College Dean Meets with President Miller, Faculty and Students
to Discuss Bethany’s Study in London Program
Bethany President Dr. Scott D. Miller met with Lady Sophie Laws,
the Dean of Regent's College, London, on March 12. President
Miller and Lady Laws discussed Bethany’s affiliation with
Regent’s College through Bethany's study in London program.
Regent’s specializes in courses in international relations
and economics—and in courses capitalizing on London and
its environs—for students from all over the world. Courses
in the London theatre include live performances. Art courses
are based in London’s museums, and students explore the
castles and great houses of Britain in a course in the history
of architecture. The campus is located inside Regent's Park,
487 acres of quiet green space near the heart of London. Bethany
student Morgan Arthur of Indianapolis, Indiana, is currently
studying at Regent’s.
A scholar in Christianity in the Roman
Empire who holds degrees in theology from Oxford, Lady Laws
has been teaching at Regent's since 1985. During her visit,
Lady Laws also met with dozens of Bethany students, Vice President
for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty Darin Fields, Associate
Dean of Faculty and Professor of Physical Education and Sports
Studies Wallace Neel, Assistant Professor of Political Science
and Director of International Studies Marc Sable, and Associate
Professor of English and Director of Study in England Elizabeth
For more information about Bethany’s
Regent’s program, contact Dr. Elizabeth Hull at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Siblings weekend, sponsored by the Student Activities Council,
Office of Student Life, and Sophomore Class Council, will begin
on Friday, April 3 with a movie for all ages. Saturday will
be a fun filled day with the Sibs Carnival starting at 11:00
Chartwell’s will be hosting a picnic
and carnival lunch at the Thomas Phillips Johnson Recreation
Center. While lunch is being served and continuing through 4:00
p.m. inflatable races, an obstacle course and other games will
be open for students, siblings, family, faculty, staff and community
The Office of Student Life will be sponsoring
a chili cook-off for the Greek Life organizations and those
in attendance will be able to taste and vote on the best chili.
Student Activities Council will be sponsoring a “Make
Your Own Teddy Bear” station and a photo opportunity.
Additional activities will include sidewalk chalking and tie-dye
All Bethany students, their siblings and family members are
welcome to participate in any and all events as well as faculty
and staff and their families and members of the Bethany community.
Summer Camp Schedule Announced
Bethany College has four camps returning this summer and an
additional two camps added into the schedule.
Camp Canyon will hold three sessions
June 21 -
June 28 -
July 19 -
For more information on Camp Canyon please
College Basketball Camp will be run by the Head Men's Basketball
Coach Michael Summey and Assistant Coach Matt Drahos. The co-ed
camp will run from June 21-25, 2009 and welcomes campers ages
7-15 year olds, both commuters and residential.
or the Bethany Leadership for Student Training Academy will
return for its second year from June 21-24, 2009.
New Assistant Football Coach Bill Struble,
a veteran camp director, will bring a football camp to Bethany
College the week of July 5th, 2009.
The Bethany College Soccer Camps continue
for the third year with the high
school boys week ages 13-17 from July 19 – 23, 2009.
school girls week will be on campus from July 24 –
Along with the West Virginia Governor's
Honors Academy returning, Bethany College will host high school
band and sports camps, youth retreats, adult conferences and
educational programs over the summer months. For more information
or brochures on all Bethany College Summer Camps or for group
camp availability please email Saralyn Dague at email@example.com.
Residence Life Survey
Prize Winners Announced
The Bethany College Residence Life Survey was available online
from December 2008 to February 2009 and allowed students to
give anonymous feedback on various aspects of residential living.
Participants were able to enter a random drawing for one of
three prizes at the completion of the survey. The winners of
the drawing are: Sheila Schrader, $50 Visa Gift Card; Tiffany
Georges, $25 Bookstore Gift Certificate; and Erin Chalmers,
$25 Boomer's Bucks.
