2005-06 - News Archives

BENNETT TO DELIVER BETHANY COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS

Bethany President Dr. G.T. "Buck" Smith has announced that Tulane University's Professor of Cell and Microbiology, Dr. Joan Wennstrom Bennett, will speak at Bethany College's 161st Commencement on May 7. Her address will be "Genes, Gender and Generalities." Weather permitting, Commencement exercises will be held on the Quadrangle of Old Main at 10 a.m.

BETHANY COLLEGE ANNOUNCES COMMENCEMENT ACTIVITIES

Bethany College's annual Commencement activities will take place May 5-7, Bethany President G.T. "Buck" Smith announced. Activities will be held the same week as the College's spring meeting of the Board of Trustees.

KING RECEIVES AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEWSPAPER EDITORS FELLOWSHIP

Bethany College Assistant Professor of Communication, has been awarded a $20,000 fellowship with the American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE).

BETHANY COLLEGE CLASS OF 2005 INCLUDES 53 AREA RESIDENTS

At Commencement exercises held Saturday (May 7) on the campus, 153 members of Bethany College's Class of 2005 received Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees.

BETHANY TO HOST WEST VIRGINIASHAKESPEARE AND RENAISSANCE CONFERENCE

Bethany College will host the 31st annual conference of the West Virginia Shakespeare and Renaissance Association on May 19-21. The conference explores contemporary issues in Shakespeare and Renaissance literature.

BETHANY COLLEGE SENIOR FELLOWS ANNOUNCED

Ten Ohio Valley students are among the 21 Bethany College students to be appointed Senior Fellows for the 2005-2006 academic year. Some Fellows serve a semester, some for the full year.

STUDENTS AWARDED BETHANY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS

Fourteen students have been awarded Bethany Kalon Scholarships.

BETHANY COLLEGE STUDENT RECEIVES JACOBSON FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Jason Brun, a senior Communication major at Bethany College, has received a scholarship from the Bernard H. and Blanche E. Jacobson Foundation.

BETHANY COLLEGE STUDENT RECEIVES SCHOLARSHIP

Jennifer Manor, a student at Bethany College, has received a scholarship from BB&T Bank. The bank contributed $10,000 to the Circle of Vision Scholarship Program administered by the West Virginia Independent Colleges and Universities, Inc (WVICU).

BETHANY PROFESSOR PRESENTS SOLO ART EXHIBITION

Herb Weaver, Bethany Professor of Fine

BETHANY COLLEGE STUDENT RECEIVES MCMANUS SCHOLARSHIP

Ronald Perkins, Jr., a 2005 graduate of Bethany College, received a Lewis N. McManus Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship was distributed in the fall of 2004.

BETHANY COLLEGE ALUMNUS APPOINTED TO LITERACY CHAIR

David A. Jolliffe, Bethany College graduate with the Class of 1974, was recently appointed to the Brown Chair in English Literacy at the University of Arkansas. Jolliffe will direct programs to increase literacy in Arkansas, such as community-based tutoring, professional development workshops for teachers, summer workshops and reading programs.

MOUNTAINSIDE QUILTING FEST & RETREAT TO BE HELD AT BETHANY COLLEGE

The 3rd Annual Mountainside Quilting Fest and Retreat will be held August 5-7 in Phillips Hall on the Bethany College campus. The event is sponsored by Bethany College's T.W. Phillips Library.

PEACE POINT EQUESTRIAN CENTER RECEIVES $3.5 MILLION

The commitment of a $3.5 million bridge loan from Sunset Mortgage Co. to Bethany Peace Point Equestrian Center will serve as a bridge to the future, Bethany Mayor Sven de Jong said Monday. He spoke to a gathering of state officials and representatives of the mortgage company, Bethany College and the equestrian facility.

BETHANY COLLEGE PROFESSOR HAS VIETNAM WAR BOOK PUBLISHED

Dr. Russell Cook, Bethany College Professor of Communication, has had his book, "U.S. Wars and the Media: The Vietnam War," published by Greenwood Press. Cook's research examines U.S. media coverage during the Vietnam War, which was a watershed in military-media relations.

BETHANY COLLEGE RECEIVES $3.2 MILLION GIFT FROM FORMER LIBRARIAN

Bethany College has received a gift in excess of $3.2 million from the late Mary Cutlip Roche, a former librarian at the College and a graduate in the Class of 1935.

BETHANY STUDENTS, FACULTY ATTEND WEST VIRGINIA BROADCASTER'S ASSOCIATION MEETING

On Aug. 6-7, Bethany College Senior Communication majors, Jason Brun of Bethany; Brian Cook of Wheeling; and Professor of Communication and General Manager of TV3, Dr. Russell Cook, attended the 59th annual West Virginia Broadcaster's Association (WVBA) meeting at The Greenbrier.

