2006-07 - News Archives

Bethany College to Host reunion Weekend

BETHANY RELAY FOR LIFE RAISES $5,327

Bethany College hosted their third Relay For Life on Saturday, November 11, 2006 at the Thomas Phillips Johnson Recreational Center. 186 people participated in the event which began at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday and continued through the night until 6:00 a.m. on Sunday morning.

BETHANY PHI CHAPTER HONORED AT PHI KAPPA TAU CENTENNIAL

Bethany College's Phi Chapter of the Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity traveled to Oxford, Ohio July 20-23 to celebrate the National Convention and Centennial Celebration. Throughout the weekend, the Bethany chapter and members of the fraternity were honored for their contributions to Phi Kappa Tau.

BETHANY COLLEGE PROFESSOR TO PRESENT AT CONVERGENCE AND INTEGRATION CONFERENCE

Bethany College Communication Professor, Dr. Patrick Sutherland, will be presenting research on media convergence and integration at the First Annual “Expanding the Definition of Convergence and Integration” Conference to be held April 19-20, at Texas Tech University.

BETHANY COLLEGE STUDENTS EXCEL IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

Many Bethany College students are taking steps to improve their chance of obtaining a job after college, by participating in the Washington Center Internship Program and spending a semester in Washington, D.C. interning at an institution whose work is of interest to the student.

BETHANY COLLEGE TO PRESENT GOVERNOR MANCHIN WITH HONORARY DEGREE

West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin will visit Bethany College on Thursday March 29, 2007. A special convocation will be held at 11:30 a.m. on the College campus to honor Governor Manchin. He will speak in historic Commencement Hall on the benefits of higher education in West Virginia. Prior to his speech, he will be presented with an honorary Doctorate of Laws degree.

BETHANY COLLEGE CELEBRATES WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

Bethany College will celebrate Women’s History Month throughout March with a variety of events for students, faculty, staff, and members of the community. Sponsored by the Office of Student Services, Amnesty International, and Alpha Xi Delta sorority, these activities are open to all.

CIRCLE OF VISION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM CELEBRATES MOST SUCCESSFUL YEAR EVER

Partnering with 16 corporations, foundations, and individual donors, West Virginia Independent Colleges & Universities, Inc. (WVICU), recently announced recipients of the Circle of Vision Scholarship for 2006-07 at Bethany College. This announcement came shortly after WVICU revealed its 2006 fundraising campaign surpassed a $1.1 million goal.

BETHANY COLLEGE TO HOST BOOK SIGNING BY LOCAL AUTHOR

Bethany College will host local author, David George, at the T.W. Phillips Memorial Library on Monday, March 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a book signing and review.

UPPER OHIO VALLEY CAREER SERVICE CONSORTIUM SPONSORS APRIL 12 JOB FAIR

The Upper Ohio Valley Career Service Consortium is sponsoring its annual job fair from 1 – 4, p.m. Thursday, April 12 at Wheeling Park’s White Palace.

BETHANY STUDENT NAMED FINALIST IN THE 2007 NBS PRODUCTION COMPETITION

Justin Mackey, a junior communication major at Bethany College, has been named a national student electronic media competition finalist at the National Broadcasting Society’s annual convention to be held in Chicago. Mackey, son of Laurenda Mackey and David Titmus, of Pittsburgh, Pa., is nominated in the Video Drama category for the submission of a production titled “Half-Asleep.”

BETHANY COLLEGE COMMUNICATION DEPARTMENT TO HOLD ANNUAL COMMUNICATION WEEK APRIL 9-15

The Bethany College Communication Department will host several days of communication lectures and panels during the week of Monday, April 9 through Friday, April 13; concluding with an awards banquet and brunch on Sunday, April 15, in honor of communication students.

BETHANY COLLEGE TO HOST POETS DURING NATIONAL POETRY MONTH

Bethany College will celebrate National Poetry Month by hosting two poets during the month of April. On Thursday April 5, Jericho Brown will be on campus and Stacey Waite will visit on Friday April 13.

