2014-15 - News Archives

Resolutions Honoring Bethany College Offered in Two Capitals

As Bethany College, West Virginia’s oldest degree-granting institution, prepares this week to celebrate its 175th anniversary on March 5, resolutions honoring the milestone have been offered in both states that figure in Bethany’s long history.

Bethany to Hold ‘Women and Leadership’ Weekend

Bethany College will hold multiple events March 21 and 22 for its inaugural Women and Leadership weekend. These invitation-only events, held in conjunction with Women’s History month, feature nationally recognized speakers and prominent Bethany alumnae, and give female students the opportunity to network and further their leadership aspirations.

Bethany College President to Assume New Presidency

Bethany College President Dr. Scott D. Miller has announced he will be leaving Bethany College at the end of the academic year to serve as president of Virginia Wesleyan College.

Bethany Videos Win National Marketing Awards

Bethany College has received two awards in this year’s national Education Digital Marketing Awards, according to Higher Education Marketing Report. The awards recognize the best educational websites, digital content, electronic communications, mobile media and social media throughout the country.

Bethany College Announces 2015 Oreon E. Scott Lectures

Bethany College has announced that Stephanie Paulsell will deliver the 60th annual Oreon E. Scott Lectures to be held April 13-14 at Bethany’s Mountainside Conference Center. This year’s lecture series is titled “Lost in the Mystery of God.”

Bethany Professor to Attend Slave Narratives Seminar

Dr. Jessie Janeshek, Bethany College Assistant Professor of English and Director of Writing Across the Curriculum, is one of 27 faculty members chosen to attend “Slave Narratives,” a Council of Independent Colleges seminar for full-time faculty members in history, English, and related fields. The seminar will be directed by David W. Blight, Professor of American History at Yale University.

Bethany College President, Advocate for College Leaders’ ‘Bully Pulpit,’ Third Leading National Op-Ed Writer

Identified in a national study of college and university opinion writers as the third leading contributor of op-ed pieces and special presidential communications, Bethany President Scott D. Miller continues advocating for the effectiveness of college leaders’ ‘bully pulpit.’

Upcoming Buffalo Seminary Events

Bethany College has announced two upcoming events at Buffalo Seminary, a joint ministry of the College and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in West Virginia.

Bethany President to discuss Social Media on “Higher Ed Live”

Bethany College President Dr. Scott D. Miller will be a guest on “Higher Ed Live” (http://higheredlive.com/) on Thursday (Jan. 29) from 1 to 2 p.m. EST

Verrier ’96 to Address Bethany College Kalon Leadership Scholarship Candidates

Elizabeth Verrier, a 1996 Bethany College graduate and Vice President and Senior Counsel at American Express, will deliver the keynote address for the 31st annual Kalon Leadership Scholarship Day on Feb. 21.

Bethany College President Featured in Book on Social Media

Bethany College President Dr. Scott D. Miller is one of 22 leaders of Canadian and American colleges and universities featured in a new book released last week on social media in higher education.

Bethany Announces Fall 2014 President’s and Dean’s List

More than 100 Bethany College students have achieved academic honors by gaining a spot on the President's List and the Dean's List for the fall semester of the 2014-15 school year.

Bethany Announces Speaker for 175th Founder’s Day Celebration

David Jolliffe, a 1974 Bethany College graduate, author and professor of English at the University of Arkansas, will be the guest speaker at a celebration held to honor Bethany’s landmark 175 years as a small college of national distinction.

Bethany College President Featured in Book on College Leadership

Bethany College President Dr. Scott D. Miller is one of 22 presidents interviewed and profiled in a book on presidential leadership.

Bethany Professor Receives Appalachian College Association Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Dr. Harald J.A. Menz, Professor of World Languages and Cultures, has been awarded a $30,000 Post-Doctoral Faculty Fellowship from the Appalachian College Association, according to Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of the College. The funding will support his 2015-16 sabbatical.

Bethany’s Lisa Reilly Named to NASA West Virginia Space Consortium Board

Dr. Lisa Reilly, The Goulding-Woolery Professor in Chemistry and Associate Professor of Chemistry at Bethany College, has been named to the Board of Directors of the NASA West Virginia Space Consortium (WVSGC), according to an announcement by Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of Bethany College, and Dr. Majid Jaridi, Director of the NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium / NASA EPSCoR.

