational modeling.

This position is a unique one for a high-performance computing facility such as PSC, and is part of a general trend to use supercomputing to address "big data" problems in the life and public health sciences.

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

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Alpha Xi Delta Supports Autism Speaks

Since 2009, the Alpha Xi Delta Fraternity has been in partnership with Autism Speaks. This year, the fraternity proudly announced that they have reached a milestone of $1 million in total donations. The Bethany College Delta Chapter of Alpha Xi Delta is honored to have played a role in this achievement.

In the fall of 2012, the Delta Chapter began what they hope will become tradition for their charity fundraising. On Sept. 2, the sisters attended the Washington Wild Things’ Fan Appreciation baseball game at Falconi Field. Here, they were given the opportunity to set up a booth at the gate and collect donations, while spreading awareness for Autism Speaks. Sister Amanda Neilsen threw the first pitch following the announcement of the group’s cause. With the support of 20 tickets purchased by Bethany College’s Office of Student Life and the donations of the Wild Things fans, the Delta Chapter raised $196.43 for the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. 

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

Monday, January 14, 2013

Bethany President Chairs Meeting of the Colleges and Universities of the Christian Church

President Scott D. Miller presided at the annual meeting of the Colleges and Universities of the Christian Church. He is currently serving a two-year term as chair of the council.

Sven de Jong, senior vice president of Bethany, and liaison from the TCUCC vice presidents to the council, presented results of the recent branding and marketing campaign.

The group also heard reports from Dr. Kenneth R. Garren (president of Lynchburg College), treasurer, Dr. A. Guy Waldrop, director of the TCUCC, and the Rev. Todd Adams, associate general minister of the Christian Church.

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

Friday, January 11, 2013

Bethany College Announces 2013 Oreon E. Scott Lectures

Bethany College has announced Rick Lowery, the featured speaker for the 58th annual Oreon E. Scott Lectures to be held April 8-9 at Bethany’s Mountainside Conference Center.
Lowery is an author, Bible scholar and an adjunct professor of Hebrew Bible at Lexington Theological Seminary in Kentucky, where he also served as dean. He is the author of several books on biblical studies and social and ecological justice, including "Sabbath and Jubilee." He’s currently writing a book titled "Genesis and Human Rights." He is a former regional president of the Society of Biblical Literature and is married to the Rev. Dr. Sharon Watkins, General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the US and Canada.

This year’s event will focus on “Genesis and Human Rights.”

Follow this link for more information.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

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.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

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
St. Andrews Country Club
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Hosted by Eugene Miller ‘47

Ponte Vedra, Fla.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The residence of Nancy and Bob '59 Goin
6-8 p.m.
Hosted by Bob Goin '59
Tampa/St. Pete, Fla.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Marchand’s Bar & Grill at the Vinoy Renaissance
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Estero, Fla.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Estero Country Club at the Vines