BETHANY THEATRE TO PRESENT PRIVATE EYES

The Bethany College Theatre will conclude their main stage season April 11-14 with the Steven Dietz' production, Private Eyes. The performance will be held each day at 8 p.m. in Wailes Theater on the Bethany College Campus.

BETHANY SENIOR WOMEN TO BE HONORED AT THE DARLINE NICHOLSON SPRING BREAKFAST ON APRIL 14

Bethany senior women will be honored at the annual Darline Nicholson Spring Breakfast on Saturday April 14, 2007 at 10 a.m. in Benedum Commons.

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 PROFESSOR RECEIVES FULBRIGHT FELLOWSHIP

Bethany College Professor of Biology John T. Burns has been selected by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board as a Fulbright Scholar grantee. The Board consists of 12 members appointed by the President to select Fulbright recipients.

BETHANY COLLEGE ANNOUNCES COMMENCEMENT ACTIVITIES

Bethany President G.T. “Buck” Smith announced that Bethany College’s annual commencement activities will take place May 4-5, 2007.

BETHANY COLLEGE’S TEACHER PREPARATION PROGRAM AWARDED NATIONAL RECOGNITION

The National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) has given Bethany College national recognition for their teacher preparation program in the areas of Elementary Education, Science Education and Social Studies Education.

BETHANY COLLEGE PROFESSOR OPENS ART EXHIBIT AT OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY

Herb Weaver, Jennie Steindorf Renner Professor of Fine Arts at Bethany College, will be featured in an art exhibition at the Old Dominion University Art Gallery in Norfolk, Va., beginning May 12.

BETHANY COLLEGE ANNOUNCES CLASS OF 2007

At commencement exercises held Saturday May 5 on the campus, 204 members of Bethany College's Class of 2007 received Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees.

BETHANY COLLEGE SENIOR FELLOWS ANNOUNCED

Sixteen Bethany College students were appointed Senior Fellows for the 2007-2008 academic year. Fellows serve either for a semester or the full year.

BETHANY COLLEGE TO HOST REUNION WEEKEND

Bethany College alumni and friends will return to campus June 8-10 for a weekend of reminiscing and celebration.

BETHANY COLLEGE PROFESSOR TO ATTEND NEW MEDIA SUMMIT IN NEW YORK CITY

Bethany College Associate Professor of Communication Dr. Patrick J. Sutherland has been invited to attend the New Media Summit in New York City on June 7 and 8. Some 80 academics, journalists and business leaders from around the United States will be attending the event which is co-sponsored by Edelman Corporate and Public Affairs and PR Week.

BETHANIANS TO BE HONORED AT ALUMNI AWARDS LUNCHEON

Five Bethanians will be honored Saturday June 9 at the Alumni Awards Luncheon as a part of Reunion Weekend 2007 on the campus of Bethany College.

BETHANY COLLEGE ANNOUNCES SPRING 2007 DEAN'S LIST

Bethany College announces the Dean's List for the spring semester 2007. 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.

MCCORMICK NAMED FINALIST FOR V FOUNDATION COMEBACK AWARD

Bethany College sophomore women’s basketball player Kaitlyn McCormick (Wheeling, W.Va./Wheeling Park) has been selected as a finalist for the seventh annual V Foundation Comeback Award, which is presented by the V Foundation for Cancer Research, in conjunction with ESPN.

BETHANY NAMES CHRISTMAS NEW WOMEN’S SOCCER COACH

Bethany College men’s assistant soccer coach Barry Christmas has been named the new head women’s soccer coach, as announced by athletic director and head men’s soccer coach Kosmas Mouratidis.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS FOOTBALLERS BASKETBALL TEAM TO PLAY AT BETHANY COLLEGE

Several members of the Pittsburgh Steelers will be at Bethany College Tuesday, March 27, 2007 to play a charity basketball game against Bethany students. The game will be held at 8 p.m. at Bethany’s Hummel Field House.