BETHANY COLLEGE TO SERVE AS CORPORATE SPONSOR OF TRI-STATE KICKOFF

Bethany College is continuing its history of supporting the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference (OVAC) by joining McDonald's, Aeropostale, Yamaha Corporation and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center as corporate sponsor of the inaugural Tri-State Kickoff.

BETHANY BARITONE TO TAKE CENTER STAGE AT PIRATES GAME

A powerful baritone from Bethany has been called up to the major leagues to deliver "The Star-Spangled Banner" at PNC Park in Pittsburgh over the Labor Day weekend.

BETHANY COLLEGE TRAIL RESTORATION PROJECT COMPLETED

The Bethany College Trails Restoration Project, in the Parkinson Forest located on the campus, was recently completed. The trail renovations started last September with funding provided from the West Virginia Department of Highways and Transportation and the Student Conservation Association.

SENIOR ART SHOW SET AT BETHANY COLLEGE

A Senior Art Show, featuring the works of Aaron Anslow, will be held Aug. 27 – Sept. 10 in Renner Union Gallery on the Bethany College campus. The show will consist of more than 50 pieces of artwork created by Anslow.

BETHANY COLLEGE TO HOLD VOLUNTEER AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT FAIR

“Getting Connected!,” a volunteer and civic engagement fair, will be held on Sept. 7 in Benedum Commons on the Bethany College campus. The fair is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. and is open to all non-profit social service agencies and schools in the Upper Ohio Valley. The event is sponsored by Bethany College’s Social Awareness Club, Phi Alpha Social Work Honorary and Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity.

BETHANY COLLEGE OPENS ACADEMIC YEAR

The campus of Bethany College came alive the weekend of August 26-28 when more than 270 new students joined returning upperclassmen boosting the total enrollment to the highest level in almost a decade. This academic year also marks the 165th anniversary of Bethany College.

'AFTERNOON OF THE ELVES' OPENS BETHANY THEATRE SEASON

"Afternoon of the Elves" opens the Bethany Theatre season with performances set for Sept. 22-24 at 6 p.m. and Sept. 25 at 2 p.m. Luke Hardt, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts-Theatre, is directing the play by Y. York. Assistant Director is Krystal Robinson and Technical Director is Jenn Christenson. Performances will be held in the Bethany Amphitheater.

GATES CAMBRIDGE SCHOLAR TO GIVE ADDRESS AT BETHANY’S FALL CONVOCATION

Dustin Frazier, a 2005 Bethany College graduate and Gates Cambridge Scholarship recipient, will address the Bethany College community during fall convocation. Convocation is scheduled for September 15 at 11 a.m. in Commencement Hall. Frazier’s speech is entitled “The Tightrope.”

HOLSTI TO SPEAK AT BETHANY COLLEGE W. KIRK WOOLERY LECTURE

Dr. Ole Holsti, the George V. Allen Professor of Political Science at Duke University, will be the speaker for this year’s Bethany College W. Kirk Woolery Lecture Series. The lecture is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Academic Parlour of Old Main. Holsti will speak on the topic "How Publics Abroad View the United States." The event is open to the public.

BROADCASTER SIMS TO VISIT BETHANY COLLEGE CAMPUS

Dave Sims, a broadcaster for Westwood One/CBS Radio Sports and regional television sportscaster for ESPN, will visit the Bethany College campus on Thursday, Sept. 22. Sims, a 1975 graduate of Bethany, will meet with current Bethany students and coaches to discuss how to work with today’s media, as well as his success in the field of broadcast journalism.

BETHANY COLLEGE PSYCHOLOGY CLUB VISITS GREECE

– Seven Bethany College Psychology Club students and their advisor, Dr. T. Gale Thompson, spent nine days in Greece this summer. Students attending the trip were Rachael Bell of Mt. Pleasant, Pa., Elisa Gumm of Weirton, W.Va., Josh Montgomery of Toronto, Ohio, Bianca Barnabei of Weirton, W.Va., Joey Williams of Lore City, Ohio, Jessica Shaffer of Wellsburg, W.Va., and Megan Ferda of New Athens, Ohio. The group spent four days on Santorini Island and five days in Athens.

BETHANY COLLEGE TO UNVEIL NEW BROADCASTING FACILITIES

The Bethany College Communication Department will unveil new broadcasting educational facilities at a news conference on Monday, Sept. 26, at 5:15 p.m. in the Johnson Visual Arts Center on the campus. All are welcome to attend the press conference.

BETHANY 'S UNDERGRADUATE AUTISM PROGRAM FIRST OF ITS KIND IN THE STATE

Bethany College's Department of Teaching and Social Services has received approval by the West Virginia Department of Education to create two new certification programs, an autism and reading endorsement. The autism program is the only undergraduate autism preparation program in the state while the reading education program will enable its completers to serve in Title I reading classrooms across the state as well as to meet the No Child Left Behind definition of a highly qualified teacher.

