Johnson To Speak At Baccalaureate Service
The Rev. Thomas E. Johnson Jr., Head of
School and Co-Founder of The Neighborhood Academy in Pittsburgh,
Pa., will be the College’s Baccalaureate speaker on Friday,
May 16 at 8 p.m. in Commencement Hall. In addition to his work
at The Neighborhood Academy, Rev. Johnson speaks to audiences
across the region about issues concerning education and low-income
youth. In 2005, he was honored through the Local Ministries
program at the United Church of Christ’s (UCC) General
Synod in Atlanta, Ga. for “Excellence in Teaching.”
Rev. Johnson is an ordained minister
in the United Church of Christ who has served as pastor to Allegheny
United Church of Christ and the East Liberty Presbyterian Church.
He graduated from the College of Wooster with a B.A. in English
and holds a Masters in Divinity from Pittsburgh Theological
Seminary. Bethany College will confer Rev. Johnson with an Honorary
Doctorate of Humane Letters.
Official Event at Pendleton Heights
President and Mrs. Miller hosted the first
official event at the newly renovated President's residence.
Members of the College's Building and Grounds staff, who worked
tirelessly to restore Pendleton Heights to it's grandeur, were
the first official guests to be hosted at the residence. Dr.
Miller thanked the staff, that was able to be present, for the
wonderful work they did in restoring the home. The home will
be used extensively to host guests that visit Bethany.
Bethany Chair Presents
at National Conference in Tampa
Dr. Clinton Maffett, Professor of Political
Science and Chair of the Department of History and Political
Science, has been selected to present a paper at the National
Defense University’s Conference on Peak Oil and Climate
The National Defense University is this
nation’s premier center for joint professional military
education and operates under the direction of the Chairman of
the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen. It is accredited
by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association
of Colleges and Schools. The university’s main campus
is located in Washington, D.C.
The NDU Conference on Peak Oil and Climate
Change runs through Saturday on the grounds of the former Central
Command Headquarters in Tampa, Fla. Dr. Maffett’s presentation,
“Modeling Energy Futures: Peak Oil and National Security
Responses,” was set for today at 10 a.m.
Ladies Home Show Saturday
at Commencement Hall
Commencement Hall will be the site of
a wide-ranging home show featuring products designed to enhance
every facet of a woman’s life on Saturday from 4-7 p.m.
The theme for the inaugural Delta Epsilon Pi Home Show is “The
Ladies Event for the Special Woman in Your Life.” Event
organizer Amanda Lunsford, an advisor for the sorority, says
distributors from all parts of the Tri-State area have made
arrangements to set up booths at the fundraising event.
A partial list of those exhibitors includes
such familiar names as Home Interior, The Pampered Chef, Tupperware,
Avon, Partylite, Home & Garden, Park Lane Jewelry, Tastefully
Simple, The Body Shop, Tre Sorella Tanning and Handbags, The
Prime Berry Patch and Jeanne’s Homemade Keepsakes. Admission
to the Home Show is a $3 donation with the sorority donating
all proceeds to six area women’s shelters.
Rebecca Rose Promoted
to Director of Communications
Rebecca Rose has been
promoted to the Director of Communications. A 2001 graduate
of Bethany College, she has been serving as Director of Media
Relations since 2006. Mrs. Rose serves as publisher of the Bethany
Alumni Magazine, an editor of the Old Main Journal and will
oversee all non athletic based external communications for the
College including the new website which will be launched next
month. She will report to Sven de Jong, Vice President for Institutional
Center for Institutional
President Miller recently announced the establishment of The
Center for Institutional Advancement to be housed in the Erickson
Alumni Center. Led by Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Sven de Jong, the Center will be responsible for securing private,
foundation and public support to underwrite the mission of Bethany
College. The Center for Institutional Advancement incorporates
the areas of Historic Bethany, Church Relations and all external
communications for the College.
Additional changes include:
Rebecca Rose – Director of Communications
Shirley Kemp – Director of Advancement Services
Brian Rose – Director of Sports Information
Judy Pyle – Executive Assistant for Advancement
Stephanie Gordon – Administrative Assistant for Advancement
Felicity Ruggiero – Assistant Director for Historic
Donald Clegg – Media Relations Specialist
Two positions, Director of Church Relations
and Director for Alumni and Parent Relations, will be filled
later this spring.
The Office of Admission also reports
to the Vice President.