Bethany College President Concludes Second Term as Chair of The Council of Colleges & Universities of the Christian Church

After serving two terms leading The Colleges and Universities of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Bethany’s President Dr. Scott D. Miller “passed the gavel” to new leadership this week. TCUCC held their annual meeting of affiliated presidents in San Diego Sunday.

Bethany President to Lead Session at CIC Presidents Institute

Bethany College President Dr. Scott D. Miller will lead a session on executive search Wednesday at the 2015 Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) Presidents Institute at Hotel del Coronado in San Diego.

Bethany President Honored by Council of Independent Colleges

Bethany College’s President Dr. Scott D. Miller was honored for his longtime leadership of the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) New Presidents Program at a dinner in San Diego Saturday night.

Bethany President Cited in National Study of College Presidents

Highly regarded as an outspoken advocate of the value of a residential liberal arts education, Bethany College President Dr. Scott D. Miller has been identified in a national study of college and university opinion writers.

Bethany Professor Recognized with National Teaching Honor

Dr. Lisa Reilly, The Goulding-Woolery Professor in Chemistry and Associate Professor of Chemistry at Bethany College, has been recognized as a national nominee in the U.S. Professors of the Year Award competition. The program is sponsored by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.

Bethany Academic Vice President Discusses College Accomplishments, Opportunities

Dr. Katrina D’Aquin speaks with enthusiasm when discussing accomplishments and opportunities for the academic programs at Bethany College. The new Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty is no stranger to the position, having served as the acting Vice President for much of the past year.

Bethany’s Ramjee Receives Faculty Award

Dr. Anju Ramjee, The John F. and Evelyn Casey Steen Professor of Finance at Bethany College, has been named the recipient of the 2014 International Education Faculty Achievement Award from the International Association of University Presidents.

Bethany’s Menz Named Finalist for West Virginia Professor of the Year

Dr. Harald J.A. Menz, Professor of World Languages and Culture at Bethany College, has been named a finalist for West Virginia’s 2014 Professor of the Year, according to Ken Sullivan of the Faculty Merit Foundation of West Virginia.

Bethany College Presents Allison Award

Bethany College announced the winners of the 2014-2015 James Allison Award at an award dinner on Monday, Dec. 8. Senior Allison Snyder of Newcomerstown, Ohio, received first place and received a $1,000 scholarship. Senior Kyle Rockey of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was chosen as the second place winner with a $500 scholarship. The two were chosen based on essays they submitted on the topic “Why Bethany?”

D’Aquin Named Bethany Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty

Dr. Katrina D’Aquin has been named Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty at Bethany College, according to Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of the College. She served as acting Vice President for Academic Affairs in 2013-14.

From Global Learning to Campus Parking, Bethany President Encourages Students to “Ask Me Anything”

Continuing a tradition he initiated eight years ago, Bethany College President Dr. Scott D. Miller hosted his fall semester “President’s Roundtable for Student Leaders,” Dec. 8 in the elegant parlour of historic Phillips Hall.

Bethany Hosts Breakfast with Santa

More than 120 children, alumni and community members attended Bethany College’s inaugural Breakfast with Santa Saturday, Dec. 6, in Benedum Commons. The event, which was sponsored by the Student Alumni Association, gave attendees the chance to enjoy breakfast and get a photo with Santa.

Christmas Tree Auction, Light Up Celebration to Take Place at Bethany

Bethany College will hold its fourth annual Light Up Night and Charity Christmas Tree Auction Thursday, Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m. in Commencement Hall. The evening begins with the official lighting of the tree, and includes a charity tree and wreath auction.

Bethany Student Wins Award for Community Service

Bethany College senior Anne Taylor of Buffalo, New York, received $2,000 after uploading a picture of herself volunteering at an event for children and teenagers with Down syndrome. As a winner of the National Student Day 2014 Contest, which was presented by the National Association of College Stores, Anne has received $1,000 for to use as she wishes, and $1,000 to go a charity of her choice.

Bethany College Brings Alumni Together in California

Bethany alumni from San Diego to San Francisco visited with the College’s president and senior vice president during the annual California Alumni Caravan this week.

