U.S. Rep. Alan Mollohan
Visits Bethany Campus
Rep. Alan Mollohan and his assistant Tammy Rapp stopped by the
Bethany College campus for a visit on Monday morning. The veteran
congressman from West Virginia’s 1st Congressional District
met with President Miller and members of the College’s
Highlighting the visit was a tour of
the newly restored Christman Manor at Pendleton Heights. Mollohan
played a significant role in the extensive restoration project
for the historic structure. Initial funding for Phase One of
the project was fueled by a federal grant Mollohan helped obtain
from the National Park Service’s Save America’s
Treasures Historic Preservation Fund.
Dr. Grimes Presents
at International Hemingway Conference
Dr. Larry Grimes, Perry E. and Aleece
C. Gresham Chair in Humanities and Professor of English at Bethany
College, has returned to campus after participating in the 13th
Biennial International Hemingway Society Conference. The conference
was held June 9-15 at the Marriott Country Club Plaza Hotel
in Kansas City, Mo.
Dr. Grimes made two presentations —
“Hemingway’s Afro-Cuban Novel: An Exercise in Multicultural
Reading of The Old Man and the Sea” and “Close Reading
in the Trenches or Entrenched Reading in the Closeness? Pleasures
and Problems in Reading The Sun Also Rises.” He was also
featured in roundtable discussions at several sessions and served
as moderator for Session VII, “Teaching The Old Man and
Dinner Honors New Faculty
President Miller and his Cabinet hosted
a dinner recently at Pendleton Heights in honor of the College’s
four new faculty members. They are:
- Dr. R. Wiley Cash, Assistant Professor
Dr. Lisa M. Reilly, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Joann Nilson Tartalone, Assistant Professor of Communication
Dr. Stephanie Tuszynski, Assistant Professor of Communication
Each new faculty member received a copy
of the book, “Bethany: The First 150 Years,” by
Lester G. McAllister.
Off to Great Start
Bethany College welcomed eight new students
to campus this summer as the inaugural participants in the BethBridge
Program. The students spent 10 days on campus, completing four
credit hours of intensive developmental coursework designed
to better prepare them for the Bethany experience. The courses,
taught by the staff at the McCann Learning Center, provided
small-group instruction in the areas of critical reading, writing,
study skills and mathematics.
In order to facilitate the development
of a learning community, the students were housed together in
Campbell Village. This learning community will continue during
the fall semester with additional courses in Critical Reading
and Study Skills. Those courses will be paired with Religion
100 to provide the participants with guided opportunities to
display their newly-developed skills.
Team-building activities were a big part
of the summer program. The students participated in team development
activities at the Linsly Outdoor Center in Hookstown, Pa.; attended
a minor-league baseball game in Washington, Pa.; went to a movie
at The Highlands shopping complex near Wheeling, W.Va.; and
enjoyed a picnic at Bethany Park. Students presented their portfolios
of completed work to a team of evaluators as their final project.
Reviews of the first-year program were
very positive from the students and the instructors. As one
participant wrote in his final essay, “Go out and get
20 students for next year’s program and allow it to grow
every year. This has been one of the best experiences of my
life and has changed me for the better. I will succeed at Bethany;
you have shown me that I can.”
Jackie Hudson Honored
Jackie Hudson has been named Mid-Atlantic
Region Hourly Associate of the Year by Chartwells, food service
provider for Bethany College. Jackie is well known on campus
for her wonderful service as Catering Manager for the College.
The award is part of the company’s nationwide “Be
A Star” program honoring exemplary employees. According
to the award citation, “… (Jackie) brings sunshine
to all that have the pleasure to work with her. Jackie’s
hard work and dedication to excellence is second to none.”
This marks the second straight year Bethany
College has produced the Mid-Atlantic Region’s Hourly
Associate of the Year. Jackie’s friends and co-workers
hosted a surprise celebration for her last week in the back
dining room at the newly-renovated Benedum Commons. A Regional
Awards Dinner is scheduled for Oct. 7 at the University of Maryland-Baltimore
Campus in Baltimore.
