Current Mountain State University students seeking to learn more about transfer opportunities to Bethany College may call the Center for Enrollment Aug. 6-10 between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., according to R.J. Zitzelsberger, Director of Enrollment.
Experience breeds skill. That’s what 12 Bethany College communications majors are learning through their summer internships in print, social media, radio, television and public relations.
Bethany College’s Department of Communications and Media Arts was recognized with four awards at the annual West Virginia Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Crystal Awards Gala June 20 in Charleston.
Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of Bethany College, was elected Chair of the Board of Directors of Academic Search, Inc. at its annual meeting. Dr. Dana L. Gibson, President of Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, was elected Vice Chair.
Bethany College has announced that several incoming freshmen for the 2012-2013 school year have been awarded the prestigious Bethany College Kalon Leadership Scholarships.
Bethany College graduate Marc Harshman ’73 has been selected as West Virginia’s poet laureate — an honor recently announced by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, who cited Harshman’s creativity and contributions to the “immeasurable talent of West Virginia’s authors.”
Officials from Bethany College and Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) H. John Heinz III College met May 16th to officially sign an Accelerated Master’s Program agreement that creates six new areas of graduate study for Bethany students. The program allows qualified applicants to graduate with both a bachelor’s degree from Bethany and a master’s degree from CMU in 5 years.
Valedictorian Meghan L. Philp of New Martinsville, W.Va., completed her college career with top honors during Bethany College’s 2012 Commencement ceremony on May 12. Dr. Darin E. Fields, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, presented Philp with the College’s Oreon E. Scott Award, given annually to the senior graduating with the highest academic standing.
Sy Holzer, president of PNC Bank – Pittsburgh, spoke to Bethany College’s 2012 graduating class as part of the institution’s 172nd Anniversary Commencement Weekend. Holzer delivered his remarks, “Prepared for a Lifetime of Achievement and the Importance of Legacy and Appreciation,” to Bethany’s 135 graduates on May 12 outdoors at the Tilock Amphitheatre in the Pennington Quadrangle.
The Service Learning Center at Bethany College announces the appointment of students Annie Grogan and Bethany Mullins as 2012-2013 Service Fellows. Grogan and Mullins will help lead a variety of service learning initiatives designed to bridge classrooms and community through meaningful interaction with the needs of the region.
Bethany College announces James P. Johnson, President Emeritus of the Christian Church Foundation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), as speaker for the annual Baccalaureate service to be held Friday, May 11 at 6 p.m. in Commencement Hall, located in historic Old Main on the College campus.
Bethany will present its annual awards honoring outstanding alumni at the Alumni Awards Dinner, Saturday, May 5, as a part of the College’s Alumni Weekend events. Bethany will recognize Dr. Kathleen Downey '75 with the 2012 Alumni Achievement Award and Sharon Bogarad '76 with the 2012 award for Distinguished Service to Alma Mater.
Bethany College will host the official launch of Dr. Wiley Cash's debut novel A Land More Kind Than Home on Saturday, April 21 at 4 p.m. in the Renner Art Gallery. Dr. Cash currently serves as Assistant Professor of English at Bethany, teaching four classes and preparing for the tour of his already critically acclaimed book, which will begin in May.
Bethany will welcome four of the nation’s leading medical professionals and College alumni back to campus on April 19 for a public panel on the Future of Medicine. The event will be held in Bethany’s Mountainside Conference Center at 6:30 p.m. and will be streamed live online.
Bethany College awarded many of its exemplary students, faculty and staff with a variety of college-wide and departmental awards on April 12 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.
The 65th annual Darline Nicholson Spring Breakfast honoring Bethany College senior women will be held on Saturday, May 5 at 9:30 a.m. in Benedum Commons. It will feature Susan Lister ’89 — Bethany alumna and senior specialist in global communications for Whirlpool — as guest speaker for the event.
Bethany College will host a “Bleed for the Cure” blood drive on April 25 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. in partnership with Susan G. Komen West Virginia and the American Red Cross. The event is sponsored by Bethany College’s Pre-Health Professions Club and Pre-Health National Honor Society (Alpha Epsilon Delta) members and will be held in the private dining rooms of Benedum Commons.
