Valedictorian Olivia Konopka of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who completed her “perfect” college career as a double major in History and Interdisciplinary Studies, was recognized during Bethany College’s 2017 Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 20. Dr. Larry Grimes, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, presented Konopka with the College’s prestigious Oreon E. Scott Award, which is given annually to the senior graduating with the highest academic standing.
Former majority leader of the United States Senate and U.S. Special Envoy for Middle East Peace, Senator George J. Mitchell, addressed Bethany College’s 2017 graduating class as part of the institution’s 177th Anniversary Commencement Weekend on Saturday, May 20, in the Dr. Fred H. Tilock Amphitheatre at the Pennington Quadrangle.
Former Majority Leader of the United States Senate and U.S. Special Envoy for Middle East Peace, George J. Mitchell, will be the keynote speaker at Bethany College’s 2017 Commencement Ceremony in the Pennington Quadrangle on Saturday, May 20, at 1 p.m.
Bethany College will present a series of awards recognizing outstanding alumni at the Alumni Awards Dinner on Saturday, May 6, at 5:30 p.m. in Commencement Hall. Lee Smedley and Dean Sparks will be recognized with the Community Service Award, and Dr. Dean Haubrich and Thomas Miller will receive the Alumni Achievement Award as part of Alumni Weekend activities on campus.
Salvatore Marranca, a 1968 Bethany graduate and Chairman of the Board for Cattaraugus County Bank in Little Valley, New York, attended a gathering at the White House for the Independent Community Bankers Association on Monday, May 1.
Jessica Skywatcher, a 2000 Bethany College graduate and Architect for Michael Baker International, will address the women of Bethany College’s graduating class at the 70th Darline Nicholson May Morning Breakfast. The annual event will take place on Saturday, May 6, at 9:30 a.m. in Benedum Commons as part of the College’s 2017 Alumni Weekend.
The Reverend Dr. Sharon Watkins, General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada, will be the featured speaker for the annual Bethany College Baccalaureate Service to be held Friday, May 19, at 5 p.m. at Bethany Memorial Church.
Bethany College awarded many of its exemplary students with a variety of college-wide and departmental awards on Thursday, April 20, during its annual Honors Day Convocation. The recipients, selected based on their demonstration of outstanding scholarship and other contributions to the College, were presented with awards during the Honors Day Convocation held in Commencement Hall in Bethany’s historic Old Main.
Bethany College has awarded four incoming freshman with the Presidential Scholarship. These academically talented high school seniors will be awarded a full tuition scholarship to reward their outstanding achievements. These students include Carlyn Amon of McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania; Riley Meyers of DuBois, Pennsylvania; Kennedy Quillen of Vienna, West Virginia; and Jenna Scott of New Castle, Indiana.
The Bethany College Theatre program will present Derek Webb’s dark comedy, Calling Time. Directed by Luke Hardt, Associate Professor of Theatre and Director of the Bethany College Theatre, evening performances begin at 8 p.m. on April 6-8, along with a 2 p.m. matinee on April 9 in Wailes Theatre.
The Bethany College 2017 Senior Art Show is now open in the College’s Renner Art Gallery. The exhibit, which features the work of Darrian Bruster, Trace Butler, Willett Farkas-Worthy, Kevin Phelps and Ashley Worst, will be available until April 8.
Bethany College will hold multiple events March 24 and 25 for its Third Annual Ann Wilkin Trombadore Women and Leadership Weekend. These invitation-only events feature nationally recognized speakers and prominent Bethany alumnae, and give current female students the opportunity to network and further their leadership aspirations.
Joseph (Joe) Barki, a 1996 Bethany College graduate and Prosecuting Attorney of Brooke County, will deliver the keynote address for the 33rd Annual Kalon Leadership Scholarship Day on Saturday, Feb. 18.
Bethany College today announced the launch of a new campaign to raise $250,000 that will be used to enhance the capabilities of the college’s Office of Career and Professional Development. The funds will be used to create a comprehensive career services platform that will help more Bethany students obtain competitive internships and career opportunities with regional and national employers directly within their field of study.
Bethany College has announced the President’s List and the Dean’s List for the fall semester of the 2016-17 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 credit hours.
Bethany College is pleased to announce three new majors: Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity – Information Assurance and International Business. The College’s faculty members approved these new majors on Thursday, Dec. 8.
M.E. Yancosek Gamble, Associate Professor of Communications and Media Arts and Chair of the Department of Communications and Media Arts at Bethany College, has been selected as a fellow to the 2017 Scripps Howard Journalism Entrepreneurship Institute by The Scripps Howard Foundation and the Cronkite School.
Dr. Aaron M. Honsowetz, Assistant Professor of Economics, in collaboration with Dr. Michael Weaver from the University of Chicago, was awarded a Collaborative Research Projects and Neubauer Collegium Visiting Fellow Grant by the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society at the University of Chicago.
Bethany College will hold their Sixth Annual Light Up Night and Charity Christmas Tree Auction Thursday, Dec. 1, at 6:30 p.m. in Commencement Hall. The evening will begin with the official lighting of the tree, and a charity tree and wreath auction will follow.
Bethany College’s Education Department has announced that their PreK-K Multicategorical with Autism Endorsement is now 100% online. The College received formal notification on Monday that the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) has approved Bethany’s request to be able to offer the education endorsement fully online.
BETHANY, W.Va. – Dr. Matthew Swearingen, Assistant Professor of Biology, received a West Virginia INBRE (Idea-Network for Biomedical Research) pilot grant in the amount of $14,977 to employ Next Generation Sequencing technology to study catheter infections caused by bacterial biofilms.
BETHANY, W.Va. – The Bethany College Theatre program will continue their 2016-2017 season with Craig Lucas’ dark comedy, Reckless. Directed by Luke Hardt, Associate Professor of Theatre and Director of the Bethany College Theatre, evening performances begin at 8 p.m. on Nov. 10-12, along with a 2 p.m. matinee on Nov. 13 in Wailes Theatre.
The Bethany College Community will celebrate the fourth annual National Bison Day on Saturday, November 5. The Office of Student Life has planned a week’s worth of activities (Nov. 1-5) leading up to National Bison Day.
Bethany College’s Education Department was awarded a $4,100 Leaders of Literacy Grant from the Regional Education Service Agencies (RESA 6). This grant will help fund a variety of services to promote family literacy initiatives in West Virginia.
Dr. Adrian Melott, Bethany Alumnus and Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Kansas, will give a keynote lecture at Bethany College on Saturday, October 8, as part of the Larry E. Grimes Lecture Series. The presentation is part of the College’s Homecoming Weekend.
Bethany College will welcome two Fulbright Scholars to campus for the 2016-17 academic year. Wei Qu of the People’s Republic of China and Mohamed Ezouine of Morocco will serve as teaching assistants in Chinese and Arabic, through the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program.
Slated to open in the fall of 2016, Bethany College has announced a new 1,700 square foot Career & Professional Development Center which will be located in Morlan Hall. The Center will provide a comprehensive program of resources to help Bethany students and alumni utilize their liberal arts education to optimize their employment opportunities.