WVU President Visits Bethany
The leaders of West Virginia’s largest and oldest higher-educational institutions met at Bethany College June 11 for a discussion hosted by Bethany President Scott D. Miller.
West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee and Miller discussed West Virginia’s higher-education issues and possible collaboration between the two institutions. The two presidents have 56 years of combined service as leaders of eight colleges and universities.
Gee first held the presidential position at WVU from 1981-1985. He returned in January after serving at Ohio State University (twice 1990-98 and 2007-13), Vanderbilt University (2001-07), Brown University (1998-2000), and the University of Colorado (1985-90). In addition to serving Bethany since fall 2007, Miller has served as President of Wesley College (1997-2007) and Lincoln Memorial University (1991-97).
Dr. Miller Represents Bethany, Disciples of Christ, at Higher Education Meeting
As Chair of The Council of Colleges and Universities of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Dr. Miller represented our sponsoring denomination at the meeting of the Executives of Church Related Higher Education (ECRHE) at the National Higher Education Center (DuPont Circle) in Washington, DC, on May 27.
Pictured with executives from the Conference for Mercy Higher Education, Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, Lutheran Education Conference of North America, Council of Independent Colleges, Association of Presbyterian Colleges & Universities, Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, Mennonite Education Agency, Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and Association of Reformed Colleges and Universities.
Bethany Professor Shares Communications Expertise
M.E. Yancosek Gamble, chair of the Department of Business, Communications and Media Arts, taped segments for two education videos May 22 in Charleston, W.Va. The topics were “Digital Communication Skills: Do’s and Don'ts” and “Communication Barriers and How to Overcome Them.”
The segments were produced by MotionMasters for Films for the Humanities and Sciences, New York, a leading provider of media for higher education.
Former Trustee Dr. Rod Hurl Visits Campus
Dr. Rod Hurl '52, Bethanian and long-time member of the Bethany Board of Trustees and his daughter Megan Hurl Orr '77
visited campus on Wednesday. President Scott D. Miller hosted Dr. Hurl
and Megan for dinner at Christman Manor. A loyal member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity, Rod
notes that you can't spell Bethany without B-E-T-A. Pictured with Dr.
Miller and Dr. Hurl is Heather Ricciuti, The Mary Cutlip Director of Libraries and Learning Resources.
Bethany College Earns Two PRSA Awards
West Virginia Public Relations Society of America has awarded Bethany College with two honorable mentions for News Release and Single Issue Publication. Pictured: Dr. Mort Gamble, Bethany Executive Assistant to the President, M.E. Yancosek Gamble, advisor of Bethany College PRSSA chapter, and George Manahan '83, professional advisor of the chapter.
Bethany Alumni and Friends Gather at Professional Softball Game
Alumni and friends of Bethany College gathered Wednesday evening in Washington, Pa. for Bethany Night at the Pennsylvania Rebellion v. Chicago Bandits professional softball game. The evening was coordinated by long-time Bethany softball coach Jan Forsty (left) with assistance from Ashley Kanotz (Director of Alumni and Parent Relations.) Joining Coach Forsty and President Miller at the pre-game tailgate party were Amy Schafer ('03), Head Coach at Thiel College, and Lori Schimmel ('93), Head Coach at College of Wooster.
Old Main Journal Continues Summer Schedule
The Old Main Journal has switched from a weekly to monthly publication
schedule for the summer. The next Old Main Journal will be released on July
18. The Old Main Journal will resume its regular weekly publication on