Major League Baseball Commissioner Allan H. “Bud” Selig challenged the 163 members of Bethany College’s Class of 2008 to embrace the challenge of making a positive impact on a rapidly changing world during his Commencement Address on Saturday, May 17.
Bethany College sophomore Joshua Yacoviello, a Kalon Scholar from Weirton, W.Va., has been selected to receive one of the Appalachian College Association’s inaugural Alexander Scholar Learning Awards.
Aaron Carey, Bethany College Lecturer in Fine Arts, and local musician Andrew Della Cagna have been invited to perform at the Mesquite Heat Festival, scheduled for Saturday, July 12 in Harlingen, Texas. The annual festival showcases music typically heard on National Public Radio (NPR) or seen on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).
Bethany College President Scott D. Miller has announced that the College’s annual Commencement activities will be held May 16-17, 2008.
Bethany College Music Major Casey Gray of Wheeling, W.Va. will present a Junior Recital on Tuesday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Commencement Hall at the College’s historic Old Main. He will be accompanied by Mrs. Yih-Ching Wang Schoolar, Adjunct Lecturer in Piano at Bethany.
Bethany College’s senior women will be honored at the annual Darline Nicholson Spring Breakfast, set for 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 3 in Benedum Commons. The guest speaker will be Angela Bado ’77 of McKinney, Texas.
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The presentation of College-wide awards to three Bethany College students highlighted the annual Honors Day and Convocation held on April 17, 2008 in Commencement Hall at Bethany’s historic Old Main.
Noted actress and researcher Karen Vuranch will be bringing her portrayal of the late Pearl S. Buck, renowned West Virginia author and social activist, to Bethany College’s Wailes Theater at the Steinman Fine Arts Center on Tuesday, April 15 at 8:30 p.m.
The brothers of Bethany College’s Phi Chapter of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity will hold their fifth annual Charity Spaghetti Dinner from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday, April 13 at the Bethany Memorial Church. All proceeds will benefit The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, which is Phi Kappa Tau’s national philanthropy.
Chris Fleming, co-host of the Biography Channel’s “Dead Famous” series and one of the nation’s most popular authorities on paranormal and supernatural phenomena, will be giving a unique presentation at Weimer Lecture Hall in Bethany College’s Richardson Hall of Science on Saturday, April 12 at 9 p.m.
Bethany College’s Casey Gray of Wheeling, W.Va. has been selected as this year’s recipient of the College’s Benjamin Chandler Shaw Travel Award. Gray, a junior Music Major with a Vocal Track, will use the grant to participate in the prestigious Schlern International Music Festival at the tiny resort town of Voels am Schlern in northern Italy this summer.
The Upper Ohio Valley Career Service Consortium will hold its annual job fair from 1-4 p.m. Thursday, April 10 at the White Palace in Wheeling Park. Now in its 17th year of existence, the fair is expected to attract more than 30 employers.
Dozens of scholars and activists from across the nation and around the world are coming to Bethany College April 10-12 for an International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Rights, Individualism and Globalization.
The Bethany College Communication Department has adopted the theme of “Global Communications” for its 46th annual Communication Week, which is scheduled to run from April 7-13 on the College campus.
Three Bethany College women have been selected to receive Vira I. Heinz Travel Awards that will enable them to expand their educational horizons this summer by studying overseas.
University of North Florida assistant Mike Summey has been selected as the new head men’s basketball coach at Bethany College, as announced Tuesday, April 1 by President Dr. Scott D. Miller.
Dr. Keely Camden, Chair of the Education Department at Bethany College, has been selected to make a presentation at the Council for Exceptional Children’s (CEC) 2008 National Convention and Expo in Boston, Mass. on Friday, April 4.
Bethany College will host a free personal finance and money management seminar for college students on Monday, April 14. The presentation, “Ultimate Money Skills: Scholars, Dollars, Budgets & Bills,” will begin at 7 p.m. in Weimer Lecture Hall at the Richardson Hall of Science.
The Bethany College Theatre is putting the finishing touches on its production of the musical, The Who’s Tommy. Performances will be held on campus in Wailes Theatre from March 27-30. The performances on March 27-29 will begin at 8 p.m. while the March 30 show will be a 2 p.m. matinee.
The Bethany College campus will be the site of a Japanese Taiko Drumming Workshop on April 9. The event, which is open to the public, features master musicians Ryo Shiobara and Takumi Kato. It is being sponsored by Bethany’s Japan Outreach Program.