President Attends PAC Presidents Meeting;
To Serve as Chair of PAC in 2008-09
Dr. Scott D. Miller, President
of Bethany College, attended the quarterly meeting of Presidents
Athletic Conference (PAC) presidents at the Duquesne Club in
Dr. Miller will become Chair of the the PAC in July. He served
in similar capacities with the NCAA Division III Pennsylvania
Athletic Conference and NCAA Division II Gulf South Conference
earlier in his career.
Attends NCAA Membership Committee Meeting
Bethany President Scott Miller attended the quarterly
meeting of the NCAA Division III Membership Committee. Dr. Miller
is the presidential representative on the Committee and recently
began a new three year term.
for Spring Music Festival
Three live band performances will highlight
Bethany’s annual Spring Music Festival, to be presented
on Saturday night by the Student Activities Council (SAC). The
Festival is scheduled for an 8 p.m. start with the stage to
be set up at Bethany Beach, located between Harlan Hall and
Phillips Hall. In case of inclement weather, the event will
move inside to Renner Too.
Parker House and Theory, which won the
2006 Boston Music Award for Best Live Band, is Saturday’s
headline act. The group released its first studio album, “Automatic
Stranger,” this week and will be touring with O.A.R. in
support of the album later this month. Appearing as a special
guest is Graham Isaacson, a singer-songwriter from Portland,
Maine whose debut CD, “Memories in Shadows,” was
released earlier this year. Rounding out the lineup is Park
Lawrence and the Night Visitors, featuring Bethany’s own
Evan Oslund on drums.
Bethany College Hosts
Heidelberg University of Education Administrators
Bethany College faculty, students, and
administrators hosted Heidelberg administrators Dr. Manuela
Welzel, Professor of Physics and Vice President for Research
and International Relations and Ms. Henrike Schon, Director
of the University’s International Office, to discuss possibilities
for expansion of the current student exchange program.
The partnership, in existence for 17
years, has involved more than 100 students from Bethany and
Heidelberg. Dr. Harald J.A. Menz, Professor of World Languages
and Cultures and Coordinator of the Program, reported recently
that Bethany College will welcome 11 Heidelberg students during
the 2008-09 academic year.
Bethany Team Attends
Higher Learning Commission Annual Meeting
President Dr. Scott D. Miller led a team
of Bethany College faculty, staff and administrators at the
113th Annual Meeting of the Higher Learning Commission at the
Hyatt Regency in Chicago, Ill. April 11-15, 2008.
The annual meeting is designed in part
to assist member colleges and universities in their understanding
of the current roles and responsibilities of institutions of
higher education. The team met with Dr. Robert R. Appleson,
Associate Director of Accreditation, in preparation for the
upcoming reaffirmation visit during the 2008-09 academic year.
In addition to Dr. Miller, team members
included Dr. Katrina Cooper, Assistant Professor of Psychology
and Associate Director of First-Year Studies; Elizabeth de Jong,
Dean of Students; Dr. Gary Kappel, Director of Institutional
Effectiveness and Professor of History; Ms. Stephanie Kappel,
Executive Assistant to the President; Dr. Michael Mihalyo, Provost
and Dean of Faculty; and Katherine Shelek-Furbee, Professor
of Social Work and Chair of the Department.
Second Annual ‘Hungry
Minds Reading’ Set For April 23
The second annual Hungry Minds Reading
will be held Wednesday, April 23 at 6 p.m. in the McCann Writing
Center at Cramblet Hall. The Reading is being presented by the
Writing Center in conjunction with the Writers Club and Bethany’s
Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA). Attendees are encouraged to participate
by sharing a poem, short prose selection or musical piece. Original
compositions or personal favorites are welcomed.
The event is being presented on this
date as a joint celebration of William Shakespeare and GSA Awareness
Week. The great English poet and playwright was born on April
23, 1564 and passed away on April 23, 1616. Heather Taylor,
Director of the McCann Writing Center, says there will be plenty
of homemade birthday cake, coffee and tea to help listeners
and presenters celebrate the life of “The Bard.”
Woman Administrator on PAC Self-Study Committee
Jan Forsty, Associate Athletic Director at Bethany College,
has served on the Self-Study Committee of the Presidents Athletic
Conference. She served on the Committee with PAC Executive Director
Joe Onderko and athletic administrators from Thiel College and
Thomas More College.
The Conference Self-Study is a requirement of all conferences
with membership in the NCAA Division III.
