Volume I, Number V
An E-News Service of Bethany College
February 8, 2008

Campus News

African Humanitarian to Speak at Area Schools
Hundreds of Ohio Valley schoolchildren and Bethany College students will be getting a first-hand look at the plight of children from the Congo, a poverty-stricken country ravaged by the twin demons of the AIDS pandemic and a lengthy civil war.

Bethany College Students Travel Abroad
A pair of Bethany College professors and their students turned the world into their classroom during the College’s January term by traveling to Europe and Central America to enhance their educational experience.

Please visit Bethany News for these and other Bethany news stories.

News Briefs
Construction Progressing on Pendleton Heights
Construction has been progressing on historical Pendelton Heights, the president's residence at Bethany College. President and Mrs. Miller moved into the second and third floors of Pendleton Heights on December 28 with construction on the first floor still occurring. The first floor is to be completed in the next couple of weeks.

Pendleton Heights has housed presidents of the college and their families for approximately 150 years. Prior to Dr. Miller, the previous two Bethany presidents lived in Hibernia, another historic landmark that has also been a home to former Bethany vice presidents.

Exterior improvements were funded by a federal grant. Interior improvements have been funded by private gifts.

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President Appoints NCAA Self-Study Committee
President Miller recently appointed the committee to complete the NCAA Division III Institutional Self Study. Wally Neel will serve as the Chair.

Members of the Committee by role:

Senior Woman Administrator-Jan Forsty
Compliance Officer-Aaron Huffman
Faculty Athletics Representative-Virgil Thompson
Athletic Administration-Kosmas Mouratidis
Enrollment Management-Sven de Jong
Chief Academic Officer-Michael Mihalyo
Chief Student Affairs Officer-Sandy Neel
Chief Financial Officer-Bill Kiefer
Coach (general)-Tim Weaver
Coach (general)-Rebecca Upton
Sports Medicine-Michael Hughes
Faculty-Wallace Neel
*Faculty Observer-Gary Kappel
*Student Observer-Kaitlyn McCormick

*Observer roles are not active in completing sections assigned in the study.

Receive Bethany Sports News Directly to Your Cell Phone/E-Mail
Starting this week, Bethany has partnered with Stretch Internet to bring fans a new way to stay up-to-date with Bison athletics. With e-Scores, fans will now be able to receive the latest Bethany sports scores and news sent directly to your e-mail and even your cell phone.

All you have to do to receive this free service is sign up by clicking on the e-Scores logo or visiting the Bethany athletics site and clicking on the e-Scores logo. As you sign up, you'll be able to choose which Bethany sports you want to receive updates on or pick all of them. Fans will also be able to select what kind of news they want to receive (Scores, Schedule Updates, Web Cast schedules, etc.) and whether they want the information sent to their e-mail or to their cell phones as a text message.

Again, this is a free service for Bethany fans, so sign up today to start getting the very latest in Bison sports news sent directly to you.

Miller, de Jong on Capital Hill
President Miller and Sven de Jong, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, were on Capital Hill earlier this week meeting with the staffs of Senators Byrd and Rockefeller and Congressman Mollohan regarding issues impacting Bethany College and American higher education.

Presidential Transition Committee Continues
The Presidential Transition Committee, chaired by Vice President for Institutional Advancement Sven de Jong, continues to meet, planning events and meetings introducing new president Dr. Scott D. Miller to Bethany people and the community. The committee has been meeting and planning events since October.

Members of the committee include:
Sven de Jong -- Chair
Michael Mihalyo
Marc Chernenko
Sy Holzer

Ogden Nutting
Bob Nutting
Katherine Shelek-Furbee
Marylouise “Weezie” Fennell
Tim Weaver
Alan Dicken
Rev. Sarah Webb

Gregory B. Jordan
Elizabeth S. Athol

President Participates in NCAA Meeting
President Miller was in Indianapolis this week for the winter meeting of the NCAA Division III Membership Committee. The group discussed a number of matters including the proposed restructuring of the division.

