Volume II, Number IX
An E-News Service of Bethany College
October 4, 2008

Campus News
Dr. Scott D. Miller Installed as 19th Bethany President
Pledging to build on nearly 170 years of academic excellence and emphasizing the importance of utilizing a team approach to embrace the challenge of change in the 21st Century, Dr. Scott D. Miller was formally installed as the 19th President of Bethany College on Friday afternoon.

To view video from the Installation please visit vimeo.com/1881986.

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

News Briefs
Homecoming Football Game to be Televised
Saturday’s Homecoming football game between Bethany College and Thomas More College will be televised on a tape-delay basis Sunday at noon on WTOV-TV9 in Wheeling. Channel 9 sports anchor Rob Metzger will call the play-by-play.

The television station sent a crew to Bethany earlier this week to tape interviews and on-campus scenes that will be shown during the broadcast.

Spirited Competition in Homecoming Week Contests
Homecoming spirit was out in full force at Bethany College all week as several campus organization competed in the traditional Homecoming Week contests. Winners have already been decided in some of the competitions while others will carry on into the weekend.

Sigma Nu took first place in the Window Painting contest with Phi Mu coming in second and Beta Theta Pi placing third.

Kappa Alpha won the Best Drink competition in the Non-Alcoholic Drink Mix-Off. The award for most overall participation in the Non-Alcoholic Drink Mix-Off went to Alpha Xi Delta.

The Student Artists Guild won the Homecoming Banner Contest on Thursday night with Sigma Nu taking runner-up honors. The Banner Spirit Competition ended in a tie between Zeta Tau Alpha and Alpha Xi Delta. Zeta Tau Alpha won the Spirit Award at Thursday’s Meet The Team Night.

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Grand Reopening Celebration for Campus Bookstore
A festive atmosphere prevailed Wednesday morning as a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to mark the start of the Grand Reopening celebration for the Bookstore at Benedum Commons. As part of the festivities, all customers on Wednesday received a 20 percent Grand Reopening discount.

The recent renovation project at Benedum Commons more than doubled the size of the Bookstore facility. That allowed Bookstore manager Ann Craft to greatly expand the inventory of books, apparel, gifts and accessories.

The Bookstore will observe special Saturday hours tomorrow in honor of Homecoming. It will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and again from 5-7 p.m. The Bookstore’s normal hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday. It is closed on weekends.

German Club Attends World Language Conference
Six members of the Bethany College German Club attended the annual Conference of the West Virginia Foreign Language Teachers Association (WVFLTA) on Sept. 19-20. They were accompanied to the conference by World Languages and Cultures Professors Dr. Harald Menz and Dr. Joseph Lovano.

On the first day, each participant took part in two three-hour workshops covering topics ranging from technology-based instruction in the world languages classroom to teaching culture and literacy. The second day’s program included two more workshop sessions and a visit to the textbook and teaching materials exhibit. The event was capped by WVFLTA’s 40th anniversary luncheon.

2009-10 Academic Calendar Approved
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:

Get Free Bethany Wallpaper Downloads From Website
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 Mansion.

To get your Bethany College wallpaper, visit www.bethanywv.edu/alumni/bethany-wallpaper/ and follow the directions for downloading the wallpaper — PC or Mac — are at the bottom of the page.

Alumni News
Annual Phone-A-Thon ‘Ringing’ in the New School Year
Your phone will soon be ringing! Student callers are gearing up for next month’s start of the annual Phone-A-Thon. Alumni participation in the Bethany Fund rose from 17 percent to 22 percent last year. The goal for the 2008-09 campaign is to increase alumni giving to 27 percent.

We hope you will answer the phone and respond to our students by continuing to support the Bethany Fund. Your participation is greatly appreciated.

Save the Date! Alumni Weekend Set for May
Please save the date and make plans to join us here on campus for Alumni Weekend, set to begin on Friday, May 1, 2009. More details will be provided in future issues of the Old Main Journal.

Alumni Events
Washington 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 alumni@bethanywv.edu. To register online, click here.

Bison Athletics
Bethany to Honor Three Recent Graduates at Homecoming
The Bethany College athletic department will honor former student-athletes Brody Jackson, Lauren Spegal and Lisa Mitchell during Homecoming festivities Oct. 3-4.

Cruse Breaks Record But Bethany Falls to Thomas Moore
Junior wide receiver Matt Cruse (Naples, Fla./Barron Collier) caught his 19th career touchdown reception to set a new Bethany College record, but the Bison were upended by visiting Thomas More 42-12 Saturday in front of a Homecoming crowd at Bison Stadium.

Bethany Drops Two at Tri-Match
The Bethany College volleyball team had a two-game winning streak stopped Saturday with 3-0 losses to visiting Waynesburg (20-25, 20-25, 15-25) and Saint Vincent (12-25, 21-25, 19-25) in a PAC tri-match at Hummel Field House.

Bison Miss Chances in 0-0 Tie With Geneva
The Bethany College women’s soccer team outshot Geneva 20-7 in the second half and through both overtimes, but were unable to notch a goal and was forced to settle for a scoreless draw with the Golden Tornadoes in the first home night game at the school’s refurbished Bison Stadium.

Bethany Loses to Geneva in Closing Seconds
Geneva’s Zachary Buffalini scored with just 39 seconds left in regulation to lift the Golden Tornadoes (10-1) to a 1-0 victory over the Bethany College men’s soccer team Friday night before a Homecoming crowd under the lights at Bison Stadium.

Bethany's Brady Earns PAC Laurels
Bethany College freshman Julie Brady (Aliquippa, Pa./Hopewell) has been recognized as the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for Sept. 29.

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


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