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.
Registration continues for the camps that are to held at Bethany
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
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
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
President Miller has announced the approved College Calendar
To view the calendar, click
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
• 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
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.
Announces Summer Online Course Schedule
To view the printable brochure and registration,
To view course listings or register online,
For more information please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or call the registrar's Office at 304-829-7831.
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 email@example.com
if you would like to participate.
BASA Celebrates 40
years of Soccer May 2 - 4
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register online, click
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
Both positions will report to Sven de
Jong, Vice President for Institutional Advancement. Inquiries
should be directed to Mr. de Jong at email@example.com.
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.
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
Please visit Bethany
Athletics for the most up-to-date scores and game information.