LECTURE SERIES ON ISLAM TO BE HELD AT BETHANY COLLEGE

Dr. Rebecca Denova, Renner Visiting Professor in Religious Studies, will present four informational lectures on "Understanding Islam" this semester on the Bethany College campus. Topics will include, "Out of the Desert: The Emergence of Islam," "The Crusades Through Arab Eyes," "Women in Islam," and "What is Islamic Fundamentalism?" Each lecture will be held at 7 p.m. in Weimer Lecture Hall and are free and open to the public. A question and answer session will follow each lecture.

HOMECOMING WEEKEND OCT. 7-9 AT BETHANY COLLEGE

Homecoming weekend is planned Oct. 7-9 on the Bethany College campus with a multitude of activities planned for the campus and for returning alumni.

BETHANY PEACE POINT EQUESTRIAN CENTER TO HOLD ENDURANCE RIDE

Bethany's Peace Point Equestrian Center, in partnership with the Mountain State Horse and Mule Council, will hold an AERC sanctioned endurance ride Oct. 1-2. Registration is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30. At that time, participants will also have a veterinary check-in for their horses. Spectators are welcome to the event.

'HORSING AROUND' ART EXHIBIT AT BETHANY COLLEGE

Visual art has been a focal point of Bethany College's Homecoming celebrations and this year's Homecoming is no different. "Horsing Around: An Equine Art Exhibit" featuring the works of Bethany College students, alumni, staff and friends is on display now through Oct. 21 in Renner Union Gallery on the campus.

BETHANY COLLEGE PROFESSOR RECEIVES GOVERNOR AWARD

Herb Weaver, Bethany College Jennie Steindorf Renner Professor of Fine Arts, has been awarded the $5,000 Governor’s Award for his ceramic sculpture accepted into the West Virginia Juried Exhibition in 2005

BETHANY HOMECOMING COURT SELECTED

Bethany College students have voted for members of the Homecoming Court and this week will vote again to select a King and Queen from the 12 nominees.

Explore Bethany College or Columbus Day

The Bethany College Office of Admission invites all area students to explore Bethany College on Monday, Oct. 10. Students will have the opportunity to tour the campus, meet with faculty and staff and have an admission interview.

KIEFER JOINS BETHANY COLLEGE ADMINISTRATION

Bethany College President, G. T. “Buck” Smith, announces the appointment of William R. Kiefer, a member of the Bethany College Board of Trustees, to the newly-created position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. His position began on August 22.

BETHANY STUDENTS SELECT HOMECOMING ROYALTY

Bethany College students selected Homecoming royalty who reigned over the Oct. 7-9 festivities on the campus as hundreds of students and alumni celebrated the annual fall weekend.

BETHANY COLLEGE’S PHI MU SORORITY TO SPONSOR HAUNTED TRAILS

Bethany College’s Phi Mu sorority will hold a Halloween event, “Terror on the Trails,” Oct. 21-22 on the Bethany College Trails. The event will be held from 9-11 p.m. on Oct. 21 and 7-10 p.m. on Oct. 22. Admission is $3 for Bethany College students and $5 for community members. Refreshments will be served and all proceeds to benefit the sorority’s philanthropy, Children’s Miracle Network.

WHEELING DECORATING GLASS DEDICATION AT BETHANY COLLEGE

Dr. Robert L. Martin, Bethany College graduate with the Class of 1940, will have his Wheeling Decorating Glass collection dedicated to the College on Oct. 16, at 2 p.m. in the Academic Parlour of Old Main. Refreshments will be served.

HOMECOMING 2005 REVIEW

Chilly temperatures and a steady rain wouldn't keep more than 500 Bethany alumni and friends from returning to the College to celebrate Homecoming the weekend of Oct. 7-9.

FAMILY WEEKEND OCT. 28-30 AT BETHANY COLLEGE

Families and friends of Bethany College students are welcomed to enjoy a special weekend, Oct. 28-30 on the West Virginia campus.

'KINDERTRANSPORT' THEATRE PRODUCTION SET AT BETHANY

The Bethany College Theatre season continues with the production of "Kindertransport" on Nov. 3-5, and Nov. 11-12, in Wailes Theatre on the campus. All performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. Luke Hardt, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts – Theatre, is directing the play by Diane Samuels. Assistant Director is Beth Ann Shaffer and Technical Director is Jenn Christenson.

BETHANY COLLEGE COMMUNICATION STUDENTS ATTEND WORKSHOP

Three Bethany College Communication students attended the Council of Independent Colleges and New York Times Student Newspaper Editors Workshop on Oct. 17 in New York City. Representing Bethany College were Chelsea Boyd, a senior from Wheeling, W.Va.; Jennifer Braum, a junior from Uniontown, Pa.; and Christopher Stark, a senior from Mineral Ridge, Ohio.

