Volume I, Number XVI
An E-News Service of Bethany College
April 25, 2008

Campus News
Bethany Students Honored at Convocation
The presentation of College-wide awards to three Bethany College students highlighted the annual Honors Day and Convocation held on April 17, 2008 in Commencement Hall at Bethany’s historic Old Main.

Please visit Bethany News for these and other Bethany news stories.

News Briefs
President Miller Hosted at the Duquesne Club
President Miller was hosted by Greg Jordan, Chair of the Bethany Board of Trustees, to meet with foundation and business leaders. Dr. Miller reminded the gathering that Bethany is located 39 miles from downtown Pittsburgh and that Bethany intends to strengthen its ties to the Pittsburgh community. Trustees Robert Nutting, Elizabeth Athol, Sy Holzer and former trustee Darryl Ponton were also in attendance.

Bethany's Laboy Featured in ESPN Documentary
Bethany sophomore football player Jorge Laboy (New York, N.Y./Central Park East) was featured in a documentary recently aired on ESPN2. Laboy played high school football for the Harlem HellFighters, a team consisting of players from the public high schools in Harlem.

The two-hour documentary, which ESPN2 originally aired on Tuesday, April 22, looks at Laboy and three others from the Hellfighters and their pursuit of an opportunity to play college football. The program also shows what all four players are doing today, which includes extended clips of Laboy's life at Bethany as a communication major and the projected starting tight end on next fall's Bison squad.

For those who may have missed the original airing, the story will re-air, Monday, April 28, at 3 p.m. on ESPN2.

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Student Activities Council Officers Elected for 2008-09
The Student Activities Council (SAC) has announced the election of officers for the 2008-09 school year. Luke Luallin of Hundred, W.Va. will take the reins as President. Luallin has been a member of the SAC since his freshman year and spent the last two years as Special Events Chair. The Vice President will be Darcy Ann Brand of Bridgeville, Pa. An active SAC member in her first year at Bethany, Brand was one of only two freshmen selected to attend this year’s NACA National Convention in St. Louis. The new Secretary/Treasurer will be Bethany Stickradt of Newark, Ohio. Stickradt was the other freshman selected to attend NACA this year.

Laurie Conway of Pittsburgh, Pa. takes over as Special Events Chair while John Green of Sykesville, Md. is the new Music Chair. Randy Stuckwish of McDonald, Pa. is the new Lecture/Speaker Chair with Jordan DiBucci of Allison Park, Pa. rounding out the list as Public Relations Chair.

“I’m very excited about this group,” said Associate Dean of Students Brian Fernandes. “We have students from every class and a well-balanced mix of personalities. I expect big things from them next year and so should the Bethany College community.”

Bethany Professor Presents at NEPSA Meeting in Providence
Assistant Professor of Political Science Marc Sable is in Providence, R.I. this weekend for the annual meeting of the New England Political Science Association. Sable has been selected to present his research paper titled “Aristotle’s Ethics and Lincoln’s Life: Courage and Courage by Analogy” at the event. The annual NEPSA meeting is being held today and tomorrow at the downtown Marriott in Providence.

Bethany College Camp Update
Registration continues for the camps that are to held at Bethany this summer.

New Head Men's Basketball Coach, Mike Summey will host the first Bethany College Basketball Camp. With his experience running camps he also wanted to expand on the ages which could attend saying all were welcome especially 7 to 14 year olds. The camp is both residential and commuter and runs from June 22 - 26, 2008. Discounts are available for teams, alumni and multiple family members.


Come have a BLAST at the Bethany Leadership Academy for Student Training open for high school students. This residential camp provides students with tools to become leaders in their schools and local communities. The academy runs from June 25 - 29, 2008.


Bethany College Soccer Camps have three individual weeks. The Youth Week for ages 6 - 13 runs July 6 -10, 2008. The High School Girls Week runs July 13 - 17, 2008. The High School Boys Week runs July 20 - 24, 2008. Options for campers are residential and commuter. Discounts are available for teams, alumni and multiple family members.

Visit the Bethany College Camps and Conferences website for more information and registration forms at www.bethanywv.edu/welcome/conferences.

New Business and Finance Division Announced
President Miller has announced the restructuring of the College’s Business Office operation. The former Business Office will be operating under a new structure, Division of Business and Finance, incorporating three departments; Department of Business Affairs, Physical Plant Department and Department of Financial Services.