Delta Epsilon Pi, the newest sorority on the Bethany College campus, will sponsor a wide-ranging Home Show featuring products designed to enhance every area of a woman’s life. The event, which will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, April 19 at the College’s historic Commencement Hall, was conceived as a charity fundraiser for area family shelters.
The Pittsburgh Steelers Footballers Basketball team is coming to Bethany College for a charity basketball game against a team of Bethany students on Tuesday, April 8. It’s the second straight year Bethany has hosted the Steelers’ touring basketball squad. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m. at Hummel Field House.
The Bethany College Fine Arts Department’s 2008 Senior Art Show will be held March 29 to April 11 in the Renner Union Art Gallery on the Bethany College campus. This year’s show features the work of four seniors – Kevin Clancy, Natalie Fisher, Beth Patsch and Betsy Scott.
Bethany College has announced the performance of the Sarasvati Trio on April 3, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. in Wailes Theatre on the Bethany College Campus.
Bethany College’s heritage and history as the oldest degree-granting institution in West Virginia were in the spotlight Thursday, March 6 as the College celebrated its 168th anniversary. A Convocation and wreath-laying ceremony highlighted the annual Founder’s Day ceremonies.
The Bethany College Choir, under the direction of Professor David J. Rudari, will present a concert for the Lenten season at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 9, at St. Joseph Cathedral in Wheeling.
Bethany College’s Math and Science Club (MCSC) will host the Second Annual Math and Science Day Competition for high school students on March 7 at the Mountainside Conference Center beginning at 9 a.m.
After winning the PAC Tournament championship Saturday night and the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, the Bethany College men’s basketball team didn’t have to wonder if they were in the Big Dance, but only who they would be playing.
Senior guard Brody Jackson (Akron, Ohio/Manchester) scored a game-high 30 points to lead the Bethany College men’s basketball team to a 90-76 victory over Washington & Jefferson Saturday night in the PAC Tournament Championship game, which gave the Bison their PAC-record 12th conference crown and an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
The Bethany College Department of Education is hosting a weekly support group for parents and family members of children on the autism spectrum. The Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) support group is open to the public and meets on Wednesdays from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge at Steinman Hall.
Bethany College will celebrate Women’s Month throughout the month of March with a variety of events celebrating womanhood. The events are open to Bethany students, faculty, staff and the Bethany community.
Dr. James A. Hall, Assistant Professor of English at Bethany College, will be presenting a reading of poems from his award-winning book, “Now You’re the Enemy,” at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4 in the Phillips Hall Lounge. Hall’s reading has been selected as part of the College’s annual Helen Louise McGuffie Lecture Series and will be open to the public.
Bethany College Communication Major Lisa Workman of Leetonia, Ohio has been selected to present results from her extensive research project at the Mid-Atlantic Undergraduate Research Conference, scheduled for March 14 at West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, W.Va.
Bethany College President Scott D. Miller has announced that Allan H. (Bud) Selig, Commissioner of Major League Baseball, will deliver the graduation address at Bethany’s 2008 Commencement exercises on May 17.
The Bethany College Department of Education will share in a $200,000 joint Professional Development Schools (PDS) grant with Hancock County Schools over the next five years. Bethany is one of only three West Virginia institutions of higher education selected to work with a local school district in implementing the federally-mandated Response to Intervention (RTI) model of reading and math instruction and assessment.
The Bethany College men’s basketball program will celebrate its 100th season of competition during a special weekend Feb. 22-23, with festivities coinciding with the Bison’s regular season finale against Washington & Jefferson (Pa.) College.
The 53rd Oreon E. Scott Lectures will be held March 31- April 1, 2008 at Bethany College. This year’s lecturer, Dr. Marvin Meyer, will speak on Disciples and Gospels – Lost and Found.
Bethany College graduate Dr. Heather (Bihler) Stone has been selected to serve as a quarantine veterinarian for the Equine events at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in China. A native of Moundsville, W.Va., Stone graduated from Bethany in 1992 with a Biology degree and earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University. She lives in Bethany where she is the owner/operator of Shamrock Stables. Stone will be working in China from July 1 through October 1.
Two former chairs of the Bethany College education program have donated funds for two of the rooms at the College’s new Judith R. Hurl Education Center.
The Bethany College department of Fine Arts and the Students Activities Council (SAC) have announced their winter art show. The show, entitled Quilts and Clay will run February 15 — March 14, 2008 in the Renner Union Art Gallery on the Bethany College Campus.
A pair of Bethany College professors and their students turned the world into their classroom during the College’s January term by traveling to Europe and Central America to enhance their educational experience.