Dr. Miller was recently re-elected to a three year term on the Committee.

Admissions/Advancement Call Center Established
A new admissions and advancement call center has been established in the Erickson Alumni Center, according to Sven de Jong, Vice President for Institutional Advancement.

Four callers and a supervisor are working each night calling prospective students from the center, while two callers are contacting alumni in support of the Bethany Fund. The number of alumni callers will expand in the coming weeks.

New The President's Letter Debuts This Week
The first issue of The President's Letter, an e-news letter of the Office of the President of Bethany College, debuted this week. Each month, Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of the College, will author a letter on a topical subject for faculty, staff, trustees, alumni and friends of the College. Each letter will be archived on the Bethany College website.

Alumni News
Directors of Alumni/Parent, Church Relations Openings Announced
President Miller recently authorized the advertisement of two positions within the Office of Institutional Advancement. The positions Director of Alumni and Parents Relations and Director of Church Relations will be available this summer.

Both positions will report to Sven de Jong, Vice President for Institutional Advancement. Inquiries should be directed to Mr. de Jong at sdejong@bethanywv.edu .

Kurey Entering Mid Mon Valley Sports Hall
Bethany College Vice President and Treasurer Emeritus Joe Kurey '62 is one of eight former Western Pennsylvania athletic standouts selected for enshrinement in the Mid Mon Valley All Sports Hall of Fame. Kurey was a two-sport star (basketball and tennis) at Monessen (Pa.) High School and at Bethany.

He was the Pennsylvania state doubles champion as a high school senior and went on to win seven Presidents Athletic Conference tennis titles at Bethany, posting a 52-7 career mark. A two-time All-PAC honoree on the basketball court, Kurey captained the 1962 Bison squad that posted a 17-1 record and won the first conference title in school history. He was inducted into the Bethany College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1978.

Kurey is a familiar face to generations of Bethanians after devoting his entire working life to Bethany College. He filled numerous key roles during more than four decades at Bethany, including Assistant Dean of Students, Assistant Dean of Faculty, Registrar, Chief Business Officer and Vice President for Finance and Treasurer. Kurey was serving as Senior Vice President and Athletic Director when he officially announced his retirement in the summer of 2006.

Induction ceremonies for Kurey and the rest of the Mid Mon Valley All Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2008 will be held at the 15th annual banquet, June 13 at the Willowpoint Plaza in Rostraver Township.

Charleston, W.Va. Alumni Event Scheduled
Join Bethany Alumni and friends at a reception with Bethany President Dr. Scott D. Miller on Thursday February 28. The event will held from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Charleston Town Center Marriott. The event is now being sponsored through the generosity of Marc '78 and Joyce Dumbaugh '78 Chernenko. For more information or to register for this event please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 304-829-7411 or via e-mail at alumni@bethanywv.edu. To register online, click here.

Bison Athletics
Bethany's Mitchell Earns Third Team Academic All-District
Bethany College senior Lisa Mitchell (Burgettstown, Pa./Avella) has been voted Third Team ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District II, as announced Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

PAC Selects Adams as SAAC Scholar-Athlete of the Month
Bethany College senior basketball player Marcus Adams (Columbus, Ohio/Mount Vernon Academy) has been tabbed as the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Male Scholar-Athlete of the Month for January, 2008.

Bison Wear Down Thiel for 78-67 Victory
Junior Kaitlyn McCormick (Wheeling, W.Va./Wheeling Park) led five scorers in double figures with a career-high 19, as the Bethany College women’s basketball team came back from an eight-point halftime deficit to post a 78-67 win over visiting Thiel (7-12, 4-7) Wednesday.

Bethany Drills Thiel 92-67 for 8th Straight Win
Sophomore forward Joe Testa (Amity, Pa./Trinity) notched his second career double-double with 22 points and 11 rebounds and the Bethany College men’s basketball team hit 58 percent of their shots (36-62) in rolling to their eighth straight win Wednesday by a 92-67 count over Thiel.

Please visit Bethany Athletics for the most up-to-date scores and game information.


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