2014-15 - News Archives

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.