Volume VI, Number XXVII
|An E-News Service of Bethany College||
March 8, 2013
Bethany College Receives National Recognition for Community Service
Children's “Seusstacular” Celebration Planned at T.W. Phillips Memorial Library
On Saturday and Sunday he attended a meeting of the International Association of University Presidents. The meeting focused on opportunities for international partnership development and issue engagement. IAUP recognized Bethany Professor Joe Lovano in 2012 with a Faculty Achievement Award. Miller took part in discussions of global engagement with Latin America, the role of U.S. higher education in international development and the role of the president as catalyst for internationalization.
Sunday evening, he was the guest of Liz McMillen, editor, and Mireille Grangenois, publisher, of the Chronicle of Higher Education for a by-invitation-only discussion of the reinvention of American higher education.
On Monday, he attended the Presidents’ Alliance meeting for the New Leadership Alliance for Student Learning and Accountability. Bethany joined the group last year.
Monday afternoon, he was one of seven higher-education presidents serving on a panel, sponsored by the National Association of College and University Business Officers, focusing on campus business and financial issues for the future.
Monday evening, he attended an executive briefing for presidents of new initiatives of Ellucian, Bethany’s technology provider through the Independent College Enterprise. Bethany and seven other colleges in four states are part of the I.C.E. consortium.
Sunday through Tuesday he attended presidents-only discussions on federal relations, technology, finance, collaboration and innovation sponsored by the American Council on Education. He also lunched with General Stanley McChrystal, former commander of U.S. and International Forces in Afghanistan.
The three-volume set includes a chapter Sutherland wrote titled "ESPN: Television Transforms Sports Culture."
Seventh Annual Math/Science Day Held
This student-led competition has occurred every March since 2007, and consists of an individual exam and several group activities. The students were addressed by Carolyn Kitchens, visiting assistant professor of chemistry.
On March 1, academic coaches from Buckeye Local High School, including alumna Kelli McAbier ’11, John Marshall High School, Ringgold High School and Valley High School brought 110 students to Bethany’s campus. Bethany College faculty, including Scott Brothers, assistant professor of chemistry; Adam Fletcher, assistant professor of mathematics; Mary Ellen Komorowski, professor emeritus of mathematics; Lisa Reilly, assistant professor of chemistry; and Joseph Walsh, assistant professor of mathematics, assisted with contests and grading throughout the day.
The next Math/Science Day Competition will be held March 7, 2014.
Humanities – English
The mission for the "Gift of Years Project" is to name and affirm the gift of years for older adults so that all people may experience life as holy, joyful, and abundant sustaining wholeness for all the days of life.
As a region, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in West Virginia and western Maryland, named and affirmed to intentionally focus on the needs of older adults.
Allen stated, “The Region has named ministry with Seniors as a priority. We are gifted to live in a region in which we are surrounded by seniors, sages and saints. By all accounts this trend will continue in our regional church and in the places we live. This is a gift to be received and an opportunity for effectiveness in ministry to be seized. The “Gift of Years Project” is indeed a gift to the world and to Christ's body. The “Gift of Years” represents contextual ministry at its core and we are excited for this time and ministry with NBA.”
Retired professor and current Dean of Buffalo Seminary and Director of Church Relations at Bethany College, the Rev. Dr. Larry Grimes, said “we seek to develop and share a biblical theology of aging that provides a powerful counter-narrative to our culture’s medical-therapeutic story about aging. Our focus with the “Gift of Years Project” will be on the joys, hopes, and opportunities that come with age rather than on the horrors and fears that so often are the story related to aging.”
This pilot project between the NBA and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in West Virginia will serve as a case study in how ministry with and for older adults may benefit other churches and communities across the Disciples denomination.
Alumni Weekend Schedule Announced
Save the Date! Bethany Announces Homecoming 2013
Bethany’s Taormina Named PAC SAAC Scholar-Athlete of the Month
Bethany's Jump Named PAC Pitcher of the Week
Bethany Baseball Eyes Return to PAC Tournament
Bethany Earns Split at Beach Blast Behind Big Game from Jump
Bison Lacrosse Falls to 0-2 with Loss at Saint Vincent
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