BETHANY COLLEGE EQUESTRIAN TEAM TO HOST INTERCOLLEGIATE HORSE SHOW

The Bethany College Equestrian Team will host an Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) show at the Peace Point Equestrian Center on Saturday, Nov. 5. The show will include 13 area teams including the University of Pittsburgh and West Virginia University.

BENNETT TO SPEAK AT BETHANY COLLEGE ON RECENT HURRICANES

Dr. Joan Bennett, Tulane University Professor of Cell and Microbiology, will lecture on recent hurricanes that have affected the United States on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. in Commencement Hall on the Bethany College campus. The lecture is entitled, "Katrina Catastrophe." The public is encouraged to attend to hear a first-hand perspective on the recent natural disasters.

GREEN AND WHITE VISITATION DAY SET AT BETHANY

A Green and White Visitation Day has been set by the Office of Admission at Bethany College. High school seniors and their parents are invited to attend programs planned for Saturday, Nov. 12.

BETHANY COLLEGE PROFESSOR NAMED FACULTY FELLOW

Dr. Patrick Sutherland, Bethany College Communication Department Chairperson, has been named a faculty fellow for the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) for 2006. Sutherland will join NATPE for its annual convention in Las Vegas in January.

SEMINAR ON BIODIESEL TO BE HELD AT BETHANY COLLEGE

Rich Cregar, a national instructor and research associate for the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium, a division of the National Research Center for Coal and Energy at West Virginia University, will present a seminar on biodiesel on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 11 a.m. in Weimer Lecture Hall on the Bethany College campus. All are invited to attend.

BETHANY ANNOUNCES CHANGES IN ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT

Bethany College announced major changes Friday in their Athletic Department, which includes releasing Athletic Director/Head Football Coach Steve Lee and two other football coaches from their contracts.

PARKER VOTED SECOND TEAM ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT

Bethany College junior T.J. Parker (Austintown, Ohio/Austintown Fitch) was voted to the ESPN the Magazine Second Team Academic All-District II football team Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

BETHANY’S ESTERBAUER NAMED ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT

Bethany College junior Sean Esterbauer (Toronto, Canada/Thornlea) has been voted First Team ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District II in men’s soccer by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), it was announced Thursday.

BETHANY COLLEGE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ASSOCIATION HOLDS MULTI-CULTURAL FAIR AT BETHANY PRIMARY SCHOOL

Bethany College's International Student Association (ISA) in conjunction with the Bethany Primary School Parent Teacher Association, held a multi-cultural fair at Bethany Primary School on Tuesday, Nov. 15. The fair drew approximately 50 participants.

COMMUNICATION STUDENTS HELP WITH ESPN BROADCAST

Six Bethany College Communication students were part of the ESPN technical crew that helped broadcast the Thanksgiving Day college football game between West Virginia University and the University of Pittsburgh in Morgantown, W.Va.

ALUMNUS KEYS HONORED BY DIVINITY SCHOOL

The Rev. Dr. Arthur B. Keys Jr., a 1967 graduate of Bethany College and founder and president of International Relief and Development (IRD) in Arlington, Va., was honored by the Yale University Divinity School with its prestigious annual William Sloane Coffin Award for Peace and Justice.

BETHANY COLLEGE PROFESSOR PRESENTS LECTURE SERIES ON CHRISTIANITY

Dr. Rebecca Denova, Renner Visiting Professor in Religious Studies, will present a series of four lectures on competing beliefs of Christianity in late antiquity during the spring semester at Bethany College. Topics will include, "Lost Gospels: Lost Christianities," "Who Were the Gnostics?" "The Battle for Orthodoxy," and "What Have We 'Discovered' in the Lost Gospels?" Each lecture will be held at 7 p.m. in Weimer Lecture Hall on the campus. The lectures are free and open to the public.

BETHANY COLLEGE TO HOLD HOLIDAY CONCERT

The Bethany College Fine Arts holiday concert will be presented on Thursday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. in Commencement Hall. There is no charge for the event and the public is cordially invited.

WIRELESS ACCESS NOW OFFICIALLY AVAILABLE AT BETHANY COLLEGE

Students, faculty and staff can now access wireless service from Benedum Commons. The new access points join pre-existing zones in T.W. Phillips Memorial Library and Phillips Lounge.

TRIO OF BETHANY ATHLETES HONORED BY PAC

Three Bethany College student-athletes earned Presidents' Athletic Conference honors Monday, Dec.5, when the league posted its weekly release. Receiving basketball Players of the Week accolades for the men and women, respectively, were senior Matt Drahos (Wheeling, W.Va./John Marshall) and senior Jenny Place (Farmdale, Ohio/Badger), while junior Stephen Zinz (Meadville, Pa.) was named the men's Swimmer of the Week.

