Volume I, Number I
An E-News Service of Bethany College
January 11, 2008

President Miller Announces New Bethany E-News
In an effort to facilitate communications with multiple constituencies of Bethany College, new College President Dr. Scott D. Miller announced today the initiation of Old Main Journal, an e-news service of the Office of the President.

According to Dr. Miller, the purpose of Old Main Journal is "to share good news about the people and events about Bethany College in a timely manner." The Journal will be a collaborative effort of the Offices of the President, Institutional Advancement, and Sports Information.

The Old Main Journal will be distributed each Friday afternoon to faculty/staff, students, alumni and friends of the college. Those not on the current distribution list may subscribe by e-mailing president@bethanywv.edu.

The site will be archived weekly for easy access. Submissions are encouraged and may be sent to Stephanie Kappel, Assistant to the President, no later than noon each Thursday.

Campus News

Bethany College Welcomes New President
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 (see related article below) 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.).

Bethany Joins InterAmerican Consortium
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.

Pendleton Heights Home Again For Bethany Presidents
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.

Former Bethany Provost and Professor of Religion Passes Away
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.

Please visit Bethany News for these and other Bethany news stories.

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News Briefs

Bethany Included in University Business and New York Times Features
Bethany College's Old Main was pictured in two national features on historic campus architecture. The features were coordinated by Washington, D.C.-based Council of Independent Colleges. Old Main was pictured with a feature in the December issue of University Business and the Sunday, January 6 edition of the New York Times (Education section, page 27).

Dr. Miller Attends DOC President's Council Meeting
Bethany President Scott D. Miller recently attended the winter meeting of the President's Council of the Council of Colleges and Universities of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Chief executives of the affiliated colleges met to discuss the covenant relationship with the Church and issues relative to DOC institutions.

Bethany Hosts Ozark Christian College
Forty students and several professors from Ozark Christian College, an Independent Christian Church-affiliated college in Joplin, Missouri, visited Bethany College on Monday.

The biennial tour is part of the requirement for their course on Restoration Origins taught by Professor Terry Chaney. At Bethany they visited the Campbell Mansion, God’s Acre (cemetery), ate lunch at the cafeteria, then toured Old Main, the Archives, and the Old Meeting House. While at the Archives, they enjoyed a reading by Archivist Jeanne Cobb from an original diary by Alexander Campbell.

The students were impressed with the beauty of Bethany College and the history that remains here in its buildings and environs. Several remarked that being able to visit the home and college of Mr. Campbell made their textbooks come alive.

Judy Pyle and Ellen Sanford assisted the staff of Historic Bethany with the Mansion tour.


Alumni News

Virginia, Baltimore Alumni Gatherings Hosted
Alumni and friends in the Washington D.C. and Baltimore areas gathered for two separate alumni events during the holiday season.

At an event hosted by Booz Allen Hamilton through the efforts of Grant McLaughlin '91, 89 alumni and friends from the Washington D.C. area, gathered on November 20, 2007. Dr. John Niederhuber '60, Director of the National Cancer Institute was the guest speaker. He spoke on the topic of medical research and innovations in the field of cancer research. Dr. Scott Miller and his wife Annie were introduced to the group by Bethany's 18th President, G.T. "Buck" Smith.

On December 6, 2007 alumnus and Board of Trustee member George Davis '78 and his wife Patricia hosted 34 alumni at Gertrude's - John Shields' Restaurant at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Alumni had the opportunity to meet Dr. and Mrs. Miller and share with them their Bethany experiences.

Please watch for announcements concerning alumni events in your area. If you would like to host an alumni event in your area, please e-mail alumni@bethanywv.edu.

Bethany Alum Named A Mover and Shaker of 2008
Bethany Alum and Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees, Robert J. McCann, ’80, was named as one of the Movers and Shakers for 2008 by On Wall Street.

McCann, President of the Global Wealth Management Group, Merrill Lynch, was recognized for his division’s impressive growth in the third quarter of 2007. Up 29% from the previous year, his group produced net revenues of $3.5 billion.

Search Initiated for Director of Alumni and Parent Relations
A national search will be initiated this spring for a full-time Director of Alumni and Parents Relations of Bethany College, according to Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of the College.

"Involving our alumni and parents in the life of this College is critical to our good future," Dr. Miller said. "We want an individual with energy, enthusiasm and a belief in this College to lead this important program."

The Director will be a member of the Institutional Advancement Team, headed by Vice President Sven de Jong.

The position will be advertised soon. A copy of the position announcement and additional details will be linked in the coming weeks to Old Main Journal.


Bison Athletics

Bethany Offense Erupts in 99-88 Victory
Junior Susannah Cartland (Harvard, Ill.) scored a season-high 20 points to lead five players in double figures, as the Bethany College women’s basketball team raced to a 23-point second half lead and held off a late challenge from Saint Vincent (Pa.) College to record a 99-88 win Wednesday.

Saint Vincent Slips Past Bison 76-72
Despite 24 points from senior guard Brody Jackson (Akron, Ohio/Manchester), the Bethany College men’s basketball team (6-7) was unable to hold off Saint Vincent (Pa.) College (9-3), who rallied for a 76-72 victory at Hummel Field House Wednesday night.

Bethany's Mitchell Chosen as PAC SAAC Scholar-Athlete of the Month
Bethany College women’s basketball player Lisa Mitchell (Burgettstown, Pa./Avella) has been selected as the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Female Scholar-Athlete of the Month for December, 2007.

Please visit Bethany Athletics for the most up-to-date scores and game information.


 

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