Volume VI, Number I
An E-News Service of Bethany College
July 20, 2012


Bethany College President Elected Chair of Board of Directors of Academic Search, Inc.
Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of Bethany College, was elected Chair of the Board of Directors of Academic Search, Inc. at its annual meeting. Dr. Dana L. Gibson, President of Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, was elected Vice Chair.

Bethany College Wins Honors at State Public Relations Awards Gala
Bethany College's Department of Communications and Media Arts was recognized with four awards at the annual West Virginia Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Crystal Awards Gala June 20 in Charleston.


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Bethany President Re-Elected to ACUPCC Governing Board
President Miller has been re-elected to the chief governing body of the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment.  The 33 member board represents the nearly 700 signatories of community colleges, public and private colleges and universities nationwide. 

Bethany Hosts Annual West Virginia Regional Planning Conference
From May 15-17, 81 federal, state and local representatives met at Bethany College's Mountainside Conference Center to hear strategic program updates and to informally exchange ideas and practices. Hosted by the Brooke-Hancock Regional Planning and Development Council, all 11 regional councils were represented while key presentations were made by the West Virginia Development Office and West Virginia Broadband Mapping Program. West Virginia's regional councils were created from the 1971 West Virginia Regional Planning & Development Act. The Act mandates that West Virginia be divided into 11 regions to serve as "development districts" to more effectively use the State's resources and maximize small communities chances of attracting federal dollars. Given the uniqueness of the Conference Center, the rural beauty of Bethany and the relevance of presentations, the event received high marks from conferees.


English
Brandon Dean Lamson, Assistant Professor of English, was awarded a notable prize in the creative writing.  The Juniper Prize comes with publication of his book Starship Tahiti by the University of Massachusetts Press, a major academic press.

To see information about the Juniper Prize you can look here:  http://www.umass.edu/umpress/content/juniper-prizes.


Bethany Mourns Passing of Two Alumni Council Directors Emeriti
Bethany College is saddened by the passing of two Directors Emeriti of the Alumni Council.  Ruth Caine ’64, passed away on June 16, 2012.  She served on the council from 1996-2005 and served as president of the council from 2002-2004.  Dr. G. Malcolm Cottington ’50, passed away on July 1, 2012.  He served from 1994-2003 on the council.  Both will be greatly missed by the Bethany community.

Denver Alumni Event
Alumni and friends joined Dr. Scott D. Miller at the Blackstone Country Club in Denver, Colo. on Friday, July 13 for an alumni & friends event hosted by Bruce Brothis '79.

Click here to view photos from the event.

Save the Date!
Pittsburgh Alumni Event
You are cordially invited to attend an Alumni & Friends event with Bethany President Scott D. Miller and Greg Jordan at the Reed Smith Centre in Pittsburgh, Pa. on Saturday, July 21 at 8:30 p.m. From the Reed Smith terrace, enjoy great views of the city and fireworks following the Pirates game.

For information on the location and to RSVP, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 304-829-7299 or via email at alumni@bethanywv.edu.

Nashville, Tenn. Alumni Event
You are cordially invited to attend an Alumni & Friends event with President Scott D. Miller, hosted by John Mullen '69 and G. William Newton '75, at the Sunset Grill on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

For information on the location and to RSVP, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 304-829-7299 or via email at alumni@bethanywv.edu.

New York, N.Y. Alumni Event
You are cordially invited to attend an Alumni & Friends event with President Scott D. Miller, hosted at the residence of Asa Johnson in Sheridan Square on Tuesday, August 14, from 6-8 p.m.

For information on the location and to RSVP, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 304-829-7299 or via email at alumni@bethanywv.edu.

Columbus, Ohio Alumni Event
You are cordially invited to attend an Alumni & Friends event with President Scott D. Miller, hosted by Bill and Valerie (Stevens) Knapp ’77 and Rick Zarnoch ’80, at Bravo! Restaurant on Thursday, August 30, from 6-8 p.m.
For information on the location and to RSVP, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 304-829-7299 or via email at alumni@bethanywv.edu.

Save the Date!
Save the date and plan to join President Scott D. Miller at an Alumni & Friends event hosted by Jeffry '75 and Lynne (Miller) Lapin '75 in the Chicago area on Saturday, September 8, 2012. Details to follow in future issues of the Old Main Journal.

Save the date and plan to join President Scott D. Miller at an Alumni & Friends event hosted by Pat Hosey '80 in the Philadelphia area on Saturday, September 20, 2012. Details to follow in future issues of the Old Main Journal.

Richmond, Va. Alumni & Parents Events
You are cordially invited to attend an Alumni & Friends event with President Scott D. Miller, hosted by Hugh Joyce and James River Air Conditioning on the weekend of September 14-15, 2012.

Join Dr. Miller and Mr. Joyce on Friday, September 14, at the Bull and Bear Club in downtown Richmond from 6:00-7:30 p.m. 

Starting at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, September 15, a tailgate gathering at Gallery Flux in Ashland, Va., will precede the opportunity to cheer on the Bison football team as they take on Randolph-Macon.  Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.

For information on the location and to RSVP, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 304-829-7299 or via email at alumni@bethanywv.edu.

Attention Bethany College’s Class of 1977!
The organizing of your 35-year reunion has begun.  Please email alumni@bethanywv.edu if you are interested in details about this Homecoming reunion or join the Facebook group “Bethany College Class of 1977: 35th Class Reunion.”


Bethany Announces New Assistant Coaches for 2012-13 Year
The Bethany College athletic department has announced the hiring of five new interns who will serve as assistant coaches for their respective sports beginning in the 2012-13 year.

Bethany Football Announces 85 Newcomers to Join Program
The Bethany College football program has announced that 85 newcomers have committed to the school and will report for camp August 11th along with 73 returning players to begin preparation for the 2012 season.

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


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