Joins in Higher Education Day at the West Virginia Capitol
President Scott Miller, Vice President
Sven de Jong and Assistant to the President Mort Gamble represented
Bethany at “Higher Education Day” at the state capital.
Bethany joined all public and private colleges statewide in
hosting a display in the main corridor of the Capitol Complex.
Governor Manchin presented a proclamation
as a part of a morning ceremony. The House and the Senate issued
proclamations to recognize the magnitude of higher education
in the State. Dr. Miller accepted the Senate proclamation on
behalf of the State’s private colleges.
Bethany to Celebrate
Honors Day on April 16
Bethany College will honor many of its outstanding students
at its annual Honors Day and Convocation on April 16. The event
is held each year to recognize students who have demonstrated
significant academic achievement. Several college-wide and departmental
awards will be presented, including the Francis O. Carfer Prize
(Outstanding Senior), Bethany 2000 Prize and the Pittsburgh
Bethany College Club Award (Outstanding Junior Woman).
Relations Club Members Visit London, the Gambia
Dr. Clinton Maffett, Professor of Political Science, led a group
of International Relations Club members to the Gambia during
Bethany’s spring break. The group spent two days in London
preceding their stay in Gambia and visited sites such as Tower
Bridge, Parliament, Westminster Abby, Piccadilly Circus and
the Tower of London.
They arrived in the Gambia on Friday
to be greeted by Malleh Sallah ’96, Vice Chairman of the
Independent Electoral Commission of the Gambia. While there
club members enjoyed a variety of cultural experiences, including
African dancing and drumming in the village of Bintang (70 Miles
east of Banjul), “Roots” in the village of Albreda
and Juffureh, a Gambian River Cruise, a day trip to Senegal
and much more.
Attendees were: Paul Starcher, Shawn
Hess, Wendy McAfee, April McAfee, Sage Smith, Danielle Cochrane,
Rachel Reed, Veronica Jae, Erica Pietranton and advisor Dr.
Month Activities Conclude with Book Discussion, ‘The Power
of Women’ Conference
“Bitter is the New Black,” a memoir by Jen Lancaster,
will be the focus of a book discussion to be held on March 30
from 4:30-6 p.m. in the Berkman Room. Visit Lancaster’s
web site at www.jennsylvania.com
for more information on the book.
“The Power of Women” conference
will be held on March 28 from 12:30 - 4 p.m. in Benedum Commons.
Sessions include “How to Work to the Top—Women in
the Community,” “Dove Self Esteem,” “Living
with an Eating Disorder,” “Women and Violence,”
and “Juggling Life.” For more information, contact
Ruthie Pettle at email@example.com
or April McAfee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Siblings weekend, sponsored by the Student Activities Council,
Office of Student Life, and Sophomore Class Council, will begin
on Friday, April 3 with a movie for all ages. Saturday will
be a fun filled day with the Sibs Carnival starting at 11:00
Chartwell’s will be hosting a picnic
and carnival lunch at the Thomas Phillips Johnson Recreation
Center. While lunch is being served and continuing through 4:00
p.m. inflatable races, an obstacle course and other games will
be open for students, siblings, family, faculty, staff and community
The Office of Student Life will be sponsoring
a chili cook-off for the Greek Life organizations and those
in attendance will be able to taste and vote on the best chili.
Student Activities Council will be sponsoring a “Make
Your Own Teddy Bear” station and a photo opportunity.
Additional activities will include sidewalk chalking and tie-dye
All Bethany students, their siblings and family members are
welcome to participate in any and all events as well as faculty
and staff and their families and members of the Bethany community.
to Hold 2009 Bison Classic Golf Outing May 2
The Bethany Football Program will host its annual golf outing,
the Bison Golf Classic, on Saturday, May 2 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. 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.
Save the Date!
Family Weekend Set for September
Attention parents and family members of Bethany College students!
Please save the date and make plans to join us on campus for
Family Weekend, set to begin on Friday, September 18, 2009.
Many activities are being planned. More details will be provided
in future issues of the Old Main Journal.
Coffields Host Charleston-Area
Alumni and friends in the Charleston,
W.Va., area met for a reception at the home of Bob ’88
and Susanne Coffield, on Friday, March 20.
President Scott D. Miller, Vice President
for Institutional Advancement Sven de Jong, and Assistant to
the President Mort Gamble joined the following guests: Jessica
Welsh Greathouse ’94; Melanie Ward ’07; her mother
Kathy Ward; Nicholas Winowich ’49; the Rev. Dennis Sparks
’71; M.E. Yancosek Gamble; and Karen Kelly ’83 and
her husband Gordon Simmons.
President Miller gave an update on campus
initiatives, including the scheduled renovation of Cochran Hall
to a suite-style residence complex.
here to view photos from the event.
Gather in Jacksonville, Fla.
Alumni gathered March 6, at the home of Richard and Linda Hull.
from left; Richard Hull '70; Lee Smedley '72 ; Sally Duncan
Smedley '71; Linda Hull '71; Larry Lynch;
Billie Lynch '69; and Margie Lang '84.
Alumni Weekend Schedule
The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations
has announced the schedule for Alumni Weekend, set to begin
on Friday, May 1, 2009. To view the schedule online click
here. To print the Alumni Weekend brochure, click
here. To register online, click
Calling all alumni soccer players! Please save the date and
make plans to join us on campus for the Bethany Alumni Soccer
Association weekend, set to begin on Friday, May 1.
to view the full schedule.
Bodo Sprints to PAC Runner of the Week Award
Bethany junior Jodi Bodo (Steubenville,
Ohio/Steubenville Catholic Central) has been recognized as the
Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Women’s Track
Runner of the Week for March 23.
Women's Basketball Receives PAC Sportmanship Award
The Bethany women’s basketball
program has been honored with the Winter 2009 PAC Team Sportsmanship
Award for their sport, as announced by the conference office
Wednesday (March 25).
Please visit Bethany
Athletics for the most up-to-date scores and game information.