Bethany College will honor Marc B. Chernenko ‘78 and Joyce Dumbaugh Chernenko ’78 as co-recipients of the 2012 Alumnus of the Year Award at the Alumni Weekend Awards Reception on May 4. 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.
Members of the Pittsburgh Steelers All-Stars Footballers Basketball Team will be at Bethany College on Tuesday, April 3rd, to play a basketball game against a team comprised of players from the Bethany College community. The game will be held at 8 p.m. in Hummel Field House, and tickets will be available for $7 with all proceeds going to charity.
Students from a variety of Bethany College clubs and organizations recently completed spring break trips March 9-18 to destinations such as the Florida Everglades, Puerto Rico, Boston, Italy and London. The trips were designed to provide service-oriented and educational opportunities that enhance traditional classroom learning.
The Bethany College Department of Communications and Media Arts announces the schedule for the 50th annual Communications Week, themed “COMM WEEK 50: Shaping Communications for 50 years.” Communications Week will be held March 26 - April 1.
The Bethany College Theatre Department will present “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” March 29 — 31 at 8 p.m. in Wailes Theatre on the Bethany College Campus.
Bethany College, in cooperation with Davis & Elkins College, Emory & Henry College, The University of Charleston and West Virginia Wesleyan College, all members of the Independent College Enterprise (ICE), will soon begin an experiment in shared faculty thanks to a grant of $150,000 from the Teagle Foundation.
Gregory B. Jordan, Chair of the Bethany College Board of Trustees, has announced the election of three new members to the Board. Joyce Pollack Jefferson '77, Gayle Connelly Manchin H'07, and William (Bill) E. Strickland Jr. H'09.
Bethany College will celebrate 172 years as a small college of national distinction with its annual Founder’s Day Thursday, March 1. Festivities will include the traditional Founder’s Day Convocation at 11 a.m. in historic Commencement Hall featuring guest speaker Dr. D. Duane Cummins. A former president of Bethany College, Cummins serves as a visiting scholar in history at Johns Hopkins University, teaching advanced courses in history to graduate students since his retirement as President of Bethany College in 2002.
Bethany College has announced Rev. Dr. Sharon E. Watkins as the featured speaker for the 57th annual Oreon E. Scott Lectures, to be hosted by the college March 26-27 at Bethany’s Mountainside Conference Center. Watkins is currently serving as the General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada, and is considered the Disciples’ primary leader. This year’s event will focus on “The Challenge of Being Church in the 21st Century.”
Bethany College Kalon Scholar Service Leaders hosted the first annual Leadership Academy — a free seminar for Bethany students designed to improve leadership and communication skills— on Saturday, February 11 at the Mountainside Conference Center.
Bethany College will welcome Danielle Evans, author of the acclaimed story collection Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, on Wednesday, February 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Renner Art Gallery.
Emmy Award-winning producer Jhamal K. Robinson— a 1998 Bethany alumnus who serves as Executive in Charge of Production for the Style Network in Los Angeles—will deliver the Keynote Address for the 28th annual Kalon Scholarship Luncheon to be held March 24 at Bethany College. The luncheon is part of the Kalon Leadership Scholarship Competition, which recognizes incoming students who possess special leadership potential.
Bethany College and the Student Activities Council will be hosting a free concert performance by Rachel Brown this Friday, February 10 at 8 p.m. in Wailes Theatre.
Bethany College and the Wheeling Vet Center are pleased to announce a new initiative to support area veterans and their family members — Homefront COMFORT (Counseling Our Military Families on Retraining and Transition). The program will feature a series of workshops and events designed to provide free career service counseling and support.
Sy Holzer, President of PNC Bank – Pittsburgh, will deliver the keynote address at the 172nd Anniversary Commencement Ceremony at Bethany College, according to Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of the College.
Members of the Junior Class Council at Bethany College will sponsor an “Everyday Supporter” blood drive from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, February 16 in the Agostino Room in Benedum Commons.