Treasurer Emeritus John
Graham ’61 Passes Away
The Bethany College community is mourning
the loss of Treasurer Emeritus John Graham ’61. Graham,
a resident of Bethany, passed away on his 69th birthday, Aug.
13, at Weirton (W.Va.) Medical Center. A native of Pittsburgh,
Pa., Graham graduated from Bethany in 1961 and went on to work
for his alma mater. The former Director of Admission and Business
Manager for the College attended Bethany Memorial Church and
was an active part of the Bethany College community for many
In addition to his parents, John M. and
Anna Marie Zink Graham, he was preceded in death by his brother,
Robert P. Graham. Surviving are his wife, Linda Carol Jones
Graham, at home; one daughter, Shari Graham Legros and her husband,
Jeff, of Wintersville, Ohio; one son, Timothy Graham and his
fiancée, Janice, of Bethany; one sister, Linda Kanuch
and her husband, Ronald, of Elgin, S.C.; three grandchildren
and six nephews. A memorial service was held Monday, Aug. 18,
at Bethany Memorial Church with Rev. William Allen officiating.
Daniel Stephens ’69
Named Principal at Woodland Hills
Bethany alum Daniel Stephens ’69
has been hired as the new principal at Woodland Hills High School
in Pittsburgh, Pa. Dan graduated from Bethany College in 1969
with a B.A. in Physical Education and Social Studies minor.
He holds a master’s degree from West Virginia University
and has been certified as a principal and superintendent in
the states of Pennsylvania and Ohio. Woodland Hills High School
has an enrollment of just under 2,000 students in Grades 9-12.
Stephens had been working as a middle
school and high school principal in the Pittsburgh area since
2000. He previously served as a high school principal in the
Martins Ferry (Ohio) and Buckeye Local (Ohio) School Districts.
After graduating from Bethany, Stephens began his education
career in the Edison Local (Ohio) School District, where he
served as assistant junior high and high school principal, athletic
director, teacher and coach from 1968-85.
Homecoming 2008 Set
for Oct. 3-5
Don’t forget to mark your calendar
for Homecoming 2008, scheduled for Oct. 3-5. There are many
activities slated for the weekend.
For detailed information about all of
the Homecoming events, click on the link below or copy and paste
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Hall of Fame Inductees Announced
Bethany will induct four new members into its Athletic Hall
of Fame as part of Homecoming festivities Oct. 3-4. The four
new members include: from the Class of 1966, Ed Blundon (basketball);
from the Class of 1972, Dan Swickard (football); from the Class
of 1986, Margaret (Peggy) Fillinger (softball); and from the
Class of 1996, Jeff Weekley (baseball).
Hall of Fame inductions will be Friday, Oct. 3, at a banquet
at Harder Hall, beginning at 6 p.m. The four enshrinees will
receive their plaques and be honored again at halftime of Saturday's
football game against Thomas More.
The Bethany College Athletic Hall of Fame was founded in 1977
to bestow honor upon persons who have made exceptional contributions
to the intercollegiate athletics program at Bethany. Its purpose
is to perpetuate the memory of those who have brought distinction,
honor, and excellence to Bethany College in athletics.
The inaugural ceremony in 1977 included
the induction of 10 charter members. Since the inception of
the Hall of Fame, more than 150 former student-athletes have
been inducted, as well as four former coaches and one team,
the 1994 men’s soccer national championship team.
Art Work Sought
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
To register, click on the link below
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Bison Volleyball Team Looking to Make Strides in '08
With 11 freshmen on this year’s
team, the Bethany College volleyball team will have a far different
look in its second year under head coach Courtney Kline. The
Bison open the season Sept. 3 with a match at LaRoche (Pa.)
Please visit Bethany
Athletics for the most up-to-date scores and game information.