Bethany College Hosts Science Day 2008

BETHANY, W.Va. — Bethany College will be welcoming science-oriented juniors and seniors from area high schools to campus on Friday, Nov. 14 for Science Day 2008. Students will have the opportunity to observe classes and demonstrations by the College faculty and will also be given a tour of the Bethany campus.

The College’s second annual Science Day is being overseen by Dr. Daniel J. Phillips, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, and the Office of Admission. The event was inaugurated last year as part of a Kalon Scholar project by Weirton, W.Va. native Lindsay Sobotka. Science Day 2008 is a cooperative venture of the Departments of Biology (Environmental Science), Chemistry (Biochemistry), Mathematics/Computer Science and Psychology.

Participants will be greeted by Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of the College, and Dr. Phillips. The visitors will then tour the campus and departments of their particular interest under the guidance of current Bethany College students in those selected fields. Following the tours, the high school juniors and seniors will see live classroom instruction and faculty demonstrations in their areas of interest.

Science Day 2008 concludes with lunch at the newly-renovated Bethany College cafeteria. Representatives from the Department of Admission will be available to answer questions and provide additional information.

Departmental representatives for Science Day 2008 are:

  • Biology (Environmental Science): Dr. Albert J. Buckelew, Dr. William T. Hicks
  • Chemistry (Biochemistry): Dr. Robert A. Paysen, Dr. Daniel J. Phillips
  • Mathematics/Computer Science: Dr. Mary Ellen Komorowski, Prof. Adam C. Fletcher, Dr. Majid A. Sawtarie, Dr. Robert D. Spangler Jr.
  • Psychology: Dr. Mark A. Affeltranger

Bethany College is a small college of national distinction located on a picturesque and historic 1,300-acre campus in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia. Founded in 1840, Bethany is the state’s oldest private college.