William R. Kiefer, Executive Vice President & General Counsel for the College will head the Division of Business and Finance. As Director of the Department of Business Affairs, Saralyn Dague who joined the College in 2006, will be responsibile for the College’s auxiliary revenue sources: camps and conferences, real estate/rental matters and supervision of the Mountainside Conference Center which also encompasses Gresham Inn and Harder Hall. Ted Williams, a 24-year employee of the College, will serve as the Director of the Physical Plant Department and his responsibilities include the maintenance/upkeep of all College properties, structures and grounds. Daniel T. Pajak is the Director of the Department of Financial Services and his duties include accounts payable, accounts receivable, audit, budgeting and other financial and accounting matters. Dan has been employed by the College for 10 years.

Professors Present at Conference
Kathy Furbee and Melanee Sinclair presented at the West Virginia National Association of Social Workers Spring Conference in Charleston, West Virginia this week. Kathy presented on the topic of Ethical Social Work Practice and Melanee presented a workshop on A Look at Malawi Africa. With them were social work majors, Jennifer Naylor, Lauren Smith, Justin M. Miller, Megan Areford and Sarah Edwards.

2008 - 09 College Calendar Announced
President Miller has announced the approved College Calendar for 2008-09.
To view the calendar, click here.

Bethany President Joins in Signing "Presidential Pact"
Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of Bethany College, joined higher education leaders from across the state in signing "The Statement of Presidential Commitment Against Alcohol Abuse Among College Students". College and University presidents from across the state signed the statement expressing "our continued commitment:

  • • To support the Statewide College Coalition Plan.
    • To recognize our current representative or designate a new representative to participate in the College Coalition and in the development and implementation of the West Virginia Statewide Initiative and Campus/Community Coalitions.
    • To appoint and support key staff from our campus and community to participate in campus-community coalitiion building.
    • To ensure that the prevention of the abuse of alcohol and other drugs remains a priority of our student life and campus health promotion programs and to support the leadership that has been taken our our campuses."

The signing ceremony was held at West Virginia University as a part of the Governor's Summit on Alcohol Use in Higher Education. Governor Manchin, West Virginia Independent Colleges and Universities President Paul Chewning, Chancellor Brian Noland (West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission), and Chancellor Jim Skidmore (Community and Technical College System of West Virginia) led the signing ceremony.

Operations Team Announced
President Miller announced Monday the formation of the Operations Team to address campus operational issues on an ongoing basis. Members of the team include: Saralyn Dague (Director of Business Affairs), Dan Pajak (Director of Financial Affairs), Ted Williams (Director of the Physical Plant), and Bill Keifer (Executive Vice President and General Counsel).

Meet with West Virginia University Leaders
President Miller and Provost Mihalyo met last week with West Virginia University President Michael Garrison and Provost Gerald Lang to strengthen relationships between the two institutions. The four discussed a series of operational and academic endeavors that benefit both institutions.

Bethany Student on State Radio
Laurie Conway, a sophomore Communication Major, will have have a feature story air on WV Public Radio May 6, at 3 p.m. and re-aired at 9 p.m. on 89.9 FM. The story will air as part of the program titled Aging With Grace & Dignity. Conway is currently serving as a student intern for Keri Brown, Chief Bureau Reporter of the Northern Panhandle West Virginia Public Broadcasting.

The piece will feature Kathleen Keegan, wife of former Bethany professor James Keegan. The story is about Kathleen's life as a writer, mother, wife and senior who is very active in her community. Her story is inspiring to other seniors to stay active. She shares her travel stories as well as her positive outlook on life.

Aging with Grace and Dignity is West Virginia Public Broadcasting's on-going project exploring trends, events, issues and policies supporting the vitality of the state's older adults and their families.

Bethany Announces Summer Online Course Schedule
To view the printable brochure and registration, click here.

To view course listings or register online, click here.

For more information please e-mail onlinecourses@bethanywv.edu or call the registrar's Office at 304-829-7831.

Bethany Football to Hold 2008 Bison Classic Golf Outing May 3
The Bethany Football Program will host its annual golf outing, the Bison Golf Classic, on Saturday, May 3 at Highland Springs Golf Course in Wellsburg. There will be a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. and golf will be followed by a social at Bubba's Bison Inn in Bethany at 3:00 p.m. The cost is $85 per golfer and includes 18 holes with a cart, continental breakfast, lunch and the post-outing social. All proceeds will benefit the Bison Football Program. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Please contact Head Coach Tim Weaver at tweaver@bethanywv.edu if you would like to participate.

BASA Celebrates 40 years of Soccer May 2 - 4
The Bethany Alumni Soccer Association (BASA) will celebrate 40 years of men’s and 20 years of women’s soccer history, May 2 - 4.