Bethany President Speaker/Panelist at The Registry of College and University Presidents Annual Meeting

Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of Bethany College, was a speaker/panelist on higher education employment trends and issues at the annual meeting of The Registry of College and University Presidents in San Diego Saturday.

Bethany American Chemical Society Honored with National Award

Bethany College’s American Chemical Society student chapter was recently recognized with a Commendable Award by the Society Committee on Education for its activities held during the 2013-14 academic year.

Bethany to Celebrate American Education Week

To raise awareness about the critical need to provide every child with a quality education, Bethany College will hold a number of activities as part of the National Education Association's 93rd annual American Education Week celebration, Nov. 17 - 21.

Bethany President, Alumni, Regional Leaders Address 4th Annual Kalon Leadership Academy

The fourth annual Kalon Leadership Academy at Bethany was convened on Saturday. The theme of the day-long event was “Tools for Your Leadership Toolbox.” Attending were student leaders from across the campus who wished to enhance their skills as present and future effective leaders.

Bethany President Welcomes Youngstown (OH) Area as Newest Regional Alumni Group

Bethany College President Scott D. Miller welcomed the Youngstown, Ohio, area as the newest alumni group during a reception at the Tippecanoe Country Club in Canfield Wednesday night. Dr. Miller noted that the Youngstown area is the 19th alumni and friends organization from throughout the United States. The event was hosted by James Greene ’63.

Bethany Theatre to Present ‘Dancing in the End Zone’

Gift grades for athletes, painkiller abuse, and denial of injuries. These might sound like recent headlines from the sports media, but Bethany College Theatre’s upcoming production of Bill C. Davis’ 1985 play, “Dancing in the End Zone” tackles all these issues and more.

Bethany Paintings by Edward Troye Showcased in Middleburg, VA, Museum Exhibit

Two treasured paintings from the Bethany College art collection are featured in a special exhibition devoted to the works of Edward Troye at the National Sporting Library & Museum in Middleburg, Virginia, through March 29.

From a Scalpel to a Microphone: ‘American Ninja Warrior’ Host Tells His Story at Bethany

Matt Iseman – host of “American Ninja Warrior,” comedian and licensed physician – made an appearance at Bethany College Nov. 3 at 8 p.m. Iseman discussed how he transitioned from a career in medicine to one in comedy. The event, which was free and open to the public, was held in Wailes Theatre.

Bethany President Speaks at WVASPA Annual Conference

Bethany College President Dr. Scott D. Miller addressed student life administrators from around the state at the 2014 West Virginia Association of Student Personnel Administrators Conference held at Wheeling’s Oglebay Resort Thursday.

Bethany Alumni Selected for Communications Wall of Fame

Bethany alumni David Egan ’79 and Jim Rice ’83 have been named to the College’s Communications and Media Arts Wall of Fame, according to M.E. Yancosek Gamble, Chair of the Department of Business, Communications and Media Arts.

Bethany Named to President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Bethany College is one of just 98 colleges and universities nationwide to be named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for its leadership in developing programs in interfaith and community service.

Bethany Dedicates Hall to Alumni Greg and Ellen Jordan

Bethany College recognized Greg and Ellen Trebilcock Jordan, both 1981 Bethany graduates, with the dedication of Jordan Hall during a dedication ceremony on campus Oct. 11. The building is one of four modern suite style residence halls in the Campbell Village complex.

Bethany President attends CIC/New York Times Presidents Council

Bethany President Dr. Scott D. Miller attended the 11th annual CIC/New York Times Partnership’s Presidents Council meeting on Monday at The New York Times offices in New York City.

Bethany Student Leaders Experience Wall Street

Twenty-five Bethany College student leaders visited New York City this week, where they experienced the New York Stock Exchange and learned about what it takes to build a career on Wall Street. The trip was made possible through the support of Dr. Robert McCann, a 1980 Bethany graduate and CEO of UBS Group Americas, a global wealth-management company. Dr. McCann, vice chair of the Bethany Board of Trustees, hosted the group during their stay.

Society for Collegiate Journalists Recognizes Bethany College as National Chapter of the Year

The Bethany College Chapter of the Society for Collegiate Journalists (SCJ) received the prestigious Edward E. McDonald Award as the organization’s National Chapter of the Year at the annual Awards Dinner/Ceremony on Friday night.