Hundreds of Ohio Valley schoolchildren and Bethany College students will be getting a first-hand look at the plight of children from the Congo, a poverty-stricken country ravaged by the twin demons of the AIDS pandemic and a lengthy civil war.
The Bethany College Theatre has announced that it will present the musical, The Who’s Tommy, March 27-30. Performances will be held in Wailes Theatre on the Bethany College campus at 8 p.m. on March 27-29. The March 30 performance is scheduled for 2 p.m.
Herb Weaver, the Jennie Steindorf Renner Chair of Fine Arts and Professor of Fine Arts at Bethany College, is spending the 2007-08 academic year on sabbatical from Bethany and is taking advantage of the opportunity to return to his roots.
Dr. Patrick J. Sutherland, Chair of the Bethany College Department of Communication, has been selected to present his research on domestic radio stations using the internet as a means of interacting with their listeners at the 66th annual National Broadcasting Society Convention, scheduled for March 11-16 in Anaheim, Calif.
A Bethany College senior has been selected to participate in the fifth annual West Virginia Undergraduate Research Day, set for Jan. 31 at the State Capitol Building in Charleston.
Dr. Alice Brown, President of the Appalachian College Association, announced that the Teagle Foundation had funded the ACA’s request for a $300,000 grant in support of a collaborative two-year project involving Bethany College, Berea (Ky.) College and Emory and Henry (Va.) College. The schools were asked to design and submit proposals addressing the question of how to improve the quantitative literacy of their student bodies.
wide range of programs and activities designed to raise awareness of the AIDS pandemic in Africa and the plight of children living in poverty, especially in the Congo, will highlight Project (RED) Week, which will be observed Feb. 11-15 on the campus of Bethany College.
Bethany College announces the Dean's List for the fall 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.
The prestigious West Virginia Governor’s Honors Academy (GHA), an elite three-week summer educational program attracting the top high school students from each of the state’s 55 counties, has been awarded to Bethany College for the next three years.
Bethany College Assistant Professor of Communication Steven Cohen was one of four leaders selected to participate in a Legislative Lookahead forum sponsored by the Charleston bureau of The Associated Press for West Virginia news editors.
Dr. Scott D. Miller took office as the 19th president of Bethany College on January 1. Dr. Miller and his wife Annie moved to their new home at Pendleton Heights on December 28 after serving 10 years as President of Wesley College in Dover, De. He also served nearly seven years as President of Lincoln Memorial University (Tenn.).
An extensive restoration and renovation project is nearing completion at Bethany College’s historic Pendleton Heights, the traditional home of Bethany’s presidents for more than 150 years.
Bethany College was officially voted as the newest member of the InterAmerican Consortium at the January meeting of the organization's Board of Directors on Saturday. Dr. Scott D. Miller, new President of Bethany College, is the chair of the Board of the Consortium.
Dr. Lester G. McAllister, a former Bethany College professor and administrator, passed away Jan. 4 in Claremont, Calif. A noted author and historian who was the last founding member of the Disciples of Christ Historical Society, he was 88.
The Bethany College men’s and women’s basketball teams will return to PAC play Saturday for the first time in a month when they travel to Thiel (Pa.) College for a doubleheader. The women open the day with a 1 p.m. tip-off, with the men to follow at 3 p.m.
A third-generation Bethany College alumnus has provided his alma mater with a gift that will impact generations of future Bethanians.
Jeremy Niziol, a freshman from Brentwood, Pa., has been selected as the first recipient of the Jim Hettler Memorial Scholarship.
Bethany College will hold its first Bethany College Basketball Camp June 22-26, 2008. Children ages 10-14 are welcome to attend.
The Bethany College Choir will present Handel’s Messiah at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Wheeling on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 3 p.m.
The Music Faculty of the Bethany College School of Arts & Sciences will present its Christmas Ensemble Concert Thursday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Commencement Hall at historic Old Main on the Bethany College campus.
Bethany College will welcome science-oriented juniors and seniors from area high schools to campus on Nov. 9 for Science Day 2007. Students will have the opportunity to observe several classes and demonstrations by faculty and also tour the Bethany College campus.
The Bethany College Pops Ensemble will present an evening of original student compositions on Nov. 14, beginning at 8 p.m. at Maxwell’s in the basement of Phillips Hall.
The Bethany College chapter of the Kappa Delta Pi education honor society will host its annual Scholastic Book Fair Nov. 6-8 in the Faculty Lounge at Steinman Hall. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
The Bethany College Theatre will present its second production of the 2007-08 season with Michael Hollinger’s Red Herring. There will be 8 p.m. shows Nov. 1-3 and Nov. 9-10 at 8 p.m. with a Sunday matinee set for 2 p.m. on Nov. 4.