The weekend's activities will begin with a golf tournament on Friday afternoon, followed by dinner and a draft for the 7v7 tournament to played Saturday. Saturday evening the Star of Honor reception will be held in Renner Union to honor those individuals who have made significant contributions to Bethany Soccer.

The reception will also host the signing of the charter for the creation of the David “Fuzzy” Williams Endowment Fund. This fund, which honors one of the founders of the Bethany soccer program, will be used to endow the soccer program.

To participate or for more information please contact Patrick Zambito at 304-829-7283 or via e-mail at pzambito@bethanywv.edu.

Alumni News
Dr. Helen Roberts '46 Passes Away in Wheeling
The Bethany College community was saddened by the passing of Dr. Helen “Peach” Roberts ’46 on Sunday, April 20 in Wheeling, W.Va. Dr. Roberts was the daughter of Edward Evans Golden, a prominent realtor, and Charlotte Ball Golden of Warwood, W.Va. After graduating from Bethany in 1946, Dr. Golden married Charles G. Roberts and lived in Pennsylvania and Illinois with their two children, Charlotte Eleanore Cohen and Charles G. Roberts, Jr.

When Dr. Roberts’ husband died in 1969, she returned to school for her doctoral degree and became a registered psychologist. Along with maintaining a private practice, she also worked with the Bolingbrook (Ill.) School District. Dr. Roberts received numerous awards over the course of her career in recognition of her work in Logotherapy, the psychological science of man’s search for meaning.

Dr. Roberts had recently returned to the Wheeling area and arranged a showing of her father’s artwork at Bethany’s Renner Union Gallery. The collection included approximately 30 framed paintings and sketches of portraits, landscapes and still life in a variety of media. It was the first public exhibit of Golden’s work.

A double memorial service for Dr. Golden and her daughter, Charlotte — who died in an equestrian accident at her Arizona home in November — was held on Thursday, April 24 at the First Baptist Church in Wheeling, W.Va. Dr. Golden is survived by her son, Charles.

Swiger '82 Selected to Serve Prehistory Zone
Mark Swiger has been selected to serve as the Team Leader for the Prehistory Zone of the WV State Museum Project. He will work as part of a team of 3 to 4 teachers "to develop curriculum programs and materials for the inaugural Teacher's Resource Kit and Curriculum Guide, setting a new prototype for classroom work and pre-visit preparedness."

A teacher of history at John Marshall High School, Swiger also coaches Cross Country and Track at Bethany.

Pittsburgh Alumni Gather at PNC Park
Over forty alumni gathered at PNC Park to meet President Miller. Alumni gathered at the Tour Theater in PNC Park and then witnessed a Pirates victory over the Marlins. The event was hosted by Bethany trustee and Chairman of the Board of the Pittsburgh Pirates Robert Nutting. Click here to view the alumni photo gallery.

Alumni Events Slated
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 Settles for 13-13 Tie with Capital
Despite belting four home runs, the Bethany College baseball team was forced to settle for a 13-13 tie with visiting Capital (Ohio) University Thursday afternoon, as the game was called after nine innings because of darkness.

Bethany Falls Twice in Non-League Action to Allegheny
The Bethany College softball dropped a pair of non-conference games Thursday afternoon at home, as Allegheny (Pa.) College picked up 7-2 and 9-0 victories at Bethany Field.

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

Around Campus
Friday, April 25, 2008 .

7:30 p.m.
8:00 p.m.

Reception for Student Art Exhibit
The Play "Artemesia" by Leah Muhlheim

Renner Union Art Gallery
Wailes Theatre

Saturday, April 26, 2008

9:30 a.m.
2:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.

Green and White Day
Soulful Saturday Cook-Out/BBQ styled foods.

Ensemble Spring Concert
Phi Kappa Tau' Rave For a Better Life
The Play "Artemesia" by Leah Muhlheim

Commencement Hall
Bethany Park
Commencement Hall

Morlan Lounge
Wailes Theatre

Sunday, April 27, 2008

1:00 p.m.
8:30 p.m.

The Play "Artemesia" by Leah Muhlheim
German Film Series – “The Lives of Others”

Wailes Theatre

Monday, April 28, 2008

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

4:00 p.m.

Softball vs. Marietta (Senior Night)

Hummel Field House

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

5:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.

Etiquette Dinner
SAAC Banquet

Harder Hall
Benedum Commons

Thursday, May 1, 2008

4:00 p.m.

Bethany Baseball vs. Franciscan (Senior Night)

Bethany Park

Friday, May 2, 2008

7:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.

“Bethany on Broadway” - Dance Concert
Movie: Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Tour

Wailes Theatre

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