Awards Presented at Fall Convocation
Bethany College Provost Dr. Michael Mihalyo
presented the Anna Ruth Bourne Cup to the Alpha Xi Delta sorority
during Thursday’s Fall Convocation at Commencement Hall.
Alpha Xi Delta posted a 3.4667 grade-point average for the spring
semester, the highest GPA for any campus women’s social
group. The W. Kirk Woolery Cup, presented to the male social
group with the highest GPA during the spring semester, went
to the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity. Phi Kappa Tau had a 3.1595
GPA in the spring.
Following the presentation of the Richard
B. Kenney Freshman Leadership Award to Lindsay Sobotka of Weirton,
W.Va., Dr. Miller asked the 30 members of the President’s
List from the spring semester to stand and be recognized. Students
must achieve a perfect 4.0 GPA in a minimum 12 semester hours
to qualify for the President’s List. Members of the Dean’s
List were also recognized. Students must post a GPA of 3.65
or better in a minimum 12 semester hours to qualify for inclusion
on the Dean’s List.
National Political Pundit Speaks
The Student Activities Council (SAC)
hosted an appearance by national political pundit and historian
Rick Shenkman at Wailes Theater on Tuesday night. Shenkman is
a New York Times best-selling author whose latest book, Just
How Stupid Are We? Facing the Truth About the American Voter,
outlines the troubling impact of marketing, misinformation and
manipulation by political candidates and the media on the election
Shenkman is also the editor and founder
of George Mason University’s History News Network and
has made numerous national television appearances. He is regularly
seen on the Fox News Network, CNN and MSNBC. The College’s
Political Awareness Club conducted a voter registration drive
in conjunction with Shenkman’s presentation.
Faculty/Staff ID Cards Available
at Office of Student Life
Bethany College faculty and staff are
encouraged to stop by the Office of Student Life at Bethany
House to obtain a new Faculty/Staff ID Card. These cards can
be used when purchasing a block meal plan or a specific amount
of “Boomer’s Points” for use at all campus
dining locations and will also be useful for official identification
in the event of an emergency.
The new cards will replace older ID cards
that may not be compatible with the current dining system or
are simply worn out. The Office of Student Life is open from
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Get Free Bethany Wallpaper Downloads
Free Bethany College wallpaper downloads
for your laptop or home computer are now just a click or two
away on the College website. Computer users have their choice
of eight images depicting various familiar Bethany vistas, including
Old Main, Gresham Garden, Commencement Hall and the Campbell
To get your Bethany College wallpaper,
and follow the directions for downloading the wallpaper —
PC or Mac — are at the bottom of the page.
Homecoming 2008 is just around the corner.
The Office of Alumni & Parent Relations is encouraging those
planning to attend the festivities to register online at www.bethanywv.edu/alumni/events/homecoming-2008/registration/
Throughout the weekend, many athletic
events are scheduled, along with the installation ceremony of
Dr. Scott Miller as Bethany’s 19th president. Additionally,
Athletic Hall of Fame inductions will take place honoring Edward
Blundon ’66, basketball; Daniel Swickard ’72, football;
Margaret Fillinger ’86, softball; and Jeff Weekley ’96,
During the Alumni Awards Banquet, Linda
Comins ’77 will be honored with the Distinguished Service
to Alma Mater Award and David Jolliffe ’74 will be recognized
with the Alumni Community Service Award.
For detailed information about all of
the Homecoming events, click on the link below or copy and paste
it into your browser:
for Fall Alumni Exhibit
Alumni artists are invited to submit one
or two pieces of their work for inclusion in the Alumni Invitational
Exhibit, which will be held Oct. 3-31 in the Renner Union Gallery.
Pieces may be executed in any two-dimensional or three-dimensional
medium. Alumni are reminded that all work must be received by
Sept. 26 in order to be included.