BETHANY'S LAVEL WILLIAMS NAMED SECOND TEAM ALL-REGION

Bethany College senior Lavel Williams (Toronto, Canada/Winston Churchill) has been named Second Team All-Mid-Atlantic Region, as announced by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Wednesday, Dec.7.

TIM WEAVER NAMED NEW BETHANY FOOTBALL COACH

Bethany College introduced current Columbia University and former Harvard University defensive coordinator Tim Weaver as its 36th head football coach during a press conference Thursday afternoon in Hummel Field House.

BETHANY NAMES BILL GARVEY OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR

New Bethany College head football coach Tim Weaver took one more step in filling his staff for next season when current Stonehill (Mass.) College offensive coordinator Bill Garvey was named the offensive coordinator.

PAC NAMES MIKE DRAHOS PLAYER OF THE WEEK

The Presidents' Athletic Conference named Bethany College senior Mike Drahos (Wheeling, W.Va. /John Marshall) its Men's Basketball Player of the Week for Jan. 10.

THREE BISON TABBED AS PLAYERS TO WATCH BY COLLEGIATE BASEBALL

Three Bethany College seniors, OF/P Ian Edwards (Martinsburg, W.Va./Hedgesville), OF Rich Majewski (McKees Rocks, Pa./OLSH) and OF Aaron Meadows (Wellsville, Ohio) have been named as Players to Watch in the Jan. 6 issue of Collegiate Baseball magazine.

KATHLEEN NORRIS TO SPEAK AT BETHANY COLLEGE'S SCOTT LECTURES

Kathleen Norris, an award-winning poet, writer and author, will be the lecturer at Bethany College's Oreon E. Scott Lectures. The lectures will take place April 24-25 at Bethany Memorial Church in Bethany.

SCHRAMM PRESENTS PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT AT BETHANY

Robert Schramm, professor emeritus at West Liberty State College, is presenting a photography exhibit called, “Photography Retrospective,” in Renner Union Gallery on the Bethany College campus. The exhibit features his work with daguerreotypes, chrysotypes and uranotypes.

BETHANY COLLEGE GRADUATE AWARDED GATES CAMBRIDGE SCHOLARSHIP

Dustin M. Frazier, a recent Bethany College graduate, has been selected as one of 38 candidates from the United States to be offered a Gates Cambridge Scholarship for graduate studies at the University of Cambridge in England.

THREE BETHANY COLLEGE WOMEN GRANTED HEINZ TRAVEL AWARDS

Three Bethany College women have been awarded Vira I. Heinz Travel Awards to continue their studies this summer in other countries.

BETHANY COLLEGE COMMUNICATION DEPARTMENT RECEIVES GRANT

The West Virginia Broadcasters Association (WVBA) has designated a $2,500 grant to the Bethany College Communication Department. WVBA Board Member Yogi Yoder, general manager of three Prettyman Broadcasting radio stations (WEPM, WLTF and WKMZ) in Martinsburg, W.Va., announced the grant decision.

THIRD ANNUAL UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH DAY AT THE CAPITOL FEATURES FOUR BETHANY COLLEGE STUDENTS

Four Bethany College students are among the 103 students representing nine West Virginia colleges and universities participating in the third annual Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol in Charleston on Feb.1.

BETHANY COLLEGE SENIORS TAKE COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATIONS

In early January, approximately 125 Bethany College seniors took a rite of passage familiar to all Bethanians when they completed their senior comprehensive examinations, most commonly known as “comps.” These three-day examinations, which feature both a written and oral section, test seniors on all materials learned in their major area of study.

BETHANY COLLEGE TO HOST CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT

The Sarasvati Trio will perform a concert of chamber music on Feb. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Wailes Theatre on the Bethany College campus. They will play works to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth. The works come from the last years of Mozart's creativity – the Trio in G, K. 564, Sonata in A for Violin K. 526, and Trio in G Minor. Admission to the concert is free and the public is cordially invited.

BOSTON ALUMNI FORM CHAPTER

The College has been reaching out far and wide to its alumni, and in turn, alumni are responding back to the College. Active alumni chapters have begun the past year in both Pittsburgh, Pa., and the greater Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.

BETHANY’S PLACE EARNS SECOND TEAM ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT

Bethany College senior Jenny Place (Farmdale, Ohio/Badger) was named to the ESPN the Magazine Second Team Academic All-District II women’s basketball team Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

THREE BISON MEN RECEIVE ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT ACCOLADES

Three Bethany College men’s basketball players were recognized Thursday for their success in the classroom, as well as on the basketball court, when seniors Matt and Mike Drahos (Wheeling, W.Va./John Marshall) and Scott Mezyk (Johnstown, Pa./Westmont-Hilltop) were voted to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District II men’s basketball teams Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

PEACE POINT EQUESTRIAN CENTER TO HOLD INTERCOLLEGIATE HORSE SHOW

The Bethany College equestrian team will host an Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) hunt seat show at Peace Point Equestrian Center on Saturday, Feb. 25. West Virginia University and the University of Pittsburgh are among the teams invited to participate in the show.

