Numbers for Heidelberg Exchange Program
A record total of 14 students are participating
in the Heidelberg Exchange Program between Bethany College and
Padagogische Hochschule Heidelberg (the University of Education
in Heidelberg). More than 120 students from both sides of the
Atlantic have benefited from the program since its inception
in 1990. This year’s 14 participants marks the largest
single group in the history of the program.
Eleven students from Germany are wrapping
up the first month of the fall semester on the Bethany campus
and have already become an integral part of the college community.
In addition to their classes, many of the exchange students
have made a place for themselves on the women’s tennis
team, the men’s soccer team, an upcoming Bethany College
Theatre production and the College Choir.
Several of those students have taken
advantage of the opportunity to hone their teaching skills by
serving as expert native language tutors under the guidance
of German professor Dr. Harald Menz, who has served as coordinator
for the Heidelberg Exchange Program since 1994.
Three Bethany College junior German majors
— Kimberly Foflygen, Andrew Sell and Amber Yarnell —
are currently in Germany completing an intensive four-week German
course at the Goethe Institut in the town of Schwabisch Hall.
They will be starting their Study Abroad semester at PH Heidelberg
The remnants of Hurricane Ike whistled
through the Bethany community with a vengeance on Sunday. High
winds downed numerous trees, large branches and power lines,
leaving portions of the area without electrical service for
up to two days. Campus work crews have spent much of the past
week cleaning up the debris left in Ike’s wake.
The Sigma Nu and Kappa Alpha fraternity
houses each lost power as a result of the storm and computer
service to the campus was occasionally interrupted. Some of
the area residents who were stranded without power found temporary
housing at the Gresham Inn and the Erickson Alumni Center.
Lippmann to Present
Paper at Ohio Conference
Dr. Erich Lippman, Assistant Professor
of History at Bethany College, will be presenting a paper this
morning during the 2008 Conference on Faith and History at Bluffton
(Ohio) University. Lippmann’s paper, “The Personalist
Impulse in Vasily Zenkovsky’s ‘Christian Cosmism,’
” is being presented as part of a panel organized by Dr.
Lippman on the subject of “Continuity and Change in the
Orthodox Engagement with Modernity.”
The biennial conference runs through
Saturday. The theme for this year’s event is “World
History and History that Changed the World.”
2009-10 Academic Calendar
The official calendar for the 2009-10
academic year has been approved by the President’s Cabinet.
It can be accessed by clicking on the link below:
Faculty/Staff ID Cards
Available at Office of Student Life
Bethany College faculty and staff are
encouraged to stop by the Office of Student Life at Bethany
House to obtain a new Faculty/Staff ID Card. These cards can
be used when purchasing a block meal plan or a specific amount
of “Boomer’s Points” for use at all campus
dining locations and will also be useful for official identification
in the event of an emergency.
The new cards will replace older ID cards
that may not be compatible with the current dining system or
are simply worn out. The Office of Student Life is open from
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Get Free Bethany Wallpaper Downloads
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
To get your Bethany College wallpaper,
and follow the directions for downloading the wallpaper —
PC or Mac — are at the bottom of the page.
Bethany Alumnus Featured
in Time Magazine
Bethany College alumnus Dr. Arthur B.
Keys Jr. ’67 and his company, International Relief &
Development, were the subject of a feature article in the Sept.
22 edition of Time magazine.
A charitable, non-profit, non-governmental
organization, IRD works in collaboration with a wide range of
organizations in the design and implementation of humanitarian
relief and development aid programs in regions of the world
that present social, political and technical challenges. Since
Dr. Keys founded the company in 1998, IRD has provided nearly
three-quarters of a billion dollars in humanitarian assistance
to vulnerable populations around the world.
Written by Anita Hamilton and titled,
“Teaching Them to Fish,” the magazine article highlights
various details of IRD’s innovative business model, which
is best described as fostering economic development in struggling
nations by giving them a hand up instead of just another handout.
To read the full article on the Time magazine website, click
on the link below:
Alumni Council Meets
The Bethany College Alumni Council came
to campus to meet with President Miller on Saturday, Sept. 13.
During the meeting, President Miller updated Council members
on the progress of various projects including campus improvements,
recent partnerships formed between Bethany and other educational
institutions and goals for the future of the College.
Following President Miller’s presentation,
council members toured the campus to view the renovations at
Bison Stadium, Boomers, the Bookstore, Cummins Community Center
and the Judith R. Hurl Education Center. Following lunch and
a presentation by Dr. Keely Camden, Chair of the Education Department,
council members discussed ways for the council to help the College
reach its goals.
The Bethany College Alumni Council meets
on campus twice a year and communicates frequently in committee
meetings via conference calls. Margy Lang ’81 is President
of the Alumni Council with John Paul Blaho ’94 and Edwin
“Ned” Ferris ’80 serving as Vice Presidents.
Homecoming 2008 is just around the corner.