Amy R. Colantoni has joined the staff at Bethany College as the new Director of Student Activities at Bethany College. Her appointment was announced by Dr. Darin Fields, Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of Bethany College, has been elected to a two-year term as Chair of The Council of Colleges and Universities of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Bethany College has announced the President’s List and the Dean’s List for the fall semester of the 2011-12 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.
Bethany College Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty Darin E. Fields announces that Edward Shephard, assistant professor of education, has been appointed the new director of the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program.
Bethany College’s Department of Visual and Performing Arts concluded its 44th Bethany Fall Annual Art Exhibition — which showcased the work of area artists in the Renner Art Gallery — on December 4 and announces the recipients of the event’s 2011 awards.
Bethany College senior Morgan Minor, a political science major from Wellsburg, W.Va., has been awarded a spring term Judith A. Herndon Fellowship with the West Virginia Legislature.
Bolstering Bethany College’s mission as a small campus of academic rigor, strong student engagement and outcomes, Bethany freshmen and seniors are outperforming selected peers in key benchmarked questions. These results, just released from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) for the 2010-2011 academic year, validate the College’s reputation as a highly effective undergraduate institution of national distinction, said Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of the College.
Bethany College’s Department of Visual and Performing Arts will host a celebration of the arts December 1-4. Open to the public, Bethany’s Arts Feast 2011 will feature performances, exhibits, lessons and more designed to allow participants to explore and interact with a wide variety of artistic expressions. The four-day sampler will be offered at no cost to participants.
Bethany College Vice President of Institutional Advancement Sven de Jong announces that alumna Ashley Kanotz has been appointed Director of Alumni and Parent Relations.
Bethany College will host its first Light up Night on November 17 at 7:00 p.m. in Commencement Hall. The event will feature the official lighting of the College’s tree by President Scott D. Miller and a variety of multicultural presentations on holiday themes, as well as a charity auction.
Bethany College will host a Veteran's Panel Discussion in honor of Veteran's Day on November 9 from 5-6 p.m. The event will be held in the College’s Academic Parlour in Old Main and is open to the public at no charge.
The Bethany College Theatre will present “The Increased Difficulty of Concentration,” a play written by former Czech Republic President Vaclav Havel. Performances will be held November 10-12 at 8 p.m. and November 13 at 2 p.m. in Wailes Theatre.
Bethany College President Dr. Scott D. Miller received the highest honor that can be bestowed by his Alma Mater, West Virginia Wesleyan College, in a ceremony on Friday, October 14, in Buckhannon.
Bethany College’s “Pretty Girl Sway” will provide the opening act for Illstyle & Peace Productions, a knockout hip-hop dance company, which is coming to Wheeling for a high voltage concert October 26 at the historic Capitol Theatre.
Faculty and students in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Bethany will present the College’s Annual Fall Concert on October 20 at 7:30 p.m. The performance will be held in Commencement Hall without admission charge, and members of the public are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Bethany College is pleased to announce that Dr. Sherri Theaker, associate professor of education, has been appointed chair of the Department of Education.
The Bethany College Social Work Department is co-sponsoring a two-day professional development symposium scheduled for November 3-4 at the Mountainside Conference Center in Bethany. The symposium theme is “Self-Care for the Helping Professional.” The event will focus on helping social workers, nurses, counselors, addiction specialists, domestic violence prevention workers and other helping professionals to focus on stress management and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Gregory B. Jordan, Chairman of the Bethany College Board of Trustees, has announced the election of a new member to the Board. G. Daniel Martich ‘81, chief medical information officer and vice president of physician services for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), was unanimously approved at the Board’s fall meeting.
Bethany College has announced 10 nominees for the 2011 Homecoming Court. Bethany’s Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned during halftime festivities at Saturday’s football game against Westminster College. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. at Bison Stadium.
The Bethany College Athletic Hall of Fame will welcome its four newest members as part of the College’s Homecoming festivities Oct. 7-8
A full schedule of Homecoming Weekend activities for alumni and students has been set for October 7-8 at Bethany College, the oldest College in West Virginia. This year’s events will include a homecoming parade, a variety of alumni and sporting events, an art show and more.
