Volume II, Number XXXVII
An E-News Service of Bethany College
May 15, 2009

Campus News
Bethany College Sets Commencement Schedule
Bethany College President Scott D. Miller announced that the College’s annual Commencement activities will be held May 15-16, 2009.

Bethany Professor Receives T. A. Abbott Award for Faculty Excellence
Bethany Professor of Psychology John H. Hull is the 2009 recipient of the T. A. Abbott Award for Faculty Excellence, given by the Board of Directors of Higher Education and Leadership Ministries (HELM) of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

News Briefs
Kappel Named Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Gary Kappel, Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Professor of History, has agreed to serve as Bethany’s Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Associate Vice President's principal responsibility will be the coordination of academic program assessment, student learning assessment and institutional effectiveness efforts of Bethany College. Kappel’s leadership in moving Bethany through the HLC/North Central reaffirmation process and his work as part of the Assessment Academy team make him an excellent choice to lead Bethany’s work on institutional assessment moving forward. He will begin this new post on July 1.

Bethany Announces Faculty Sabbaticals
The following faculty have been granted a sabbatical during the 2009-2010 academic year: William T. Hicks, Associate Professor of Biology; Mary Ellen Komorowski, Professor of Mathematics and Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science; and David Rudari, Assistant Professor of Music.

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Employment Opportunities

Seniors Savor Sky-High Glimpse of Bethany
Seniors were invited to enjoy a unique view of the Bethany campus by climbing the Old Main Tower with Dr. Gary Kappel on May 14. Participants met in the Corridor of Old Main and went up in groups to take an up-close look at the clock, one of many historic features enjoyed by the Bethany campus community and enjoy the views of campus.

Bethany's Baccalaureate service is set for this evening at 8 p.m. in Commencement Hall. Commencement activities will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, on the Quadrangle of Old Main. (In case of inclement weather, Commencement will be held Hummel Field House.)

Students Enjoy Study Break at MoonBeam Breakfast
More than 250 students attended the spring semester MoonBeam Breakfast, held May 11. This year’s event featured AquaMassage, Bingo, smoothies and a variety of breakfast foods. Elizabeth S. de Jong, Dean of Students, thanks the many students, faculty and staff who helped make the event a success.

Volunteers included: President Scott Miller, Rob Barricelli, Leron Burge and the Student Activities Council, Saralyn Dague, Sven de Jong, Tracy Depew, Tracie Duncan, Necol Dunson and Chartwells Dining Service, James Farwell, Kathy Furbee, Mike Hughes, Gary Kappel, Stephanie Kappel, Joe Lovano, Karen McFadden, Kos Mouratidis, Dan Phillips, Anju Ramjee, Lisa Reilly, Roni Reynolds, Becky Rose, Brian Rose, Melanee Sinclair, Mike Summey, Heather Taylor, Traci Tuttle, Carol Tyler and Tim Weaver.

Fall semester’s Starlight Breakfast is slated for December 9 at 9 p.m., and next spring’s MoonBeam Breakfast will be held on May 10 at 9 p.m.

Bethany Announces 2009 Online Summer Courses
The Summer 2009 OCICU Online Course listing is now available on the Bethany College website at this address:

Degree seeking Bethany College students may earn a maximum of 12 online OCICU credits toward their degree requirements. The cost for each credit is $325 and unless otherwise indicated, all courses are three credits.

For additional information, please send your questions to: sdoty@bethanywv.edu.

Bethany College Summer Camp Schedule Announced
Bethany College has four camps returning this summer and an additional two camps added into the schedule.

Camp Canyon will hold three sessions this summer:

Session 1
June 21 - 27

Session 2
June 28 - July 17

Session 3
July 19 - August 7

For more information on Camp Canyon please visit www.campcanyon.com.

The Bethany College Basketball Camp will be run by the Head Men's Basketball Coach Michael Summey and Assistant Coach Matt Drahos. The co-ed camp will run from June 21-25, 2009 and welcomes campers ages 7-15 year olds, both commuters and residential.

BLAST or the Bethany Leadership for Student Training Academy will return for its second year from June 21-24, 2009.

New Assistant Football Coach Bill Struble, a veteran camp director, will bring a football camp to Bethany College the week of July 5th, 2009.