KENN MORGAN NAMED COORDINATOR AND CURATOR OF RENNER UNION

President G.T. “Buck” Smith recently announced that Professor Kenn Morgan has accepted the invitation to serve as the Coordinator and Curator of the Renner Union Gallery and the Bethany College permanent art collection.

BETHANY PLACES TWO ON ESPN THE MAGAZINE ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT LIST

Bethany College seniors James Wallace (Bellaire, Ohio/Linsly) and Chris Stephens (Wheeling, W.Va./Wheeling Central) were voted to ESPN the Magazine’s College Division Academic All-District II teams Thursday, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

FOURTH ANNUAL UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH DAY AT THE CAPITOL FEATURES THREE BETHANY COLLEGE STUDENTS

Three Bethany College students are participating in the fourth annual West Virginia Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol on February 8, 2007, which features 87 students representing 12 West Virginia colleges and universities. Bethany College students who are participating are:

NEW EXHIBIT OPEN AT BETHANY’S RENNER UNION GALLERY

The artworks of Edward Evans Golden, a lifetime resident of the Wheeling, W.Va. area, will be on display in the Renner Union Gallery at Bethany College until March 2, 2007.

BETHANY THEATRE TO PRESENT THE TRIUMPH OF LOVE

Bethany College's theatre will present The Triumph of Love by Pierre Marivaux, February 14 – 17, 2007.

BETHANY COLLEGE PRESENTS ALLISON AWARD

Bethany College has awarded the 2006-2007 James Allison Award to Robert Miele and Sabrina Iqbal.

PREMIERE OF BETHANYCOLLEGE SOCCER CAMPS ANNOUNCED FOR SUMMER 2007

Bethany College has announced that Bethany College Soccer Camps (BCSC), owned and operated by Bethany College, will premiere on the Bethany campus in July of 2007.

SCOTT LECTURES TO BE HELD AT BETHANY COLLEGE

The 52nd Oreon E. Scott Lectures will be held April 16-17, 2007 at Bethany College. Registration for the Workshop opens at 9 a.m. on Monday, April 16. This year’s lecturer is John Sanders.

BETHANY COLLEGE STUDENT CHOSEN TO ATTEND BASS AT THE BEACH

Amanda McCoy, a sophomore music major at Bethany, has been accepted to Bass At The Beach, a five day conference for serious bass guitar students. McCoy was among 60 students selected to attend the conference to be held February 14-18, 2007 in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

BETHANY PLACES 22 ON THE PAC ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL

A total of 22 student-athletes from Bethany College earned a spot on the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Academic Honor Roll during the 2006 fall semester, which was released Thursday by the conference office.

BETHANY GREEKS MAKE DONATION TO THE AMERICAN RED CROSS

Representatives of the Greek Community at Bethany College presented a check to the River Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross on Wednesday, January 10, 2006 at 10 a.m. in the Renner Union Art Gallery, on the Bethany College campus.

BETHANY COLLEGE TO SPONSOR (RED) WEEK

Bethany College will be sponsoring (RED) Week February 4-10, in order to bring awareness to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa. Sponsored by Student National Education Association, Student Activities Council and Brian Fernandes, the goal of (RED) Week, is to raise $10,000 to donate to The Global Fund.

BETHANY COLLEGE BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT RECEIVES $20,000 GRANT

Bethany College has been named a recipient of the 2007 West Virginia Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (WVEPSCoR) Instrumentation and Innovation grant. $20,000 will be given to Bethany to purchase equipment that will enhance and expand teaching and research in physiology and behavior in the biology department.

BETHANY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION TO PRESENT SPEAKER SERIES

The Bethany College Alumni Association will kick off the Bethanians Understanding Real Professions (B.U.R.P) 2006-07 speaker series at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 29.