The Bethany College Center for Spirituality, Ethics and Global Awareness will host an international conference on Terrorism, Pacifism and the Culture of War Nov. 8-10 at the College.
Bethany College's Phi Mu Sorority and Student Activities Council (SAC) will hold a Halloween event, "Terror on the Trails," October 26-27 from 8:00-10:30 p.m.
Bethany College has restructured its programs in Social Work and Education, naming two campus leaders to new department chair positions.
With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Bethany College will be supporting the cause this Saturday, when one of the school’s sororities will sponsor a "Pink Out" during the football game between Bethany and Thomas More (Ky.) College.
Bethany College announces selection of Scott D. Miller, Ph.D., as its 19th president, effective January 1. A national leader in higher education, Dr. Miller has been the president of Wesley College, Dover, Delaware, since 1997.
Following a standout performance in Saturday’s victory over Westminster (Pa.) College, Bethany College senior quarterback Milton Joyner (Pittsburgh, Pa./Westinghouse) has been recognized as the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Offensive Player of the Week for Sept. 22.
Freshman RB Marcus Santini (Seminole, Fla.) had two touchdowns in the fourth quarter, as the Bethany College football team scored 20 unanswered points in the final period to come away with a 41-21 victory over visiting Westminster (Pa.) College Saturday afternoon.
Bethany College has announced the 2007 Homecoming Court. The crowning of the king and queen will take place on Saturday, October 13, during halftime of the football game against Waynesburg University.
Bethany College has announced an important new addition to Bethany College’s academic program. With the purchase of Bethany Primary School, a new dimension will be added to Bethany’s program in teacher preparation.
Jack Hanna, Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo, and host of “Jack Hanna’s Annual Adventures,” will visit Bethany College on October 3, 2007, at 7 p.m. in Hummel Field House.
The Bethany College Japan Outreach Program will introduce their Fall Special, "Artists in Residence Program," to Kindergarten through twelfth graders in area schools and at festivals throughout the state.
Bethany College Theatre has announced the start to the 2007-08 season with the Amphitheatre production of Deborah Brevoort’s “The Women of Lockerbie.”
West Virginia First Lady, Gayle Conelly Manchin will visit Bethany College on Thursday September 20, 2007. She will speak at 11 a.m. in historic Commencement Hall on, “Education in the 21st Century.”
After 40 years of service to Bethany College, Senior Vice President Dr. John S. Cunningham, retired on July 1, 2007.
Students at the Bethany College television station began another year of telecasts with a rebuilt fiber optic cable delivery system, several new hardware and software upgrades, and a new media adviser.
Chris Anderson, a 1976 graduate of Bethany College will be returning to his alma mater on October 24, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. to play a classical guitar concert.
Bethany College students, Kelly Reneau and Ashley Berardi have showcased their research projects at the West Virginia IDeA Network for Biomedical Research Excellence's (WV-INBRE) 6th annual summer research symposium.
Bethany College President G.T. “Buck” Smith announced that Kevin Wilson has been named the new Director of Admission.
The Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) is pleased to announce that it has secured Bethany College as a major sponsor. Bethany College joins McDonald’s, Comcast, and the UPMC Health System as the league’s major corporate sponsors. The three year agreement runs through June 30, 2010.
Bethany College announced the addition of Robert Nutting, to its Board of Trustees at the annual spring meeting.
Bethany College has announced that several first year students for the 2007-2008 school year have been recognized as Bethany Trustees Scholars.
Assistant Professor of Communication, Michael D. King, will present his paper, “The Crises Of The University: A Personal Crises?” at the C.S. Lewis Foundation and the Center for Western Civilizations’ annual National Faculty Forum in October. The theme for this year’s symposium is “The Crises of the University: Religion and the Future of the Academy.” The event will be held at the University of Colorado in Boulder.
Officials at West Virginia Public Broadcasting in Charleston and at Bethany College have announced the establishment of West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s Northern Panhandle News Bureau at Bethany College in Bethany, W.Va., effective June 1, 2007.
Bethany College Assistant Professor Steven Cohen has completed a Teaching Fellows Workshop at the Indiana University School of Journalism.
The Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication (ASJMC) announced that Bethany College professor, Patrick J. Sutherland, Ph.D., has been elected to its national executive committee.
Bethany College has announced that several incoming freshmen for the 2007-2008 school year have been awarded the prestigious Bethany College Kalon Leadership Scholarships.
The Bethany College Senior Art Show will run March 16 - 28, 2007 in the Renner Union Art Gallery at Bethany College.