On Monday, August 21, Bethany College hosted a solar eclipse viewing party for the campus community. Dr. Lisa Reilly, associate professor of chemistry and board member of the NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium, assisted students in tracking the NASA live feed of the eclipse path of totality across the United States.
Members of the Bethany Community,
We are deeply saddened by the tragic events at the University of Virginia and in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend. Our thoughts and our prayers go out to the victims of the violence and, indeed, to all members of these communities.
Dr. Joseph Lane, a professor of political science and the founding director of the honors college at Emory & Henry College in Emory, Virginia, begins the 2017-18 academic year as the new provost and dean of the faculty at Bethany College.
Bethany College has announced the President’s List and the Dean’s List for the spring semester of the 2016-2017 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 much have earned a grade point average of 3.65 or better for the semester while completing a minimum of 12 graded credit hours.
Valedictorian Olivia Konopka of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who completed her “perfect” college career as a double major in History and Interdisciplinary Studies, was recognized during Bethany College’s 2017 Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 20. Dr. Larry Grimes, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, presented Konopka with the College’s prestigious Oreon E. Scott Award, which is given annually to the senior graduating with the highest academic standing.
Former majority leader of the United States Senate and U.S. Special Envoy for Middle East Peace, Senator George J. Mitchell, addressed Bethany College’s 2017 graduating class as part of the institution’s 177th Anniversary Commencement Weekend on Saturday, May 20, in the Dr. Fred H. Tilock Amphitheatre at the Pennington Quadrangle.