Student Government Association Officers Start Work
The new officers of the Bethany College Student Government Association
President, Randy Stuckwish, a junior Math
and Economics major from McDonald, Pa.
♦ Vice President, Bethany Stickradt, a sophomore Political Science
major/Philosophy minor from Newark, Ohio
♦ Treasurer, Kelly Sofka, a junior Economics major from Wheeling,
♦ Secretary, Kelly McAbier, a sophomore Math major from Gnadenhutten,
♦ Clubs and Committees Chair, Ashleigh Gardner, a sophomore Psychology
major/Communication minor from Kingston, Jamaica
♦ Public Relations, April O’Brien, a sophomore Spanish major/Communication
minor from Columbus, Ohio
♦ Parliamentarian, Nick Miller, a freshman (undecided major) from
The new officers began work February
9-13 with budget hearings addressing spring requests from student
clubs and organizations. The SGA serves as a representative
body for all students.
Bethany Basketball Takes on Breast
On Wednesday, Feb. 18, the Bethany women’s
basketball program participated in the Women’s Basketball
Coaches Association (WBCA) Pink Zone™ initiative. The
WBCA Pink Zone™ initiative is a global, unified effort
for the WBCA’s nation of coaches to assist in raising
breast cancer awareness on the court, across campuses, in communities
and beyond. This year, over 1,250 programs and organizations
participated in the WBCA Pink Zone™ initiative, which
runs from Feb. 13-22.
In addition to the basketball game against
Westminster, which the Bison won 82-74 in front a large crowd
forming a sea of pink in the stands, other events for the evening
included selling of raffle tickets for two gift baskets and
a handmade lamp; selling of WBCA Pink Zone™ t-shirts and
pink bracelets; a sign contest, which was won by the brothers
of Sigma Nu fraternity; and donation cans being passed through
the stands. The sisters of Zeta Tau Alpha were instrumental
in organizing events throughout the night and the Bethany men’s
basketball team supported the cause as well by wearing pink
t-shirts during warm-ups. By the end of the evening, a total
of $600 was raised, which will all be donated to the Kay Yow/WBCA
'Kingdom of Heaven'
to be Shown in
The Religious Studies Club and the History
Club will co-sponsor a screening of the Ridley Scott film "Kingdom
of Heaven," this Sunday at 4:00 p.m. at Maxwell's. Set
against the backdrop of the Crusades, this historical epic tells
the story of a young knight's quest for meaning and value in
a violent, chaotic world. A short discussion of the film with
Drs. Farwell and Lippman will follow. Pizza and other refreshments
will be served.
Cardio Equipment Ready for Use at Cummins Community Center
Tim Weaver, Director of Athletics and Recreation at Bethany
College, announced that new cardiovascular equipment has been
set up in the Cummins Community Center 24-hour fitness facility.
The equipment is available for immediate use and includes two
treadmills, two elliptical trainers and two stationary bikes.
The machines complement those already in place at the Center
in conjunction with extensive renovations and strength-training
equipment installed during the fall semester.
Leads ‘Presidential Perspectives’ Series
For the fourth year, Dr. Miller and Dr. Marylouise Fennell,
former President of Carlow University and Senior Counsel for
Council of Independent Colleges (CIC), have served as co-executive
editors of the best practices in higher education series “President
Perspectives,” sponsored by Aramark Corporation.
is a monthly thought leadership series authored by college presidents,
for college presidents. At the end of the year, the chapters
are cumulatively published in book form.
The online version can be viewed at: www.presidentialperspectives.org.
‘Step Afrika’ to Perform at Bethany
Step Afrika is the first professional company in the world dedicated
to the tradition of stepping—an art form rooted in the
songs and dances of African American college students. Step
Afrika completes an annual, 50-city tour of American colleges
and universities from Maine to Mississippi. This year, Bethany
College is a part of that tour. The group will perform on Wednesday,
February 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Wailes Theatre.
Founded in December 1994, the company
is critically acclaimed for its efforts to promote an understanding
of and appreciation for stepping and the dance traditions used
as an educational tool for young people worldwide. Based in
Washington, DC, the company has been featured on CNN, BET, PBS
& NPR as well as numerous books, documentaries and articles
that seek to explore the tradition of stepping.
Step Afrika’s appearance at Bethany
is sponsored by the Student Activities Council and the Office
of Student Life. For more information on the group, visit www.stepafrika.com.
’57 Honored by WVU College of Law
Thomas Buergenthal '57, the American jurist on the International
Court of Justice, The Hague, Netherlands, and one of the world's
leading authorities on international law and human rights, delivered
a public lecture February 16 at the West Virginia University
College of Law in Morgantown. His topic was "International
Courts: How They Work, Why They Matter."
Thirteen Bethany College students, accompanied
by Dr. Clinton W. Maffett, Professor of Political Science and
Chair of the Department of History and Political Science, and
joined by Dr. Mort Gamble, Assistant to the President, met with
Judge Buergenthal prior to his lecture for a question-and-answer
session. A survivor of the Holocaust, the Judge credits Bethany
College with providing important scholarship support as he began
his post-war life in America and his education that continued
with degrees from New York University Law School and Harvard
Today Judge Buergenthal is a renowned
scholar, educator, author and jurist on issues of international
law. During his lecture, he described the diverse issues that
come before international courts, including cases involving
territorial borders, commerce, the environment and use of force.
His memoir of World War II, “A Lucky Child,” is
due to be published in the U.S. in April. He was profiled in
the Summer 2008 issue of Bethany Today.
Maffett provided greetings from Bethany
College and comments that paid tribute to the Judge's remarkable
life and numerous contributions to humanity.
Among the Bethany alumni attending the
lecture were Robert Broadwater ’07, August Gardner ‘06,
Kenneth Hopper ‘06, and Jessica Spencer ‘07.
Alumni Weekend Schedule
The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations
has announced the schedule for Alumni Weekend, set to begin
on Friday, May 1, 2009. To view the schedule online click
here. To print the Alumni Weekend brochure, click
More than a dozen Bethany College alumni
and friends gathered in San Diego on Feb. 11 at a reception
with President Dr. Scott D. Miller and Vice President Sven de
Jong. The event was held at the home of John ’55 &
Donna Palafoutas. Miller and de Jong also traveled to Moorpark,
Calif. on Feb. 15 for a get-together at the home of Dean ’74
& Suzanne ’75 Lesiak. To view pictures of the events,
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register online, click
Get Free Bethany
Wallpaper Downloads From Website
Free Bethany College wallpaper downloads for your laptop or
home computer are now just a click or two away on the College
website. Computer users have their choice of eight images depicting
various familiar Bethany vistas, including Old Main, Gresham
Garden, Commencement Hall and the Campbell Mansion.
To get your Bethany College wallpaper,
and follow the directions for downloading the wallpaper —
PC or Mac — are at the bottom of the page.
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.
Battles W&J Saturday for PAC's #2 Seed
The stakes will be quite high when the
Bethany men’s basketball team visits Washington &
Jefferson Saturday in the regular season finale for both teams,
as the winner of the match-up will earn the #2 seed for next
week’s PAC Tournament.
Close Out Regular Season Saturday at #21 W&J
The Bethany women’s basketball
team will put their seven-game winning streak on the line when
they play their final regular season game Saturday afternoon
at #21 Washington & Jefferson in a 2 p.m. tip-off.
Please visit Bethany
Athletics for the most up-to-date scores and game information.