The Bethany College Soccer Camps continue for the third year with the high school boys week ages 13-17 from July 19 – 23, 2009. The high school girls week will be on campus from July 24 – 26, 2009.

Along with the West Virginia Governor's Honors Academy returning, Bethany College will host high school band and sports camps, youth retreats, adult conferences and educational programs over the summer months. For more information or brochures on all Bethany College Summer Camps or for group camp availability please email Saralyn Dague at sdague@bethanywv.edu.

Save the Date! Family Weekend Set for September
Attention parents and family members of Bethany College students! Please save the date and make plans to join us on campus for Family Weekend, set to begin on Friday, September 18, 2009. Many activities are being planned. More details will be provided in future issues of the Old Main Journal.

Alumni News
Kaye Hearn ’72 Elected to South Carolina Supreme Court
Bethany graduate Kay Hearn ’72 is now the second woman to be elected to the South Carolina Supreme Court. Hearn currently serves as the first female chief judge of the nine-member S.C. Court of Appeals.

After earning her undergraduate degree from Bethany, Hearn went on to graduate from the USC School of Law in 1977 and earned her master of laws degree from the University of Virginia in 1998. Hearns has served as an instructor with the Charleston School of Law. In addition, she is the former president of the National Council of Chief Judges of Courts of Appeal and a former judge for the S.C. Family Court.

For more on the story, visit www.thestate.com/154/story/785432.html?storylink=omni_popular.

Director of Alumni & Parent Relations Completes Leadership Program
Michele Gockstetter Rejonis '94, Bethany's Director of Alumni & Parent Relations, recently completed the Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Wheeling Program. The program is designed to expand the leadership potential of individuals chosen from all sectors of the Wheeling Metropolitan Area. Participants were selected through an application and review process. Program participants learned about the history of the Ohio Valley, entrepreneurial achievement, community involvement, local economic development and government and financial planning.

Homecoming 2009 Schedule Announced
October 9-10, 2009
Friday, October 9         Saturday, October 10 

Golf Scramble

8:30 a.m.

       Allison's Run

8:30 a.m.

Tailgate/Tent Set-up

Noon - 3 p.m.

       Alumni DJ Shows

9 a.m. - noon
2 - 5 p.m.

Women's Tennis vs. W&J

4 p.m.

       Homecoming Parade

11:45 a.m.

Men's Soccer vs. Thomas More

4:30 p.m.

       Football vs. Thiel

2 p.m.

Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner

6 p.m.

       Concert in Tailgate Area

5 p.m.

Women's Soccer vs. Thomas More

6:45 p.m.

       Donor Recognition Reception

6:30 - 8 p.m.

Art Show Reception/DJ Reunion

8 - 10 p.m.

       Entertainment TBD

8:30 p.m.

Bethany Launches Twitter Time with President, Vice President
Follow Bethany President Scott D. Miller and Vice President for Institutional Advancement Sven de Jong on Twitter at twitter.com. Get an inside glimpse into what takes place on a daily basis at Bethany College. Follow Dr. Miller by selecting BethanyCollege1, and follow Sven de Jong by selecting BethanyCollege2. You might be surprised by all that occurs on “The Banks of the Old Buffalo.”

Regional Alumni Receptions
Baltimore, Md.
Join Bethany Alumni and Friends at a reception with President Dr. Scott D. Miller on Thursday, June 11. The gathering will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at Gertrude’s Restaurant inside the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD. The event is being hosted by George ’78 & Patricia Davis.

New York, N.Y.
Join Bethany Alumni and Friends at a reception with President Dr. Scott D. Miller on Thursday, June 25. The gathering will be hosted at the residence of Dr. Linda Donelle Lewis '61 and Mr. Gary Gambuti from 5 to 7 p.m. R.S.V.P. by June 15, 2009.

For more information or to register, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 304-829-7411 or via e-mail at alumni@bethanywv.edu.

Bison Athletics
Bison Season Ends to Centenary in ECAC's
The Bethany softball team had their season come to an end Sunday with a 7-6 loss in eight innings to Centenary (N.J.) College on the second day of the ECAC South Region Tournament at Juniata (Pa.) College.  

Bethany's Dillinger Named Second Team All-PAC
Bethany sophomore centerfielder Tyler Dillinger (McKeesport, PA/McKeesport) was named Second Team All-PAC when the league office announced the all-conference teams Tuesday.

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


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