‘Kicks Off’ Autism Awareness Month
Bethany College’s Psi chapter of
the Beta Theta Pi fraternity teamed up with the Augusta Levy
Learning Center (ALLC) to kick off Autism Awareness Week with
a Kickball Tournament at Bethlehem Community Park in Wheeling.
The event was a fundraiser for the ALLC, which offers the Ohio
Valley’s first intensive treatment program for autism.
Thanks to the generosity of the Bethany
student body and the enthusiasm of the community, the Psi chapter
raised more than $800 for the cause. The Psi Diamond Association
— Psi Chapter Alumni — agreed to match those funds
for a total donation of $1,600 to the ALLC. The Beta Theta Pi
team capped the weekend event with a 7-5 victory against Mail
America in the tournament championship game.
Bethany Announces Summer
Online Course Schedule
To view the printable brochure and registration,
To view course listings or register online,
For more information please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or call the registrar's Office at 304-829-7831.
Football to Hold 2008 Bison Classic Golf Outing May 3
The Bethany Football Program
will host its annual golf outing, the Bison Golf Classic, on
Saturday, May 3 at Highland Springs Golf Course in Wellsburg.
There will be a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. and golf will be
followed by a social at Bubba's Bison Inn in Bethany at 3:00
p.m. The cost is $85 per golfer and includes 18 holes with a
cart, continental breakfast, lunch and the post-outing social.
All proceeds will benefit the Bison Football Program. Sponsorship
opportunities are also available. Please contact Head Coach
Tim Weaver at email@example.com
if you would like to participate.
Vice President de Jong
Meets with Alumna in Germany
While on a brief trip to Germany to visit family Vice President
de Jong also had the opportunity to have dinner with Angela
(Schunkert) Niessen ’56 and her husband Hans Ulrich in
Remscheid, Germany. Angela spent one year as an exchange student
at Bethany during the 1952- 53 academic year and speaks fondly
of her time at Bethany.
Greg Jordan '81 Chairman
of Board of Trustees Profiled in Pittsburgh Business Times
to read the article.
Alumni Events Slated
Join Bethany Alumni and Friends at a reception
with Dr. Scott D. Miller in Pittsburgh, Pa. on Tuesday, April
22. The event will be held in the Tour Theatre at PNC Park from
5:30 p.m. to game time. Hosted by Board of Trustees Member Robert
Nutting, the event will precede the Pittsburgh Pirates taking
on the Florida Marlins. R.s.v.p. by April 18, 2008 to reserve
discounted tickets for the game following the reception.
*Reservations are required
for attendance at this event.
Join Bethany Alumni and Friends at a reception
with President Dr. Scott D. Miller in New York, N.Y. on Wednesday,
April 30. The event will be held from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the
residence of Dr. Linda Donelle Lewis '61 in New York City.
For more information or to register for
any of these events please contact the Office of Alumni Relations
at 304-829-7411 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register online, click
Alumni/Parent, Church Relations Openings Posted
President Miller recently authorized the advertisement of two
positions within the Office of Institutional Advancement. The
job descriptions for the positions of Director
of Alumni and Parents Relations and Director
of Church Relations have been posted on the College's Web
Both positions will report to Sven de
Jong, Vice President for Institutional Advancement. Inquiries
should be directed to Mr. de Jong at email@example.com.
Post Numerous Impressive Performances at Slippery Rock
Running in cold, windy conditions, the
Bethany College track and field teams still posted several outstanding
performances at the unscored Slippery Rock Invitational, which
included one runner qualifying for NCAA Championships and one
school record falling.
PAC Honors Cruse After Qualifying for NCAA's
Bethany College sophomore Matt Cruse
(Naples Fla./ Barron Collier) has been selected as the Presidents’
Athletic Conference (PAC) Men’s Track Athlete of the Week
for April 14th.
Back in First After Grove City Sweep
The Bethany College softball team (13-13,
7-1) moved back into a tie for first place in the PAC Wednesday
by sweeping a doubleheader from Grove City (6-20, 2-8). In game
one of Wednesday’s twinbill, the Bison won 2-0 and in
the nightcap, BC rallied with three runs in the seventh for
a 3-1 triumph.
Set Season-High for Runs in 14-6 Victory
Freshman OF Mike Pegg (Uniontown, Pa./Laurel
Highlands) had four hits and four RBIs and the Bethany College
baseball team set a season-high for runs in a 14-6 victory at
Franciscan University Thursday night.
Please visit Bethany
Athletics for the most up-to-date scores and game information.