Volume I, Number XI
An E-News Service of Bethany College
March 21, 2008

Campus News
Bethany Theatre to Present Tommy
The Bethany College Theatre has announced that it will present the musical, The Who’s Tommy, March 27-30. Performances will be held in Wailes Theatre on the Bethany College campus at 8 p.m. on March 27-29. The March 30 performance is scheduled for 2 p.m.

Steelers to Play Basketball at Bethany
The Pittsburgh Steelers Footballers Basketball team is coming to Bethany College for a charity basketball game against a team of Bethany students on Tuesday, April 8. It’s the second straight year Bethany has hosted the Steelers’ touring basketball squad. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m. at Hummel Field House.

New Sorority Sponsors Home Show at Bethany
Delta Epsilon Pi, the newest sorority on the Bethany College campus, will sponsor a wide-ranging Home Show featuring products designed to enhance every area of a woman’s life. The event, which will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, April 19 at the College’s historic Commencement Hall, was conceived as a charity fundraiser for area family shelters.

Bethany Hosts Japanese Taiko Drumming Workshop
The Bethany College campus will be the site of a Japanese Taiko Drumming Workshop on April 9. The event, which is open to the public, features master musicians Ryo Shiobara and Takumi Kato. It is being sponsored by Bethany’s Japan Outreach Program.

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Bethany To Offer Online Courses in Summer 2008
President Miller and Provost Mihalyo recently signed an agreement for Bethany College to become a partner in the Online Consortium of Independent Colleges and Universities. OCICU is managed by New Ventures of Regis University. With over 60 member institutions—similar in characteristics to Bethany--throughout the U.S., the consortium offers well-designed online courses that are delivered by partner colleges and universities.

Bethany will begin to provide this online learning opportunity beginning in the summer 2008. A wide array of courses will be available from many departments including Education, English, Religious Studies, Social Work, and Sociology. A complete listing will be available in early April.

Please contact the Office of the Registrar for more information at (304) 829-7834 or sdoty@bethanywv.edu.

Hurl Center Renovation On Track For July Completion
The renovation project at Bethany College’s new Judith R. Hurl Education Center is moving steadily along toward a summer completion date. The Hurl Center is the former Bethany Primary School, which was purchased with funds provided by Dr. Rodney Hurl ’52. It was named in memory of Dr. Hurl’s late wife, Judith R. Hurl, who graduated from Bethany in 1953 with an Education Degree.

According to Dr. Keely Camden, Chair of the Department of Education, all internal and external wiring was completed in February with the telephone connections and network set to go online this month. Video cameras on all external doors and the wireless internet are targeted for April activation. Painting is largely complete with only the auditorium, gymnasium and one stairwell remaining.

“It’s very exciting. We are on track for completion in July,” said Dr. Camden. “The Hurl Center will enhance our Education Department and Teacher Preparation Program in so many ways. We are so grateful for this facility and the expanded opportunities it will provide for our pre-service teachers and community outreach programs.”

A number of rooms in the three-story building have already been funded by generous donors but several naming opportunities remain. Among these are the Child Care Center, the Autism Center and Sensory Room, the 21st Century Classroom, the Model Classroom and the Third Floor Offices.

Bethany Professor Receives Grant
Dr. Daniel J. Phillips, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, has received a grant for $10,800 from WV-INBRE to purchase a DNA/RNA Synthesizer. The synthesizer is used to make specifically selected short to long chains of DNA/RNA. The instrument will be used in the biochemistry classes to teach how chains are made and structural characteristics. In the research laboratories, the synthesizer will facilitate student projects on the effects changes in DNA may have on the DNA form.

Bethany Students Study Abroad in Costa Rica
Dr. Joseph Lovano, Professor of World Languages and Cultures and Chair of the Department of World Language and Cultures, took advantage of Spring Break to lead three students on a short-term Study Abroad educational/cultural trip to Costa Rica this week.

Accompanying Lovano on the six-day multicultural journey to the Central American nation were: Katie Heinlein, a sophomore from Claysville, Pa. who is carrying a Double Major in Spanish and Visual Arts with a Minor in Secondary Education; Sara Patnesky, a freshman from Canonsburg, Pa. who has a Double Major in German and Spanish; and Amber Yarnell, a sophomore from Wooster, Ohio who also has a Double Major in German and Spanish.

Dr. Lovano is in his 11th year as a teacher at Bethany. During that time, he has led or accompanied numerous short-term Study Abroad groups to Mexico, Canada, Spain, France, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico along with many metropolitan cities in the contiguous United States.

Camp Canyon at Bethany
Partnering with a private camp management firm, Bethany has created a first of its kind residential summer camp operation, Camp Canyon. Camp Canyon brings together traditional summer camping with Bethany's great facilities. Bethany's extensive athletic and classroom facilities will be used for camp instructional programs; Campbell Village suites will be converted to bunks; a cafeteria will take on the feel of a true camp dining hall; and the outdoor classroom becomes the setting for unforgettable campfires.

Camp Canyon will offer a full array of summer camp program options both in sports and arts. Campers will also enjoy a range of traditional summer camp activities including campfires, socials, carnivals and more.

Why not give your child or grandchild a chance to enjoy a great summer camp at a place close to your heart? As part of the Bethany family, children of Bethany alumni are offered a 50% tuition discount for our inaugural year. For more detail, please call the Camp Canyon office at 800-917-1902, email us at info@campcanyon.com or visit us online at www.campcanyon.com.

Alumni News
Alumni Events Slated
Colorado Springs
Join Alumni Council President, Margy Lang '81 at a dinner for alumni and friends of Bethany College in Colorado Springs, Colo. on Thursday, March 27. Held at the Broadmoor Resort and Hotel from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m., the event is being underwritten by Margy Lang.

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 Low.

New York
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 alumni@bethanywv.edu. To register online, click here.

Directors of 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 site.

Both positions will report to Sven de Jong, Vice President for Institutional Advancement. Inquiries should be directed to Mr. de Jong at sdejong@bethanywv.edu.

Bison Athletics
Bethany Sharp in 6-3 Win Over Wisconsin-Superior
Freshman Brett Mazine (Monaca, Pa.) totaled nine strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings of work and the bullpen took care of the rest to lead the Bethany College baseball team to a 6-3 triumph over Wisconsin-Superior Thursday afternoon.

Bison Softball Splits Again on Wednesday
After a day off Tuesday, the Bethany College softball team returned to action Wednesday, with late rallies being the deciding factor in both a 7-3 victory over the College of Mount St. Joseph (Ohio) and a 9-4 loss to Fontbonne (Mo.).

Bethany's Jackson Earns Pair of All-Region Honors
Bethany College senior Brody Jackson’s (Akron, Ohio/Manchester) list of accolades continues to grow, as he received a pair of All-Region awards over the last two days.

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


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