TWO BETHANY COLLEGE STUDENTS RECEIVE UPS SCHOLARSHIPS

Jason Schubert and Dominic Scurti, students at Bethany College, were recently selected as recipients of UPS scholarships. Each student will receive a $1,375 scholarship.

CURRENT BETHANY STUDENTS FIND A BUDDY

During the Alumni Council meeting held in March of 2005, the Student Services Committee (SCC), met with Bethany faculty to discuss how this group of alumni could aid in working with students. From this discussion, the Bethany Buddy program was born.

BETHANY SENIOR INTERNS AT AUSTRALIAN TELEVISION STATION

Kristen Workman-Howell, a senior Communication major at Bethany, interned this past summer at NBN Television in Newcastle, Australia. Workman-Howell was the only student from North America selected for this internship, which was part of the AustraLearn program.

BETHANY’S DRAHOS BROTHERS, HUFFMAN HIGHLIGHT PAC AWARDS

Just two days after completing the first undefeated run through the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) regular season in a dozen years, the Bethany College men’s basketball team raked in the honors when the All-PAC teams were announced Monday by the league office.

BETHANY TO CELEBRATE FOUNDER'S DAY

Bethany's heritage, history and traditions will be celebrated with a formal convocation and wreath-laying ceremony on Thursday, March 2, as the College observes the 166th anniversary of its founding.

BETHANY’S DRAHOS BROTHERS NAMED ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS

Bethany College senior Matt Drahos (Wheeling, W.Va./John Marshall) continued a whirlwind season of awards and accolades when he was named an ESPN the Magazine’s First Team College Division Academic All-American.

BETHANY SENIOR ART MAJORS TO EXHIBIT WORKS

Seven Bethany College Fine Arts-Visual Art majors will exhibit their works at a show scheduled March 14 through April 2 in Renner Union Gallery on the campus. This year’s show will exhibit works from one of the largest classes of Visual Art majors in Bethany history.

BETHANY COMMUNICATION DEPARTMENT RECEIVES GRANT FOR DIGITAL TELEVISION UPGRADE

– Bethany College’s Communication Department recently received a $64,000 grant from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation. The grant money will be used to help the Department transition from its primarily analog television operation to fully digital by 2009.

BETHANY STUDENT RECEIVES SCHOLARSHIP FROM APPALACHIAN POWER COMPANY

Benjamin Brownlee, a student at Bethany College, has been chosen as the recipient of a scholarship from Appalachian Power Company. Brownlee, a Communication major, is from Moundsville, W.Va.

BETHANY STUDENT RECIPIENT OF MCMANUS SCHOLARSHIP

Laura Haas, a student at Bethany College, is the recipient of the Lewis N. McManus Scholarship Fund. Haas, a Political Science major, is a resident of Core, W.Va.

'I MARRIED AN ANGEL' CLOSES BETHANY COLLEGE THEATRE SEASON

The Bethany College 2005-2006 theatre season will come to a close with Rodgers and Hart's "I Married An Angel." Performances are set for March 16-18 at 8 p.m. and March 19 at 2 p.m. in Wailes Theatre on the campus. Luke Hardt, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts – Theatre, is directing the play. Technical director is Jenn Christenson and musical director is David Rudari, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts – Music.

BETHANY TO HOLD COMMUNICATION WORKSHOP FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

The Bethany College Communication Department will offer a workshop for area high school students interested in careers in communication and journalism on May 19-20. Bethany Communication faculty members will conduct the workshop along with hands-on instruction and advice from media professionals in the tri-state area.

PEACE POINT RECOGNIZED AS UNITED STATES PONY CLUB RIDING CENTER

The United States Pony Club (USPC) has recognized the riding facility at Peace Point Equestrian Center as a new riding center. The Peace Point Pony Club Riding Center will offer members up to age 25 a place to ride and learn about the care of horses. Peace Point Pony Club Riding Center is the first USPC Riding Center in the United States to be based at a college or university.

BETHANY COMMUNICATION STUDENT NAMED FINALIST IN NATIONAL COMPETITION

Rebecca Bateson, a Communication major, has been named a finalist in the 2006 National Broadcasting Society's (NBS) Student Production Competition. Bateson, from Wheeling, W.Va., is a finalist in the audio news segment category for a newscast that aired on the College's radio station.