Bethany President Talks with Prospective Students About History, Tradition and Opportunity

Bethany College offers students the best of all possible worlds, President Scott D. Miller told prospective students and their parents who filled Commencement Hall Saturday morning for Green and White Day.

Bethany’s Dr. Larry Grimes to Kick Off Lecture Series

Dr. Larry Grimes, Bethany’s Director of Church Relations, Dean of Buffalo Seminary and Professor of English Emeritus, will be the inaugural speaker for the Larry E. Grimes Lecture Series during Homecoming weekend.

Bethany to Host Japanese Tea Culture Workshop

Bethany College will host a workshop on Japanese tea culture on Tuesday, Oct. 14, featuring Baisa School Sencha tea masters Fumiyo Iwadachi and Ami Nishiyama.

Bethany President Welcomes Charlotte (NC) Area as Newest Regional Alumni Group

Bethany College President Scott D. Miller welcomed Charlotte, North Carolina, as the newest alumni group during a reception/dinner at Dressler’s Restaurant Tuesday night.

Bethany President to speak in Cincinnati on “Changing the Face of American Higher Education”

Bethany College’s president will be a featured speaker/panelist at a national forum addressing the future of American higher education in Cincinnati on October 17.

Bethany Announces Keresty Lecture Speaker

Dave Egan, Chief Marketing Officer at Reed Smith LLP, will give the keynote address at this year’s John Keresty Lecture in Journalism on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 6 p.m. in Commencement Hall. Egan, who graduated from Bethany in 1979 with a bachelor’s degree in communications, will discuss how technology has changed the world of public relations and media.

Bethany President Hosts Roundtable During Family Weekend

As a part of Family Weekend, Bethany College President Scott D. Miller hosted his 7th Annual President’s Roundtable for parents and family of currently enrolled students in the Academic Parlour of Old Main.

Washington, D.C.-area Alumni Tour The National Gallery; Discuss Campus Progress with Bethany College President

Bethany College’s Washington, D.C.-area alumni and friends enjoyed an evening of the arts, food and fellowship, hosted by Booz Allen Hamilton and Grant McLaughlin (’91). The evening opened with a guided tour of the Degas/Cassatt Exhibition at The National Gallery of Art followed by a reception at The Source on Pennsylvania Avenue.

Bethany President Speaks to “Golden Past and Bright Future” at Alumni Council Meeting

Bethany President Dr. Scott D. Miller spoke to the College’s Alumni Council Board of Directors Saturday, commenting that despite a "volatile, highly competitive marketplace," West Virginia's oldest degree-granting institution is poised for a “bright future because of our golden past.” Dr. Miller’s comments came at a breakfast he hosted at the President’s Residence, Christman Manor at Pendleton Heights.

Bethany College to Host SCJ Conference

Bethany College will host the Society of Collegiate Journalists Biennial Conference Thursday, Oct. 2, to Saturday, Oct. 4. The conference is held in conjunction with Communications Week 54, the annual celebration in the Communications and Media Arts Department.

Bethany's Fullbright Receives Award at Fall Convocation

Bethany College sophomore Brittany Fullbright received the Richard B. Kenney Freshman Leadership Award for the 2013-14 school year during Fall Convocation held in Commencement Hall Thursday, Sept. 11.

Dr. Linda Lewis Addresses Bethany Community During Fall Convocation

Dr. Linda Lewis, Professor of Neurology at Columbia University Medical Center, addressed a packed Commencement Hall during Bethany College’s Fall Convocation on Thursday, Sept. 11. The Convocation celebrated the opening of the College’s 2014-15 academic year, which begins the year-long celebration of the College’s 175th anniversary.

Professor Gary H. Kappel Receives The John R. Taylor Award in the Liberal Arts

Dr. Gary H. Kappel, a history professor at Bethany College, has been named the recipient of The John R. Taylor Award in the Liberal Arts at the College, according to Bethany President Dr. Scott D. Miller.

Bethany President Edits National Thought Series “Presidential Perspectives: Inspirational Innovation in Higher Education”

For the ninth year, Bethany College President Dr. Scott D. Miller will head Presidential Perspectives, a national thought leadership series for college and university presidents.

