Volume I, Number IIII
An E-News Service of Bethany College
February 1, 2008

Campus News

Bethany Senior Presents Research at State Capitol
A Bethany College senior was selected to participate in the fifth annual West Virginia Undergraduate Research Day, set for Jan. 31 at the State Capitol Building in Charleston.

Sutherland to Present Study at National Convention
Dr. Patrick J. Sutherland, Chair of the Bethany College Department of Communication, has been selected to present his research on domestic radio stations using the internet as a means of interacting with their listeners at the 66th annual National Broadcasting Society Convention, scheduled for March 11-16 in Anaheim, Calif.

Bethany Professor Going Back to His Roots
Herb Weaver, the Jennie Steindorf Renner Chair of Fine Arts and Professor of Fine Arts at Bethany College, is spending the 2007-08 academic year on sabbatical from Bethany and is taking advantage of the opportunity to return to his roots.

Bethany College 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.

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News Briefs

Bethany President Addresses Leadership Continuity in Journal
President Miller and Dr. Marylouise Fennell, senior counsel for the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) in Washington, DC, co-published an article "Strategic Succession Planning Key to Continuity of Leadership" in the December, 2007 issue of College Planning and Management. The article will also be used by Peter Li Education Group in several other publications. The read the article, click on the link below (or paste it in your browser): http://www.peterli.com/cpm/resources/articles/archive.php?article_id=1686

Bethany Memorial Church Hosts Coffee Hour With the Millers
Bethany Memorial Church welcomed President and Mrs. Miller with a coffee hour hosted by the elders in their honor prior to the January 27 worship hour. Members of the Church had an opportunity to meet and chat with the Millers in an informal setting prior to a formal introduction by Rev. Sarah Webb.

Receive Bethany Sports News Directly to Your Cell Phone/E-Mail
Starting this week, Bethany has partnered with Stretch Internet to bring fans a new way to stay up-to-date with Bison athletics. With e-Scores, fans will now be able to receive the latest Bethany sports scores and news sent directly to your e-mail and even your cell phone.

All you have to do to receive this free service is sign up by clicking on the e-Scores logo or visiting the Bethany athletics site and clicking on the e-Scores logo. As you sign up, you'll be able to choose which Bethany sports you want to receive updates on or pick all of them. Fans will also be able to select what kind of news they want to receive (Scores, Schedule Updates, Web Cast schedules, etc.) and whether they want the information sent to their e-mail or to their cell phones as a text message.

Again, this is a free service for Bethany fans, so sign up today to start getting the very latest in Bison sports news sent directly to you.

2008 Oreon E. Scott Lectures Scheduled
The 53rd Oreon E. Scott Lectures have been scheduled for March 31 - April 1, 2008, at Bethany College. This year's, lecturer is Dr. Marvin Meyer. Dr. Meyer (Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University; M.Div., Calvin Theological Seminary) is Griset Professor of Bible and Christian Studies and Co-Chair of the Department of Religious Studies, Chapman University. He is also Director of the Chapman University Albert Schweitzer Institute.

Registration for the Lectures opens at 8:30 a.m. Monday, March 31, at the Mountainside Conference Center. The day’s events begin at 10 a.m. with a greeting, followed by Mr. Meyer’s first presentation. At Monday’s Timothy Luncheon, participants may meet with Bethany’s pre-ministerial students.

For more information please contact Judy Pyle at 304-829-7723 or jpyle@bethanywv.edu.
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Bethany Professor Emeritus to Spend Spring Semester in China
Dr. John W. Lozier, Professor Emeritus of the History and Political Science Department, will spend the spring semester teaching in the Foreign Language School of Zhejiang Normal University in Jinhua, Zhejiang Province, China, and wiil consult on educational exchange. Professor Lozier, who teaches Asian studies and American history at Bethany, has taught American and British culture, history, politics and literature three times before in this official Key University. Bethany maintains an exchange relationship with ZNU.

Bethany President Hosts Organization Heads
President Miller hosted campus visits by three heads of affiliated organizations this week:

Joe Onderko, Executive Director of the Presidents' Athletic Conference, visited on Wednesday. The two discussed future conference and NCAA Division III issues and initiatives and growth plans at Bethany College. Bethany is one of 10 colleges in the PAC.

