A number of other projects
are currently in the works across the campus. Be sure to check
future editions of The Old Main Journal for the latest updates.
Attend NBS Convention in California
Several members of the Bethany College
chapter of the National Broadcasting Society (NBS) and the Alpha
Epsilon Rho (AERho) Honors Society spent Spring Break attending
the NBS/AERho National Convention at the Disneyland Paradise
Pier Hotel in Anaheim, Calif.
While in California, the students attended
presentations and participated in discussions with Disney executives,
television producers, radio station managers and other digital
media professionals. Steven Katz of Princeton Junction, N.J.;
Jonathan Bernard of Beavercreek, Ohio; Rebecca Bateson of Bethany;
Bryan Ray and Robert Lease of Toronto, Ohio; Lara Tichnell of
Cumberland, Md. and Trevor Herr of Springdale, Pa. were accompanied
on the trip by faculty advisor Dr. Jay Libby.
to Direct Personnel Services at Bethany
President Miller and Executive Vice President Bill Kiefer are
pleased to announce the appointment of Sue Stimpson as Director
of Personnel Services. Sue is no stranger to the area of Human
Resources. She has worked in this area of the college for 25
years and has extensive knowledge and experience dealing with
payroll, benefit and HR related issues.
“Sue is very dedicated and has
earned the respect of her fellow employees here at Bethany,”
Dr. Miller said. “We’re pleased to announce her
promotion to her new capacity.” Sue and her husband Larry
reside in Independence, Pa. They have two children, Jill and
Michael, who are both Bethany College Alums.
Joining Sue in the Human Resources Office
is Elaine Saltsman as Coordinator Payroll/Benefits. Elaine joined
the Bethany College staff in October 2006 with a strong background
in benefits. She has 32 years of experience in the manufacturing
industry and for most of her career, was a Manager of Retirement
Plans and Disability Benefits. Elaine and her husband Keith
reside in the Wintersville, Ohio area. They have one son, Aaron,
who is a student at the University of Cincinnati.
The Human Resources Office is available
to assist College faculty, staff and students with Human Resources,
payroll and benefit-related issues.
Paul Chewning ’75
Named New ACA President
The Appalachian College Association (ACA)
has named Dr. Paul B. Chewning ’75 as its new president,
effective July 1. Chewning succeeds Alice Brown, who has led
the ACA since 1983 and is retiring as its founding executive.
Bethany is an ACA member institution.
Chewning has spent the past six years
as president of West Virginia Independent College and Universities,
Inc. (WVICU), a consortium of the nine private colleges and
universities in the state. Prior to that, Chewning served for
14 years as vice president at the Council for Advancement and
Support of Education (CASE) in Washington, D.C.
A 1975 Bethany graduate, Chewning was
the College’s Alumni Director during the late 1970s and
served as director of development for the West Virginia University
Foundation from 1984-86. He also held fundraising positions
at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa and Pennsylvania State
University in State College, Pa. Chewning has a Master’s
degree from the University of Minnesota and earned his Doctorate
in Education at Drake.
The ACA is a non-profit consortium of
37 private two-year and four-year liberal arts colleges and
universities in West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina
and Tennessee. Collectively, these institutions of higher education
serve approximately 42,000 students and 3,500 faculty.
Publishes Music CD of Business Ballads
Lee Smedley ’72 spent more than
three decades working as an educator and business manager but
music has always been the first love for the Bethany College
alumnus. Smedley now enjoys the best of both worlds as a full-time
business consultant who incorporates his own music into presentations
that teach, entertain and inspire audiences across the country.
Smedley, the nation’s first business
balladeer, has developed a unique approach to crafting stories
in song that express the culture of today’s businesses
and organizations. By carrying on many of the traditions of
Europe’s original balladeers from the late Middle Ages,
he helps people find purpose in their work in order to achieve
While other consultants use music in
presentations, Smedley is the only one who relies on his own
original compositions. Based in Shoemakersville, Pa., he has
traveled extensively to work with many different organizations.
Through his travels, Smedley has been able to identify universal
themes of work life issues and he addresses them through his
Smedley recently recorded a CD featuring
13 of his business ballads that is now available for sale. He
has pledged to donate 50 percent of the purchase price from
every CD purchased online to the Bethany Fund if the purchaser
identifies himself or herself as a fellow Bethany alum. For
more information or to order, log onto his Web site at www.leesmedley.com.
Alumni Events Slated
Join Bethany Alumni and Friends at a reception
with President Dr. Scott D. Miller in Chicago, Ill. on Saturday,
April 12. The event will be held from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the
Union League Club's French Room. The event is being hosted and
underwritten through the generosity of Arthur '62 and Charlene
Please save the date and plan to join
Bethany Alumni and Friends at a reception with Dr. Scott D.
Miller in Pittsburgh, Pa. on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 at 6
p.m. Location information and other details will soon be announced.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Becomes Bethany's First Indoor All-American
By taking fourth place in the finals of
the 55 hurdles Saturday at the 2008 NCAA Indoor Track &
Field Championships, Bethany College sophomore Matt Cruse (Naples,
Fla./Barron Collier) became the first Bison to earn All-American
honors in indoor track in school history.
Drop Two Close Games to Geneva
The Bethany College baseball team (5-5)
came up on the short end of two hard-fought contests Wednesday
afternoon at Bethany Park to visiting Geneva (9-4), as the Golden
Tornadoes scored victories of 7-3 and 4-2.
Please visit Bethany
Athletics for the most up-to-date scores and game information.