ALUMNI COUNCIL TO OFFER CAREER DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS FOR BETHANY SENIORS

Bethany College seniors will have the opportunity to polish their resumes, participate in mock interviews, build a job search strategy, learn valuable logistical and etiquette tips for visiting a prospective job site, and hear acceptable pre and post interview communications methods, all in an interactive half day session hosted by the College’s Alumni Council. The Bethanians Understanding Real Professions, (B.U.R.P.) sessions are open to all seniors interested in fine-tuning their professional development skills as they embark on their career search.

BETHANY'S INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ASSOCIATION JOINS IN 'THINKING DAY'v

Bethany College's International Student Association (ISA) recently joined with Brooke County Girl Scout troops for the Girl Scout's annual "Thinking Day." The event was held at Bethany Memorial Church.

BETHANY TO HOLD SIBLINGS WEEKEND

Bethany College will hold its annual Siblings Weekend on March 31-April 2 on the campus. The event gives families of Bethany students, especially siblings, the opportunity to see and to experience Bethany.

POET TO PRESENT AT BETHANY COLLEGE

Chinese poet, Huang Xiang, will perform selections of his poetry on March 25 in Wailes Theatre on the Bethany campus. The presentation is sponsored by Bethany's Student Activities Council and the Writers Club. Huang will be performing in Chinese as English translations of his poetry are projected and read in English by Dr. Larry Grimes, Chairman of Bethany College's English Department and advisor to the Writers Club.

BETHANY COLLEGE PART OF AREA JOB FAIR

The Upper Ohio Valley Career Services Consortium will host its fifteenth Annual Collegiate Job Fair on April 6 at Wheeling Park's White Palace from 1 to 4 p.m.

BETHANY'S PHI KAPPA TAU FRATERNITY TO HOLD SPAGHETTI DINNER

Bethany College's Phi Kappa Tau fraternity will hold a spaghetti dinner on Sunday, April 9 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Bethany Memorial Church. The cost for the dinner is $6 for adults and $4 for children. All proceeds from the dinner will benefit the Hole in the Wall Camps, Phi Kappa Tau's national philanthropy.

BETHANY COLLEGE TO HOLD 'MISSION POSSIBLE' EVENT

Active Disciples on Campus (ADOC) student organization is holding a "Mission Possible" event for high school youth from Ohio, Kentucky and Texas on March 17-19 on the Bethany campus. "Mission Possible" is a weekend retreat focused on mission work. Scheduled activities include keynote sessions, games and fellowship.

BETHANY NAMES ALUMNUS MARK SWIGER NEW HEAD CROSS COUNTRY COACH

Bethany College has named 1982 graduate Mark Swiger as its new head men’s and women’s cross country coach, announced Thursday by athletic director Joe Kurey.

SLOANE RECEIVES STILL GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP

Edward Sloane, a senior English major at Bethany College, is the recipient of the James Still Fellowship for Graduate Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Kentucky. Sloane is the son of Ed and Kit Sloane of Wheeling.

BETHANY TO CELEBRATE STUDENTS' ACHIEVEMENTS AT HONORS CONVOCATION

College-wide and departmental awards will be presented to students when Bethany holds its annual Honors Day and Convocation on Thursday, April 6.

THURSTON TO SPEAK AT MCGUFFIE LECTURE

Dr. Bonnie Thurston, a poet, scholar, minister, anchorite and member of the Board of Trustees at Bethany College, will present this year's Helen Louise McGuffie Lecture, entitled, "A Way of Offering Praise to the World: God Talk in the Poetry of Anne Sexton and Mary Oliver." The lecture will take place on April 1 at 4 p.m. in Phillips Hall lounge on the campus.

FIVE BETHANY COLLEGE STUDENTS RECEIVE CIRCLE OF VISION SCHOLARSHIP

T.J. Allen, Jason Brun, Amy DiBartolomeo, Deidra Hall and Christopher Mills, students at Bethany College, were recently awarded Circle of Vision Scholarships from the Bernard McDonough Foundation, Inc.

SCAGGS TO PRESENT SENIOR GUITAR RECITAL

Chris Scaggs, Bethany College Senior Music major, will perform a guitar recital on Saturday, April 8 at 7 p.m. in Wailes Theatre on campus. A reception will follow the performance.

TWO BETHANY STUDENTS CHOSEN AS SUMMER PEACE INTERNS

Rebekah Cypert and Johanna Heil, students at Bethany College, have been chosen as two of four students to serve as Summer Peace Interns with the Disciples Peace Fellowship. They will travel across the United States and Canada talking to youth about peace and justice.

KANDEL TO DELIVER BETHANY COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS

Myron Kandel, the founding financial editor and economic commentator for CNN Financial News, will speak at Bethany College's 162nd Commencement on Saturday, May 6. Commencement activities will be held on the Quadrangle of Old Main at 10 a.m. He will also receive an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the College.

COOK RECEIVES BB&T BANK SCHOLARSHIP

Brian Cook, a Bethany College senior, has received a scholarship from BB&T Bank. Cook, a Communication major, is from Wheeling, W.Va.