The Office of Alumni & Parent Relations is encouraging those
planning to attend the festivities to register online at www.bethanywv.edu/alumni/events/homecoming-2008/registration/
Throughout the weekend, many athletic
events are scheduled, along with the installation ceremony of
Dr. Scott Miller as Bethany’s 19th president. Additionally,
Athletic Hall of Fame inductions will take place honoring Edward
Blundon ’66, basketball; Daniel Swickard ’72, football;
Margaret Fillinger ’86, softball; and Jeff Weekley ’96,
During the Alumni Awards Banquet, Linda
Comins ’77 will be honored with the Distinguished Service
to Alma Mater Award and David Jolliffe ’74 will be recognized
with the Alumni Community Service Award.
For detailed information about all of
the Homecoming events, click on the link below or copy and paste
it into your browser:
for Fall Alumni Exhibit
Alumni artists are invited to submit one
or two pieces of their work for inclusion in the Alumni Invitational
Exhibit, which will be held Oct. 3-31 in the Renner Union Gallery.
Pieces may be executed in any two-dimensional or three-dimensional
medium. Alumni are reminded that all work must be received by
Sept. 26 in order to be included.
In conjunction with the exhibit, alumni
artists will be guests of honor at the annual Homecoming Art
Exhibit Reception, scheduled for Friday, Oct. 3 from 8-10 p.m.
For additional information, send an e-mail to Professor Kenn
Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alumni Softball Game
Set for Sept. 27
Head coach Jan Forsty and the Bethany
College softball team are inviting all former players back to
campus on Sept. 27 for the annual Alumni Softball Game. The
first pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m. and the Office of Alumni
Relations will provide a picnic dinner following the game.
This is a chance for former Bethany softball
players to renew old friendships while getting an up-close look
at the tremendous strides that have been taken in upgrading
the softball facilities. To register for the event, send an
e-mail with your name, address, phone number, e-mail address,
t-shirt size and graduation year to Coach Forsty at email@example.com.
For questions or additional information, give Coach Forsty a
call at (304) 829-7271.
D.C. / Virginia
Join Bethany Alumni and
Friends at a reception with President Dr. Scott D. Miller on
Thursday, October 9. The event will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
at the office of International Relief and Development, 1621
North Kent Street, 5th floor, Arlington, Va. The reception is
hosted by Dr. Arthur B. Keys, Jr. ’67, President &
CEO of IRD.
Join Bethany Alumni and Friends at a reception
with President Dr. Scott D. Miller on Tuesday, October 28. The
event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Epping Forest Yacht
Club, 1830 Epping Forest Drive, Jacksonville, Fla. The reception
is being hosted by Linda D. ’71 and Rick Hull ’70.
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
at Grove City to be Webcast
If fans can’t make it to Grove City College Saturday
afternoon for the Bethany College football conference opener, they
will still be able to listen to all the action from their computer.
The free webcast will be this Saturday, when Bethany
sports information director Brian Rose will be live at Grove
Robert E. Thorn Field, bringing you all the action of BC’s
PAC opener. The web cast will begin at approximately 6:45
p.m., 15 minutes prior to the 7:00 p.m. kickoff.
To listen to the live free webcast, just
go to Bethany’s athletic web site at www.bethanywv.edu/athletics
and click on the TEAMLINE logo. From there, click on the sport
you want to listen to and follow the instructions to hear all
To see which other events will
be available to listen to over TEAMLINE, please continue checking
the Bethany athletic site at www.bethanywv.edu/athletics.
Go Under Lights for PAC Opener at Grove City
After they evened their record last week
with a big win, the Bethany College football team (1-1) will
open PAC play Saturday at Grove City (Pa.) College (1-1) in
a rare night game at Robert E. Thorn Field, with kickoff scheduled
for 7 p.m.
Win OVer W&J Breaks Long Losing Streak
Sophomore Bethany Stickradt (Newark, Ohio)
earned victories at first singles and doubles to help propel
the Bethany College women’s tennis team to a 6-3 victory
over visiting Washington & Jefferson Tuesday, which was
the program’s first win in nearly three years.
Cruises Past Ohio Valley 7-0
Freshmen Cassie Spalding (Claysville,
Pa./McGuffey) and Loren McAnany (Claysville, Pa./McGuffey) scored
two goals each to send the Bethany College women’s soccer
team to a 7-0 victory over Ohio Valley University Tuesday afternoon
at Hoag Field.
Gyure Earns Trio of Awards
Bethany College junior John Gyure (Pittsburgh,
PA/Brentwood) has been recognized as the Presidents’ Athletic
Conference (PAC) Football Defensive Player of the Week for September
Spikers Drop Third Straight Five-Setter
For the second time in four days, the
Bethany College volleyball team fell just short of beating Marietta
(Ohio) College, as the Bison dropped a 3-2 (16-25, 25-16, 19-25,
28-26, 9-15) match on the road Tuesday night.
Fourth Annual Hugh
'Tiger' Joyce Golf Outing
Homecoming Weekend 2008 will begin on
Friday, Oct. 3, with the 4th Annual Hugh "Tiger" Joyce
Golf Scramble. The event will once again be held at picturesque
Highland Springs Golf Course in Wellsburg. Registration for
the outing begins at 7:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 8:30
a.m. Don't wait until the last minute to sign up however, as
registration is limited to the first 144 golfers. For more information,
contact Debbie Soly at 304-829-7240 or email@example.com.
To register, click on the link below
or copy and paste it into your browser:
Please visit Bethany
Athletics for the most up-to-date scores and game information.