Planning Sessions Continue
Performa Higher Education was back on
Bethany’s campus this week meeting with various college
constituencies to help develop a 10-year Master Plan for Bethany.
They met with faculty, staff and students to review the needs
and opportunities for Bethany College. The plan will be presented
to the Bethany College Board of Trustees during their meeting
Members of the committee include: President
Scott D. Miller, Trustee Gary Novak, Vice presidents Sven de
Jong and William Kiefer, Interim Dean of the Faculty Gary Kappel,
Dean of Students Elizabeth de Jong, Executive Assistant to the
President Stephanie Kappel, Director of the Physical Plant Ted
Williams, Dr. Mark Affeltranger and Professor Kathy-Shelek-Furbee,
alumnus Jason Haswell and students Lindsay Sobotka and Chris
Bethany Students Benefit
from Federal Student Aid Programs
Approximately 600 Bethany students benefited
from a wide variety of federal student financial aid programs
in 2007-08, according to a study by the National Association
of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU).
Data was obtained from the Office of
Federal Student Aid, U.S. Department of Education and shared
with institutional presidents at a meeting in Washington, D.C.
According to the report, 298 Bethany
students received $769,704 in Pell Grants—the most significant
federal grant program. Other programs: FSEOG (568 students,
$433,944), FWS (188 students, $282,869), Perkins Loans (224,
$500,000), FFEL—subsidized (549 students, $2,043,094),
FFEL—unsubsidized (441 students, $1,526,394), PLUS (213,
Professor to Present
Lecture on Lincoln
In honor of Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday,
a public lecture, entitled, 'Lincoln and His Virtues' will be
delivered on Thursday, February 12, at 4 p.m. in the Academic
Parlour, by Professor Marc Sable of the History and Political
Science Department. All members of the Bethany community are
encouraged to attend.
Coaches vs. Cancer
"Suits and Sneakers Awareness Weekend"
The Bethany College Men’s Basketball
team supported Coaches vs. Cancer by participating in the annual
"Suits and Sneakers Weekend." Coaches vs. Cancer is
a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society
and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) that
empowers basketball coaches, their teams, and local communities
to make a difference in the fight against cancer.
initiative of the NABC and the American Cancer Society "Suits
and Sneakers Weekend" took place January 30-February 1.
Head Men's Basketball Coach Mike Summey, as well as Bethany's
assistant coaches and the coaches from Geneva, wore sneakers
instead of dress shoes with their usual game attire in a show
of support for the fight against cancer during their game on
Saturday. By lacing up sneakers
with their suits, participating coaches nationwide hoped to
spotlight the fact that while cancer remains a major health
concern, everyone can take daily steps to reduce their risk
of the disease.
Bethany College fans raised more than
$235 dollars during the game at Hummel Field House.
Coaches vs. Cancer participants have
raised nearly $45 million since 1993 to help the Society fund
groundbreaking cancer research, provide up-to-date cancer information
and education, advocate for public health policies that benefit
communities, and deliver services that improve the quality of
life for patients and their families.
Launches Green & White Club
Bethany College’s athletic booster club has undergone
a dramatic transformation. Now called The Green & White
Club, this organization will continue to provide support to
Bethany’s intercollegiate student-athletes.
Member donations will help underwrite
costs associated with facility and equipment upgrades, as well
as postseason and out-of-region travel. Your support will enable
Bethany’s student-athletes to develop their potential,
train, and compete at the highest level possible. An enhanced
membership experience will include different benefits based
on different membership levels. With the recent and ongoing
facility improvements, Bison Athletics is undergoing its own
transformation, and we welcome you to become a key part of our
rise to the top of the Presidents' Athletic Conference.
For information on becoming a member,
please visit the Green & White Club on the web at www.bethanywv.edu/athletics/green-and-white-club,
or contact Director of Athletics and Recreation Tim Weaver at
Applications for WVGHA
Staff Being Accepted
Resident Advisor applications are being
accepted until February 15, 2009 for the West Virginia Governor’s
Honors Academy. Resident Advisors will serve as facilitators
for the three-week program being hosted by Bethany College beginning
in June and running through July 19, 2009.
The three-week program will see 200 rising
junior high school students experience broad-based and intensive
classes, participate in field trips and interactive educational
experiences. Resident Advisors will live in-house with students,
facilitate activities and guide seminar sessions. This is a
great resume building experience. Applications are being accepted
through the Department of Education and the Arts. For more requirements
and the application form, please visit the website: www.wvgovschools.org/GHA/apply.html.
Catholic Campus Ministry
to Sponsor Leadership Development Program
The West Liberty and Bethany Catholic
Campus Ministry will sponsor a leadership development program.
The program, entitled "Spring Into Service" is a grant-funded program that will focus on collaboration, leadership
development and service to others.
Leadership Development speaker, Daniel
Caron, will speak on how to improve daily interactions with
others, how to learn healthy, effective ways to interact with
those you serve, how to reduce stress and increase energy for
those things that matter most and how to develop and build upon
leadership skills. The program will be presented in the Alumni
Room in West Liberty’s Student Union on Monday, February
9 at 6:30 p.m.
