Represented at WVICU Annual Meeting
Bethany College was well
represented at the annual meeting of West Virginia Independent
Colleges and Universities last weekend at Stonewall Resort.
President Miller, Trustees Bob Nutting and Marc Chernenko (and
wife Joyce), and student Justin Miller all attended the meeting.
Dr. Miller and Mr. Chernenko are both members of the WVICU Board
of Directors. Mr. Chernenko is also a regional campaign chair.
Mr. Nutting was recognized for the support provided by Ogden
Newspapers to WVICU. He is also a former board member and chair
of the organization. Justin Miller, a sophomore elementary education
and political science major from West Liberty, WV, was recognized
as a recipient of a WVICU scholarship. Bethany College graduate
Paul Chewning is the President of WVICU.
Tabbed Executive Assistant to the President
Stephanie Kappel has been named Executive Assistant to the President.
She has previously served as Assistant to the President and
ACA Quantitative Literacy Workshop
Berea College, Bethany College, and Emory & Henry College
will host a Quantitative Literacy Workshop May 27-30 at Emory
& Henry College in Abingdon, Va. This four-day workshop
will provide an opportunity for faculty of Appalachian College
Association (ACA) Colleges to learn more about current pedagogies
and best practices to strengthen student math skills and quantitative
literacy at ACA institutions.
This important faculty development program
is made possible by grants from the Teagle Foundation and The
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Members of the Planning Committee
include Dr. Christopher Qualls, Emory and Henry College, chair;
Dr. Carolyn Newton, Berea College; and Dr. Michael Mihalyo,
Bethany Kalon Scholars
Host Black and White Ball
The Bethany College Kalon Scholars sponsored
a Black and White Ball last Friday. The semi-formal affair was
held to raise money for Second Wind Dreams. Second Wind Dreams
is a national non-profit organization, with a goal of bringing
seniors to the fore front, by enriching their lives and empowering
them to age with dignity.
The Ball was held from 8-11 p.m. in Commencement
Hall. Over 80 students, faculty, staff and community members
attended, raising $250 for Second Wind Dreams.
Announces President's Cabinet
President Dr. Scott D. Miller announced recently the appointment
of the President's Cabinet. The Cabinet serves in an advisory
capacity to the president on operational issues. Vice Presidents
Mihalyo, Kiefer, de Jong, and Neel serve as members of the Cabinet.
Stephanie Kappel, Executive Assistant to the President, serves
in a support role to the Cabinet. The President's Cabinet meets
each Tuesday throughout the year.
Bethany Panhellenic Council to Hold
Tea in Honor of Annie Miller
The Bethany Panhellenic Council has announced
they will host a tea on February 1, 2008 in honor of Mrs. Annie
Miller, wife of Bethany's new president Dr. Scott Miller. The
tea will be held in the Phillips Hall Lounge from 2-4 p.m. For
more information please contact Brian
President Miller has appointed a committee, headed by Jeffrey
Devlin, Director of the Mary Cutlip Center for Library and Information
Technology Serivces, and Sven de Jong, Vice President for Institutional
Advancement, to work with an outside contract firm for the comprehensive
re-design of the Bethany college web site. The new site is scheduled
for launch in May.
Bethany Hosts Award Winning Poet
Michael Dumanis read from his award-winning
book of poems this past Wednesday on the Bethany College campus.
Dumanis was born in the former Soviet Union and lived there
until his parents were granted political asylum in the United
States. His first book of poetry, My Soviet Union, won the prestigious
Juniper Prize for Poetry and has already sold out its first
printing in the 8 months since its release. Also the editor
of the groundbreaking Legitimate Dangers, an anthology of contemporary
younger poets which won the American Anthology of Poetry Award,
he is currently Assistant Professor of English at Cleveland
State University, where he directs the CSU Poetry Center and
teaches in the NEO MFA program.
"Michael's work is astonishing. His verbal acuity is stunning
and delightful--playful, without being so many empty words strung
together," said Dr. James Hall, Assistant Professor of
English at Bethany. "The poems, by turns heartbreaking
and beautiful and funny, are some of the best written by a young,
contemporary poet today."
Liberty Presidents Meet
President Miller and Robin Capehart, President of West Liberty
State College, met recently to discuss cooperative relationships
between the two schools.
President of Bethany on West Virginia
President Miller was the guest on "Morning Edition"
on West Virginia Public Radio on Monday. He talked about the
traditions of Bethany College and plans for growth in the future.
The interview is archived on the web at: www.wvpbmedia.com/audio/news/0121wvm1.mp3
Bethany Grad Sims Calling It Like He Sees It
Describe everything you see. Dave
Sims '75 swears by that singular piece of advice from the late
sports announcer Marty Glickman, a broadcast legend who first
began calling New York Knicks and Giants games during the late
Charleston, W.Va. Alumni
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. A $25 donation to The Bethany Fund is encouraged.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. To register online, click
Job Fair Scheduled
Karri Jasko Mulhern '90 is the
Marketing Coordinator for the Regional Economic Development
Partnership (RED) in Wheeling, W.Va. RED, a private non-profit
development corporation working to create business opportunities
in West Virginia will be hosting a job fair in conjunction with
the Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce, WTOV-9, The Wheeling
News Register/Intelligencer and Comcast. The fair is scheduled
for Thursday, January 31 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Wheeling
Island Racetrack and Gaming Center.
For more information please e-mail or
call Karri Mulhern at email@example.com or 304-232-7722.
Outlasts W&J in Overtime 86-83
After losing a 12-point lead in regulation,
senior guards Brody Jackson (Akron, Ohio/Manchester) and Marcus
Adams (Columbus, Ohio/Mount Vernon Academy) combined to score
all 13 points in overtime to help the Bethany College men’s
basketball team escape with an 86-83 win at Washington &
Jefferson Wednesday night.
Selects Bethany's Morando as Player of The Week
Bethany College junior Tyler Morando
(Wheeling, W.Va./Wheeling Central) has been selected as the
Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Men’s Basketball
Player of the Week for Jan. 22.
Drop 71-61 Decision at W&J
Washington & Jefferson
(Pa.) College (12-4, 5-2) held a 42-18 advantage in points in
the paint, which helped them stave off a second half rally from
the Bethany College women’s basketball team (9-7, 5-2)
and hand the Bison a 71-61 defeat Wednesday night.
Women Earn Second Win of the Year Over Saint Vincent
Bethany College junior Brenda
Maxwell (Evans City, Pa./Seneca Valley) registered four first
place finishes Saturday, as the Bison women’s swimming
and diving team defeated Saint Vincent (Pa.) College 134-112.
Please visit Bethany
Athletics for the most up-to-date scores and game information.