Rudari and Carey to Perform at Wheeling Church March 27
Guitarist Aaron Carey, Adjunct Lecturer in Music, and baritone
David Rudari, Assistant Professor of Music, will perform in
a recital at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Wheeling
on Friday, March 27 at noon. The recital will be given in the
church sanctuary. Rudari will be accompanied by Robert Troeger,
Organist and Choirmaster at St. Matthew’s. Casey Gray,
an Organ Scholar and tenor at St. Matthew’s, will be an
Upright Citizens Brigade
to Perform Comedy Show March 27
As part of Bethany’s Women’s Month activities, the
Upright Citizens Brigade will perform a comedy show on March
27 at 8 p.m. in Renner Too. For more information on the group,
Available at Mountainside Conference Center
Bethany’s Mountainside Conference Center now houses equipment
that allows collaborative meetings or data sharing with up to
five other locations via video conferencing. The best of the
current units available, the new equipment operates using International
Telecommunications Union standards for IP-based communications
over the Internet. It is a true high definition (720p) capable
video conferencing system, having both a high definition camera
and high definition outputs. Its dual 52” 1080p displays
mounted on a mobile cart for simultaneously displaying both
presented content as well as the remote video site(s) makes
the new system unique. It can be moved from room to room within
the conference center to accommodate different group and conference
The equipment is available to faculty,
staff and outside organizations. Please contact Donna White
at the Mountainside Conference Center at 304.829.7622 for more
New Student Financial Planning Associate
Annie Labrosse has been named Student Financial Planning Associate
at Bethany College. She has served in an interim capacity for
the past several months.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in
Nuclear Medicine from Wheeling Jesuit University.
Paint Crews Work
on Historic Phillips Hall
For the past two months, paint crews have been plastering and
repairing public areas of the historic residence hall, Phillips
Hall. During the past year, the facility has received extensive
rehabilitation including replacement of some furniture, carpeting
and extensive painting. Additional work in Maxwell’s and
Renner Too is expected to be completed this summer.
Save the Date!
Family Weekend Set for September
Attention parents and family members of Bethany College students!
Please save the date and make plans to join us on campus for
Family Weekend, set to begin on Friday, September 18, 2009.
Many activities are being planned. More details will be provided
in future issues of the Old Main Journal.
to Hold 2009 Bison Classic Golf Outing May 2
The Bethany Football Program will host its annual golf outing,
the Bison Golf Classic, on Saturday, May 2 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
if you would like to participate.
and Alumni Gatherings during Baseball, Softball Spring Trips
The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations hosted two gatherings
during spring break in cooperation with the Bison baseball and
softball trips. President Miller visited with parents and alumni
at both events.
The baseball team spent spring break playing a variety of opponents
at the Lawnwood Sports Complex in Fort Pierce, Florida while
the softball team participated at the Legends Way Field in Clermont,
To view more pictures from these
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
here. To register online, click
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 email@example.com.
To register online, click
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 full
schedule is listed below.
Bethany Alumni Soccer Association Weekend Events
Friday, May 1, 2009
||Highland Springs Golf Course
||7x7 Tournament Draft
||Bubba’s Bison Inn
||Posting of the Teams
Saturday, May 2, 2009
||John S. Cunningham Soccer Complex
||John S. Cunningham Soccer Complex
||Picnic, Awards and Social Gathering
||John S. Cunningham Soccer Complex
||Star of Honor Reception
||Renner Union Gallery
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Terrell Named PAC Pitcher of the Week
Following a week in which she gained her
first collegiate save, victory and no-hitter, Bethany freshman
Summer Terrell (Bridgeville, Pa./Chartiers Valley) was selected
as the PAC Pitcher of the Week for March 16.
Narrowly Misses Sweep to Close Out Florida Trip
After beating Suffolk 5-1 to open their
final day in Florida, the Bethany softball team committed a
costly sixth-inning error to help Westfield State rally for
a 5-2 win over the Bison, who finished with a 4-6 record during
the spring break schedule.
Defense Falters in Loss to Delaware Valley
The Bethany baseball team made three errors
in a five-run second inning, which opened the door for Delaware
Valley to pull away for a 12-0 victory over the Bison Thursday
Please visit Bethany
Athletics for the most up-to-date scores and game information.