For more information contact: Shirley
Carter at 304.780.0616 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Bethany Alumnus Scheduled
to Speak at WVU
Judge Thomas Buergenthal '57 will speak
at the West Virginia University College of Law on the topic
of International Courts: How They Work, Why They Matter at 10:30
a.m. on February 16, 2009. Click
here for more information.
Bethany Alumnus George M. Peterson
'51 Passes Away
Dr. George M. "Pete" Peterson
'51 of Hudson, Ohio, a long-time benefactor of the College,
has recently passed away. He was 81. A retired podiatrist, George
obtained a degree in biology from Bethany, and then attended
the Ohio College of Podiatry, graduating in 1964 as a Doctor
of Surgical Podiatry. He was a member of several civic and professional
organizations. George remained active in the life of the College.
Most recently, he generously provided
major funding for an extensive restoration and renovation project
at Christman Manor at Pendleton Heights, the traditional home
of Bethany’s presidents for more than 150 years. The Peterson
Green at Pendleton Heights was dedicated this fall in his honor.
Campus Wedding and
Events for Alumni and Friends of Bethany
Bethany College welcomes and encourages
all alumni and friends to return to campus to hold special events
throughout the year. With academic calendars being set for multiple
years, it is easier to determine major traffic weekends, such
as Homecoming and Alumni Weekend, when Commencement Hall and
campus facilities are booked for College hosted events. The
summer typically has been the only time to host wedding functions,
but the expanded calendar will allow more alumni weddings and
events to be held on campus.
Bison Basketball Hosts
conjunction with the 101st anniversary of Bison Men's Basketball,
many alumni basketball players returned to campus last weekend
for the annual alumni basketball contest. This year's teams
were pretty balanced having over 3,300 career points on one
team and just over 3,000 points on the other team.
The event brought back three of the school's
all-time leading scorers in Brody Jackson '08, 11th all-time
with 1,175 career points; Mike Drahos '06, fourth all-time with
1,681 career points; and the current assistant coach Matt Drahos
'06, second all-time with 1,930 career points. The event also
saw the likes of Chris Stephens '07, and James Wallace '07, the
program's all-time winningest class with 84 career wins.
Rounding out the rosters were Scott Mezyk
'06, who ranks in the top 10 in single-season assists (123)
and three-point percentage (44.4 percent), and Jake Miller '07,
who was a student assistant for the Bison through some of their
most successful years. Mark your calendars for next year's alumni
contest, slated for January 23, 2010.
SAVE THE DATE-
Save the date and plan to join Bethany
Alumni and Friends at receptions with President Dr. Scott D.
Miller in your area.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
at the home of
John '55 & Donna Palafoutas
Sunday, February 15, 2009
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
at the home of
Dean '74 & Suzanne '75 Lesiak
Friday, March 20, 2009
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
at the home of
Bob '88 & Susanne Coffield
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 email@example.com.
To register online, click
Save the Date!
Phi Mu Anniversary
Weekend Set For March 6-7
Bethany College’s Beta Nu chapter
of the national Phi Mu female fraternity will celebrate its
70th year at Bethany with an Anniversary Weekend on March 6-7,
2009. Phi Mu alumni are being asked to save those dates and
make plans to join their sisters for a weekend of celebration
that will include a luncheon, auction and house tours. Additional
details will be provided in future issues of the Old Main Journal
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. The weekend
will be packed full of activities that include a golf scramble
and an alumni soccer tournament. More details will be provided
in future issues of the Old Main Journal.
Alumni Weekend Set
Please save the date and make plans to
join us here on campus for Alumni Weekend, set to begin on Friday,
May 1, 2009. More details will be provided in future issues
of the Old Main Journal.
Petkovski Garners ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District Honors
Bethany senior Petre Petkovski (Wheeling,
W.Va./Wheeling Park) has been voted to the ESPN the Magazine
Second Team Academic All-District II Men’s Basketball
team, as announced Thursday by the College Sports Information
Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Bethany's McCormick Earns Third Team Academic All-District
Bethany senior Kaitlyn McCormick (Wheeling,
W.Va./Wheeling Park) was voted to the ESPN the Magazine Third
Team Academic All-District II Women’s Basketball team,
as announced Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors
of America (CoSIDA).
Earns 77-63 Triumph at Thiel
Junior Joe Testa (Amity, Pa./Trinity)
scored 16 of his game-high 17 points in the second half to help
the Bethany men’s basketball team record a 77-63 victory
at Thiel Wednesday night.
Beat Thiel 65-61 to Continue Roll
The Bethany women’s basketball
team won their third in a row and sixth in the last seven games
with a 65-61 triumph at Thiel Wednesday night, which also evened
their overall record at 10-10 and PAC mark at 5-5.
Please visit Bethany
Athletics for the most up-to-date scores and game information.