Chris Niemi, Director of the North Central Consortium, visited last week. They discussed cooperative programs offered by the consortium. Bethany is member of the eight college group.

Gene Castelli, District Manager of Chartwell's Food Service. Mr. Castelli is based in Delaware, Ohio.

Bison Basketball Games at Geneva to be Web Cast
As the Bethany men's and women's basketball teams continue their chase for PAC championships, Bison fans will be able to listen to much of the action without having to leave their computers. Bethany has teamed with TRZ Sports/TEAMLINE for the third straight year to provide FREE web casts of selected Bison basketball games through the rest of the season. The next scheduled web cast is Saturday., Feb. 2 at Geneva, with the women's game starting at 5:30 p.m. and the men tipping off at 7:30 p.m. Bethany sports information director Brian Rose will be calling the action at Geneva, as well as doubleheaders at Saint Vincent on Feb. 9 and at Westminster Feb. 20.

To listen to all the action, just click here or when visiting the Bethany athletic site, click on the flashing TEAMLINE logo. With the PAC Tournaments looming for both basketball programs, fans will also need to check the Bethany athletic site frequently for an updated schedule of web casts.

Bethany Represented at Choral Festival
David J. Rudari, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts in Music, and Director of the Bethany College Choir and Michael P. Mihalyo, Jr., DMA, Provost and Professor of Fine Arts in Music were featured artists last weekend at the annual Beaver County Choral Festival, held at Western Beaver High School, Industry, Pennsylvania.

Over the course of three days, they conducted a workshop for the one-hundred sixty voice chorus, selected from eight high schools in the region. During the workshop, besides developing blend, breath, and proper singing technique, the choir finished preparations for a concert given on Saturday afternoon that featured Va Pensiero, from Nabucco, by Giuseppe Verdi; My Shepherd will Supply My Need; by Mack Wilberg; Mary Ann, by Keith Peterson; the spiritual Live-a-Humble, arranged by Peter Bagely; Colorado Trail, arranged for men’s chorus by Norman Luboff; and A Girl’s Garden, on poetry of Robert Frost for women’s chorus by Randall Thompson; and Joyful, Joyful, from Sister Act II, arranged by Lojeski.

Prof. Rudari and Dr. Mihalyo were invited to conduct and accompany this festival by Donald Hixson, Vocal Music Director at Western Beaver High School, on the recommendation of the High School Music Faculty of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, who hosted them in choral festivals in the 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 academic years.


Alumni News

Bethany Announces Camp Canyon
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 and 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.

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.

Charleston, W.Va. Alumni Event Scheduled
Join Bethany Alumni and friends at a reception with Bethany President Dr. Scott D. Miller on Thursday February 28. The event will held from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Charleston Town Center Marriott. The event is now being sponsored through the generosity of Marc '78 and Joyce Dumbaugh '78 Chernenko. For more information or to register for this event please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 304-829-7411 or via e-mail at alumni@bethanywv.edu. To register online, click here.


Bison Athletics

Bethany Blows Lead But Recovers For 82-78 Win
After giving up a 24-point halftime lead, the Bethany College men’s basketball team recovered and used a 17-6 run to close the game and come away with an 82-78 victory over visiting Waynesburg (Pa.) University Wednesday night.

Bison Score Biggest Win of the Season 77-50
The Bethany College women’s basketball team blew open a nine-point contest by scoring the game’s final 18 points en route to a 77-50 victory over visiting Waynesburg (Pa.) University Wednesday night.

Bethany Scores Well But Loses at Chatham
Although the Bethany College women’s swimming and diving team earned six first place finishes Wednesday, it wasn’t enough to prevent them from losing 153-123 at Chatham (Pa.) University.

Collegiate Baseball Honors Pair of Bison
A pair of Bethany College baseball players in senior 2B Anthony Talotta (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Hills) and sophomore 1B Chris Leasure (Stafford, Ohio/Monroe Central) were recently selected by Collegiate Baseball as Players to Watch for the upcoming 2008 season, which marks the 18th straight season the national publication has recognized members of the program.

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

 

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