In conjunction with the exhibit, alumni
artists will be guests of honor at the annual Homecoming Art
Exhibit Reception, scheduled for Friday, Oct. 3 from 8-10 p.m.
For additional information, send an e-mail to Professor Kenn
Morgan at email@example.com.
Alumni Softball Game
Set for Sept. 27
Head coach Jan Forsty and the Bethany
College softball team are inviting all former players back to
campus on Sept. 27 for the annual Alumni Softball Game. The
first pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m. and the Office of Alumni
Relations will provide a picnic dinner following the game.
This is a chance for former Bethany softball
players to renew old friendships while getting an up-close look
at the tremendous strides that have been taken in upgrading
the softball facilities. To register for the event, send an
e-mail with your name, address, phone number, e-mail address,
t-shirt size and graduation year to Coach Forsty at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions or additional information, give Coach Forsty a
call at (304) 829-7271.
D.C. / Virginia
Join Bethany Alumni and
Friends at a reception with President Dr. Scott D. Miller on
Thursday, October 9. The event will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
at the office of International Relief and Development, 1621
North Kent Street, 5th floor, Arlington, Va. The reception is
hosted by Dr. Arthur B. Keys, Jr. ’67, President &
CEO of IRD.
Florida Alumni: Save
Please save the date and join Bethany
Alumni and Friends for a gathering in the Jacksonville, Fla.
area on Tuesday, Oct. 28. More details will be provided in future
issues of the Old Main Journal.
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 email@example.com.
To register online, click
Bethany Home Opener
to be Webcast
Bethany fans, you can listen to every snap of this Saturday's
football between your Bison and Kentucky Christian University
from the comfort of your own home. Bethany's student radio station
WVBC 88.1 FM will be broadcasting live from Bison Stadium and
the game will also be streamed over the internet through TEAMLINE.
To listen to the broadcast for free, just visit www.bethanywv.edu/athletics,
click on the TEAMLINE logo and follow the instructions from
there to hear first-year Bethany students Nate Tieman and Rebecca
Thomas call all the action. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.
Open Home Schedule Saturday Against Kentucky Christian
Following a disappointing loss in the
opener last week, the Bethany College football team will try
to rebound in their first home game of the season when they
host Kentucky Christian University Saturday. Kickoff at Bison
Stadium is scheduled for 1 p.m.
Dops PAC Opener to Thiel
The Bethany College volleyball team fell
into a two-set hole Wednesday night and couldn’t climb their
way out, as they fell to visiting Thiel (Pa.) College 3-1 (23-25,
15-25, 25-21, 18-25) in the PAC opener for both teams.
Comes up Short at Franciscan 3-2
Although the Bethany College women’s
soccer team held a 27-11 shot advantage, only two found the
back of the net and that wasn’t enough in a 3-2 Franciscan
(Ohio) University victory Wednesday night.
Power Grove City Bests Bison Tennis
The Bethany College women’s tennis
team was defeated Wednesday by Grove City (Pa.) College 9-0
in the Bison’s home and PAC opener.
Squeezes Past Bison in OT
Muskingum (Ohio) College’s Cam Jonard
headed in the winning goal less than a minute into overtime
to give the Muskies a 2-1 triumph over the Bethany College men’s
soccer team Sunday afternoon to conclude the “Fuzzy” Williams
Memorial Classic at Bethany.
Fourth Annual Hugh
'Tiger' Joyce Golf Outing
Homecoming Weekend 2008 will begin on
Friday, Oct. 3, with the 4th Annual Hugh "Tiger" Joyce
Golf Scramble. The event will once again be held at picturesque
Highland Springs Golf Course in Wellsburg. Registration for
the outing begins at 7:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 8:30
a.m. Don't wait until the last minute to sign up however, as
registration is limited to the first 144 golfers. For more information,
contact Debbie Soly at 304-829-7240 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register, click on the link below
or copy and paste it into your browser:
Please visit Bethany
Athletics for the most up-to-date scores and game information.