BETHANY STUDENTS RECEIVE HONORS

Four Bethany College students were honored with College-wide awards at the College's Honors Convocation held in early April.

WEAVER CONDUCTS ART WORKSHOP

Herb Weaver, the Jennie Steindorf Renner Professor of Fine Arts at Bethany College, recently returned from Siena Heights University in Adrian, Mich., where he was a workshop facilitator at the Seventh Annual "Common Dialogue Day." Weaver's session was titled, "Art Weapons of Mass Reconstruction."

BETHANY COLLEGE PANHELLENIC COUNCIL TO HOST NICHOLSON BREAKFAST

The Bethany College Panhellenic Council will host its annual Darline Nicholson Spring Breakfast on April 29 at 10 a.m. in Benedum Commons. The breakfast is held to honor senior women of Bethany College and Nicholson for her years of dedication to Bethany.

BETHANY TO HOLD RELAY FOR LIFE EVENT

Walkers from Bethany College and the surrounding Bethany community will participate around the clock to help in the battle against cancer during the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life event. The event is scheduled for April 21 – April 22 on campus. This “celebration of life” brings numerous groups and individuals together for a unified effort to fight against cancer.

BETHANY EDUCATION MAJORS RECEIVE DISTINCTION ON PRAXIS II TEST

Five Bethany College Senior Education majors recently received distinction on their Praxis II test. Individuals entering the teaching profession take these tests as part of the teacher licensing and certification process required by many states. A number of professional associations and organizations require these tests as one criterion for professional licensing decisions.

ALUMNUS KEYS TO SPEAK AT BACCALAUREATE SERVICE

Arthur B. Keys Jr., Bethany College graduate with the Class of 1967, will be the College's Baccalaureate speaker on May 5 at 8 p.m. in Commencement Hall. Keys is founder, president and chief executive officer of International Relief and Development (IRD), an Arlington, Va., based non-governmental organization committed to improving the living conditions and lives of the world's most vulnerable populations. Keys will also receive an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the College.

TWO BETHANY STUDENTS RECEIVE DOMINION SCHOLARSHIPS

Tiffany Lattimer, of Follansbee, W.Va., and Paul McCormick, of Wheeling, W.Va., both students at Bethany College, are the recipients of Dominion Transmission scholarships.

JORDAN ELECTED CHAIR OF BETHANY COLLEGE'S BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Gregory B. Jordan, managing partner at Reed Smith, has been elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Bethany College. The appointment was announced during the College's annual spring Board meeting.

MERENDA RECEIVES STEPTOE & JOHNSON SCHOLARSHIP

Dea Merenda, a Bethany College graduate with the Class of 2006, was the recipient of a scholarship from Steptoe & Johnson PLLC. Merenda is a resident of Follansbee, W.Va.

FIVE BETHANY STUDENTS RECEIVE MAIER FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

Bethany College students – Steven Broadwater, of South Charleston, W.Va., Katherine DeMundo of Moundsville, W.Va., Robert Lowe of Lewisburg, W.Va., Danielle Munas of Wheeling, W.Va., and Ashley Simich of Weirton, W.Va. – are the recipients of a Maier Foundation scholarship.

BETHANY COLLEGE WELCOMES THREE NEW MEMBERS TO BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Bethany College has added three new members to its Board of Trustees. Joining the Board are George "Ken" Bado, a graduate with the Class of 1977; George M. Davis, a graduate with the Class of 1978; and R. Timothy Stack, a graduate with the Class of 1975.

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR ALEECE GRESHAM, FORMER FIRST LADY OF BETHANYCOLLEGE, ANNOUNCED

Bethany College has announced a memorial service in honor of its former first lady, Aleece Gresham. Mrs. Gresham passed away on May 1, 2006 at the age of 101.

BETHANY COLLEGE ANNOUNCES SPRING 2006 DEAN'S LIST

Bethany College announces the dean’s list for the spring semester 2006. Those named to the Dean's List must have completed at least 12 graded credits and must have earned a 3.65 or better academic average during the semester to qualify.

32 BISON STUDENT-ATHLETES NAMED TO PAC ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL

Bethany College had 32 student-athletes named to the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Academic Honor Roll for their success in the classroom during the 2006 spring semester. To be eligible for the Honor Roll, a student-athlete must achieve a 3.6 GPA or higher on a scale of 4.0 during the semester.

REUNION WEEKEND 2006 REVIEW

Over 150 Bethany alumni and friends returned to campus June 9-11, 2006 for a weekend of reminiscing and celebration.

BETHANY COLLEGE'S PHI MU SORORITY TO SPONSOR HAUNTED TRAILS

Bethany College's Phi Mu sorority will hold their second annual Halloween event, "Terror on the Trails," October 20-21 on Bethany College Trails.