Bethany College Announces 2014 Fall Convocation Speaker

Dr. Linda Lewis, Professor of Neurology at Columbia University Medical Center, has been announced as the speaker for Bethany College’s Fall Convocation on Thursday, Sept. 11, according to Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of the College. The Convocation will celebrate the opening of the College’s 2014-15 academic year, which begins the year-long celebration of the College’s 175th anniversary.

Being College President in 140 Characters or Less

Dr. Scott Miller’s prowess on social media has become legendary: Bethany’s president is on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn and Flickr.

Bethany College Expands Global Study Opportunities with WINS Affiliation

Bethany College’s Office of International Studies has broadened its reach with a new affiliation agreement with Webster University’s “Webster International Network School,” according to Dr. Scott D. Miller, Bethany College President.

Bethany Welcomes Talented Freshman Class

Bethany College opened the new academic year Monday with an academically talented and diverse incoming class, according to Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of the College.

Bethany’s PICTURES & POETRY’ Art Exhibition to Feature Alumni

Bethany College’s Invited Alumni Art Exhibition 2014, “PICTURES & POETRY,” will be held September 8 to October 16 in Renner Art Gallery.

Bethany Named a ‘Best College in the Southeast’ by The Princeton Review

Bethany College is one of the best colleges in the Southeast, according to The Princeton Review. The nationally known education services company recommends the school as one of 139 institutions in 12 Southeastern states it names to its "Best in the Southeast" list for 2015. The list is part of the company's website feature, "2015 Best Colleges: Region by Region," which is posted on PrincetonReview.com.

Bethany College Service Learning Center Logs 26,000 Hours

Bethany College’s acclaimed Service Learning Center reported over 26,000 service hours completed during the previous 2013-14 academic year, according to Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of the College.

Bethany Department Chairs Named for 2014-15

Eleven members of the Bethany College faculty have been named academic department chairs for 2014-15, according to Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of the College.

Bethany College Welcomes New Students for 2014-15 School Year

Bethany College marked the start of the 2014-15 academic year with a formal Matriculation Convocation August 22 in the Fred H. Tilock Amphitheatre at the Pennington Quadrangle in the heart of the historic campus.

Bethany Broadcasting Network Announces 2014 Schedule

An aggressive and inclusive community, academic and sporting schedule has been announced by Bethany Broadcasting Network for this fall’s webcasts.

Bethany President Addresses Pittsburgh Area Alumni at PNC Park

Bethany College President Dr. Scott D. Miller told Pittsburgh area alumni and friends gathered at the Pirates Tour Theatre Tuesday night that despite a "volatile, highly competitive marketplace," West Virginia's oldest degree granting institution is poised for a bright future.

Bethany President Highlights Successes and Goals in State of the College Address

Bethany College President Dr. Scott D. Miller discussed “where we’ve been, the challenges and opportunities confronting us today, and our plans for the future” during his annual State of the College address Aug. 19 to faculty and staff in Commencement Hall.

Keeping College Affordable the Bethany College Way

Seventy-one students from Bethany College spent their summer on campus working a variety of jobs to help fund their education. They were recognized for their hard work at a picnic Thursday, August 14, at Christman Manor at Pendleton Heights, the historic home of Bethany President Scott D. Miller.

Course for Congregational Videographers, Historians to be Held at Bethany’s Buffalo Seminary

A seminar on creating local church videos will be held at Bethany College’s Buffalo Seminary September 12-13. The course will focus on both what to include in the videos, as well as how to create them using computer programs.

Bethany Prepares to Launch 175th Academic Year

Bethany College, West Virginia’s oldest degree-granting institution, begins its academic year in late August with a wide variety of events planned throughout the year, Bethany’s 175th anniversary.

Bethany College President Co-Edits National Book on Leadership

Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of Bethany College, is the co-executive editor of the eighth volume of “Presidential Perspectives,” a thought-provoking leadership series authored by college and university presidents to be published as a book next month.

Bethany College Capital Campaign Reaches $47 Million

Officials at Bethany College announced today that “Transformation Now!: The Campaign for Bethany College” has reached the $47 million mark in gifts and pledges.