The Bethany College Department of Communications and Media Arts will present the John Keresty Lectures in Journalism on September 28. Bethany graduate Mike Christman ’88, president and CEO of Fort Wayne Newspapers and publisher of the News-Sentinel, will give the keynote address at 7 p.m. in Commencement Hall.
Bethany College announces Science Becomes Art: A Galapagos Islands Experience, an art exhibit inspired by a spring boat cruise attended by Bethany professors and students. Science Becomes Art is open to the public and is scheduled for September 26-October 16.
G.I. Jobs, the premier magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has awarded Bethany College the designation of Military Friendly School. The 2012 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students.
Bethany College ranked solidly among First Tier National Liberal Arts Colleges according to an announcement by U.S. News and World Report released this morning. Bethany is the only West Virginia institution to be included in the First Tier listings.
Bethany students acquired invaluable insight on career pathways and leadership during a panel presentation, offered as part of the College’s 2011 Fall Convocation activities. Following the September 8 Opening Ceremony, speakers representing diverse backgrounds teamed up to offer their insights.
Bethany College graduate Greg Jordan, global managing partner at Reed Smith, one of the world’s largest law firms, gave the address at Bethany’s Fall Convocation ceremony September 8 in Commencement Hall. Jordan was also conferred an Honorary Doctor of Laws by Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of the College.
Bethany College’s Amanda Stewart, assistant professor of biology and director of equine studies; Amy VanHorn, administrative assistant, faculty/career counseling and placement; Katherine Shelek-Furbee, professor of social work, program director, and chair of the Department of Social Work; and Susan Doty, registrar, recently completed the rescue of a five-year-old stallion. The horse, freed with the financial assistance of the group, had been severely neglected and boarded up for eight months when Stewart became aware of the situation and reached out for help.
The Bethany College Student Activities Council will host New York City Fire Department Deputy Chief Jay Jonas on September 8 at 8 p.m. in the Renner Art Gallery. Jonas was one of only 20 people still inside the Twin Towers who survived when they collapsed on September 11, 2001.
Bethany College graduate Greg Jordan, global managing partner at Reed Smith — one of the world’s largest law firms encompassing more than 1,600 lawyers in 23 offices throughout the world — will give the address at Bethany’s Fall Convocation ceremony on Thursday, September 8. The event, an annual tradition at the 171-year-old College, will begin at 11 a.m. in historic Commencement Hall in Old Main.
For the sixth year, Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of Bethany College, will serve as co-executive editor of Presidential Perspectives, a thought provoking leadership series authored by college and university presidents.
Bethany College marked the start of the 2011-2012 academic year with a formal Matriculation Convocation on August 20. Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of the College, was joined by faculty and staff in the ceremony that made Bethany’s total enrollment of 1,020 the largest since 1976-77.
Bethany College 2006 graduate Aaron Anslow, who is returning to his alma mater as a visiting assistant professor of fine arts for the 2011-2012 academic year, will present an art show at the College August 22 - September 18.
Bethany College President Scott D. Miller delivered the annual State of the College Address to a packed Commencement Hall and online viewers worldwide August 16. In his fifth such speech as Bethany’s 19th president, he credited the College’s proactive management of change for the great strides Bethany has made in areas such as strengthening enrollment, furthering a successful capital campaign, and recruiting talented faculty committed to the core principles of a liberal arts education.
Bethany College is among 250 colleges and universities from throughout the United States participating in President Obama’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge during the 2011-2012 academic year.
Building on a Tri-Beta Biological Honorary Society trip to the Amazon in 2009, Bethany College biology seniors Siobhan McDonagh and Lanai Toledo and Professor of Biology John Burns will depart in November for the Amazon. The trip is being supported by a $5,000 mini-grant awarded by the Appalachian College Association and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Bethany College student Valerie Flatley — a senior history major and long-time dancer, performer and instructor — was selected as the Summer 2011 Dance Programming intern at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.