BETHANY COLLEGE CHOIR TO PRESENT MESSIAH

The Bethany College Choir will present Handel’s oratorio, Messiah, at St. Joseph Cathedral, Wheeling, on Sunday, December 10, 2006 at 3:15 p.m.

CLASSICAL GUITARIST WILL PERFORM CONCERT

On Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006, at 7:30 pm, classical guitarist Chris Anderson will present a recital in Commencement Hall on the Bethany College Campus.

BETHANY PRESENTS FALL ENSEMBLE CONCERT

The Music Faculty of the School of Arts and Sciences of Bethany College will present the Annual Fall Ensemble Concert on Thursday, October 26, 2006 at 7:30 pm., in Commencement Hall on the Bethany College Campus.

BETHANY HOSTS ANNUAL EXPLORE JAPAN DAYS CELEBRATION

Bethany College will host a Japanese Food Presentation, Sushi Demonstration and Sushi Workshop, Thursday, October 26 in the Private Dining Room of Benedum Commons. The project is part of the college’s annual Explore Japan Days Celebration, a 19-year tradition.

POVERTYNECK HILLBILLIES TO PERFORM AT BETHANYCOLLEGE

Local country music sensations the PovertyNeck Hillbillies will be performing at Bethany College on Thursday, October 19. The performance will take place at 7:00 p.m. in Renner Too and is open to Bethany students, faculty, staff, and community.

BETHANY COLLEGE 2006 HOMECOMING SCHEDULE

Homecoming weekend is planned Oct. 6-8 on the Bethany College campus. The weekend is packed with a multitude of activities planned for students and returning alumni.

BETHANY HALL OF FAME TO INDUCT FIVE OVER HOMECOMING

The Bethany College athletic department will induct five new members into its Hall of Fame as part of Homecoming festivities Oct. 6-7.

BETHANYCOLLEGE ANNOUNCES 2006 HOMECOMING COURT

Bethany College has announced the 2006 Homecoming Court. The crowning of the king and queen will take place on Saturday, October 7 during halftime of the football game against Grove City College.

BETHANY PROFESSOR IN TWO ART EXHIBITIONS

Bethany College professor Herb Weaver has ceramic artwork on display at two art centers during the months of September, October, and November.

BETHANY GRAD JOINS MARINERS’ BROADCAST TEAM

The Seattle Mariners have announced Dave Sims as the newest member of their broadcast team. The announcement, which came Thursday, January 11, 2007, said Sims will focus on play-by-play duties on the Mariners' television broadcasts.

BETHANY FOOTBALL KICKS OFF ITS “BOOMER AND BOOKS” PROGRAM

Although the Bethany College football team was not preparing for a game on Sept. 23, that doesn’t mean the Bison football players weren’t busy in other ways.

BETHANY PROFESSOR EARNS CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE FROM THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

About 100 local government officials from across the state gathered in Charleston, West Virginia over the last weekend in August to attend the Fall 2006 session of the West Virginia University Local Government Leadership Academy, coordinated by the WVU Institute for Public Affairs. The two-day session included a series of three-hour workshops designed to develop and hone the leadership and governing skills of West Virginia’s city and county government officials.

BETHANY COLLEGE THEATRE PRESENTS “THE DARK LADY OF THE SONNETS”

Bethany College Theatre will continue the 2006-2007 season, when it presents George Bernard Shaw's "The Dark Lady of the Sonnets."

Mountainside Conference Center Opens under Bethany Management

Bethany College has announced, The Mountainside Conference Center, as of September 4, 2006, has re-opened under the Bethany College management umbrella.

FORMER SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY VISITS BETHANY

Paul H. O'Neill, former Secretary of the Treasury, spoke at Commencement Hall on the Bethany College campus, Thursday, September 28 at 2 p.m.

BETHANY TO HOST PITTSBURGH IRISH AND CLASSICAL THEATRE

The Bethany College Theatre will kick off their 2006-07 season September 15-16 when they, in association with the Student Activities Council, host the Pittsburgh Irish Classical Theatre’s production of First Love by Samuel Beckett.

BETHANY COLLEGE MOURNS LOSS OF VALUABLE ALUMNUS, TRUSTEE

Charles D. Bell, alumnus and member of the board of trustees at Bethany College, passed away Monday, September 04, 2006 at his home in Wellsburg, W.Va.

READING OF THE 2005-2006 HARBINGER TO BE HELD AT BETHANY

The 2005-2006 edition of The Harbinger, Bethany’s annual literature and art magazine, has been printed and is being released to the public. This year’s edition is a special compilation of poetry, fiction, and art from Bethany students, faculty, and alumni.

KOSMAS MOURATIDIS NAMED BETHANY ATHLETIC DIRECTOR AND PE CHAIR

Bethany College has named Kosmas Mouratidis, currently the head men’s soccer coach at the school, as its new athletic director and chair of the physical education department. The announcement came Tuesday from Bethany president Dr. G.T. “Buck” Smith.

JOE KUREY RETIRING FROM BETHANY COLLEGE

Now in his 45th year of devoted service to his alma mater, Senior Vice President and athletic director Joe Kurey is retiring from Bethany College, as announced Thursday (Aug. 24) by Bethany president G.T. “Buck” Smith.

GENERAL WESLEY CLARK VISITS BETHANY SEPTEMBER 11

Retired General Wesley K. Clark paid a visit to the Bethany campus on Monday, September 11, 2006. During his visit, General Clark spoke in historic Commencement Hall. Located in Old Main, Commencement Hall has served as host to numerous other prominent world figures including four U.S. Presidents. A reception will follow in the Old Main Corridor.

PRESIDENT BUSH APPOINTS BETHANY ALUMNUS TO HEAD NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE

President George W. Bush announced Tuesday, August 15, 2006, he intends to appoint Bethany College graduate, John Edward Niederhuber, M.D., to be the 13th director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the Department of Health and Human Services.

COOPER JOINS BETHANY FACULTY

Bethany College has announced Katrina Cooper as the new Assistant Professor of Psychology.

BETHANY PROFESSOR AND STUDENT CONDUCT RESEARCH

Do you have trouble going to sleep? Do you wakeup too early? Are you bothered by shift work or jet lag? Do you feel bad because you did not take your medications at the right time of day? Investigating such problems and others is the concern of the field of biological rhythms, or chronobiology.

Brass Ensemble to Appear At Bethany College

The Apollo Chamber Brass, a professional brass quintet based in Denver, Colorado will appear at Bethany College as part of their tour of the Ohio Valley from August 3 through the eleventh.

BETHANY PROFESSOR AND ALUMNI HONORED

Three members of the Bethany Community have been selected by the Phi Kappa Tau National Fraternity to be inducted into the inaugural class of the National Phi Kappa Tau Hall of Fame.

BETHANY SWIMMING TEAMS RECOGNIZED FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

The Bethany College men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs were both recently honored when the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) released its Spring Team and Individual Academic All-American Teams.

ALEECE GRESHAM, FORMER FIRST LADY OF BETHANY COLLEGE, DIES

Aleece Gresham, former first lady of Bethany College, passed away on May 1, 2006 at Pleasant View Retirement Community in Manheim, Pa. She was born Alice Mary Fickling in Pittsburgh, Pa., on Oct. 27, 1904.

BETHANY MEN SMASH RECORDS IN 140-109 VICTORY

Bethany College senior Matt Drahos (Wheeling, W.Va./John Marshall) scored a school-record 49 points and the Bison men’s basketball team also set a school record for points in a 140-109 victory at Westminster (Pa.) College Monday night.

Bethany College Announces Fall 2006 Dean's List